Excerpt: The remote cord release is great for doing your own family portraits. Mount your camera on a tripod and attach the release. After you frame in your shot you can more easily concentrate on your subject and catch the perfect image.
Summary: This is the shutter release for the Nikon D5000. Defintiely check your specs because Nikon makes a couple and the first model I bought didn't work. This one works great. It is easy to use, eliminates any camera shake and is as responsive as the shutter release on the body of the camera. Excellent product.