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Nikon D5000

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Nikon D5000

The Nikon D5000 is an upper entry level DSLR camera. Some of its features include 12.3 MP CMOS Sensor, live view, 720p movies and a 2.7 inch, 180 degree Tilt/Swivel LCD. It also includes features such as EXPEED high speed image processing, GPS compatibility, automatic built in pop up flash. Some of its additional features include Picture Control settings, D-movie, and Live view suited for video recording. Some of its additional specifications include 12.3 million effective pixels, suppor…

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Nikon D5000

The Nikon D5000 is an upper entry level DSLR camera. Some of its features include 12.3 MP CMOS Sensor, live view, 720p movies and a 2.7 inch, 180 degree Tilt/Swivel LCD. It also includes features such as EXPEED high speed image processing, GPS compatibility, automatic built in pop up flash. Some of its additional features include Picture Control settings, D-movie, and Live view suited for video recording. Some of its additional specifications include 12.3 million effective pixels, supporting high ISO sensitivities and utilizes the Nikon DX format sized CMOS Sensor.

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The Nikon D5000 is a replacement to the D40/D60 series. The details of the Nikon D5000 include a 12.3 MP sensor, 23.6 x 15.8 mm CMOS sensor, 12.9 million total pixels, 12.3 million effective pixels, and it supports high ISO sensitivities and Nikon DX format sized CMOS sensor. The Nikon D5000 has a 2.7 inch vari-angle LCD monitor that allows the user to take pictures from mostly any angle. The screen is flexible and can be turned around to position it the way the user wants to. It has been designed based on Nikon’s ergonomic design values and has a downward opening direction of the screen that allows the users to have a strong grip on its body. The Nikon D5000 enables shooting video clips, also enables the user getting creative with changing the lenses to provide different perspective while enhancing the images and videos. It also includes the Picture Control settings that can be adjusted even before taking the movie. The Nikon D5000 also provides users with D-Movie together with audio that captures movies in HD. It can be connected to compatible television screens and HDMI for connection. The Live View function button enables the user to monitor and make edit shots or the videos whilst viewing on the LCD monitor. The camera allows four shots while in still mode, wide area, normal area, face detection and new subject tracking. Besides this, it has the EXPEED high speed image processing system, 11 point AF system, Active D-Lighting, Picture control. In addition to this it allows users to view the pictures in batches of 72 shots, calendar view to separate the shots by time and date. It also displays a histogram for avid photographers. It also has a quiet shoot mode, built in pop up flash that is automatic and GPS compatibility.

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  • How will the D5000 do in low light?

    I'm looking for a dslr that is decent in low light. Specificly, takng photos of my daughter preforming on stage. Does anyone have experience with a similar situation and how the D5000 hadled it?

    Answered by Dortas 2009-08-11:

    I used D200, 300, 80, 50...but when I started to use D5000 I was so surprised! I do photos for events e.g. Belly Dance, Bollywood, Latin Dances, so a lot of moviments in low light, normal light, doesn't matter this camera works perfectly! Also is fast to capture any type movement. Please see my photos in orkut.com or facebook.com. ALso I covered all carnival parade in Rotterdam and I did not need to use any photoshop at all. Try D5000 you will enjoy it! Contact me if you wish at

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