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Nikon D5000

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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D5000

PC Magazine
29 December 2009
  • Conclusion: Nikon's HD-capable D5000 D-SLR offers outstanding image quality and robust features for its under-$1,000 price.
  • Pros: Excellent value. Stellar image quality. HD video capture. LCD screen rotates and swivels. HDMI out.
  • Cons: Can't automatically refocus when shooting video. No microphone input. Low-res screen compared with competition. Proprietary USB port.
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

DP Review
1 December 2009
  • Summary: The D5000 takes the D3000's ease of use and sprinkles in some of the D90's more advanced features to create a user-friendly but surprisingly sophisticated photography tool. It may not be that pretty, but it handles well and produces reliably good results without the need for much user intervention, yet has plenty to offer the more serious user, too.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, Good tonal response and dynamic range, Very impressive high ISO performance, Easy-to-use control system, Feels very fast and responsive in use, Twist and swivel screen useful for certain shooting types, Useful in-camera RAW processing option, Good viewfinder for class with optional composition grid, Excellent degree of customization (reversible dial and meter ease transition from other systems), Fast Autofocus with useful control options, Auto...
  • Cons: Control system rather dependant on multiple button presses, Contrast detect AF so slow it's useless for most types of photography (which is often the case on DSLRs), No built-in AF motor restricts lens choice (though most popular lenses do work), Default JPEG output soft (shoot RAW for best results), Moderate screen resolution (and too reflective in bright light), Video capability rather limited, No mass storage USB support
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Overall 7
7.0

Nikon D5000

CNET
19 November 2009
  • Summary: Though it falls short in its design, the Nikon D5000 delivers a nice feature set, speedy performance, and great photo quality for the money.
  • Pros: Very good photo quality; fast; video capture; articulated LCD; nice kit lens.
  • Cons: Small, dim viewfinder; middling video quality; too easy to accidentally change focus points.
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Overall 10
10
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
18 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Nikon D5000 SLR camera for the amateur photographer The Nikon D5000 is an interesting digital SLR camera for novices and amateur photographers. This camera is the start of a new segment within Nikon's assortment. The D5000 looks a lot like the D90; yet it also inherited features from the entry-level model; the D60. The Nikon D5000 is a combination of two DSLR cameras and the perfect answer to the DSLR camera of its rivals.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D5000 digital SLR

MacNN
17 July 2009
  • Excerpt: The Good Swiveling LCD. Compact design; a good beginner/travel camera. Good image quality and ISO levels. Relatively fast 4FPS burst shooting. Inexpensive for HD video. The Bad A bit too small; buttons crowded and reduced. Dark viewfinder, no top-mounted LCD. HD video still exhibits "wobble." Reduced options for remote flashes. I have been shooting with Nikons for my entire professional career.
  • Pros: Swiveling LCD., Compact design; a good beginner/travel camera., Good image quality and ISO levels., Relatively fast 4FPS burst shooting., Inexpensive for HD video.
  • Cons: A bit too small; buttons crowded and reduced., Dark viewfinder, no top-mounted LCD., HD video still exhibits "wobble.", Reduced options for remote flashes.
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Overall 8
8.2
Value for money 8
8.0
Functionality 8
8.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Appearance 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Nikon D5000 DSLR Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
27 June 2009
  • Conclusion: Aside from having two significant drawcards in high definition movie recording and an impressively agile vari-angle LCD screen, this unit performs solidly across the board and offers users a very comprehensive high-end entry-level DSLR package.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D5000 Review

Digitaltrends
18 June 2009
  • Conclusion: We have no problems recommending the Nikon D5000. That said, if you go this route, you might consider a different lens, such as the 18-105mm bundled with D90 . We found the D5000 3x kit lens to be wanting, and really were looking for some extra reach. Nikon DSLRs have a 1.5x digital factor, so the kit glass translates to 27-82.5mm; 27-157mm would’ve been very welcome.
  • Pros: Affordable 12MP D-SLR with HD video
  • Cons: Slow Live View, difficult movie focusing
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D5000 18-55 VR Kit review

expertreviews.co.uk
11 August 2009
  • Excerpt: The digital SLR market is busier than ever, with Canon, Olympus, Sony and now Nikon each offering three models under £1,000. The D5000 sits between the smaller, lighter and cheaper D60 and the pricier, bulkier, feature-packed D90. Its 4fps continuous shooting speed also nestles between the two. The D5000 inherits the D90's live view mode for composing shots on the screen.
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Overall 8
8.2
Value for money 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0

Nikon D5000 DSLR Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
12 June 2009
  • Excerpt: If you’ve been saving up to purchase a new camera that will take you gently from the compact realm in to the more advanced world of digital SLR, or you’re wanting to upgrade your current entry-level DSLR to something more capable and current, Nikon’s D5000 may well be the camera you are looking for. This latest member of Nikon’s DX-format DSLR units slips in between the D60 and D90 models despite the name...
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Picture quality 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Nikon D5000

digicambuyer.co.uk
9 June 2009
  • Conclusion: The D5000 is a versatile DSLR that's well suited to photographers who perhaps want to retain the flexibility offered by a compact when they upgrade
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