Summary: The D5000 is another compact DSLR camera from Nikon with quality and performance lying between D60 and D90. With its easy control system and twist and swivel screen, high quality images can be captured and HD videos can be recorded.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,...
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 wit...
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 resul...
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.
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.
Summary: Nikon takes on the Canon EOS 500D with a raft of new features and the best Live View system yet
Pros: Compact body, Intuitive interface, Excellent AF/metering/White balance, Very capable 11-point AF system Nikon's best Live View yet, Includes face detection AF, 720p 'HD' video can be handy
Cons: Simplified ergonomics, Slow Contrast-detection AF in Live View, Struggles with backlit subjects, Inbuilt microphone is over-sensitive to sounds of camera handling, No AF in video mode, Currently rather pricey
Conclusion: Over het algemeen genomen zijn we uiterst tevreden met de Nikon D5000. Een dergelijke DSLR camera, bestemd voor een brede doelgroep, laat zien dat kwaliteit en een aantrekkelijke adviesprijs hand in hand kunnen gaan.
Excerpt: Avouons-le, nous ne ferons pas la fine bouche devant ce dernier venu de chez Nikon qu'est le Nikon D5000. La raison est assez simple : ce Nikon D5000 reprend le capteur du D300 dont tout le monde a loué la qualité, dans un boîtier assez trapu qui plaira à ceux qui n'aiment pas forcément les reflex...
Pros: Qualité du capteur, Ecran orientable, Vidéo
Cons: L'absence de motorisation interne pour l'AF, Une bizarrerie : pas de prise pour une télécommandexemple, Les limitations de la vidéo : la plus contraignante étant la limitation du temps des séquences, puisqu'on retrouve les autres limitations chez la concurrence (sauf Panasonic)