Summary: The Nikon D5000 DSLR camera is a camera that generated a lot of buzz upon its release. After I had a chance to review the D5000, I can understand the reason for the buzz. My Nikon D5000 review shows that it is one of the best entry-level cameras I've had the chance to use.
Pros: Image quality is excellent, D5000 provides great mix of manual control and ease of use for a DSLR, LCD can twist and swivel away from the camera, Battery life is good for DSLR camera, Good collection of printed materials - quick start guide and user guide
Cons: Learning the function of each button could be time consuming, Autofocus can be slow, especially in low light, Experienced photographers will want more features, LCD could use more resolution
Summary: This article is a review of the Nikon D5000 DSLR camera. The Nikon D5000 is a 12.3 megapixel DX-format Nikon DSLR positioned in between the Nikon D60 and the Nikon D90. It provides the best of both worlds for its price point, and is ideally suited for the hobby/semi-professional photographer.
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.
Summary: While we still heartily recommend less expensive DSLRs to photog enthusiasts who don't want to spend more than $700 on a camera, we strongly encourage you to consider the value of the Nikon D5000.
Summary: The D5000 is the latest in a long line of impressive DSLRs from Nikon, delivering great image quality and a powerful feature-set that represents a significant upgrade over its predecessor, the D60.
Pros: Great image quality with low noise., Fully-articulated screen with Live View., 720p HD movie mode., 11-point AF and viewfinder guides.
Cons: No AF motor for older lenses., UI slow for experienced owners., Relatively small optical viewfinder., Screen hinged at bottom, not side.
Excerpt: A well-constructed model aimed at both hobbyists and family users, the D5000, with its 12.3 million effective pixels, does direct battle with Canon’s 500D. It’s also Nikon’s least expensive HD video contender, sitting below the D90, which was the first digital SLR to incorporate video alongside...
Pros: Class-leading results in low light; video alongside stills is a first for a digital SLR; fairly priced; kit lens is reasonably sharp and image-stabilized.
Cons: Video isn’t Full HD quality and sound is mono; recommended lens requires extra spend.
Excerpt: The D5000 is Nikon’s latest amateur dSLR, featuring a variable-angle LCD monitor to make the most of Live View. It offers functionality between Nikon’s entry-level D60 and D90 models, without being a direct successor to either.
Pros: High image quality, Variable-angle LCD monitor
Summary: Nikon's D5000 is an easy-to-use digital SLR. It's not a big camera, so it won't be too hard to carry on outdoor adventures and overseas trips — unless you also pack plenty of lenses and accessories. We recommend it for anyone who wants to make the leap from a compact camera to a digital SLR.
Pros: Excellent Live View implementation, useful scene modes and shooting hints, comfortable to use, fast shot-to-shot and burst mode performance
Cons: No dedicated aperture dial, no shortcut for ISO setting, videos were jumpy, no external microphone jack