Summary: You can trust Nikon’s cameras for one big reason: it doesn’t do anything else. Without camcorder, TV or mobile phone businesses to distract it, Nikon concentrates on churning out well-designed, well-made cameras that are all about image quality. Like this one.
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 Nikon D5000, I can understand the reason for the buzz.
My Nikon D5000 review shows that it is one of the best entry-level DSLR cameras I've had the chance to use. Much of the technology behind the D5000 is based on the Nikon D300 , which is a slightly older, much more expensive DSLR camera.
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
Excerpt: 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...
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.
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. For this price, it contains the same sensor and HD movie recording ability as the Nikon D90 in a more compact body, but costs about $150 less with the 18-55mm lens kit.
Pros: Excellent image quality, Strong low-light performance, Long battery life, Crisp HD video recording,
Cons: HD movie recording lacks auto focus, Mediocre still photo focus in Live View mode,
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. Like many of today’s new DSLRs, the D5000 borrows a great deal from a higher-end model in the range, in this case the D90, but repackages it in a more affordable form factor with at least one key advantage in its favour.
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: The latest addition to Nikon's extensive DSLR range is an intriguing one. Pitched above the entry-level D60 and below the enthusiasts' D90, this model is aimed at what Nikon describes as 'the hobbyist' – the photographer looking for a DSLR that's easy-to-use, small and light, but with a better specification than an entry-level model Handling & ease of use: As with the majority of cameras aimed at the amateur area of the market, the Nikon D5000 is a relatively small and...
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