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Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000 The Nikon D5000 is an upper entry level DSLR cam Read more

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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Suze12972, Walmart
5 July 2012
  • Summary: over priced...must order extra lenses to photograph close ups
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

sensibill, DP Review
16 June 2012
  • Excerpt: The D5000 really delivered on so many levels - DR rich, great control of noise at higher ISO, solid long exposure performance and it introduced the swivel screen to that range of Nikon DSLRs. Also pretty quick, although LV mode was lacking for AF and was more of a novelty than anything, something that flew in the face of that flip out LCD. PROS: - Fast performance, DR and IQ on par with the more pricey D90. - Swivel LCD allows great flexibility with composing.
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Overall 6
6.0

"my comments are on the video review, not the camera"

musket3, CNET
3 October 2010
  • Pros: This reviewer never mentions whether this camera has a penta mirror or a penta prism. Big difference in the viewfinder of cameras that have a mirror system, lower brightness being the biggest problem. Prism finders are much better.
  • Cons: See my summary for the rest of my comments
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Overall 6
6.0

"It works, built to a price."

johnfalky, CNET
17 July 2010
  • Pros: Good feature sets, excellent image quality, good low light performance, better than a D80 in terms of metering. Self-cleaning mirror, Excellent battery life. Comes with Nikon software. Easy to operate. Excellent printed manuals.
  • Cons: No internal focus motor. Built like a Fisher-Price toy, very clunky and cheap and noisy. Video is fun, but I don't see as of much value except in emergencies or some record keeping. USB connection cable has non-standard connector to the camera.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Camera with a Hot Pixel Problem

Michael P. Kukielka "BORG", Amazon
13 December 2009
  • Summary: Other reviewers have done an excellent job reviewing the features so I would simply like to caution buyers about a problem they should keep an eye out for. I'm a loyal Nikon buyer, making the D5000 my 3rd camera after the D50 and D60. This will be the first Nikon I will have to return due to a significant "Hot Pixel" issue.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Cam

TestmasterGer, Ritz Camera
20 April 2009
  • Conclusion: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use
  • Cons: Flimsy Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

Bittersweet

dwgarber, epinions.com
28 May 2002
  • Summary: It's a great toy, but if you want to take serious pictures, buy something else.
  • Pros: Great picture quality; simple to use
  • Cons: Really poor performance for the price
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Durability 6
6.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Bargain basement SLR?

JLRphotog..., Ciao
15 May 2013
  • Excerpt: "...a professional photographer and the Nikon D5000 is not a professional level camera. That said I always like having 'new' equipment to fiddle with and recently the opportunity came up for me to get a second hand one of these (complete with 18-55mm kit lens) for an incredibly low price - I won't bother telling you how much as it's far lower than they sell for on the open market, so a bit of pointless information, suffice to say though it was too good ...
  • Pros: lightweight for an SLR, easy to use, has video, swivel screen, fairly cheap to pick up used
  • Cons: screen swivels from base, not brilliant at high ISO, no motor drive, can underexpose on auto
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Overall 6
6.0

Nikon D5000: Bargain basement SLR?

Huomenna, Dooyoo
26 March 2013
  • Summary: As most of you know I'm a professional photographer and the Nikon D5000 is not a professional level camera. That said I always like having 'new' equipment to fiddle with and recently the opportunity came up for me to get a second hand one of these (complete with 18-55mm kit lens) for an incredibly low price - I won't bother telling you how much as it's far lower than they sell for on the open market, so a bit of pointless information, suffice to say though it was too...
  • Pros: lightweight for an SLR, easy to use, has video, swivel screen, fairly cheap to pick up used
  • Cons: screen swivels from base, not brilliant at high ISO, no motor drive, can underexpose on auto
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Overall 6
6.0

The D5000

tebster, Camerasdirect
9 November 2010
  • Excerpt: The D5000 takes a bit of a different step to the previous digital SLRs from the Japanese brand. From the front the camera looks the same as older models like the D60, but cast your eye around to the back of the unit and things begin to look a little different. The first thing you'll no doubt notice is the 2.7-inch LCD screen, which pops out (more on this later), and the button configuration has been tweaked slightly from older models.
  • Pros: High quality, Durable
  • Cons: Difficult to Use
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