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Nikon D5000

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A multi award winning and fully featured 12.3 megapixel camera
SLR 12.3MP CMOS Black Nov 2012
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Nikon D5000 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Nikon D5000 number 332 across all digital cameras.
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87 Reviews + 22 Awards
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50
Good Features
Overall Score
44
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 45?

It has very good expert reviews and not bad user reviews with an average overall rating of 100%, based on 87 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report superior product quality, good technical features and picture quality.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in flash
Has an image stabilizer
Quite low megapixel
Only 4288 x 2848 pixels image resolution

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How Big is the Nikon D5000?

The Nikon D5000 is 127mm wide and 80mm tall. It is 104mm deep and weighs 560g.

Nikon D5000 front dimensions

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Nikon D5000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

22 Industry Awards

This camera has received 22 awards from experts in digital cameras.

The writers at review websites Alphr.com, Photozone.de, Trusted Reviews and Igizmo.co.uk all recommend this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at review sites Macworld.co.uk, Wired.com and Laptopmag.com all thought that this camera was exceptional and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at websites Digitalartsonline.co.uk, Lydogbilde.no and Good Gear Guide.com.au all said that this Nikon camera would make a great purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

This digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by websites PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and Camera Labs all of whom decided that this camera was very good.

This camera was given a "Gold" award by both review sites Insidehardware.it and Buy-N-Shoot.com, both of which thought that this Nikon digital camera was fantastic.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 82 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and CNET.com the average expert rating of this Nikon camera is 85 out of 100. That puts this camera in the top 15% of all the digital cameras.

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Nikon Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 31,432 owner and expert reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Two people reckoned that it was good quality.

  • Great photo quality for the money…
    Cnet.com May 2009
  • Video quality is excellent, although as with stills it’s heavily influenced by whatever lens you mount on the camera…
    Stuff.tv July 2009

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Two customers thought the Nikon D5000 had good features.

  • You get a good set of features, lots of automation…
  • We love it when the features that make gadgets great trickle down into less expensive products…
    Laptopmag.com September 2009

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Three people agreed that the product was able to produce good images.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Three customers who reviewed it thought it was easy to use.

  • You get a good set of features, lots of automation and plenty of manual control for the more adventurous…
  • The handy…
    Photozone.de September 2009
  • Inexperienced photographers should find it simple to use…
    Techworld.com April 2009

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good for video recording.

  • Freshly captured movies look like faded old film…
    Wired.com October 2009
  • Video quality is excellent, although as with stills it’s heavily influenced by whatever lens you mount on the camera…
    Stuff.tv July 2009

Features

Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 12.3 megapixels, the Nikon D5000 has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other cameras. The average megapixel of digital cameras is 16MP.

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Only 4288 X 2848 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon D5000 has a 4288 x 2848 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Cameras maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Heavy

With a weight of 560 grams, the Nikon D5000 is one of the heavier digital cameras amongst digital cameras of this age. Cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon D5000 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Nikon D5000 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D5000 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon D5000 features calendar. Most of the other cameras also feature calendar.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D5000 supports live view, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Album Organization

The Nikon D5000 features album organization, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.6, the Nikon D5000 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras range from 1.8 to 130.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon D5000 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the cameras the display resolutions (numeric) range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Nikon D5000 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 5.8 times zoom factor, the Nikon D5000 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of cameras is 0.17m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 5m. At 0.4 meters, the Nikon D5000 has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon D5000 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras also support video capability.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D5000 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Nikon camera has been on the market since November 2012.


Value for Money

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Product Identifiers

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Nikon D5000

Hugely better user reviews
50% higher megapixel
$9 More Expensive
$398 Cheaper
Considerably better user reviews
A little better expert reviews
21 less awards
User reviews are hugely better
Vastly larger maximum aperture number
A lot higher megapixel
Significantly lower display resolution (numeric)

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