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Nikon D5000

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SLR 12.3MP 11.1x 4288 X 2848 Pixels Apr 2009
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Used - Nikon D5000 12.3 MP Digital SLR Camera VR AF-S DX 18-55mm & IF ED 55-200mm Lens (Used)
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Nikon D5000 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Nikon D5000 number 509 across all digital cameras.
95
Reviews
81 Reviews + 22 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 85%, based on 81 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Nikon digital camera has some great features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Has a built-in flash
Live view and d-movie
Superior image quality - 12.3 megapixels and wide ISO range
Extensive in-camera retouch menu

Nikon D5000 Video Reviews

Nikon D5000 In-Depth Analysis

Value for Money

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Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR of only 12.3MP is in the lowest 23% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 4288 X 2848 Pixels Image Resolution

The D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR has a maximum image resolution of 4288 x 2848 pixels. That's 23% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 3840 pixels (best). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR's maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 53% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR of only 0.00025s is slower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is slower than 76% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

The D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR's weight of 560g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 14% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR has a shoe mounting point, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other digital cameras, the Nikon D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR does not support Full HD video. 76% of digital cameras also do not support Full HD video.

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Features Album Organization

The Nikon D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR features album organization. 95% of digital cameras do not feature album organization.

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Features Calendar

The D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR features calendar, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature calendar.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR features flash exposure compensation. 79% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR's digital zoom of 5.8x is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 77% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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4288 X 2848 Still Image Resolution

The D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR supports a maximum still image resolution of 4288 x 2848. That's over four times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this Nikon camera supports a still image resolution of 2144 x 1424. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR has a tripod mount. 73% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Has an HDMI Port

The D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras is 1", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Nikon D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR's display diagonal of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is smaller than 72% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 610,000 pixels. The D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is in the lowest 22% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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510 Battery Life

The D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a camera that takes 510 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR supports video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR supports live view, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not support live view.

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Smaller Than Average Eye Relief

The eye reliefs of digital cameras range from 8mm to 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm. The eye relief of the D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR of only 17.9mm is smaller than 77% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera. Hundreds of different lenses are available for Nikon SLRs ranging in magnification from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon d50002lenskit, nikon k9109900cr, nikon af70300mm, nikon w1855mm, nikon 1115a17, nikon f3556g, vba-240-k004, nikon f456g, 18105vr

Barcodes:

00018208097005, 00018208254521, 00018208854790, 00018208854806, 00018208865840, 00018208883677, 00018208883684, 00018208883691, 00018208916474, 00018208916511, 00180288547906, 00180288548064, 00182088836648, 00182088836778, 00182088836914, 00182089164740, 00182089165112, 00610074527343, 00689466829471, 02001742986001, 02001742988005, 02001926385002, 04019518026170, 08590977013735

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