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Nikon D5000

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A multi award winning and good spec SLR camera, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 19 further awards from other expert sites
SLR 12.3MP 11.1x 4288 X 2848 Pixels Apr 2009
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Nikon D5000 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Nikon D5000 number 738 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
82 Reviews + 22 Awards
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Features
Good Features
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Age
8 Years Old
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 85%, based on 82 reviews. This digital camera has received 22 awards including a "Recommended" award from Alphr.com plus three other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Macworld.co.uk plus two other sites. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report excellent product quality, superior technical features and good picture quality.
The D5000 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Live view and d-movie
Superior image quality - 12.3 megapixels and wide ISO range
Extensive in-camera retouch menu
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4288 x 2848 pixels image resolution

Nikon D5000 Video Reviews

Nikon D5000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

22 Industry Awards

This digital camera is one of the most awarded of all the digital cameras.

The experts at websites Alphr.com, Photozone.de, Trusted Reviews and Igizmo.co.uk all concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This Nikon camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites Macworld.co.uk, Wired.com and Laptopmag.com all of whom concluded that this digital camera was excellent.

This camera was given a "Best Buy" award by websites Digitalartsonline.co.uk, Lydogbilde.no and Good Gear Guide.com.au all of whom decided that this digital camera would make a great purchase.

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

Two more expert review sites both concluded that this camera was exceptional and gave it one of their highest awards. This was from Insidehardware.it and Buy-n-shoot.com who gave it an "Gold".

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 82 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera and CNET.com the average expert rating of this Nikon camera is 85%. Experts think this digital camera is one of the better cameras.

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Nikon Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 41,167 owner and expert reviews (including 10,836 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Two owners considered that it was good quality.

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

Users Report Good Technical Features

Two owners wrote in their reviews that 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 owners wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Three people said that it was easy to use.

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

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

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

Age

Released Over Eight Years Ago

Nikon released the D5000 in April 2009.

Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Nikon lens range

Lower Than Average Megapixels

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Nikon D5000 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 highest image resolution of the Nikon D5000 is 4288 x 2848 pixels. That's 23% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 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 highest video resolution of the Nikon D5000 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the best resolution is 3840 x 3840 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Nikon D5000's maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 60% of all digital cameras when sorted 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 Nikon D5000's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is slower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is slower than 81% of all cameras when ranked 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 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The weight of the Nikon D5000 of 560g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 86% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D5000 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 79% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon D5000 supports video capability, unlike 67% of cameras which do not support video capability.

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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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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D5000 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that 89% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon D5000 has a tripod mount, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon D5000 does not support Full HD video. 76% of cameras also do not support Full HD video.

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Features Album Organization

The Nikon D5000 features album organization, unlike 95% of cameras which do not feature album organization.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon D5000 features calendar, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon D5000 has a vari-angle LCD display. 83% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Smaller Than Average Eye Relief

The Nikon D5000's eye relief of only 17.9mm is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 23% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest eye relief of digital cameras is 8mm, the biggest is 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon D5000's digital zoom of 5.8x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 77% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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4288 X 2848 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D5000 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 cameras. In addition, this 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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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

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

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D5000 has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 1", the largest is 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the Nikon D5000 of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 69% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Nikon D5000 of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 70% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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510 Battery Life

The Nikon D5000 is a digital camera that takes 510 shots battery life.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D5000 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D5000 supports live view, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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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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