At A Glance

This well-rounded model has tons of features, and a handy tilt-and swivel screen. But auto-mode images were middling.

Manufacturer’s Description

Compact and powerful, the D5000 is a remarkable blend of simplicity and advanced D-SLR capabilities with breathtaking 12.3-megapixel image quality. Coupled with Nikon's Expeed image processing and Nikkor optics, breathtaking picture quality is assured. Record 720p HD movie clips enhanced by Nikkor interchangeable lens quality and versatility.