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.

The Specs

Battery Information
Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Number of Batteries Supported 1
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.70 "
Effective Camera Resolution 12.3 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/4000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 30 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number 25454
UPC Code 018208254545
Brand Name Nikon
Product Name D5000 Digital SLR Camera
Marketing Information

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.

Product Model D5000
Product Type Digital SLR Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 4288 x 2848
Lens
Optical Zoom 3.1 x
Aperture Range f/3.5 to 5.6
Image Stabilization Optical
Autofocus Points 11
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Minimum Focus Distance 11.02
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • D5000 Digital SLR Camera
  • AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens
  • EN-EL9a Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
  • MH-23 Quick Charger
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • DK-24 Rubber Eyecup
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable
  • AN-DC3 Camera Strap
  • Body Cap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • CD-ROM
Physical Characteristics
Camera Assembly Body with Lens Kit
Height 4.1"
Width 5"
Depth 3.1"
Weight (Approximate) 19.84 oz
Video
Video Formats AVI
Maximum Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Maximum Frame Rate 24 fps
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type SLR
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year

Performance

Performance (New)
Exposure Good
Color Good
Sharpness Good
Distortion Good
Performance
Image Quality, Distortion--Noise 77.1
Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 60.3
Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 50.6
Image Quality Score Very Good
Image Quality, Distortion 69.2
Image Quality, Distortion--Sharp Interpolation 62.1
Image Quality, Exposure 53.5
Image Quality, Sharpness 51.9
Image Quality, Color--Auto 57.5
Image Quality, Overall 54.7
Image Quality, Color--Adjusted 54.9
Image Quality, Color 56.2
Image Quality, Distortion--Noise Reduction 74.3