Nikon D5000 DSLR

The Nikon D5000 has been announced. The D5000 is an upper-entry-level DSLR camera that sits in between the D60 and D90. It has a 12.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, live view and can record HD movies at a 720p resolution. The screen on the back can also swivel 180 degrees and tilt.

The camera has a sensitivity of ISO 200 to 3200 which can be extended from ISO 100 to ISO 6400 equivalent. With the 2.7 inch LCD being capable of rotating around and with it having Live View, it makes taking pictures that little bit easier in some situations. The D5000 has a HDMI output compatible with HD TV’s allowing you to playback direct from the camera on to your TV when needed. Other capture features are also included which are wide area, normal area, face detection and new subject tracking. The subject tracking feature is capable of locking on to an individual and if they move out of the cameras view and then back in they will still be kept in focus on the camera. 19 scene modes are included to help you capture the right type of photos for the type of scene you are shooting in.

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The Nikon D5000 costs $849 with a 18-55 VR kit lens.

Nikon D5000 Features

* 23.6 x 15.8 mm CMOS sensor
* 12.9 million total pixels
* 12.3 million effective pixels
* Supports high ISO sensitivities
* Nikon DX-format sized CMOS sensor
* Airflow control system
* Image Sensor Cleaning
* Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image processor Nikon EXPEED
A/D conversion 12 bit
* 4,288 x 2,848 (L)
* 3,216 x 2,136 (M)
* 2,144 x 1,424 (S)
* NEF (compressed RAW)
* JPEG: Fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression
* NEF (RAW) + JPEG (any size)
* AVI Motion-JPEG
* File format AVI (Motion-JPEG)
* Image size (pixels) 1280 x 720; 24fps, 640 x 424; 24 fps, 320 x 216; 24 fps
* Audio: Monaural on/off selection
* Exposure: Determined with matrix metering utilizing output from the image sensor
* Exposure lock available
* Exposure compensation available in P, S, A, M modes
* Maximum single clip length: 1280×720/ 5 minutes, others 20 minutes
* Nikon F mount with AF contacts
* Approx. 1.5x lens focal length (Nikon DX format)
* AF-S, AF-I
* Other Type G or D AF Nikkor
* Other AF Nikkor/AI-P Nikkor
* Type D PC Nikkor
* Non-CPU
* IX Nikkor/AF Nikkor for F3AF
– All functions supported
– All functions supported except autofocus
– All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
– All functions supported except some shooting modes
– Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
– Cannot be used
* 11 focus points (1 cross-type sensors)
* Multi-CAM 1000
* AF working range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, normal temperature)
* Contrast Detect in Live View mode
Lens Servo * Single Servo (AF-S)
* Continuous Servo (AF-C)
* Automated selection of AF-S or AF-C, (AF-A)
* Focus Tracking automatically activated by subject’s status in (AF-A)
* Manual focus [M], Electronic range finding supported
* Single point from 11 focus points
* Center point narrow or wide zone
* Liveview (Tripod mode): Contrast AF on a desired point anywhere within frame
* Single point AF
* Dynamic Area AF
* Automatic-area AF
* 3D Tracking AF (11 points)

Via: DPReview



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