The D5000 is a digital SLR camera with a 12.3-megapixel sensor and High Definition video.
It has a 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD, Nikon’s D-Movie Mode and expanded automatic Scene Modes
The D5000’s D-Movie Mode allows users to record HD movie clips (1280 x 720) at a cinematic 24 frames per second with sound. The D5000 uses SD or SDHC memory cards.
The D5000’s normal ISO range extends from ISO 200 to 3200. Additionally, the D5000’s ISO range can be expanded to a Lo 1 setting of ISO 100 or a Hi 1 setting of ISO 6400.
The D5000 has 11-point auto focus with Scene Recognition System with Face Detection. The camera is rated for four frames per second. The new D5000 also features the Integrated Dust Reduction System, which offers both an electronic sensor cleaning when the camera is powered on and/or off and the Airflow Control System, which directs dust away from the sensor with every snap of the shutter. These functions work to clear image-degrading dust from the sensor’s optical low-pass filter, helping to ensure spot-free images. In addition, the D5000 features a Quiet Release Mode.
Price and Availability
The D5000 outfit, which includes the AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens, will be available at Nikon Authorized dealers beginning in late April 2009 at an estimated selling price of $849.95.** For consumers who want to configure their D5000 system or for photographers who need an additional D-SLR body for an existing system, the D5000 will also be offered as a body only for an estimated selling price of $729.95.** For more information, please visit www.nikonusa.com.