Nikon D5000
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Based on 62 reviews

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  • Great for beginners
  • Good quality photos
  • Easy to use and navigate menus
  • Backward compatibility with older Nikon cameras
  • Continuous burst speed up to four frames per second

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Camera for wildlife/landscape photography
nikon d5000. its the one i upgraded to for exactly this and it works amazing.
D5k Doesn't Disappoint
I've been using the D5000 for 2 months now. Two areas impress me the most: exposure accuracy and backward compatibility. Love the control over exposure options though sometimes navigating menus is tough outside in below freezing temps wearing gloves. Got the 18-55 and 55-200 VRs right off the bat, w...
5/5
JimSaid
13 years ago
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Nikon D5000 - First Impression Video
As well live view, high-definition, movie and 19 scene modes for different situations, definitely all the features that you need for painless photography as well as features there for you to take up to a higher level.
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DigitalRev TV
3 months ago
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Denon D7200, worth it next to the TH-X00/TH-900 ?
I moved to the D5200 from the D5000. It beats them in every aspect.
Nikon D5000 the amateur's cure.
I recently purchased (June 6,2010) the Nikon D5000 and have already taken about 500 plus pictures with it. I have for years(the last two) used a Canon Rebel XTi, all with severe disappointment. Not that Canon makes a bad product, it's just that this model didn't hold up to the Canon standard and was...
5/5
Thomas J. Gondek
12 years ago
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Nikon D5000 review
This camera features great image, quality, high-definition movie, recording and a fully articulated screen on the back that allows you to shooter and neutral angles with ease the user. Interface is also very easy to use if you're a beginner. If this is your first DSLR, this camera will guide you through the options and make things a lot easier for
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Gordon Laing
3 months ago
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I wanted to try to connect an external microphone to my D5000. I know it doesn’t have a mic jack, so I was looking to buy a mini usb to mic jack adapter. I bought one, but it doesn’t connect to any of these ports. Does anybody know where I can find an adapter that can connect to any of these ports?
The d5000 has super bad video recording, and the audio captured is even worse quality. Plug an external mic into your phone and sync it to the video in post and you'll have quality several times better than the camera could ever manage.
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CubitsTNE
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great camera
Afer much research and being partial to Nikon from the old film days with a number of bodies and lenses from them, I went with the D5000 over the Canon and some others. I like this camera. It is more complicated than I realized but then again I am making the transition from film-takes me a long time...
5/5
John R. H.
12 years ago
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My first DSLR, and I'm very impressed
Compared to the D3100, which I also considered: - this has the remote feature which was essential to me (astro-photography with a telescope) - But if you opt for the Nikon Camera Control Pro software that is really the best option. - this has the Vari-angle LCD, which is handy - this has several 'sc...
5/5
AndyB
12 years ago
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Is a Nikon D5000 (from around 2010) still a "good" camera?
If you're just taking pictures of family, maybe go on a hike or two, go to the beach, then the D5000 will be perfect. It's relatively compact and lightweight, and inexpensive. And 12 MP's, while not incredible, is enough to take darn good photos!.
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agent_max_the_mick
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Specs

Model Name

Nikon D5000

Brand

Nikon

Form Factor

Compact SLR

Skill Level

Professional