Nikon D5000 Price in USA

Nikon D5000 Price in US

Because of the recent surge in sales of DSLR cameras, all of the major manufacturers have added bulked-up or stripped-down entry level models. In doing so, they have repositioned their product lines to ensure that anyone who is willing to put up with the size and weight of a DSLR will take a look at one of their models. Existing DSLR owners have been left with a sense of bewilderment as a result of the whole situation, asking questions such as “why isn’t there a direct replacement for my camera?” However, as a direct result of the situation, there are now many more appealing and affordable cameras on the market that are just waiting to attract first-time DSLR owners.

Nikon D5000 Price in USA

The D5000 is Nikon’s newest baby DSLR, and it was released amid this whirlwind of digital single-lens reflex camera competition. Recent efforts by Nikon to simplify and reduce costs for their products have resulted in a great deal of uncertainty. The autofocus motor was removed from the D40, D40X, and D60, making the cameras more compact and affordable, but also reducing the number of lenses that could be autofocused with the camera. In spite of the widespread criticism that this decision received, the cameras were a huge commercial success, which prompted the main third-party lens manufacturers to develop baby-Nikon-specific versions of their most popular low-cost lenses. On the other hand, it would appear that Nikon has once more come to the conclusion that merely changing models is not the most effective method to respond to the market. Therefore, we have a camera that appears to legitimately sit above the D60 (rather than continuing in parallel till the stock runs out), and below the D90 in terms of price. The D5000, much like the other baby Nikons, does not have an autofocus motor incorporated into the body of the camera, but it does get an LCD that can tilt and swivel.

The concept of a “upper-entry-level DSLR” (for lack of a better term), which sits below the “enthusiast” grade D90 (with its twin control dials, big battery, and pentaprism viewfinder), is not a particularly novel one. The Canon EOS 500D and the Olympus E-620 appear to cater to a market that is comparable to the one being addressed by the concept. What, then, does this new Nikon have to offer either the tech-savvy first-time buyer of a DSLR or the owner of an older entry-level model who is interested in greater capabilities but is hesitant to blindly follow the manufacturer’s “upgrade path”?

Nikon D5000 Specifications

Price (body only)• US: $ 729
• UK: £ 719
• EU: € 699
Price (with 18-55 VR)• US: $ 850
• UK: £ 799
• EU: € 799
Sensor• 23.6 x 15.8 mm Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor
• 12.9 million total pixels
• 12.3 million effective pixels
Dust Reduction System• Airflow control system
• Image Sensor Cleaning
• Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image processorNikon EXPEED
A/D conversion12 bit
Image sizes• 4,288 x 2,848 (L)
• 3,216 x 2,136 (M)
• 2,144 x 1,424 (S)
File formats• 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
Movie• 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
Lens mount• Nikon F mount with AF contacts
• Approx. 1.5x lens focal length (Nikon DX format)
Usable lenses• 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
Auto Focus• 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
• Manual focus [M], Electronic range finding supported
AF Servo Modes• 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)
Focus Point• Single point from 11 focus points
• Center point narrow or wide zone
• Live view: Contrast AF on user-selectable point anywhere within frame
AF Area Mode• Single point AF
• Dynamic Area AF
• Automatic-area AF
• 3D Tracking AF (11 points)
Focus LockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
AF assistAF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1.6-9.8 ft.)
Exposure modes• Program Auto [P] with flexible program
• Shutter-Priority Auto [S]
• Aperture-Priority Auto [A]
• Manual [M]
• Auto
• Advanced Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up, Night portrait, Night landscape, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Pet portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn colors, Food, Silhouette, High key, Low key)
MeteringTTL full-aperture exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
• 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses);
• Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to an 8 mm dia. circle in center of frame
• Spot: Meters approx. 3.5 mm dia. circle (about 2.5 % of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering range• 3D Color Matrix Metering: 0 to 20 EV
• Center-Weighted Metering: 0 to 20 EV
• Spot Metering: 2 to 20 EV
(At normal temperature (20°C/68°F), ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens)
Meter couplingCPU (not AI)
Exposure lockLocked using AE-L/AF-L button
Exposure bracketing• 3 frames
• Up to +/–2.0 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
• ADL (Active D-Lighting) bracketing: 2 frames (one with ADL, one without)
Exposure compen.• +/–5.0 EV
• 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Sensitivity• Default: ISO 200 – 3200 in 1/3 EV steps
• Boost: 100 – 6400 in 1/3 EV steps
Shutter• Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter
• 30 to 1/4000 sec (1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
• Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
• Bulb
• Time (optional Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 required)
• Tested to 100,000 exposures
Active D-LightingCan be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
White balance• Auto (Using main imaging sensor and 420-pixel metering CCD)
• Presets (12) with fine tuning
• Manual preset
• White balance bracketing (3 frames in increments of 1, 2 or 3)
Picture Control• Standard
• Neutral
• Vivid
• Monochrome
• Landscape
• Portrait
• Storage for up to nine custom Picture Controls
Image parameters• Sharpening: Auto, 10 levels
• Contrast: Auto, 7 levels
• Brightness: 3 levels
• Saturation: Auto, 7 levels
• Hue: 7 levels
• Quick Adjust; 5 levels
• High ISO Noise Reduction (High, Normal, Low, Off)
Color space• sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Viewfinder• Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
• Frame coverage Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
• Magnification Approx. 0.78x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m-1)
• Eyepoint 17.9 mm (–1.0 m-1)
• Diopter adjustment –1.7 to+1 m-1
Focusing screen• Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark V screen with focus frame
• Superimposed on-demand grid lines over the viewfinder display.
LCD monitor• 2.7 ” TFT LCD
• Approx. 230,000 dots
• 100% frame coverage
• Brightness adjustment
LCD Live view• Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face priority is selected)
• Face priority
• Wide area
• Normal area
• AF tracking
Shooting modes• Single frame
• Continuous 4 fps (at shutter speeds over 1/250. 67 Large Fine JPEG, 11 RAW)
• Self-Timer
• Delayed remote, quick response remote (optional Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 required for remote shooting)
• Quiet shooting (doesn’t re-cock shutter until shutter button is released)
Self-timer• 2, 5, 10, and 20 s
Flash• Auto pop-up type (auto pop up in Auto, Portrait, Child, Close-up, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Pet portrait modes)
• Manual pop-up in P,A,S,M and Food modes
• Guide number of 17/56 (ISO 200, m/ft.) or 18/59 with manual flash (ISO 200, m/ft.)
• Guide number of 12/39 (ISO 100 equiv, m/ft.) or 13/43 with manual flash (ISO 100 equiv, m/ft.)
• Sufficient to illuminate the picture angle of an 18mm lens
Flash control• TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 420-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400
• Auto aperture: Available with SB-900, SB-800 and CPU lens
• Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22s
• Range-priority manual: Available with SB-900 and SB-800
Flash Modes•Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye correction, reat curtain with slow sync.
Flash Accessory ShoeISO 518 standard-type hot shoe contact; Safety lock mechanism provided
Flash Sync TerminalNo
Flash compensation• -3 to +1 EV
• 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Creative Lighting System• Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-900, SB-800, or SU-800 as commander and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-R200 as remotes
Playback mode• Full-frame playback
• Movie playback
• Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback
• Playback zoom (image size L up to approx. 27x, M up to approx. 20x, S up to approx. 13x) When one or more faces (up to 10) were detected with shooting, the faces are enclosed in white borders. When playback zoom is applied, different faces can be displayed by rotating the sub-command dial.
• Slide show playback
• Pictmotion
• Histogram display
• Highlights display
• Auto image rotation
• Image comment (up to 36 characters)
Retouch functionsD-Lighting, red-eye correction, trim, monochrome, filter effects, color balance, small picture, image overlay, NEF (RAW) processing, quick retouch, straighten, distortion control, fisheye
LanguagesChinese (Simplified and Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Connectivity• USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) Mini-B connector
• PTP transfer protocol
• NTSC or PAL video output
• HDMI video out (version 1.3a, Type C mini connector provided)
• Remote control / GPS terminal
Storage• SD (Secure Digital) memory cards, SDHC-compliant
Power• Lithium-Ion EN-EL9a (Approx. 510 shots, CIPA)
• Included battery charger MH-23
• Optional AC adapter EH-5a with EP-5 connector
DimensionsApprox. 127 x 104 x 80 mm (5.0 x 4.1 x 3.1 in.)
Weight (no batt)Approx. 560 g (1 lb. 4 oz.) without battery, memory card, body cap, or monitor cover
Operating environmentTemperature: 0 – 40 °C / 32 – 104 °F, Humidity: under 85% (no condensation)
Box contentsRechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9e, Quick Charger MH-23, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio/Video Cable EG-CP14, Camera Strap AN-DC3, Eyepiece Cap DK-5, Rubber Eyecup DK-24, Body Cap BF-1A, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1, Software Suite CD-ROM (Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area)
Optional accessories• *Remote Cord MC-DC2, *GPS Unit GP-1, Photofinishing software Capture NX 2, AC Adapter EP-5/EH-5a, Magnifying Eyepiece DK-21M, Eyepiece Correction Lens DK-20C, Eyepiece Magnifier DG-2, Eyepiece Adapter DK-22, Right-Angle Viewing Attachment DR-6, Semi-soft Case CF-DC2, Wireless Remote Control ML-L3, Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15, Camera Control Pro 2
6.8Expert Score

The Nikon D5000 is a user-friendly yet surprisingly sophisticated piece of photographic equipment since it inherits the user-friendliness of the Nikon D3000 and adds some of the more advanced capabilities of the Nikon D90. It may not have a very pleasing appearance, but it is easy to use, and it generates consistently good results with a minimum of input from the user, while yet providing a wealth of options for more advanced users.

Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Image quality
  • Excellent image quality
  • A wide variety of dynamic expression and tone response
  • 720p HD video
  • Long life of the battery
  • A dedicated button that brings up in-menu support is included.
  • Option available while shooting to correct geometric distortion in JPEG images (though camera slows a little)
  • Features like as D-Lighting, Red-eye reduction, and distortion correction are included in the extensive editing options.
  • Customizable automatic sensitivity (ISO)
  • Command over the low-level noise reduction at high sensitivities
  • Mode for rapid-fire continuous shooting
  • Instead of requiring the flash to be turned on, it has an auto-focus assist light.
  • Configurable 'My Menu'
  • FUNC button that may be programmed and contains a helpful list of functions
  • Reliable metering that, when the subject is caught-out, will tend to underexpose the image.
  • Correction of chromatic aberration performed automatically
  • Quick to turn on and responsive when in use
  • Option for editing RAW images in-camera that can be helpful.
  • Screen that can swivel and rotate, which is beneficial for some kinds of shooting
  • A quality viewfinder for the classroom that also features an optional composition grid
  • Control interface that is simple to utilize
  • A very high level of personalization is possible (reversible dial and meter ease transition from other systems)
  • The operation is quite quick and responsive overall.
  • Quick autofocus coupled with practical adjustment possibilities
  • Exceptionally remarkable performance at high ISO
  • Control mechanism somewhat reliant on repeated button presses
  • Contrast detect autofocus that is so sluggish that it is ineffective for the majority of forms of photography (which is often the case on DSLRs)
  • The lack of an internal AF motor places limitations on lens choice (though most popular lenses do work)
  • Screen resolution that is around average (and too reflective in bright light)
  • A somewhat restricted capacity for video
  • JPEG output quality is soft by default (shoot RAW for best results)
  • Nothing to store in mass USB support


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