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The Nikon D5000 Digital SLR CameraNikon D5000

The D5000 has innovative Vari-angle monitor, outstanding image quality and digital SLR movie function

The List price for the Nikon D5000 is $799.99. But you can get it for a lot cheaper than that if you shop around. We've saved you some of that hassle. The prices below are for the Nikon D5000 Black 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens, 720p HD movie mode, 2.7" Vari-angle color LiveView LCD monitor; plus some body only prices and kits prices for comparison.

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Nikon's description of the D5000

  • New 2.7-in. 230k-dot Vari-angle monitor swings down approximately 90° and rotates 180°
  • Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor with 12.3 effective megapixels and Integrated Dust Reduction System
  • D-SLR movie function: D-Movie, selectable from 320 x 216 pixels, 640 x 424 pixels or 1,280 x 720 pixels in AVI format
  • Specially designed EXPEED image processing system
  • One-touch access to Live View, which includes face priority AF and subject tracking
  • 19 Scene Modes that automatically adjust exposure, image processing, Active D-Lighting and other settings for superior image quality
  • Active D-Lighting for smooth tone reproduction in high-contrast environments
  • Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module featuring 11 AF points provides fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame
  • Scene Recognition System, utilizing 420-pixel RGB sensor, improves autofocus, auto exposure and auto white balance performance and is also integrated with the Face Detection System
  • Picture Control System offers Portrait and Landscape options for more vibrant customized colors
  • Extensive palette of in-camera Retouch Menus including several new retouch options such as Soft Filter and Color Outline
  • Incredibly low-noise performance throughout a wide sensitivity range of ISO 200 to 3200; can be set to ISO 100 and ISO 6400 equivalents
  • Viewfinder with approx. 95% frame coverage and an easy-to-view 17.9 mm eyepoint (at -1.0 m-1)
  • Up to 4 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-in pop-up flash with Nikon's original i-TTL flash control
  • Highly efficient energy-saving design that allows approx. 510 images on a single charge of the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9a (CIPA standard, with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and flash fired at full power once every other shot.)
  • Compatible with HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) output
  • Included Nikon ViewNX software makes browsing and organizing your images easy
  • Optional photo-editing software Capture NX 2 allows quick and easy photo editing
  • Lightweight compact body