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Nikon D5000 Black 12.3 MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

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  • CMOS 12.3 MP
  • 2.7" 230K Vari-Angle LCD
  • 1280 x 720
  • ISO 200 to 3200 in steps of 1/3 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 100 equivalent) below ISO 200, or to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1

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Package Type
Body Only

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size
23.6 x 15.8 mm
Gross Pixels
12.9 MP
Effective Pixels
12.3 MP
Dust Cleaning System
Image Sensor Cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 required)
4288 x 2848

White Balance

White Balance
Auto (TTL white-balance with main image sensor and 420-pixel RGB sensor); 12 manual modes with fine-tuning; preset manual white balance, white balance bracketing


Viewfinder Type
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Approx. 0.78 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1)
17.9 mm (-1.0 m-1)
Dioptric Adjustment
-1.7 to + 0.7 m-1
Focusing Screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark V with focus frame (framing grid can be displayed)

LCD Monitor

2.7" 230K Vari-Angle
LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustment


Focus Type
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
Focusing Modes
Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points) AF
AF Points
11 focus points (including 1 cross-type sensor) and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 1 ft. 8 in.–9 ft. 10 in. / 0.5–3 m)
Focus Lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (Single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button


Exposure Control
Auto modes (auto, auto [flash off]), Advanced Scene Modes, programmed auto with flexible program (P), shutter-priority auto (S), aperture-priority auto (A), manual (M)
Exposure Compensation
±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Metering System
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor

Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 200 to 3200 in steps of 1/3 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 100 equivalent) below ISO 200, or to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) over ISO 3200, ISO sensitivity auto control available


Shutter Type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed
1/4,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, Bulb, Time (with optional ML-L3 Remote Control)
Can be selected from 2, 5, 10, and 20 s duration


Flash Type
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye correction, and rear curtain with slow sync
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, SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400 (when combined with matrix metering or center-priority metering)
Auto aperture: Available with SB-900, SB-800, and CPU lenses
Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, or SB-22s
Range-priority manual: Available with SB-900 and SB-800
Flash Exposure Compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV

Drive System

Continuous Shooting Speed
up to 4 fps (manual focus, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, 1/250 s or faster shutter speed; other settings at default values and memory remaining in memory buffer)


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, and Low key
Live View Function
AF modes: Face priority AF, wide area AF, normal area AF, subject tracking AF
Focus: Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face priority or subject tracking AF is selected at the time of Live View shooting)
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, stop-motion movie playback, slide show, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)

Recording System

File Format
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif 2.21 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras), PictBridge
Image Type
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Recording Media
SD / SDHC Card


Movie Format
AVI (Motion-JPEG, with monaural sound)
Movie Recording
1280 x 720 @ 24 fps
640 x 424 @ 24 fps
320 x 216 @ 24 fps
Max. Recording Resolution
1280 x 720


Lens Mount
Nikon F Bayonet Mount



Power Source

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9a

Dimensions & Weight

Approx. 5.0" x 4.1" x 3.1" / 127 x 104 x 80 mm
Approx. 1 lbs. 4 oz. / 560 g without battery, memory card, or body cap
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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