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Nikon D5000 Black 12.3 MP Digital SLR Camera w/AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens

  • 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 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) over ISO 3200, ISO sensitivity auto control available
  • Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)

Learn more about the Nikon Inc D5000

Brand Nikon
Model D5000
Color Black
Package Type Single Lens Kit
Image Sensor
Image Sensor CMOS
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)
Resolution 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
Coverage Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.78 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint 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)
Mirror Quick-return
LCD Monitor
LCD 2.7" 230K Vari-Angle
LCD Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustment Yes
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)
Self-timer 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)
Playback 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 NEF (RAW)
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
Compatible Lenses AF-S and AF-I NIKKOR: All functions supported
Type G or D AF NIKKOR not equipped with an autofocus motor: All functions supported except autofocus
Non-Type G or D AF NIKKOR not equipped with an autofocus motor: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II and autofocus
IX-NIKKOR and AF-NIKKOR for F3AF: Not supported
Type D PC NIKKOR: All functions supported except some shooting modes
AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
Non-CPU: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does not function
Lens with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster: Electronic rangefinder can be used
Lens Mount Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Lens Spec Focal Length Range: 18-55mm
Maximum Aperture: 3.5-5.6
Minimum Aperture: 22-32
Minimum Focus Distance: 0.9 ft. (0.28m)
Maximum Angle of View: 76°
Minimum Angle of View: 28°50'
Power Source
Battery Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9a
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions Approx. 5.0" x 4.1" x 3.1" / 127 x 104 x 80 mm
Weight Approx. 1 lbs. 4 oz. / 560 g without battery, memory card, or body cap
Additional Information
Date First Available May 21, 2009

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