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Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

As the original member of Nikon's upper entry-level DSLR series, the Nikon D5000 broke ground by introducing advanced features and excellent image quality in a very small form factor.

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List Price (USA): $599
In Production: No
Launch Date: April 2009
Year Discontinued: 2011
Successor: Nikon D5100
Megapixels: 12.3
Format: DX (APS-C)
Sensor Type: CMOS
Max. Resolution (pixels): 4288 x 2848
Low-Pass Filter: Yes
Sensor Dimensions (mm): 23.6 x 15.8
Min. ISO: 200
Max. ISO: 3200
Expanded ISO Range: 100-6400
ISO Adjustment Steps: 1/2EV, 1/3EV
Still File Formats: JPEG, 12-bit RAW
Dust Removal Support: Yes
Shooting Modes: Full Auto, Program (P), Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Priority (S), Manual (M), Bulb (B), Auto (No Flash), Scene
Additional Features: In-Camera Retouching, Custom Picture Control
Minimum Shutter Speed (s): 30
Maximum Shutter Speed (s): 1/4000
Shutter Life (actuations): 100,000
Max. Burst (FPS): 4
JPEG Buffer Size: 100
RAW Buffer Size: 11
Release Modes: Single-Frame, Continuous, Quiet Shutter, Self-Timer
LCD Screen Size ("): 2.7
LCD Screen Resolution (dots): 230,000
Electronic Level/Horizon: No
Live View Mode: Yes
Viewfinder Type: Pentamirror
Viewfinder Magnification (x): 0.78
Viewfinder Frame Coverage (%): 95
Metering Sensor: 420 pixel RGB sensor
Auto Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-Weighted, Spot
Meter Operating Range (EV): 0 to 20
Exposure Compensation Range (EV): -5 to 5
Exposure Compensation Steps: 1/2EV, 1/3EV
Auto Bracking Frames: 3
Auto Bracketing Modes: Exposure, White Balance, Flash
Primary AF Type: Phase Detect Autofocus
AF Sensor: Multi-CAM 1000
AF Modes: Single-Servo AF, Continuous AF, 3D Tracking, Auto-Area AF
AF Points: 11
Minimum Required Aperture: F5.6
AF Operating Range (EV): -1 to 19
Screwdrive AF Support: No
Live View Autofocus: Contrast Detect
Face Detection Support: No
Movie Mode: Yes
Movie File Formats: AVI
Built-In Microphone: Mono
External Microphone: No
Video Framerates (Size/FPS): 720p/24, VGA/24, QVGA/24, QVGA/25, QVGA/30
Video Autofocus: N/A
Manual Video Controls: Exposure Compensation
Maximum Video Lenth (min): 20
Built-In Flash: Yes
Flash Sync Speed (s): 1/200
Flash Compensation Range (EV): -3 to 1
Supported Flash Modes: Red-Eye Reduction, Slow-Speed Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync
Hotshoe: Yes
Mount Type: Nikon F Mount
Number of Media Slots: 1
Compatible Card Types: SD, SDHC
Width (mm): 127
Height (mm): 104
Depth (mm): 80
Weight (g): 560
Connectivity: USB 2, Remote Terminal, Mini HDMI
Battery Grip: No
Battery Model: EN-EL9a
Battery Life (Frames): 510
Power Adapter Support: Yes
Weather Sealing: No
Included Accessories: EN-EL9a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-23 Quick Charger
DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
DK-24 Rubber Eyecup
UC-E6 USB Cable
EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable
AN-DC3 Camera Strap
Body Cap
BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
Software Suite CD-ROM
Other Notes: Tilting LCD 5-minute video clips in HD mode, 20 in others
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