The Nikon D5000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera features an innovative Vari-angle monitor for an exciting new take on photographic expression. It adds a flexible dimension to Live View shooting, which vividly shows your subject in real-time. Now with this freely adjustable monitor, taking great shots and movie clips with Live View is easier and more enjoyable than ever.
Nikon's DX-format CMOS sensor with 12.3 effective megapixels records all the details of the original scene for breathtakingly lifelike photos. Shadows and highlights reveal exceptional details while a remarkably high signal-to-noise ratio vastly reduces noise - especially important when shooting at high ISO settings.
The D5000 enhances Live View shooting by giving you a choice of different display views. Minimize displayed camera settings when you want an uncluttered view of the scene, or show vital information at a glance for situations requiring a comprehensive readout of settings.
Different types of photos require different focus strategies and the D5000 has the right Live View autofocus mode for any occasion. Whether it's a unique expression, dynamic action, or a small object in a big composition, the four easily selectable modes help you stay focused for sharp results.
The D5000 makes it point-and-shoot simple to acquire clear, tack-sharp photos when composing via the bright, informative optical viewfinder. Whether your subject is off-center, moving fast, or completely unpredictable, the D5000 has the right autofocus solution.
The D5000's normal ISO range of 200 to 3200 can be expanded to cover ISO 100 to 6400, letting you capture the natural ambience of a warmly lit room or vibrant street scene when the use of flash or tripod isn't an option. The extended sensitivity is also ideal for shooting sports, allowing fast shutter speeds to freeze action.
The Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX Lens is an ultra compact, lightweight standard zoom lens that has a 3x focal zoom range and is ideally suited for use with compact Nikon digital SLR cameras that feature the smaller DX sized chip. This lens offers the most basic zoom range in the DX lens series, an equivalent focal length in 35mm terms of 27-82.5mm. It will conveniently cover everything from tight indoor portraits to standard snap shots.
I love this camera, it does everything that I need it to. I use it on all of my shoots with clients. Great quality photographs!
We are using the D5000 for chimping product photos of small jewelry items. The camera works well -- we just wish it was a FX format to get larger field. Adorama service was great and the camera was better than we expected given the price.
Bought this for my Daughter for a Photo Journalism course and she loves it. Very easy to use, great product.
This camera is easy to use, delivers consistently high quality images undeer a variety of conditions. However, although the kit lens is excellent, to get the most of this camera would require an additional lens in the 55-200 zoom category.
I use my camera mainly to shoot my sons at football, baseball and wrestling. We also have a friend that races pro circuit in Motocross and I always have my camera to shoot him during qualifying and the main event. The manual that comes with the camera is very specific and a great reference guide for when I am trying to achieve a specific affect. I taking pictures of my kids and sometimes I will have them pose for me in the backyard. I have also purchased a 300mm zoom lens, faster flash that mounts on top of my camera, a tripod and a remote shutter thing. These are pretty much all must haves! I hope what I have said helps. Good luck!
This camera is awesome. Adorama rocks!! Would by my products on this site again.
Entry level photography
I love taking pictures but I am not a professional by any means. My husband uses a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and he purchased this for me because although I love taking pictures I have NO desire to lug something like his around. I generally use the camera to snap shots of my kids at home and on outings. I also use it for family gatherings and outings with my friends. It works great even in Auto settings. I've learned my way around the manual settings pretty fast as well. It's not too light and not too heavy. I would recommend purchasing a neck strap so that you don't have to walk around with it in your hands (especially for parents like me when out with children). My only complaint for the camera would be that while in live view it can cometimes take up to 10 seconds for the camera to focus. That's super irritating when you're taking pictures of time sensitive objects...like my kids :) Otherwise, I believe that this camera is a great camera for someone who is not a professional but enjoys being able to take great pictures.
Awsome camera and package
Camera for my wife, she is getting back into photography. She's making the move from film to digital.