Nikon D5000 DSLR Camera Body

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Nikon D5000 DSLR Camera Body
Compact and powerful, the D5000 is a remarkable blend of simplicity and advanced DSLR capabilities with breathtaking 12.3-megapixel image quality.

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Features

12.9 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor (effective pixels: 12.3 million)
2.7" tilt and swivel LCD monitor (230,000 dots)
Movie capture at up to 1280 x 720 (720p) 24 fps with mono sound
Live View with contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking
Image sensor cleaning (sensor shake)
11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
IS0 200-3200 range (100-6400 expanded)
4 frames per second continuous shooting (buffer: 7 RAW, 25 JPEG fine, 100 JPEG Normal)
Expeed image processing engine
Extensive in-camera retouching including raw development and straightening
Connector for optional GPS unit (fits on hot shoe)
New battery with increased capacity
72 thumbnail and calendar view in playback

Specifications

Sensor

23.6 x 15.8 mm CMOS sensor
12.9 million total pixels
12.3 million effective pixels
Supports high ISO sensitivities
Nikon DX-format sized CMOS sensor

Dust Reduction System

Airflow control system
Image Sensor Cleaning
Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)

Image processor

Nikon EXPEED
A/D conversion 12 bit

Image sizes

4,288 x 2,848 (L)
3,216 x 2,136 (M)
2,144 x 1,424 (S)

File formats

NEF (compressed RAW)
JPEG: Fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG (any size)
AVI Motion-JPEG

Movie

File format AVI (Motion-JPEG)
Image size (pixels) 1280 x 720; 24fps, 640 x 424; 24 fps, 320 x 216; 24 fps
Audio: Monaural on/off selection
Exposure: Determined with matrix metering utilizing output from the image sensor
Exposure lock available
Exposure compensation available in P, S, A, M modes
Maximum single clip length: 1280x720/ 5 minutes, others 20 minutes

Lens mount

Nikon F mount with AF contacts
Approx. 1.5x lens focal length (Nikon DX format)

Auto Focus

11 focus points (1 cross-type sensors)
Multi-CAM 1000
AF working range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, normal temperature)
Contrast Detect in Live View mode

Lens Servo

Single Servo (AF-S)
Continuous Servo (AF-C)
Automated selection of AF-S or AF-C, (AF-A)
Focus Tracking automatically activated by subject's status in (AF-A)
Manual focus [M], Electronic range finding supported

Focus Point

Single point from 11 focus points
Center point narrow or wide zone
Liveview (Tripod mode): Contrast AF on a desired point anywhere within frame

AF Area Mode

Single point AF
Dynamic Area AF
Automatic-area AF
3D Tracking AF (11 points)

Focus Lock

Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

AF assist

AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1.6-9.8 ft.)

Exposure modes

Program Auto [P] with flexible program
Shutter-Priority Auto [S]
Aperture-Priority Auto [A]
Manual [M]
Auto
Advanced 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, Low key)

Metering

TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses);
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to an 8 mm dia. circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters approx. 3.5 mm dia. circle (about 2.5 % of frame) centered on selected focus point

Metering range

3D Color Matrix Metering: 0 to 20 EV
Center-Weighted Metering: 0 to 20 EV
Spot Metering: 2 to 20 EV
(At normal temperature (20oC/68oF), ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens)

Meter coupling

CPU (not AI)

Exposure lock

Locked using AE-L/AF-L button

Exposure bracketing

3 frames
Up to +/-2.0 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
ADL (Active D-Lighting) bracketing: 2 frames (one with ADL, one without)

Exposure compensation

+/-5.0 EV
1/3 or 1/2 EV steps

Sensitivity

Default: ISO 200 - 3200 in 1/3 EV steps
Boost: 100 - 6400 in 1/3 EV steps

Shutter

Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter
30 to 1/4000 sec (1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
Bulb
Time (optional Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 required)
Tested to 100,000 exposures

White balance

Auto (Using main imaging sensor and 420-pixel metering CCD)
Presets (12) with fine tuning
Manual preset
White balance bracketing (3 frames in increments of 1, 2 or 3)

Picture Control

Standard
Neutral
Vivid
Monochrome
Landscape
Portrait
Storage for up to nine custom Picture Controls

Image parameters

Sharpening: Auto, 10 levels
Contrast: Auto, 7 levels
Brightness: 3 levels
Saturation: Auto, 7 levels
Hue: 7 levels
Quick Adjust; 5 levels
High ISO Noise Reduction (High, Normal, Low, Off)

Color space

sRGB
Adobe RGB

Viewfinder

Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.78x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint 17.9 mm (-1.0 m-1)
Diopter adjustment -1.7 to+1 m-1

Focusing screen

Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark V screen with focus frame
Superimposed on-demand grid lines over the viewfinder display.

LCD monitor

2.7-inch TFT LCD
Approx. 230,000 dots
100% frame coverage
Brightness adjustment

Shooting modes

Single frame
Continuous 4 fps (at shutter speeds over 1/250. 67 Large Fine JPEG, 11 RAW)
Self-Timer
Delayed remote, quick response remote (optional Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 required for remote shooting)
Quiet shooting (doesn't re-cock shutter until shutter button is released)
Self-timer 2, 5, 10, and 20 s

Flash

Auto pop-up type (auto pop up in Auto, Portrait, Child, Close-up, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Pet portrait modes)
Manual pop-up in P,A,S,M and Food modes
Guide number of 17/56 (ISO 200, m/ft.) or 18/59 with manual flash (ISO 200, m/ft.)
Guide number of 12/39 (ISO 100 equiv, m/ft.) or 13/43 with manual flash (ISO 100 equiv, m/ft.)
Sufficient to illuminate the picture angle of an 18mm lens

Connectivity

USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) Mini-B connector
PTP transfer protocol
NTSC or PAL video output
HDMI video out (version 1.3a, Type C mini connector provided)
Remote control / GPS terminal

Storage

SD memory cards, SDHC-compliant

Dimensions

Approx. 127 x 104 x 80 mm (5.0 x 4.1 x 3.1 in.)

Weight

Approx. 560 g (1 lb. 4 oz.) without battery, memory card, body cap, or monitor cover

Operating environment

Temperature: 0 - 40 oC / 32 - 104 oF, Humidity: under 85% (no condensation)

In the Box

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9e
Quick Charger MH-23
USB Cable UC-E6
Audio/Video Cable EG-CP14
Camera Strap AN-DC3
Eyepiece Cap DK-5
Rubber Eyecup DK-24
Body Cap BF-1A
Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1
Software Suite CD-ROM
Nikon D5000 Operation Manual

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