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12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor
Coupled with Nikon's EXPEED image processing and NIKKOR optics, breathtaking picture quality is assured.

Vari-angle color LCD monitor
Position the 2.7-inch monitor freely for fresh shooting perspectives. Screen flips inward for safe keeping.

One-button Live View
Easy Live View access offers 4 autofocus modes, including Face-priority AF.

Low noise ISO sensitivity from 200 to 3200
Engineered for exceptional low-light shooting.

11-point Autofocus System with 3D Focus Tracking
Fast and accurate autofocus delivers razor sharpness.

In-camera Retouch image editing
Creative in-camera image editing, featuring Soft Filter, Straighten, Color Outline Effect, Perspective Control, Red-eye Correction, Image Overlay, Monochrome and more—all without a computer.

Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Nikon’s renowned 420-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II, teamed with the exclusive Scene Recognition System, evaluates each scene for unmatched exposure accuracy.

GPS Geo-tagging
GP-1 GPS unit (optional) automatically identifies and records every image’s latitude, longitude and altitude, with satellite time-of-day.

D-Movie Mode with sound
Record 720p HD movie clips enhanced by NIKKOR interchangeable lens quality and versatility.

19 Auto-exposure Scene Modes
Capture stunning photos in challenging picture-taking situations including Sunsets, Candlelight, Silhouette, Portrait, Landscape, Beach/Snow, and more.

Continuous shooting as fast as 4 frames per second
Combined with fast power-up and split-second shutter response, decisive moments are captured easily without annoying shooting lag.

Built-in image sensor cleaning
Effective 4-frequency, ultrasonic sensor cleaning keeps images spot free.

Auto Active D-Lighting
Restores lost shadow and highlight detail in high contrast exposures—Selectable and Auto modes available.

Picture Control Settings for personal image control
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape and 9 customizable settings.

Durable, high precision shutter
Testing to over 100,000 cycles assures precision and long shutter life.

Speedlights/Flashes
Speedlights/Flashes
Stereo Microphone
Stereo Microphone
Eyepieces and Viewfinders
Eyepieces and Viewfinders
NIKKOR Lenses
NIKKOR Lenses
Optimized for FX Format but compatible with extensive range of NIKKOR lenses.
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Excellent Camera Very easy to use and an excellent camera to learn photography, I started as an amateur in photography when I bought the camera - but its so easy to use and so many forums online to help - that very soon I have started to take some excellent snaps! Quality and build and easy of use are the best features of this one - Love it. July 22, 2010
I love this camera This is a great camera for the price. I like how the LCD screen rotates so you can take a picture at any angle. July 22, 2010
Great product. Everything I need in a camera I recently purchased this camera so have not had that much time with it. In this short time I can tell that this camera is a keeper. I have had other Nikon SLR cameras and this one exceeded them all. I feel that with the enclosed book, dvd and the spot on the Nikon site there is enough information to get a person going into the world of photography. Thanks Nikon July 22, 2010
Best value in it's class I've had a D5000 for quite awhile. Due to a robbery from my car I had to replace and older D50. I decided my son need a camera more than I did so we haevily compared comparble camera from Canon, Sony and Olympus. By far this camer is the most bang for the dollar. Many more good lens available. The most user friendly. July 22, 2010
I LOVE MY CAMERA! This camera has so many features I'm still learning how to use them all. I really like that I can flip the screen over when I'm not using the camera to help protect it. The handy aperture button is very convenient too. The menu is easy to navigate to change things like the ISO settings and metering. I'm looking forward to taking tons of pictures with this camera for a long time to come. July 22, 2010
Excellent Machine Bought my D5000 knowing little about photography. Its easy to use, lightweight, and takes great photos. Id recommend this to anyone just starting out with photography, or who just wants a great camera to take family photos. It would also make a great second camera for professionals who might want to take quick snap shots on the go. Ive learned alot from its simplicity. Another feature I love is the rotating screen which allows me to get different angles and wierd shots with ease. GREAT CAMERA! July 22, 2010
Great product with great pictures Product took time to learn but has given me all the enjoyment that I imagined. Picture quality is dramatic and all the problems I found were self induced. Once I learned the ins and outs of the camera it became my close companion. July 22, 2010
I like this product and it is grest! Nothing to declare! The product is great! I use the Nikon's products have time ago. July 22, 2010
Great Camera Great camera for first DSLR. Once you take pictures with this camera you will never go back to point and shoot. Enough features to keep a pro busy. Great way to learn about shutter and aperture settings because if the results are not what you wanted, just delete the shot and try again. July 22, 2010
Professional !!! When people see my pictures they ask if I am a professional photographer!! I love it!! July 22, 2010
Great for Beginner and Advanced Photographer I love this camera. It is as simple to use as a point and shoot, yet has features that make the camera a great selection for the advanced photographer. July 22, 2010
Love it Love the Nikon D5000 I am looking forward to buying more lenses. I am not a professional photographer, but the pictures I have been taking of wildlife and my grandkids are the BEST July 22, 2010
This product has great features This product has great features July 22, 2010
Outstanding equipment and pictures! As my first full fledged SLR Digital camera, using the D5000 has just been awesome. The features of this camera have made my vacations so much more exciting and memorable. Details and colors shown in the pictures taken are made so much more clear than the real thing. Thanks Nikon!! July 22, 2010
so very dissapointed i was so excited to purchase my nikon d 5000 camera. shortly thereafter there was a recall. shortly after that, the nikon transfer software crashed and i was told that the windows i have with 64 bit is not compatible. no one ever mentioned that, nor did the manuals. the only way to upload photos was a memory card. did nikon assume i would have a computer with one? now i am having issues b/c the camera is not auto focusing. i am really dissapointed. numerous contacts and emails with nikon have gotten me nowhere. and people on the phone were downright nasty. would like to trade this camera in for a different nikon camera before i defect to another brand. interested? July 22, 2010
Absolutely love this camera! I absolutely love this camera. I am able to take great action shots and extreme close-ups with exquisite detail. I bought a couple of extra lenses which I have been playing with and I am learning as I go along. I have the most gorgeous photos and have such fun taking photos that I have my camera with me all the time! July 22, 2010
Good features & fits my hand size nicely Disapointed that auto-focus does not work when taking LV videos July 22, 2010
The best one yet I bought this camera about five months ago and couldn't be happier with it, July 22, 2010
Great all around camera. I love every feature of this camera. It is great for every situation. Very happy it has an auto bracket feature to allow you to make incredible HDR photos. Only complaint I have about it is the live view auto focus is very slow. Otherwise a great camera. A great purchase. July 22, 2010
I love this camera. It is so simple to use! With just a little reading of the manual I have become a pro at photography with this neat little camera. The modes and scenes features are awesome and even in low-light pageant stage settings from the audience, I had great pictures. I am purchasing a zoom lens for it soon so I can really take advantage of all this camera offers. Highly recommend getting one. July 22, 2010
FANTASTIC I love this camera, just took it on vacation to the black hills and yellow stone national parks and the pictures turned out beautiful, all the different features on the camera gives you lots of option to work with the cropping on the carmera is really nice also. If you are looking for a nice camera and are willing to spent the extra money get the nikon d5000. you wll be glad you did. July 22, 2010
Camera is very easy to use and it takes such great pictures. I have had many camera's but by far the is the best. Would recommend this to all. July 22, 2010
My D5000 I really like this camera, but wish I better knew how to use it. The pictures I have taken are very nice, some even great. I sure wish I had someone to turn to for lessons/advice. July 22, 2010
VERY easy to use. Great MP rating Blow-ups are no problem with this 12 MP camera. I up graded from a D40 and the difference is obvious. It is a very easy camera to use and experiment. The menu is easy to operate and switch back and forth between settings. You can take several pic's quickly which makes it a lot easier to capture action shots then crop right there real fast. The large screen is easy on the eyes and the flip around screen feature is a nice safety feature. Alot of camera at an affordable price. I've had Canons and Olympics in the past. They are good....this is better. July 22, 2010
nikon 5000 great camera. easy to use,fantastic features. very good for everyday use July 22, 2010
WOW!! What a feature filled fabulous camera This camera was given to me by my amazing wife as a birthday gift. The pictures that come from it are outstanding and that's just with everything set to Auto. I have found that if I snap a picture and it doesn't look quite right, all I have to do is adjust some settings or even use one of the pre-set scene settings and the next picture is perfect! As well this camera takes HD video!! Spectacular views of a mountain top were captured on a beautful day and shared easily. This camera is worth every penny and with all of the accessories that can be used with it, photo taking will be a wonderous new adventure. As well, the software that comes with it allows for post-processing without affecting the original image. What more can an amateur photographer ask for? July 22, 2010
I like this SLR.. I've got great results from the D5000 clicking pictures at night, doing some HDR stuff etc. The flip screen is actually very useful, the build quality nice. The initial problems that the D5000 had never effected me. The only missing thing is the second dial for changing the shutter speed / aperture. Otherwise, its a great SLR for anyone to have July 22, 2010
Great Entry Level DSLR D5000 is my first DSLR which i bought couple of months back, the camera has all the advanced features as well which you can find in a higher model like D90 although the processing speed is slow. But for a startup amateur photographer, it is a great camera with all loaded and flexible features like live view. Took some pictures on the 4th July fireworks and the shots were awesome. July 22, 2010
I`m very satisfied, this camera is simply great! I´m very happy with my camera! It has many wonderful features. Its built in editing capabilities are great! July 22, 2010
My choice I have a 35mm Nikkon (2nd one since 1972) and the digital Nikkon. This digital uses all the lens (manually) from prior cameras -- THIS IS GREAT!!. The digital takes better pics than I expected. Manually it is awesome. July 22, 2010
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Can you take extremely up close pictures with this camera?

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For example, would you be able to focus in on a screw and see the scratches on its threading etc...
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With one of the compatible macro lenses, yes.
 
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The camera has a close-up scene mode, but for extremely close focus you will need to use a Macro lens. Nikon's macro lenses are called Micro-NIKKOR lenses and most of them will let you get so close that you can photograph objects at life-size. To read more about Macro lenses, read this article: http://www.nikonusa.com/Learn-And-E....
 
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If you had the right lens and set up then yes.
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Why does my D5000 only support SD cards and not SDHC? am i missing something

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if have tried putting a SDHC in my camera and it says it doesnt support it. Is there a setting, am i missing something. is there SD cards more than 2 gb. Thanks
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One thing to note about the Nikons staff answer. They are giving the approved list of SD cards able to be used on the D5000. This does not mean that other SD cards cannot be used. Sandisk recommends the 32gb Extreme SDHD which is not on the Nikon list. As far as I know, other SDHC card should work on the D5000, though it is always a case that you should find out as much about the product before you buy. I would first check your firmware first, even if it doesn't work it won't do any harm.
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The camera should do, Update your firmware: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17162 and see if that makes a difference.
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Sorry, that was the mobile link.
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16431/~/user's-manual---d5000---guide-to-digital-photography
What else do you need?
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Here is the manual:
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Yes, it can be downloaded here
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13948#Anchor-1
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I have the D5000 with the 70-300mm VR lens. Could you please tell me if there are any teleconverters that are compatible with this combination? If not, could you tell me if any teleconverter lens is compatible with the D5000 and the auto focus still works? Thank you.
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Since it has an F mount it can be attach to your camera. However, not all lenses can be used with a teleconverter. In general wide angle lenses or wide angle zoom lenses cannot be used. Also, lenses with relatively slow maximum apertures (slower than f2.8) cannot be used with teleconverters.
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Unfortunatley the answer is no, no tc's will fit on this lens.
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Tips on achieving bokeh effect?

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How can I get the bokeh effect?
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What you need to do to achieve Bokeh in your images is use the maximum aperture on your camera's lens. Lenses that have f/stops of f/2.8 or wider (f/2, f/1.8, f/1.4) are ideal for use with this technique. With the aperture wide open, you can also increase the distance between your subject and the background to make it go out of focus more.
To choose the aperture you want (wide open) use the camera in manual mode - where you will have to manually set the aperture and shutter speed, or aperture priority, where you set the aperture and the camera chooses the shutter speed.
Depending upon how much light is in the scene, you may also have to alter your ISO to be able to achieve the widest f/stop.
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Bokeh effect is nothing but the blurred part of the out-of-focus image. This effect is normally seen in the photography mostly around the light sources. This effect helps to focus on the object while making the background visually appealing.
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what is a good case that this will fit in? how far can it zoom?

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please answer asap!!! : )
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I have a D3000 (similarly sized) and my case is a Hi-Pro DSLR Sling bag, it works very well. The zoom depends on what lens you have on it, but with the standard kit lens it has about 3x zoom.
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CF-DC2 Semi-soft Case // The zoom capability depends on what lens you mount since this camera uses interchangeable lenses.
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Is this camera able to take videos ?

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yes - in full hd. but only 5 mins at a time (though you can of course make lots of 5 min videos). sound though is shockingly bad (i dont believe you can add a microphone either). just pop it in live view mode and hit the ok button. i would also put the lens into manual mode. the results are pretty good (not that i record a lot of video but it is handy and quality is great
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Yes
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How do I turn the flash off when shooting outdoors?

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I hit a setting somewhere, not sure what combo, and now everytime I take outdoor pics the flash pops up and flashes.
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Turn the mode dial from whatever you have it on to the icon that looks like a lightning bolt with an arrow but crossed out. Then flash won't pop up. But if the flash pops up the camera must think you need it, usually your pics will come out better when you listen to the camera when you are a starter.
Jun 25, 2011 by
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well, give the A program a try (aperture priority). :) most enthusiast or pro photographers don't use any other program besides M or A. or select one of the modes on the mode switch that shows no flash. (see your manual in that matter.)
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memory

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is Sandisk 32 GB Extreme SDHC Cards (SDSDX3-032G-A31) or SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro - SDHC - UHS Speed Class 1 - High Performance memory card SDSDXP1-032G-X46 compatable with nikon d5000 camera. if yes which one do you recomend for memory?
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Yes- and I would recomend the 32 GB Extreme SDHC Cards. If you were getting a camera such as the D3s, I would recomend the pro one but the D5000 only shoots at 4fps so you don't need an extremely fast memory card. Just so you know the 32GB card will hold around 15 thousand photos on the D5000, I use an 8GB and its 3000 photo capacity is enough for me. Don't forget you can always dump it onto your computer!!
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Please click on the link below for more information:
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the price includes a lens ?

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Yes, It does. The 18-55mm VR AF-S zoom lens comes with this camera. It is a 3x zoom and the VR means vibration reduction to keep your pics sharp in low light. AF-S means it has autofocus.
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The suggested retail price shown in our website for US$629.95 is for the camera body only.
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