Nikon announces the inclusion of the new D5000 to its family of quality DX-format digital SLRs. This new DSLR is simple to operate and comes with a set of robust features. It can be conveniently used by entry-level users and the ones looking out to upgrade their cameras.
Sporting a 2.7 inch Vari-angle LCD monitor with 230,000-dot resolution, the monitor ensures 100 percent scene coverage in Live View, accurate image review while you rotate or tilt it according to your convenience.
With the image quality similar to the D90, the D5000 features a 12.3 effective megapixel CMOS sensor, Nikon’s exclusive EXPEED image processing system, compatibility with various NIKKOR lenses. This images offer a smooth tonal gradation, outstanding color reproduction and low noise across a wide ISO sensitivity range. EXPEED also provides Nikon’s original Scene Recognition System with Face Detection and Active D-Lighting.
The D5000 shoots about 4 frames per second, advanced 3D Color Matrix Metering II, 11-point selectable autofocus and four Live View AF modes. It also comes with a Quiet Shooting mode that minimizes mirror cycling noise.
The camera lets you shoot Motion JPEG movie clips in different formats at a smooth 24 frames per second with its D-Movie function. It also provides high-quality playback on HDTVs at 1,280 x 720 pixels. You can also shoot at 640 x 424 standard computer monitors and at 320 x 216 pixels to upload images on the photo sharing websites. It uses a 420-pixel RGB sensor to analyze color and illumination over the entire scene milliseconds.
With Nikon’s Active D-Lighting function, the Nikon D5000 improves details in the shadows and highlights of high-contrast scenes. The DSLR comes integrated with 11-point autofocus driven by Nikon’s Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module for faster and precise focus over a wide area of the frame.
The Nikon Integrated Dust Reduction System minimizes the generation and accumulation of dust as well as removes the dust. One of its notable features is the Airflow Control System that directs the dust away from the image sensor.
It also bundles up 19 automatic Scene Modes, in-camera editing functions, Live View mode, Scene Recognition System, Nikon’s ViewNX image browsing and editing software, Direct HDTV connectivity through built-in HDMI connector, a durable shutter unit tested to 100,000 cycles, long-lasting rechargeable Li-ion Battery and offers compatibility with several optional devices like the ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control, GPS Unit GP-1 and Remote Cord MC-DC2.
The pricing and availability details are still under wraps.