It’s not long since Canon published their new low end camera the 500D now Nikon follows up with a D5000. The camera comes with 12mp, hd video, swivel lcd, 11 point autofocus, 4fps and the iso goes all the way up to 6400.

The new camera is placed somewhere between the D90 and the D60. When this camera hits the streets the D40 will more or less be faced out and the D60 will take over as the smallest Nikon.

Nikon has was again opted to make a low end camera without and autofocus motor. This means you have to be careful when you choose your next lens.

The new swivel screen is both good and bad in my eyes. The swivel function is a  nice addition and I can even live with it only being 2.7″ since it is swivel. But in today’s world a screen on a dslr should come with 920.000 dots. The new Nikon unfortunately takes a step back to the 230.000 dots.

Specs, sample images and videos follow after a few product images.

Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

Specifications:

  • 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

Sample images

Nikon D5000 Sample images

Nikon D5000 Sample images

Nikon D5000 Sample images

Nikon D5000 Sample images

Nikon D5000 Sample images

Nikon D5000 Sample images

Nikon D5000 Sample images

Nikon D5000 Sample images

Nikon D5000 Sample images

Nikon D5000 Sample images

Nikon D5000 Sample images

Nikon D5000 Sample images

Nikon D5000 Sample images

Nikon D5000 Sample images

Sample videos shot with the D5000 – they are available in HD directly on youtube.