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Nikon D5000 12.3MP DX Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR Lenses and 2.7 inch Vari-angle LCD
List Price: $1039.95

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Product Description

Meet the D5000, a new breed of Nikon digital SLR camera. A wonderful blend of fun, simplicity, and beautiful image quality, the D5000 features an innovative Vari-angle monitor for an exciting new take on photographic expression. Combined with Live View shooting, this monitor gives you the ability to shoot from nearly any angle. And your creativity is not limited to still images - Nikon's D-Movie function lets you record richly detailed HD movie clips, too. There's also a dazzling array of shooting features to help you get great pictures, shot-after-shot. Add to this a superb 12.3-megapixel CMOS sensor working in tandem with Nikon's EXPEED image processing system and watch your photos and movie clips come alive with all the stunning beauty for which Nikon is famous. 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 Low noise ISO sensitivity from 200 to 3200 - Engineered for exceptional low-light shooting Built-in image sensor cleaning - Effective 4-frequency, ultrasonic sensor cleaning keeps images spot free 11-point autofocus system with 3D Focus Tracking - Fast and accurate autofocus delivers razor sharpness Auto Active D-Lighting - Restores lost shadow and highlight detail in high contrast exposures - Selectable and Auto modes available 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 Picture Control Settings for personal image control - Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape and 9 customizable settings 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 unm

Features:
  • 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor
  • Outfit includes 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR Nikkor lenses
  • D-Movie Mode with sound; record 720p HD movie clips
  • Vari-angle color 2.7-inch LCD monitor; one-button Live View
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

Customer Reviews:

  • Nice camera
    This is my first SLR camera i have. It took me a lot of time to decide to change from a point and shoot to a more proffesional camera. I think is a very nice camera, very easy to use and it work very good. The pictures are very nice, the video quality is very good. The only thing i dont like is that the auto focus dont work at video recording . I think you need a special software to edit this type of videos and the camera cd dont bring any video software. Anyway the camera is a very nice peace and the price is the best....more info
  • Great photo shooting experience
    I'm not an expert photographer and all the pictures I took so far with the D5000 came out a professional-like quality.
    It feels good in your hand, stable and solid.
    I don't like the fact that many of the controls have been moved to the screen although it's not a major issue to me.
    The 18-55mm is a very good and sharp lens. Great starting kit.
    I highly recommend this camera for those who are ready to leave the point-and-shoot for a better more fulfilling photo experience.
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  • DT.'s Extra Review - Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Review- Serious Camera
    Great reviews of Digital Cameras are everywhere on the internet. [...]

    Just about any digital camera review site has a Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Review that raves about this feature packed new denizen of digital cameras. The very first thing that is usually noticed is the flip out LCD screen, something amateur and professional photographers have been waiting for with bated breath. Up to this point Nikon had left this feature out of their DSLR product lineup. This is the first appearance of such a screen on a Nikon compact high definition digital camera and it is causing great excitement in the photography community.

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  • Great camera hands down!
    This is my first not so professional camera also known as entry level camera. But what really captures my attention is the UI this gives me a friendly understanding on how camera works and its features. The moment I opened the box and charge the battery and then start shooting in auto mode my very fist reaction is a WOW thing. I never thought I would be able to get a great photos in my entire life. As I tried to learn more about photography by reading books and searching online references, I have more understanding on how to set my camera with the UI. What are the factors that influence me to buy this camera? Of all the reviews you can find online they only have one common thing to say. This is the camera that is more advance than D40 if you have a much higher budget than D40, and a little brother of D90 if you cannot afford the price of D90. It means that this camera will stay with you for awhile and it won't be obsolete like D40 in the next 3-4 years and still enjoy the rich feature of the system and a little bit less than D90.
    What are your expectation from this camera as a first time buyer of entry level cameras. I would say it exceeds your expectation. I know you're going to love taking photos "again" since you first purchased your digital camera. That's the kind of feeling you gonna have once this thing stays in your hand. You will become more creative in taking photos and start exploring your imagination as if you are a professional photographer. And you're pretty much satisfied with the result. A you learn and progress or maybe monetize your work. Or maybe you just want to upgrade because you have the money to spend. You are ready for the next level then this is a stepping stone camera.
    The people that tend to disagree with this camera are those who had the higher end camera of course. Other than the guy who is not happy with the video of this camera everybody else will say this is a good camera. First of all you don't want to take video with this camera without a tripod. If professional photographers recommends using tripod for taking sharp photos what else would you expect from this camera. It is not designed for taking videos it's only an add-on feature. But it takes a high definition 720p at 24fps it would be nice for short clips with a tripod attached when your taking them. Overall I rated this five stars and hoping to upgrade to a much higher end in 2-3 years when I already start making money. If not I will continue to enjoy it and literally thousands of photos is awaiting to be taken. ...more info
  • Great features, except the LCD screen
    There seems to be a very basic and annoying problem with the swivel screen LCD. With the hinge on the bottom instead of the left side, it seems like the movement will be restricted when the camera is mounted on a tripod. It would not be possible to take self portraits using the LCD screen using a tripod with this design, for example.

    A screen that opens to the left will have a full range of motion. Plenty of other cameras have it, and it's mind boggling that Nikon hasn't figured this out!...more info