Nikon D5000

Announced Apr 14, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | APS-C sensor
Body type
Body type Compact SLR
Sensor
Max resolution 4288 x 2848 ?
Other resolutions 3216 x 2136, 2144 x 1424 ?
Image ratio w:h 3:2 ?
Effective pixels 12 megapixels ?
Sensor photo detectors 13 megapixels ?
Sensor size APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) ?
Sensor type CMOS ?
Processor Expeed
Image
ISO Auto, 200 - 3200 (plus 6400 with boost) ?
White balance presets 12 ?
Custom white balance Yes (5) ?
Image stabilization No ?
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal, Basic ?
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
?
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes ?
Number of focus points 11
Lens mount Nikon F
Focal length multiplier 1.5× ?
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated ?
Screen size 2.7 ?
Screen dots 230,000 ?
Touch screen No
Live view Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking) ?
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) ?
Viewfinder coverage 95% ?
Viewfinder magnification 0.78× ?
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec ?
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec ?
Aperture priority Yes ?
Shutter priority Yes ?
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range 17.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Continuous drive 4.0 fps ?
Self-timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ?
AE Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis) ?
Videography features
Resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps), 320 x 216 (24 fps)
Format Motion JPEG
Microphone Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC card ?
Storage included None ?
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) ?
HDMI Yes ?
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected ?
Remote control Yes (Optional (ML-L3))
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Nikon EN-EL9a Lithium-Ion battery
Weight (inc. batteries) 590 g (1.30 lb / 20.81 oz)
Dimensions 127 x 104 x 80 mm (5 x 4.09 x 3.15)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes ?
GPS Optional
GPS notes GP-1
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