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Studio scene comparison (JPEG)

This is our standard studio scene comparison shot taken from exactly the same tripod position. Lighting: daylight simulation, >98% CRI. Crops are 100%. Ambient temperature was approximately 22°C (~72°F).

Nikon D5000 vs. Nikon D60

Camera settings:

  • Nikon D5000: Nikkor 50 mm F1.4G lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 200
    JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Default Parameters, Self-Timer
     
  • Nikon D60: Nikkor 50 mm F1.8 lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 100
    JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Default Parameters, Self-Timer
Nikon D5000
Nikon D60
4.7 MB JPEG (4288 x 2848)
3.5 MB JPEG (3872 x 2592)

If you've read our review of the D90, you'll not be surprised to find that the default output from the D5000 is a little on the soft side. There's plenty of detail there but it doesn't look super-punchy like the entry-level D60.

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