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Nikon D5000 specifications

Price (body only) • US: $ 729
• UK: £ 719
• EU: € 699
Price (with 18-55 VR) • US: $ 850
• UK: £ 799
• EU: € 799
Sensor

• 23.6 x 15.8 mm Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor
• 12.9 million total pixels
• 12.3 million effective pixels

Dust Reduction System • Airflow control system
• Image Sensor Cleaning
• Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image processor Nikon EXPEED
A/D conversion 12 bit
Image sizes
• 4,288 x 2,848 (L)
• 3,216 x 2,136 (M)
• 2,144 x 1,424 (S)
File formats • NEF (compressed RAW)
• JPEG: Fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression
• NEF (RAW) + JPEG (any size)
• AVI Motion-JPEG
Movie

• File format AVI (Motion-JPEG)
• Image size (pixels) 1280 x 720; 24fps, 640 x 424; 24 fps, 320 x 216; 24 fps
• Audio: Monaural on/off selection
• Exposure: Determined with matrix metering utilizing output from the image sensor
• Exposure lock available
• Exposure compensation available in P, S, A, M modes
• Maximum single clip length: 1280x720/ 5 minutes, others 20 minutes

Lens mount • Nikon F mount with AF contacts
• Approx. 1.5x lens focal length (Nikon DX format)
Usable lenses
• AF-S, AF-I
• Other Type G or D AF Nikkor
• Other AF Nikkor/AI-P Nikkor

• Type D PC Nikkor

• Non-CPU



• IX Nikkor/AF Nikkor for F3AF

- All functions supported
- All functions supported except autofocus
- All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
- All functions supported except some shooting modes
- Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster.
- Cannot be used

 

 

 

 

 

Auto Focus • 11 focus points (1 cross-type sensors)
• Multi-CAM 1000
• AF working range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, normal temperature)
• Contrast Detect in Live View mode
• Manual focus [M], Electronic range finding supported
AF Servo Modes • Single Servo (AF-S)
• Continuous Servo (AF-C)
• Automated selection of AF-S or AF-C, (AF-A)
• Focus Tracking automatically activated by subject's status in (AF-A)
Focus Point • Single point from 11 focus points
• Center point narrow or wide zone
• Live view: Contrast AF on user-selectable point anywhere within frame
AF Area Mode

• Single point AF
• Dynamic Area AF
• Automatic-area AF
• 3D Tracking AF (11 points)

Focus Lock

Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

AF assist

AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1.6-9.8 ft.)

Exposure modes

• Program Auto [P] with flexible program
• Shutter-Priority Auto [S]
• Aperture-Priority Auto [A]
• Manual [M]
• Auto
• Advanced Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up, Night portrait, Night landscape, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Pet portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn colors, Food, Silhouette, High key, Low key)

Metering

TTL full-aperture exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
• 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses);
• Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to an 8 mm dia. circle in center of frame
• Spot: Meters approx. 3.5 mm dia. circle (about 2.5 % of frame) centered on selected focus point

Metering range • 3D Color Matrix Metering: 0 to 20 EV
• Center-Weighted Metering: 0 to 20 EV
• Spot Metering: 2 to 20 EV
(At normal temperature (20°C/68°F), ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens)
Meter coupling CPU (not AI)
Exposure lock Locked using AE-L/AF-L button
Exposure bracketing

• 3 frames
• Up to +/–2.0 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
• ADL (Active D-Lighting) bracketing: 2 frames (one with ADL, one without)

Exposure compen. • +/–5.0 EV
• 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Sensitivity

• Default: ISO 200 - 3200 in 1/3 EV steps
• Boost: 100 - 6400 in 1/3 EV steps

Shutter • Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter
• 30 to 1/4000 sec (1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
• Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
• Bulb
• Time (optional Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 required)
• Tested to 100,000 exposures
Active D-Lighting Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
White balance • Auto (Using main imaging sensor and 420-pixel metering CCD)
• Presets (12) with fine tuning

• Manual preset
• White balance bracketing (3 frames in increments of 1, 2 or 3)
Picture Control

• Standard
• Neutral
• Vivid
• Monochrome
• Landscape
• Portrait
• Storage for up to nine custom Picture Controls

Image parameters • Sharpening: Auto, 10 levels
• Contrast: Auto, 7 levels
• Brightness: 3 levels
• Saturation: Auto, 7 levels
• Hue: 7 levels
• Quick Adjust; 5 levels
• High ISO Noise Reduction (High, Normal, Low, Off)
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Viewfinder

• Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
• Frame coverage Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
• Magnification Approx. 0.78x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m-1)
• Eyepoint 17.9 mm (–1.0 m-1)
• Diopter adjustment –1.7 to+1 m-1

Focusing screen • Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark V screen with focus frame
• Superimposed on-demand grid lines over the viewfinder display.
LCD monitor • 2.7 " TFT LCD
• Approx. 230,000 dots
• 100% frame coverage
• Brightness adjustment
LCD Live view

• Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face priority is selected)
• Face priority
• Wide area
• Normal area
• AF tracking

Shooting modes • Single frame
• Continuous 4 fps (at shutter speeds over 1/250. 67 Large Fine JPEG, 11 RAW)
• Self-Timer
• Delayed remote, quick response remote (optional Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 required for remote shooting)
• Quiet shooting (doesn't re-cock shutter until shutter button is released)
Self-timer • 2, 5, 10, and 20 s
Flash

• Auto pop-up type (auto pop up in Auto, Portrait, Child, Close-up, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Pet portrait modes)
• Manual pop-up in P,A,S,M and Food modes
• Guide number of 17/56 (ISO 200, m/ft.) or 18/59 with manual flash (ISO 200, m/ft.)
• Guide number of 12/39 (ISO 100 equiv, m/ft.) or 13/43 with manual flash (ISO 100 equiv, m/ft.)
• Sufficient to illuminate the picture angle of an 18mm lens

Flash control

• TTL: i-TTL balanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 420-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400
• Auto aperture: Available with SB-900, SB-800 and CPU lens
• Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include SB-900, SB-800, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22s
• Range-priority manual: Available with SB-900 and SB-800

Flash Modes •Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye correction, reat curtain with slow sync.
Flash Accessory Shoe

ISO 518 standard-type hot shoe contact; Safety lock mechanism provided

Flash Sync Terminal No
Flash compensation • -3 to +1 EV
• 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Creative Lighting System

• Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-900, SB-800, or SU-800 as commander and SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-R200 as remotes

Playback mode

• Full-frame playback
• Movie playback
• Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback
• Playback zoom (image size L up to approx. 27x, M up to approx. 20x, S up to approx. 13x) When one or more faces (up to 10) were detected with shooting, the faces are enclosed in white borders. When playback zoom is applied, different faces can be displayed by rotating the sub-command dial.
• Slide show playback
• Pictmotion
• Histogram display
• Highlights display
• Auto image rotation
• Image comment (up to 36 characters)

Retouch functions D-Lighting, red-eye correction, trim, monochrome, filter effects, color balance, small picture, image overlay, NEF (RAW) processing, quick retouch, straighten, distortion control, fisheye
Languages Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Connectivity

• USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) Mini-B connector
• PTP transfer protocol
• NTSC or PAL video output
• HDMI video out (version 1.3a, Type C mini connector provided)
• Remote control / GPS terminal

Storage • SD (Secure Digital) memory cards, SDHC-compliant
Power • Lithium-Ion EN-EL9a (Approx. 510 shots, CIPA)
• Included battery charger MH-23
• Optional AC adapter EH-5a with EP-5 connector
Dimensions Approx. 127 x 104 x 80 mm (5.0 x 4.1 x 3.1 in.)
Weight (no batt) Approx. 560 g (1 lb. 4 oz.) without battery, memory card, body cap, or monitor cover
Operating environment

Temperature: 0 - 40 °C / 32 - 104 °F, Humidity: under 85% (no condensation)

Box contents

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9e, Quick Charger MH-23, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio/Video Cable EG-CP14, Camera Strap AN-DC3, Eyepiece Cap DK-5, Rubber Eyecup DK-24, Body Cap BF-1A, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1, Software Suite CD-ROM (Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area)

Optional accessories

• *Remote Cord MC-DC2, *GPS Unit GP-1, Photofinishing software Capture NX 2, AC Adapter EP-5/EH-5a, Magnifying Eyepiece DK-21M, Eyepiece Correction Lens DK-20C, Eyepiece Magnifier DG-2, Eyepiece Adapter DK-22, Right-Angle Viewing Attachment DR-6, Semi-soft Case CF-DC2, Wireless Remote Control ML-L3, Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15, Camera Control Pro 2

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