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Nikon D5000


$850.00 Released April, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:720p video recording at 24fps. 2.7-inch articulating LCD. Same sensor as the D90.

The Cons:No autofocusing while recording video in HD. Will not work with older screw-type autofocuses. Low resolution display (230K vs the 920K on the D90).

Made available for pre-order on April 24th 2009 for release shorly thereafter, the D5000 is a DSLR camera from Nikon. Featuring the D90's 12.3MP sensor, HD video capabilities and a new swiveling 2.7" LCD screen, the D5000 is built on a smaller frame.

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Product Shot 2 Designed to sit between the D90 and D60 in the Nikon lineup, the D5000 will cost $850 with a 8-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens or $730 for the body only.

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Pros
  • 5

    720p video recording at 24fps

  • 5

    2.7-inch articulating LCD

  • 5

    same sensor as the D90

  • 5

    same auto-focus system as the D90

  • 5

    Quiet Release Mode - new mode reduces the noise made by the shutter

  • 5

    includes a mini-HDMI port for displaying images on HDTVs (no included cable)

  • 5

    uses affordable, capacious and easy to find SD storage

  • 4

    smaller frame

  • 1

    built in accessory port (for use with a GPS unit for easy geo-tagging or a wired remote)

Cons
  • 5

    no autofocusing while recording video in HD

  • 3

    will not work with older screw-type autofocuses

  • 3

    low resolution display (230K vs the 920K on the D90)

  • 2

    not all that much more affordable than the D90

  • 1

    suffers from jelly-vision video issues (the same as that on the D90 due to the rolling shutter)

  • 0

    No DOF preview as EOS 500D

  • 0

    No Mirror Lock-Up function as EOS 500D

  • 0

    Poor viewfinder with 0.78x, 95% coverage, Pentamirror, VS. T1i or even the Xsi much larger!

  • -2

    no Full HD support, like the D90

  • -2

    lenses not optimized for video = no silent autofocus mode. Every cheap handheld full hd camera offers this feature

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