Nikon D5000 Body

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Small in size but big on performance, the D5000 is a great HD digital SLR. Very flexible and easy to use, an impressive range of automatic features helps to capture every still or moving image. A vari-angle LCD monitor makes it easy to shoot from any angle and can be flipped, tilted or turned.

Main Features
  • 12.3 Megapixels
  • 2.7" LCD Monitor with Live View
  • 720p HD Movie
  • 4fps Continuous Shooting
  • 19 Scene Modes
  • In-camera Re-Touch

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2.7-inch vari-angle LCD monitor
With downward-opening mechanism. Makes it easy to capture images from any angle and still keep a steady grip on the camera. When not in use it can be closed with the LCD panel facing the camera for protection.

Lets you record beautiful high-definition (HD) movie clips with sound. The camera’s large image sensor and high ISO sensitivity offer exceptional image quality. A wide range of interchangeable NIKKOR lenses can be used to obtain cinematic effects and you can view your movie clips on the camera or an HDTV.

Live View with subject tracking
Live View mode lets you compose images using the LCD monitor. Four easily selectable AF modes assure sharp results: Face priority AF, Wide area AF, Normal area AF and Subject Tracking AF, which keeps the camera focused on a moving subject even if it leaves the frame for a moment.

12.3 megapixel DX format CMOS image sensor
Lets you capture outstandingly detailed images and produce stunningly sharp enlargements.

High ISO (200-3200)
Extendable up to ISO 6400 (equivalent) and down to ISO 100 (equivalent). Enables faster shutter speeds, significantly reducing the risk of blurred images when you shoot fast-moving subjects or take pictures in low light.

Integrated dust reduction system
Image Sensor Cleaning and Airflow Control systems keep dust away from the camera’s image sensors for clear, spot-free images.

Advanced autofocus performance
With versatile Multi-CAM100 11-point AF system; offers fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame. Four AF-area modes, including 3D-tracking AF, deliver sharp results, whether your subject is off-center, moving fast or completely unpredictable.

Scene Recognition System
Optimizes exposure, autofocus, and white balance immediately before the shutter is released, to deliver precise exposures and sharply-defined images.

EXPEED image processing system
For optimum performance and maximum image quality. Active D-Lighting automatically retains details in highlights and shadows for stunning images with natural contrast. It works at the moment you take the shot, features four levels of intensity and can be activated manually or automatically.

Scene Modes
Automatically adjust camera settings, including Picture Controls and active D-Lighting, to take the guesswork out of tricky photo situations and deliver optimal results. Simply turn the mode dial to SCENE to access the most commonly used modes. Sample photos appear on the display to help you select the right mode and there are 19 to choose from.

Extensive in-camera Retouch Menu
Lets you edit and enhance images in the camera. Offers a range of photo effects including Perspective Control, Soft Focus and Color Outline, which transforms your photo into a line drawing.

Picture Controls
Picture Controls let you set the look and mood of your photos or D-Movie clips before you shoot. Choose from six settings: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape.

Highly durable 100,000-cycle shutter unit
Provides exceptional reliability. Thoroughly tested on fully assembled cameras, it delivers precise shutter control.

Quiet shooting mode
Perfect for photographing a sleeping baby, Quiet mode noticeably reduces the sound of the camera’s internal mechanisms when the shutter is pressed.

Extensive playback functions
Including a calendar view that organizes images according to the date and time they were shot, a 72-frame thumbnail display and histograms of magnified sections within an image. HDTV compatibility: the built-in High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connector makes it easy to watch your photos and movie clips on an HDTV. Simply connect a compatible HDMI cable between your camera and the TV.

NIKKOR lens compatibility
Optimized for use with AF-S and AF-I NIKKOR lenses, renowned for delivering outstanding sharpness, crisp contrast and precise color reproduction.

GPS via an optional GP-1 unit
Attaches to the camera and automatically records location information such as latitude, longitude, altitude and time as ‘geotags’ in the image data (EXIF) of each photo.

NB. Images for illustration purposes only, lens not included.


  • Remote Compatibility Type: Nikon ML-L3, Nikon MC-DC2
  • Monitor Size: 2.7"
  • Megapixel Banding: 12 to 12.9 Megapixels
  • Connection Leads & Cables Fitting Type: Nikon GP-1 GPS Module
  • Bag/Case size (not supplied): Rezo TLZ 20
  • Battery Compatibility Fitting: Nikon EN-EL9a, Nikon EN-EL9
  • Charger Included: Yes
  • MegaPixel (Effective Resolution): 12.3 Megapixel
  • Max Image Resolution: 4288 × 2848 pixels
  • Sensor Size (WxH mm): 23.6 mm × 15.8 mm
  • Lens Mount : Nikon AFS
  • Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.52x approx
  • Compatible storage media (card not supplied): SD Card, SDHC Card
  • Compatible with MicroDrive: No
  • Max Consecutive Shots: Up to 100 (NORM/L)
  • Continuous Shooting Speed (fps): 4fps
  • Battery Fitting Type: Li-ion EN-EL9a (compatible with EN-EL9)
  • Exposure Modes: Program, Aperture Priority, Picture Modes, Shutter Priority, Manual
  • Metering Modes: Centre Weighted, Spot, Colour Matrix
  • ISO Speed Range: 100-6400
  • Exposure Compensation: Yes
  • Built in Flash: Yes
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing: Yes
  • Flash Modes: E-TTL
  • White Balance Modes: Auto, Manual, Preset, White Balance Bracketing
  • Connection Type: HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Depth of Field Preview: No
  • Focusing Modes: One-shot AF, Continuous AF, Manual
  • Audio Recording: Yes
  • Flash Sync Socket: No
  • Movie Mode: Yes (with Sound)
  • Video Out: HDMI, PAL, NTSC
  • Body Dimensions (WxHxD) mm: 127 x 104 x 80 mm
  • Weight (g): 560
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