Nikon D5000 DSLR with an innovative 2.7-in. Vari-angle monitor and D-Movie capability

Nikon today announced the newest addition to its family of quality DX-format digital SLRs, the D5000. The Nikon D5000 inherits the same brilliant image quality from Nikon’s highly regarded DX-format digital SLR, the D90. Featuring a 12.3 effective megapixel CMOS sensor, Nikon’s exclusive EXPEED image processing system, and compatibility with a comprehensive selection of NIKKOR lenses, the Nikon D5000 produces highly detailed images that exhibit smooth tonal gradation, outstanding color reproduction, and low noise across a wide ISO sensitivity range. Nikon’s versatile Live View shooting, now enhanced by the D5000’s Vari-angle monitor, can be accessed with one-touch ease by pressing the Live View button. The new Quiet Shooting mode reduces mirror cycling noise for quieter shooting in environments where minimal noise is desired.
The Nikon D5000 features a versatile Vari-angle LCD monitor that can be viewed in normal position flush against the camera back, or swung out and rotated and/or tilted. This unequaled freedom of movement adds a unique level of creativity to Live View shooting, allowing easy viewing from virtually any perspective. When not in use, the monitor can be stowed with the LCD panel facing the camera back, essentially becoming its own rugged monitor cover. Measuring 2.7 inches with 230,000-dot resolution, the monitor provides 100% scene coverage in Live View and assures accurate image review.

The compact, agile body boasts an intelligent layout with controls sensibly positioned for easy operation, while 19 automatic Scene Modes add point-and-shoot ease for beautiful results in a wide variety of challenging shooting situations. With a robust feature set and simple operability backed by Nikon’s superlative technology, the Nikon D5000 is the ideal choice for both entry-level digital SLR users and those looking for an upgrade to raise their level of photographic expression.

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