The Nikon D5000 is Nikon’s second digital SLR to offer video capture and its first to incorporate a tilt/swivel LCD display. The D5000 has a compact body with a 12.3-megapixel DX format CMOS sensor, a full range of shooting modes and exposure controls, and 720p video at 24 frames per second.
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I got a sneak peak at the Nikon D5000 at the annual PMA tradeshow in March. I was excited when I saw the Vari-angle LCD display. I love being able to adjust the position of a camera’s LCD and think it’s great that Nikon is finally offering this valuable feature. It’s especially useful for photographers who use Live View or shoot video.
The D5000 has the same excellent 12.3-megapixel sensor as the Nikon D90 that was introduced last fall. Since the D90 received so much praise for low light image quality, I was really looking forward to using the D5000 for night photos and other low light photography. I’ll give you a preview now and say the D5000 did not let me down. I’ve shot a wide variety of subjects with it, including a wedding, food (bacon-related, of course), some mountain biking and a little architecture. The more I use it, the more I like it.
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