Nikon D5000 Kit
12.3-megapixel digital SLR camera with 18-55mm zoom lens & HD movie mode
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Item #: 054D5K1855
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Original Price: $749.99
Nikon's versatile D5000 sports a compact, lightweight, and user-friendly design that makes digital SLR photography fun and easy. Capture brilliant 12.3-megapixel photos or record cinematic widescreen video clips in detailed high definition. The D5000's swiveling, live-view 2-11/16" LCD makes shooting from difficult angles simple. Flip it down when you're holding the camera up over your head in a crowd, or turn it around for a quick self-portrait. You can share your images and movies on a compatible HDTV via the cam's mini HDMI port. Plus, the included Nikon image stabilizing zoom lens helps keep your pictures looking sharp, even in low-light shooting environments where camera shake can cause images to blur.
Lots of automatic modes for easy shooting
The D5000 lets you take fantastic looking photos right away. Its fully automatic shooting modes allow beginners to gradually get the hang of digital SLR photography while they shoot. A wide selection of preset scene modes cover just about any picture-taking situation, automatically optimizing camera settings for perfect portraits, detailed closeups, sparkling nighttime city skylines, and much more. Nikon's handy "Help" function lets you read a brief explanation of the custom functions on the camera great for folks who don't want to carry around the manual.
Extensive manual control for maximum creativity
Nikon also included plenty of hands-on controls to give advanced users what they need. Custom picture controls let you dial in precise adjustments to sharpness, color saturation, contrast, and other image parameters, to give your photos the exact look you want. And you get full manual control of focus and exposure to uncover your creative side. Extensive in-camera editing options let you retouch and enhance the look of your images with cool special effects, such as image overlay, soft filter, and fisheye lens, while keeping the original file intact.
You don't have to be an expert photographer to use an SLR they all offer easy automatic shooting. Because of their build quality and the physics of good glass and large sensors, even their built-in automatic settings will get you better pictures than most point-and-shoots or mobile devices. But experienced photographers and budding hobbyists can get more creative by manually adjusting settings like aperture and shutter speed. SLRs let you expand your shooting options with additional lenses and flashes to suit just about any situation. If you'd like to record the occasional video, look for a model with high-def movie mode.
Great camera for the money. Be aware however that the auto focus 18-55mm lens is very suceptable to damage from minor bumping. The focus barrel has some very sensitive parts that can be damaged if the focus barrel is bumped...ask me how I know this.
The Nikon 5000 was my first ever purchase with Crutchfield. I am happy to report every
expectation for both the camera and Crutchfield have been on the money! The Camera
is an absolute pleasure to use. I am an old hand with SLR's but the real test was with
my wife and teen age daughter who are both point and shoot types. We were in Wash.
DC for the weekend and I handed it over with no more than here is the on/off switch and
turn the lens grip for zoom. The camera is so friendly that they were taking great pics in
no time. My 15 year old has taken a real interest and I am happy we can share
Photography. I have the 18-55mm and the 55-200mm lens and use them both equally. I
find that the bayonete mount is an easy and quick change and the auto flash works well.
For what its worth I recommend this camera highly for quality, value and ease of use.
This camera is awesome! I purchased it to capture pictures of my son playing football. I love the options and ease of use, not to mention the pictures are great. I use the setting to capture pictures in otion. I am very happy with Nikon, with this being an upgrade of an older Nikon from about 10 years ago. Both are great, but this one does everything I need it to do.
I bought this camera from Crutchfield a few months ago, and overal have had a positive experience with it. Images ares beautiful and very detailed.
Like many, I was new to DSLR camers so I weighed price a little bit more heavily than I should have. Knowing what I know now, I should have opted for the D90 or D700 model. This is a great camera, but you lose many features that I really wish I had, like commander mode for an off-camera flash unit.
Again, it was my inexperience with DSLR cameras that left me stuck with the D5000 model. I was told that the difference between the D90 and D5000 was mostly user controls. Not really knowing what that meant, I figured that the money I would save could be put towards another lens.
You also can't use all lenses. I learned that only AF-S lenses can be used on this. So an AF only lense will not focus automatically on this camera. But if using the D90 or D700, it would.
Again, the camera is great and very user friendly. Would I recommend this to family and friends? YES! But only if you want to buy mine. I plan on keeping this a few more months and will likely go for the D90 or it's upgrade, the D7000 or the D700.
After years of regular digital cameras we decided to go SLR. We had a Nikon N85 SLR film camera. We love this digital camera. We have a 20 month old child, and it is great for capturing precious moments. The pictures are instant, so you catch each moment instead of a blur half a second later. The picture quality is superb, and the camera is really easy to use.
|LCD Screen Size||2.7"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||27-82.5mm|
|Effective Megapixel Count||1.23e+007|
|Highest Resolution||4228 x 2848|
|HD Video Recording||Yes|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||30.9|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Nikon D5000 18-55mm VR Kit includes the Nikon D5000 digital SLR camera body and the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm, f/3.5-5.6G VR Image Stabilization Zoom Lens. The kits also includes a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack with an AC quick charger and a USB cable to connect the camera to your PC.
LCD Monitor: The Nikon D5000 has a 2.7" TFT LCD monitor featuring approximately 230,000 pixels and adjustable brightness (-3 to +3). The vari-angle LCD monitor opens outward 180° and can be rotated 180° left or 90° right, allowing the monitor to be angled for high- and low-angle photography or rotated to face the user for self-portraits. During Live View, the monitor can be used for framing your photographs. The monitor is also for playback use and to display shooting information such as shutter speed, aperture, and number of exposures remaining as well as the settings currently applied. You can choose from a classic information display or a graphic display.
Optical Viewfinder: The D5000 uses a fixed eye-level penta-mirror single-lens reflex viewfinder with a built-in diopter adjustment. By adjusting the diopter to suit your eyesight (with or without eyeglasses), the viewfinder image will look clearer. The viewfinder's coverage area is approximately 95%. During self-timer or remote control operation when your eye does not cover the viewfinder eyepiece, stray light may enter the eyepiece and affect the exposure when the image is captured. To prevent this, you can use the supplied eyepiece cap to cover the eyepiece.
Recording Media: The camera records still and moving images onto Secure Digital (SD) and SDHC memory cards of up to 32 GB. The camera has been tested and approved with cards of 512 MB to 32 GB. No SD cards are included with the camera.
Still Image Sizes: The D5000 records still images in JPEG and NEF (RAW) formats. Movies are recorded in AVI format with Motion JPEG compression. You can choose from the following Image Quality and Image Size settings:
|Available Image Sizes||File Format||Description|
|NEF (Raw)||4288 x 2848||NEF||Raw 12-bit data from the image sensor is saved directly to the memory card in compressed Nikon Electronic Format (NEF). Processing can be done with supplied software or in-camera using the retouch menu.|
|NEF + JPEG fine||NEF: 4288 x
JPEG: 4288 x 2848, 3216 x 2136, or 2144 x 1424
|NEF + JPEG||Two images are recorded, one NEF image and one fine JPEG image.|
|NEF + JPEG normal||Two images are recorded, one NEF image and one normal JPEG image.|
|NEF + JPEG basic||Two images are recorded, one NEF image and one basic JPEG image.|
4288 x 2848
M: 3216 x 2136
S: 2144 x 1424
|JPEG||Fine image quality, suitable for enlargements or high-quality prints.|
|JPEG||Normal image quality, suited to most applications|
|JPEG||Basic image quality, suitable for pictures that will be distributed by e-mail or used in web pages.|
Recording Movies: Movies can be recorded at 24 frames per second with sound in the Live View mode. Each movie file can be up to 2 GB in size. Frame size and maximum clip lengths are as follows:
|Aspect Ratio||Frame Size (Pixels)||Maximum Length|
|16:9||1280 x 720||5 minutes|
|3:2||640 x 424||20 minutes|
|320 x 216|
Image Sensor: The D5000 features a 23.6 mm x 15.8 mm CMOS image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 12.9 million pixels and an effective pixel count of approximately 12.3 million.
Image Sensor Cleaning: The image sensor is equipped with a low-pass filter to remove dust or dirt on the sensor. You can set the camera to clean the image sensor automatically at startup, or at shut down, or both. It can also be set to turn the auto cleaning function off.
Focus Modes: The D5000's advanced 3-Area AF system and the refined algorithms inherited from more advanced Nikon digital SLR cameras deliver fast, efficient and precise Autofocus. AF refinements deliver greater precision with fast, more consistent subject acquisition and improved focus tracking for consistently sharper pictures. You can choose from the following autofocus and manual focus modes:
AF Assist Illuminator: The built-in AF assist illuminator enables the camera to focus even when the subject is poorly lit. This feature will light automatically to assist the autofocus operation when the shutter release button is pressed halfway. It has an operating range of 1'8" to 9'10".
AF-Area Modes: The D5000 offers a choice of five focus areas that together cover a wide area of the frame. The AF-area mode determines how the focus area is selected and what happens if the subject moves out of the selected focus area while the camera is still focusing. You can choose one of the following AF-area modes:
Focus Lock: Focus Lock can be used to change the composition after focusing, making it possible to focus on a subject that will not be in one of the focus points in the final composition.
Release Modes: The camera can take pictures one at a time, or continuously as long as the shutter release button is pressed. You can also take photos using the self-timer or with an optional remote control. The camera allows you to choose from the following Release Modes:
Custom Settings: The camera allows you customize numerous camera settings to suit your individual preferences. Available custom settings include:
Interval Timer Photography: The D5000 is equipped to take photographs automatically at preset intervals. You can set the camera to start recording immediately, or you can choose a starting time based on the internal clock. You can also set the shooting interval as a combination of seconds, minutes, or hours between shots. For best results, you should have a fully charged battery or use the optional EH-5a AC adapter and EP-5 power connector.
Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II: The D5000's 3D Color Matrix Metering II evaluates each scene for brightness, color, contrast, size and position of shadows and highlights, selected focus area and camera-to-subject distance, comparing that information against an onboard database of more than 30,000 actual photographic scenes. The result delivers instantly and precisely determined exposures for each scene, even in challenging lighting conditions.
Metering: You can choose from the following Metering Modes to determine how the camera sets exposure:
Shooting Modes: The Mode Dial on the top of the camera offers a choice of shooting modes:
AE/AF Lock: If your subject is off-centered in the frame, it can become difficult to achieve proper exposure and focus. By engaging the AE/AF Lock feature, you can focus and meter on your subject, lock the exposure and focus by pressing the shutter release button halfway, then recompose your shot before taking the picture. You can choose from the following AE/AF Lock settings.
Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -5.0 to +5.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps.
Noise Reduction: Separate noise reduction is offered for long exposures (over 8 seconds) as well as high ISO photographs (ISO 800 and higher) before being recorded to the memory card. For long exposures, you can choose on or off. For High ISO, you can select the amount of noise reduction: high, normal, or low. If turned off, High ISO noise reduction will only be performed at ISO sensitivities at Hi 0.3 and over.
White Balance: White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of lighting. When the camera is set to one of the exposure modes, you can choose one of the following white balance options:
Note: In addition to the basic White Balance options, the camera features advanced White Balance settings for specific types of artificial lighting: Sodium-vapor lamps, Warm-white fluorescent, White fluorescent, Cool-white fluorescent, Day white fluorescent, Daylight fluorescent, and Mercury-vapor lamps.
ISO Sensitivity: ISO Sensitivity is the digital equivalent of film speed. When lighting is poor, the camera will automatically increase sensitivity, permitting faster exposures, and minimizing blur caused by inadvertent camera movement, up to a maximum equivalent of ISO 3200. You can manually select from ISO settings 200 to 3200, with incremental steps of 1EV. For special situations, you can also choose ISO sensitivities lower than ISO 200 (Lo 0.3 EV, Lo 0.7 EV, Lo 1.0 EV) or higher than ISO 3200 (Hi 0.3 EV, Hi 0.7 EV, Hi 1.0 EV).
Active D-Lighting: Nikon's Active D-Lighting can correct exposure issues due to difficult lighting conditions instantly and automatically while you shoot. Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows, creating photographs with natural contrast.
Speedlight With i-TTL Automatic Flash Control: Nikon's innovative i-TTL flash control evaluates flash exposure with incredible precision to achieve better automatic flash balance and deliver outstanding results. The built-in Speedlight is always ready to bring beautiful exposures to darkened conditions, as well as add sparkle for fill flash in outdoor situations for enhanced twilight shots or an added impact to daylight images. In low-light or back-light situations, added illumination from the built-in Speedlight can make the difference between an average snapshot and a great picture. You can choose one of the following flash modes:
Flash Sync Modes: The camera offers the following flash sync modes depending upon the shooting mode selected:
Flash Exposure Compensation: In P, S, A, and M modes, the flash exposure compensation can be used to increase or reduce flash output from the level chosen by the camera's flash control system. The flash exposure compensation can be set to values between -3 EV (darker) and +1 EV (brighter) in increments of 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV.
Accessory Shoe: The camera's integrate accessory shoe located above the viewfinder allows you to connect optional SB-series Speedlights. The shoe is equipped with a safety lock for flash units with a locking pin, such as the SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, and SB-400. The camera supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) and can be used with CLS-compatible flash units.
Histogram: The D5000 features the ability to view a histogram on the LCD monitor screen. A histogram is a graph showing the distribution of tones in the image.
Picture Control: When the camera is set to one of the P, S, A, or M modes, you can choose from the following image enhancement options:
Optional GPS Unit: The optional Nikon GP-1 GPS unit can be connected to the camera's accessory terminal, allowing information on the camera's current position and time of day to be recorded when photographs are taken. This feature is very helpful if you want to participate in Geo-tagging.
Eye-Fi Compatible: The D5000 is compatible with optional Eye-Fi memory cards, which have built-in wireless capability. With Eye-Fi cards, you can wirelessly upload JPEG photos and videos to a computer or online file sharing website, such as Flickr, Facebook, or Picasa. Currently, the following 2 GB Eye-Fi cards can be used: Eye-Fi Card, Eye-Fi Home, Eye-Fi Share, and Eye-Fi Explore.
Multi-Language Menu: You can choose from one of 17 languages for display of the camera menus and messages including English, French and Spanish.
18-55mm Lens: This package includes an AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens. The lens includes a 52mm snap-on front lens cap and a rear lens cap.
3X Optical Zoom: The compact 3x zoom lens has a broad 18-55mm focal range for use in a variety of situations. When mounted to the camera the lens' picture angle is equivalent to approximately 1.5x the focal length of 35mm format (27-82.5mm). Close focusing distance to 0.9 feet (11") throughout the entire zoom range is possible. Separate zoom and focusing rings ensure responsive operation.
Silent Wave Motor (SWM): Nikon's exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures fast, quiet auto focus operation. Auto Focus-Silent Wave (AF-S) is a type of focusing motor used in a number of AF-Nikkor lenses; the AF-S motor is very fast and quiet. AF-S lenses also have an A-M mode selector which allows the user to switch from automatic to manual focus with almost no lag time.
Vibration Reduction (VR): Vibration Reduction (VR) minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, enabling sharper pictures, hand-held, at shutter speeds up to three stops slower than would otherwise be possible.
Focus Mode Switch: Focus mode switch enables quick switching between A (Autofocus) and M (Manual Focus).
Super Integrated Coating (SIC): High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color reproduction, while substantially reducing ghosting and flare.
Lens Element: A Hybrid aspherical lens element minimizes various types of lens aberration.
Diaphragm: A rounded seven-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural.
Optional Accessories: Compatible optional accessories include the following:
Auto Image Rotation: Photographs taken while this feature is set to "On" allow the image to be played back automatically in the orientation it was taken, including Landscape, Portrait (rotated clockwise) or Portrait (rotated counter-clockwise).
Rotate Tall: Portrait photos are displayed in tall orientation during playback.
Image Review: When this setting is enabled, the camera displays the image on the LCD monitor after the picture is taken. You can choose how long photographs are displayed in the monitor after shooting.
Single-Image Playback: During single-image playback, you can view all the pictures stored on the memory card one at a time.
Thumbnail Playback: This feature allows you to view 4, 9, or 72 images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly. You can also choose a calendar playback, sorted by date.
Slide Show: This features plays photographs back in an automatic slide show manner.
Playback Zoom: During single-image and thumbnail playback, you can zoom in on the selected image. You can zoom in up to 27x for large images, up to 20x for medium images, and up to 13x for small images. Once the image is enlarged, you can pan around the image on the LCD monitor using the multi selector.
TV Playback: You can playback still images or movies on a standard definition TV using the supplied EG-CP14 audio/video cable. You can select between NTSC or PAL video playback. For playback on a High Definition TV (HDTV), you can use an optional mini-HDMI to HDMI cable.
In-Camera Image Editing with Retouching Menu: These options can be used to create, trimmed, resized, or retouch existing copies of the photographs in the memory card. You can choose from the following options:
Filter Effects: Create copies with color filter effects. You can choose from one of the following:
Protecting Images: The protect feature allows you to protect important images from accidental erasure.
PictBridge Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is a new standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand.
DPOF: The DPOF feature enables you to create a digital "print order" for PictBridge-compatible printers and other devices that support DPOF.
Exif Print (Exif 2.21): The D5000 conforms to "Exif Print", a worldwide standard. Vital camera settings (such as: exposure mode, white balance, exposure time) and scene data are recorded to the image file when it is captured. Printers compatible with "Exif Print" are able to use this information to produce high quality photographs, exactly the way they were intended at the time of capture. This intelligent communication process also allows the printer to correct for poor lighting or mistakes, resulting in photos that can be even better than the originals.
Li-ion Battery Pack: The D5000 comes with a long lasting rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack (EN-EL9a), with the capacity of approximately 510 shots per charge (when measured using the 18-55mm VR lens).
Quick Charger: The camera also comes with an AC Quick Charger (MH-23) to the charge the supplied Li-ion battery pack. The MH-23 will charge the EN-EL9a battery pack in approximately 90 minutes.
Backup Battery: The camera's internal backup battery can provide up to a month of backup power after about three days of charging from the EN-EL9a battery pack.
Auto Off Timers: This feature allows you to choose how long the monitor and exposure meters remain on when no operations are performed to prevent battery drain. You can choose from the following four selections:
|Selection||Playback/Menus||Image Review||Auto Meter Off|
|Short||8 sec||4 sec||4 sec|
|Normal||12 sec||4 sec||8 sec|
|Long||20 sec||20 sec||1 min|
|Custom||Make separate adjustments to each of the three timers.|
Optional AC Adapter: The optional EH-5a AC adapter and optional EP-5 power connector are recommended for extended playback.
USB Connection: The Nikon D5000 utilizes a mini-USB high-speed 2.0 connection and comes supplied with a USB cable to connect to your PC.
Software Suite CD-ROM: The supplied Software Suite CD-ROM contains Nikon Transfer, View NX and related software. Nikon Transfer is used to copy (transfer) pictures from the camera to the computer and to perform such other transfer-related functions as making backups and embedding information in pictures as they are transferred. View NX is used to view pictures after transfer; among the other tasks it can perform are grouping pictures, restoring and making simple adjustments to NEF (RAW) images and converting the file format.
Supported Operating Systems: The supplied software can be used with computers running the following operating systems:
Estimated Image Capacity of an Optional 4GB SanDisk Extreme III 30 MB/s Edition SDHC Card:
|Image Quality||Image Size||File Size (MB)||Number of Images||Buffer Capacity|
|NEF (Raw) + JPEG Fine||Large||16.7||180||7|
|NEF (Raw) + JPEG Normal||Large||13.4||215||7|
|NEF (Raw) + JPEG Basic||Large||12.0||238||7|
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