The new Nikon D5000: it’s here, at last (stopping endless rumors)!

Long-awaited, spotted in VIP-like photos, so much rumored but now it’s here: the new Nikon D5000!

Where to place it?

It’s likely to be placed in between the D60 and the D90… and eventually in front of just launched Canon EOS 500D/Rebel T1i!


Nikon’s EXPEED CMOS sensor, 12,9 Megapixel (quite a standard for Nikon’s DSLR lineup) and HD 720p video recording @24 fps.
Among the (long) feature list the Nikon D5000 sports a 2.7″ display (the 230.000 pixel one, not the Nikon D90’s gorgeous one) literally with a twist!
The LCD display tilts and swivels which, along with the enhanced Live View functions, extends shooting opportunities to new (practical) levels.
Live View, by the way, can be switched on with a single dedicated button.
Moreover, the Nikon D5000 gives us ISO sensibility 200 up to 3200, 11-points autofocus with 3D focus tracking and set of retouch tool for in-camera photo adjustments.
An added gadget comes with the Nikon GP-1 GPS Unit, allowing globetrotters to geotag their favorite pictures/places.
One minor note comes from lenses compatibility: just like the D40/D40X/D60 crop, the Nikon D5000 is compatible with lenses with built-in autofocus motor.

Availability is for May 2009, pricing as follows:

Price (Nikon D5000 body only)


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