|Nikon D5000 SLR camera test : Digital SLR cameras are driving the current digital camera industry. Whereas compact cameras did this in the last few years, we see this role being taken over by the DSLR. At the time, I remember Nikon vouching for the DSLR camera - they saw themselves having a greater chance to differentiate in this segment than in the compact camera segment. Nikon has proven that it had the right vision.
Nikon D5000 digital SLR camera
Once again, with the introduction of the new Nikon D5000, Nikon is in the limelight. And fair is fair; it is not as shocking anymore compared to the introduction of the D3/D300, but the speed at which these for-immediate-release cameras are being released is still remarkable. Being a manufacturer, you can't get around launching products that are either a stripped down version or a greatly improved version of their predecessor. And it does not minimize the Nikon D5000 DSLR to say that it looks a lot like the D90.
Nikon D5000 advanced entry-level DSLR
The Nikon D5000 is not an entry-level digital SLR, the D60 claims that role, nor is it a midrange camera whose title is clearly claimed by the D90. An advanced entry-level DSLR may be the best way to describe the D5000. And Nikon is not the only manufacturer exploring a 'new' market since Olympus (E-620) and Canon (EOS 500) also target this segment with their own products.
12,9 Megapixel Nikon D5000 review
The Nikon D5000 is a 12.9 Megapixel CMOS digital SLR camera with a vari-angle 2.7 inch LCD monitor including video (720p) support. The vari-angle LCD monitor is a novelty for Nikon and video capture support is continuing the trend that the Nikon D90 initiated. Additionally AF-tracking and 11-AF points support for 3D tracking (Nikon D3 technology) is added to Live View. The continuous speed of 4fps is average and the powerful EXPEED processor enables extra functions, such as image editing inside the camera among other things. In short, the new Nikon D5000 makes enough claims for interesting specifications to test the camera thoroughly. Read on for our findings in the following Nikon D5000 review.
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" The new Nikon D5000 is a digital reflex camera, targeting the hobby or enthusiast amateur photographer. The appearance of the Nikon D5000 changes the ranking of the D60; downwards to be precise. The D60 in fact takes over the position of the D40x (the latter was removed from the assortment). The Nikon D5000 comes after that and above it, we find the Nikon D90 digital SLR. The Nikon D5000 has the ease and compact size of the D60, yet the innovative technique of the D90."
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