Nikon has introduced a new digital SLR camera, the Nikon D5000. From what I’ve read so far, it’s placed between the Nikon D60 and the Nikon D90. In other words, it’s an upgrade from the D60 while inheriting most features from the D90. This new model lacks the built-in AF motor so auto-focus will only work with AF-S lenses.
Check out the promotional video of the Nikon D5000 below which I first found on Nikon Rumors:
While here are some key features of this new dSLR, courtesy of DP Review:
- 12.9 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor (effective pixels: 12.3 million)
- 2.7? tilt and swivel LCD monitor (230,000 dots)
- Movie capture at up to 1280 x 720 (720p) 24 fps with mono sound
- Live View with contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking
- Image sensor cleaning (sensor shake)
- 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
- IS0 200-3200 range (100-6400 expanded)
- 4 frames per second continuous shooting (buffer: 7 RAW, 25 JPEG fine, 100 JPEG Normal)
- Expeed image processing engine
- Extensive in-camera retouching including raw development and straightening
- Connector for optional GPS unit (fits on hot shoe)
- New battery with increased capacity
- 72 thumbnail and calendar view in playback
The kit comes with the AF-S 18-55mm VR lens and is selling at 799 Euros which roughly translates to Php 51136.00 ( 1 Euro = Php 64.00) Nikon USA sells it for US $729.95 which in turn would be Php 34307.65 ( US $1 = Php47.00)
Overall, this new camera from Nikon is something exciting and great. Another new addition to Nikon’s amazing line of digital SLRs. The D5000 is also the first to feature a swivel LCD monitor which Nikon calls Vari-angle LCD which gives a screen real-estate of 2.7inches.
There’s still no word as to when would this be available locally, but I’m sure Nikon fans are already doing what they can to get some info on this. Until then, expect more buzz, previews and reviews as this news makes it way around the world wide web.
Check out the new Nikon D5000 on the Nikon USA website.