The Nikon D5000 may look on the outside like a lot of other DSLR cameras. But, inside there’s a 12.3 megapixel DX CMOS sensor that can capture virtually noiseless scenes up to ISO 3200. With Color Matrix Metering II images have uncanny accuracy. There’s even ultrasonic sensor cleaning to keep images free of unwanted dust. Plus, the D5000 can do 720p HD Video and high quality audio. A 2.7″ monitor can be positioned in almost any angle to take advantage of creative Live View shots.
“It seems that Nikon has taken a top down/bottom up approach with this camera, by which I mean that you find features and image quality options available in both higher-end and lower-end D-SLRs, as well as digicams, in the feature set.”
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