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Kirium
14th April 2009, 01:45 PM
So the D5000 is now real....

http://press.nikon.se/pressbilder/D-SLR/Q770/D5000_18_55_SLup_fr34l_l.jpg

http://press.nikon.se/pressbilder/D-SLR/Q770/D5000_LCD_1_l.jpg

http://press.nikon.se/pressbilder/D-SLR/Q770/D5000_18_55_top_l.jpg

http://press.nikon.se/pressbilder/D-SLR/Q770/D5000_back_1_l.jpg

http://press.nikon.se/pressbilder/D-SLR/Q770/D5000_back_2_l.jpg

Nikon UK - Products - Catalogue - Digital Cameras - SLR - Consumer - D5000 - Overview (http://www.europe-nikon.com/product/en_GB/products/broad/1788/overview.html)




2.7-inch vari-angle LCD monitor with downward-opening mechanism makes it easy to capture images from any angle and still keep a steady grip on the camera. When not in use it can be closed with the LCD panel facing the camera for protection.
D-Movie lets you record beautiful high-definition (HD) movie clips with sound. The camera’s large image sensor and high ISO sensitivity offer exceptional image quality. A wide range of interchangeable NIKKOR lenses can be used to obtain cinematic effects and you can view your movie clips on the camera or an HDTV.
Live View with subject tracking: Live View mode lets you compose images using the LCD monitor. Four easily selectable AF modes assure sharp results: Face priority AF, Wide area AF, Normal area AF and Subject Tracking AF, which keeps the camera focused on a moving subject even if it leaves the frame for a moment.
12.3 megapixel DX format CMOS image sensor lets you capture outstandingly detailed images and produce stunningly sharp enlargements.
High ISO (200-3200) light sensitivity, extendable up to ISO 6400 (equivalent) and down to ISO 100 (equivalent). Enables faster shutter speeds, significantly reducing the risk of blurred images when you shoot fast-moving subjects or take pictures in low light.
Integrated dust reduction system: Image Sensor Cleaning and Airflow Control systems keep dust away from the camera’s image sensors for clear, spot-free images.
Advanced autofocus performance with versatile Multi-CAM100 11-point AF system offers fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame. Four AF-area modes, including 3D-tracking AF, deliver sharp results, whether your subject is off-center, moving fast or completely unpredictable.
Scene Recognition System optimizes exposure, autofocus, and white balance immediately before the shutter is released, to deliver precise exposures and sharply-defined images.
EXPEED image processing system for optimum performance and maximum image quality.
Active D-Lighting automatically retains details in highlights and shadows for stunning images with natural contrast. It works at the moment you take the shot, features four levels of intensity and can be activated manually or automatically.
Scene Modes automatically adjust camera settings, including Picture Controls and active D-Lighting, to take the guesswork out of tricky photo situations and deliver optimal results. Simply turn the mode dial to SCENE to access the most commonly used modes. Sample photos appear on the display to help you select the right mode and there are 19 to choose from.
Extensive in-camera Retouch Menu lets you edit and enhance images in the camera. Offers a range of photo effects including Perspective Control, Soft Focus and Color Outline, which transforms your photo into a line drawing.
Picture Controls let you set the look and mood of your photos or D-Movie clips before you shoot. Choose from six settings: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape.
Highly durable 100,000-cycle shutter unit: provides exceptional reliability. Thoroughly tested on fully assembled cameras, it delivers precise shutter control.
Quiet shooting mode: perfect for photographing a sleeping baby, Quiet mode noticeably reduces the sound of the camera’s internal mechanisms when the shutter is pressed.
Extensive playback functions including a calendar view that organizes images according to the date and time they were shot, a 72-frame thumbnail display and histograms of magnified sections within an image. HDTV compatibility: the built-in High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connector makes it easy to watch your photos and movie clips on an HDTV. Simply connect a compatible HDMI cable between your camera and the TV.
NIKKOR lenses: optimized for use with AF-S and AF-I NIKKOR lenses, renowned for delivering outstanding sharpness, crisp contrast and precise color reproduction.
Global Positioning System (GPS) via an optional GP-1 unit that attaches to the camera and automatically records location information such as latitude, longitude, altitude and time as ‘geotags’ in the image data (EXIF) of each photo.


And they also released the 10-24mm DX lens

http://press.nikon.se/pressbilder/objektiv/R337/DX_10_24G_ED.jpg




2.4x zoom lens with 10 to 24mm focal range (35mm equivalent: 15-36mm).
Extreme wide-angle coverage lets you capture sweeping panoramas and images with an exaggerated perspective.
Exceptional optical performance designed specifically for use with Nikon DX format digital SLR sensors.
ED (Extra low Dispersion) glass and aspherical lens elements ensure high resolution and superior contrast.
SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast, whisper-quiet autofocus.
IF (Internal Focusing) design for fixed lens length and non-rotating front element; allows use of polarizing filters and lens-mounted flash accessories.
Snap-on front lens cap, rear lens cap, bayonet lens hood and lens pouch included.

Kirium
14th April 2009, 01:55 PM
Is it just me or is this a D90 with an adjustable screen?

Phase
14th April 2009, 02:11 PM
I'm glad to see Nikon has followed the naming conventions of 'whatever the hell we feel like on the day'

BLINDER
14th April 2009, 03:19 PM
I'm glad to see Nikon has followed the naming conventions of 'whatever the hell we feel like on the day'

Better than Canon and their plan of naming everything the same eg 1DsMkwhatever....
Queit mode looks intriguing on this! Good move.
SLR's are SOOOO noisy!

decryption
14th April 2009, 03:24 PM
I hope the video mode is improved. It's practically useless unless you're using a tripod on the D90.

matthewlesh
14th April 2009, 03:34 PM
How cum this turns me on.. there's something wrong with me.

Thanks nikon for making another camera that i can't afford.

Kirium
14th April 2009, 03:55 PM
DP Review have a hands on preview here

Nikon D5000 Hands-on Preview: 1. Introduction: Digital Photography Review (http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikond5000/)

And there's images here

Nikon D5000 Digital Camera Samples - Hands-On Preview - The Imaging Resource! (http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/D5000/D5000A7.HTM)

bok
14th April 2009, 04:34 PM
And I was on the verge of buying a D90 too with my rudd monies. Might hold off and grab one of these instead :D

The Soopa Villainz
14th April 2009, 05:17 PM
Hmmmmmmm interesting. Grate now when I update my D90 I could go ether D700 or this new D500. Knowing I have all DX lenses, I guess the D500 could be a good option.

Edit:No autofocus motor built into the body, that is interesting, just like the D60. After reading up on the tech specs I would go for the D700 over the D500.

Kirium
14th April 2009, 07:20 PM
Hmmmmmmm interesting. Grate now when I update my D90 I could go ether D700 or this new D500. Knowing I have all DX lenses, I guess the D500 could be a good option.

Edit:No autofocus motor built into the body, that is interesting, just like the D60. After reading up on the tech specs I would go for the D700 over the D500.

I don't know which new Nikon camera you're reading about, but this D5000 slots into the lineup below the D90. It certainly doesn't compare to a D700... :confused1:

digoxin
14th April 2009, 09:39 PM
I'm glad to see Nikon has followed the naming conventions of 'whatever the hell we feel like on the day'

It is Tuesday. They are just trying to copy Apple with their product launches.

Sounds like a low end D90. Pity the lack of auto-focus motor

I quite like the idea of the swivel LCD. Good for overhead or low level focusing.

I would be quite happy though to consider a D700/D3 FX lcd sensor, HD video, swivel LCD, in built wireless transmit and GPS.

kevinnugent
15th April 2009, 09:29 AM
MMmm... I'm not a fan of swivel screens. I can't see how this thing won't get loose and wobbly or break over time. Anyway, it's an improvement over the 60, so well done Nikon.

hangdog
15th April 2009, 04:25 PM
This isn't the combination of fold-out screen and DSLR that I'll pay for. To me, it's closer to a D60/40x/40 than a D90 because of the single command dial, the lack of dedicated ISO & WB buttons, and no AF motor.

While fold-out LCDs are amazingly practical for anyone who photographs small kids or dogs at their level -- and I bought a Canon A650IS compact for that reason -- there are some features which I just can't do without on a DSLR. Yeah, I'm picky…:)