Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

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Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

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The file numbering sequence incorrectly defaults to OFF, meaning you'll often be shooting files named DSC_0001. This articulated screen is one of the few true novelties the D5000 offers over previous Nikon DSLRs. For everybody else, the Nikon D5000 provides much the same functionality and image quality in a smaller, lighter and quieter edition.

The mode of operation can be TTL, Auto or Manual, and there is Flash Exposure Compensation (FEC) available as well. Still, articulated displays are very useful for getting unusual shots, and sometimes they're the only way to get a shot at all.

Still, it works very well if you're not in a hurry, and by its very nature, is never subject to the front- or back-focusing that can plague phase-detect AF systems if they're even a tiny bit out of adjustment. Nikon's 3D Color Matrix Metering system employs a 420-pixel RGB light meter that covers most of the Nikon D5000's image area (the D300 and higher models use a 1,005-pixel RGB sensor). You have to set focus before you start shooting your movie, but you can still manual focus while you're shooting (hint: turn off AF on the lens barrel), as well as zoom. As in past models, the Color Matrix Metering system compares what it sees in the image to a database of 30,000 photos to make its metering decisions for each scene.

Of course the Nikon D5000 is an SLR, so Live View and video recording are add-on features, more than anything else.Live View doesn't work very well; get a point-and-shoot like a Canon SD880 if you want better response while viewing through the LCD. Its grip seems to have less depth, so it's harder to get a good purchase with your fingers, but once you rest the weight into your palm and oppose it with your thumb, your hold improves. And that, far more than the latest gee-whiz feature, the kind of advancement we like to see in a digital camera: better image quality in low light. Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye correction, reat curtain with slow sync.

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