The oft-rumored and poorly kept secret Nikon D5000 has finally been revealed by Nikon. The final camera is basically what was expected by the numerous rumor-mongers out there. The Nikon D5000 features 12.3 megapixels, a 2.7″ articulating LCD and, of course, HD video capture.
Check availability of the Nikon D5000 at Amazon.com.
Nikon D5000 Key Features
- 12.3 megapixels
- ISO 100-6400
- HD video capture
- 11-point autofocus
- 100,000-cycle shutter
To see more details (including the official press release) and images of the Nikon D5000, visit Photography Bay’s Nikon D5000 Reviews and Resources.
Just as I feared, crappy screen size and resolution (compared to Canon 500D) to accommodate useless and break prone swivel mechanism. Canon 500D is also lighter, smaller and has better HD video (30fps against 24fps, max 30 min against max 5 min). The only thing I see for Nikon is continuous 4 fps against Canon’s 3.4fps. Looks like I’m going with Canon 500D.
It’s arguable whether 30fps is better than 24fps. A lot of people assume that, since they grew up watching films that were projected at 24fps in theaters, that watching the same framerate on an LCD screen is more “cinematic” than 30fps. The Nikon is just another choice for people with different priorities, that’s all.