Nikon D5000
Top 37%964 points
Top 37%
Megapixels
Number of cameras
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Top 95%
747 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Nikon D5000: 60 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

12.3MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
294
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.6 x 15.8mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
247
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
11
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
190
0

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
868ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
178
0

5. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
4fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
175
0

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D5000
26% have it
152
0

7. weight

560g
HTC Re: 65.5g
142
0

8. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
72
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
132
0

9. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
6400ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
127
0

10. video recording

720 x 24fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
115
0

11. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
510shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
22.7bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
87
0

13. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Nikon D5000
11% have it
84
0

14. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.00025s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
81
0

15. width

127mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

16. dynamic range

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
12.5Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
72
0

17. volume

1056cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

18. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
230k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
71
0

19. height

104mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

20. thickness

80mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

21. battery power

1080mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX: 4360mAh
69
0

22. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon D5000
23% have it
67
0

23. has GPS

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Nikon D5000
14% have it
58
0

24. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
2.7"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.8"
58
0

25. has sensor shift stabilization

With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
Nikon D5000
17% have it
57
0

26. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Nikon D5000
30% have it
56
0

27. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Nikon D5000
73% have it
56
0

28. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Nikon D5000
43% have it
54
0

29. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Nikon D5000
52% have it
52
0

30. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Nikon D5000
88% have it
51
0

31. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Nikon D5000
44% have it
50
0

32. more viewfinder coverage

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.
95%
Canon EOS M6: 100%
49
0

33. shutter lag

The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
0.351s
Leica M Typ 240: 0.00025s
49
0

34. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Nikon D5000
29% have it
49
0

35. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Nikon D5000
66% have it
49
0

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