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Nikon D5000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1614 reviews of Nikon D5000. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and image quality. The screen and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the energy efficiency and shutter. Many are less positive about the contrast and storage.

usability, performance, screen, image quality, price

flash, software, storage, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon D5000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 user reviews of Nikon D5000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the lens and image quality. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the exposure and viewfinder. There are some less positive views about the zoom and focus.

usability, performance, portability, image quality, lens

focus, zoom

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon D5000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Nikon D5000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the portability and performance are on the whole positive. The lens and price also get good feedback, but there are some less positive comments about the focus and durability.

usability, price, lens, performance, portability

durability, focus

99% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nikon D5000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Nikon D5000 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the price.

price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Nikon D5000 impressions, head-to-head with D90

 

Nikon's D5000 is a curious beast. It boasts an unorthodox model name, packs a strikingly unique display and aims at an atypically small niche. In a way, it's a...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Nikon D5000 DSLR preview roundup

 

It's pretty remarkable the speed at which new DSLRs are emerging these days, so it's ever more important that you really know what's what when selecting your f...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : DP Review (dpreview.com)

Expert Review

 

The D5000 takes the D3000's ease of use and sprinkles in some of the D90's more advanced features to create a user-friendly but surprisingly sophisticated photography tool. It may not be that pretty, but it handles well and produces reliably good...

Excellent image quality, Good tonal response and dynamic range, Very impressive high ISO performance, Easy-to-use control system, Feels very fast and responsive in use, Twist and swivel screen useful for certain shooting types, Useful in-camera RAW...

Control system rather dependant on multiple button presses, Contrast detect AF so slow it's useless for most types of photography (which is often the case on DSLRs), No built-in AF motor restricts lens choice (though most popular lenses do work),...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Sean Captain (wired.com)

Review: Nikon D5000

 

Though its awesome D90 was the first DSLR to leap into HD video, Nikon took a jump backward with this model. Freshly captured movies look...

Swiveling screen. While video settings are minimal, aperture adjustment lets you control depth of field

Prepare to miss some great shots while you dig though multiple screens to make adjustments. Menus use ambiguous sample photos instead of words, which makes some controls indecipherable. Claustrophobic viewfinder and smallish 2.7-inch LCD

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Nikon D5000 Review

 

The recent boom in DSLR sales has seen all the major manufacturers adding bulked-up or stripped-down entry level models, repositioning their offerings to make sure that anyone willing to put up with the size and weight of a DSLR will look at one of...

Excellent image quality Good tonal response and dynamic range Very impressive high ISO performance Easy-to-use control system Feels very fast and responsive in use Twist and swivel screen useful for certain shooting types Useful in-camera RAW...

Control system rather dependant on multiple button presses Contrast detect AF so slow it's useless for most types of photography (which is often the case on DSLRs) No built-in AF motor restricts lens choice (though most popular lenses do work) Default...

The Nikon D5000 aims to be a lot of things to a lot of people - stepping in above the D60 as an offering designed to attract upgraders from older entry-level DSLRs, as well as lending a welcoming hand-up to DSLR ownership for compact camera users...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

Nikon D5000

 

The Nikon D5000 ($850 with an 18mm-to-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR lens, as of 5/15/09) strikes a great balance between price and features. It deviates from the nomenclature of its closest siblings, the Nikon D60 and Nikon D90, but no matter: It combines many of...

Tilt and swivel LCD enables creativity ; Records HD video to Motion JPEG

Battery life not as long as larger units ; Automatic controls produce middling pics

This well-rounded model has tons of features, and a handy tilt-and swivel screen. But auto-mode images were middling.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Nikon D5000 review: Nikon D5000

 

Nikon D5000

Very good photo quality; fast; video capture; articulated LCD; nice kit lens.

Small, dim viewfinder; middling video quality; too easy to accidentally change focus points.

Though it falls short in its design, the Nikon D5000 delivers a nice feature set, speedy performance, and great photo quality for the money.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Flacy (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon D5000 SLR Review

 

MELVILLE, N.Y. (April 14, 2009) - Nikon Inc. today introduced the new D5000, a digital SLR camera with a host of features and capabilities that deliver superior performance and image quality along with amazing versatility for photo enthusiasts and...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Nikon D5000

 

The D5000 is a good performing camera that offers more than the regular entry level features you would expect from other manufacturers in the same price range. Overall the features and value included in the unit are worth a look. The Nikon D5000 is a...

Continuous shutter to 4 fps2.7 inch Vari-angle LCD color monitorLive View mode12.3 Megapixel

A little heavy at 1lb 3.8oz

The Nikon D5000 digital SLR camera is a good all-round unit that makes...

Oct, 2009

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon D5000 review

 

Digital SLR cameras are driving the current digital camera industry. Whereas compact cameras did this in the last few years, we see this role being taken over by the DSLR. At the time, I remember Nikon vouching for the DSLR camera - they saw themselves...

The Nikon D5000 is an interesting digital SLR camera for novices and amateur photographers. This camera is the start of a new segment within Nikon's assortment. The D5000 looks a lot like the D90; yet it also inherited features from the entry-level...

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