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Made available for pre-order on April 24th 2009 for release shorly thereafter, the D5000 is a DSLR camera from Nikon.

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Pros

2.7-inch articulating LCD

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Quiet Release Mode - new mode reduces the noise made by the shutter

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uses affordable, capacious and easy to find SD storage

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includes a mini-HDMI port for displaying images on HDTVs (no included cable)

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smaller frame

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720p video recording at 24fps

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same auto-focus system as the D90

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same sensor as the D90

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built in accessory port (for use with a GPS unit for easy geo-tagging or a wired remote)

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Cons

no autofocusing while recording video in HD

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low resolution display (230K vs the 920K on the D90)

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will not work with older screw-type autofocuses

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not all that much more affordable than the D90

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Poor viewfinder with 0.78x, 95% coverage, Pentamirror, VS. T1i or even the Xsi much larger!

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suffers from jelly-vision video issues (the same as that on the D90 due to the rolling shutter)

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no Full HD support, like the D90

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No DOF preview as EOS 500D

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No Mirror Lock-Up function as EOS 500D

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lenses not optimized for video = no silent autofocus mode. Every cheap handheld full hd camera offers this feature

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Made available for pre-order on April 24th 2009 for release shorly thereafter, the D5000 is a DSLR camera from Nikon. Featuring the D90's 12.3MP sensor, HD video capabilities and a new swiveling 2.7" LCD screen, the D5000 is built on a smaller frame. Designed to sit between the D90 and D60 in the Nikon lineup, the D5000 will cost $850 with a 8-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens or $730 for the body only.

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