Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn review the D5000, which is the ultimate digital SLR camera from Nikon: smaller, lighter, and easier to use with 12.3 megapixels, 720p video recording, geo-tagging and more.
What You Need to Know
The camera is about 6" deep with the lens
It weighs about 2 lbs.
It also has a swiveling LCD
The problem with the interface is, you really don't know where to find the setting you want to change; for example, if you wanted to shoot continuously, you have to press the info button twice, then find "release mode," which isn't very descriptive, then change to the multiple frame mode
We'd rather they just stuck to their old interface
The D5,000 records in 720p (1280 x 720) at 24fps, but it still ends up being a little grainy and noisy
Also, there is no auto focus during recording, but you can use the manual focus ring
Pictures look great
Normal light shots have warm colors and accurate exposure
It doesn't have the highest megapixel count of the DSLR battle, but it's still has lots of detail
Low light shots also look good since the flash distributes exposure evenly
If using it were easier, or the video looked better, we could fully recommend it