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Nikon D5000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1615 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 opinions. The contrast and storage get negative reviews, and comments about the energy efficiency and shutter are different.

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. Reviews about the lens and image quality are generally positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated, whereas opinions about the exposure and viewfinder are mixed. Many are less positive 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.

Jul, 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. People really like the portability and performance. The lens and price also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts 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.

Jul, 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. People really like the price.

price

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

Jul, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Nikon D5000 Digital SLR

 

The D5000 is Nikon's new advanced consumer DSLR, and it's loaded with features.

The Nikon D5000 is a well made and well equipped mid-level camera ideal for those upgrading from an entry-level DSLR and looking for more features. Performance and handling are excellent, autofocus is quick and reliable, and image quality is very good...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Nikon D5000 review

 

Is Nikon's new movie-capable DSLR a match for Canon's 500D?

A speedy, sturdy and simple-to-use DSLR that delivers fantastic photos and one heck of a bonus feature in HD video

Jul, 2009

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Is Nikon's new movie-capable DSLR a match for Canon's 500D?

A speedy, sturdy and simple-to-use DSLR that delivers fantastic photos and one heck of a bonus feature in HD video

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon D5000 DSLR camera

 

Nikon's D5000 amounts to Nikon slicing up another segment of the DSLR market pie, ensuring that they have a camera for all sectors and budgets. As such it slots into the company's line up above the “entry level” D60 but below the enthusiast oriented...

Image quality, movie quality, tilt turn and swivel LCD (for some shots), handling, ease of use, price

Small viewfinder, LCD resolution/colour rendition, size (for market), bottom hinged LCD easily impeded on a tripod

Looked at as a tweaked D60, the D5000 looks pricey and a little on the flabby side, however, switch that on its head and look at the D5000 as a D90-lite (and in some areas it out performs the D90, the colour tracking AF for example) and you have a very...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Ben Baird (techradar.com)

Nikon D5000 review

 

Nikon takes on the Canon EOS 500D with a raft of new features and the best Live View system yet

Compact body ; Intuitive interface ; Excellent AF/metering/White balance ; Very capable 11-point AF system Nikon's best Live View yet ; Includes face detection AF ; 720p 'HD' video can be handy

Simplified ergonomics ; Slow Contrast-detection AF in Live View ; Struggles with backlit subjects ; Inbuilt microphone is over-sensitive to sounds of camera handling ; No AF in video mode ; Currently rather pricey

May, 2009

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nikon D5000 18-55 VR Kit review

 

There's plenty to like in this SLR but its convoluted controls mean it's worth spending more on the D90.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (techadvisor.co.uk)

Nikon D5000 review

 

The Nikon D5000 is a camera that can be tailored to any shooting situation, and inexperienced photographers should find it simple to use. In essence, what you are getting in the D5000 is a camera that incorporates technology from the Nikon D90 (Live...

The Nikon D5000 is one of the most impressive digital SLR cameras on the market. Not only can it be used as a fully fledged D-SLR with manual settings, but it can shoot movies and also be used in a similar way to an advanced compact or a...

Apr, 2009

DIWA Golden Awards!

Expert review by (diwa-awards.com)

Nikon D5000

 

The Nikon D5000 knows how to stand out from most compact DSLR cameras thanks to its innovative image technology and users ease. The convenient vari-angle LCD monitor allows users to shoot from any angle, and Live View mode gives digital photography an...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Akihabara News (akihabaranews.com)

Nikon D5000, The Review

 

Despite the lack of color dynamic in certain shots and the poor quality HD video recording mode, I was quite pleased with this DSLR. With a formidable easy to understand UI and great collection of photo samples to best advise its owner, the D5000 is...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Nikon D5000 Digital SLR

 

With 12.3 megapixel image sensor, rest assured image quality will be gorgeous at worst. You will be able to make large prints, and zoom in to crop without losing clarity. Images will be sharper, colours will be more vivid, and pictures will make you...

The final feature which separates the D5000 from the D3000 is the GPS tagging. It will tell you the latitude, longitude, altitude and time when and where the picture was taken. This is helpful for pictures taken atop mountains and in terrains which may...

Mar, 2010

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