Monday, March 15, 2010
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 07:00 AM
This is my review video of the Nikon D5000 DSLR. The D5000 has a 12.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, can record 720p videos at 24fps (MJPEG format). The 2.7 inch screen flips down and rotates around to face the front. It also has 19 auto-exposure scene modes, up to 4fps shooting, one-button Live View, ISO sensitivity from 200 to 3200, built-in image sensor cleaning, 11-point autofocus system with 3D focus tracking, auto active D-Lighting, in-camera image retouching with special effects, and more.
The video is kind of funny, because I discovered something about that the camera while I was complaining about something I didn't like - there's nothing like proving yourself wrong on video! My complaint was that when the camera was in full auto mode, I couldn't press the flash button to pop up the flash and force the camera to use it. Duh right? Of course I couldn't do that - the camera would only pop up the flash if it thought it was needed. I don't know why I didn't clue into that rather obvious fact sooner - at any rate, when the camera is set to any of the manual modes (including shutter priority, aperture priority, etc.) you can manually pop up the flash and it will be used.
All in all, I quite like the D5000 - though I find that I'm using my Panasonic GF1 more than any other camera I own right now.
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Jason Dunn owns and operates Thoughts Media Inc., a company dedicated to creating the best in online communities. He enjoys photography, mobile devices, blogging, digital media content creation/editing, and pretty much all technology. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his lovely wife, his son Logan, and his sometimes obedient dog. He's still searching for the perfect netbook.
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