Nikon D5000 review

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

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TechRadar's rating

Average user rating

For
  • 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
Against
  • 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
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