Nikon D5000 DSLR

During the week I got my brand new digital SLR camera, Nikon’s D5000. This is a semi professional digital camera which might mean I’ve gone over my head with this camera but we will see. I purchased this camera for my trip to china at the end of the month with Lostagent2 for our mates wedding.

The version I purchased comes with two lenses the standard Nikon VR 18 – 55 mm and the higher zoom Nikon VR 55 – 200 mm. While in China I plan to get a wide-angle lens to allow me to take pictures of the Great Wall of China.

Nikon D5000 DSLR Key Features:

  • 12.9 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor (effective pixels: 12.3 million)
  • 2.7″ tilt and swivel LCD monitor (230,000 dots)
  • Movie capture at up to 1280 x 720 (720p) 24 fps with mono sound
  • Live View with contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking
  • Image sensor cleaning (sensor shake)
  • 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
  • IS0 200-3200 range (100-6400 expanded)
  • 4 frames per second continuous shooting (buffer: 7 RAW, 25 JPEG fine, 100 JPEG Normal)
  • Expeed image processing engine
  • Extensive in-camera retouching including raw development and straightening
  • Connector for optional GPS unit (fits on hot shoe)
  • New battery with increased capacity
  • 72 thumbnail and calendar view in playback

 After playing with the camera the last few days, I’m very happy with my purchase and think that Nikon’s D5000 DSLR will be exactly what I’ll need while in China visiting the great and interesting sites that are on offer.

Look out over the coming weeks for my posts from China.

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