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Nikon D3000 vs. Nikon D5000

It's never been easier to decide which camera is the best choice for you. Below, we'll look at more specs than you can shake a stick at.

Nikon D3000

Resolution:
10 megapixels
Screen Size:
3" screen
Sensor Type:
APS-C sensor
Release Date:
7/30/2009
LCD Movement:
Fixed
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Single
Continuous




Autofocus Light?:
Battery Type:
Battery Pack
Battery Specs:
Lithium-Ion EN-EL9a rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life:
500
Type:
Compact SLR
Built-In Flash?:
Yes (pop-up)
Color Filter:
Continuous Drive:
3.0 fps
Custom White Balance:
Yes (5)
Dimensions:
126 x 97 x 64 mm (4.96 x 3.82 x 2.52")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
10 megapixels
Sealed / Weather-Proof?:
No
Exposure Compensation:
+/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Modes:
External Flash:
Yes (Hot-shoe)
File Format:
Flash Modes:
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Flash Range:
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
GPS:
None
HDMI:
No
ISO:
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, (plus 3200 with boost)
Aspect Ratio(s):
0.12638888889
Image Stabilization:
No
JPG Quality Levels:
Fine, Normal, Basic
Live View:
No
Manual Exposure Mode:
Yes
Manual Focus:
Yes
Maximum Resolution:
3872 x 2592
Maximum Aperture:
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/4000 sec
Microphone?:
None
Minimum Shutter Speed:
30 sec
Number of Focal Points:
11
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
Expeed
Remote Control?:
Yes (Optional ML-L3)
Screen Dots:
230000
Screen Size:
3"
Screen Type:
Self Timer?:
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Photo Detectors:
11 megapixels
Sensor Size:
APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
Sensor Type:
CCD
Shutter Priority:
Yes
Speaker?:
None
Storage Types:
SD/SDHC card
Subject / Scene Modes:
Yes
Timelapse Recording:
No
Touch Screen?:
No
USB:
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
Viewfinder:
Optical (pentamirror)
White Balance Bracketing:
No
Weight (With Battery Installed):
536 g (1.18 lb / 18.91 oz)
White Balance Presets:
12
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Spot
ASIN(s):
B002JCSV5I
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
3200
Wireless:
Eye-Fi Connected
Body Construction Material:
Color Space:
Headphone Port?:
Microphone Port?:
MSRP:
AE Bracketing:
Flash Sync Speed:
Wireless:
Lens Mount:
Nikon F

Nikon D5000

Resolution:
12 megapixels
Screen Size:
2.7" screen
Sensor Type:
APS-C sensor
Release Date:
4/14/2009
LCD Movement:
Fully articulated
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
Live View


Autofocus Light?:
Battery Type:
Battery Pack
Battery Specs:
Nikon EN-EL9a Lithium-Ion battery
Battery Life:
Type:
Compact SLR
Built-In Flash?:
Yes (Pop-up)
Color Filter:
Continuous Drive:
4.0 fps
Custom White Balance:
Yes (5)
Dimensions:
127 x 104 x 80 mm (5 x 4.09 x 3.15")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
12 megapixels
Sealed / Weather-Proof?:
No
Exposure Compensation:
+/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Modes:
External Flash:
Yes (Hot-shoe)
File Format:
Flash Modes:
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Flash Range:
17.00 m (at ISO 100)
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
Motion JPEG
GPS:
Optional
HDMI:
Yes
ISO:
Auto, 200 - 3200 (plus 6400 with boost)
Aspect Ratio(s):
0.12638888889
Image Stabilization:
No
JPG Quality Levels:
Fine, Normal, Basic
Live View:
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Manual Exposure Mode:
Yes
Manual Focus:
Yes
Maximum Resolution:
4288 x 2848
Maximum Aperture:
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/4000 sec
Microphone?:
Mono
Minimum Shutter Speed:
30 sec
Number of Focal Points:
11
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
Expeed
Remote Control?:
Yes (Optional (ML-L3))
Screen Dots:
230000
Screen Size:
2.7"
Screen Type:
Self Timer?:
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Photo Detectors:
13 megapixels
Sensor Size:
APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
Sensor Type:
CMOS
Shutter Priority:
Yes
Speaker?:
Mono
Storage Types:
SD/SDHC card
Subject / Scene Modes:
Yes
Timelapse Recording:
Yes
Touch Screen?:
No
USB:
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
Viewfinder:
Optical (pentamirror)
White Balance Bracketing:
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Weight (With Battery Installed):
590 g (1.30 lb / 20.81 oz)
White Balance Presets:
12
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Spot
ASIN(s):
B00FXYT12G B00267S7TQ
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
6400
Wireless:
Eye-Fi Connected
Body Construction Material:
Color Space:
Headphone Port?:
No
Microphone Port?:
No
MSRP:
AE Bracketing:
+/-2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Sync Speed:
Wireless:
Lens Mount:
Nikon F