Rented this body as a second camera to have for shooting a wedding to keep extra lenses readily available for shooting, and my assistant and I played around with it a little. It's very similar to the D3000, D60, etc. The video mode was easy to use (only downfall was lack of autofocus in video) Has a few extra autofocus points than the previous entry level DSLR's. Controls were very intuitive and easy to figure out. The swivel LCD screen could come in handy if doing self portraits or shooting from odd angles remote. Images were consistent & good up to about 600 ISO. All-in-all was very happy with this rental & of course borrowlenses customer service was top notch.
Nikon D5000 Digital SLR
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The Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera offers movie recording in 720p up to 24 FPS and the option to record audio either in-camera or using an external microphone (mic not included). A 2.7" LCD with 180º swivel design which gives shooting position flexibility to the user. The D5000 is also equipped with scene modes for easier shooting of sunsets, candlelight, silhouettes, portraits, landscape, beach, and snow with creative in-camera editing for black and white conversion or red eye correction. Control multiple off-camera Nikon flashes directly from the D5000 with Nikon's Creative Lighting System. This camera is suitable for everyday shooting, traveling, and events.