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Nikon unveils the D5000

Take that, Canon 500D

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Just weeks after Canon launched its entry-level 500D Digital SLR, Nikon has responded with its latest entry-level DSLR shooter: the D5000.

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Nikon's 12.3Mp D5000 DSLR

Although only fitted with a 12.3Mp sensor – Canon’s 500D has a 15.1Mp sensor – the D5000’s most notable feature is its 2.7in “Vari-angle” LCD screen, which can swing downwards by 90° and rotate by 180°. It also supports Live View.

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The Vari-angle LCD can rotate by 180°

Able to capture stills at an ISO sensitivity of up to 3200, the D5000 is equipped with 11 auto focus points, 19 pre-set scene modes – including “Candlelight” and “Food” – and has a Face Detection System.

Switch over to movie mode and the Nikon D5000 will record 1280 x 720p footage at a maximum of 24f/s. Audio’s captured through an integrated microphone and the resulting movie can be displayed on your HD telly using the camera’s HDMI port.

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Export 720p video onto your TV

A Dust Reduction feature will help keep specs away from the sensor, while all content is stored onto SD memory cards.

Nikon’s 127 x 104 x 80mm D5000 will be priced at £720 ($1070/€805), body only. It’s expected to be released in early May. ®

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