Nikon announces D5000

We've seen the leaked photos of the D5000's in the wild, but the official announcement came through from Nikon about the D5000. The D5000 features a 2.7-inch vari-angle LCD monitor that allows you to shoot easily from any angle you can work your way into.

Also making an appearance is the D90's groundbreaking HD movie capability, Nikon's proprietary D-Movie function. The D9000 features a12.3MP sensor and high-sensitivity between ISO 200 and 3200, which can be extended to ISO 100 and ISO 6400 equivalent. The new D5000 also gives the user a wide variety of photo editing options within the camera for the quick adjustments post-shot.

The D5000 will be available later this month, and will cost $730 for body only, or $850 for body and the ƒ3.5-5.6G 18-55mm VR lens. The D5000 is positioned as more of a consumer level camera that will fill the gap between entry level and professional grade cameras. The D5000 is sure to be a popular choice for photography enthusiasts.