We have been waiting for Nikon’s answer to Canon’s HD-toting T1i and it’s here in the form of the D5000. The first thing you’ll notice is the swiveling 2.7-inch vari-angle LCD that’s hinged to the bottom of the camera. When you pick it up and start shooting, you’ll notice that it sports the exact same 12.3-megapixel sensor that lives inside the pricier D90. When it comes to video, it doesn’t quite make the magical 1080p number, but it will shoot 720p HD at 24 FPS. Ultimately, that mode is probably more useful than than the T1i’s 1080p mode, which can only muster 20 fps. One of our favorite new features is the quiet shutter releases which is explained fairly well by its name. Take the jump for more features and photos.
Nikon D5000 DSLR Shoots HD Video for $729
We have been waiting for Nikont quite make the magical 1080p number, but it will shoot 720p HD at 24 FPS.