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What do I get over my D40X in the D5000?

sbnc

Surf City, US
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sbnc Registered since 22nd Jan 2009
Wed 06-May-09 09:34 PM

Other than the video ability, would I want to upgrade from my D40X?

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mfaccone

Bend, US
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#1. "RE: What do I get over my D40X in the D5000?" | In response to Reply # 0

mfaccone Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Apr 2008
Wed 06-May-09 11:09 PM

You'll get the upgraded 12.3MP sensor.. a couple years R&D for low light high ISO performance. Newest technology in chips and software.
Swivel monitor, some say very useful in Macro shots and hip shots.
You get several new Scenes... shooting different scenarios.
You'll get in camera RAW Processing and retouching, and some added editing features.
Some other features I can't completely recall at the moment.

Mark

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gkaiseril

Chicago, US
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#2. "RE: What do I get over my D40X in the D5000?" | In response to Reply # 0

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Thu 07-May-09 02:08 PM | edited Thu 07-May-09 02:15 PM by gkaiseril

You can see all the specifications and differences in Nikon's DIGITAL SLR COMPARISON CHART.

  • 2 x Mega Pixels
  • CMOS sensor
  • Larger images
  • White Balance Bracketing
  • 3200 ISO
  • More program shooting modes
  • 1/2 EV increments
  • 4 level D-Lighting
  • More custom settings
  • Faster frame rate
  • Wired remote shutter release
  • Higher GN for built in flash
  • High speed flash synch
  • More retouch menu options
  • NR reduction control levels
  • HDMI output
  • Supports Nikon GP-1
  • Sound movie mode
  • Swivel screen
  • Live View

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smithsc

Overland Park, US
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#3. "RE: What do I get over my D40X in the D5000?" | In response to Reply # 0

smithsc Registered since 16th Dec 2007
Mon 11-May-09 03:49 PM

I'll be able to tell you soon. Jsut bought a D5000 on Saturday to upgrade from my D40X I've had for about (18)months.

Steve

protege

US
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#4. "RE: What do I get over my D40X in the D5000?" | In response to Reply # 3

protege Registered since 09th May 2009
Tue 12-May-09 12:33 AM

>I'll be able to tell you soon. Jsut bought a D5000 on
>Saturday to upgrade from my D40X I've had for about
>(18)months.
>
>Steve
waiting to hear what you have to say,i should have mine by the weekend.

morsej001

US
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#5. "RE: What do I get over my D40X in the D5000?" | In response to Reply # 0

morsej001 Registered since 27th May 2009
Wed 27-May-09 07:30 AM

Most of my pictures are macro studies taken with a 55mm manual-focus Micro-Nikkor some 30 years old. I had the lens on a D40x until my D5000 body arrived four days ago, and of course I'm just beginning to get used to the new camera. But the difference in image quality between the two cameras is instantly obvious -- not only to me but to everybody I've shown my work to. The D5000's sensor is just wonderful for color.

I have to add, though, that the D5000's tiltable LCD is blurry and dark -- not really usable in bright sunlight. Of course the Micro-Nikkor lens stays stopped down when the mirror is up, but focusing isn't much better with an AF lens. While I'm complaining, I'll add that the D500's NEF files don't work in Photoshop CS3. I'm reduced to running them through Adobe's DNG Converter before I can open them in Photoshop.

But the D5000's pictures are magnificent. Vissi d'arte.

sbnc

Surf City, US
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#6. "RE: What do I get over my D40X in the D5000?" | In response to Reply # 5

sbnc Registered since 22nd Jan 2009
Thu 28-May-09 06:04 PM

Really want to thank you for the comparison info.

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gkaiseril

Chicago, US
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#7. "RE: What do I get over my D40X in the D5000?" | In response to Reply # 6

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Thu 28-May-09 10:05 PM | edited Thu 28-May-09 10:07 PM by gkaiseril

I forgot to mention the optional Speedlight "commander" function that can control remotely located SB-900/800/600 CLS Speedlights wirelessly from the camrea in the TTL or Manual modes.

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