That is what I was thinking. I just looked at a pdf copy of the D5000 User Manual. The D5000 has 6 preset Picture Controls for use in P,S,A,or M exposure modes. One of them may be what you are looking for. You can also modify an existing Picture Control to suit your taste or create a Custom Picture Control. See pages 106-113 in the D5000 User Manual. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!