New Nikon D5000 entry level rumored
Rumor has it that Nikon may be preparing a new entry-level DSLR camera that will either replace or complement the current cheap, entry level Nikon D60. Some sources that were researching and reviewing Olympus information now are stating that a new digital SLR camera known as the D5000 may be unveiled at the PMA photography expo next month. While specifications are hard to determine, some are saying that its imaging performance and functionality will be roughly be on par with the considerably higher-end Nikon D90. Among the other upgrades and improvements would be a long-requested increase on the number of auto focusing points from the current three on the D40 and D60.
The DSLR camera will continue to reduce costs and be at a cheaper price by requiring that the camera lenses have their own auto focus motors instead of building the auto focus into the digital SLR camera body, as is the case with the D90 and other top reviewed models.
The exact date of when the new Nikon D5000 camera would ship and more exact, concrete technical details aren't mentioned and are not known at this time, and potentially cast doubt on the accuracy of the report. However, Nikon has recently entered a pattern of releasing a new entry-level DSLR every 1 to 1.5 years so the timing is about right, however, and Nikon hasn't addressed the category since unveiling the D60 in January of last year. In addition, a D5000 name for this cheap, entry level model would also avoid a potential naming conflict with the older Nikon D70.