Some of the Nikon D5000 features: 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor - Coupled with Nikon's EXPEED image processing and NIKKOR optics, breathtaking picture quality is assured. D-Movie Mode with sound - Record 720p HD movie clips enhanced by NIKKOR interchangeable lens quality and versatility. Vari-angle color LCD monitor - Position the 2.7-inch monitor freely for fresh shooting perspectives. Screen flips inward for safe keeping. 19 Auto-exposure Scene Modes - Capture stunning photos in challenging picture-taking situations including Sunsets, Candlelight, Silhouette, Portrait, Landscape, Beach/Snow, and more. One-button Live View - Easy Live View access offers 4 autofocus modes, including Face-priority AF. Continuous shooting as fast as 4 frames per second - Combined with fast power-up and split-second shutter response, decisive moments are captured easily without annoying shooting lag.