Nikon D5000 Playback Modes & Screens

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Playback Features





Nikon D5000 Digital SLR

Pressing the Play button enters playback or review mode. Depending on the options you have selected in the Playback menu, pressing up on the 4-way controller will display minimal information, extended exposure information with exposure histogram, highlight display mode, RGB histograms, etc.





Nikon D5000 Digital SLR

Pressing the OK button while viewing an image will bring up the Retouch Menu, as shown above.



Nikon D5000 Digital SLR

Pressing the Help/Index/Zoom out button will bring up 4, 9, or 72 thumbnails, allowing you to quickly search through stored files. Press the button again and you will enter the Calendar display, which lets you search images that were captured on a certain date.



Nikon D5000 Digital SLR

The full screen image can be enlarged up to 27x (depending on the image size) in multiple steps, at any step you can use the multi-selector to scroll around inside the magnified image. If any faces were detected in the frame, you can use the "i" button + rotate the control dial to display faces without changing zoom ratio.




Nikon D5000 Digital SLR

Playback Menu

    Delete - Delete images from CF card
    Playback folder - Select the active playback image folder
    Display mode - Select the playback display features: Shooting data, Histogram, Highlights, RGB Histogram, Focus point
    Image review - Display image immediately after capture
    Rotate tall - Automatically rotate portrait oriented images for display
    Slide show - Start an automated slide show of the images in the current image folder
    Print set - Enter DPOF printing information


Nikon D5000 Digital SLR

Retouch Menu

    D-Lighting - brightens shadows, ideal for dark or back-lit photos
    Red-Eye Correction - Remove red-eye in your flash portraits (saves as a corrected copy, does not overwrite original)
    Trim - Crop and image and save as a new file
    Monochrome - Choose Black&White, Sepia or Cyanotype (blue and white monochrome)
    Filter Effects - Choose from Sky light, Warm filter, Red/Green/Blue intensifier, Cross screen, or Soft
    Color Balance - Use the multi-selector to create a copy of an image with modified color balance.
    Small Picture - Create a small copy of and image
    Image Overlay - Combine two existing RAW photos to create a single picture that is saved separately. The new image is saved at the current image quality and size settings.
    NEF (RAW) processing - Convert RAW images to JPEG format in-camera with minimal editing options for white balance, image size, exposure comp., picture control, etc.
    Quick retouch - Enhances saturation and contrast as well as applies D-lighting as required; image is then saved as a new file
    Straighten - Correct images that are not level
    Distortion control - Reduce effects of peripheral distortion (barrel distortion and pin-cushioning) in your photos; Auto or Manual options, edited image is saved as a new file
    Fisheye - Create copies of images that appear to have been photographed using a fisheye lens
    Color Outline - Outline an image, saves as new file
    Perspective control - Reduce the effects of perspective in photos of tall buildings, etc.
    Stop-motion movie - Create a Stop-motion from photos saved on the memory card





Nikon D5000 Digital SLR

Here you can see the D-lighting option. You can control the intensity of this feature with settings for Low, Normal or High.





Nikon D5000 Digital SLR

You can also adjust Color balance right in the camera.





Nikon D5000 Digital SLR

Don't have time to edit a NEF (RAW) file on your PC or Mac? No problem, the D5000 offers quick and basic RAW conversion in-camera, for processing on the fly.


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