Nikon Z7 II vs Nikon D5000

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Z7 II and Nikon D5000. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon Z7 II
Nikon D5000

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon Z7 II were released 2020 and Nikon D5000 was released 2009. That is a 11 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon Z7 II Nikon 2020
Nikon D5000 Nikon 2009

Type of camera

Nikon Z7 II is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D5000 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon Z7 II has a "FX"-sensor while Nikon D5000 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon Z7 II 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Nikon D5000 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Nikon Z7 II has a 46 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D5000 has 12,3 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon Z7 II 46 MP 45441024 8256 5504
Nikon D5000 12,3 MP 12212224 4288 2848

Nikon Z7 II has a 272 % larger resolution than Nikon D5000. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon Z7 II has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D5000. Nikon Z7 II has an ISO range that stretches from 64 to 25600 while Nikon D5000 has 200 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Z7 II 64-25600
Nikon D5000 200-6400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Nikon Z7 II has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D5000 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D5000 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z7 II
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D5000

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon Z7 II can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Nikon D5000 can shoot up to 4 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon Z7 II 10
Nikon D5000 4

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Nikon Z7 II and Nikon D5000 can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Nikon Z7 II weighs 705 gr (equal to 1,55 lb) which is 19% heavier than Nikon D5000 and its 590 gr (or 1,3 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon Z7 II 705 gr 1,55 lb
Nikon D5000 590 gr 1,3 lb