Some key features of the Nikon D5000 DSLR are:
19 Scene Modes
A plethora of scene modes are available such as Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Sports, Kids, Beach/Snow, Sunrise/Sunset, Dawn/Dusk, Food, Silhouette, Macro (Close-up) mode, High Key, and Low Key.
The camera has inherited the high quality HD capabilities of the D90 and can shoot 720p HD videos. This provides the much-needed video-capture facility for those special moments in life.
There is a host of in-camera editing options such as red-eye reduction, cropping, color balance, straightening, fish-eye effect, etc.