Here’s a handy guide to the dials, buttons, and other external controls on your Nikon D5000. (The lens shown on this digital camera is the Nikkor 18–55mm AF-S VR (Vibration Reduction) model sold with the D5000 kit; other lenses may differ. Camera controls marked with an asterisk have multiple functions.

Back of the camera.
Back of the camera.
Top of the camera.
Top of the camera.
Side of camera, including lens controls.
Side of camera, including lens controls.