Great deal at Argos for a great camera (in stock when I last checked)
I think 1.5% quidco also available!
Exceptional image quality with the same sensor as in the D300 and the D90.
The price has come down recently due to a Nikon recall for this camera which has put a temporary cloud over the model. The recall, if your camera is effected, is to replace a component that switches the camera on and off, nothing to do with picture taking (Nikon fix for free). All stock currently being delivered by Nikon does not now have this fault.
I expect its price to rise again after the recall is behind Nikon, so its a good time to get such a good picture and HD video camera.
Note that the user interface is a significant departure for Nikon on this model, as it goes for an "everything on screen" selector, like olympus, rather then the more conventional SLR button fest.
Lastly, its worth saying that this sensor has the best low light performance from any non-full frame sensor on the market. So its a great camera, amongst other things, for indoor handheld.
Blurb from Nikon:
The D5000 is a powerful and versatile SLR camera that delivers superb still images and high-definition D-movie clips with sound. Incredibly easy to use, it boasts a range of automatic features that help capture the shots you want and an impressive 12.3 megapixel DX format image sensor that ensures exceptionally detailed results. The innovative vari-angle LCD monitor makes it easy to shoot from any angle, bringing an exciting new twist to using Live View. Whether you shoot still or moving images, you can flip, tilt or turn the monitor to take shots from above, below, to the side, or to create self-portraits. An array of automatic scene modes make it simple to capture clear images in a variety of situations and a range of retouch functions let you enhance photos in-camera. With so many powerful features packed into its compact, lightweight body, the D5000 offers people on the go a fantastic way to capture stunning shots from any angle.
Innovative vari-angle LCD monitor
Live View and D-Movie
Superior image quality 12.3 megapixels and wide ISO range
Extensive in-camera retouch menu
19 Scene Modes
link to spec:http://www.europe-nikon.com/product/en_GB/products/broad/1788/overview.html