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Nikon Coolpix 5000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 861 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and image quality. The lens and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the shutter and focus. Reviews about the responsiveness and performance are different.

portability, usability, lens, image quality, screen

value for money, flash, battery, focus, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix 5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Compact and comfortable Coolpix Nikon has succeeded in combining the shooting flexibility of its older Coolpix 900-series cameras with the smooth ergonomics of the more recent Coolpix 775 and 885 by putting a 1.8-inch, fold-out-and-swivel LCD on a...

High resolution; extensive feature set; compact design and comfortable ergonomics; fold-out-and-swivel LCD; compatible with IBM Microdrives.

A few important controls are buried; lens not as powerful as competitors'; noticeable chromatic aberration and JPEG artifacts in images.

Some may not like this camera's menu-driven operation or modest lens, but it offers an extensive feature set and flexible design.

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Nikon Coolpix 5000


The Coolpix 5000 was first announced back in September this year. Its design with a compact metal body, extending lens and flip-out and twist LCD surprised quite a few Coolpix aficionados. Clearly the Coolpix 5000 doesn't follow the previous line of...

Good metering, good automatic white balance, average resolution capability ; Control over all processing algorithm parameters: contrast, saturation, sharpness ; Good build quality, small and compact design ; Wide angle zoom (28 mm) ; Concept of three...

Slow startup time ; Chromatic aberrations just as visible as previous Coolpix digital cameras ; High noise levels from ISO 200 upwards ; Video camera like clipping of highlights ('video camera' look to some images) ; Stuck pixel (on the camera I had...

Based largely on the Coolpix 995 'engine' the 5000 carries all of its great features and builds on them. The quick access user settings concept is a great way to have the camera set up for different situations, it's also a good way to work around...

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Nikon Coolpix 5000


The Coolpix 5000 is Nikon's newest flagship of the Coolpix line with a 5-megapixel CCD imager housed in a compact and durable magnesium body. It's Nikon's first digital camera with the ability to record movies with audio and has both a microphone a

ISOR5000 is compatible with Photoshop 5.0, 5.5, 6.0 or higher (PC and MAC) - All Photoshop languages. Currently not compatible with PhotoshopLE and Elements.

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Nikon Coolpix 5000 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


Nikon is one of the few companies that you can say truly needs no introduction in the world of photography. Their name has been identified with professional and high-end amateur photography for a good 5 decades now, and they've been very successful at...

As with all Imaging Resource camera tests, I encourage you to let your own eyes be the judge of how well the devices performed. Explore the images on the pictures page, to see how well the Coolpix 5000 performed, and how its images compare to other...

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Nikon Coolpix 5000


Was the Coolpix 5000 worth the wait? Read on and find out

All the manual controls you'll ever need ; Usually excellent photo quality ; CompactFlash Type II slot - Microdrive works fine ; Handy swiveling LCD ; Lens is very "wide" for a consumer digicam ; Hot shoe for external flash ; Lots of external lens options

Blew out the sky in too many pictures, especially with spot metering ; Some chromatic aberrations ; Rear controls cluttered ; Optical viewfinder hard to use when LCD is not flipped out ; Proprietary battery costs a lot and doesn't last long, especially...

Overall, I recommend the Nikon Coolpix 5000, though I have some serious issues with it. On the plus side, the photo quality is usually excellent, the feature-set is top notch, and the hot shoe and Microdrive support are welcomed. My problems with the...

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Nikon CoolPix 5000 A Worthy Addition To The CoolPix Family


Example of the CoolPix 5000 with the 19mm auxiliary lens. The picture is an excellent example of its sharpness and flare control of the auxiliary WC-E68 lens. Two of the most difficult subjects to photograph, a snow scene and a setting sun

In December 2001, Nikon released their first prosumer 5 megapixel digital camera, the CoolPix 5000. Originally announced in September, this camera is a worthy successor to the immensely popular CoolPix line that includes Nikon's CoolPix 950, 990, and 995

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Nikon Coolpix 5000


A few issues with the Coolpix 5000 give us pause, such as the slowness of the lens at the far end of the zoom, the lack of an autofocus assist, and the flash meter's clumsy placement. But if you want to print an image at 11 by 14 inches, or print a...

Thorough, powerful controls ; flip-out LCD screen ; hot shoe for external flash ; white-balance bracketing. cons

Automatic Image Processing and Color Manipulation

Product Specifications

A compact, lightweight digital still camera with 5.0 effective megapixels, the Coolpix 5000 was developed as the "flagship" model of the Coolpix lineup. It is a top-of-the-line model in the Nikon Coolpix series, which features superior image quality and ease of use. The camera's core users reach to advanced amateurs, digital enthusiasts, and semi-professional photographers who prefer the best compact digital still camera out in the current market, and cannot compromise other than the highest digital image quality. It is also used for enthusiastic photographers who enjoy the features of film cameras, as well as make use of the variety of accessories to broaden the shooting potential. Nikon's newly developed 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens delivers exceptional optical performance with three aspherical lens elements, and together with the 5.0 effective megapixels, ensures images of remarkable color, contrast and clarity. The compact and lightweight, body is made of magnesium alloy, which offers unparalleled portability and an ergonomic, easy-grip design for easy operation. Auto mode and 3 custom settings allow the photographer to choose an easy way of shooting good pictures, or to choose different settings manually, just the way the photographer likes it to be. "Film camera" features, such as 5-area multi-autofocus and various exposure metering settings are some of the features that will certainly satisfy the conventional film camera users. Features like the new Clear Image mode, Noise Reduction mode, saturation control and white balance bracketing aid in improving the quality of digital images. When shooting with slow shutter speeds and no flash, camera shake can result in soft focus. The solution for crisp images? Turn on Nikon exclusive Best Shot selector, press and hold the shutter button to take a series of pictures; the camera uses anti-jitter logic to pick the image that is in sharpest focus for you, deleting the rest. Multiple capture modes can be selected, including movies with audio. Coolpix 5000 also has a built-in speaker, therefore an instant confirmation playback of movies is possible. The new fully articulating LCD monitor gives total convenience in every shooting position. This digital camera also has an accessory shoe to connect to an external Speedlight.


Accessory Type:Shoulder strap
Compatibility (Camera Model):Nikon Coolpix 5000 / Nikon Coolpix 5400 / Nikon Coolpix 5700 / Nikon Coolpix 8700
Compatibility (Product Type):Digital camera

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Run Time (Up To):100min

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:CompactFlash Card
Storage Capacity:32MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon/Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.8
Max Focal Length:21.4mm
Min Focal Length:7.1mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:2/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):16.9 mm ( 2/3 ) / 16.9 mm ( 2/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:5Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):800
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode/Frame movie mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Contrast compensation / Saturation
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical