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Nikon Coolpix 5700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1589 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and screen are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. The flash and battery get critical views, and there are mixed opinions on the reliability and memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix 5700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera Camera


WHAT'S HOT: The Coolpix 5700 has all of the controls and imaging muscle of the Coolpix 5000, but ups the zoom range from 28mm to 85mm (3X, 35mm equivalent) to a powerful 35mm to 280mm (8X). We would have preferred, though, that the 5700 start at a...

Most of what we said about the Coolpix 5000's controls holds true for the 5700. Many of its controls were tough to decipher at first; time and practice are needed to learn the finer points of using this camera. In one improvement, while the 5000 had...

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Nikon Coolpix 5700


This long-lens version of the Coolpix 5000 has a slew of advanced features.

This long-lens version of the Coolpix 5000 has a slew of advanced features.

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Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera (Nikon-25504)


If you don't mind an electronic viewfinder, the 5700 offers most everything a serious photographer needs. Its 8X zoom makes the 5700 especially suited for sports and nature photography.


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Nikon Coolpix 5700


8X optical zoom; extensive feature set; crisp photos with very low noise.

Tough learning curve; slightly sluggish autofocus.

Shooters who know their photographic stuff will be thrilled with the Nikon Coolpix 5700's sophisticated feature set.

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Nikon Coolpix 5700


The new eight times zoom, five megapixel Coolpix 5700 was announced on May 29th, 2002 as part of a trio of new Coolpix digital cameras from Nikon. The 5700 marks the next logical progression from the Coolpix 5000 and adds a big eight times optical zoom...

Excellent metering, great neutral color response, above average resolution ; Control over internal processing algorithm parameters: contrast, saturation, sharpness ; Relatively low ISO 100 noise ; Very clever 'Quick Response' shutter release mode ;...

Some lens barrel distortion at wide angle and some pincushion distortion at telephoto ; Average startup times (due to the extending lens) ; Video camera like clipping of highlights ('video camera' look to some images) ; Magenta and Yellow Bayer...

With its eight times optical zoom the 5700 becomes an extremely practical 'shoot anything' camera. Image quality is excellent, with that great matrix metering, good tonal balance and colour (accurate and vivid without blowing out colours) plus above...

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The Nikon Coolpix 5700 is the first 5.0 effective megapixel digital camera to incorporate an 8x optical zoom lens. The 9-72mm Zoom-Nikkor (equivalent to 35-280mm in 35mm photography) is an all glass optic that includes two glass-molded ED lens elements an

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Nikon CoolPix 5700 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


As I say before each of my Nikon reviews, Nikon is one of the names that literally needs no introduction in the world of photography. Long a leader in the film world, they offer cameras for both the serious amateur and working professional. Their...

The Coolpix 5700's electronic optical viewfinder and LCD monitor were very accurate at wide angle, showing approximately 98 percent frame accuracy. At telephoto, my standard lines of measurement were just barely out of frame, so the accuracy was very...

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Nikon Coolpix 5700 review test © 2003


This is a swell camera for anything that holds still. If you want a tiny digital camera that is state of its art with a great long telephoto lens then by all means go for it. If I was going on a long trip and wanted to pack as much into one tiny...

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Nikon Coolpix 5700


Is the Coolpix 5700 the camera everyone has been waiting for? Find out now in our review

All the manual controls you'll ever need ; 8X optical zoom lens ; Excellent photo quality ; Superb macro ability ; CompactFlash Type II slot - Microdrive works fine ; Handy swiveling LCD ; Hot shoe for external flash ; RAW and TIFF file formats

LCD is too small; limited viewing angle ; Poorly placed power switch and left-side controls ; No manual focus ring ; Proprietary battery costs a lot and doesn't last long, especially with Microdrive ; Included 16MB memory card way too small ; Expensive

As always, I recommend a trip down to your local reseller to try out the CP5700 and it's competitors before you buy!

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Nikon Coolpix 5700Is The Emperor Wearing Any Clothes


Whether a photographer can find happiness with the Coolpix 5700 depends in large measure on the type of photography that's going to be done with it. As I reported earlier - for most people image quality is more than acceptable, so this isn't where my...

Product Specifications

A compact, lightweight digital still camera with 5.0 effective megapixels, the COOLPIX 5700 was developed to join the COOLPIX 5000 at the top of the Nikon COOLPIX digital still camera lineup, renowned for superior image quality and ease of use. The wide range of users the COOLPIX 5700 is expected to attract includes advanced amateurs, digital enthusiasts, and semi-professional photographers who demand high performance in every aspect of photography, as well as an air of sophistication. The compact, lightweight body is made of magnesium (Mg) alloy, which offers unparalleled portability. The camera's ergonomic, easy-grip design ensures secure handling and comfortable operation. The Vari-angle LCD monitor and the EVF (Electronic ViewFinder) with its great frame coverage combine to offer total convenience in every shooting position. And both deliver your images almost immediately. Features such as 5-area Multi Autofocus and various exposure metering settings, extremely popular in film-type cameras, will certainly satisfy conventional camera users. The COOLPIX 5700 incorporates an auto pop-up Speedlight, and also features an accessory shoe, which enables the attachment of an external Speedlight when more lighting is necessary. Multiple capture modes can be selected, including an all-new RAW image (NEF format) recording mode for untouched image quality, and movies with audio for up to 60 seconds. The COOLPIX 5700 also has a built-in speaker, making instant confirmation playback of movies possible. Features like the Noise Reduction Mode, Saturation Control and White Balance Bracketing will also help improving image quality. The COOLPIX 5700 is compatible with a broad range of quality accessories. With so many advanced features and accessories, the COOLPIX 5700 is sure to help you realize your digital dreams.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash/CompactFlash / Microdrive

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:CompactFlash Card
Storage Capacity:128MB/16MB/32MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.2
Max Focal Length:71.2mm
Min Focal Length:8.9mm
Optical Zoom:8
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

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
Special Effects:Black & White / Saturation
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Electronic