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Nikon Coolpix P5000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 454 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the flash and value for money are on the whole positive. The usability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas the features and sensor get negative views. There are some mixed views about the contrast and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix P5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon Coolpix P5000

 

Nikon's Coolpix P5000, which evolved from the earlier P3 and P4, takes a wide array of features that appeal to experienced photographers and assembles them in a sturdily built pocket camera with an optically stabilized 3.5X zoom lens. Whereas this...

Good ergonomics and compact design. Wide range of exposure and other advanced controls. High-quality LCD complemented by optical viewfinder. Support for external flash units and lens converters.

Limited zoom range. Not well suited for action and telephoto photography. Average operational performance.

The Nikon Coolpix P5000 assembles a flexible range of advanced creative controls in a very compact body with a design that makes for comfortable and efficient shooting.

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Nikon Coolpix P5000

 

Nikon is pleased to introduce the COOLPIX P5000 to the Nikon COOLPIX Performance Series of digital cameras. This new model offers advanced functions, ease of operation, and high image quality that is sure to satisfy photo and camera enthusiasts. The...

Providing optical VR image stabilization, helps compensate for camera shake to produce sharper images. The VR stabilizes images displayed on the 2.5-inch LCD, which makes it easier to frame and capture images. Another advantage of the optical VR image...

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Nikon Coolpix P5000

 

While D-SLRs get the headlines, compact point-and-shoot digicams outsell them by almost 15 to one. Price is a big reason and many people simply don't want the hassle of interchangeable lenses or carrying a bulky camera around. For these folks, the...

Compact 10MP digicam with many manual features

Relatively slow response

The P5000 is a good camera that would've gotten a higher grade if there weren't issues with responsiveness

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Nikon Coolpix P5000

 

We gave you our first impressions of the Nikon Coolpix P5000 from the PMA trade show floor in March 2007. A few months later, we've subjected the P5000 to our test routine and taken thousands of pictures and videos to see if it's all Nikon talks it up...

- Wide view on LCD - Great handling features - Large text in menus - DSLR-like controls - Lots of flash options

- Clumsy face detection - Audible operation noise - Spotty flash coverage - Slow burst mode - Slow auto focus - No RAW format

The preproduction model we first looked at was riddled with silly issues like incomplete and errant menus and missing features. There were lots of problems that we hoped would disappear on the final production model - and only some of those hopes...

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Nikon Coolpix P5000

 

With cutting-edge capabilities like face-priority autofocus, optical image stabilization, and full-resolution sensitivity settings as high as ISO 2000 to augment its manual and semimanual exposure options, the P5000 fits some mighty attractive features...

The Nikon Coolpix P5000 has optical image stabilization and excellent exposure, color, and sharpness

Slow; LCD unusable in bright sunlight; highly inconsistent color across different ISO sensitivity levels; unusually strong barrel distortion at widest angle despite relatively narrow 36mm-equivalent angle of view

A few performance issues with the Nikon Coolpix P5000 diminish the appeal of an otherwise nice compact camera for amateurs.

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Nikon CoolPix P5000 First Impressions Review

 

 Reported 3 fps burst mode, Audio recording mode, Hot shoe, LCD has very wide viewing angles, Great handling features            

Poor audio in movie mode, Short shutter speed range, 250-shot battery, Clumsy face detection

The Nikon Coolpix P5000 is meant to bridge the gap between point-and-shoots and DSLRs. The "performance series" digital camera has some features that will attract Nikon DSLR owners. The P5000 has a hot shoe so users can attach their Speedlight...

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Coolpix P5000

 

We gave you our first impressions of the Nikon Coolpix P5000 from the PMA trade show floor in March 2007. A few months later, we've subjected the P5000 to our test routine and taken thousands of pictures and videos to see if it's all Nikon talks it up...

Wide view on LCD ; Great handling features ; Large text in menus ; DSLR-like controls ; Lots of flash options

Clumsy face detection ; Audible operation noise ; Spotty flash coverage ; Slow burst mode ; Slow auto focus ; No RAW format

The preproduction model we first looked at was riddled with silly issues like incomplete and errant menus and missing features. There were lots of problems that we hoped would disappear on the final production model - and only some of those hopes...

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Nikon Coolpix P5000

 

This 10.0 megapixel digital camera is fancy with features, loaded with capabilities, but has some drawbacks. The price tag is certainly okay, but you should look for future models to increase in quality as well as come down in price. Keep in mind that...

Very compact and lightweightNot as impressive as SLR models, but good overallGreat backup cameraZoom-3.5x optical with vibration reduction

May be slow when downloading images

Need a good point-and-shoot for that next trip or event? Consider...

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Nikon Coolpix P5000 Digital Camera - Full Review

 

The Nikon Coolpix P5000 sits at the top of Nikon's current line of consumer digital cameras. It offers the kind of photographic control and features advanced shooters want in a portable camera, without the bulk of an SLR. Full manual control. A...

Compact, attractive, sturdy magnesium body design ; Well laid-out buttons, well-designed menu system ; Excellent, natural color with good contrast ; Very fast shutter response when prefocused ; iTTL hot shoe ; Adapter ring for Nikon Coolpix converter...

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Camera Test: Nikon Coolpix P5000

 

Advanced compacts are pocket monsters, with nearly all of a DSLR's abilities and none of its bulk. But can they make noise! Nikon bred a live one in its new Coolpix P5000 ($350, street). It has many of the external and some of the imaging controls of...

Product Specifications

The Nikon Coolpix P5000 features advanced functions, which are skillfully packed into a solid body that features a magnesium alloy front panel, for durability in a lightweight package. The new Mode dial gives access to four exposure modes that advanced photographers desire for even greater control over camera operations. Programmed Auto (P) mode automatically selects shutter and aperture settings for optimal exposure. Shutter-priority Auto (S) lets the photographer automatically select a desired shutter speed, and the camera sets the optimal aperture setting. Aperture-priority Auto (A) offers 10-step control over the aperture setting in 1/3 EV increments to let the photographer control depth of field, while the camera automatically adjusts the shutter speed to achieve optimal exposure. Manual (M) exposure mode gives the photographer full control over both aperture and shutter speed settings. In addition, a selection of 16 Scene modes and seven different movie modes can be easily accessed via the Mode dial and high-resolution 2.5 inch LCD. Originally developed for Nikon SLR lenses, the Optical Image Stabilization system helps you overcome camera shake. The system automatically detects and compensates for small movements that would otherwise cause images to blur, and enables a shooting experience similar to shooting at shutter speeds three stops faster, while also providing a smoother image on the LCD. The result is sharper pictures when shooting in low light, taking advantage of the 3.5x zoom when using the optical telephoto converter lens. Great for shooting steadier movies as well! High light sensitivity up to ISO 3200 allows you to tackle scenes and situations far beyond the capabilities of conventional compacts, offering new power to capture fast-moving objects with outstanding clarity and gives you great exposure in significantly lower light.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Nikon EN-EL5

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Prosumer
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.6in
Height:2.6in
Weight:7.1oz
Width:3.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Beach/snow / Close-up / Copy / Fireworks / Landscape / Museum / Night landscape / Night portrait / Panorama assist / Party/indoor / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Sunset

Header

Manufacturer:Nikon
Model:P5000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.7-5.3
Max Focal Length:26.3mm
Min Focal Length:7.5mm
Optical Zoom:3.5
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 2000 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 64 / ISO 800 / ISO auto (64-800)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Monotone
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical
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