Nikon Coolpix P5000 review

Started Jul 27, 2007 | User reviews
Hauer
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Nikon Coolpix P5000 review
Jul 27, 2007

A very nice compact camera that is an ideal companion replacement for any Nikon dSLR. Feels very solid and I really like the grip. Being used to a Nikon dSLR, I consider the menu as excellent. The camera offers a tremendous array of flexible settings and because of this it is an ideal camera to learn all the techniques.

I bought the camera for my wife but must admit that my enthusiasm has spilled over and... ordered a 2nd one today for my Mom! Guess I'll have increased availability for P5000 usage. Now that's strategic thinking!

Problems:

Slow focus issue (Nikon please address this issue with a firmware upgrade).
Noise levels are disappointing above ISO 400 usage.
Purple fringing LCD-screen.

Other than that it's a wonderful compact camera!

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