Nikon Coolpix 5000

Announced Sep 18, 2001 •
5 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 28 – 85 mm (3×)
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I didn't use my 5000 for some years but rediscovered this nice camera again. For to day's standards it's too slow but it's still great for no hurry and take your time photography. Problems: non

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Gabonne
 
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I got one of these cameras in june 2006, and compared to today's standards this Nikon might look as an antique. Still, it has some valuable good points. Firts, the build quality is great, better than some D-SLR which I used. Today's cameras tend to have cheap plastic construction or thin aluminium, this one is die hard magnesium alloy. Secondly, image quality is very good, even if it is designed 4 years ago. It is much better than the new P1 or P2 from Nikon. Noise is well managed even at ...

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rustedborg
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This camera is old (now in 2005), slow, and not easy to use unless you're very familiar with the way advanced digital cameras work. On the bright side, the image quality out of this bad boy is as good as (or better than) any digital camera still on the market (as of late April 2005). For certain subjects and lighting conditions I find myself wanting to use the Coolpix 5000 instead of my Fuji S2 or Nikon D70 DSLRs!!! This little camera is still an amazing photographic tool. If you want/need ...

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rurikw
 
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I am an architect so I shoot mainly architecture at an amateur level and project documentation. For this I need wide angle. At the time (spring 2003) there were only 2 alternatives: Minolta Dimage 7 and Coolpix 5000. dslr-s were not affordable then. The Dimage I ruled out because it lacked an optical viewfinder and the electronic one gave me a headache. However I find myself using the monitor almost exclusively. With a spare battery there is enough power. Even 28 mm 35 mm equivalent is mostly ...

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Jim Wilson
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I bought my first 5000 for $550 and my second for $275. The camera is now available for around $300 used. Have enjoyed using this model. But the instruction book is very difficult to understand. It has taken me several months to feel comfortable with the complexities of this camera. At the current prices the 5000 is very good value in my opinion. Also purchased the wide angle, fish eye and 2X tele. The wide angle is a wonderful add on. Sometimes I use it for my "standard" lens. The fish eye ...

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Andrew.
 
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I have owned the 5000 for a year or more and before that a CP950. Both produced prints that I sold. Yesterday a 40" print from the 5000. With a little research both these cameras ended up paying for themselves. Now I am facing the DSLR dilemma. I am trying to decide between the unreleased 8800, 8400, or the D70. I know whatever I choose will work and that no camera is a complete solution. Problems: It is what it is - slow.

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Peter Spiro
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My rating of this as an "excellent" value partly derives from the fact that I bought it used very cheaply ($300) so I couldn't resist it. I got it as a backup camera after I already owned a Nikon 5400. After reading the negative reviews here, I would not have bought it for full price. Now that I own it, I find that many of the criticisms are are excessive (and may be due to the fact that most of the previous posters paid a lot more for their cameras). Color straight out of the camera is not ...

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mitchellja
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The menu system makes this camera very user unfriendly. I used one for a couple of months and changed to a Canon G2 and there is no comparison. The G2 is better in every way Problems: Very poor menu system. You need a manual with you all the time.

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giorgiog
 
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External power supply. I used a Kodak AC adapter 7.0 DCV 1.8 A (from my DC200 1st DC) It works properly. I bought the CP5000 1 week ago (2nd hand at EUR500 1 year Nikon warranty included, so I say Excellent value for money) Very nice features and high quality images. I like very much 28-85 mm lens. This camera can substitute my SLR 35mm Pentax and my Mamiya 645 too !!! Problems: Very COMPLICATED menu !!!

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G. Boschman
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Very nice features. Especcially the Macro function is very good. Takes a little time before you have the feeling you can control the camera in a way so you can get enough out of it. So take your time in testing and trying. The automatic pilot gives you also nice pictures so there's no absolute need but it is much nicer to experiment. The battery pack is a must because it gives you a large amount of time workling the camera before changing batteries. Too bad there is no adaptor included in the ...

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