Nikon Coolpix P5000

Announced Feb 20, 2007 •
10 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 36 – 126 mm (3.5×)
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The P5000 is a sophisticated P&S camera, however it is too limited to take the place of your DSLR. For the basic P&S user, it has too many options & controls and, in my opinion, the default settings are not optimal for good results. I had to change a number of settings to get satisfactory images. More experienced shooters will appreciate its many settings, options and tweaks for creative control. In this regard it is very versatile and sophisticated. (I don’t use the video feature so I am ...

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rgck
 
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UNDERATED! Smallest Pro SLR & cheap. Picture Quality is good. If you need fast or low light shots can always use a speedlight. And if you need zoom there are plenty tele lens available to at least achieve 12X above Very happy I chose the P5000 intead of G7 or FZ8 or TZ3 Definately cannot find a cheaper and better than this choice of USd310 Just think that I give this camera a fair opinion Problems: Hard to get as it is a fast seller

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skooney
 
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I got my P5000 about 2 months ago, prior to the purchase I read a lot of reviews and checked out different cameras when I could (I live at least 75 miles from any camera store). I narrowed it down to the Nikon P5000 and the Canon SD700/800. I suppose I started with a slight bias toward the Nikon since I already have a D70s and plan on getting a D200 soon. I was able to check out a Canon SD750 (prior to my purchase) and liked it a great deal, as I was looking for an all round pocket camera. I ...

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Roadcruiser
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This is by far the sweetest P&S camera I have had the opportunity to use. I have been a Nikon user for many years. Their pro cameras coupled with their iTTL flash technology are the best. I wanted a good P&S camera that I can use as a back up for my dSLRs or use when I can't use the dSLR cameras in areas shooting people that might be intimidated by the big cameras and lenses. Also, I don't like carrying a boat anchor around my neck when I'm with the family walking around Disney World etc. Two ...

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I tested one at Wolf camera. I asked the manager (a man with no life and 30 years of experience with cameras) to take 4 pictures of me with the Nikon P5000. Two came out completely fuzzy...out of focus. They were taken at 8 feet with flash. Two were in focus. Later I went home and played with my BH Photo P5000 (a different unit). My son took 7 pictures of me again at 8 feet with flash. Three were out of focus. Of the 4 in focus 2 were quite dark. Compared to my Canon G7 I love to ...

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image quality near top of the class. Excellent lens, nice colour renditions. Initially I missed manual colour compemsation, but this is more than made up by the "Optimize Image" manual control. Good high ISO and low-light performance, only surpassed IMO in this class by the current Fuji Finepix PS range. My previous benchmark in the class which I also own, a Panasonic DMC-LX1 has been taken off its pedestal by this Nikon. Light meter is near foolproff. Good size buttons, logical operation ...

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image quality near top of the class. Excellent lens, nice colour renditions. Initially I missed manual colour compemsation, but this is more than made up by the "Optimize Image" manual control. Good high ISO and low-light performance, only surpassed IMO in this class by the current Fuji Finepix PS range. My previous benchmark in the class which I also own, a Panasonic DMC-LX1 has been taken off its pedestal by this Nikon. Light meter is near foolproff. Good size buttons, logical operation ...

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PavelZ
 
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The image quality on this camera is excellent, and I can barely tell the difference between it and my wife's D50 with an expensive lens. However, and this is deal breaker for me, it is so small and uncomfortable for my large (but not huge) hands, that the first couple of times i used it, my fingers literally cramped up trying to hold it. Besides, I always seem to get my finger in the way of the viewfinder or something else. Plus, the "continuous" mode is very slow in my opinion. In other ...

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Vladli
 
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Have been looking for a pocket camera that would capture nice pictures in auto mode (as my wife does not like to play with cameras - just point shoot) and would allow some manual tweaks as well... I used to have old coolpix 4500 swivel body and I was very happy with this camera for last five years, so I decided to try a new one of coolpix series... As I read reviews I was expecting it to be quite slow and thinking, but was expecting good image quality and some room for creativity Indeed I ...

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Drexl
 
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This is a point and shoot camera; I see it as such and bought it on P&S premise. Disapointed, for auto control, white balance is off on flash? I had to manually set WB to flash to have the right color. Auto did not allow me to select ISO, had to use the manual settings. So basically, as a p&s camera, disapointing, if you want to be always in "control"; very nice. Now, that was in regards to pictures, movie, do not bother, the white balance indoor, horrible, put it in fine setting with ...

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