Nikon Coolpix P5000

Announced Feb 20, 2007 •
10 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 36 – 126 mm (3.5×)
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It took me a while to warm up to this camera but after hanging in there with it, fully reading the manual and getting to know it, I have grown to really like my P5000. This is a fun little camera and the image quality is outstanding, even in full auto mode....crisp edges, good Nikon color rendering, and virtually no purple fringing. And indoor shots are very good for a P&S. The P5000 is a perfect substitute for my D70 when I need something smaller and lighter. It is truly like having a mini ...

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jhorse
 
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The P5000 is an excellent pocket camera, either in its own right or as a back-up to a DSLR (I have the D80, which it complements very well). Construction is of a high order and it feels good; light yet well made. Ergonomics are excellent. I give it 4 for features as RAW would have been useful. What I like about the features are first the menus are inuitive and for those who wear reading glasses the font is large enough to read without glasses (unlike most cameras), second there is an ...

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Great pocket size pro camera, you have be to be a quite expert and expose very well but the image quality is really amazing. Great magnesium body, and tiny but very usefull optic viewfinder. Quite low nise till 800iso, and only for small print till 1600 iso (with a bit of noise reduction in pp or with b/w in camera mode with green filter). I love this little great camera. Problems: Not a real problem, but no raw (I hope nikon can fix it by a firmware upgrade), zooming a little bit too fast.

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Peter Spiro
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The P5000 is an amazing camera in terms of what it can do for something so tiny and light in weight. It doesn't quite have the speed or image quality of a DSLR, but it has many sophisticated features in a tiny, wonderfully ergonomic package. It is a great camera to use when the DSLR would weigh you down too much. Along with the tiny SB-400 flash, that is a very good macth for the P5000, it provides much better lighting indoors than you can achieve with other small cameras that only have an ...

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WarrenPeace
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I normally use a D200 or D2x when working, however, this is the camera I use when I am taking photographs as a tourist or just having fun. It is small enough for my pocket and still has all the features I have grown accustom to as a photjournalist. I've had the camera for a few weeks and have no major complaints. The images are clean and crisp when the settings are set properly and the automatic settings produce great images as well. I have actually turned in some of the images I captured ...

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alasta
 
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A great camera for anyone who needs something reasonably compact with good handling, but doesn't require a long zoom. Image noise is well controlled, shutter lag is minimal, flash range is good for a compact, and manual control is very flexible. Problems: Burst mode is slow, resolution selection jumps from 5mp to 10mp with no option in between, focussing is a bit slow and I would prefer a bit more zoom at the wide end.

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CjMcDonald
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In Comparison to the G7, Images are in focus. Very highly recommended. Problems: It would be nice if it had a 28mm equivelant wideangle feature.

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R Jackson
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I really appreciate the ability to shoot aperture-priority and full manual on a camera this small. Construction is excellent without creating a heavy camera. My WC-E63 (wide-angle adapter lens) works with the UR-E20 adapter and I can use my SB-600 with the SC-17 cord for great off-camera flash. RAW capability would be nice but not a deal-killer for me. Also, if you count on your digicam for video, beware that this camera has a constant hum from the AF motor. You have to be in a quiet ...

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Excellent camera, very natural colors, nearly no purple fringing. Very quick operation, autofocus somewhat slow. Good image quality with some problems at highlights, specially in green areas. Highlights tend to look cloudy and blurred. Very good value for the price. Problems: No (partial) reset on power down, all settings persist during switch off and have to be reset manually. Only "All Reset" deep down in Setup menue. No individual Preset for quick settings.

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Piecan
 
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I've got a Nikon 5200 and the pictures although a bit cool in colour have been brilliant. I was a little disappointed with the P5000. On switching it on it made a humming noise and the zoom seemed a bit erratic. The pictures had better colour than my existing Nikon and the face dection setting took a good picture with good colour. In low light on auto a few had bad noise and not as sharp as my existing camera could cope with. When I switched off the vibration reduction I could get ...

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