Nikon Coolpix P5000

Announced Feb 20, 2007 •
10 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 36 – 126 mm (3.5×)
Wee Kenny
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I have always been a Nikon user having owned F90x film, D70 and now D200. I bought this latest Nikon camera as an upgrade to my 2yr old Coolpix 5200. I wanted the quality from my DSLRs, without the weight & bulk, for holidays/snaps etc. Very disappointed. Unacceptable level of noise in low light, picture & movie mode. My 5200 is far superior!! I expect every picture I take to be taken to the best of my ability. I can't afford the camera to let me down on quality. I returned the camera and am ...

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I really like this little pocket camera. The image quality is very good. I like that everything is at hand by button or quick menu. An excellent interface. The VR works very well and the color is great. Noise is well controlled and low light, high iso is decent. Ergonomics are excellent for such a small camera. Problems: None so far.

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wine540
 
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I have owned various Casios, G series Canon, Fujis, I wanted to move up to a camera with vibration reduction and 10 megapixels in a small form factor for vacations and general carrying around. I needed a back-up camera for operating room shots when I didn't have my D200. The majority of my shots are taken for projection or snapshots, with a special few blown up. I love raw - but not essential - and I realized that I most used the wide angle end with few extreme telephotos. Size and ...

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Kevin ES
 
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Have been using a sony P12 (5Mp) for a number years, and 15000 pics later (literally) am ready to move onto 10Mp. Loved the camera though. So Nikon or Sony the choice. Nikon won. Still not sure if right decision, but I love interface, quality, small size, professional options, like various Modes (sadly missing in Sony). I miss the accurate battery indicator though, as well as the live histogram. Many sites have been saying this is a feature of P5000, but for life of me cant find?! Hope ...

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Gabonne
 
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I have been waiting for a good compatc Nikon for a while now. This camera can be really really good with an image quality that rivals SLR in most respects. Noise is very good and 800 Iso very goog indeed, even at 1600 there are no major problems. In my opinion better than the G7. I also bought the new SB-400 flash and they work great together. What you get is exactctly that Nikon neutral colour response which I love so much. Compared to the G7, its built quality is not as exquisite as the ...

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whurkett
 
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I purchased and like the camera but extreemly disappointed that they did not include Raw. I read a review/spec's somewhere that it did. My fault for not spending a few minutes at looking at Nikons specs. I think that after looking at the flexability of this camera I expected raw capability. I've always been a Nikon photographer. However, I feel Nikon may be losing its edge and and is just throwing one coolpix after another on the market in hopes of generating enough profit to stay ...

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The P5000 is a very likeable camera. It's well designed, has great ergonomics, is light, compact and easy to hold. Image quality is pretty good, without being brilliant. Noise is very well controlled and not blotchy. Very usuable up to ISO 800, especially if one exposes correctly (beware of posters who say the camera is noisy, they clearly have no technique.) It can't compete with the Fuji F30 in the noise department but it's as good as any Canon compact, G7 included as far as noise is ...

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steve hicks
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Most importantly (to me) was the shutter lag. While it isn't a DSLR in that regard, the shutter release response is much better than on previous Coolpix models. That had been my sticking point on actually USING a point-and-shoot, so now I can enjoy a compact little camera when I don't want to carry my D200. If you've been waiting for something close...this is it. Great construction, great images with neutral color, and an amazing LCD monitor. The sample available light shots I took around the ...

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bajanga
 
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I was looking forward to liking this camera. After 3 years with a little Canon point n' shoot I wanted to get something that took photos just as well but smaller body and more manual control. Outside shots came out fine with blue skies and plenty of sun, but inside shots were very disappointing. I played around with all the settings trying to give the camera a chance (blaming the user not the camera), but I'm afraid I couldn't get anything to look good. Lots of noise. LOTS of noise. Light ...

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witek usa
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body is ok picture quality - very average Problems: Very strong noise,slow auto-focus system about average white balance,soft images

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