EST: 0600 UTC: Nikon has today announced the Coolpix 5000. This
all new five megapixel, three times optical zoom (28 - 85 mm equiv.) digital
camera marks the new prestige in the Nikon line. There are many noticeable
specifications: all metal case, flash hotshoe, new flip-out and twist
LCD, record/play instant switch, rear status LCD, AE-L / AF-L button and
dual speed continuous shooting plus all of the major features of the Coolpix
995. This article (part one of two) we'll examine the cameras specifications
in detail as well as the full press release. Price: $1099
IN-HOUSE: We do have an early pre-production Coolpix 5000 in-house. This level of camera is not intended (nor is it ready) for review, therefore I have taken the decision (unlike other sites) not to review the Coolpix 5000 yet (there are simply too many pages which would be left blank). I will be writing a full review on a production Coolpix 5000 as soon as we receive one. Nikon have asked us not to publish sample images, menu captures or close-up shots (because of the current finish level) of the camera.
TIMEZONE: Note that we had been told that the embargo time was 0600 EST but it turns out that at 0600 UTC several other sites (including Nikon Japan) have published full Coolpix 5000 info.
of the first to receive a Coolpix 5000 by pre-ordering
from our official reseller affiliate State Street Direct
(orders help support this site)
Nikon Coolpix 5000 specifications
|Name||Nikon Coolpix 5000|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Availability||November 2001 (as stated in US press release)|
|Effective pixels||5.0 million (JCIA standard)|
|Sensor||2/3" (5.24 megapixel total)|
|Image sizes|| 2560 x 1920
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
1024 x 768
640 x 480
|Image formats|| TIFF
MOV (movie clips)
|Aspect ratio||4:3 / 3:2 (2560 x 1700)|
|Lens||Nikkor 3x optical zoom|
|Lens focal length||28 - 85 mm (as 35mm equiv.)|
|Lens max. aperture||F2.8 - F4.8|
|Lens construction||9 elements in 7 groups|
|Digital Zoom||x1.2 - x4.0 in x0.2 steps|
|Auto Focus|| Contrast Detect
5-Area Multi AF or Spot AF selectable
|Focus modes|| Continuous AF
Manual (50 positions)
|Focus range|| Normal: 50 cm - Infinity
(19.7 in - Infinity)
Macro: 2 cm - Infinity (0.8 in - Infinity)
|Metering|| 256-segment Matrix
Spot AF Area
|Shutter speeds|| Bulb (max 5 mins)
8 sec - 1/4,000 sec
|Apertures|| Wide: F2.8, F3.1, F3.5,
F4.0, F4.4, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1, F8.0
Tele: F4.8, F5.4, F6.0, F6.8, F7.6
|Exposure control|| Program Auto (with flexible
|Exposure compen.||+/-2 EV in 0.3 EV steps|
|Auto exp. bracket|| 3 or 5 frames
Within +/-2.0 EV
|White balance|| Matrix Auto White Balance
* Can be fine tuned
|White bal. bracket||Yes|
|Viewfinder||Optical type (with dioptre adjustment)|
|LCD monitor|| 1.8" 110,000 pixel
Flip-out and twist type
Brightness / Hue adjustment
|Storage||Compact Flash Type I or II
(Microdrive support not declared)
32 MB Compact Flash card included
|Shooting modes|| Auto
CSM #1 - #3 (three custom mode memories)
|Shooting menu options|| White balance
Best-shot selector (BSS)
|Image adjustment|| Auto
|Capture modes|| Single
Continuous H (3 fps, max 3 images)
Continuous L (1.5 fps, max 10 frames)
High-speed Continuous (SXGA, XGA, VGA; 3 fps)
Ultra High-speed Continuous (QVGA; 30 fps, max 100 images)
Multi-shot 16 (3 fps, 16 frames on one image)
Movie with audio (15 fps, max 60 seconds)
|Self-timer|| 3 sec
|Flash|| Guide no. 10
Sensor flash system
Auto, Cancel, Anytime, Slow-sync, Red-Eye reduction
|Accessory shoe|| ISO 518 standard|
|External speedlight|| Nikon Speedlight SB-50DX
Nikon Speedlight SB-28DX
Nikon Speedlight SB-28
Nikon Speedlight SB-27
Nikon Speedlight SB-26
Nikon Speedlight SB-25
Nikon Speedlight SB-24
Nikon Speedlight SB-23
Nikon Speedlight SB-22s
|Play options|| Single image
Thumbnail (4 or 9)
Movie play (with audio)
Magnify (up to 6x)
Histogram with highlight display
Focus confirmation indication
|Vertical grip||With optional MB-E5000 battery pack|
|Compliance|| Epson PIM "Print
DCF digital camera filesystem
DPOF print marking
EXIF 2.1 JPEG header format
|Connectivity|| USB 1.1
A/V output (Video & Audio)
|Power|| Nikon EN-EL1 Lithium-Ion
rechargeable battery (included)
2CR5 / DL245 Lithium
Optional battery pack: (6 x AA batteries)
Optional AC adapter
|Dimensions||102 x 82 x 68 mm (4.0 x 3.2 x 27 in)|
|Weight (no batt)||360 g (12.6 oz)|
|Weight (inc batt)||414 g (14.6 oz)|
|Acc. included|| Lens cap
32 MB Compact Flash card
EN-EL1 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
Nikon View 4 CD-ROM
|Opt. accessories|| Fisheye Converter FC-E8
Wideangle Converter WC-E68
Telephoto Converter TC-E2
Telephoto Converter TC-E3ED
Adapter reings UR-E5, UR-E6
Lens hood HN-E5000
Battery pack MB-E5000
Slide copy adapter ES-E28
Remote Cord MC-EU1
Nikon US press release:
NIKON INTRODUCES ULTIMATE 5.24 MEGAPIXEL
COOLPIX® DIGITAL CAMERA
Coolpix 5000 Is Powerful Enough to Deliver Brilliant Images, Yet Compact Enough To Carry Virtually Anywhere
MELVILLE, NY, September 18, 2001 - Nikon (www.nikonusa.com), the world leader in photography, today added a new dimension to its popular Coolpix® digital camera line with the introduction of the Coolpix 5000, a digital camera featuring a 5.24 megapixel CCD (5.0 effective), 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor lens and a top shutter speed of 1/4,000 second and shooting speed of up to three frames per second at full resolution. The high-speed Coolpix 5000 is designed for professional and amateur photographers looking for truly spectacular images. The camera is a perfect compliment to any photographer's existing digital or film SLR camera for those times when smaller is better.
The Coolpix 5000 takes the unique Coolpix swivel design to the next level with its 1.8-inch LCD monitor that swivels in virtually any direction for easy subject framing. The Coolpix 5000 also packs a Macro shooting mode to capture images as close as 3/4 inch and a Movie mode that shoots up to 40 seconds of video with audio, into a compact magnesium alloy body weighing a mere 12.6 ounces. Along with feature sets traditionally found only on professional digital cameras, the Coolpix 5000 is one of the most complete, versatile digital cameras on the market today.
"The Nikon Coolpix 5000 is a testament to Nikon's dedication to provide photographers with the ultimate digital experience," said Deborah Sauer, general manager, marketing for Nikon. "This camera appeals to both the professional photographer and photo enthusiast because of its advanced features, unique compact design and greater creative control options. With the introduction of the Coolpix 5000, Nikon now has a digital camera in the Coolpix brand family to meet the needs of every level of photographer."
Ultimate Digital Image Quality
Superior quality images start with superior quality glass and the Coolpix 5000 incorporates a high resolution, wideangle, 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor lens with a 28-85mm focal length (35mm equivalent). Three aspherical lens elements minimize color blur and distortion, even in extreme close-ups. This lens is combined with a 2/3-inch 5.0 effective megapixel CCD and 12-bit Analog-to-Digital (A/D) converter resulting in sharp images with vivid color and excellent saturation.
The Clear Image mode of the Coolpix 5000 provides highly accurate color,
low noise, smooth edges and wide dynamic range images at resolutions of
1280 x 960 and below. The camera also features additional custom mode
settings to enhance picture-taking capability by putting the photographer
Built-in Hot Shoe and Advanced Focus Maximize Shooting Capability
For greater flash versatility the Coolpix 5000 comes with a built-in Five-Mode flash, and also has a dedicated hot shoe to add a speedlight, such as the Nikon SB-50DX for maximum creative control and flash coverage.
The Coolpix 5000 comes equipped with Nikon's exclusive Five-Area Multi Autofocus system for quick focus and sharp, accurate image detail, as well as a Macro mode to produce crisp photos from as close as 3/4-inches. To ensure the desired shot is taken, the camera features multiple capture modes including continuous shooting of up to three frames per second in full size (2,560 x 1,920 pixels) and a top shutter speed of 1/4,000 second.
Unique New Features Enhance Creativity
The Coolpix 5000 features a fully articulating 1.8-inch color LCD monitor
that tilts and swings to virtually any angle to allow for easier framing
of subjects. Additionally, the Coolpix 5000 includes audio with its Movie
mode function that captures 40 seconds of QuickTime video.
Greater Clarity Through Built-in Controls
Not only glass and pixels ensure an amazing image from the Coolpix 5000,
the camera delivers accurate exposures with Nikon's exclusive 256-segment
Matrix Metering in a four-mode through-the-lens (TTL) metering system,
with center-weighted, spot and spot Autofocus capabilities. Exposure can
be further controlled through programs such as Automatic with Flexible,
Shutter-Priority Automatic, Aperture-Priority Automatic and Manual. The
camera can reach an ISO equivalent of 800.
Simple to Use Right Out of the Box
Even with all of these professional style features, the Coolpix 5000 offers a completely simple out-of-box experience. The camera comes with a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery and charger, and also supports a new optional power pack that uses six 1.5-volt AA batteries and enables easier vertical shooting. Also included is a high-speed USB cable for plug-and-play simplicity and NikonView 4 software to store and enhance photos. A 32MB CompactFlash Card is included with the camera, and the Coolpix 5000 is compatible with CompactFlash Card types I and II for enhanced media versatility.
The Coolpix 5000 works with the full range of existing Coolpix lens and accessories as well as a new 19mm wideangle converter lens (35mm equivalent) designed exclusively for the Coolpix 5000.
The Coolpix 5000 will be available November 2001 at an MSRP of $1099.95.
Nikon Europe press release:
Something Truly Special In Digital Photography
As Digital cameras become more and more part of daily life and find acceptance as among mainstream consumer devices, buyers are looking for products that not only meet their needs but which satisfy their desire to demonstrate individuality and discerning choice.
Nikon have maintained their position at the pinnacle of technical achievement in photography due to a passion for quality and a desire to apply the exacting standards demanded by professionals to the complete product range.
Now these two factors have been combined in a new camera that is designed to satisfy the advanced amateur or enthusiast for whom total quality, performance and convenience are the deciding factors in the decision-making process.
Total quality comes from the use of advanced materials and components - the 5 million pixel CCD sensor combined with a new Nikkor lens incorporating 3 aspherical elements ensures high resolution, distortion-free pictures. Nikon's advanced image processing means that tonal range and colour rendition is full, expressive and natural.
Performance is an essential factor to support quality - built from the same shell material as their professional cameras, the speed of operation of the Coolpix 5000 is also a reflection of this heritage, with a shutter delay short enough to rival SLR digital competitors and a new rapid Autofocus system.
Great photography is about being ready and prepared to take advantage of an opportunity as and when it presents itself. With this in mind, the rangefinder convenience of the Coolpix 5000 has the zoom range and resolution for most occasions and is supported by a range of accessories that can offer expansion into more adventurous photographic directions.
"The Coolpix 5000 has been designed as a top-quality camera for the discerning enthusiast." Says Sales and Marketing Manager Mr Takami Tsuchida, "We feel that it will soon become a recognized symbol that speaks of confidence and purpose in both the choice of equipment and the type of images that the owner will be taking." He continues "The Coolpix 5000 features a unique combination of philosophies for those who appreciate tradition yet expect innovation - traditional professional build quality expressed in modern materials, built in speedlight and external hot shoe, optical viewfinder and vari-angle LCD, high quality optical components and advanced image processing, 5 million pixel CCD still images and movies with audio. We feel that in this model we are able to offer something truly special in digital photography."
|And I'm feeling all fingers and thumbs by Dutch Newchurch|
from Your City - Coffee Break
|Stitch that - macro by Beatsy|
from Household objects- Macro only
|Fiddling Around by garyjb|
from Concert musician playing
|wet red by George Veltchev|
The XPro-C 2.4GHz wireless flash trigger that Godox released for Canon users last month now has a Nikon equivalent—the aptly named XPro-N. Sony, Fujifilm and MFT versions are in the works.
In the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, camera and lens maker Sigma is extending its standard product warranty to cover damage caused by these three natural disasters.
The F4 Plus can can capture 360° stills, videos and broadcast livestream footage at 8K resolution... that's 7680 x 3840 pixels!
Lightroom is hogging the spotlight at Adobe MAX, but Photoshop CC got some substantial improvements as well. Find out what's new in the latest version of Photoshop CC.
The aptly-named 'Nude' app automatically detects NSFW images on your iPhone, moves them to a protected vault and deletes the original files in the camera roll and on iCloud.
The Zeiss Milvus family of manual-focus full-frame lenses just gained a new member. Meet the Zeiss Milvus 24mm F1.4: a fast, rugged new lens designed primarily for landscape and architecture photography.
Lightroom has built a brand new Lightroom CC from the ground up to be faster, easier to use, and cloud-based. The application formerly known as Lightroom CC will continue to exist, and will go by "Lightroom Classic CC."
Google Research did a deep dive on the Pixel 2 smartphone's background-blurring portrait mode that uses neural networking and dual-pixel technology instead of a dual-camera setup.
With the arrival of the PowerShot G1 X III, there are now seven Canon cameras built around the 24MP Dual Pixel sensor and Digic 7 processor. We take a look at the differences and what might prompt you to choose one over the others.
Meet the HP ZBook x2. The so-called 'world's most powerful and first detachable PC workstation,' it was built with creative professionals in mind, and is being debuted at Adobe MAX.
PDN sat down with Ahmed Fakhr, director of photography at RollingStone.com, to talk about how the famed publication is adapting to the changing photo and video needs of the modern era and how he 'evaluates the skills of potential contributors.'
Kudos to Canon. Earlier today, the camera giant announced that it had produced its 90 millionth EOS camera and 130 millionth EF-series lens.
The ROV Slider is a portable, motorized slider that promises to bring 'beautiful cinematic video and time-lapse' shooting to anybody with a smartphone, GoPro or DSLR that weighs less than 5lbs.
The new Surface Book 2 laptops come with Intel's 8th generation quad-core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 1060 GPUs. In other words: they pack a serious punch.
Leica is resurrecting a portrait lens from the 1930s: the Thambar-M 1:2.2/90. This lens features just 4 lens elements, and was famous for its spherical aberration that creates extremely soft images.
Google's Visual Core is an Image Signal Processor designed to power and accelerate HDR+ processing and other imaging tasks in the new Pixel 2 devices (and beyond).
The Google Pixel's camera is among the best we've reviewed, and its successor has already been hailed as class-leading. With expectations set high, the Pixel 2 has nonetheless left a very good first impression on us as we shot some initial sample images.
Leica is one of the oldest names in photography, and has long been one of the most prestigious. Recently, we had the opportunity to visit Wetzlar, to see for ourselves how Leica's lenses are put together.
Canon went and put an APS-C sensor in a G series compact. The result is a mighty tempting camera for travel.
Google Photos is adding a few pet-friendly features that will make it easier to find photos of your favorite pooch. Now, you can organize your pet photos by facial recognition, and you can even search your library by breed.
Colorful tripod maker MeFOTO has launched a new tripod... and a whole new brand name. Meet the GlobeTrotter travel video tripod, the first product to be released under the MeVIDEO brand.
If you own a Moto Z, you'll soon be able to attach a Polaroid instant printer to it. Check out the unreleased Moto Mod, which was leaked earlier today.
DJI has developed a technology called AeroScope that allows law enforcement to identify and track airborne drones that are breaking UAV regulations, while simultaneously addressing privacy concerns.
The Nikon D850 is a 45.7MP full-frame DSLR with an autofocus system lifted wholesale from the pro-sports focused D5. 4K capture, continuous shooting at 7 or 9 frames per second make it sound like the ultimate all rounder. Is it all that these specs suggest?
The Mate 10's Kirin 970 chipset with integrated AI processing allows for object recognition, motion detection and automatic scene selection in the camera app.
DxO has announced version 3.0 of the iOS app for its 'One' connected camera. It adds support for multi-camera Facebook Live broadcasting and both time-lapse still and video capture. Android users will be pleased to hear that a One for their platform is on the way, as well. Several new accessories are available, including a battery pack.
Canon has introduced the PowerShot G1 X Mark III, which borrows the 24MP APS-C sensor and Dual Pixel AF system from the company's recent mirrorless and DSLR cameras, adds a 24-72mm equiv., F2.8-5.6 lens and puts them into a lightweight body – but it'll cost you quite a bit.
It's not often that we see a genuinely interesting compact camera, and the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is one such beast. We've pulled out the top features of the camera and tell you why they matter – and put the Mark III up against the competition.
Apple's HDR effect in the iPhone 8 Plus is on by default and more aggressive than in previous generations. It's also good enough to convince DPR contributor Jeff Carlson to leave it on all the time.
Canon's 28mm F2.8 IS USM may be small in size, but it's big on fun. We wrote about our experience using it as our only lens in Big Sur, California, but in case you missed out on our full gallery, take a look to see what this little lens can do.