Coolpix P5000 received + samples (large)

Started Mar 19, 2007 | Discussions thread
Michel Cojan
Michel Cojan Contributing Member • Posts: 706
Re: Coolpix P5000 received + samples (large)

Hi and Thank you for your first impressions and sample pictures.

I was VERY interested in this cam and wanted very much to like it, but first images I’ve seen so far are a little deceiving. I am not talking about noise and higher ISO, but more about lens softness, as well as the general look; lack of contrast, general softess of the image, softer in the corners than center... etc, etc...

I am a little bewildered that a company like Nikon, decided to market such a product, especially knowing that many of us will consider the P5000 a direct competitor to G7 or A640 from Canon, which in terms of pure IQ (I am really sorry to say it) is not. And I believe that the lens is to blame here; it is the same they used on the P3-P4 cams (and many other compacts), and the results seem to me very close; generally SOFT image. Pitty!

Anyways, I will still give this cam some credit untill I see some more samples with some custom adjustements; maybe that would help (although I already played a bit in Photoshop with the images you posted and the results are not that great).

Thank you again for your contribution.

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