Nikon Coolpix 5700 User Reviews

Announced May 29, 2002 •
5 megapixels | 1.5 screen | 35 – 280 mm (8×)
ecpsys
 

After 15 Months of heavy use I am fairly happy with this camera. I find that is has some very good points and some bad points. The construction is really excellent. It has taken three hard impacts and even with a broken glass over the top LCD and a big dent continues to work perfectly. Picture quality is excellent. The rechargeable batteries are very reasonable to use as long as you buy a second battery plus a single-use battery to have "just-in-case". With the lens moving out each time you ...

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mrgezau
 

I have had this camera for only a few weeks and already I am getting the benefits I wanted from it. Its not a camera for a point and click sort of user. You will really have to get into the guts of it to make full use of it. Saying that anyone can learn to use it if they put aside time to read the big manual. This is the first digital camera that made me give up my film camera. Which was a Nikon F601. All up its a great camera and highly recommended to those who want to take their ...

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I now have this camera for about 2 weeks now. allready made some 500+ pictures with it. before i bought it i also saw the critics complaints. and still i bought it. and after some tweaks. i made some of the best pictures i can image, i get alot of praise for the color and sharpness of the pictures that this little allround camera provides. a masterpiece. i am so happy with this one. Problems: None whatsoever, exept of course the auto focus under user A, but if you take the time reading the ...

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Antti Roine

Good macro with tripod but TTL Flash is still missing. Therefore sharp hand held macro shots difficult to take. The small film sensor makes possible the long depth of field. The lens focuses from infinity down to very small minimum frame area. These both properties are needed in macro shots. Problems: - TTL flash is still missing, although it was invented already 1975 (Olympus OM2). - Shutter lag is smaller than in Coolpix 4500 but still too slow for action shots.

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Darlene Goff
 

I moved up from the 4500 and find the 5700 to be feature-rich and to take excellent photos. Love the 8X lens. Excellent photo quality. Particularly love the ergonomics. Problems: No problems so far. Batteries could last a little longer. I was a little confused over the best way to add filters. Lots of after-market adaptors out there. Finally went with the Nikon adaptor and filters. This works fine.

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Steve Jacobs

Problems: I am intrigued by the Nike 8700 however I am afraid that my current 5700 will again make a trip to Nikon to fix the internal flash/speedlight due to a return of the SB (flash needs to recharge issue). I already had this fixed once. Is this a known problem? Any suggestions and feedback would be welcome and encouraged. Thank you

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fouler
 

Very well built camera with tons of features. Poor low light AF- I use a hand held laser pointer which helps immensely with this. Excellent image quality for this price range- the best in it's class.

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mouse
 

I have been using this camera for awhile now - I've taken 2000+ photos with it. The shot quality is impeccable. I almost exclusively use the camera at full 5MP, fine mode - and I have found the camera to be very versatile in a range of conditions. In almost all cases the Auto White Balance does a good job. More features than you can shake a stick at, and after spending a little time with the controls and menu settings, it feels quite natural to me. I love the 3 user setting controls, ...

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Cicchetti
 

Solid camera I have owned my 5700 for about 18 months and have taken roughly 15,000 pictures from various National Parks and have also used it to photograph architecture / buildings in various cities. Mostly daytime but many night shots as well. Tripod necessary for sharpness when shutter is slower than 1/30. The Picture mode I generall use is Fine/Normal and 1600x1200 and 2560x1920. Images are pretty sharp and when used on my HP 7960 photo printer, come out very nicely and could easily be ...

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afactore
 

This camera Failed in the store as I was looking to purchase it. I am no expert ton digital camera but I expect a product to ate least work in the store. I had researched allot of Pro-Summer DSLR type systems, mostly because I got tired for the lens bag. I looked at this camera at Ritz Camera In Chicago. The young lady behind the counter Showed me the 5700 and S7000 attempting to focus on an object 3m away the camera made noise but never got into focus the same test with the S7000 resulted ...

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