Nikon Coolpix 5700 Review
Pressing the MENU button in record mode overlays the shooting menu over the live scene preview.
The menu is split over three tabbed sections which can be accessed by pressing MENU, cursor off the page (press left) and cursor down, or simply scrolling down to the bottom of one page and onto the next. * Cursor refers to the 4-way direction pad.
With an option highlighted you can roll the command dial to change that
option's setting or you can press the right cursor to open up the menu
and select an option from this expanded menu.
Shooting Menu: Page One
|User Setting **|| A
- Full Auto
|White Balance|| Auto
White Balance Preset
� Speedlight (Flash) *
Choose the current white balance mode, those white balance settings marked with a * can be fine tuned +/-3 levels.
Spot AF Area
|- 256-segment matrix metering
- Meters only a small central portion
- 80% to the central quarter
- Spot meter only selected AF area
- Approx. 3 fps
- Approx. 1.5 fps
- 16 640x480 frames on an image
- SXGA or smaller, 3 fps
- 320 x 240, 30 fps
- 320 x 240 max 60 sec with audio
|Best Shot Selector|| Off
|Image Adjustment|| Auto
|Sets tone parameters for cameras internal image processing algorithm|
|Saturation Control|| +1 Maximum
Black & White
|Sets colour saturation parameters for cameras internal image processing algorithm|
** Note that there appears to be a bug in the current production firmware which can lead to corruption of settings between user sets, notably metering modes.
Record Menu: Page Two
|The 5700 requires new add-on lenses, to begin with there will be a wide angle lens (WC-E80 0.8x) and telephoto lens (TC-E15 ED 1.5x).|
|Exposure Options|| AE Lock - Off, On,
Maximum Bulb Duration
|Focus Options|| AF Area Mode
|This menu provides you with control over the way the camera selects the AF area mode, whether it evaluates auto focus all the time (continuous) or just when you half-press the shutter release and when focus confirmation (LCD image sharpening effect) is used.|
|Image Sharpening|| Auto
|Sets image sharpening parameters for cameras internal image processing algorithm|
|Auto Bracketing|| Off
3 / 5, +/- 0.3, 0.7, 1.0 EV
|Noise Reduction|| Off
Clear Image Mode
|When set to 'On' the noise reduction system will use dark frame subtraction to remove noise from long exposures.|
|Reset All|| No
Record Menu: Setup
|Select and manage the use of folders on the storage card. By default the camera creates an xxxNIKON folder, but you may create others and use them at will.|
|Monitor Options|| Start-up Display
Shutter Release Speed *
Brightness (+/-2 levels)
Hue (+/-5 levels)
|This menu has changed significantly since the 5000. First of all you can choose to have the monitor or EVF on at startup. You can also enable or disable record review (after shot taken). 'Shutter Release Speed' is a new feature (described below).|
Flash Mode [y/n]
Auto Focus Mode [y/n]
Exp. Compen. [y/n]
Auto Focus Mode
AE-L & AF-L
|This menu provides user control over which functions are memorized after power off, what function the FUNC button performs and how the AE-L, AF-L button (front of the camera) operates.|
|Zoom Options|| Digital Tele
Enable or disable digital zoom, choose to use a fixed aperture
through the optical zoom range (useful when using the camera with
|Auto Off|| 30 sec
|Control the record mode power saving auto off timer.|
|Seq. Numbers|| Off
|CF Card Format|| No
|Speedlight Opt.|| Pop Up
-/+2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Int & Ext Active
|With 'Pop Up' set to Manual a press of the flash button pops the flash up (why didn't they have this on the 4500?). Various flash / Speedlight options, from here you can control the flash power output and enable the internal flash when used in combination with an external unit. Shot confirm flashes the small lamp on the front of the camera every time a shot is taken (useful for self-timer shots).|
|Shutter Sound|| On
|Date||Set Date & Time|
|Video Mode|| NTSC
* Shutter Release Speed is a new feature unique to the Coolpix 5700. When set to 'Quick Response' the camera allows you to take the next shot extremely quickly, if you press the shutter release again while the record review image is shown the camera will take another shot with the same settings as the last shot (focus, white balance, exposure etc.). This can be very useful for 'pumping' a few shots of the same subject and does seem to work very well (see timings & sizes page for exact performance).
|splat by Eb Swarbrick|
from Album cover for a rock band
|Madagascar1 by Jaklab|
from Mind and matter - the creations of humanity.
CVS is banning digitally altered beauty imagery on its store-brand beauty products, and plans to mark other brands' images as "Digitally Altered" if they're not up to snuff by the end of 2020.
Canon has announced that it will introduce a series of printers that allow users to refill the ink tanks themselves—a surprising shift that could, in theory, save customers quite a bit of money.
Adventure and lifestyle photographer Lucy Martin put together a useful little video that goes over her 18 favorite Lightroom shortcuts—a great guide for beginners.
Following a series of allegations of sexual misconduct against Bruce Weber and Mario Testino, magazine publisher Conde Nast has severed ties with both of the famed fashion photographers, and released a code of conduct for future photo shoots.
Photographer Christopher Payne captures the 'colorful world of craft and complexity' you'll find in the General Pencil Company's factory in Jersey City... and almost nowhere else.
A new feature in the Google Arts & Culture app compares your facial features to its database of thousands of artworks, finding your fine art "doppelganger."
Recently, we spent a day in Los Angeles with photographer, cook and food blogger Kylie Mazon. Join us and see how Kylie approaches the challenge of shooting lifestyle and promotional images for a downtown hotel with the Canon EOS M6.
Leica has announced a pair of short telephoto lenses for its SL full-frame mirrorless camera. The APO-Summicron-SL 75mm and 90mm F2 ASPH lenses feature an apochromatic design to reduce chromatic aberration, one aspherical element and minimum focusing distances of around 0.5m.
The Panasonic G9 is the brand's top-tier stills camera. We've updated our already large sample gallery with even more photos to enjoy.
The latest product of Huawei's collaboration with Leica is a smartphone with a great all-around imaging feature set that left us very little to complain about.
In this quick video, award-winning travel photographer Bob Holmes shares nine of his most basic and straightforward tips for finding great images, even when you're in a rut.
Gudsen has launched a new gimbal that’s aimed at mirrorless photographers. With a payload of 3.9lbs/1.8kg, the new Moza AirCross can provide stabilization to a mirrorless body even fitted with a cinema lens and a new in-handle option can provide power to Sony and Panasonic cameras.
The Lensbaby 46mm Macro Kit comprises of three stackable filters with different magnification levels, which can be combined with several of the company's "bokeh effect" lenses.
Nikon Rumors is reporting that an upcoming full-frame mirrorless camera from Nikon will sport an all-new "Z-Mount" with an extremely short flange distance of just 16mm.
A lot of people still have positive associations with the Kodak brand and its iconic logos, but it’s worth clearing something up: not everything with the Kodak name on it has much connection to a bunch of clever people in Rochester, New York.
A leaked image of a Galaxy S9 retail box indicates the new model might come with a variable aperture lens and a super-slow-motion video mode.
The portable little scanner features a 3.5-inch color screen, an integrated SD card slot for saving your scans, adapter trays for different types of film, and an HDMI port for viewing your scans directly on an external display.
Yesterday, Canon Italy and Canon Spain accidentally shared a composite photo that contained stolen elements shot with a Fujifilm camera. Today, in a response on social media, the company somehow managed to make things worse.
We've got a pair of Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN lenses in the office: one for Micro Four Thirds and the other for Sony E-mount. In this article we have some impressions of the MFT version, as well as some other lenses in this class worth considering.
Most wedding photographers are probably open to a little bit of feedback from their clients, but one Hong Kong couple was reportedly so upset, they provided their photographer with a detailed 30-page report full of their grievances!
It appears Huwei's ties to the Chinese Government and a fear of espionage have played a role in AT&T's decision not to offer the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and it's Leica-branded dual camera to customers in the United States.
The Autel Robotics EVO looks like the first serious competitor for DJI's Mavic Pro Platinum. With a better remote, slightly better camera, and a slightly cheaper price tag, this drone could steal some serious Mavic market share.
Sony has released firmware version 2.00 for its flagship a9 mirrorless camera. The most notable improvements are to continuous AF, but overall stability has been addressed, as well.
Kodak just debuted a bitcoin mining machine for rent at CES, leaving photographers slack-jawed and confused, and cryptocurrency mining experts balking at what they claim is an outright scam.
Hong Kong drone manufacturer Yuneec has announced three new drones at CES including an update to the Typhoon H with a bigger sensor with more resolution and the ability to shoot 4K at 60fps.
Oops. In their rush to post a pretty picture last night, multiple Canon social media accounts accidentally shared a composite, huge portions of which were stolen and shot with a Fujifilm X-T1.
We've published our studio test scene for Panasonic's video-focused Lumix DC-GH5S Micro Four Thirds camera. Have a look to see how it stacks up against the GH5 and Sony's a7S II.
LaCie's new DJI Copilot hard drive was purpose built for drone photographers and videographers who want to back up and even review their full resolution photos and video on-the-go.
The next Samsung flagship smartphone—which might be the first smartphone with a variable aperture lens—is not being announced or even teased at CES, as previously thought. Instead, Samsung confirmed that the phone would arrive in February.
"What bothers me more than the fact that these photographers missed the play of the game, is the amount of 'bashing' that they are being subject to on many social media platforms [...] as an industry, WE ARE BETTER THAN THAT!"