Nikon Coolpix 5700 Review
From the back the Coolpix 5700 looks very similar to the 5000, there is the (smaller) flip out and twist LCD and almost identical overall control structure (play / rec switch, zoom controller). It's worth noting that Nikon has done away with the three 'soft buttons' below the LCD (which I personally didn't like), these have been replaced with real buttons and other controls have moved to the top and barrel side of the camera. Another notable difference around the back is the electronic viewfinder, another first on a Nikon digital camera.
A look around the rest of the camera and you can see echoes of Fujifilm's 6900Z (I suppose Sony started the 'SLR-like' design with the DSC-D700) as well as design elements borrowed from Nikon's SLR range. The overall design is purposeful and professional looking with a good overall balance and logical command layout. The entire body is made from the same reassuringly solid metal alloy used on the 5000. This, along with the rubber coating around the hand grip leave you with the feeling that you are using a professional piece of equipment.
Side by side
Despite being bigger than the 5000 and despite its eight times zoom, the 5700 is still considerably smaller than the current range of $2000 digital SLR's. Here shown beside Nikon's own D100 with a 3.5x zoom lens (24 - 85 mm).
In your hand
The shots below should give you a better impression of the camera's compact dimensions. The 5700's hand grip (just like the 5000) is one of the nicest of any prosumer digital camera. It's deep enough to tuck even the longest fingers and is coated in soft rubber.
My major gripe here is not with the hand grip but with the location and type of the strap eyelet's. On the side of the hand grip is a large D1 style eyelet, and while this may add to the 'professional look' of the camera it does get in the way, after a long shooting session I was left with a pressure mark on the palm of my right hand where the eyelet had pressed against it.
In your hand the 5700 feels even better than the 5000, balance is very good and it's still easy to shoot with one hand. The larger lens barrel makes it easier to support the camera with your left hand, which is logical considering the new controls on the lens barrel side. You can of course shoot with the LCD folded back on the camera back or flipped outwards. Or you can use the excellent EVF.
LCD Monitor / Electronic Viewfinder
The Coolpix 5700's flip-out and twist LCD is of identical design to that seen on a few other digital cameras. The screen itself is the same 1.5" unit used in the new Coolpix 4500 and provides a bright, sharp and clear image. It also has a good anti-reflective coating. Unlike the 5000 there are no buttons below the LCD monitor (thank goodness), instead more buttons are available around the rest of the camera body.
The LCD case and hinge cover is plastic. By default the LCD would be folded in towards the body (and thus is protected), opening it outwards 180 degrees it can then be rotated through 180 degrees (until its facing forwards) or 90 degrees downwards. If you wish the screen can then be folded back on itself and 'clipped' into place just like a conventional digital camera LCD. Below you can see an example of some of the different positions in which the LCD monitor can be used.
One item of note is that the LCD's vertical viewing angle is quite narrow, when folded back against the camera (last image above) it can appear either dark if viewed from 15 degrees 'above axis' or washed out if viewed from 15 degrees 'below axis' (or visa versa if flipped out).
Info overlay on LCD/EVF (Record: Auto Func mode - C. A)
The diagram below indicates the maximum information overlaid in Auto exposure mode.
Info overlay on LCD/EVF (Record: User Func mode - C. 1,2,3)
In addition to the information above the following diagram shows other information which may be overlaid in one of the User Function modes.
Reproduced with permission from Coolpix 5700 manual.
Aug 23, 2002
May 29, 2002
Aug 11, 2005
Aug 11, 2005
|Rocks at Dawn by phucthang|
from The Rock
|Sarlat, France by poppyjk|
from Your City - Dinertime!
|Double Eagle by herbymel|
|Great White Egret vs Lizard by jose garcia|
from Strong - Weak
Pricing and shipping have finally been revealed for two highly anticipated lenses from Sigma, announced in February.
These macro photos of clouds of paint billowing through clear water might look like high-quality CGI, but they're real photographs. And photographer Alberto Seveso told us how they were made.
Facebook is testing a feature that prevents people from saving, sharing, or even taking a screenshot of your profile picture.
We've reshot the Sony a9 in our studio. The short story: it's sharper! The long story... well you can read it all here.
The collection will be officially launched during the Europeana Transcribathon Campus Berlin 2017 crowdsourcing event which will be held on 22 and 23 June at the Berlin State Library.
Light gives us some insight into the preparations for the launch of the pre-order shipments of its much anticipated L16 multi-lens camera.
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has confirmed in a tweet that the second lens on the back of the OnePlus 5 uses a 1.6x optical zoom and that digital zoom is used to reach the claimed 2x zoom factor.
Fujifilm recently unveiled the second in its series of affordable cine lenses, the MK50-135mm T2.9. We got our hands on it for a couple days and took it for a spin.
Leica's first attempt at an M-series digital rangefinder was rough around the edges, but set a pattern for all of the cameras that came after it. In this week's Throwback Thursday article, Barney remembers the M8.
No stranger to extreme situations, legendary climber and filmmaker Jimmy Chin talks to Outside Magazine about his career, and the challenge of filming Alex Honnold's rope-free solo climb of El Capitain.
A company backed by Android co-founder Andy Rubin is attempting to make video conferencing less terrible.
Rangefinder magazine asked five professional portrait and wedding photographers about posting on Instagram; no surprise, they got five different answers.
This captivating stop motion film was created by stripping away one layer of wood at a time. It's hard to look away.
It will enable users to simulate the presence of the sun, moon and Milky Way and see how they interact with an area's topography.
Since its introduction in November last year Instagram's live streaming feature has been used by millions, but videos could not be archived for watching at a later stage. A new update has now added the capability.
CopyTrack's study also found that the second most-stolen image is a woman wearing painted jeans. That's apparently a thing.
Forget expensive lenses with fancy coatings and special lens elements – photographer Robin de Puy took these portraits using just a water drop for a lens.
Adobe reports a record quarterly revenue of $1.77 billion for the second quarter fiscal year 2017 ended June 2, 2017.
Zeiss says its new lens is particularly suited for portrait photography but also a good all-rounder and can be used in video applications.
We present to you the top photos from the Kennel Club's 2017 Dog Photographer of the Year photo contest – take a look at 10 of the award-winning puppers.
In case you were looking for any more inspiration to go fly one.
Following a couple of successful Kickstarter campaigns, Videre 35mm's creator has re-tooled the camera with sturdier components and a simpler user assembly process.
The two hour long video covers everything an aspiring drone pilot needs to know.
This is what happens when a Canon 17-85mm F4-5.6 lens meets 60,000 PSI of water pressure. Spoiler Alert: the water jet always wins.
Andrew Harnik discusses the challenges – and rewarding moments – of a career making images for the Associated Press in his native DC.
The VMic Pro, VMic Recorder and VMic microphones are targeted at DSLR users who want to record high-quality audio.
While our full OnePlus 5 review is underway, we've put together a sample gallery with images that were taken with both the wide-angle and tele lens in a variety of lighting situations.
The OnePlus 5 main camera comes with a 1/2.8" 16MP Sony IMX 398 sensor and a fast F1.7 aperture. It is supported by a 2x tele-module featuring a 20MP 1/2.8" Sony IMX 350 sensor and F2.6 aperture.
In this video, Vincent Laforet explains why the RED 8K Weapon camera has mostly replaced his still cameras, and it's not all about resolution.
Dupe, Dupe Negative is not a pop song, and Newton's Rings are not NASA's next destination. If you've ever wondered what all that film terminology means, Kodak has you covered.