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Nikon Coolpix P5000 8 to 10 Megapixel

4 star rating
                      4 / 5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $399.00

  • Image Sensor TypeCCD
    Resolution10.37 Megapixel
    Optical Zoom3.5x
    Camera TypeStandard Point and Shoot
    Interchangeable LensNot Interchangeable Lenses
    35mm Zoom Lens36 - 126 mm
    Digital Zoom4x
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Focus Range12 in. to Infinity (w) / 28 in. to Infinity (t)
    Macro Focus Range1.6 in. to Infinity (w) / 16 in. to Infinity (t)
    Camera Resolution10.37 Megapixel
    Image Resolutions640 x 480 • 2592 x 1944 • 2048 x 1536 • 1280 x 960 • 1024 x 768 • 3648 x 2736 • 3648 x 2432 • 3648 x 2052
    Video Resolutions320 x 240 (QVGA) • 640 x 480 (VGA) • 160 x 120
    Video Speed30 fps
    Aperture Rangef5.3 (w) - f2.7 (w)
    Memory TypeBuilt-in • SD Card
    Built-in Memory Size28 MB
    ISO SpeedsAuto • 100 • 200 • 400 • 800 • 1600 • 3200 • 64 • 2000
    Flash TypeBuilt-In & External
    Flash FunctionsRed-eye Reduction Flash
    LCD PanelWith LCD Panel
    LCD Panel Size2.5 in.
    LCD Screen Resolution230,000 pixels
    LCD Protected PositionWithout LCD Protected Position
    Interface TypeUSB
    Battery TypeRechargeable Li-Ion Battery
    Battery Life250 Images
    Built-in MicrophoneWith Built-in Microphone
    Operating SystemApple Mac OS X • Microsoft Windows 2000 • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition • Microsoft Windows XP Professional • Microsoft Windows Vista
    Width3.9 in.
    Depth1.6 in.
    Height2.5 in.
    Weight0.44 lb.
    Warranty2 Years
    Exterior ColorBlack
    Included AccessoriesSoftware • USB Cable • Video Cable • Lithium Battery • Battery Charger • Strap
    Release DateMarch, 2007
    Product ID40741276

Product Description

High performance and outstanding image quality are the hallmarks of the COOLPIX P5000. With 10.0 megapixel resolution, you’ll have the power to capture the finest details, perform creative cropping and produce beautiful enlargements. The COOLPIX P5000 incorporates 3.5x optical zoom capability and a 36-126mm Zoom-Nikkor lens (35mm equivalent) for tight compositions or zooming out to capture sweeping vistas.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob Todrick a Expert

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2007

Strengths:    Size
Manual control
Low light capability
Build quality
Ease of use
Images are upto snuff

Weaknesses:    The only weakness I can see is the lack of RAW capability. I don't really need it so it doesn't bother me personally.

Bottom Line:   
I've been searching for a number of years now for a color camera (digital) to supplemant my Leica CM. My requirements were minimal lag time (I do a lot of documentary work), a 'real' manual operation (not exposure compensation), low light capability, ruggedness and an easy to use menu...I'm a luddite and pride myself on not being a computer expert.
The P5000 does exactly as I require. It's lag time, especially with the flash shut off is minimal. It gives excellent prints, both in color and in the B&W mode...I've printed 8x10 that are as good as I can get in the darkroom.
So far the highes ISO setting I've used is 800, but at that setting the noise was minimal...no worse than what grain would look like with 800ISO film.
The big thing for me however was its ease of use. I've owned a couple of digitals in the past...an early Agfa and a Minolta Z5. Both of them required extensive time with their manuals to understand the funtions of the menus on the cameras.
The day I arrived home with the P5000 I had it out of the box, converted to a high ISO setting, in B&W mode, on manual control...all with in minutes after a quick look at the manual. Within 30 minutes I was downloading an image to see how it looked as a print.
So far I'm very impressed.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $479.00

Similar Products Used:   Agfa 1250
Minolta Z5

Type of photography:   Fine Art

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Nikon Coolpix P5000 - Press Release

[B][U][CENTER]NIKON’S NEW COOLPIX P-SERIES CAMERA ALLOWS PHOTOGRAPHERS TO UNLEASH THEIR CREATIVITY[/CENTER][/U][/B] [B] The COOLPIX P5000 Produces Superior Image Quality with Flexible Control[/B] MELVILLE, NY (February 19, 2007) – Nikon is pleased to introduce the COOLPIX P5000 to the Nikon COO ... Read More »

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