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Nikon COOLPIX 5000
3.3 out of 10

Nikon COOLPIX 5000

The Coolpix 5000 was first announced back in September this year Read more

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Nikon Coolpix 5000

PC Magazine
14 May 2003
  • Excerpt: As a fifth-generation refinement, the Nikon Coolpix 5000 is probably one of the best, most powerful and versatile consumer digital cameras on the market. Nikon has worked out most of the rough edges and engineering quirks of its predecessors (the 900 series) and has added new functions and features. Its default-mode images were the best of the bunch.
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Overall 8
Value for money 8
Features 10
Ease of use 8
Picture quality 8
Construction 9

Expert Review

DP Review
10 April 2003
  • Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Nikon Coolpix 5000: (5 megapixel prosumer) Based largely on the Coolpix 995 'engine' the 5000 carries all of its great features and builds on them. The quick access user settings concept is a great way to have the camera set up for different situations, it's also a good way to work around things you may see as limitations (programming one user setting for movie clips for example).
  • Pros: Good metering, good automatic white balance, average resolution capability, Control over all processing algorithm parameters: contrast, saturation, sharpness, Good build quality, small and compact design, Wide angle zoom (28 mm), Concept of three user memories is very useful, Still largest control feature set (but the competition is catching up, fast), Great control over 'photographic' features such as AF point, Spot metering can be tied to AF point, Unique focus conf...
  • Cons: Slow startup time, Chromatic aberrations just as visible as previous Coolpix digital cameras, High noise levels from ISO 200 upwards, Video camera like clipping of highlights ('video camera' look to some images), Stuck pixel (on the camera I had for review), Useless 'Clear Image' mode, Rear "Control Panel" LCD is dark and difficult to see in anything but good sunlight, LCD 'soft button' labels use up some of the LCD screen, Slow lens (F2.8 - F4.8), Poor low light Auto...
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