Summary: I have had this camera for a while now, and I have taken some excellent pictures with it. I use a Macintosh, and it works with the computer beautifully, in contrast with the Olympus camera that I owned previously. The adjustable screen is nice and the zoom suits my needs.
A sub $1000 pro-sumer camera, despite Nikon's marketing.
Dave Larkin, Amazon
11 March 2003
Summary: The features mimic, and the performance matches, the best of Nikon SLR cameras. The lense quality is exceptional, and veratile. The one-star off is for the accessories and battery life. Expect to buy 3rd party lense hoods, an add-on battery with more life, and extra memory.
Summary: Resolution outstanding and worth the effort to learn the complicated controls. CCD failed and required two trips back to Nikon over 5 weeks to repair, now working OK, Nikon responsive on status via their email service support.
Summary: Anyone who values the following: 1. Portability - the compact solid construction is a bundle of joy. Also makes candid picture taking very easy - people tend to ignore smaller cams but react differently to a large SLR pointing at them. 2.
Summary: I bought one and I love it! The image quality that this little jewel produces is awesome. This one is fitted with a Nikkor 28-85 mm equivalent zoom lens and like all Nikkor lenses, it's sharp as a tack.
Summary: This is my second digital camera. (The first being a canon Elph) I have found it able to produce extraordinary results in some areas, but difficult, unpredictable, and cantankerous in others. Certainly, the sharpness and gigantic resolutions are wonderful.
Summary: I bought my CoolPix 5000 late December 2001 and have been shooting with it in various locations since then. I am globally pleased with the camera, but found its enveloppe of usage to be somewhat narrower than I was expecting.
Summary: First of all, digital photography is not the same as traditionaly photography. There is a slow response time on digital cameras actually taking a picture when the shutter release is pressed; this camera is quicker than most digitals that i have used.
Summary: I traded up from a Canon Digital Elph (which was a real nightmare to use and had horrible resolution) to the Nikon CP 5000. The two cameras are like night and day. It is true thast the Nikon is 3 times the price of the Elph.
Summary: Having recently purchased the 5000, My first impressions are that, the camera feels good, handles well and is fairly light in weight. The facilities it has is enough to keep anyone busy for some time. And once you have learned the basics everything else is easy.