Summary: I bought this same camera new several years ago and it quit working. I could only find two places who were willing to look at it and both are out of state. The cost of the new purchase was less than the shipping, insurance and minimum fee to diagnose the repair on my old camera.
Summary: Even in mid 2005 the Nikon Coolpix 5000 is a remarkable digital camera. In skilled hands this camera can produce results that rival even today's best professional digital cameras. I've made several 16x20 prints from images taken with the Coolpix 5000 that look AMAZING.
Summary: I am one of many people who recommend this camera. I used many digital cameras including SONY and Olympus camera and got no good impression from those. My recommendation comes from the granularity of pictures taken. Pictures of other cameras found to be deteriorated when magnified using Photoshop.
Summary: Produces images that rival film. Typical Nikon quality -- feels solid and everything works like it's supposed to. A camera you can grow and learn with -- it has more features than most amateurs will ever need.
Summary: I have recently purchased a Nikon Coolpix 5000 from Amazon. And I am totally amazed. The picture quality is GREAT! However, if you are looking for a "Point and Shoot" camera right out of the box--then forget about it!
Summary: I recently purchased the Nikon Coolpix 5000, my first digital camera, and am very impressed with the ease of use and the results of the images. This camera has a ton of functions and you need time to learn how to maniplate the aperture and shutter speed, if you want manual control.
Summary: I bought this camera primarily for archetecural shots and interior design. I am very pleased with the resolution, clarity and functionality. Nikon has gotten rid of that pesky little bug that shut the camera down if you started it without removing the lens cap and now what we have is a very nearly...
Summary: For me, the main past failings of digital cameras have been the lack of resolution and the lack of wideangle capability. With 5+ mpixels, the Nikon 5000 is finally up with 35mm film, especially after considering that a 35mm frame must be cropped to achieve the standard 5:4 image shape of the 5000.
Summary: I bought this digital camera primarily to take pictures of my 16 month old daughter. The major things I was looking for in a digital camera were (1) high quality photos, (2) fast auto focus (so that I can capture my always-on-the-move daughter), and (3) ease of use.
Summary: After using this camera for several weeks, unlike the author of the November review who wrote before any of these cameras were shipped, the CP5000 is far and away the best of the four digital cameras I have owned.