Excerpt: Smaller and lighter than the Canon PowerShot G5 and Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom, the Nikon Coolpix 5400 packs lots of power and takes good pictures. But it's missing certain features, and performance is somewhat sluggish. The Coolpix 5400 is a brilliantly constructed camera with an articulated LCD, a hot shoe, and a handgrip.
Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Nikon Coolpix 5400: (5 megapixel prosumer) The Coolpix 5400 is a worthy successor to the 5000. It does away with many of the image quality complaints aimed at that camera, maintains the 28 mm wide angle zoom and adds a little more telephoto with the four times optical zoom lens.
Pros: Average resolution for a compact five megapixel, good color response, Wide angle (28 mm equiv.) compact four times zoom lens, Virtually noise free ISO 50 setting, noise kept under control at higher ISO, Excellent Nikon Matrix metering, Good Image processing parameter control, Fine tunable white balance, Re-programmable FUNC button, Re-programmable 'My Menu' (initial record menu), Very good macro performance, Flip-out and twist LCD monitor, Good range of add-on accesso...
Cons: Some lens distortion, although expected considering zoom range, Corners of the image can occasionally appear soft, Average auto focus speed, Weird performance issues (shutter beep, record review off), Poor buffering, locks camera towards end of write process, Slow Compact Flash write speed / processing, Very long write times for 'Continuous Low' bursts, No AF assist lamp, poor low light AF, Loss of record / play switch, no quick play mode, Strap eyelet made hand grip ...
Conclusion: Nikon has delivered an excellent camera, this Coolpix 5400. The images are fresh and colourful. There are lots of settings for those who want to creatively take pictures and at the same time Nikon has broadened the possibility of automatic settings. The built-in Scene mode offers the possibility to the amateur photographer, who hasn’t dug into the matter of digital imaging, to take photos the way he or she wishes.
Excerpt: The Coolpix
5400 ($799) is Nikon's follow up to their Coolpix 5000
camera. As you may remember, I was not a huge
fan of that particular model. The biggest change between
the 5000 and the 5400 is the brand new 4X Nikkor zoom lens,
which offers a lot more telephoto power compared to the old
Pros: Excellent photo quality, Amazing expandability in terms of lenses, flashes, Lens is wider than most, CompactFlash Type II slot, Tons of manual controls, Rotating LCD display, Interesting timed bulb mode lets you keep shutter open for up to 10 mins, without keeping your finger on the button, Awesome macro mode, Low redeye
Cons: Bizarre shutter lag & buffering issues (firmware update needed?), Clunky, sluggish interface, No AF illuminator, poor low light focusing, Does not fully support Nikon Speedlites, Small LCD, No RAW mode yet (most of competition has it), Flimsy plastic door over CF slot, No live histogram in record mode
Excerpt: Continue on to Page Two Coolpix 5400 Specifications CCD 1/1.8-in. high-density CCD; total pixels: 5.26 million 5.1 million effective pixels Image sizes 5M (2592 x 1944) 3:2 (2592 x 1728) 2M (1600 x 1200) 1M (1280 x 960) PC (1024 x 768) TV (640 x 480) Free firmware update adds NEF RAW (2592 x 1944) Lens 4x Zoom-Nikkor lens f = 5.8-24mm (equivalent to 28-116mm) F2.8-4.6 with macro; 9 elements in 8 groups (one ED lens and two aspherical lenses); all glass, Nikon Super...
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix 5400 is the descendent of the Coolpix 5000. In the revamp, it has gained a new 1/1.8in CCD and 4x optical zoom but also loses a couple of useful features, like the LCD status panel and RAW file mode. True, there is a TIFF option, but this is a backwards move in our view.
Excerpt: (5.1 megapixel effettivi; zoom 4x) Nikon, con la nuova COOLPIX 5400, ha migliorato ulteriormente l'ergonomia della COOLPIX 5000 per più ampie possibilità operative ed una migliore qualità d'immagine. Se vi piace operare in modo semplice, impostate la posizione auto sulla ghiera dei modi Mode Dial e la fotocamera far.à tutto il lavoro per voi.
Summary: Az 5 Mpixeles Coolpix 5400 egyik kiemelkedő tulajdonsága, hogy kisfilmes rendszerre vetítve 28 mm-től állítható be a fókusztávolsága. Elődjéhez képest sok tulajdonságában javult, így biztosan sikeres utóda lesz a Coolpix 5000-nek.
Excerpt: Le Nikon Coolpix 5400 est un compact doté d'un Objectif Zoom Nikkor ED 4x 28-116 mm (équivalent au format 24x36) et d'un capteur 5 mégapixels. Il a déjà séduit des milliers de photographes grâce à son design et son boitier très pro, sa prise en main rapide, son écran orientable et ses très nombreuses possibilités et options manuelles. Il faut tout de même signaler son manque de vélocité, surtout au niveau de la mise au point.