Surprisingly good pictures on this 10+ year old camera
20 July 2013
Summary: I got a Canon Rebel T1i for my birthday a couple of years ago and I also have a Canon digital Elph. I've played around with both Canons trying to get better, more consistent pictures from both of them without much luck. Recently, a friend returned the Nikon Coolpix 5700 I lent him after getting the T1i. It was a revelation...the Nikon, especially on the automatic settings, simply took better pictures, despite its "limited" 5MP sensor.
Summary: This is my third one, I have one I use, one for back up and this one for a gift. I have taken many pictures with this camera and have not been disappointed, I like that I can control the f stop or shutter speed as well as manual modes. I also like the raw feaure. It was difficult to learn at first, but I have mastered that.
Summary: This model is about 10 years old but it is a great eBay camera. It is very versatile and the manipulitable view finder makes it possible to take pictures from almost any position relative to the camera. We have two now.
Summary: I bought the 5700 new and love it. On two different trips to Europe this gave me the best quality over all results. Several times in Italy and Greece people stopped me and gave a "thumbs up" for the 5700. The best feature over some of the more compact models is the ability in bright sun light to switch from the screen to the eye piece. My first Nikon was the coolpix 880 which I still have and my husband uses. It also has the eye piece option.
Summary: I bought this Camera for the Name Great Price. I have not found anything that I dislike about this Camera. I like everything it does, It's just perfect for me. I think this camera compares to all the others camera that is out there.
Summary: I purchased this camera in 2003 for my Alaska vacation. WOW! I have pictures of bears catching fish with dripping water stopped in mid-air and drops that hit the river splashing back up in freeze frame. I got fantastic landscape shots. I took > 800 pictures with the Nikon and also took my regular film camera with 3 lenses. After returning from the trip, I retired the film camera. When I first bought this camera it cost a whopping $850 but I discovered it was worth it.
"You can buy 3 or 4 good cameras for the money (1200)"
4 December 2011
Pros: Great pictures when it works
Cons: It's never ready when you are. Poor bat. life. Lens gears fail, Flash not working, Lens opens even when not in camera mode, usb socket bad (not cable). Unless you use this camera daily the imposible menus will keep you confused and frust forever.