Summary: I bought this camera after many years of owning a Nikon FM-2. This camera and those like it fill a gap for those who do not want to invest in a Digital SLR system. Yet have some control over the camera. If you can get by with 5 Megapixles this is a good camera.
Summary: If you are attracted to the Coolpix 5700 by the attractive price, you should keep in mind that this SLR-type digital camera first came out 2.5 years ago, which in digital photography chronology was more like the days when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. The 5700 is by no means an incapable camera.
Great Results, Inadequate Flash, Difficult Service!!!
Larry L. Kistler "llkistler", Amazon
19 October 2004
Summary: My family fulfilled a dream Christmas, 2003 when they gave me the Nikon Coolpix 5700. Upsides: 1. This camera delivers fantastic results. 2. It feels good in the hand. 3. It's compact for its power. 4. Good price for the quality. Downsides: 1. The built-in flash is a joke. It's way under-powered. 2.
Summary: Before you begin reading, if you are thinking of buying the 5700 or the 8700. Don't. The Nikon D70 is out and nothing can compare to a true SLR. If you still want to read go ahead. Having shot close to 5,000 pictures with this camera, take my word for it, the Coolpix 5700 is an excellent camera.
Summary: I purchased my Nikon Coolpix 5700 just before our October trip to experience the New England foliage. Wow, just in time! This is a wonderful camera in every sense of the word. I'll give you the good and then the bad.
Summary: I will try and keep this one fairly short. I've had this camera for about six months now and absolutely love it. I have a pro SLR so I do not use this camera with the intent of taking prize winning photos, although in some cases it could. This is a very handy little camera.
Summary: I am strictly an amateur, but wanted to make the switch from 35mm to digital. Tight budget. Friends let me borrow their Kodak EasyShare (3.0meg) and a 4 meg Olympus, and they were "OK." I was not going to spend the extra $$$ on the 5700.
Summary: This is my first digital camera, having used multiple Nikon film cameras over 40 years. The camera has four limitations: 1) in indoor lighting, autofocus "hunts" and "hunts"; 2) steep learning curve with a BIG manual REQUIRED reading; 3) no filters possible?
Summary: First off let me say that the camera is amazing. The pictures are better than any digital pictures I have seen before. I would have given this camera six stars if Nikon had done two things differently: 1. Put a bigger flash card with it. They include a 16MB card with it.