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Nikon COOLPIX P5000

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Overall 7
7.0

Nikon Coolpix P5000

PC Magazine
5 April 2008
  • Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix P5000 assembles a flexible range of advanced creative controls in a very compact body with a design that makes for comfortable and efficient shooting.
  • Pros: Good ergonomics and compact design. Wide range of exposure and other advanced controls. High-quality LCD complemented by optical viewfinder. Support for external flash units and lens converters.
  • Cons: Limited zoom range. Not well suited for action and telephoto photography. Average operational performance.
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Overall 7
6.7

Nikon Coolpix P5000

best4reviews.com
3 April 2008
  • Summary: Both the sluggish AF and noise issues marr a wonderful-looking package in terms of handling and controls, the excellent set of features and the capability to shoot good images at lower ISOs. I expected much better for this price however.
  • Pros: Great specification, low ISO image quality, good build, Excellent handling, nice lens, superb control layout.
  • Cons: Sluggish AF, fuzzy optical viewfinder, lacks RAW mode, overly aggressive noise reduction at high ISO, poor high ISO image quality.
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Overall 8
7.9
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 8
8.0
Performance 7
6.5
Picture quality 8
7.5
Ergonomics 8
7.5
Build quality 9
9.0

Expert Review

DP Review
23 March 2008
  • Conclusion: Unlike Canon, whose PowerShot G7 is a real 'statement' camera that has undisguised aspirations to be a genuine SLR replacement, Nikon has taken a much more cautious step towards a truly serious high end compact with it's new flagship model. The P5000 - Nikon's first such camera since the days when you could charge the best part of a thousand dollars for a well-specified compact - is a considerably less ambitious product than the G7; it reminded me of a Coolpix 7900 with...
  • Pros: Very compact and pocketable, Excellent handling for a small camera, Solid build and excellent fit / finish, Good resolution and edge-to-edge consistency, Realistic natural color, subtle processing, Excellent range of manual exposure controls, Extensive system support for a compact - optional add-on lenses and flashguns, iTTL flash hot shoe, Optical image stabilization, Excellent output quality at lower ISO settings - subtle NR means more fine detail preserved, Best Sh...
  • Cons: Very slow focus and slightly sluggish performance overall, Unimpressive burst mode, Default settings produce images that are a bit soft and a bit flat - may or may not be a problem depending on your point of view, Screen can be difficult to see in bright light, occasional blooming of preview image, Finest quality JPEG is still quite heavily compressed, still no raw mode, Some aspects of the user interface still feel clunky, Lens range (36-126mm) not the most versatile...
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
20 January 2008
  • Conclusion: Nikon Coolpix P5000 compact digital camera Nikon’s Coolpix P5000 is another of Nikon’s advanced cameras in the top segment of the digital compact camera market. It is still a popular category, because many professional photographers want to have an additional, small camera next to their DSLR, without having to make too many sacrifices in ease of use and quality. The 10 Megapixel resolution places Nikon in the high resolution segment.
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Overall 8
7.5

Nikon P5000

Photoxels
5 April 2007
  • Summary: The Nikon Coolpix P5000 offers total exposure flexibility in an attractive and durable body with a magnesium alloy front panel. It has a clean design with lots of controls that make the camera intuitive to use. The textured finish looks professional and the grip is comfortable. Advanced functions include Manual AF area frame and corresponding Spot AF area metering, auto exposure bracketing, manual WB and Best Shot Selector.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Overall quality 6
6.0

Nikon COOLPIX P5000

digicambuyer.co.uk
27 November 2007
  • Conclusion: Nikon has produced a top end compact with bulging feature set and high quality image results. Its slow responses are quite damaging however.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon Coolpix P5000 review

expertreviews.co.uk
10 October 2007
Overall 7
7.0

Nikon Coolpix P5000 digital camera review

Pocket Lint
2 July 2007
  • Pros: Specification, low ISO image quality, build, handling, lens, control layout is superb
  • Cons: Sluggish AF performance, optical viewfinder below par, no RAW capture, high ISO image quality, aggressive noise reduction at high ISO
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Overall 9
8.5
Ease of use 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Nikon Coolpix P5000

PhotoReview
1 April 2007
  • Summary: A compact, high resolution digicam with functions to appeal to keen photographers.After a couple of years of producing mainly point-and-shoot digicams, Nikon caters once again for enthusiast photographers with its new Coolpix P5000 model. Reminiscent in style of the Coolpix 5400, the P5000 is not only considerably smaller but boasts double the resolution, with a 10-megapixel imager. Interestingly, the sensors in both cameras are the same size.
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Overall 9
8.5
Ease of use 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Nikon Coolpix P5000

PhotoReview
1 April 2007
  • Summary: A compact, high resolution digicam with functions to appeal to keen photographers.After a couple of years of producing mainly point-and-shoot digicams, Nikon caters once again for enthusiast photographers with its new Coolpix P5000 model. Reminiscent in style of the Coolpix 5400, the P5000 is not only considerably smaller but boasts double the resolution, with a 10-megapixel imager. Interestingly, the sensors in both cameras are the same size.
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