Summary: I look the size if fit the hand well, picture are what I am look for in a digital camera. Today camera looks at compact size this camera of the past opens a good camera and a good price to get the pictures one need for the web or home use.
Excerpt: I bought my P5000 2nd hand off eBay and it is just superb. I find it a very handy wee camera. I have it in my van glovebox and its ready to go at any time. The battery is very long lasting. I carry a spare battery just in case but I have never needed it...
Summary: For what it is, & how logically it was constructed, I cannot recommend this amazing little gem too highly . I bought it as a 'sidekick' for my Nikon D80 which I use when my photographic intent is focused & serious.
Excerpt: I bought the Nikon Coolpix P 5000 the week that the camera go to market. I have taken more than 3,000 pictures as Portraits,Part/Inddor, Night Portrits, Landscapes, Mmuseum, Close Ups, Sports, etc., etc.
Excerpt: This is my best pocketable cam ever! Many users complained about its responsiveness. It's more than adequate for many many different situations and occasions. This is NOT a 6 frame/sec sports camera...; if you want a sports camera, you should get a DSLR.
Summary: I returned this camera not because anything was wrong with it, but because it had too many features for what I wanted. The shutter lag was a bit slow, and I wanted a point-and-shoot that I could carry everywhere and whip out of my bag at a moment's notice.