Cool Pix 5000


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Cool Pix 5000
Manufacturer Nikon
Page By William Marler
Page Type Feb 7, 2003 / Jan 16, 2007
Object ID 662
Hits 4120
5.0 Effective Megapixel CCD produces high definition 2,560 x 1,920 pixel images.

3x Zoom-Nikkor lens with enhanced wide angle 28-85mm coverage, for incredibly sharp, crisp images, plus a stepless 4x Digital Zoom.

EXCLUSIVE! 256-segment Matrix Metering; or choose Center-Weighted, Spot, or Spot AF Area Metering. Works in conjunction with TTL White Balance to provide incredible exposure and color balance.

Avaialable RAW image data recording mode (NEF: Nikon Electronic File) for increased image quality and enhanced post-processing potential. Capture the image now, and change settings later (Coolpix 5000 firmware version 1.7 or later). Please note: Camera Control in Nikon Capture is not supported on the Coolpix 5000.

Fully articulating, 270°, 1.8" LCD monitor swivels in any direction for easy subject framing even in crowded situations.

Compatible with CompactFlash(TM) Card Types I and II for enhanced media versatility, including 1GB and 512MB IBM MicroDrives!

Stop action with top shutter speed of 1/4,000 second and 3-frames-per-second shooting, up to 3 frames or 1.5 frames per second, up to 8 frames.

White Balance Bracketing and Noise Reduction Mode for stunning color balance and removal of digital artifacts in 1/4 second or longer exposures.

Clear Image Mode gives you highly accurate color, low noise, smooth edged and wide dynamic-range images at resolutions of 1280 x 960 and below.

On-board hot shoe for greater versatile use of flash with the capability of connecting up to five Nikon Speedlights with additional accessories.

High Speed USB Connectivity for plug and play simplicity.

EXCLUSIVE! Accepts almost all optional Coolpix lenses (using an optional step-down ring) and accessories including Fisheye, 19mm wide angle (Coolpix 5000 ONLY), and telephoto converter lenses for the greatest expandability and versatility in any shooting situation.

All key features and technical specifications are subject to change.


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William Marler - Feb 7, 2003 6:33 am - Voted 4/5

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While the learning curve is longer on this camera than some others the options when learned give you a lot of flexability in using this camera. I did a lot a research and tried out some other products but this camera gave me the biggest bang for the buck for a digital 5 mega pixels camera under 1000 $ US. The 28 to 80 lens is very versitile for mountain photography although getting it to 24 would have been preferable. Once I get the confidence to not keep checking the monitor I will no doubt use less battery life. The battery is rechargable so that is a big plus. I am still learning at this point. Very lightweight and compact.

After two years I am more comfortable with this camera. Outdoors it is great I have no complaints and am very satisfied with the results. Aconcagua is one result this is anotherAconcagua West Face is another.

Indoors for family gatherings it has proved troublesome. But I am getting the hang of it. I spent the main part of a Miami to Santiago flight reading up booklet that comes with the camera and can use it outdoors comfortably.

nkan - Oct 9, 2004 7:06 pm - Voted 5/5

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To take advantage of this camera, you must know the basics of photography. If you do, this is the camera you are looking for.

It gives you the complete control while being reasonably compact. How about manual focus capability, 28-85 mm lens, metal body, big screen, bulb-1/4000 sec shutter speed, excellent photometer?

I am still excited by the accuracy of the photometer and the quality of exposure this camera is capable of. After more than 3500 mountain shots with Coolpix 5000, I can only urge you to get one. They are cheap now!

Take a look at my photos, to see a few samples.

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