Nikon Coolpix 5000 Review


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Nikon Coolpix 5000.  Photo (c) 2001 Steve's Digicams



Playback Modes & Screens








When you flip the Mode Dial to the Play position it will display the last image stored in full screen mode as shown above. You can press the Left or Right portion of the 4-way selector switch to scroll backwards or forwards through the stored images.

Rotating the Command Dial lets you select any one of three screens of exposure settings or a histogram as shown in the following frames.



Nikon Coolpix 5000.  Photo (c) 2001 Steve's Digicams

The first page of exposure information displays the camera model name, firmware version number, metering mode, recording mode, shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, lens focal length and focus mode.



Nikon Coolpix 5000.  Photo (c) 2001 Steve's Digicams

This page has the settings for the speedlight (flash), image adjustment, ISO speed, white balance, saturation, sharpness, digital telephoto, converter lens and the physical file size.



Nikon Coolpix 5000.  Photo (c) 2001 Steve's Digicams

This page contains the histogram, the metering mode, shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation and ISO speed equivalent.



Nikon Coolpix 5000.  Photo (c) 2001 Steve's Digicams

The last page of Play information contains the lens focal length, shutter speed, aperture and focus mode.



Nikon Coolpix 5000.  Photo (c) 2001 Steve's Digicams

While displaying a picture full screen you can press the Telephoto zoom control button and magnify the image. There are 25 intermediate magnifying steps all the way up to a maximum of 6x. At any magnification step you can scroll around inside of the image using the 4-way selector.



Nikon Coolpix 5000.  Photo (c) 2001 Steve's Digicams

To enter the thumbnail (index) playback mode just press the flash mode button. The number of thumbnail images can be toggled between 4 or 9 per page by pressing the button again.



Nikon Coolpix 5000.  Photo (c) 2001 Steve's Digicams

You can easily tell which pictures are still images and which ones are movies, the movies are indicated by the little camera icon.



Nikon Coolpix 5000.  Photo (c) 2001 Steve's Digicams

The QuickTime MOVies that you record can be played back full screen on the color LCD and the audio can be heard on the internal speaker. The A / V cable allows you to send both the video and sound to a television set.



Nikon Coolpix 5000.  Photo (c) 2001 Steve's Digicams

Here's the page of menu options available in Playback mode, you can Delete images, change the active image folder, start an automatic playback slideshow, protect images from deletion, hide images, set the DPOF print information or mark images for Auto Transfer when the USB cable is plugged in to the host computer.





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