Nikon Coolpix 5000 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Full review posted 12/13/01
Introduction & Physical Views
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Building on the feature set of the Coolpix 995, the Coolpix 5000 is equipped with a new 3x optical (28-85mm equiv 35mm) Zoom-Nikkor lens with enhanced wideangle and a stepless 4x digital zoom. It accepts most optional Nikkor- Coolpix lenses (using optional step-down rings) and accessories including Fisheye, a new 19mm Wide Angle, and Telephoto converter lenses. A builtin, multi-mode Speedlight with a hotshoe for external Nikon Speedlights, a real 7-bladed lens diaphram for true depth of field control, Nikon's advanced image-processing algorithms provide exceptional color and a new Noise Reduction system for dramatically improved long exposure pictures. The Quick Review function lets you confirming captured images at the press of a button and then return quickly to record mode.
The Coolpix 5000 sports a full range of exposure options; Program AE, Flexible Program, Shutter speed priority, Aperture priority, Full Manual, AE Bracketing of both the exposure value and white balance and Best Shot Selector. Shutter speeds from 8 to 1/4000sec plus Bulb (max. 5 minutes) and aperture settings from F2.8 to F10.3. Drive modes include: Single, Continuous, Ultra High Speed Continuous, VGA Sequence, 16-Shot Multi and QVGA 320x240 Movie with audio. User selectable white balance with Auto, Fine, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent and Speedlight presets as well as a custom manual mode. The ISO sensitivity can be Auto or fixed at ISO 100, 200, 400 or 800. Metering options include 256-element matrix, center-weighted averaging, spot or spot AF that follows the exclusive 5-area Multi AF focusing system.
Coolpix 5000 Features:
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The Coolpix 5000, Coolpix 995 and the Coolpix 885.
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Coolpix 5000 Specifications
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