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Nikon Coolpix P5000
By: Joe Eitel
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    Table of Contents:
  • Nikon Coolpix P5000
  • Cosmetics
  • Features
  • Performance and Image Quality

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    Nikon Coolpix P5000 - Performance and Image Quality

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    The performance of the P5000 was disappointing to say the least. It falls short of its competitors in terms of shooting speeds. It takes the P5000 about 2 seconds to power up and take its first shot, which is not very impressive. Its shot-to-shot time is also disappointing which shows about a 3 second interval between each shot. The P5000's competition is almost 1.5 seconds faster, which is a considerable difference. Because of the slow speed issues with this camera, I would not recommend it for use on shooting any type of moving object, because you may miss a shot with its slow shot-to-shot delay.

    Despite the performance issues with this camera, it does produce great quality images. Even in low-light conditions it fares pretty well. The user can produce smaller, good quality images all the way up to ISO 2000, which is better than most competitors. The option of ISO 3200 is nice to have, although not recommended for use unless you are producing very small images where much of the image noise will not be a factor. Under normal conditions this camera produces great images with vivid color and clarity, and photos of 8x10, or even slightly larger, are crystal clear thanks to the 10 megapixel CCD.


    The Nikon P5000 is a great looking, high quality compact digital camera. With the P5000 you can expect high quality images and easy usability. There are a few minor flaws with this camera, the largest being the slow performance of the shooting speeds. I think this would be a great camera for normal day-to-day use, and possibly a good second or third camera for the professional photographer. I would not recommend this camera to anyone who will be using it to take pictures that require continuous shots at a high rate of speed. This is also a camera that wouldn't be good to use if you need one that is always ready to take a shot, such as while whale watching where you may need to take a photo at a moment's notice.

    Overall, I would say this camera is solid, but it needs a performance tune-up to outperform its competition like the Canon A710 IS. It is a comfortable camera that is very ergonomically designed, and the buttons are configured well. With the P5000's 10 megapixel CCD and its VR feature you can achieve excellent quality images, but you have to take the slow performance of the camera into consideration when purchasing.

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