Nikon Coolpix P5000 Reviews

CNET has a review of the Nikon Coolpix P5000 and writes, “When it comes to image noise, the P5000 fares well in some respects and abysmally in others. … But across the various ISO settings, colour consistency flies out the window. … That’s too bad, because otherwise the P5000 produces very good photos, with excellent exposure, neutral white balance (though the preset renders a little pinkish under tungsten lights), appropriate saturation, and properly selected flash output levels. Though I’ve seen better, its 640×480, 30fps movie capture will also serve to preserve those embarrassing moments on YouTube forever. It supports only digital zoom in movie capture mode, however.”

DPReview has a review of the Nikon Coolpix P5000 and writes, “the P5000 is a product that – like so many we look at – has an Achilles heel that we feel is important enough to reduce its rating, because it has a serious effect on the overall usability of an otherwise excellent camera. Put simply it feels sluggish in use and has focus speeds that would have been considered ‘average’ 5 years ago. For many users it won’t be a serious issue, but if you’ve got used to the focus speeds of the best cameras in this class (some of which focus 2 or even 3 times faster) it’s irritating, to say the least, to miss shots because the focus takes too long. I found myself pre-focusing for virtually every shot to avoid the delay. Weighed up against the many positives the sluggish focus has to be put into context; only you will know if the kinds of pictures you take are going to be affected by an extra half second or so delay …”

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