Nikon COOLPIX P5000 10.0 MP Digital Camera - Black

The COOLPIX P5000 is a compact digital camera offering advanced functions and intuitive operation that is sure to satisfy camera enthusiasts everywhere.High performance and outstanding image quality are the hallmarks of the COOLPIX P5000. With 10.0 megapixel resolution, you'll have the power to capture the finest details, perform creative cropping and produce beautiful enlargements. The COOLPIX P5000 incorporates 3.5x optical zoom capability and a 35-123mm Zoom-Nikkor lens (35mm equivalent) for tight compositions or zooming out to capture sweeping vistas.Nikon's Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization technology enhances the shooting experience by counteracting the effects of camera shake in lower light, or when shooting unsteady subjects. Automatically activated upon start-up, VR also automatically stabilizes images displayed on the wide-viewing angle 2.5-inch LCD, making it faster to frame shots and capture the intended moment, The benefits of VR image stabilization also extend to achieving smoother action in the movie shooting modes.Extended light sensitivity range up to ISO 3200 opens new worlds of photographic opportunities by adding the power to shoot more effectively in lower light conditions, or to capture fast moving subjects. The COOLPIX P5000's new image-processing engine, with enhanced noise reduction and an improved signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio, preserves high image quality, even when shooting at higher ISO settings.The COOLPIX P5000 is highly responsive, offering a swift start-up time and fast continuous shooting. The lightweight body features a magnesium alloy front panel, an optical viewfinder, a textured finish and comfortable grip.

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Consumer Reviews


It Was Time to Join the 21st Century

bymasonicman Oct 21, 2008
13 Helpfuls 14 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to learn with. Easy to use.
Cons Slow response time without using customized settings
Recommended it? Yes

It was finally time for me to join the 21st century and get rid of my 32mm camera and go digital. I have to admit that when I first started shopping for my digital camera, I didn't have a clue what I was looking for. I didn't really know the difference. I did learn quickly though.

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Full Featured Point and Shoot

bysfbob21 Jul 14, 2007
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros lots of manual controls, hot shoe for flash, can accept add on lenses
Cons not the smallest pocket sized camera out there.
Recommended it? Yes

After spending a lot of time researching the various cameras available today, I chose to buy the Nikon P5000 digital camera. I have been very happy with the picture quality of the Nikon P5000. It has almost everything I was looking for including an optical viewfinder,image stabilization, face... Read full review »


Good alternate for even DSLR photographers

byalanbweaver Jun 17, 2007
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Semi-professional quality camera at lower ISO
Cons too much noise at high ISO
Recommended it? Yes

The Nikon Coolpix P5000 is a camera designed for point and shooters who want more control over their images than they get from their compact camera. It is also a very good camera that a DSLR user (such as me) will find acceptable.

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Product Details and Features


Special Effects Monotone • Black & White

Other Features

Shooting Modes Frame Movie Mode
Face Detection Yes

File Format

Digital Video Format QuickTime


Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Supported Microsoft Windows XP Professional • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition • Microsoft Windows Vista • Microsoft Windows 2000 • MS Windows 98 SE • MS Windows Vista • Apple Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later • MS Windows ME • MS Windows 2000 • MS Windows XP


Display Type LCD
Display Rotation Built-in


Viewfinder Type Optical
Optical Viewfinder Type Real-image zoom

Memory / Storage

Supported Flash Memory SD Card • Built-in • SD Memory Card

Camera Flash

Flash Type Built-in flash
Red Eye Reduction Yes


Exposure Metering spot AF area • Center-Weighted • Multi-Segment • Spot
Exposure Modes i-TTL Program Flash • Automatic • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Program • Aperture-Priority

Lens System

Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Focus Adjustment Automatic • Manual

Optical Sensor

Sensor Type CCD

Key Features

Type Point & Shoot

Product Identifiers

Brand Nikon

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