Nikon Coolpix 5000 – Specifications Review


Effective pixels 5.0 million
CCD 2/3-inch type (5.24 million total pixels)
Image size 2,560 x 1,920 pixels (4.92 million pixels)
UXGA-size (1,600 x 1,200)
SXGA-size (1,280 x 960)
XGA-size (1,024 x 768)
VGA-size (640 x 480),
3:2 (2,560 x 1,700) selectable
3x Zoom-Nikkor; f=7.1~21.4 mm [35mm (135) format equivalent to 28~85mm]

F2.8~4.8 with macro; 9 elements in 7 groups

Digital zoom Up to 4x
Autofocus Contrast-detect TTL AF; 5-Area Multi AF or Spot AF selectable
Focus modes 1) Continuous AF mode (when using LCD monitor),
2) Single AF mode (when not using LCD monitor and/or selectable from shooting menu),
3) Manual
Focus range 50cm (19.7 in.) to infinity ();
2cm (0.8 in.) to infinity () in Macro mode
Optical viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder; diopter adjustment available
LCD monitor 1.8-in., 110,000-dot, low-temp. polysilicon TFT LCD (LED backlight);
brightness/hue adjustment
System: EXIF 2.1 file (uncompressed TIFF or compressed JPEG)
Design rule for Camera File system (DCF)
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF), Quicktime Motion JPEG (Movie)

Media: CompactFlash™ (CF) Card Type I/II

Shooting modes Automatic mode (default); Custom mode (#1-#3) (combinations of mode settings can be memorized)
Shooting menu options 1) White Balance
2) Exposure Metering
3) Continuous
4) Best-Shot Selector (BSS)
5) Lens
6) Image Adjustment (Auto/Normal/More Contrast/Less Contrast/Lighten/Darken/Monochrome)
7) Image Sharpening
8) Digital Zoom (up to 4x)
9) Noise Reduction
10) Clear Image
11) Saturation Control
Capture modes 1) Single
2) Continuous H (3 fps; up to 3 frames)
3) Continuous L (1.5 fps; up to 10 frames)
4) High-speed Continuous (SXGA, XGA, VGA-size images; 3 fps)
5) Ultra High-speed Continuous (QVGA-size images; 30 fps; number of frames selectable, up to 100 frames)
6) Multi-Shot 16 (3 fps; 16 frames)
7) Movie with audio (QVGA-size images; 15 fps; up to 60 sec.)
Exposure metering 4-mode TTL metering; 1) 256-segment Matrix
2) Center-Weighted
3) Spot
4) Spot AF Area
Shutter Shutter Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter; 1/4,000 to 8 sec. and Bulb (time limit: 60 sec.)
Aperture 7-blade iris diaphragm; 10 steps in 1/3 EV increments
Exposure control 1) Programmed Auto with Flexible Program
2) Shutter-Priority Auto
3) Aperture-Priority Auto
4) Manual; Exposure Compensation (¹ 2 EV in 1/3 EV steps); Auto Exposure Bracketing (3 or 5 frames within ¹ 2 EV)
Exposure range EV -2.0 ~ +18.0 (W), EV -0.5 ~ +17.0 (T) (ISO 100 equivalent)
Sensitivity (approx.) ISO 100 equivalent; 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto (can be controlled in any exposure mode)
White balance 1) Matrix Auto White Balance with TTL control,
2) 5-mode
Manual with fine tuning (Fine/Incandescent/Fluorescent/Cloudy/Speedlight),
3) Preset,
4) White Balance Bracketing
Self-timer 10 sec. or 3 sec. duration
Built-in Speedlight Guide number: 10 (when sensitivity is at ISO 100 equivalent)
Flash control: Sensor flash system
Flash modes:
1) Auto Flash
2) Flash Cancel
3) Anytime Flash
4) Slow Sync
5) Red-Eye Reduction
Accessory shoe Standard ISO 518
External Speedlight Hotshoe connects to external Nikon Speedlight SB-50DX/28DX/28/27/26/25/24/23/22s; built-in Speedlight can be canceled when using external Speedlight(s)
Playback menu options 1) 1 frame
2) Thumbnail (4/9 segments)
3) Slide show
4) Movie with audio
5) Enlarged playback (up to 6x);
Shooting information; Histogram indication and highlight point display; Hide and protect attributes can be set to each image; Focus confirmation indication
Interface USB 1.1 interface
I/O terminal Power input, AudioVideo output (NTSC or PAL selectable), Digital output terminal (USB/Remote Cord)
Power requirements One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL1 (included)
One 6V 2CR5/DL245 lithium battery (optional),
Six 1.5V LR6 (AA-size alkaline), 1.5V Lithium, 1.5V NiMH, or 1.2V NiCd batteries with Power pack (optional),
AC adapter (optional)
Battery life Approx. 100 min. when using LCD monitor and Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL1 at normal temperature (20°C [68°F])
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 101.5 x 81.5 x 67.5mm (4.0 x 3.2 x 2.7 in.)
Weight (without battery) Approx. 360g (12.6 oz.)
Accessories included* Lens cap
Neck strap
AV cable
CompactFlash™ Card
USB cable
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL1
Battery Charger
Nikon View 4 CD-ROM
Optional accessories Fisheye Converter FC-E8
Wideangle Converter WC-E68
Telephoto Converter TC-E2
Telephoto Converter TC-E3ED**
Adapter rings UR-E5,UR-E6,
Lens hood HN-E5000
Power pack MB-E5000
Remote Cord MC-EU1