Nikon CoolPix 5700

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by SamMan, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. SamMan

    SamMan Guest

    Any thoughts/experiences on this camera that you can share, pro or con would
    be appreciated.

    SamMan, Sep 25, 2003
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  2. Had mine for several months:

    - light, easy to carry
    - high battery consumption, so carry a spare or two
    - excellent image and lens quality
    - would be nice to have a wider angle at minimum zoom
    - maximum zoom is excellent for details
    - focussing sometimes a little slow
    - managed to get some great shots
    - easy to accidentally press the small buttons on the lens barrel
    - I thought the electronic viewfinder would be a waste of time
    - I ended up using the electronic viewfinder for most of my shots

    It's not perfect, but at half the weight of some of the others it gets my

    David J Taylor, Sep 25, 2003
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  3. SamMan

    jslevin Guest

    I have mine for six months now and love it. A bit slow to focus and battery
    needs frequent charges.
    One word of warning.... see my earlier post. My camera got damaged when it
    inadvertently got switched on in a confined space and the lens extended and
    damaged the gear mechanism necessitating a trip back to Nikon for repair.
    On the whole, I'm very pleased with the camera and would recommend it.
    jslevin, Sep 26, 2003
  4. SamMan

    SamMan Guest

    Thanks for your input so far. I had a chance to do a side-by-side comparison
    as it were today against this camera and a Canon G2 (mine). These are my
    thoughts on the Nikon.

    I received the camera in the morning about 9 a.m. with a full charge. My
    Canon had last been charged on Tuesday. I had taken about an hour total in
    the morning getting used to the controls and taking some test shots with the

    In the afternoon, I had to go to a shooting assignment for my job and took
    both cameras. When the ceremony started, I turned both cameras on. The room
    was poorly lit, so I had to use the flash on both cameras. I switched
    cameras often while taking the "photos".... roughly one-on-one. About
    halfway through the ceremony (30 minutes), the Nikon's battery failed (lost
    power). I continued shooting the remainder of the ceremony (30 minutes) with
    my Canon. The Canon camera was never turned off during the entire ceremony.

    The LCD on the Nikon was very dark and made it very difficult to see my
    subjects. You can adjust the LCD level in the Canon, so I'd hope you can do
    the same with the Nikon. Focus was about twice as slow as the Canon. After a
    shot was taken, the Nikon was slow to write it to disk (256 MB CF). So slow
    in fact, that I missed a couple of shots that I could have gotten (and later
    did) with the Canon.

    My first impressions of the Nikon in the morning were favorable, but after
    using it, I'm not sure it would be a useful camera for our agency. I haven't
    yet been able to see what the image quality is, but even if it is better,
    I'd find it hard to recommend this Nikon model. I know that Nikon is a
    corporation with a well respected reputation and excellent products... just
    not this one IMHO.
    SamMan, Sep 26, 2003
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