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mythrenegade Basic MemberFri 14-Dec-01 05:58 PM
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"CP 5000 Review"


Oak Hills, US
          

If you are thinking about a CP5000, check out this review. I'd love to hear from the CP5000 owners in here with your comments about this review and the items he discusses.

Joel

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/nikon/coolpix5000-review/

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AlanC Basic MemberFri 14-Dec-01 09:11 PM
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#1. "RE: CP 5000 Review"
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GB
          

Steve's Digicams also has a review of a production camera at http://www.steves-digicams.com/2001_reviews/nikon5000.html

Incidentally, if anyone has already bought one of these cameras, the conclusion page of the review contains a warning about a firmware bug that may render the camera inoperable. You can also find the details at http://www.nikontech-usa.com

Alan.

  

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nkcllewis Silver Member Charter MemberThu 20-Dec-01 10:31 PM
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#3. "RE: CP 5000 Review"
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Washington, US
          

I looked at the "review" although it isn't really a review. It simply tells you about the camera as if you were looking at NikonUSA's site. Now, it would be interesting to see an actual review to read about how the camera actually performs.

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michael1597 Thu 20-Dec-01 08:15 PM

  
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It looks like no one or not many agree with the review.

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter MemberThu 20-Dec-01 10:40 PM
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IMHO it is just like reading the news, there are no editorial comments, just the news. It is more of a description of the camera, maybe enough to entice some of us .... uhm .....
If I succumb to the temptation to get one of this babies (with the SB-28DX of course) I´ll give you a review. Right now I am wrestling with the question of whether I am going to be able to resist it or not.
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nkcllewis Silver Member Charter MemberFri 21-Dec-01 12:31 AM
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#5. "RE: CP 5000 Review"
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JRP, getting the Coolpix is a great way to spend $1000. The coolpix 5000 is a cool camera with unlimited film! For my daughters christmas party, the N80 stayed in the trunk and the Coolpix went to the party. I was taking candid shots like with the F5 since I simply rotated the viewfinder upwards while I kept the camera at waist level. I'd say, give in to the temptation.

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michael1597 Sat 22-Dec-01 09:37 AM

  
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JRP

I have to agree with Kent about the benefits of something like the CP5000, though I am far from giving up on film, still a far simpler and hassle free medium to use. I really wish you could get the time to review it, as I think the general concept and form factor of this camera makes it attractive to lot the people.

Have a great Christmas and brilliant new year.

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nkcllewis Silver Member Charter MemberSat 22-Dec-01 04:33 PM
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Here is a quick review. I've had the camera for a little over a week now and it has been taken with me to work every day. I have taken shots of about every concievable thing on any free moment. First off, the Coolpix 5000 has every concievable shooting mode that is a modern AF SLR except freeze frame. It even has the "waist level" finder of an F5. It doesn't have MLU or depth of field preview either but then you have a monitor which shows you exactly what the picture will look like before you take it.

It is intuitive to some degree. I was able to use most of the features without a manual. The manual is easy to understand, regardless. It has ISO 100, 200, 400 and 800. It has shutter speeds up to 1/4000 plus blub. It can take upto 16 frames a second in certain modes and it can take movies with sound with instant playback to include sound.

The images are outstanding.

I'll write more as time permits.

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mythrenegade Basic MemberSun 23-Dec-01 05:14 AM
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#9. "RE: CP 5000 Review"
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I've always wondered this about higher end Digital cameras. What is the deal with ISO settings? Does the image quality change? If not why would you use anything other than the highest ISO except if you were shooting in very bright light and wanted a shallow depth of field?

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AlanC Basic MemberSun 23-Dec-01 02:18 PM
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#10. "RE: CP 5000 Review"
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The higher the ISO the more noise you get in your pictures. The results from my D1 are virtually noise free at ISO 200, and virtually unusable at ISO 3200.

Alan.

  

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Of course to have a MLU (mirror lock-up) the camera would first have to have a mirror .

Does the self timer mode still interact annoyingly with macro focus mode and manual focus as it does in my 990? This control hassle got me to spend $125 on the very poorly designed and implemented MC-EU1 wired remote release. This remote dramatically slows down the reaction time of the camera, especially to the power-on which has to be done from the remote.

How is the LCD in sunlight? That's one of the really poor points on my Coolpix 990 - I hope Nikon has discovered anti glare for the LCD surface, expecially since advance camera operation depends on using the LCD.

Where the Coolpix series is really weak in features is their support (or lack thereof) of most features in the Nikon Speedlights. I'll be interested to see what you think of flash photography with the camera.

I'll be interested to see what you think after some time with the 5000.

BJ


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JRP, don't invest in a SB-28DX unless you're trying to anticipate a future D1 body. The DX feature is only necessary on D1 cameras - it is a waste of money on a Coolpix series which doesn't do true TTL metering. An SB-28 is a poor investment for someone who will only be using it on a Coolpix since most of the features you pay for are not supported by these cameras.

I'm a little disappointed in Nikon since their marketing shows the Coolpix 5000 with DX model flashes although these do nothing special with the camera.

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#8. "coolpix 5000 just arrived"
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Read the review......not enough time to weigh in on his comments yet......Was surprised by one thing though.....BOY IS IT SMALL! I saw all of the pictures of it on the various web sites and I am sure that the dimensions were on there. However, I somehow expected it to be larger than it is! The photos are easy to take, and as a progressive nikon digital and film shooter, the "switchology" is pretty easy to follow. I upgraded from the Nikon 800.
One thing I did notice is that the SC-17 (sync cord) works with my SB-26. It even fires a pre-flash on red eye reduction from the Nikon 5000. As this is happening the SB-26's ir light bathes you in subtle red light and then fires the main flash!....the results are amazing.
Will write back when I have more time with it.

  

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BenLove Basic MemberThu 03-Jan-02 01:48 PM
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I recently (December 2001) acquired a CP 5000 and am still in the learning mode. So far, I find the body too small for my comfort. I'm more comfortable using my Pentax P3 or Exakta cameras because I prefer to operate in a deliberate manner using a tripod. But I wanted to get into the digital world and wanted to be able make prints larger than 5x7 if I so desired and had decided on camera with at least a 5MP capability. I had read the review mentioned (in fact I contacted the author to find out what he meant by "blowing out the sky" - he told me that he meant that the sky came out white instead of blue). I have not yet tried to duplicate his results because I'm still trying to set up my camera and in so doing, I have found out that IMHO the authors(s) of the user's amnual should go back to technical writers school. Specifically, nowhere in the manual could I find the preferred sequence for entering the desired values in User Settings 1, 2, and 3 which menas, after I had decided what I wanted in each setting, I still don't know how to enter the values I want; which in turn means that I'm still using the default values in User Setting A. But as I have over a $1,000 invested in this box, I will learn. And if any other owners out there have figured out the preferred sequence of enterin values, I would certainly like to hear from them.

  

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Newsphotog Basic MemberFri 04-Jan-02 04:44 PM
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#14. "RE: CP 5000 Review"
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LAST EDITED ON Jan-04-02 AT 06:45 PM (GMT)

In doing extensive research on this camera, I've read that the manual is something left to be desired. This seems to be true according to our fellow Nikonian BenLove.

If anyone has any experience, no matter how short or small, please let us know. I'm dying to get one of these to break into digital but need the testemonials and reviews to make my purchase a sound one.

Thanks all to those who participate.

John
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xl1ken Basic MemberFri 04-Jan-02 06:04 PM
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#15. "CP5000 Online Resource Guide v .003"
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Your input is always welcome as this is your guide. Corrections, criticisms, additions and comments always welcome. E-mail them to me or post here for future updates.

Since I hopefully will be acquiring a Nikon Coolpix 5000 (order in) I want to learn as much as I can about it and see as many samples as I can. Some of you may recall a very large resource guide I put together for the CP990. That list is no longer available since the data base site started charging monthly. For the CP5000 I will go back to the all text posts I once used for the CP990. Very little if any of this information is mine (yet). Thanks to all the contributors so far. I am hoping this resource guide will become very large and very informative in the future. There will be many refinements, adds, and corrections in future guides.

Hope this will help all here make an informed decision on the Nikon CP 5000.

This is CP 5000 Resource Guide v. .004 updated 01/07/2002

5 CP5000 Reviews (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1951279

Individual links CP 5000 reviews:

Thanks to Denton Pace for posting these

Peter Inovas Digital Eye

http://www.digitalsecrets.net/secrets/CP5K2.html

Steves Digicam

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2001_reviews/nikon5000.html

Imaging Resource

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/C5000/C5A.HTM

FifthNikon coolpix review can be found at

http://www.extremetech.com/

CP5000 review and discussion

http://www.nikonians.org/dcforum/DCForumID11/172.html

They say a photo is worth a thousand words

CP 5000 samples and galleries

Images by Len Salonski

http://www.pbase.com/bondmavn/nikon_coolpix-c

Images by Len Salonski

http://www.pbase.com/bondmavn/coolpix_5000a

Christmas through the lens of CP5000

http://www.pbase.com/chp/jackson_hole

CP5000 image samples. Thanks to Ward Larson

http://www.pbase.com/wmlarso/nikon_cp_5000_images
Images by erik

http://www.virtualparks.org/html/cp5000.html

My first pics with CP5000 by  Roger Gabriel Benayoun

http://pbase.com/rogerpics

My first CP5000 pics (take 2) Roger Gabriel Benayoun

http://www.pbase.com/tesseract86

CP 5000: Incredible image quality! (image samples)

http://homepage.mac.com/fmazza/PhotoAlbum5.html

5 Days with a CP 5000 (images)

http://home1.nikonnet.com/photosharing/guestindex.html?RefreshRandom=0.37614016776825865

CP 5000 samples by Greg Summers

http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4292160803

CP 5000 images

http://www.ycsphoto.com/images.htm

PeteriNova's words on the CP 5000 (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1877182

Why I love my CP 5000 by John Olson (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1942166

CP 5000 images / samples (discussion threads)

Nikon CP 5000 vs Canon G2 - results By Jurgen Christner (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1958092

5000! By Harlan (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1947440

Considering a CP5000? by   Gregory Urbancik (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1938699

CP5000 owners: are you happy with your purchase? by StevenN (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1940759

Fred Maranda's noise reducer for the CP 5000 (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1956923

CP 5000: 1 & 5 minute exposures (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1953409

By request - More CP 5000 images (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1935482

Coolpix 5000 images (finally!) (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1927329

Christmas through the lens of CP5000

http://www.pbase.com/chp/jackson_hole

Sample CP5000 images (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1928601

CP 5000 image samples (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1950354

My first pics with CP5000 by  Roger Gabriel Benayoun (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1950638

My first pics with CP 5000 (take 2) by  Roger Gabriel Benayoun (discussion thread)
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1950890

CP 5000: Incredible image quality! (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1945684

Where are the Nikon 5000 reviews (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1949654

CP5000 & UR-E5 as lens protector (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1979931

CP5000 aperature range (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1982544

CP 5000 non event? (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1982307

CP 5000 image quality (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1982106

Fill flash with CP 5000 (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1971760

CP 5000 LCD hood vs xtend-a-view (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1973422

Nikon Flash discovery (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1980905

E 5000 mini-pro philosophy (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1983011

Nikon CP 5000 looks ... ugly (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1983272

CP 500 and digiscoping (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1983627

CP 5000 dead pixel test (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1983218

My CP 5000 sample shot ... where’s yours? (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1983863

CP 5000 memory cards (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1979010

Some CP 5000 pics (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1983641

Racing Car power for your CP 5000 (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1981447

CP 5000 built-in flash anomaly? (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1973785

Anyone use a CP 5000 with fisheye + flash yet? (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1976902

CP 5000 adapter (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1970157

Found out why flash doesn’t work on CP 5000 (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1975250

CP 5000 flip problem (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1976813

Compact flash, CP 5000 and X-ray at airport (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1976552

CP 5000 long exposure (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1975638

SB-24 w/ CP 5000, thoughts? (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1973496

CP 5000 owners - MB - E5000 battery pack? (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1971771

CP 5000 flash (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1972201

CP 5000 time exposures (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1974366

CP 5000 blotchy sky, noise? (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1967543

Which tilt/swivel flash for CP 5000? (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1973906

I am having fun with the CP 5000 (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1984927

CP 5000 TIF decoding (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1984460

Medical uses for CP 5000 (Discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1981812

Nikon CP 500 or Sony F707? (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1987530

CP 5000 focus confirmation feature (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1975955

CP 5000 studio lighting samples ,,, Please! (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1985264

CP 5000 and accesories (sales outlet)

http://www.buytelescopes.com/product.asp?t=&pid=3445&m=

  

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#16. "RE: CP5000 Online Resource Guide v .003"
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Washington, US
          

LAST EDITED ON Jan-06-02 AT 05:19 AM (GMT)

Man, did you actually read all those reviews? I don't think I have ever come across, well, so many references. Compared to all the other 1000 dollar digitals the CP 5000 has the widest lens. The only setback is that you can't turn off the internal flash when a speedlight is attached. The internal flash sets off a small light prior to firing the shutter and so I haven't figured out how to fire slaved strobes in sync with the shutter.

If any of the above reviews provides a solution to that problem pray tell. Other than that, I haven't had this much fun with a camera, ever. And I can take as many pictures as I want and they don't cost me a dime.

Kent

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#17. "RE: CP5000 Online Resource Guide v .003"
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Kent, are you quite sure there is no option for internal+external flash, or external only? It might be a menu option in some odd place.
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#18. "RE: CP5000 Online Resource Guide v .003"
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Kent

This thread might be of use to you:

CP 5000: No “external flash off” setting (discussion thread)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=1993513

Ken Leonard

  

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#19. "RE: CP5000 Online Resource Guide v .003"
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Washington, US
          

Ken, I looked at the thread and the last response. The last posting this guy wrote, "sure you can turn it off, it is on page 152..." or something like that. Well, I have the same manual and it says the same thing. Only thing is, it doens't work. Now, my Coolpix 5000 came with a little orange flyer that said that the camera will fire a preflash everytime when using an external flash even with the internal flash turned off, to "ensure proper lighting or metering" I can't remember which.

NikonUSA is "looking" into it, I'm sure

Thanks anyways,

Kent

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#20. "RE: CP5000 Online Resource Guide v .003"
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LAST EDITED ON Jan-09-02 AT 00:49 AM (GMT)

If it's a preflash only, then the flash shouldn't fire with the external unit(s). My 990 has an option to disable the internal flash and it doesn't do any preflash either on its own or with external flashes.

Just a thought, is there a redeye reduction setting that interacts with this preflash feature? Perhaps disabling it would disable the preflash. This is the kind of flash hassle that I've run across with the Coolpix.

Looking at images of the 5000, it doesn't appear to have a flash metering sensor like the earlier Coolpix cameras. If it indeed has real TTL metering with a sensor behind the lens, it may need to do the preflash to set the metered exposure. That also could nix the use of multiflash TTL with the camera if there's no flash metering during the actual exposure...

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