Nikon CoolPix 5700 joins the CoolPix range at the very top. It features a five
megapixel sensor and a 8.9-71.2mm ED lens (equivelant to 35-280mm in 35mm format).
Sharing some styling traits of the already announced CoolPix 5000 it also uses
a magnesium alloy body.
It differs quite dramatically from
the CoolPix 5000 by using an EVF (Electronic ViewFinder) but retains the same
useful Vari-angle LCD monitor. Another new feature is the ability to store your
photos as a RAW image (NEF format).
As well as a flash accessory
shoe for external Nikon Speedlights the camera incorporates an auto pop-up Speedlight.
Focusing is provided by a 5-area Multi Autofocus and noise reduction is possible
for low-light shots.
Optional extras include a 1.5x telephoto
converter lens, 28mm wideangle converter and a battery pack that incorporates
a second shutter button.
more detailed information the full press release is included below.
A robust compact, lightweight, digital still camera with resolution
of 5.0 effective megapixels, the COOLPIX 5700 joins the COOLPIX 5000 at the top
of the Nikon COOLPIX digital still camera line-up.
The COOLPIX 5700 is expected
to appeal to advanced amateurs, digital enthusiasts and semi-professional photographers
who require an extended zoom range and SLR-type features. However, it's also simple
and easy enough for a beginner to use. Its compact and lightweight design make
it convenient and very portable.
A newly-developed Zoom-Nikkor lens delivers
an exceptional 8x focal range of 8.9-71.2mm (equivalent to 35-280mm in 35mm 
format). Optical optical performance is assured by inclusion of two ED (Extra-low
Dispersion) lens elements. The high quality optics are paired with a 5.0 effective
megapixel sensor to ensures images of remarkable color, contrast and clarity.
The use of magnesium (Mg) alloy in the body construction and rubber grip
ensures that Coolpix 5700 handles with the confidence and strength of Nikon's
professional models and a 3 fps shutter further closes the gap between pro and
The ultimate in viewfinder capability is provided
by a choice of either the Vari-angle LCD monitor or the new EVF (Electronic ViewFinder),
both offering great frame coverage and total convenience in every shooting position.
Traditional photographic features such as 5-area Multi Autofocus and a
full complement of exposure metering settings are combined with purely digital
features such as 30 fps multi-shot, noise reduction for low-light and auto white
balance bracketing, providing the best of both worlds.
For pleasing portraiture
work the COOLPIX 5700 incorporates an auto pop-up Speedlight, and also features
an accessory shoe, enabling the use of an external Nikon Speedlight when creative
demands call for a more sophisticated flash configuration.
formats can be selected, including an all-new RAW image (NEF format) recording
mode for unparalleled image quality, and movies with audio for up to 60 seconds.
The COOLPIX 5700 also has a built-in speaker, making instant confirmation playback
of movies possible.
The COOLPIX 5700 is compatible with a
broad range of Nikon essential accessories. The optional 28mm wideangle converter
lens and 1.5x telephoto converter lens allow the capability of the ED-glass lens
to be extended beyond the 8x zoom range .
The optional battery pack, powered
by LR6/AA-size alkaline batteries incorporates a second shutter button for portrait/vertical
The new viewer software, Nikon View 5 (supplied) allows
the captured images taken to be viewed on computer, and the optional Nikon Capture
3, previously only available for use with the professional D series digital SLRs,
provides optimal adjustment the wide tonal range of RAW format (NEF format) images.
standard, a rechargeable battery and charger*, CompactFlash(tm) Card, USB cable,
video cable will be included and the potential of the Coolpix 5700 can be enhanced
by the optional system accessories such as Wideangle and Telephoto converters,
Nikon Speedlights, and a hood to increase LCD monitor visibility when shooting
With so many advanced features and accessories, the COOLPIX
5700 blends photographic experience with image quality in a robust, versatile
Nikon COOLPIX 5700 Feature Highlights
Powerful new 8x optical
The new lens' focal range of 8.9~71.2mm (equivalent to 35-280mm in
35mm  format) allows a wide range of picture taking opportunites from wideangles
to super-telephoto images, plus macro performance in the telephoto zoom range.
The lens features two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens elements that minimize chromatic
aberration, for crisp, clear shots - even up close. And for even greater magnification,
the COOLPIX 5700 offers 4x digital zoom capability taking the focal length to
approx. 1,132 mm equivalent.
5.0 effective megapixels + image-processing algorithm =
In order to ensure image quality the Coolpix 5700
incorporates a 2/3-inch type CCD, which combines with the 8x Zoom-Nikkor lens
to deliver super-sharp, 5.0-megapixel images at 2,560 x 1,920 pixels. Nikon's
proprietary image-processing algorithm enables accelerated processing and, along
with the 12-bit A/D input, ensures faithful color reproduction with the smooth
gradation of film. Prints of these breathtaking images hold up well beyond A3
(297 x 420mm) size.
User-friendly hi-tech features
Despite its sophisticated
specification and cutting edge technology, the Coolpix 5700 incorporates many
simple to use features. The Electronic ViewFinder (EVF) provides enhanced frame
coverage and a bright preview, and the Vari-angle LCD makes shooting easy regardless
of the camera position. Both present images almost instantly. When ambient light
is insufficient, the intelligent built-in Speedlight automatically pops up. Checking
results is instantaneous with the Quick Review button, and the plug-and-play USB
interface propels pictures to your computer, where they can be organised using
the supplied software. The compact, tough, ergonomically designed magnesium (Mg)-alloy
body ensures comfort, control and traditional Nikon reliability.
The COOLPIX 5700 offers an array of innovative digital features.
Versatile exposure and in-camera image controls inspire creativity while shooting.
Whether you need instant JPEG images or pure RAW image (NEF format) data, the
supplied Nikon View 5 or optional Nikon Capture 3 software maximize the potential
of your results with image management and editing tools dedicated to the needs
of the digital photographer. Creative potential is further enhanced by fully integrated
accessories, including powerful Nikon Speedlights and converter lenses to extend
Nikon COOLPIX 5700 Major Features
- 8x Zoom Digital Camera
featuring 5.0 effective megapixels
- 5.0 effective megapixels for 2,560 x 1,920-pixel
- Newly designed 8x Zoom-Nikkor lens with 8.9-71.2mm coverage (equivalent
to 35-280mm in 35mm  format); digital zoom up to 4x magnification (32x when
combined with optical zoom)
- Nikon's advanced image-processing algorithm ensures
faithful color reproduction
- Exclusive 256-segment Matrix Metering and Matrix
Auto White Balance ensure outstanding exposure and white balance control
Macro shooting down to 3cm (1.2 in.); macro shooting down to 50cm (19.7 in.) at
full telephoto 280mm (35mm  format) also possible; convenient Best Shot Selector
(BSS) function also available
- Durable, professional-grade magnesium (Mg)-alloy
body combines refined ergonomics with a compact size
- Electronic ViewFinder
(EVF) for bright accurate through-the-lens frame coverage; Vari-angle LCD for
total convenience in every shooting position; both deliver images almost instantly
Shutter speeds from 1/4,000 to 8 sec.
- Versatile white balance settings and
White Balance Bracketing
- Saturation control (4 steps and Black & White)
enables in-camera color modification for direct printing
- Noise Reduction
mode for long-time exposures
- Clear Image mode for ultra-smooth color gradation
at image sizes up to 1,280 x 960 pixels (SXGA size)
- Multiple capture modes,
including Continuous shooting of up to 3 frames per second in full size and Ultra
High-speed Continuous shooting of up to 30 fps at 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA size)
RAW image (NEF format) data recording mode for increased image quality and enhanced
- Movies with audio (up to 60 sec.) and a built-in
speaker for confirmation playback
- Quick Review button to check any image
while in record mode (both captured photos and your current subject are displayed
in the LCD monitor); pressing the shutter release button once reactivates record
- Built-in Speedlight automatically pops up when light is low or a subject
is backlit; camera also features ISO 518 accessory shoe to accommodate external
- Plug-and-play USB 1.1 interface for connection to a
- Easy-to-use Nikon View 5 software for seamless transfer and easy
management of images on a wide range of Operating systems
- Optional Nikon
Capture 3 - the highest performance image and control software from a camera manufacturer
offers dedicated imaging tools, including RAW data processing, aimed at the needs
of the photographer
- Full line of system accessories (optional) including
a new 28mm (35mm  format) wideangle converter lens and a 1.5x telephoto converter
lens, along with a battery pack that uses six 1.5V LR6 ("AA"-size alkaline)
batteries and enables easier vertical shooting
Nikon COOLPIX 5700 Specifications
Type Digital camera E5700
Effective pixels 5.0 million
type (5.24 million total pixels)
Image size 2560 (2,560 x 1,920) , 1600 (1,600
x 1,200), 1280 (1,280 x 960), 1024 (1,024 x 768), 640 (640 x 480), 3:2 (2,560
x 1,704) selectable
Lens 8x Zoom-Nikkor; f=8.9~71.2mm (equivalent to 35-280mm
in 35mm  format) /F2.8~4.2 with macro; 14 elements in 10 groups; all elements
are made of environmentally friendly glass; Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
applied; two glass molded ED lens elements included
Digital zoom Up to 4x
Contrast-detect TTL AF; 5-Area Multi AF or Spot AF
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 (64 steps from 3cm [1.2 in.]
to infinity (?) with Focus Confirmation Indication
Focus range 50cm (19.7 in.)
to infinity (?); 3cm (1.2 in.) to infinity (?) in Macro mode
Electronic viewfinder (EVF); Diopter adjustment: -4 ~ +1m-1; Frame coverage: Approx.
97% (Through, Freeze), 100% (Play)
LCD monitor 1.5-in., 110,000-dot, Low-temp.
polysilicon TFT LCD (LED backlight); Brightness/hue adjustment; Frame coverage:
Approx. 97% (Through, Freeze), 100% (Play)
Storage System: Exif 2.2 file (uncompressed
TIFF and RAW or compressed JPEG) Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Digital
Print Order Format (DPOF), QuickTime Motion JPEG (Movie)
Media: CF Card Type
I/II, 512MB/1GB Microdrive(tm) Card
* Use TTL Cord SC-17 with SB-29/27/23
** 1.5V Lithium, 1.2V NiMH, or 1.2V NiCd batteries can also