The Nikon CoolPix P5000Using the SB-400 flashgunPress release:
Nikon is pleased to introduce the COOLPIX P5000 to the Nikon COOLPIX
Performance Series of digital cameras. The new COOLPIX P5000 offers
advanced functions, ease of operation, and high image quality that is
sure to satisfy photo and camera enthusiasts. The P5000 boasts 10Mp
resolution, a 3.5x Zoom-Nikkor glass lens, an optical viewfinder, and
an incredible, bright high resolution 2.5in LCD monitor with
anti-reflection coating. The P5000 incorporates a new advanced image
processing engine, which optimizes low light performance and color
reproduction, and Nikon's optical VR image stabilization, which
compensates for camera shake.
"The COOLPIX P5000 was designed for the photographer who
enjoys a high level of control, advanced imaging technologies and the
ability to take creative control of their photography,"
Bill Giordano, General Manager Marketing, COOLPIX for Nikon Inc.
"The P5000 will be compatible with system-expanding accessories that
will allow photographers take their creativity and images to new
High performance and superior image quality are the hallmarks of the
COOLPIX P5000. With 10Mp resolution, photographers can capture the
finest details in their images, as well as have the ability to crop
creatively and produce beautiful large prints. The 3.5x Zoom-Nikkor
glass lens provides compositional versatility when zooming in for tight
close ups or zooming out to capture expansive landscapes.
The P5000 provides optical VR image stabilization, which helps
compensate for camera shake to produce sharper images. The VR
stabilizes images displayed on the 2.5-inch LCD, which makes it easier
to frame and capture images. Another advantage of the optical VR image
stabilization is that it helps achieve smoother action in the movie
shooting modes of the P5000 and when using the optional TC-3ED Tele
converter with 378mm of telephoto performance.
The COOLPIX P5000 features a new advanced image processing engine with
enhanced noise reduction and an improved signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio
that preserves image quality even when shooting at high ISO settings.
The P5000 extends the light sensitivity range to ISO 3200*, which makes
it possible to capture fast moving subjects with outstanding clarity,
even in lower light conditions.
COOLPIX P5000 users can take advantage of the new mode dial which
provides quick access to a selection of 16 different scene-optimized
modes, seven movie modes, Anti-Shake mode and High Sensitivity mode. A
turn of the mode dial to Anti-Shake mode activates High ISO and Best
Shot Selector (BSS) in addition to VR, which automatically sets the
optimal ISO for steady results and will allow users to select and save
the best image from up to ten sequential shots. In addition, the mode
dial has the choice of Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-priority Auto [S],
Aperture-priority Auto [A], and Manual [M] exposure modes for even
greater camera control.
The COOLPIX P5000 features a new menu interface that makes navigating
and selecting images simple, while providing easy access to advanced
functions for enhancing and correcting images. This includes everything
from the new image optimization settings, which offer a choice of four
color filters for shooting with monochrome filter effects, to barrel
distortion control, which can correct images when using a wide-angle
converter and can display the corrected image on the LCD in real time.
The COOLPIX P5000 has three Nikon In-Camera Image Innovations to
correct common photo problems. This system includes Face-priority AF**,
which can automatically find and focus on a subject’s face,
In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, which automatically corrects red-eye, and
D-Lighting, an innovation that automatically creates a copy of the
image with detail added where necessary, but with well-exposed areas
left completely untouched. Because the P5000 has a 2.5-inch high
resolution LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating, viewing the
monitor is easy even in bright sunlight. The COOLPIX P5000 also
features a new optical viewfinder for those photographers who prefer a
classic composition aid.
The COOLPIX P5000 is compatible with add-on system components to extend
the user's creative possibilities, including the 24mm Wide-angle lens
Converter (WC-E67) and the 378mm Telephoto Converter lens (TC-E3ED). A
built-in accessory shoe supports the use of Nikon's advanced i-TTL
flash control for external flashes, including the SB-400, SB-600, and
The P5000 also comes with Nikon's PictureProject software. Powerful yet
user-friendly software makes transferring, organizing, editing and
sharing photos easy. Furthermore, the P5000 has PictBridge support and
is compatible with SDHC cards.
- Effective pixels: 10.0 million
- Image sensor: 1/1.8in CCD; approx. 10.37 million total
- Lens: 3.5x Zoom-Nikkor; 7.5-26.3mm (36-126mm equiv.);
elements in 6 groups
- Focus range: 30cm to infinity in wide-angle, 70cm to
infinity in telephoto
- Macro mode: 4cm
- Monitor: 2.5in, 230,000 pixel, wide viewing angle TFT LCD
- Storage media: Internal memory (approx. 21Mb), SDHC memory
- Movie: With sound: TV movie (640x480) at 30fps/15fps.
- Image size (pixels): 3648 x 2736
- ISO sensitivity: ISO64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200
- Built-in flash: Range: Wide-angle 0.3 to 8.0m, Telephoto
- Power sources: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5
Adapter EH-62A (optional)
- Battery life: Approx. 250 shots with EN-EL5 battery (based
- Dimensions (WxHxD): Approx. 98x64.5x41mm
*ISO 3200 is available only for images of 5Mp (2592 x 1944) or smaller.
**Face recognition capability may be limited in some shooting