Full Review posted for Nikon Coolpix P5000|
(Monday, July 16, 2007 - 13:20 EDT)
The Nikon Coolpix P5000 sits at the top of Nikon's current line of consumer digital cameras.
It offers the kind of photographic control and features advanced shooters want in a portable camera, without the bulk of an SLR. Full manual control. A hotshoe. An adapter for the Coolpix lens converters. Vibration Reduction. High ISO.
If you're frustrated by the limitations of most consumer cameras these days, but still want a camera that will fit in your coat pocket, you may want to give the Nikon P5000 a close look: It proves that a camera doesn't have to be big to be highly capable, and the ability to attach accessory lenses and Nikon's excellent external Speedlights let it handle assignments few digital cameras are up to. We would have been happier to see faster autofocus performance and shutter response, but reviewer Mike Pasini found a few workarounds that helped.
Is this a "classic" Coolpix? Only time will tell, read our full Nikon Coolpix P5000 review for all the details. (We gave it a Dave's Pick by a nose.)