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Nikon Coolpix 5000

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 9/18/2001

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Nikon Coolpix 5000


Model Name:

Nikon Coolpix 5000 
Model Number: E5000 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $1099.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2001-11-30
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Cabled 
Tripod Mount:  
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 12.7 oz (360 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.0 x 3.2 x 2.7 in.
(102 x 82 x 68 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2560x1920, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 1024x768, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 5.06
CCD Size (inches): 2/3 inch 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels:  
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 85 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.03x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 4x stepless 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 5-area Contrast Detect TTL 
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 2 - 10000 cm
0.8 - 4081.6 in
Min Macro Area: 33 x 24 mm
1.3 x 1.0 in
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / 4.8 (tele) - ??? 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real Image Optical Zoom w/ LED 
Optical VF Accuracy: 84%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 98%
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 110,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 6.00
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800
ISO Rating Max: 800
Number of White Balance Settings:  
White Balance Settings: Matrix auto, Manual with fine tuning (Fine, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Speedlight), Preset 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/4000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: 256-segment Matrix, Centre-Weighted, Spot, AF Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 3 or 10
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto Flash, Flash Cancel, Anytime Flash, Slow Sync, Red-Eye Reduction 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): 10
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 10.0
Flash Range Description: 10 meters (32 feet) at ISO100 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: Hotshoe (SB-50DX, 28DX, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22s) 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 32.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format:  
Compressed Format: JPEG (Exif 2.1) 
Movie File Format: Quicktime 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: Nikon View 4 
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 6.970 seconds
Shutdown Time: 3.700 seconds
Play -> Record: 2.090 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 1.400 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 1.400 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 1.060 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.610 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.150 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 63.300 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 2.200 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 1.940 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 3
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 2.000
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 40.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 40.00
Download speed, KB/second:  
Battery Form Factor: EN-EL1, 2CR5, DL245MB-E5000 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion 
Batteries Included: EN-EL1 Lithium rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features: Complies with PRINT Image Matching, Epson's color management technology, and USB 1.1. Magnesium alloy body. Has tilt/swivel LCD display (270 degree swivel). Lens has nine elements in seven groups, three aspheric elements. Optical viewfinder has diopter adjustment (-2 to +1dp). 12-bit analog/digital converter. Has built-in microphone and speaker. LCD screen has brightness and hue adjustment. Battery life claimed at 100 minutes with LCD on using EN-EL1 battery. 'Clear Image mode' at resolutions of 1280 x 960 pixels or lower claimed to offer more accurate color, low noise, smooth edges and wide dynamic range. Has 3:2 resolution mode (2560 x 1700 pixels). Burst mode is 3fps up to 3 frames, or 1.5fps up to 8 frames. High-speed burst is 5fps at VGA, XGA or SXGA. Ultra-fast burst mode is 30fps at 320x240 pixels up to 100 frames. Multi-shot 16 captures up to 16 images at 5fps. Choice of 5-area multi or spot autofocus, with continuous or single AF modes. Has white balance bracketing and auto-exposure bracketing (3 or 5 frames). Saturation adjustment offers 4 steps or black & white setting. Noise reduction applied on exposures longer than 1/4 second. Shutter priority mode is 1/2000 second max., exposures longer than 8 seconds available in bulb mode only. (1/4000 min shutter time only available with aperture of f/8, larger apertures 1/2000 is max) Quick-review mode shows captured image and current subject alongside each other. Histogram and highlight point display in playback mode. Advertised as having 'instant startup'. Comes bundled with Lens cap, Neck strap, AV cable, EN-EL1 rechargeable Li-Ion battery, charger, USB cable, Nikon View 4 software, 32MB CompactFlash card. Optional accessories include existing Coolpix addons (Fisheye Converter FC-E8, Wideangle Converter WC-E68, Telephoto Converter TC-E2, Telephoto Converter TC-E3ED, Adapter rings, Lens hood, Power pack, Remote Cord MC-EU1), and a new 19mm wideangle converter lens. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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