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Nikon Coolpix 5400

A solid update to Nikon's upper-midrange Coolpix. 5 megapixels, 4x zoom, tons of features!

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 07/12/2003

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Nikon Coolpix 5400


Model Name:

Nikon Coolpix 5400 
Model Number: 5400 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $799.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2003-08-31
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: MC-EU1 Wired 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Plastic 
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 11.3 oz (320 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.3 x 2.9 x 2.7 in.
(108 x 73 x 69 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2592x1944, 2592x1728, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 1024x768
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 320x240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 5.10
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8 inch 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer: Unknown CCD 
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 4
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 116 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.14x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 5-Area / Spot Contrast Detect 
Auto Focus Assist Light? No 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps: 71
Normal Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Min Macro Area: 38 x 28 mm
1.5 x 1.1 in
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.6 (tele) - ??? 
Aperture Step Size: 0.33
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: Body Threads w/ Adapter 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real-image zoom 
Optical VF Accuracy: 83%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 97%
LCD Size (inches): 1.5
LCD Resolution: 134,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 6.00
ISO Settings: 50, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 8
White Balance Settings: Auto, Fine (daylight), Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Speedlight, Shade, or 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, Center-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: 6
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash Cancel, Anytime Flash, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow-Sync, and Rear Curtain Sync 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 4.5
Flash Range Description: Approx. 1.6 - 14.8 ft (0.5 - 4.5m) (W), approx. 1.6 - 9.2 ft (0.5 - 2.8m) (T) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: ISO 518 standard shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types: 512MB / 1GB Microdrive 
Memory Included (MB): 16.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) 
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG 
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 
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 4.600 seconds
Shutdown Time: 1.800 seconds
Play -> Record: 2.210 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 5.730 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 2.880 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus:  
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 28.000 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 8.700 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 3.330 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 7
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 2.500
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 70.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 180.00
Download speed, KB/second:  
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL1 or 2CR5 / DL245 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable, Lithium disposable 
Batteries Included: Proprietary EN-EL1 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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