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Picked up a Nikon P5000

Nikon P5000 $399 out the door (with leather case AND 2 Nikon year extended warranty) Ok I finally decided to upgrade my trusty $150 4 megapixel Nikon Coolpix 4600 with the new 10 megapixel Nikon P5000 ! I’m a Canon guy when it comes to SLR’s I love the CMOS noise free sensors, but in in the CCD world of point and shooters… I LOVE the Nikons. I just love the Nikon colors, in fact all the photos for this post were taken with my $150 Nikon coolpix 4600. The P5000 is all that was and more. Photos an image samples up soon, because it will be the new camera I use for all my blog updates. Up until now, 90% of them are taken with my 4600. Only the studio black background photos are taken with my Canon 5D. The Nikon P5000 kit. It includes the leather case and 2 extra years of warranty coverage (a $49 value according to Nikon). It comes with all your standard items, charger, battery, USB cable, software, manual, video cables, strap etc. The only extras are the leather case and 2 year warranty papers. The leather case is actually pretty nice, it’s a micro sized butt pack kinda deal with a belt loop on the back and a slot for some extra memory cards. For those of you familiar with Nikon point and shoots.. all your features are there, from BSS to the plethora of scene modes. The P5000 adds optical VR aniti shake, Magnesium alloy body, flash hot shoe, 3200 ISO and 10 mega pixels. After using this P5000 for a few hours it compares nicely to my Canon G7. The Canon G7 is also awesome but costs more. You can buy the Nikon P5000 for as little as $318 mail order. All in all it’s a GREAT little camera. Like I mentioned I’ve been using my Nikon 4600 for years now and I love it. The P5000 is a great upgrade for my daily point and shooter. I love the Nikon colors. The P5000 is the poor mans G7, all the features are there and it’s smaller and cheaper. The photos are also comparable and both are 10 megapixels. Click here for P5000 Specs.
  • Effective pixels: 10.0 million
  • Image sensor : 1/1.8-in. CCD; approx. 10.37 million total pixels
  • Lens: 3.5x Zoom-Nikkor; 7.5-26.3mm (35mm [135] format picture angle: 36-126mm); f/2.7-5.3; 7 elements in 6 groups; digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm [135] format picture angle: 504mm)
  • Focus range (from lens): 1 ft. (30cm) to infinity [W], 2 ft. 4 in. (70cm) to infinity [T]; Macro close-up mode:1.6 in. (4cm) to infinity [W], 1 ft. 4 in. (40cm) to infinity[T]
  • Monitor: 2.5-in., 230,000-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
  • Storage media: Internal memory (approx. 21MB), SDHC memory cards
  • Movie: With sound: TV movie (640) at 30fps/15fps, small size (320) at 15fps, smaller size (160) at 15fps, sepia (320) at 15fps, monochromatic (320) at 15fps; without sound: time-lapse movie at 30fps
  • Image size (pixels): 3648 x 2736 (10M), 2592 x 1944 (5M), 2048 x 1536 (3M), 1600 x 1200 (2M), 1280 x 960 (1M), 1024 x 768 PC, 640 x 480 TV, 3648 x 2432 (3:2), 3584 x 2016 (16:9)
  • ISO sensitivity: ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200, Auto (auto gain ISO 64-800)
  • Built-in flash: Range: (W) 0.3 to 8.0m (1 ft. to 26 ft. 3 in.), (T) 0.3 to 4.0m (1 ft. to 13 ft. 1 in.)
  • Interface: USB
  • Supported languages: Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai
  • Power sources: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (supplied), AC Adapter EH-62A (optional)
  • Battery life: Approx. 250 shots with EN-EL5 battery (based on CIPA standard)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): Approx. 98 x 64.5 x 41 mm (3.9 x 2.5 x 1.6 in.) excluding projections
  • Weight: Approx. 200 g (7.1 oz.) without battery and SD memory card
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