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Opinions On The Nikon Coolpix 5700  
User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 33
Posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4289 times:

Hi Folks,

I think I've come to the conclusion that much as I'd love to have a DSLR I cannot really justify one and so I'm looking at the next alternatives down.

Anyone here use the Coolpix 5700 and got any comments?

Cheers!

Rez
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User currently offlineAtp From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 44 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4244 times:

Hi Rez,

I have been using a 5700 for about 10 months now, although it takes, what I think are good enough pictures, for me its a lot of hard work. The focus is very slow, if the conditions are not perfect, the images are very dark. If you are willing to be patient, and play around with it a lot, you will find it a pleasure.
I am about to put mine up for sale, and although I cant afford a dslr, I am going to opt for the Olympus e10 or e20.

hope this helps a little.

Chris


User currently offlineMsh744 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 463 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4224 times:

Here are my thoughts on the CP5700 (I own one).

You may have trouble taking photos of fast moving objects due to the fact that AF is a little slow, but not too bad. I don't recommend it if your main purpose is taking photos of the Blue Angels and the like (or maybe I just need more practice). I currently have 20 photos on a.net, and all but my oldest 2 pics were taken with my CP5700. However, the quality of those CP5700 photos may not be the highest, as I have taken all of them through windows (airplane or airport windows). I have needed to adjust levels, etc in photoshop to make the photos have no tint, etc. I take all of my photos (so far) in Normal or Hi jpeg modes, so they may not be as good as RAW, TIFF, etc.

My CP5700 has worked fine for me, as I am usually taking photos of planes on the ground, or window views from planes. I hope this helped.  Smile

btw, when u came into London on May 11, I was leaving that afternoon from LHR.

-Msh744


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4208 times:
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AirSnaps does some nice work with his 5700:

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?photographersearch=Airsnaps&distinct_entry=true


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4198 times:

looks like 10D shots royal???

mike


User currently offlineMsh744 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 463 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4194 times:

Mike,

He has a lot of 10D shots, but if you go far enough back, you will get to the CP5700 shots. btw, those are some nice shots.  Smile

-Msh744


User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4192 times:

Thanks very much Guys!

Mike... I had to go back to page 35 of Aisnaps Pics to find the Coolpix 5700 examples!  Wink/being sarcastic

OK then, a bit slow on the ol' AF then eh?

Let's take another tack, aside from the Sony F717 what would you consider to be a competitor? I'm looking for good quality images and a decent zoom. Olympus 750UZ? Fuji S602? Canon Powershot G5?

I really like the look and feel of the F717 but am put off by the piddling (and proprietary) 128Mb memory sticks and only 5x zoom (190mm). I recall reading somewhere that it may accept the newer and larger Memory Stick Pro standard.

Cheers!

Rez
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User currently offlineBoieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4186 times:

Hey Rez,
I use the CP 5700 since November 2002. I find the camera is pretty good for someone who wants to advance, though it has limitations. If you are used to SLR cameras then forget about shooting several pictures of a plane landing, you can only manage one (possibly two in the best of cases). The camera also struggles a lot for autofocus in low light where it is very slow. I have also found out over time that the metering isn't very good when you shoot planes from a distance, creating overexposure. Otherwise the quality is good, the optics are very good just as well at 35mm as 280mm.

I suggest you also look at my pictures about 95% of them on A.net are done with that camera.

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?photographersearch=Timothy%20Feise&distinct_entry=true

Cheers,
Tim


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4180 times:

I went back 19 pages and got tired....  Smile

Michael


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4173 times:
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oops.

sorry for the confusion


User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4127 times:

Once again, thanks all for your comments!

MSH744 - Small world dude!  Wink/being sarcastic

The slow AF on the Coolpix has somewhat cooled my initial enthusiasm for this camera.

The search goes on....

Cheers!

Rez
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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4099 times:
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any "consumer" level digi cam is going to have a somewhat-slow AF system. If you want the ultimate spring for a SLR.

User currently offlineBoeingholiday From Austria, joined Apr 2002, 456 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4106 times:

the 5700 is a very good cam - it provides so many functions and settings that I even haven't tried everything out yet

if you've some skill and knowledge you can speed up the focus; try to get the update

go for it  Wink/being sarcastic


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