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Nikon Coolpix 5600 5MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

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  • 5.0-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for for photo-quality 13 x 17-inch prints
  • 3x optical zoom through a quality Zoom-Nikkor lens (zoom is equivalent to 34-102mm in a 35mm camera)
  • 1.8-inch LCD display; exclusive Nikon In-Camera Red-Eye Fix
  • Macro shooting as close as 1.6 inches
  • Powered by AA-size batteries; stores images on SD memory cards
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Nikon
  • Model: Coolpix 5600
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 5 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 3 x
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 3 inches ; 5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0007KQWDW
  • Item model number: Coolpix 5600
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,389 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 16, 2005

Product Description

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Amazon.com Product Description As one of the smaller digital cameras on the market, the Coolpix 5600 combines a high-quality optical zoom lens with a range of automatic and preset shooting modes that will satisfy the most discerning of point-and-shoot photographers. Featuring a 5.1-megapixel CCD, a high quality 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor 35-105mm ED Glass Lens, plus a 4x digital zoom for a total zoom of 12x, the Coolpix 5600 delivers stunning prints up to 16-by-20-inch prints simply and easily.



A 3x optical zoom makes it easy to get close to the action.


All controls are designed for ease of use, right next to the large, 2.5-inch LCD display. View larger.


Easy automatic exposure settings.
Weighing a mere 6.8 ounces with the battery and memory card loaded, the Coolpix 5600 is truly a "take anywhere" camera. With over 17 Scene Modes, you'll always be sure to get the precise shot you're looking for. The camera also features a built-in flash with six modes, and a built-in mic and speaker for including sound in videos and playback from the camera. An incredibly bright, 1.8-inch color LCD display and user-friendly interface means that you don't have to take the extra effort to get up to speed with the camera's functionality. Just power it up, and you'll be ready to go in no time.

Not to be outdone, the Coolpix 5600 can also record high-quality movies at a rate of up to 15 frames per second. Other advanced features include Nikon's In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, which takes red-eye reduction a step further by removing red-eye directly in the camera, and a D-Lighting feature that offers in-camera repair of dark images. The Coolpix P1 allows you to take hundreds of shots on just two AA batteries. In short, the Coolpix 5600 is perfect for novice users or anyone looking for a point-and-shoot camera that produces sharp, colorful photos with great ease of use.

What's in the Box
Coolpix 5600, strap, USB cable, audio video cable, two LR6 AA-size alkaline, and PictureProject CD-ROM.

Product Description

See how simple digital photography can be with this ultra-smart Nikon Coolpix 5MP Digital Camera. The 5600 has a 5-megapixel resolution with a 4x optical zoom plus 3x digital zoom for total zoom of 12x. Camera's large 1.8" amorphous silicon TFT color LCD with brightness adjustment offers easy viewing and playback. Other features include real-image optical zoom viewfinder; Contrast AF autofocus; TV movie mode with sound; approximately 14.5 MB internal memory (SD memory card compatible); built-in speedlight with auto and red-eye reduction modes; 10-second self-timer and continuous shooting: 1.3 frame shots per second. Made in USA. 2-2/5Hx1-2/5Wx3-1/3L".

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Also I find the indoor flash really whites everything out. Indoor pictures are not great but outdoors are stunning. People thought my vacation pics were done by a… Read more ›
you have to wait a long time to actually take the picture. but the picture quality is nice. Read more ›
I bought this camera a year ago, the…When you use flash the photo are not good, but if you go to beach this may be a regular choice, if you can bought another camera. Read more ›
My husband and I were looking for a…While the quality of the photos is good, the refresh speed and unadjustable shutter speed has led to several missed photos of our baby. Read more ›
It's light, user friendly and compact--I carry it in my purse's side pocket. Ideal to take anywhere with me! Highly recommended! Read more ›
IF your hand is steady and your subjects are willing to stay still for the series of flashes that go off before the final flash that takes the pictures, you do get a decent… Read more ›
The camera is extremely easy to use, and does a great job with either pictures or video. When we first "went digital", this was the camera we chose, and were thrilled with… Read more ›
I wanted something small but handleable, easy to use with good quality pictures, and at the time I only had a cheap 35 mm auto type (really crummy) and a nice Nikon FG-50… Read more ›
Tough! 2. Easy to use and very reliable. 3. Will take great indoor pics in available light if you'll hold it very still or put on tripod. Read more ›
I'm a noob to digital cameras and I love it. It's so easy to use. Read more ›
This camera fits the bill. It is very simple to use, and produces excellent images. For the techno weenies like myself, it is very limited, but for the person who wants a… Read more ›
The Nikon turned out to be a good all around camera. It takes great pictures and is very easy to use, though I've been a long time Coolpix user. The wife loves it for is… Read more ›
Without a card it's good for about 4 or 5 pics at best quality pics. The movie mode is relatively decent, it's got sound and all. Read more ›
I will make this quick. Great camera features, all that u will ever need. Whats the good of having good features if its too slow and u miss the shot's, yes u will miss… Read more ›
Excellent imaging quality. Easy menu. Beyond these, I love the feature that Nikon allows you to use the regular AA batteries on this 5600. Read more ›
Great images, design, features and functionality make this camera so fun - even more fun than a toy. This camera is a pleasure to use and I can't wait to take more pictures. Read more ›
I wanted to take 1024x768 high quality photos, but I was forced to use normal quality. The only high quality setting was with the maximum image size. Read more ›
using indoors or in…It has a lot of different lighting options, like party mode, and fireworks and skiing and action and so forth, but they just don't seem to work well. Read more ›
Well, I bought this camera on account of its price, which was very nice, the tiny dimensions (The two Ni-MH alkaline batteries weight more than the camera itself. If you… Read more ›
We just took a…I'm excited to get to know this camera better, but I think it's an excellent choice for people looking for something of good quality at a reasonable price. Read more ›
This is my first digital…It's really intuitive and user-friendly, it takes great pictures, it's relatively compact, looks good, is a great price, and has tons of features. Read more ›
This camera is so amazin, perfect size, perfect pictures and very good price. The only thing bad in this camera is that only has 3x of optical zoom. Read more ›
This camera is a very good choice fro who want a very nice camera for a good price. Read more ›
9. Excellent value for money Read more ›
I tend to use this camera for all my outdoor pictures. The outdoor video works well on this camera too. I am giving this low one-star rating, since many events tend to be… Read more ›
It's worked wonderfully, relatively inexpensive, easy to use, small, all types of settings to take and store the picture you want, and the video feature is great for short… Read more ›
Video quality is good, not excellent, but who cares? Read more ›
It has been a great little camera for our family. Lots of nifty settings, video. This camera is also sturdy. Read more ›
I had been eying…This is a cute little camera with many modes and options, as well as great video, but somewhat unable to enjoy it when many of my pictures are blurred. I… Read more ›
It has a 3:1 zoom but you can take advantage of…At the widest zoom setting it is really a wide angle, unlike some video cameras which only zoom from normal to telephoto. Read more ›
I really enjoy this camera! I like that it's small and light-weight, easy to carry around in my pocket. It's easy to use. Read more ›
compact. easy to carry around. Read more ›
I have been using the Kodak EasyShare digital camera, and have no complaints other than the size (it's on the larger size, and not convenient for just carrying around in my… Read more ›
In fact if my pictures were any sharper, I'd cut my self on them. This is a great camera to carry with you any time. I can't wait to purchase a Nikon Digital SLR. Read more ›
If you have some experience…It takes very nice pictures, and battery life is good, provided you use those newer type AA batteries designed especially for digital cameras. Read more ›
* Quickly drains battery power if you use the flash and have the LCD screen on the brightest setting (so don't do it! I hardly use the flash and leave the LCD screen at… Read more ›
I used it during a week I…It has a great long lasting battery, because I took 900 photos, what means an average of 150 photos per day, and I had to charge it every night. Read more ›
Bottom line: A solid performer, durable pocket camera, uses any AA battery with reasonable battery lifetime, but flash refresh is relatively slow. Great for outside use,… Read more ›
Two stars because the LCD screen is great, as is the lens. Read more ›
There…Easily fixed with editing, but if you are looking for a quick way to display the pictures upright, you'll have to only take shots with the camera in the correct angle. Read more ›
It looks smart, its…I especially like the optical viewfinder; Nikon went to the extra effort to have the zoom show through the viewfinder as well as the LCD screen. Som… Read more ›
Thus far, the camera has functioned as new w/o any…It is well built, small size, and the pictures taken in 5m have great detail, especially looking at it on computer. Read more ›
I was attracted to the Nikon Coolpix 5600 by its price, extensive preset shooting modes, and compact size. It was put to the test on a one week vacation trip. Read more ›
This camera is so amazin, perfect size, perfect pictures and very good price. The only thing bad in this camera is that only has 3x of optical zoom. Read more ›
I bought the Nikon CoolPix 5600 several months ago to replace a Cannon that had been turning my pictures funny colors. I bought the Nikon because I needed a camera right… Read more ›
I purchesed this camera in July 2005, it looked and felt very complicated but I decided I wouldn't use it until I study the manual from start to finish - I did and that's… Read more ›
The menu button on the back leads to varying choices which depend on which mode one choses (Auto, Scene, Portrait,…All the other buttons are straightforward as well. Fo… Read more ›
Pros - Good picture quality, High quality lens and sensor. Small form factor with easy to understand buttons , good battery life.. Read more ›
Other advantages: 1) uses normal AA batteries (which are easier to replace when traveling abroad), 2) lense sticks out (which prevents guest users from putting their… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

94 of 94 people found the following review helpful By FreeFlight on March 31, 2005
I tested the Coolpix 5600 to replace my Coolpix 2100, looking forward to the new features, such as a larger view screen, enhanced battery life, and some new photo features that allow you to choose black and white, or other color scales to enhance a photograph. Nikon quality is very high, and these cameras are very durable, though the hard plastic shells do tend to scratch a little with abuse. One positive change made to this camera was moving the photo dial from the top to the back side and minaturizing the dial. This is nice, since the top dial tended to move when the camera was taken out of a pocket or placed in a bag, which put the camera in a different shooting mode. One negative change was the loss of flexibily in battery choice. In the 2100, one could use the durable CR-V3 or any type of AA. This camera only accepts AA (Li, NiMH or alkaline) batteries, and this is negative because the refresh rate on the flash for this camera is relatively slow (3-7 seconds), independent of battery type (alkaline, NiMH or Energizer Li AA battery), even when the specific battery mode (alkaline, NiMH or Li) was chosen in the camera. The 2100 was a battery hog with a slow refresh rate for NiMH or alkaline batteries, but was an absolute champ with the disposable CR-V3 Li battery. Note that the 5600 does have a much better battery life using any AA battery compared to the 2100.

Bottom line: A solid performer, durable pocket camera, uses any AA battery with reasonable battery lifetime, but flash refresh is relatively slow. Great for outside use, but for "quick" flash photography, consider spending the extra cash for a Li-rechargable battery camera, such as the Nikon 5900 or the Canon SD200 or SD300.
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110 of 111 people found the following review helpful By I.Peters TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 27, 2005
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I have owned 2 other digital cameras before (Kodak and Fuji) and without a doubt the Nikon Coolpix 5600 is in a league of its own.

Although it is really small, it is surprisingly ergonomic. My hands are not tiny but compared to my other cameras this one fits very well and does not result in crampy hand muscles. The case is plastic but does not feel cheap.

When I first picked up this camera, I had not read the manual. I just turned it on and started playing around with it. My first impression: It is VERY intuitive. The menu button on the back leads to varying choices which depend on which mode one choses (Auto, Scene, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Shots and Movie). All the other buttons are straightforward as well. For example, if you want to delete a picture you just took, you simply press the button with the trash can symbol...

Later I briefly went over the manual and also found it to be an easy read and very structured. Unlike many other manuals this one was not an ordeal.

The 5600's autofocus is very fast. Of course if the flash is used, recharging takes a bit of time, but without flash the camera is ready for the next shot in a snap. The many program choices yield truly awesome results. I took mainly indoor pictures so far and am amazed at the quality. Unlike other cameras, the flash light does not wash out colors. The pictures come out balanced and just simply very nice and natural looking.

I also really like the 'assist' functions: In some modes, one can set up the camera to display helpful frames, e.g. in Portrait mode one can have the outline of a person's head and shoulders diplayed.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Vinayak Raghuvamshi on April 17, 2005
I am a camera buff and have used many cameras. I would say that this is by far the best camera its size. It is probably a matter of personal tastes, but I think this camera takes much better pictures than the Canon A95.

White balance is wonderful, as with most Nikons.

here are the things that rock:

1. Compact and cute, fits in my jeans pocket

2. Uses just two AA batteries and is light weight( weighs less than the A95)

3. Has a lot of programming modes to handle almost all your day to day shooting needs

4. Crisp and clear images

5. Warns you that the image is going to be blurred before you shoot and also tells you if an image did turn out blurred so you dont have to waste memory saving it

6. EXCELLENT Macro mode, look at the sample image I have posted

7. Silent focusing

8. Super fast USB file transfers

9. Excellent value for money

What could improve:

1. The command dial feels flimsy

2. The battery compartment door feels very flimsy and if you are not careful, you will break it in no time

But in all, the very best value for your money.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Omahastylee on December 29, 2005
I'll make this short and sweet for you. This camera has a lot of features and settings, but the flash recharge time takes about 5-10 seconds. To put it another way, right after you take a picture, the camera shuts down (screen goes black) for up to 10 seconds! This makes the camera useless when you are trying to catch sports action or silliness. You are going to get one good picture (if the horrible shutter lag doesn't make you miss it) and thats it. If you are looking for a camera to take pictures of your kids or other candid shots, this is not the camera for you.

I went with the Canon SD450 instead, it's ready to take another picture in less than 1 second. I am VERY happy with it.
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