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Nikon Coolpix 5700 5MP Digital Camera w/ 8x Optical Zoom (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • 5.0 megapixel sensor creates 2,560 x 1,920 images for prints at 11 x 14 and beyond
  • 8x optical zoom and 4 x digital zoom for 32x total; provides an equivalent zoom range of 35mm-280mm in 35mm photography
  • Includes 16 MB CompactFlash card; MicroDrive compatible
  • Connects with PCs and Macs via USB port
  • Uses 1 rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL1 battery (included)
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Technical Details

Product Description

Product Description

Take digital imaging to the next level with this incredible 5MP Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital SLR Camera. The 5.0 effective megapixel CCD with multiple image quality settings captures high-resolution images up to 16x20" in stunning quality, while the powerful 8x optical zoom Nikkor ED glass lens brings you close to the action. Made of rugged magnesium alloy, the compact design includes a built-in auto pop-up speedlight and hot shoe for attaching additional speedlights, plus a flip-out, swiveling 1.5" LCD screen and the innovative new electronic through-the-lens viewfinder. Versatile and easy to use, it lets you record movie clips with sound up to 60 seconds, capture RAW images for enhanced post-processing options and transfer images quickly and easily to your PC or Mac using One-Touch Upload and the included USB cable. Other high-quality imaging features include flexible exposure controls, continuous shooting modes, color saturation mode, noise reduction mode and white balance bracketing. Accessories include a CompactFlash starter memory card, rechargeable Li-ion battery with charger, audio/video cable, hand strap, quick start guide and software bundle. Imported. 3Hx4-1/2Wx4D".


Nikon's Coolpix 5700 digital camera combines Nikon's world-renowned Nikkor optics, an 8x optical zoom, and a 5-megapixel CCD sensor for superior image quality. With its maximum resolution of 2,560 x 1,920 pixels and file sizes of up to 15 MB, you can create brilliant color prints sized 16 by 20 inches and beyond. The Coolpix 5700 provides great control over picture composition, and plenty of latitude to crop and resize images without digital artifacts becoming noticeable in the final print.

The 8X optical zoom Nikkor lens offers a 35-280mm zoom range (35mm equivalent), and uses Nikon-developed ED (extra-low dispersion) glass. For even greater magnification, the stepless 4x digital zoom provides for a maximum zoom range of 32x, so you can capture details even from great distances.

The Coolpix 5700 features Nikon's exclusive clear-image mode for lower-resolution shooting, plus noise-reduction mode for use with longer exposures. It also offers a three frame-per-second burst mode and a top shutter speed of 1/4,000 second, great for action-packed outdoor and sports photography.

You can frame subjects using the various-angle LCD monitor, or the new electronic viewfinder for through-the-lens viewing of scenes and menus. Nikons "quick review" makes viewing images on the included memory card a snap, and a five-area multi autofocus lets you pick your focus spot.

Its movie mode enables you to record full-motion video for up to one full minute with sound. A built-in speaker provides instant confirmation and playback capabilities for digital movies.

The Coolpix 5700 comes equipped with an automatic pop-up flash, plus a hot shoe for additional flash units. The bundled NikonView 5 browser software (for Mac and Windows) makes it simple to organize, retrieve, and print images. It includes a lens cap, camera strap, 16 MB CompactFlash card, AV cable, USB cable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery (EN-EL1), and battery charger. It is compatible with type I and II CompactFlash memory cards, as well as IBM Microdrives (512 MB and 1 GB).

Product Details

Data Sheet [918kb PDF]| Product Manual [10.75mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 3 x 4 inches ; 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000069092
  • Item model number: COOLPIX5700
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,752 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 14, 2003

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I strongly recommend to only buy Nikon accessories.
I now see many other user comments online about these same problems, and about Nikon's unresponsiveness on the issues.
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I have found the menus and manual modes very easy to learn.
J. Humpherys

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

85 of 85 people found the following review helpful By K. Mooney on May 23, 2003
Although I am pretty familiar with Nikon's digital controls having owned a Coolpix 880, I recommend spending some time with the instruction manual: Not because I think the camera is that complicated, but so that you can fully appreciate what the 5700 can do! This is an excellent camera if you really want a digital SLR but can't justify the cost; the 5700's electronic viewfinder behaves like a true SLR while the 8x optical zoom (not digital, which is nearly worthless) covers most lens focal lengths.
I love my film cameras (also Nikon), but there are many advantages to owning a digital camera. Not only can you see your results right away, but the digital nature has some cool advantages - want to shoot in B&W? Don't change film, just change a camera setting. The viewfinder in the 5700 will also show in B&W! That's pretty cool. At a decent resolution with moderate compression, I can get 1,100 images on a ... 256 MB card. Yes, that's one thousand one hundred - at a quality that will produce a very decent 8x10 print. How many rolls of film is that?
Of course the Nikon quality is exceptional, from the ED glass in the optics to the very strong alloy body. I do not feel that the size is too small, but I do find the positioning of the right camera strap a wee bit awkward.
If you do consider digital, with the 5700 or not, I do recommend buying extra memory cards - the prices are low and the 16 to 32 MB cards that usually come with the camera will fill too quickly, especially if you want to use the full 5 MP resolution. Also, battery life is a problem. Buying those ... lithium batteries for the 880 (same battery as the 5700) nearly bankrupted me until I bought Nikon's rechargable battery system (which the 5700 comes with - kudos to Nikon). Buy an extra battery or two - you will not regret it! Indeed, shell out the bucks for the 5700, you won't regret that either.
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80 of 80 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 11, 2002
This camera takes amazingly detailed pictures and the colors are very true to-life. I have been taking all of my pictures in FINE mode (the highest quality JPEG but not as high as the RAW mode) and can't imagine anything better. I have printed out 8x10s on my 3 year old HP 970, and ordered prints through Snapfish. I have to keep pulling them out to look at them because I can't believe how clear they are.
On my computer screen (17" Sony Trinitron)I can blow up pictures of my 3 year-old daughter to life size with no pixelation. In fact, they get clearer initially as I zoom in because the picture resolution is greater than the screen resolution. Nice software suite included which makes it easy to remove red-eyes, crop, etc. I don't even bother with the red-eye flash mode anymore, just clean it up on the computer. Plug-and-play with Windows XP is awesome.
I have read other reviews about being unable to use the autofocus indoors which I don't understand. I bought this camera as gift for my wife and have been taking most of my pictures in our basement in very low light conditions over the past two weeks. If I zoom into a dark corner from 40' away, it might take a few seconds but it always works. After reading the manual when I first bought it, I did change the autofocus option to "Spot" from "Matrix". This lets the camera just try to focus on the very center of the viewfinder/subject. I went outside this evening and took a pictures of a neighbors' Christmas lights approximately 200' from my house and didn't have a problem with the autofocus. The only problem I see with the autofocus would be with someone who was shooting action photos. The autofocus does take a second or two to lock in.
After the first day, I haven't even used the LCD.
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100 of 102 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 9, 2003
My first real film camera was a Pentax Spotmatic 35mm SLR. My current film camera is still a Pentax Spotmatic. To those whom it matters, that should say it all.
In the store, I compared the Coolpix 5700 with the Minolta Dimage 7i. The Minolta starts up faster, due to the manual zoom optical system. However, the musical tone it makes is very unprofessional and calls attention to itself. The Nikon does a mechanical initialize and then with a slight tone is ready; more like a pro's camera. The Minolta has larger displays (viewfinder and LCD) that make changing settings easier. (I wish the Nikon's displays were that size!) However, the Coolpix's LCD viewer (normally placed against the back of the camera to protect it from scratches) can be rotated to most any angle required, including downward to facilitate holding the camera overhead and still being able to compose shots. Try that on your 35mm film camera!
For manual focussing, the Minolta has a manual focus ring, but it requires a lot of turns to go from infinite to macro (very slow if you are used to the focus ring of a 35mm SLR camera) and the display is pixelated in some way that makes it difficult to determine when an area is in focus. The Coolpix 5700 requires pressing buttons, but gets there quicker and the focus is more like the ground glass of a 35mm SLR camera.
In the automatic mode, the Coolpix 5700 is hyperactive, always busy checking and adjusting focus. I found that annoying. I guess it reduces battery life, too. So, I set the user modes to check focus only when the shutter button is halfway down. Once the camera has set the focus, a picture can be taken as fast as a film camera. In very low light, the camera may have a problem finding the focus point.
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