what's diff between Nikon Coolpix 5000 and 5400?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by dan glenn, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. dan glenn

    dan glenn Guest

    Can someone who knows off the top of their head tell me the difference
    between Nikon Coolpix 5000 and the later 5400? I've been lusting after the
    5400 (can get new with 512MB FC for ~$350), but I might be able to get a
    used 5000 for quite a bit less. What improvements did Nikon make between the
    5000 model and the 5400? And neat features the 5400 has that the 5000 does

    thanks for any help,
    dan glenn, Feb 17, 2005
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    cqdx, Feb 17, 2005
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  3. Tony Whitaker, Feb 17, 2005
  4. The links are handy, that said, the differences are basically:

    * The 5400 has 4x zoom instead of 3x, both start out at 28mm (equivalent)
    * The 5400 has customizable menus, for instance I can have Flash options
    (flash exposure compensation) on the 1st page rather than scrolling to the
    * Both have great image quality, but the 5400 is less prone to blown
    highlights (not to say the 5000 is a lemon, the 5400 is better though)
    * 5400 has ISO range of 50-400 vs 100-800 for 5000
    * The LCD of the 5400 is smaller (1.5 vs 1.8) but on the other hand it
    doesn't have "soft buttons" intrude on the LCD space the way the 5000 does
    * The 5000 put the flash sensor cell near the handgrip in an awful place,
    the 5400 moved it to a more sensible place
    * Revised controls--the 5000 resembles the 5700 a lot, the 5400 less so
    * The 5400 loses the LCD "control panel"
    * The 5400 has "scene" modes and a very quick way to go to "auto" mode
    * The 5400 offers rear-curtain sync (I never use it)

    That's it in a nutshell.

    Larry R Harrison Jr, Feb 17, 2005
  5. dan glenn

    dan glenn Guest

    Thanks to all, especially Larry. Very helpful!

    dan glenn, Feb 17, 2005
  6. No problem. And no offense meant, seriously, but I typically try to answer
    questions with actual explanations and not just links alone. That said, the
    link given is very helpful.

    Larry R Harrison Jr, Feb 18, 2005
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