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Old Dec 1, 2007, 5:48 AM   #1
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I have zeroed in on these two cameras as having the handling feel I like, but both seem to have some issues with focus. The P5100 is apparently sluggish as the P5000 was, and the P50 appears to be a poor focusing performer in low light.

Anyone with one of these cameras care to comment on your experiences?

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Old Dec 2, 2007, 4:42 PM   #2
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I am sure there nust be a few reviews out on the 5100. And IMO all cheapesh Nikons would be poor performers in low light.
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Old Jan 4, 2008, 4:05 AM   #3
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hi Deane
i have the coolpix p5000, i have used the camera for about 5 months now.

at first i found the focus of the camera a bit slow but afer customising the settings im now happy with its peformance .

it depends on what you want the p5100 for . for me the strong points of the camera are -good size /compact/ feels good in my hand.
-image quality, i think the nikon does nice blues , natural skin tones and sunsets .
-the lcd screen is quite good also

a wider lense would be good though .

if you would like to see some nice shots taken with the p5000 click on my profile and go to my flickr site

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Old Jan 6, 2008, 11:51 AM   #4
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I have used the P50 for a few weeks and found it is lacking in close focus ability. If you want to take a close up shot your pretty much out of luck. Any one know about a attachment for close up shots???

I like the sceene shooting feature. Makes taking shots of quick moving fish (reason for the close up need). much easier. I like that function. Over all quality is not as good as a Cannon, nor is teh versitility. It needs a few more features. Wide angle photo ability is nice.

All the above from a real neophyte, so take it as IMHO. not as gospel.
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Old Jan 7, 2008, 3:32 AM   #5
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In macro mode try and focus about 20cm+ then use the zoom button and wait till the light turns green.
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