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Old May 15, 2003, 6:14 PM   #1
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Default 5000 vs 5700

I am considering these two cameras. Which would you prefer, not considering the difference in price. I am interested in features, pro and con for each camera.

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Old May 15, 2003, 8:21 PM   #2
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I have never tried the 5000 however, I have had the 5700 for about 5 months now and very impressed with the detail it captures. I use it in my part-time (full-time would be nice!) photography business and have had no complaints about quality from past clients. I have made prints as large as 13x19 and they rival anything I have seen done with a film SLR. For day trips the stock battery is fine (I bought 2 EN-EL1 at first) but, for weddings, weekend trips, etc I bought the MB-E5700 external battery pack. I also bought the SB-80DX SpeedLight which is fantastic and will also go nicely with the next Nikon camera I get when business really picks up or when I have the money ...maybe the D100 or equivilant

To make a long story short, the features in the 5700 are abound, you can't go wrong with it. Steve reviewed both cameras and can explain the finer details here:



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Old May 21, 2003, 11:47 AM   #3
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Default Nikon 5000 or 5700

The quality of pics is about the same. Do you want wide angle or do you want telephoto. I went with the 5000 for $583 over the 5700. I love the wide angle lens at about 28mm and with a converter it goes to 19mm.

June 1 Nikon will announce the new cameras in their line up. But the 5000 has been discontinued and is nearly or totally sold out at many stores. Better decide soon.
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Old May 21, 2003, 5:16 PM   #4
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I have owned the 5700 for about 8 months and love it also. The picture quality is great, from small to large prints(Natural Looking colors). The zoom is a plus. I have never really needed a wider lens than the 5700 can provide but the zoom is definately a plus for closeups. The only problem with the camera is the low light focusing which really isn't all that bad for a digital and a manual ring is needed. This camera is not made for indoor sports shooting and outdoors it is adequate. But for still life and macro it is fabulous.
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