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Nikon Coolpix 5400 Digital Camera

5.1MP 4x CCD 1/1.8" Jun 2010
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Nikon Coolpix 5400 Review, Full Specs
Nikon - Coolpix 5400

27 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, v3.co.uk and letsgodigital.org the average expert rating of this camera is 80 out of 100. The digital camera expert review sites don't rate this compact camera camera that highly.

User Reviews Are Average

On average, Coolpix 5400 owners rated this camera 78%.

Good Quality Pictures

Some customers who bought the Nikon Coolpix 5400 said that it was able to produce good images. One buyer wrote “The 5 mp sensor gives truly spectacular photos of nearly every type of subject” in their review of this digital camera. "cemalina" wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 5400 “Adobe elements 2 means you need no more software for editing unless like me you are in to photo art”. "cemalina" also wrote “Overall this camera takes sharp photos in most situations”.

A number of customers said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix 5400 had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera thirteen years ago “Digital camera, 5,100,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.5 in - Color, 32 MB - CompactFlash Card” but despite that they only scored the Nikon Coolpix 5400 3 stars. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned twelve years ago “Secure Digital, Maximum Resolution” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Expert review site Letsgodigital.org said “The LCD monitor has a higher resolution than his successor” in their review.

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Easy to Use

A few customers who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to use. "cemalina" mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 5400 “The fold out screen easy to use”. "cemalina" also mentioned “2x512mb compactflash cards would come in handy along with a spare battery”. Frank Hollis mentioned twelve years ago “And it would allow me to take full control of exposures when I needed to”.

One customer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Letsgodigital.org gave the Nikon Coolpix 5400 a rating of 4 stars and wrote “In spite of the fact that the Coolpix 5400 has many settings and an answer to most photographic wishes, I would have preferred a USB 2.0 interface on the camera”.

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Good Quality Lens

A few Nikon Coolpix 5400 reviewers thought it had a good lens. One reviewer wrote “This is fine with the standard lens.” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 5400 however they only gave it a rating of 1 stars. Twelve years ago one buyer wrote “NB the lens and camera are excellent except when it comes to flash operation” in their review of this digital camera. One reviewer also wrote “It is a great shame that this outstanding camera and lens system is spoilt by this issue”.

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Nikon has good average ratings for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other brands.

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Good Product Quality

Five customers who bought the product reckoned that it was good quality. Thirteen years ago one purchaser mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 5400 on Amazon “Semi-manual modes - truly a versatile camera.I liked its solid feel and the general high quality of its operation” and rated it as excellent. One reviewer wrote in their review on Amazon “No doubt Nikon with their reputation for service and quality will swiftly provide purchasers who wish to use the Wide Angle Converter with the Coolpix 5400” but in spite of that they rated the product 20 out of 100. "cemalina" rated this digital camera 4 stars and said “The scene mode is great fun and the quality of the video mode means those away for long trips could do without a camcorder”.

Good Technical Features

Five Nikon Coolpix 5400 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Thirteen years ago Keith Jones said in his review of the Nikon Coolpix 5400 “The 5400 are even better and share many features”. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “Has its own unique features”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some Nikon Coolpix 5400 reviewers who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good screen.

Robust

A few Nikon Coolpix 5400 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was well made. One purchaser said “Solid little camera with great performance” in their Nikon Coolpix 5400 review and scored the product very highly. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned thirteen years ago “Solid metal-alloy construction; well-rounded feature set; excellent image quality” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 5400 but even so they only rated it 65 out of 100.

Good Support

Several customers concluded that the Nikon Coolpix 5400 had good technical guidance. One purchaser mentioned on Amazon “Also present are the usual manual and semi-manual modes - truly a versatile camera.I liked its solid feel”. Frank Hollis wrote “With full manual control long exposures were simple” .

Nice Design

One person concluded that this digital camera was a good design. One Nikon Coolpix 5400 owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good looking.

Good Battery Life

Two Nikon Coolpix 5400 owners who reviewed the product thought it had a good battery life. Thirteen years ago "cemalina" gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review “The ability to stick in a 2Cr5 battery can come useful if you get stuck”. "oldfield_richard" rated it as very good and mentioned “The battery power was enough for a good 100 photos each” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Size

One Nikon Coolpix 5400 reviewer mentioned that this digital camera was compact. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine ten years ago “The Coolpix 5400 is a well-featured digital compact”. One person concluded that this digital camera was good structurally.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy.

Good Connectivity

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix 5400 was good in terms of USB connections.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Nikon Coolpix 5400 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix 5400 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

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1/1.8"" Optical Sensor Size

The Coolpix 5400 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/1.8"". That's 28% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/2.3"". 7.18 x 5.32mm. The best optical sensor size of all cameras of this age and spec is 4/3"" and the worst is 1/4"".

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an electronic|mechanical camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has One Photo Effect

The Coolpix 5400 has a greater number of photo effects than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Nikon Coolpix 5400 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The light exposure modes "aperture priority AE" and "shutter priority AE" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Coolpix 5400 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Nikon digital camera. The auto focus multi point auto focus and single auto focus are also featured on this camera.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the Coolpix 5400 is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Nikon digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The light metering mode "spot" is also featured on this camera.

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Very Small Minimum RAM Requirement

With a minimum RAM requirement of only 64 megabytes, the Coolpix 5400 has one of the smaller minimum RAM requirement amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The smallest minimum RAM requirement of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix 5400 is 64MB, the biggest is 1.1GB, and the average minimum RAM requirement is 360MB.

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Very Low Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement

The average minimum hard disk space requirement of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 290MB. The Coolpix 5400 has one of the lower minimum hard disk spaces requirement (only 60 megabytes) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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18 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

Cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix 5400 have screen sizes of between 1" and 4.8". When compared to other cameras of this spec and age, the Coolpix 5400's screen size of only 1.5 inches is one of the smallest.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix 5400 is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP. With a megapixel count of only 5.1 megapixels, the Coolpix 5400 has a quite low megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix 5400 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec do have an image stabiliser.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix 5400 has a fairly small optical zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix 5400. The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of this type and age is 2.7x, the biggest is 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years do not support Full HD video. The Nikon Coolpix 5400 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras of this age and spec do not support WiFi connectivity. The Coolpix 5400 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix 5400 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Coolpix 5400 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix 5400 also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix 5400 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The Coolpix 5400 is fairly heavy (320 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix 5400. The weights of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 20g to 710g.

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Quite Small Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of only 1 gigabyte, the Nikon Coolpix 5400 has one of the smallest maximum memory card sizes amongst cameras of this age. The smallest maximum memory card size of comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix 5400 is 1GB, the largest is 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 29GB.

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Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix 5400 has a 1024 x 768 still image resolution which is higher than the 2736 x 1824 still image resolution found on most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Across all cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix 5400 the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Coolpix 5400 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix 5400. The flash modes "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "suppressed" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 2592 X 1944 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix 5400 has a higher image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This camera's image resolution (2592 x 1944 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix 5400.

A 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix 5400 is 330MB, and the internal memory range from 1MB to 8.2GB. At only 16 megabytes, the Coolpix 5400 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix 5400.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

At only 1.8 hours, the Coolpix 5400 has a quite short maximum battery life compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The average maximum battery life of digital cameras of this age and spec is 25h.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Coolpix 5400 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution. Digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix 5400 maximum video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Thick

The average depth of similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix 5400 is 38mm, and the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm. With a depth of 73 millimeters, the Coolpix 5400 is one of the thicker digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix 5400 amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix 5400

Released Over Six Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix 5400 over six years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix 5400 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix 5400.

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MicroDrive Memory Card

This camera supports a cf|microdrive memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Shutter
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Required Power
System Requirements
Mac Compatible
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Interface
Dimension
Data Compression
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Additional Accessory
Minimum System Requirement
Lens System
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

(9)
1 June 2006

Nikon Coolpix 5400 review Sitting towards the top of the Nikon lineup, the Coolpix 5400 is a well-featured digital compact. It shares similarities to the Coolpix 5000 and Coolpix 5700 but has its... Read more…

1 January 2006

In spite of the fact that the Coolpix 5400 has many settings and an answer to most photographic wishes, I would have preferred a USB 2.0 interface on the camera. The LCD monitor has a higher... Read more…

22 July 2004

This camera won a highly commended award in the January 2004 issue of Personal Computer World...

16 March 2004

Specs: Megapixels: 5.1, Included Memory Amount: 16 MB, Media Format: Secure Digital, Maximum Resolution: 2592 x 1944 pixel...

4 December 2003

Spec: Digital camera, 5,100,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.5 in - Color, 32 MB - CompactFlash Card
Good: Solid metal-alloy construction; well-rounded feature... Read more…

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User Reviews

(8)

Make sure that if there are problem with the product your are buying that your seller has a return policy... you would think that at least you would have minimum 14 days by law to return a... Read more…

Reviewed 7 January 2005 by "oldfield_richard"

EXCELLENT CAMERA
I used it throughout a 6 month trip around suth america. it got wet i droped it several times and it still worked. i bought a 1gig card which gave me 400+photos. I also took... Read more…

Reviewed 25 March 2004 by Frank Hollis
(Verified Purchase)

I've owned several simple point 'n' shoot digicams over the years and decided that it was time I moved up to a camera that let me take control when I wanted to. An Xmas trip to Iceland - with the... Read more…

Reviewed 18 February 2004 by "amazon7950"

I am a professional, full time, digital imaging lecturer with daily access to several dozen Nikon D1H and D1X cameras. I was looking for a small digital camera for day to day personal use. Having... Read more…

This is a brilliant five star camera only spoilt by problems that arise with flash operation when the Wide Angle Converter is fitted.
The Coolpix 5400 does not produce satisfactory... Read more…

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