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Nikon Coolpix 5400 Digital Camera

5.1MP 4x CCD 1/1.8" Jun 2010
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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, v3.co.uk and letsgodigital.org this camera has an overall expert rating of 80 out of 100. It seems that experts are not that keen on this compact camera digital camera.

User Reviews Are Average

This Nikon camera has an average user rating of 78% based on 8 user reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

Several people mentioned that the product was able to produce good images. One reviewer wrote in their review of this digital camera “The 5 mp sensor gives truly spectacular photos of nearly every type of subject”. "cemalina" wrote in their review fourteen years ago “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”.

Some customers who bought it wrote that it had a good picture resolution. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 5400 “Digital camera, 5,100,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.5 in - Color, 32 MB - CompactFlash Card” but they scored the product 65 out of 100. Pcmag.com gave the Nikon Coolpix 5400 a score of 4 stars and said on PC Mag “Secure Digital, Maximum Resolution”. Expert review site Letsgodigital.org wrote “The LCD monitor has a higher resolution than his successor” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 5400 and scored the product 76 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

A few customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Fourteen years ago "cemalina" wrote in their Nikon Coolpix 5400 review on Amazon “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 “And it would allow me to take full control of exposures when I needed to”.

One Nikon Coolpix 5400 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Expert review site Letsgodigital.org mentioned eleven years ago “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

Some Nikon Coolpix 5400 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good lens. One buyer wrote on Amazon “This is fine with the standard lens.”. One reviewer mentioned on Amazon “NB the lens and camera are excellent except when it comes to flash operation” in their review although they only rated it 1 stars. One purchaser mentioned “It is a great shame that this outstanding camera and lens system is spoilt by this issue” in their review.

Good Product Quality

A few customers said that it was good quality. One purchaser said in their review on Amazon “Semi-manual modes - truly a versatile camera.I liked its solid feel and the general high quality of its operation” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. One buyer said “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” in their review of this digital camera however they only gave the Nikon Coolpix 5400 a score of 1 stars. "cemalina" mentioned on Amazon “The scene mode is great fun and the quality of the video mode means those away for long trips could do without a camcorder” in their Nikon Coolpix 5400 review and scored the product 4 stars.

Good Technical Features

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. One buyer gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon fourteen years ago “Solid little camera with great performance and features”. Keith Jones mentioned on Amazon “The 5400 are even better and share many features” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix 5400. Cnet.com mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix 5400 review on CNET.com “Solid metal-alloy construction; well-rounded feature set; excellent image quality”.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Nikon compact cameras have good reviews on average and across all cameras Nikon is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three people who reviewed it considered that it had a good screen.

Robust

A number of Nikon Coolpix 5400 reviewers who purchased the Nikon Coolpix 5400 agreed that it was well made.

Good Support

A few Nikon Coolpix 5400 reviewers who bought the product reckoned that it had good technical guidance. One purchaser rated the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Also present are the usual manual and semi-manual modes - truly a versatile camera.I liked its solid feel”. Thirteen years ago Frank Hollis mentioned “With full manual control long exposures were simple” in his review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

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

Good Battery Life

Two Nikon Coolpix 5400 reviewers who reviewed it thought it had a good battery life. "cemalina" wrote in their review of this digital camera “The ability to stick in a 2Cr5 battery can come useful if you get stuck”. "oldfield_richard" said on Amazon “The battery power was enough for a good 100 photos each”.

Good Size

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good structurally. One Nikon Coolpix 5400 reviewer wrote that it was compact. Expert website Ephotozine.com said “The Coolpix 5400 is a well-featured digital compact”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Nikon Coolpix 5400 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was noisy.

Good Connectivity

One person wrote that it was good in terms of USB connections.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. 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 Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon Coolpix 5400 supports video capability, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix 5400 which do not support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix 5400, the Coolpix 5400 has 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 29% more optical sensor size than a 1/2.33"" digital camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. 7.18 x 5.32mm. The worst optical sensor size of all cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 1/3"" and the best is 4/3"".

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an electronic|mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Nikon Coolpix 5400 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix 5400. The white balances "Cloudy", "daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "manual" and "Shade" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Coolpix 5400 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Coolpix 5400 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix 5400. The light exposure modess "aperture priority AE" and "shutter priority AE" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

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

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Low Minimum Hard Disk Space

The Coolpix 5400 has one of the lower minimum hard disk spaces (only 60 megabytes) amongst compact cameras of this age. Compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago have minimum hard disk spaces of between 25MB and 1.1GB, and the average minimum hard disk space is 270MB.

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Very Small Minimum RAM

The average minimum RAM of cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix 5400 is 380MB. With a minimum RAM of only 64 megabytes, the Nikon Coolpix 5400 has one of the smaller minimum RAMs amongst compact cameras of this age.

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18 Reasons Against

Quite Small Display Diagonal

Digital cameras of this type and age have display diagonals of between 1" and 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". When compared to other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix 5400, the display diagonal of the Coolpix 5400 of only 1.5 inches is one of the smallest.

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Very Low Megapixel

The Nikon Coolpix 5400 has one of the lower megapixels (only 5.1 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. Cameras of this type and age have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix 5400 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of cameras of this age and spec is 0.17x and the biggest is 50x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix 5400 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix 5400 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix 5400, the Nikon Coolpix 5400 does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix 5400, the Nikon Coolpix 5400 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix 5400 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix 5400 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix 5400, the Coolpix 5400 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The Coolpix 5400 is one of the heavier comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years (320 grams) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The weights of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix 5400 range from 20g to 840g, and the average weight is 170g.

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Quite Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix 5400 have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 130GB. When compared to other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix 5400 that we have checked, the maximum memory card size of the Nikon Coolpix 5400 of only 1 gigabyte is one of the smallest.

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Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon Coolpix 5400 has a 1024 x 768 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of this age and spec. Most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s). Across all similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix 5400 the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The Coolpix 5400 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The flash modess "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Only 2592 X 1944 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix 5400 has a 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of this spec and age.

A 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all digital cameras of this type and age.

A 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 16 megabytes, the Nikon Coolpix 5400 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix 5400. The average internal memory of comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix 5400 is 300MB, and the internal memorys range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The Nikon Coolpix 5400 has a fairly short battery life (max) (only 1.8 hours) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix 5400. The average battery life (max) of similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix 5400 is 15h, and the battery life (max)s range from 0.83h to 320h.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Coolpix 5400 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix 5400 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Only Features Two Light Meterings

The number of light metering modes featured on the Coolpix 5400 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Nikon camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most frequently featured light metering featured on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix 5400. The light metering "centre-weighted" is also featured on this camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix 5400

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when this camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix 5400 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix 5400.

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MicroDrive Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports a cf|microdrive compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Shutter
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Power Requirements
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Data Compression
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Camera Shutter Speed
Additional Accessories
Minimum System Requirements
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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