Nikon CoolPix 5600 Digital Camera
I’m on a roll. Nikon is No.1 on my bucket list right now. I just got a slightly used Nikon CoolPix 5600 5.1MP Mega Pixel Digital Point-N-Shoot Digital Camera from Camera Works NW Store again. (Note: This camera has been tested and has been found to be fully functional and accurate at all light levels and camera settings.) It’s an old classic along the bottom line but it will do for now as my intro to the Nikon camera brand.
Nikon CoolPix 5600 Digital Camera (Courtesy of Camera Works NW Store)
I still have my eye on that coveted Nikon D3100 with 18-55VR & 55-200VR DSLR but that’s still a long way ahead of me and will take months to save enough money to buy it from Henry’s Camera Store in Toronto (my favorite camera shop). My plan is to get used to using Nikon from now on, though I still use my Canon DSLR every now and then alternately, just to be fair to myself. I’m looking forward to my newly found photography adventure.
Nikon D3100 with 18-55VR & 55-200VR DSLR (Courtesy of Nikon Canada)
I have some beginner knowledge in photography mainly through self-study; reading books and manuals, then trying things and stuff by trial and error; taking a lot of pictures my way which is traditional normally or experimental in some ways like using different filters (GND, etc). Since I already understand some of the basics, I plan to take this beginner’s photography class. I found this affordable 30-day course in photography online that takes everything step-by-step from the very beginning. This course is intended for new photographers, but even experienced photographers could feel like they have gaps in their knowledge and might need a refresher that deals with many new principles in this course. Then I will check out the Intermediate course after finishing the beginner’s course successfully. It’s an online class so I don’t have to worry about going to class everyday for 30 days, just log in to my user account and go online for my classes that are self-paced and then practical assignments later on that are to be done for the completion of the said course.
Detailed Product Information
(Courtesy of NikonUSA)
“The COOLPIX 5600 has been designed to make things simple for you and give you greater versatility, without compromising your enjoyment of the moment. The CoolPix 5600 features 16 handy Scene modes, four of which offer a Scene Assistance function. These user-friendly modes automatically control camera settings, enabling you to achieve high-quality results with subjects that range from sunsets to underwater. The COOLPIX 5600 stands apart from other cameras in its class with its handy ability to automatically improve the quality of recorded shots with the touch of a button. Nikon’s exclusive D-Lighting function, for example, can be selected in Playback mode – automatically compensating for insufficient flash or excessive back lighting in order to obtain balanced exposure throughout the frame. Nikon’s proprietary Advanced Red-eye Reduction, on the other hand, has the ability to automatically detect and correct red eyes in-camera in most situations.With a high-quality 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens and 4x digital zoom, the COOLPIX 5600 gives you a high degree of control over the way you compose your shots.”
P.S. Specs are included here in case you are interested on this old model digital camera.
Product Identifiers (Courtesy of NikonUSA)
UPC 0018208255252, 018208255252
Camera Type Point & Shoot
Digital Zoom 4x
Sensor Resolution 5.1 MP
Screen Size 1.5″
Sensor Size 1/2.5″
Sensor Type CCD
Macro Focus Range 4cm
Focus Adjustment Automatic
Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 35 – 105mm
Max Shutter Speed 1/3000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 4 sec
Exposure compensation ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Exposure Metering Matrix, Spot, spot AF area
Exposure Modes Automatic, Program
Light Sensitivity ISO 50, ISO auto, ISO auto (50-200)
Light Sensitivity Max 200
Flash Type Built-in flash
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Effective Flash Range 0.4 m – 3.3 m
Camera Flash Features Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash Off, Red-eye Reduction Flash, Slow Sync
Flash Modes Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro
Memory / Storage
Integrated Memory size 14.5 MB
Supported Flash Memory Built-in, SD Card, SD Memory Card
Viewfinder Type Optical
Optical Viewfinder Type Real-image zoom
Viewfinder – Field Coverage 82%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.30 – 0.76x
Depth 4 in.
Height 2.4 in.
Width 3.3 in.
Weight 4.6 Oz.
Display Type LCD
Display Rotation Built-in
Screen Details LCD display – TFT active matrix – 1.8″ – color
Display Size 1.5″
Microphone Type Microphone – built-in
Connector Types 1 x DC power input, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output
Expansion Slot 1 x SD Memory Card
System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System Supported Apple Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98SE, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Battery Form Factor Standard form factor
Digital Video Format QuickTime
Still Image Format JPEG
Max Video Resolution 640 x 480
Additional Features Audio Recording, Auto Power Save, Brightness Control, Cropping An Image, DPOF Support, Date/Time Stamp, Direct Print, Not Interchangeable Lenses, PictBridge Support, Red eye Fix, Resizing an Image, USB
Shooting Modes Frame Movie Mode
Shooting Programs Back light, Beach/snow, Close-up, Copy, Dawn/dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Museum, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama assist, Party/indoor, Portrait mode, Sports mode, Sunset, Underwater
White Balance Auto
Continuous Shooting Speed 1.3 frames per second