"A great color companion for my Leica film bodies"4.5 starson by bobtodrick
Pros: Full manual control and good low-light capability
Cons: There is no RAW
Summary: I've waited quite a while for a camera to come out that would be a good companion to carry around with my M6.
Though the Canon G7 was close...in truth I am first and foremost a Leica user but as well have always been partial to Nikon...I decided to wait and see.
In my opinion it was worth the wait. The P5000 is small, yet packs into its frame a 10MP sensor, full manual control, among the best low light capability in its class, flash shoe...everything you could want.
The menu system is based on the D200, well known for how intuitive it is...my P5000 was out of the box, up and running, in all the modes I wanted within 15 minutes...and I'm not exaggerating when I say I am NOT a computer guy.
Color right out of the camera is as good as I'm used to taking film to the local lab and requesting color corrected prints.
I have one huge disagreement with the editors review. Yes, the camera has a 1.5 sec or so shot to shot capability. What he fails to mention...AND WHAT IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT...is that shutter lag time is nearly non-existant. This is not just my opinion, most other reviews mention the short lag time.
This was never designed as a sports camera to take 15 shots in 5 seconds. And in most shooting situations the image is missed because of lag time, not shot to shot time.
Sounds like sour grapes to me.
In my opinion, a solid 8.5/10