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Nikon Coolpix 5400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 475 reviews of Nikon Coolpix 5400. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the price and portability are generally positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. The viewfinder and low light performance get critical opinions. The flash and zoom get mixed views.

performance, usability, image quality, portability, price

shutter, low-light, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix 5400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix 5400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix 5400 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the low light performance and viewfinder. Comments are divided on the screen.

performance, usability, image quality, price, portability

shutter, zoom, viewfinder, low-light

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Mitt Jones (cnet.co.uk)

Nikon Coolpix 5400 review

 

Nikon Coolpix 5400

Solid metal-alloy construction; well-rounded feature set; excellent image quality.

Small LCD; relatively short-lived battery for an enthusiast camera.

When the 5400 is good, it's very, very good. It's just missing a few features that enthusiasts crave.

Dec, 2003

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Nikon - Coolpix 5400

 

Looking very much like its predecessor, the well-liked Coolpix 5000, the new 5.1-megapixel Coolpix 5400 from Nikon features an improved 4x Nikkor zoom lens and other updated refinements. Like the earlier model, the Coolpix 5400 is ...

An improvement over its predecessor, the Coolpix 5400 is one of the most full-featured 5-megapixel cameras currently available, offering excellent photo quality and low noise. Its wide range of settings and its many scene modes make it handy for the...

Dec, 2003

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Nikon Coolpix 5400

 

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 own unique features. We take a look to see how it performs.

Tough lightweight body; Excellent feature-set; Good image quality; Versatile wide-angle lens; Good battery-life; Reasonably priced; Good macro mode

Not the best control layout around

Aug, 2003

Expert review by : Simon Eccles (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

CoolPix 5400

 

The CoolPix 5400 is a useful advance on its predecessor. The £550 Canon G5 is its biggest rival, with a similar spec, including a rotating monitor. The Canon's images are a bit sharper and its lens has a wider maximum aperture, but not such a wide...

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Nikon Coolpix 5400

 

Smaller and lighter than the Canon PowerShot G5 and Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom, the Nikon Coolpix 5400 packs lots of power and takes good pictures.

Summary: The high-quality, versatile Coolpix 5400 is slow but produces very good to excellent shots.

Mar, 2004

Expert review by : Mitt Jones (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix 5400 review

 

Nikon Coolpix 5400

Solid metal-alloy construction; well-rounded feature set; excellent image quality.

Small LCD; relatively short-lived battery for an enthusiast camera.

When the 5400 is good, it's very, very good. It's just missing a few features that enthusiasts crave.

Dec, 2003

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Nikon Coolpix 5400 Digital Camera Camera

 

WHAT'S HOT: The Coolpix 5400 looks similar to its Coolpix 5000 predecessor, but it has several updates, including 15 new scene modes (the 5000 had none) and a 4X zoom lens (up from 3X). Starting at 28mm (35mm equivalent), the lens is wider than most...

The rechargeable lithium ion battery held out for 338 shots (about 2 hours) in our tests. That's near the average for cameras priced at $500 or more. The camera comes with a small external battery charger that requires you use a 6-foot-long cord; it's...

Aug, 2003

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Nikon Coolpix 5400 Camera Review - PCWorld

 

The Coolpix 5400 takes fantastic pictures, and it can handle nearly any shooting situation. But pausing to remember where each of its many features is buried can cause you to miss some shots.

Aug, 2003

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Nikon Coolpix 5400

 

The Nikon Coolpix 5400, announcedat the end of May 2003, is the immediate successor to the Coolpix5000 it has a very similar design and maintains the Coolpix 5000's uniquewide angle zoom lens, although in the 5400 this has been extended to fourtimes...

Average resolution for a compact five megapixel, good color response ; Wide angle (28 mm equiv.) compact four times zoom lens ; Virtually noise free ISO 50 setting, noise kept under control at higher ISO ; Excellent Nikon Matrix metering ; Good Image...

Some lens distortion, although expected considering zoom range ; Corners of the image can occasionally appear soft ; Average auto focus speed ; Weird performance issues (shutter beep, record review off) ; Poor buffering, locks camera towards end of...

The Coolpix 5400 is a worthy successor to the 5000. It does away with many of the image quality complaints aimed at that camera, maintains the 28 mm wide angle zoom and adds a little more telephoto with the four times optical zoom lens. Features wise...

Jul, 2003

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Nikon Coolpix 5400 Review

 

The Nikon Coolpix 5400, announced at the end of May 2003, is the immediate successor to the Coolpix 5000 it has a very similar design and maintains the Coolpix 5000's unique wide angle zoom lens, although in the 5400 this has been extended to four...

Average resolution for a compact five megapixel, good color response Wide angle (28 mm equiv.) compact four times zoom lens Virtually noise free ISO 50 setting, noise kept under control at higher ISO Excellent Nikon Matrix metering Good Image...

Some lens distortion, although expected considering zoom range Corners of the image can occasionally appear soft Average auto focus speed Weird performance issues (shutter beep, record review off) Poor buffering, locks camera towards end of write...

Here's my rating of the Nikon Coolpix 5400: (5 megapixel prosumer)

Jul, 2003

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