Nikon Coolpix 5400 Brief Review

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  • 5.1 megapixels (effective)
  • 4x optical zoom/4x digital zoom
  • auto and manual focus
  • program and manual exposure
  • JPEG and TIFF file format
  • ISO range 50 - 400
  • Proprietary Lithium-Ion battery
  • movie mode with sound
  • Release Date: 2003-06-19
  • Final Grade: 0 0.0 Star Rating: Recommended

0.0 Star Rating: Recommended

Nikon Coolpix 5400
5.1 megapixels (effective); 4x optical zoom/4x digital zoom; auto and manual focus; program and manual exposure; JPEG and TIFF file format; ISO range 50 - 400; Proprietary Lithium-Ion battery; movie mode with sound
By , Last updated on: 8/21/2014

The versatile Nikon Coolpix 5400 brings a wide-angle lens to the popular 5-megapixel advanced camera category. While the 5400's feature set is similar to the Canon G5 and other advanced cameras, its wide-angle lens (the 35mm film equivalent of 28-116mm) sets it apart from the crowd. This wider field of view will likely appeal to landscape photographers and those who shoot in confined areas.

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