Nikon Coolpix 5600 Brief Review

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  • 5.1 megapixels (effective)
  • 3x optical zoom/4x digital zoom
  • auto focus only
  • program exposure only
  • JPEG format only
  • 2 AA batteries
  • movie mode with sound
  • Release Date: 2005-02-25
  • Final Grade: 0 0.0 Star Rating: Recommended

0.0 Star Rating: Recommended

Nikon Coolpix 5600
5.1 megapixels (effective); 3x optical zoom/4x digital zoom; auto focus only; program exposure only; JPEG format only; 2 AA batteries; movie mode with sound
By , Last updated on: 8/21/2014

One of two entry-level cameras from Nikon, the Nikon Coolpix 5600 offers point and shoot simplicity, 5-megapixel resolution, and an attractive price. With a 4-megapixel image sensor, and 16 different preset scene modes, the Nikon 5600 is designed for amateur photographers who want high resolution images and a camera that is designed to run on full auto. Unlike the Coolpix 4600, which has a movie mode without any sound, the 5600 offers audio with its movies.

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