The Nikon Coolpix P5000 introduces some much needed competition into the 10-megapixel point-and-shoot arena. The camera this most resembles is the Canon A640, an extremely popular 10MP mainstream camera that has, until now, been relatively unchallenged. The P5000 charges at it head on, and brings with it some key differentiating features that just might sway consumers there way. For one, the lens-shift vibration reduction offers a level of image stabilization not present in the A640, and the high-reaching ISO levels (note: 3200 only possible at 5MP), give it some versatility when it comes to taking action or low-light shots. The P5000 is surely going to make things interesting, and provides consumers with another choice for a superlative, fully-loaded everyday digital camera.