As well as being compared against other digicams, the Nikon Coolpix 5000 is also often compared to travel zooms, pro digicams, compacts and mirrorless. The Nikon Coolpix 5000's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX280 HS and the PowerShot G7 X Mark II) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix 4300 and the Coolpix P5100)

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 5000 compared to other digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (110k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 12 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Nikon Coolpix 4300

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the 4300 (vs the 5000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 4300 (vs the 5000)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • No external flash support
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the 4300 and 5000

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Nikon Coolpix P5100

Nikon Coolpix P5100
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the P5100 (vs the 5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 12 MP vs 4.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the P5100 (vs the 5000)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the P5100 and 5000

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Support external flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
14 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the 5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 110k dots
  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the 5000)

  • No external flash support
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and 5000

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Tunnel

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 5000 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a marginally larger sensor (2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 20x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (110k dots vs 461k dots).

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
11 years newer
$232

Significant advantages of the SX280 HS (vs the 5000)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Compact (106×63×33 mm) vs Standard size (102×82×68 mm)
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX280 HS (vs the 5000)

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX280 HS and 5000

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 5000 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3") and has a much lower resolution screen (110k dots vs 1,040k dots).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
14 years newer
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the 5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 110k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the 5000)

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and 5000

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 5000 compared to compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 38 mm), has a slightly larger sensor (2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/3" 5.27x3.96mm), has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/3000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), is much larger (standard size (102×82×68 mm) vs compact (101×60×21 mm)), is older (september 2001 vs february 2006), is thicker (2.7" vs 0.8") and is much heavier (414 g vs 170 g).

Nikon Coolpix S6

Nikon Coolpix S6
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the S6 (vs the 5000)

  • Much smaller: Compact (101×60×21 mm) vs Standard size (102×82×68 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the S6 (vs the 5000)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Smaller sensor: 1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S6 and 5000

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix 3100

Nikon Coolpix 3100
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the 3100 (vs the 5000)

  • Much smaller: Compact (88×65×38 mm) vs Standard size (102×82×68 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.5" vs 2.7"
  • Much lighter: 215 g vs 414 g

Significant disadvantages of the 3100 (vs the 5000)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • Smaller sensor: 1/3" 5.27x3.96mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the 3100 and 5000

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 5000 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (110k dots vs 920k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 16 MP), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a slightly smaller sensor (2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs APS-C 23.4x15.6mm).

Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3
10 years newer
$449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the F3 (vs the 5000)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 110k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the F3 (vs the 5000)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the F3 and 5000

  • Light weight: 314 g vs 414 g
  • Each has a built-in flash