The Nikon Coolpix P5000 is mostly gets compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs, compacts and super zooms. The Nikon Coolpix P5000's top rivals come from Casio (such as the EX-ZS20) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G5)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P5000 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (2.5" vs 1.8"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (february 2007 vs june 2003) and is slightly lighter (240 g vs 490 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.7 vs f/2), has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 28 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS and slightly shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Canon PowerShot G5

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3 years older
$899

Significant advantages of the G5 (vs the P5000)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.7

Significant disadvantages of the G5 (vs the P5000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.5"
  • Lower true resolution: 5 MP vs 10 MP

common strengths of the G5 and P5000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Nikon Coolpix P6000

Nikon Coolpix P6000
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the P6000 (vs the P5000)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P6000 (vs the P5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the P6000 and P5000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P5000 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (mid size (98×65×41 mm) vs professional size (127×104×80 mm)), is thinner (1.6" vs 3.1") and is significantly lighter (240 g vs 590 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), takes much lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 14.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has much more startup delay (1800 ms vs 400 ms).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
3 years newer
$329 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the P5000)

  • Much higher true resolution: 14.2 MP vs 10 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the P5000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Mid size (98×65×41 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the D3100 and P5000

  • None found

Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000
2 years newer
$306 (body only)
$731 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5000 (vs the P5000)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 10 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the D5000 (vs the P5000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (127×104×80 mm) vs Mid size (98×65×41 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the D5000 and P5000

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P5000 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.7 vs f/3.5), has image stabilization (lens vs none), has a significantly longer battery life (250 shots vs 180 shots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 26 mm), is significantly larger (mid size (98×65×41 mm) vs super compact (95×56×20 mm)), is older (february 2007 vs february 2012), is thicker (1.6" vs 0.8") and is significantly heavier (240 g vs 145 g).

Casio EX-ZS20

Casio EX-ZS20
5 years newer
$644

Significant advantages of the EX-ZS20 (vs the P5000)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Mid size (98×65×41 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.6"

Significant disadvantages of the EX-ZS20 (vs the P5000)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.7
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 250 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the EX-ZS20 and P5000

  • Each has a built-in flash

Kodak EasyShare C663

Kodak EasyShare C663
1 year older

Significant advantages of the C663 (vs the P5000)

  • Smaller: Compact (85×65×36 mm) vs Mid size (98×65×41 mm)
  • Thinner: 1.4" vs 1.6"

Significant disadvantages of the C663 (vs the P5000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No external flash support
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the C663 and P5000

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.7
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P5000 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (mid size (98×65×41 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), is thinner (1.6" vs 5.4"), is significantly lighter (240 g vs 899 g) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (3.5x vs 83.3x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (2,000 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
8 years newer
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the P5000)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly more zoom: 83.3x vs 3.5x

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the P5000)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Mid size (98×65×41 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5.4" vs 1.6"
  • Much heavier: 899 g vs 240 g

common strengths of the P900 and P5000

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ48 (vs the P5000)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 36 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much longer battery life: 400 shots vs 250 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ48 (vs the P5000)

  • No external flash support
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ48 and P5000

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm) vs Mid size (98×65×41 mm)
  • Light weight: 498 g vs 240 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.6"