User comments btil June 2003

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Guest

Both me and my son have a Coolpix 5700. Myself since july 2002, my son since 3 weeks.
In my son's camera, a bright purple “hot†pixel occours, always in the same location, in all the pictures he taken.
I did a test on my camera, and I found a hot pixel either, even if, in my case, because of its light grey colour, iti is possible to see it only in dark/white uniform test pictures.
Do you have any suggestion in controlling/modifying/fixing such a problem?
Thannks, Mauro.
 
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Guest

> As you've only just bought it, you could try taking your=20 son's camera back to the shop as faulty. > Have noticed the odd bright pixel on my (old) CoolPix 950. They tend to stay for a while then disppaear.=20 Perhaps related to temperature? (noticed it on summer pictures) > Your own camera you've probably kept too long. Presumably it can't be causing that much trouble or you'd have=20 spotted it earlier. Suggest manually fixing the odd image where=20 it shows in an image edit program. HTH Malcolm =20
 
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Guest

I just purchaced my camera. I was woundering if i can find some of the best settings for my camera. So that i can get the most from it.
 
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Guest

> I've had my Coolpix 5700 since Feb. Took me about a month or so to get the settings to suit my style of shooting. My advice would be to take lots pics and read through the manual, Change settings as you go and as you figure out what you like and don't. Most of all just have fun. It's a great camera. Jackie
 
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Guest

I bought my Nikon 5700 in October 2002. I have no many problems with it. It is realy great camera ... but... When I use the integrated speedlight, many of photos are overexposed. I have to passed a lot of menues to corect it before i can use camera. Does somebody know there is some ather way? I'd like to use manualy setings of exp., shuter and aperture, like with 35 mm cameras and speedlight, but I can't find a way to do it. Florijan
 
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Guest

> [Have you tried setting the flash so it only pops up when you push the = button? I rarely use the flash as the camera is very good at adjusting for low li= ght photos.

To get the diff. control settings you need to push the mode button and ro= tate the command dial. =

The letter at the bottom left side of the screen will change. A is for aperature priority, S is for shutter priority and M is for manua= l. After you change the setting you can rotate the command dial to change th= e aperature or shutter speed. The manual is very good at explaining all the features.

To help with exposure you can also change your ISO from auto and set it y= ourself. It took me a while to get the settings to match my shooting style. Basica= lly I would just take pictures and then if I didn't like something I would look to see if there was a se= tting I could adjust. Having the availibility of 4 diff. user settings is nice because you can = set up each one for diff. kinds of photos. I hope this has helped a bit. Have a great day!]
 
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Guest

Only had my 5700 a week but love it, couple of queries though. Is there a way to attach a UV filter to protect the lens in all modes, and can a slave be put on the hot shoe to use a metz flash
I would appreciate any advice.

Sharlene
 
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Guest

Thanks Florijan, this looks like exactly what I want.

Best Regards
Sharlene
 

jay

Member
Installed the trial version of Nikon Capture that came with the camera. Installed the software without camera connected. After reboot, plugged in camera and system recognized the unit. Started the Nikon Capture software and go to control but it does not recognize that a Coolpix E5700 camera is connected.

Check the Device Hardware listings and all are there.

Is Nikon Capture suppose to recognize the Coolpix? No literature seen to suggest it should not.

Computer details are, Intel P4 2.66 GHz, 120 GB HDD, 512 MB ram, USB 2.0, ASUS P4G8X
Motherboard
 
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mocnet

Jay ...
You’re using USB 2.0 and if you’re using XP it does sometimes have issues with seeing connected devices. Go to the manufacturer of the USB card for a driver download.
I had the exact same issue with a USB 2.0 DVD Burner and Belkin the USB manufacturer had a patch for XP and it works fine now...
Hope this helps
Shaun
 

jay

Member
Learned that Coolpix 5700 will NOT be recognized by Nikon Capture. Too bad this is not mentioned in Nikon's literature. Adobe has come out with a pretty nifty plug-in for Photoshop 7.0.1 that will now recognize Nikon's priority RAW (NEF) files.
 
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florijan

I bought the NIKON BP 5700 and 6 accu AA 2200 mAh, because the original Nikon EN-EL1 accu has no much capacity - but I am still no hapy. My Nikon doesn't work more than 1,5 hours with them !!! Does somebody know what the problem is in this case???
And another question: When the outside temperature is more then about 26 Celsium degrese, the zoom work with vibrations (litle jumping). Is it normal ?
 

bwalker009

New Member
I would Like to know what the best Compact Flash Card to use with the 5700 would be? ie 256 mb 40x compact flash by.....
 

lnbolch

Well-Known Member
brian

Nikon does not release the write speed of its cameras, however a Nikon tech was quoted saying that the CP5700 writes at about 12x. Faster cards will work fine, but be of no advantage. The file system limits size to 1GB.

Write Acceleration has not been implimented in any way.

larry!
 

frisbee

New Member
Last night I was taking pictures at dusk, using manual and aperture-priority settings. The pictures came out perfectly. I then took a picture of the sunset, with a car driving toward me. AFter that, all of the pictures of the sunset were drastically overexposed, almost as though it were mid-day. Since then, all of the exposures from automatic or priority settings have been completely over-exposed.

Any ideas?
 
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sisifo

This might be a silly suggestion but, maybe you accidentaly turned on the exposure compensation function. I don't know about this particular cameras, but some digital cameras have some functions associated together, so that if you activate one, your activating the other without knowing. Cheers!}
 
I have recently purchased a 5700,and have experienced extremely excellent results, but only following much experimentation, it takes patience.Unfortunately, this camera has problems with external flash, however I have found a way to overcome the dilemma, if you have a similar problem, I'll be pleased to discuss it with you.}}}
 
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florijan

My question on july 2003:

And another question: When the outside temperature is more then about 26 Celsium degrese, the zoom work with vibrations (litle jumping). Is it normal ?

I send the camera to the Nikon service . I got a new lens unit. For help to anybody with problem like this.
 
I have'nt ever encountered any serious problems with my 5700 camera that I haven't been able to overcome, just a little patience, however if it's a mechanical/electronic cause, I would suggest contacting Nikon on line, phone line.
Buono fortuna, Rollo
 
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