A compact, lightweight digital still camera with 5.0 effective megapixels, the Coolpix 5000 was developed as the "flagship" model of the Coolpix lineup. It is a top-of-the-line model in the Nikon Coolpix series, which features superior image quality and ease of use. The camera's core users reach to advanced amateurs, digital enthusiasts, and semi-professional photographers who prefer the best compact digital still camera out in the current market, and cannot compromise other than the highest digital image quality. It is also used for enthusiastic photographers who enjoy the features of film cameras, as well as make use of the variety of accessories to broaden the shooting potential.Nikon's newly developed 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens delivers exceptional optical performance with three aspherical lens elements, and together with the 5.0 effective megapixels, ensures images of remarkable color, contrast and clarity. The compact and lightweight, body is made of magnesium alloy, which offers unparalleled portability and an ergonomic, easy-grip design for easy operation. Auto mode and 3 custom settings allow the photographer to choose an easy way of shooting good pictures, or to choose different settings manually, just the way the photographer likes it to be. "Film camera" features, such as 5-area multi-autofocus and various exposure metering settings are some of the features that will certainly satisfy the conventional film camera users. Features like the new Clear Image mode, Noise Reduction mode, saturation control and white balance bracketing aid in improving the quality of digital images. When shooting with slow shutter speeds and no flash, camera shake can result in soft focus. The solution for crisp images? Turn on Nikon exclusive Best Shot selector, press and hold the shutter button to take a series of pictures; the camera uses anti-jitter logic to pick the image that is in sharpest focus for you, deleting the rest. Multiple capture modes can be selected, including movies with audio. Coolpix 5000 also has a built-in speaker, therefore an instant confirmation playback of movies is possible. The new fully articulating LCD monitor gives total convenience in every shooting position. This digital camera also has an accessory shoe to connect to an external Speedlight.