'A simple feature set and basic shooting options will serve casual snapshooters'
'it comes at a much cheaper $349 retail price.'
'LCD and built-in WiFi capability'
'The S5's LCD screen is so shiny that in basically any type of (daytime) outdoor lighting it behaves like a mirror, making it almost useless for framing and composition -- and that is a major fault since there's no optical viewfinder'
'Nikon exclusive BSS (Best Shot Selector) selects and saves the best of a series of several shots.'
'Looks a bit dull.'
'Although the Nikon Coolpix 5900's menus are easy to understand, frequent trips to the system can be annoying because the choices take up multiple pages (the Shooting and Setup menus run three pages each with 14 and 15 options, respectively), and there are no shortcuts to access the option you need.'
'Just a cursory glance at this camera suggests there's a lot of technology that's been plundered from Nikon's current flagship compact, the Coolpix 5700.'
'Clunky, sluggish interface No AF illuminator, poor low light focusing Does not fully support Nikon Speedlites Small LCD No RAW mode yet (most of competition has it) Flimsy plastic door over CF slot No live histogram in record mode'
'Although this was slightly evident in the macro shot, Nikon still blows the competition away, capturing a tiny area of 24 x 18mm – extreme detail is clearly visible in the photo.'
'In contrast to the overall build quality of the camera, the door covering the Type II CompactFlash slot (which also handles IBM Microdrives) feels very flimsy.'