Nikon Coolpix 5600 Digital Camera

Posted on January 6, 2006 in ClimbingKilimanjaroEquipmentSport

Nikon Coolpix 5600 Digital CameraThis is the camera I recently purchased at Jessops which I am intending to take on Kilimanjaro with me. I needed to take a camera that uses AA batteries as all my other devices like GPS and Head Torch do and I only really want to take one type of battery up with me.

Manufacturer’s description of the Nikon Coolpix 5600 Digital Camera is as follows: -

Whether you are an experienced or first-time digital camera user, you will enjoy COOLPIX 5600 as it is so easy to use. Packed with loads of versatile features designed to make it easier than ever before to take great quality images anytime and anywhere.

The unique Nikon innovative D-Lighting function adds light and detail to dark areas on your picture. It works in the playback menu after a picture is taken. Ideal to brighten dark or backlit subjects. It works instantly and it’s pc free.

Red-eyes appear often in the night portrait photos and can ruin your picture. Now your COOLPIX camera has a solution, after activating the feature, camera detects, and then corrects most common red-eye photos. It’s fast, and it’s pc free.

Packed in a compact and lightweight body, the Nikkor 3x optical zoom lens gives you the possibility to zoom in and still see the clear and crisp detail of your subject.

Try out 16 pre-programmed scene modes such as beach/snow, night portrait or museum. Find out how easy it is to use your COOLPIX even in a museum where flash photography is prohibited.

Product Features

  • Compact size and lightweight body
  • High image quality with 5.1 Effective Megapixels
  • 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens
  • “D-Lighting” provides a powerful in-camera solution to repair and rescure underexposed images without the need of using PC
  • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix detects and removes the red-eyes instantly and automatically
  • 16 pre-programmed Scene Modes (4 with Scene Assistance)
  • “Help” button provides straight-forward explanations of each menu function
  • Long battery life
  • Compatible with a wide range of rechargeable and disposable batteries
  • 5 Colour Options

Most of my friends know that I have Japanese tendencies when it comes to taking photographs and on Kilimanjaro I intend to be even worse since it’s the trip of a lifetime. I’ll let you know how the camera does. As a backup I’ll be taking a disposable just in case the digital doesn’t survive the extreme temperatures and conditions on the mountain. I also have an underwater analog camera which I was given at Christmas and hope to use when snorkelling on Zanzibar after the climb.

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