A compact, lightweight digital still camera with 5.0 effective megapixels, the COOLPIX 5700 was developed to join the COOLPIX 5000 at the top of the Nikon COOLPIX digital still camera lineup, renowned for superior image quality and ease of use. The wide range of users the COOLPIX 5700 is expected to attract includes advanced amateurs, digital enthusiasts, and semi-professional photographers who demand high performance in every aspect of photography, as well as an air of sophistication. The compact, lightweight body is made of magnesium (Mg) alloy, which offers unparalleled portability. The camera's ergonomic, easy-grip design ensures secure handling and comfortable operation. The Vari-angle LCD monitor and the EVF (Electronic ViewFinder) with its great frame coverage combine to offer total convenience in every shooting position. And both deliver your images almost immediately. Features such as 5-area Multi Autofocus and various exposure metering settings, extremely popular in film-type cameras, will certainly satisfy conventional camera users.The COOLPIX 5700 incorporates an auto pop-up Speedlight, and also features an accessory shoe, which enables the attachment of an external Speedlight when more lighting is necessary. Multiple capture modes can be selected, including an all-new RAW image (NEF format) recording mode for untouched image quality, and movies with audio for up to 60 seconds. The COOLPIX 5700 also has a built-in speaker, making instant confirmation playback of movies possible. Features like the Noise Reduction Mode, Saturation Control and White Balance Bracketing will also help improving image quality. The COOLPIX 5700 is compatible with a broad range of quality accessories. With so many advanced features and accessories, the COOLPIX 5700 is sure to help you realize your digital dreams.