The Nikon Coolpix 5600 packs a few cool features into a very traditional silver structure. Nikon advertises the cameraâ€™s D-Lighting, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, and Scene Assistance functions as effortless alternatives to improve image quality. These functions do work to a degree and will help salvage some improper exposures; however, many of these flaws stem from the cameraâ€™s limitations that would not arise on other similarly priced models. To make the camera a more attractive alternative, Nikon is now offering the 5600 at a reduced price of $249.95 with printer rebates on Nikon website. This does add to the appeal, but the potential audience is extremely narrow. The Coolpix 5600 will grant consumers a 5.1 effective megapixel 1/2.5-inch CCD, with a 3x optical zoom lens and 1.8-inch LCD screen but lacks resolution on the LCD screen and any semblance of user control. It seems as though the majority of the 5600â€™s automatic in-camera image corrections are designed to cover up the cameraâ€™s flaws rather than correct problems that arise from difficult shooting situations. The Coolpix 5600â€™s primary marketing campaign revolves around these automatic adjustments but the $249.99 price tag is directly correlated with the 5 megapixels of resolution available. This seems to be a bit of a contradiction, as most completely hands-off, near anti-photographers drawn to the camera would not print their snapshots larger than 8×10 and surely will not be doing much cropping and editing after the fact. Therefore, the 5600 will serve a specific type of user; however, for that demographic, there are stronger values out there.