Nikon Coolpix P500 digital camera
Coolpix P500
at a glance
3648 x 2736
36x optical zoom
3.0" LCD
EN-EL5 Li-ion
Nikon Coolpix P500 review summary
camera date Feb 11  
pixels / class 12.8M  compact digital camera
overall rating not rated overall camera rating  10 reviews
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Nikon Coolpix P500 specifications
lens / zoom  22.5mm - 810mm (36x) (dig: 4x)
focus / macro  auto | manual / 50cm / 1cm
metering mode  
aperture  auto | manual / F3.4 - F5.7
white balance  auto, presets, custom
shutter  auto / manual
flash / mode  pop-up
viewfinder  EVF
iso ratings  160, 200 - 3200 in 1EV steps
image size  4000x3000, 3264x2448, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 1024x768, 640x480 / [3:2] 3984x2656, / [16:9] 3968x2232, 1920x1080 / [1:1] 2992

[16:9] 3968x2232, 2992x2992, 1920x1080
image format  
image compr.  
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer
video options  with audio - 1080p
audio options  
connectivity  usb 2.0 HS; A/V
storage  102MB internal, SD, SDHC, SDXC
extra features  sensor shift image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix P500 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
23Aug11 Nikon Coolpix P500  review at digitalkamera (de)
10Aug11 Nikon Coolpix P500 review at Steves-digicams
21Jun11 Nikon Coolpix P500 review at DCResource
11May11 Nikon Coolpix P500 review at Quesabesde (es)
12Apr11 Nikon Coolpix P500 review at TrustedReviews
07Apr11 Nikon Coolpix P500 review at ePHOTOzine
04Apr11 Nikon Coolpix P500 review at Photoreview
Introductions, previews and other reviews
26May11 Nikon P500 review at Imaging-resource
01Apr11 Nikon Coolpix P500 video review at infoSync
09Feb11 Nikon P500 hands-on preview at Imaging-resource
News, guides, hints & tips
17Mar11 Nikon Coolpix P500 press summary
Forum discussions Nikon Talk Forum
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Nikon Coolpix P500 announcement clippings

A first for the COOLPIX line of digital cameras, the P500 features the EXPEED C2 dual image processor that greatly enhances performance, reduces noise and corrects distortion in both movies and still images. With a 36x zoom, the need for an exceptional image stabilization system is essential for capturing steady subjects at such long focal lengths.  For sharp photos and video, the COOLPIX P500 meets that need with its hybrid vibration reduction (VR) stabilization system comprised of both image-sensor shift VR and electronic VR.  To further combat the effects of camera shake, an additional zoom control has been added to the side of the lens barrel to increase stability while shooting photos and video while handheld.

Utilizing the high-speed continuous shooting performance (capture five images at full resolution in approximately one second) of the CMOS sensor, the COOLPIX P500 includes Backlighting scene mode with an in-camera high dynamic range (HDR) function, which merges images of the same scene at different exposures to achieve a single image with a broad range of tonal detail. For additional low-light performance, the Night Landscape mode combines a series of consecutive shots taken at a fast shutter speed into a single image with reduced noise when taking handheld shots in night scenes. Additionally, the advanced Night Portrait mode combines consecutive images of the background while the subject is captured using the flash to deliver beautiful night and indoor scenes.

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