Ilse Jurriën : February 9th 2011 - 06:00 CET
Nikon Coolpix P500
Nikon Coolpix P500 digital camera : Nikon Europe strengthens its Coolpix Performance range with the new Nikon Coolpix P500 that raises the bar for high functionality in a compact body. The Nikon Coolpix P500 replaces the highly-acclaimed P100 advanced bridge camera, and packs in an even more impressive zoom range. To ensure sharp shooting in any situation, the Nikon P500 camera features a highly sensitive back illuminated CMOS image sensor, so that even in low light or extremely bright conditions, shots are recreated exactly as you experienced them. The Nikon Coolpix P500 will be available in black. Price and availability to be announced. |
Nikon Coolpix P500 camera
Sander van Velzen, Product Manager for Consumer Products at Nikon Europe comments: "The Nikon Coolpix P500 has a versatility that fans of its predecessor will recognize, but offers an even bigger range, with 36x zoom from 22.5mm ultra wide-angle to 810mm super-telephoto coverage."
Nikon P500 LCD monitor
A superb performer with incredible range, the compact Nikon Coolpix P500 boasts an astounding 36x zoom, a tiltable high resolution 921K dot LCD monitor and Full (1080p) HD movie recording. Whether capturing a sweeping vista or getting up close to wildlife, the camera’s ultra 22.5mm wide-angle to 810mm super-telephoto coverage will make sure you get the shot you want.
Nikon Coolpix P500 camera lens
Perfect for capturing distant objects and bringing them closer, such as in sports or wildlife photography, the 36x superzoom lens of the Nikon Coolpix P500 offers impressive capabilities. A unique side control lever also enables smooth, steady zooming throughout the long zoom range when shooting photos or movies.
Nikon P500 anti-blur technology
Anti-blur technology within the camera counters blurred images in seven key ways:
• Hybrid VR (Sensor-shift and Electronic Vibration Reduction) reduces the effect of camera shake and can be set simultaneously for additional protection
• High ISO (up to 3200) light sensitivity reduces the risk of blurred images with fast-moving subjects or in low-light
• Motion detection compensates for camera and subject movement
• Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically selects the sharpest of up to 10 sequential shots
• Night Portrait Mode combines images with varying exposure to counter blur
• Night Landscape mode lets you shoot sharp images at low ISO
• HDR backlight mode offers impressive tonal detail in any situation
Nikon Coolpix P500 film in Full HD
When filming in Full (1080p) HD with stereo sound, not only are the optical zoom and autofocus functions available, but you can also capture a photo at any time. Giving even more options, the Nikon Coolpix P500 can film in slow or fast motion using recording speeds of up to 240fps (QVGA). What’s more, a built-in HDMI connector with HDMI-CEC support enables you to link the Nikon P500 directly to an HD-enabled TV, and view your photos and films with family and friends.
Nikon Coolpix P500 tilting LCD
The tiltable LCD monitor of the Nikon Coolpix P500 will help you discover your creative side, making it easy to take shots from above or below and immortalize scenes that are just are you remember them. Advanced exposure modes also allow control over key settings and a dedicated continuous shooting button allows quick switching from single-frame to continuous shooting.
Nikon Coolpix P500 ViewNX 2 software
Nikon ViewNX 2 is an all-in-one software package that enables users to quickly and easily import, browse, edit and share still images and movies. Building upon the highly successful ViewNX software, ViewNX 2 is a user-friendly software suite that offers a huge range of features, going well beyond those supplied as part of a PC’s operating system. Newly-incorporated advanced movie-editing functions have been taken directly from Nikon’s award-winning DSLR range, enabling users to create stunning movie footage. Nikon ViewNX 2 is included with the Nikon Coolpix P500 and is also available as a free download.
Nikon Coolpix P500 EXPEED C2
The original EXPEED image processing system incorporated all of the accumulated expertise and technologies developed throughout Nikon’s long history. Now, the latest evolution of Nikon’s renowned system, EXPEED C2, expands the possibilities of photography even further, with enhanced movie recording, high-sensitivity performance and maximum image quality. Nikon EXPEED C2 maximizes sensor performance for clear, life-like images that exhibit vivid colors, reduced noise and smooth tonal gradations for outstanding photos and movies.
Nikon Coolpix P500 my Picturetown
You can now back-up your images safely and securely using my Picturetown, the free online digital photo storage and sharing service brought to you by Nikon. Easily share photo memories with friends and organise precious memories into online collections. With the Nikon Coolpix P500 you get 2GB of space free to use for storing thousands of memories and you can upgrade your membership to Gold Account at any time if you need to store more pictures.
Nikon Coolpix P500 review
The Nikon Coolpix P500 will be available in black. As soon as we receive a Nikon Coolpix P500 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Nikon Coolpix P500 review.