Nikon Coolpix P500 review Ilse Jurriën : June 1st 2011 - 11:10 CET
Nikon Coolpix P500 test photos : At the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show, held in Japan at the beginning of this year, Nikon introduced nine new digital cameras, including the Nikon Coolpix P500. The 12.1 megapixel Nikon Coolpix P500 belongs to the Performance series, which is Nikon´s most extensive series of digital compact cameras. The Nikon Coolpix P500 megazoom camera has a zoom range of a mere 22.5mm ultra wide-angle to 810mm super-tele. With the 36x super-zoom function, a subject can easily be shot at a close range, which is ideal for sport or nature photography. The Nikon Coolpix P500 digital camera became available last month for a suggested retail price of 429 EUR.
Nikon Coolpix P500 review
Next to the super-zoom function, the Nikon Coolpix P500 digital camera is equipped with a tilting LCD screen. The 3" screen can be tilted 90˚ upwards and 82˚ downwards. Full HD videos are effortlessly displayed on the high resolution screen. Slow motion and speed up video recordings can be shot with the new Nikon Coolpix P500 megazoom camera. Another handy feature is that a photo can be shot at any moment while shooting video. Also nice is taking panorama photos, in 180˚ as well as 360˚. The Nikon Coolpix P500 is an easy to use digital camera with many advanced camera functions.
Nikon Coolpix P500 digital camera
The new Nikon Coolpix P500 digital camera is equipped with a 12.1 megapixel CMOS image sensor with back lighting. This increases the amount of light that shines on each pixel, which improves sensitivity and decreases noise. This makes it possible to shoot photographs under any type of lighting conditions with the Nikon Coolpix P500. Even blurry photos are a thing of the past with the Nikon Coolpix P500, thanks to seven functions that automatically prevent blurry photographs, such as Hybrid VR (advanced vibration reduction) and the Best Shot Selector (which automatically selects the best shot out of 10 consecutive shots). Nice pictures can be made with the Nikon Coolpix P500 camera even at night, thanks to Night portrait and Night landscape.
Nikon Coolpix P500 test photos
The Nikon Coolpix P500 test photos were taken with a full production camera. This means that this Nikon Coolpix P500 is the same as the digital camera that is available in retail stores. The Nikon P500 camera will soon be fully tested on technical aspects in our DIWA test lab under laboratory conditions. The Nikon Coolpix P500 test photos in this article were shot in Madurodam miniature world in the Hague. The original Nikon Coolpix P500 photos can be downloaded via the links found underneath the pictures.