Coolpix 2500 review updated!|
(Wednesday, March 27, 2002 - 00:00 EST)
Dave examines a full-production level version of Nikon's cool-looking swivel digicam...
When I first reviewed Nikon's new Coolpix 2500, I was very impressed by its slick design and good looks. Now that I've had a chance to test a full production model, I'm impressed by the photos it shoots too. At wide angle, its images are a bit soft in the corners, likely the result of shoehorning the optics into the tiny swivel head, but the color rendition is excellent, and its photos generally very appealing.
Minor quibbles aside, the Coolpix 2500 produces excellent photos with great color, and presents a friendly, approachable user interface, all at a very affordable price relative to its capabilities. Overall, I think this is going to be a tremendously popular consumer camera this year, as it really breaks the mold for what a lot of people are expecting in a digital camera, and (I think) addresses a whole new market. (Non-geek photographers. ;-)
Check out the sample pictures page for it, or read the review for my updated conclusions!