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Nikon Coolpix 2500


General

Model Name:

Nikon Coolpix 2500 
Model Number: E2500 
Camera Format: Ultra Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price:  
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2002-03-31
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Plastic 
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 5.8 oz (165 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.5 x 2.3 x 1.2 in.
(114 x 60 x 32 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 1600x1200, 1280x960, 1024x768, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 2.00
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.7" 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: No 
Quality Levels: 3
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 37 - 111 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 5 Area Multi AF 
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: No 
Manual Focus Steps: n/a
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range: 2 - 10000 cm
0.7 - 4081.6 in
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture: f/8.0
Max Aperture: f/2.7
Aperture Range Description: f/2.7 - 4.8 (wide) / f/4.5 - 8.0 (tele) 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: None 
Display
Optical Viewfinder: No 
Optical VF Type: n/a
Optical VF Accuracy: n/a
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 1.5
LCD Resolution: 110,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: 100, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 1
White Balance Settings: Matrix Auto 
Manual White Balance: No 
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/3000 
Exp Adj Range:  
Exp Adj Step Size:  
Metering Modes: 256 segment matrix 
Spot Metering: No 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Self Timer: 10
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, On, Slow Sync 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters):  
Flash Range Description: 0.4 - 3.0 meters (1.3 - 9.8 feet) wide; 0.4 - 1.7 meters (1.3 - 5.6 feet) tele 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1 
Other Memory Types: None 
Memory Included (MB): 8.0
Uncompressed Format: None 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: QuickTime .MOV 
Connectivity
Video Out: No 
Video Mode Switchable: n/a 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a 
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: Nikon View 5 
OS Compatibility: Windows98, Me, 2000 Pro, XP / MacOS 9.0-9.2, 10.1+ 
Performance Timing
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record:  
Record -> Play (max res):  
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus:  
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res:  
Cycle Time Min Res:  
Buffer Frames, Max Res:  
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 15.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 15.00
Download speed, KB/second:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL2 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion 
Batteries Included: EN-EL2 Lithium Ion
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features: Available in the US and Japan from March 2002, then Europe and the rest of Asia from April 2002. Complies with USB Mass Storage Class for driverless operation on recent operating systems. Complies with Epson's PRINT Image Matching color management technology. "Internal swivel lens" design allows lens protection when closed, faster startup/battery savings due to non-extending lens. Lens swivel is manual through a total of 230?, allows lens and LCD to point the same direction for taking pictures of yourself. Lens has 7 elements in 6 groups. Transfer button offers one-touch USB image upload. Quick-review button shows photos without switching mode. Continuous shooting mode captures "several consecutive full-sized images in just seconds". Scene modes include Portrait, Party/Indoor, Night Portrait, Beach/Snow, Landscape, Sunset, Night Landscape, Museum, Fireworks Show, Close Up, Copy, Back Light. "Small Picture" function creates email/web-ready images. Best Shot Selector function captures up to 10 images, selects image with most contrast as being the sharpest and discards the rest. Automatic noise reduction on longer shutter speeds. "Manual" mode allows control of White Balance, Capture Mode, Best-Shot Selector, Exposure Compensation, Noise Reduction, and Image Sharpening. Has both single and continuous-shot modes. Can capture 16 thumbnail images ine one "multi-shot 16". Claimed battery life of 80 minutes with LCD on at 20?C (68?F). Comes bundled with rechargeable EN-EL2 battery and MH-60 charger, CompactFlash Card, strap, USB cable and Nikon View 5 software. Optional LCD Hood HL-E2500, Camera Case CS-2500 and AC Adapter Kit EH-60 also available. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

 

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