Nikon P500 Review

 
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Nikon Coolpix P500
General
Model Number: P500 
Camera Format: EVF 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $399.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2011-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 17.6 oz (499 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 4.5 x 3.3 x 4.0 in.
(116 x 84 x 103 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
3984 x 2656 (10.6 MP, 3:2),
3968 x 2232 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 8.0
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 960x540, 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 30/15, 60/30, 30, 120/30, 240
Movie Audio: Yes 
CMOS Sensor (Megapixels): 12.75
CMOS Size (inches): 1/2.3" 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Effective Megapixels: 12.10 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 23 - 810 mm
Zoom Ratio: 36.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: No 
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Aperture Range: f/3.4 (wide) / f/5.7 (tele) - f/8 
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes 
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 0.24 in. TFT LCD, approx. 230,000 dot with diopter adjustment 
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 921,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: Yes 
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto (160 to 800), Fixed Range Auto (160 to 200, 160 to 400), High ISO Sensitivity Auto (ISO 160 to 1600) 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash, Preset Manual (Custom) 
Shutter Speed Range: 8 - 1/1500
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Matrix, Center weighted, Spot, Spot AF Area 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: 19 Scene modes including Advanced Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Party/Indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Panorama, Pet portrait; Easy Panorama Scene mode 
Self Timer: 2 , 10, Smile seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Flash off, Fill flash, Slow sync 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: [W]: 0.5 to 8.0 m (1 ft. 8 in. to 26 ft.) [T]: 2.2 to 4.5 m (7ft 3 in. to 14 ft.)  
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB): 102.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264/MPEG-4) 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: Mini HDMI with CEC 
Included Software: Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM  
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, MacOS-X 10.4.11+ 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL5 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL5 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 220
Notes & Features: Tilting Hi-res LCD, 5-way VR Image Stabilization, Dual EXPEED C2 processors, full PASM, 19 Scene modes, full 1080p HD movies, HS movies up to 120 fps, HDMI output, Easy Panorama Scene mode, Advanced Night Landscape mode, Night Portrait mode, Smile Timer, Face Priority AF, Blink Warning, Red-eye Fix, Skin Softening, Best Shot Selector. Available in black or red. 

 


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