Nikon Coolpix P50 Review

December 18, 2007 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 11 Comments |

Nikon P50With the PMA photography trade show just around the corner and aggressive Christmas competition driving down prices, it’s surprising what kind of camera you can buy for less than £150 / $300. Take the Nikon Coolpix P50 for example - 8 megapixels, 28-102mm wide-angle lens, vibration reduction, ISO 2000 and face detection is an impressive feature set for this price-point. We reviewed the Nikon P50’s more expensive brother, the P5100, a couple of months ago, and while it promised a lot on paper, it failed to really wow us. Can the Coolpix P50 avoid a similar fate? Gavin Stoker found out.

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#1 Sanibel Wedding Photography">Michael Grosser

Nikon is still kind of weak in the point-and-shoot department. I'd really like them to catch up to Canon, since I prefer Nikons SLRs and would like to have all of my gear come from one manufacturer.

6:32 pm - Tuesday, December 18, 2007

#2 Ugo Magri

Maximum shutter speed is 8 seconds (not 4) in Manual mode. Fairly good for night shots.

11:17 am - Thursday, December 20, 2007

#3 John Harris BC Canada

Its a good deal but the camera does not have a movie editor, ... which can be a drawback sometimes when you are travelling and need to edit clips so to retain space on the memory card.

5:37 am - Sunday, December 30, 2007

#4 Mike

"economical wide angle"

Don't forget the Nikon P50...you are right James for the money, superior. I will look at P50 and TZ3 together to decide my needs.

4:09 pm - Wednesday, January 16, 2008

#5 Gordy

Great to have manual control, a pretty good wide-angle lens with really decent IQ, (some sort of) VR, a capable sensor that can keep highlights and noise under reasonable control...Now all for under £130.
It probably sits between the Canon A570is and A720is in the comparison stakes - The Nikon scores if you want a 28mm wide - if you want a longer tele go for one of the Canons.

11:50 pm - Monday, January 28, 2008

#6 2b2b2b@gmail.com

what about any underwater casing?

2:57 pm - Sunday, March 9, 2008

#7 ????? ????

nikon rules! my ol' faithful 5700 still give a good punch.

8:10 am - Sunday, April 6, 2008

#8 michael przewrocki

turning off lcd-screen IS possible.
pls correct. its the button left of viewfinder. also to set the grid.
lacking original printed manual and limited index didnt help... but nikon will resend us.
testing the camera the first conclusions is: SUPERBE. i will use it for panoramas.
i will add my wishes in dpreview.

2:50 pm - Saturday, April 19, 2008

#9 phil webb

now @ asda for.....£45!!!!!!

11:44 am - Tuesday, February 10, 2009

#10 Gordy

Thank you Phil Webb!

I lost my original P50 a few months ago, been having a look around for another cam, saw your post and bought it from Asda online - crazy not to at that price!

11:28 pm - Thursday, February 12, 2009

#11 r4 dsi

This is a good camera for the price. It is simple to use and takes clear, crisp pictures. Also, the battery life is good. And the price makes it affordable to take good pictures.

5:50 am - Monday, December 14, 2009