Nikon Coolpix P500 Review

April 4, 2011 | Mark Goldstein | |


*1 Based on CIPA industry standard for measuring life of camera batteries. Measured at 23°C; zoom adjusted with each shot,
built-in flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to Normal.
*2 Not compatible with Multi Media Cards (MMC).
*3 Setting is available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.
*4 Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.
*5 In case of using four AA Energizer(r) Ultimate Lithium batteries.
*6 In case of using two AA Energizer(r) Ultimate Lithium batteries.

Effective pixels 12.1 million pixels
Image sensor Type: 1/2.3-in. type CMOS with active cell array; Color filter array: RGB filter; Total pixels:Approx. 12.75 million pixels; Recording pixels: Approx. 12.00 million pixels (4000 x 3000)
Lens Optical 36x zoom, NIKKOR lens; Focal length: 4.0-144mm (35mm [135] format equivalent to 22.5-810 mm); Aperture: f/3.4-5.7; Lens construction: 14 elements in 9 groups (one ED glass element)
Focus range (from lens) Normal shooting: approx. 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to infinity (at wide angle setting), approx. 2.2 m (7 ft. 3 in.) to infinity (at telephoto setting); Macro close-up mode: approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) to infinity (at closest focus distance), approx. 2.2 m (7 ft. 3 in.) to infinity (at telephoto setting)
Monitor Size: 7.5 cm (3-in.); Number of dots: Approx. 921k-dot; Type: TFT LCD monitor; (Acrylic) cover: Protective acrylic panel with anti-reflection coating on both sides and HD coating (no air-gapless structure)
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 102 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card *2
Vibration Reduction (VR) Image-sensor shift type + electronic type (still image); Other blur-reduction functions: Motion Detection (conventional type), BSS (Best Shot Selector)
ISO sensitivity ISO 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200*3 (4000 x 3000) , Auto (ISO 160 to 800), Fixed range auto (ISO 160 to 400)
Interface Hi-Speed USB/PictBridge
Power Sources Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (1100 mAh), AC Adapter EH-62A (option)
Battery life *1 Approx. 220 shots (EN-EL5)
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 115.5 x 83.7 x 102.5 mm/4.6 x 3.3 x 4.1 in. (excluding projections) *4
Weight Approx. 494 g (1 lb. 1.5 oz) (including battery and SD memory card) *4
Movie HD 1080p: 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), HD 720p: 1280 x 720 (30 fps), iFrame 540: 960 x 540 (30 fps), VGA: 640 x 480 (30 fps); HS movie: (15/60/120/240 fps; no sound)
Supplied accessories Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5, Charging AC Adapter EH-69, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, Camera Strap AN-CP21, Lens Cap LC-CP23 and ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
Optional accessories Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5, Charging AC Adapter EH-69, Battery Charger MH-61, AC Adapter EH-62A, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16 and Lens Cap LC-CP23

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