Nikon Coolpix P50 Review

Review Date: December 17th 2007
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

Conclusion


Ratings (out of 5)
Design
4
Features
4
Ease-of-Use
4
Image Quality
3.5
Value for Money
5

We had the black-bodied Nikon Coolpix P50 in for testing, which undoubtedly disguises the fact that it's not the skinniest compact around and the fact that construction is plastic in the main I doubt the alternate silver version will look or feel quite as sterling (arf!). This all helps the Coolpix P50 to resemble a camera that costs more than it actually does so first impressions are good, and as we all know, first impressions stick. You can't expect miracles at this price, and sure enough the P50 doesn't deliver them. But it does provide a fair smattering of colour and detail given its 8 megapixel resolution, better handling of tricky exposures than expected, and boasts the advantage of that wide angle lens and broader than average (for a compact) focal range. Pity about the lack of true VR and occasional sluggishness, but if you're looking for an inexpensive snapper that marries ease of use to reliability under most conditions, then the Nikon Coolpix P50 ticks a fair proportion of the right boxes. Plus a little hunting around on the internet is also bound to provide an even more appetizing deal for those without deep pockets.

Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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