Nikon COOLPIX P500 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Black
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Nikon COOLPIX P500 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Black

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  • Optical Zoom: 36x
  • Type: Point & Shoot
  • Megapixels: 12.1 MP
  • Digital Zoom: 4x
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Nikon COOLPIX P500 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Black

You'll never miss a shot with this versatile camera because it starts right up, has a quick autofocus, and shoots five shots in approximately one second - at full resolution. Plus, multiple continuous modes allow for a variety of high speed shooting options up to a blazing 120 frames per second (reduced resolution). When a single picture just isn't enough, the versatile Coolpix P500 features a one-touch record button that lets you shoot Full HD (1080p) movies at 30fps while recording audio with a built-in stereo microphone. It's great for sporting events because it will record high speed activity in slow motion, catching action missed by the human eye. The Coolpix P500 also has an HDMI-CEC output for simple playback on your HDTV or computer - so now it's as easy to watch your own movies as it is to shoot them.

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Nikon Coolpix P500: Can this be the best camera to leave home with?

byyycenvy Jul 31, 2013
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Pros Compact, light, powerful, easy to use.
Cons LCD screen doesn't fold 90 degrees.
Recommended it? Yes

I love how the Nikon Coolpix P500 camera shoots panoramic pictures. Simply set it on 'Scene', pick 'Easy', press the shutter button then pan the camera across the land until the camera tells you to stop. On screen is a yellow bar that appears when you press the shutter button down. As you pan... Read full review »


Good but sometimes faulty . Overall, a good buy.

bymkay4 Feb 13, 2013
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great zoom, HD and High Speed Video, good pop-up flash, HD LCD screen (very nice)
Cons stabilizing issues, photos disappearing, a little pricey
Recommended it? Yes

I bought this camera to have a camera that would be both a point and shoot and manual camera. This camera has great video and zoom. It does however have some stabilizing problems when zoomed up very close. I've also had issues with images showing up black on the camera display. Overall I like the... Read full review »


Great Intro to Photography

byxobexxie Nov 12, 2012
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros -if using as point and shoot, too expensive<br>-some stabilization problems with...
Cons -Great HD and HS video<br>-angled LCD screen<br>-Amazing zoom
Recommended it? Yes

For about a year or so I had been wanting a camera that I could start to play with to test out settings for more artistic photos. I had grown tired of just having a simple point and shoot and felt that it was time to graduate to the next step up. My previous camera, mainly just a point and shoot,... Read full review »

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Nikon COOLPIX P500 12.1 Megapixel Bridge Compact Digital Camera with 36x Optical Zoom, 3 LCD, MPEG-4, HDMI, Black

Zoom your world with the high-powered, mind-blowing closeness of the new P500. The 36x optical zoom breaks boundaries with incredible power to shoot closer and wider than ever before.36x Optical ZoomEasy PanoramaContinuou s Shooting

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Product Details and Features


Shooting Programs Dawn/dusk
White Balance Auto • Manual
Continuous Shooting Speed 8 frames per second

Other Features

Shooting Modes Frame Movie Mode
Additional Features Motion Detection • Blink Detection • Exif Print Support • HDMI • With Tripod Mount • Not Interchangeable Lenses • DPOF Support • USB 2.0 Compatibility • Audio Recording • Cropping An Image • Automatic Face Tracking • Direct Print • D-Lighting Technology • 1080p Full HD Movie Recording • Digital Image Stabilization • PictBridge Support • Red eye Fix
Face Detection Yes

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature 40 °C
Min Operating Temperature 0 °C


Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080

File Format

Digital Video Format HD (High Definition) • AVCHD


Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific


Connector Types 1 x HDMI output
Expansion Slot 1 x SD Memory Card
HDMI Output Yes


Microphone Type Microphone - built-in - stereo
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo


Screen Details LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color
Display Rotation Folding
Screen Size 3"
Display Type LCD


Depth 1.61 in.
Width 4.6 in.
Height 3.3 in.
Weight 17.44 Oz.


Viewfinder Diagonal Size 0.24"
Viewfinder Type LCD

Memory / Storage

Integrated Memory size 102 MB

Camera Flash

Flash Type Pop-up Flash


Exposure Metering Center-Weighted • Multi-Segment • Spot
Max Shutter Speed 1/1500 sec
Min Shutter Speed 2 sec
Exposure compensation ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Light Sensitivity ISO auto (160-800)
Light Sensitivity Max 3200
Exposure Modes Automatic • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Program • Aperture-Priority

Lens System

Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 22.5 - 810mm
Macro Focus Range 1cm
Focus Adjustment Automatic

Optical Sensor

Sensor Size 1/2.3"

Key Features

Optical Zoom 36x
Type Point & Shoot
Megapixels 12.1 MP
Digital Zoom 4x

Product Identifiers

Model P500
Brand Nikon

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