A compact alternative to the SLR, the Nikon Coolpix 500 is powered by an EXPEED C 2 dual image processor and comes with 12.1 Megapixel capabilities, giving you the ultimate SLR experience. With the longest zoom in the Coolpix series, this camera brings you the ultimate clicking experience with a 3 inch TFT LCD screen that has an anti-reflection coating and a resolution of 921,000 dot pixels.
Sensor and Optics
The camera comes with a 36x wide angle optical Zoom Nikkor ED glass lens that provides a digital zoom of 4x and optical zoom up to 36x. A 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor with an optical sensor resolution of 12.1 Megapixels brings to you clear, high speed imaging. It also has an in-built flash of range 8m with multiple flash modes and auto-focus with contrast detection technique. The Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter has a speed of 1\1500 sec-2 sec, delivering high-speed image capture with superior picture quality. It supports a video recording at 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) at 30 fps streaming high resolution video at breakneck speeds. The camera offers an aperture range of F3.4 - F5.7 giving you perfect images even in dimly lit situations.
Body and Design
At 494g, the Nikon P500 has dimensions of 115.5 x 83.7 x 102.5 mm and is a compact, high utility camera with an Electronic Viewfinder. With a 3 inch TFT LCD monitor, the display offers discernible picture quality. A robust body and strategically positioned buttons make photography that much easier. An elegant, black design with a sturdy exterior makes the camera a formidable option along with an attractive, visual appeal.
Storage and Connectivity
With an internal memory of 102 MB, the camera supports external memory cards such as SD, SDHC, SDXC. Equipped with a HDMI Mini connector, the camera offers easy connectivity to any source and USB 2.0 enables fast speed transfer and upload of pictures at the click of a mouse. A brilliant HD experience brought to you at a speed of 30 fps, the camera supports a 1920X2080 pixel resolution and is capable of recording 1h 20 min of video time in one charge. The camera supports various formats like MOV, JPEG-EXIF and mono/wav making it compatible with a variety of devices.
The camera comes with a rechargeable Lithium Ion EN-EL5 battery and is equipped with Image stabilization technique by using a combination of Image-sensor shift and Electronic VR. With contrast detection and a face-priority feature capable of simultaneously focusing on 12 faces, the camera is a versatile device capturing fast-action, dimly lit images in beautiful splendour. A Skin Softening feature that equalizes skin tone at three different levels and a macro shooting option for proximity of up to 0.4 inches make photography a liberating experience.