Nikon Coolpix P500

  • Nikon Coolpix P500
76
Based on 36 scores, 53 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    18
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    6

Pros:

  • Good automated and manual controls, 36X zoom with 22.5mm wideangle, Highspeed movie and burst modes, Very good image quality, Very good image quality
  • Superb handling, excellent build quality, impressive images on occasion
  • Impressive zoom range, from 22.5 to 810mm equivalent, Two zoom controls for more user choice, Small, light, attractive body, Improved grip, Backside illuminated sensor, 1080p movie mode with optical zoom, Stereo audio recording for videos, AF-assist la...

Cons:

  • No RAW shooting, Stabilization struggles at full telephoto, Stabilization struggles at full telephoto, Slightly soft images
  • Sensor-shift stabilization not as good as OIS, Battery only rated for 220 shots, Awkward placement for burst key, Uses AC adaptor charging

Expert reviews and ratings

By Photo Answers on 80

The P500 is Nikon’s latest bridge camera, taking the place of last year’s P100. Although the newcomer doesn’t fall far from the tree in terms of...

By PCWorld India on 87

The 36X-optical-zoom Nikon Coolpix P500 is a versatile, speedy camera with features that address the needs of photo enthusiasts and snapshooters....

By Shutterbug on

The 12.1-megapixel Nikon COOLPIX P500 ($399.95, MSRP) is an integral lens camera with an incredible zoom range of 36x—that’s optical, not digital zoom and it gives you the equivalent angle of view of a wide-angle 22.5mm to a super tele of...

By Photography Bay on

The Nikon P500 is a worthy successor to the P100. While it is lacking some features that I think would push it over the top (e.g. RAW image capture, HD slow motion, etc.), it still has a lot to offer. All in all, the P500 is a solid performer as a...

By TechRadar on 60

As digital SLRs have become more accessible and less expensive, bridge cameras have had to change so they now have larger zoom ranges and more compact bodies than their predecessors.Nikon's Coolpix P500 sits in the middle of their...

By DigitalCameraInfo on

So the Coolpix P500 performed horribly in our color accuracy test, especially for a Nikon. But here’s the thing: during our time with the camera, the images produced were actually very attractive. If you’d handed us sample photos from this...

By Steves Digicams on

Nikon's CoolPix P500 has gone above and beyond in the world of Mega-Zoom digicams. Introducing its 36x Nikkor optical zoom lens, it has surpassed everyone with its amazing range. Assisting this incredible zoom lens is a 12.1 backside illuminated...

By Tech2 on 65

The Nikon CoolPix P500 sells at a market operating price of Rs. 23,250. This is a really great camera and does well in design, build quality, features as well as performance. The camera is one of the better superzooms we have tested and with the image...

By Digital Trends on 80

The P500 has its flaws -- as does every camera – including battery life and image stabilization. The pluses far outweigh the...

By PC Pro on 83

Verging on greatness, the P500 is let down only by noisy images in anything other than the best light...

By The Digital Camera Resource Page on

The Nikon Coolpix P500 ($399) is a fully loaded super zoom camera with a whopping 36X, 22.5 - 810 mm optical zoom lens (the largest available at the moment), an articulating LCD, manual controls, fast continuous shooting, and Full HD movie recording....

By DPexpert on

A wag once said that these superzoom cameras with their dinky electronic viewfinders are obviously designed by video games players for other video games players. Most manufacturers have one or more of them in their catalogue, so there must be buyers...

By Tom's Guide on

The camera can shoot 5 frames in one second at full quality, and if you’re willing to sacrifice some quality, Nikon rates this camera at 120 frames per second. It records 1080p video at 30 frames per second. The 3-inch LCD tilts and moves to...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 80

The COOLPIX P500 looks and performs like a DSLR. Image quality is excellent, the LCD is pleasant to use, and the 36x zoom is the icing on the cake Overall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features and tecniques....

By LetsGoDigital on

At the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show, held in Japan at the beginning of this year, Nikon introduced nine new digital cameras, including the Nikon Coolpix P500. The 12.1 megapixel Nikon Coolpix P500 belongs to the Performance series, which is...

By What Digital Camera on 89

The Nikon Coolpix P500 offers, amongst other things, a huge optical zoom. At 36x, or 22.5-810mm in 35mm terms, the lens will undoubtedly gain the majority of the attention. In spite of this there's still a vari-angle screen, HD movie mode and full...

By DigitalVersus on 60

The Nikon P500 is a good bridge camera that's well made, relatively responsive and particularly versatile. It's just a shame that the picture quality is nothing out of the ordinary. There are also a few irritating features to contend with, such...

By HardwareZone.com on

The Nikon P500 is a camera with a host of strengths, but it doesn't feel quite finished. 36x optical zoom is an achievement and image quality suffices. But the AF system leaves more to be desired and movie mode suffers from unexplained distortion...

By The Imaging Resource on

An extremely wide and long zoom, an easy interface, and very fast autofocus combine to make the Nikon Coolpix P500 an excellent companion camera. Shooting with the P500 reminded me of how much fun photography can be, and that's a nice intangible...

By CNET Australia on 77

The P500 will suit a photographer who values plenty of features, an electronic viewfinder and an incredibly long zoom rather than impeccable image...