The Coolpix P500 Digital Camera (Black) from Nikon is a super zoom camera, with a 36x Nikkor ED zoom lens that gives you camera angles from the ultra wide-angle 22.5mm all the way to a telescopic 810mm, suitable for shooting wildlife, sports or anything where you want to as close to the action as possible.
This remarkable zoom range is matched by the other features in the P500: 12.1MP CMOS sensor for greatly improved low-light performance and reduced noise, sensitivity up to 3200 ISO, a high-resolution (921K dots) 3" tilting LCD monitor, spectacular full 1920 x 1080 HD video with stereo sound (including slow-motion), and 5-way VR image stabilization for rock-solid images. Dual image processors make many of these functions possible.
The P500 thrives on challenges--the Easy Panorama mode automatically stitches together shots into breathtaking 180° or 360° panoramas, while Advanced Night Landscape and Advanced Night Portrait modes quickly take multiple shots and combine them into one dazzling picture, without using a tripod. Scene mode has 19 different scenes to choose from for ideal settings, or use the manual controls (aperture priority, shutter priority, or completely manual) for ultimate control.
The Smart Portrait System can make every picture of your friends and family a flattering masterpiece--Blink Warning tells you if someone blinked in a photo, red-eye is automatically corrected while shooting, Face Priority can focus on up to 12 faces and Skin Softening mode smoothes out wrinkles and imperfections in faces. And Macro mode lets you shoot as close as 0.4" from the lens.
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.
The COOLPIX P500 is ideal for shooting high speed action, so you're sure to capture the fastest skateboarders, skiers, and windsurfers. It's armed with ISO speeds up to 3200 and equipped with a five-way Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization System that reduces the streaky images associated with shaky cameras. The COOLPIX P500 even has a motion detector that identifies moving subjects and then adjusts the camera's settings to ensure that you won't miss a frame of the action.
Actual: 12.75 Megapixel
Effective: 12.1 Megapixel
Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
|Max Resolution||12MP: 4000 x 3000|
NIKKOR, 14 elements in 9 groups
EFL: 4.0-144.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 22.5-810 mm)
Aperture: f/3.5 (W) - 5.7 (T)
Wide: 1.64' (50 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 7.22' (2.2 m) - Infinity
Wide Macro: 3.94" (10 cm) - Infinity
Super-Macro: 0.39" (1 cm) - Infinity
Auto, 160-800 (High Sensitivity Mode: Auto, 160-1600)
Highest ISO Sensitivity: 3200close
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 2 - 1/1500 sec
|Exposure Metering||Center-weighted, Matrix, Spot|
Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Manual|
|Burst Rate||Up to 8 fps at 12 MP for up to 5 frames|
|Self Timer||2 Sec, 10 Sec|
|Maximum Effective Flash Range||
Wide: 1.64 - 26.25' (0.5 - 8 m)
Telephoto: 7.22 - 14.76' (2.2 - 4.5 m)
|Memory Card Type||
|Video Recording||Yes, NTSC/PAL|
|Audio Recording||With Video + Voice Memo, Stereo|
|Screen||3" LCD Rear Screen (921,000 pixels)|
HDMI C (Mini)
HDMI C (Mini)
|Operating/Storage Temperature||32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)|
|Battery||EN-EL5 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||4.6 x 3.3 x 4.1" / 11.7 x 8.4 x 10.4 cm|
|Weight||17.43 oz / 494 g Including Battery and Memory Card|