Nikon Announces 12.1 Megapixels Coolpix P500 and P300 Priced at $400 and $3302011-02-09 02:24
Nikon today announces the new COOLPIX P500 and P300 high-end compact digital cameras. The P300 is a brand new model for the P-series, aimed at those who are passionate about photography and want to use the full capacity of a superior compact camera. It features a 12.2 Megapixels backside illumination CMOS sensor, a super-fast Wide-Angle 4.2x Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens (24mm-100mm, 35mm equivalent) with a maximum aperture of f/1.8 for capturing stunning, tack-sharp images and Full HD (1080p) video.
Nikon Coolpix P500 Sample Photos on Flickr
Nikon Coolpix P500 Camera Reviews Roundup
|TechRadar: "With the price hovering around the £300 mark, this camera carries a premium price - but for that you get an incredibly large zoom range packaged in a lightweight camera body with a high level of control and decent build quality. The zoom range provides amazing flexibility, and the extra-wide angle view at the shortest zoom setting can be very useful indeed.We liked: The flexibility afforded by the huge zo..." - Aug 31 2011 More »|
|Digital Camera Info: "Well here's a result nobody saw coming. Nikon is one of the top manufacturers in the business and typically aces our color test. So we were shocked to find the Coolpix P500 is not accurate at all. Blues, greens, and yellows are all much darker than they should be, and unfortunately those latter two are thought to be the colors us humans are most sensitive to. Scenes were also undersaturated by about 5-10% depending..." - Aug 25 2011 More »|
|Steve's Digicam: "Looking at our outdoor image samples, all of the images are very bright, with several instances of overexposure within them. Some of these come while the camera was exposing for a face, which is expected in some cases, but the P500 does it a bit too much. Since these images are so bright, they also seem a bit washed out, dulling the color and preventing the images from really blowing you away. On top of the overexpo..." - Aug 11 2011 More »|
|digitalcameraHQ: "As we've come to expect from cameras with these BSI CMOS sensors, the P500 performs well in a variety of settings. Image quality is generally solid for the price, with a few caveats. As we mentioned above, BSI CMOS sensors tend to perform better at high ISO settings than their CCD predecessors do. That translates, loosely, to better low-light shooting. The P500 can't work miracles, but it makes it easy for anyo..." - Aug 02 2011 More »|
Nikon Coolpix P500 Camera Recent User Reviews
- Jun 13 2013 Good Camera, good pics, but..., M. Kennedy
I know this is a good camera, so I'm sure the problems i experience with it are user error or user misunderstanding... I needed to take quick pictures of whales in Hawaii, and there was too much lag time in between pressing the button. The girl sitting next to me was able to take multiple shots with one press of her button. I pressed my button and took one pic, and I mi...
- May 14 2013 camera, T. Dziedzic
I bought for the 36 X zoom. You need a very steady hand otherwise the pictures come out blurry. Other than that, it's the same as every other point and shoot camera.....
- May 01 2013 All around great camera, birder919
This is one great camera. I use it to snap photos of migrating birds passing through the area. The great zoom capabilities help me capture great pictures of distant subjects and the picture quality is great when doing so. This camera needs a tripod for distance shots any small movement will blur the image (that is to be expected from all cameras). This camera has all the functions a p...