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Nikon Coolpix E2500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 756 reviews of Nikon Coolpix E2500. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the shutter and focus, and opinions are divided on the memory.

usability, portability, image quality, price, design

flash, viewfinder, low-light, focus, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix E2500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Nikon Coolpix E2500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix E2500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviews about the performance and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good comments. There are some mixed views about the color, while many are critical about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, price, performance


92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon Coolpix S2500 Digital Camera - Black (12MP, 4x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCDNikon Coolpix S2500 Digital Camera - Black (12MP, 4x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Nikon Coolpix E2500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 252 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix E2500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the price and design. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the focus and low light performance. There are mixed comments on the exposure and battery.

usability, portability, image quality, design, price

performance, flash, viewfinder, low-light, focus

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon Coolpix 2500 2MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical ZoomNikon Coolpix 2500 2MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Shapiro (

Nikon Coolpix 2500 review


Nikon Coolpix 2500

Stylish and innovative design; ultrathin and lightweight; good battery life; superior macro setting.

No optical viewfinder; significant image noise and artifacts in low light; less than stellar start-up time; noticeable shutter delay.

Cleverly designed and easily pocketable, the Coolpix 2500 is a good choice for the style-conscious snapshooter.

Sep, 2002

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (

Nikon Coolpix 2500 Camera Review - PCWorld

Apr, 2002

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Nikon Coolpix 2500 Review


The Nikon Coolpix 2500 was announced on 21st February 2002 as a part of Nikon's new offerings at the PMA 2002 show. The 2500 marks a stylish design departure from the 775 and 885 but also brings familiar echoes of the split & twist bodied Coolpix 900,...

Excellent colour, good white balance in most situations Good shadow detail (internal processing tends to push the black point up a little) Metering very good (thanks to Nikon's Matrix metering) Smooth clean images Compact size, attractive design Solid...

Relatively slow lens (although similar to most ultra-compacts) Poor low-light auto focus (plus no AF assist lamp) Average resolution performance Barrel distortion at wide angle Can't manually select ISO sensitivity No video out Strange yellow / magenta...

Here's my rating of the Nikon Coolpix 2500: (2 megapixel ultra-compact)

Mar, 2002

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Les Freed (

Nikon Coolpix 2500


The Nikon Coolpix 2500 proves itself as a high-quality, low-cost digital camera. This affordable 2.0-megapixel marvel (a high enough resolution for quality 4-by-6 prints) includes a swivel lens that cleverly hides away a 3X optical zoom. Cool features...

Jan, 2002

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Nikon Coolpix 2500


Continue on to Page Two Coolpix 2500 Specifications Effective pixels 2.0 million CCD 1/2.7-in. type (2.11 million total pixels) Image size Selectable from: 1,600 (1,600 x 1,200 pixels), 1,280 (1,280 x 960 pixels), 1,024 (1,024 x 768 pixels), 640 (640 x...

Feb, 2002

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nikon coolpix 2500


The Coolpix 2500 employs a unique, inner-swiveling 3x 37-111mm (35mm equivalent) Zoom- Nikkor lens that can even be turned around 180¡ã for self-portraits. The stylish and ultra-compact body measures a mere 4.5 x 2.3 x 1.2 inches and weighs only six...

With a suggested retail price of just $379.95 the Coolpix 2500 is going to find its way into the hands of many novice and expert users. The only thing you really need to buy is a larger CF card, everything else including the rechargeable battery, charger

Feb, 2002


Expert review by : Matt Grayson (

Nikon Coolpix S2500 Review


As part of the S series, the Nikon Coolpix S2500 is a slimline digital compact camera with 12 megapixels. Designed to be stylish (hence the S) its 20mm body houses a 4x optical zoom and it comes in a variety of colours from standard silver to black,...

The Nikon Coolpix S2500 costs less than £100 so for the money, the image quality is very good. It's pretty to look at fits perfectly in your pocket. Teenagers will find the slim design attractive and anyone who isn't photographically minded will also...

May, 2011

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Digital Cameras - Nikon Coolpix 2500 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications


In the last year or so, Nikon has been moving to address the digital picture-taking needs of "ordinary people," rather than just focusing on the "enthusiast" crowd. Cameras like the Coolpix 885 and 775 have incorporated "Scene" modes that set up the...

The latest extension of this philosophy is the new Coolpix 2500, the subject of this review. Here, Nikon has not only addressed the features novices need, with one of the most extensive sets of scene modes in the industry, but they've now addressed the...

Feb, 2002

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Three Small 2 Megapixel Cameras - PowerShot S330 / DiMAGE X / Coolpix 2500


The three cameras I'm looking at here are all 2 Megapixel cameras with 3X optical zooms. All of them are small and stylish, and two of them are really quite unique. I will cover each camera in several areas, pick a a winner in each area, and than an...

The only real thing to comment on is the rather skimpy 8MB CompactFlash card. I would have liked to see something larger, considering just how cheap CF cards are these days. I'd recommend at least a 32MB card

Jun, 2002

Expert review by : Patrick Hudepohl (

Nikon Coolix 2500


The Coolpix 2500 is a nice, small camera. It is quite affordable and easy to use.

Jun, 2002

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery life (CIPA standard):220
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL19
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:AC, Battery / Battery


Built-in processor:EXPEED C2
Camera file system:DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3
Camera playback:Movie, Single image
Photo effects:Black&White, Sepia
Scene modes:Backlight, Beach, Cuisine, Dusk, Fireworks, Panorama, Party (indoor), Snow, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Fireworks, Museum, Party (indoor), Self-portrait, Snow, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Museum, Panorama, Party (indoor), Sports, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Museum, Sports, Sunset / Backlight, Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Portrait / Backlight, Close-up (macro), Night landscape, Night portrait, Portrait / Portrait, Self-portrait
Self-timer delay:2,10
White Balance:Auto / Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Manual / Auto, Manual


Color of product:Black / Pink / Red / Silver


Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Field of view:100
Touch screen: No
Vari-angle LCD display: No


Flash modes:Auto / Auto, Manual


Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Face tracking / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face tracking, Selective Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Single Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.5 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):0.08 - ∞ / 0.8 - ∞
Normal focusing range:0.5 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.193 - 0.378 / 0.193 - 0.772
Lens structure:6/5
Lens structure (elements/groups):6/5
Maximum aperture number:5.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):4.25
Minimum aperture number:3.2
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.06
Optical Zoom:4

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto / 80, 100, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 / 80, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
ISO sensitivity (max):3200
ISO sensitivity (min):80
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE / Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal memory:16 / 19
Memory slots:1

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.06 - 4.25
Aperture range (F-F):3.2 - 5.9
Built-in flash: Yes
Cable type:UC-E6, EG-CP14
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.67 x 0.787 x 2.25
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.06 - 4.25
HDMI ports quantity:1
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens system:NIKKOR
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image sensor size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):1024 x 768,1280 x 720 / 1280 x 720 / 640 x 480,1024 x 768,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,3264 x 2448,4000 x 3000
Supported aspect ratios:16:9
Total megapixels:12.39

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes


Camera shutter type:Mechanical


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:Not supported
Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240,640 x 480 / 640 x 480

Weight & Dimensions

Weight (including battery):4.13