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Nikon Coolpix P500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 894 reviews of Nikon Coolpix P500. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and performance are on the whole positive. The zoom and portability are also mentioned favorably, but comments about the shutter and focus are different. The contrast and optics get critical views.

usability, portability, zoom, performance, image quality

battery, flash, energy, optics, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix P500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix P500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix P500 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and screen. The zoom and portability also get good feedback. The flash and energy efficiency get less positive reviews. There are mixed reviews on the focus and low light performance.

usability, portability, zoom, screen, performance

battery, durability, optics, energy, flash

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

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix P500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix P500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the design and portability. The performance and zoom are also mentioned favorably. The focus and sensor get less positive views, while opinions are divided on the low light performance.

usability, zoom, performance, portability, design

shutter, sensor, focus

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Nikon Coolpix P500

 

It won't fit in your pocket, but Nikon's Coolpix P500 is a killer camera that combines sublime speed with a huge 36x zoom lens, HD-video recording, and a high-res articulating LCD.

36x optical zoom. Fast. Sharp images and very good low-light performance. 1080p video capture. Manual controls.

Bulky. Expensive for a point-and-shoot camera.

Still-Image Performance, Video, and Conclusions The P500 is fast, powering up and shooting in an average of 2 seconds, and you only wait 1.5 seconds between shots. Shutter lag, the time from button press to image capture, is a mere 0.5 seconds. In the...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix P500 review: Nikon Coolpix P500

 

Nikon Coolpix P500

The ; has a solid design, is overflowing with photo and movie features, and has very fast shooting performance for its class.

Its photo and video quality is very soft, particularly at high ISOs and in low-light conditions. It also lacks raw support and auto picture rotation.

The Nikon Coolpix P500 improves on its predecessor's features and shooting performance, but its photos and video quality still aren't as good as the rest of the package.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon Coolpix P500 Review

 

Nikon's CoolPix P500 is an incredibly versatile and fun camera to operate. Sporting a 36x optical zoom lens, 12.1-Megapixel Backside Illuminated CMOS, 3.0-inch LCD and 1080p HD video capture this camera is capable of more than just fun. Its overall...

Amazing versatility from the 36x optical zoom lens ; dSLR style body is easy and comfortable to handle ; Fully Automatic and Manual controls ; Excellent 1080p video recording with full use of the optical zoom ; Robust shooting performance ; High...

At full telephoto, the camera can be very hard to hold steady, even with the optical image stabilization ; Overall image quality is not up to our expectations ; No audio input ; Sub-Par battery life

Nikon's CoolPix P500 is an incredibly versatile and fun camera to operate. Sporting a 36x optical zoom lens, 12.1-Megapixel Backside Illuminated CMOS, 3.0-inch LCD and 1080p HD video capture this camera is capable of more than just fun. Its overall...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon P500 Test

 

Nikon Coolpix P500 Testfotos : Bei der CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Messe, die Anfang dieses Jahres in Japan abgehalten wurde, hat Nikon neun neue Digitalkameras eingeführt, darunter die Nikon Coolpix P500. Die 12,1 Megapixel Coolpix P500 gehört zur...

May, 2011

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Nikon Coolpix P500 Review

 

The Nikon Coolpix P500 is a new super-zoom compact camera designed to appeal to the keen enthusiast photographer. The P500 has a mechanically-stabilized 36x optical zoom with a massive focal range of 22.5-810mm and an innovative side zoom control. It...

The Nikon Coolpix P500 is a rather modest update of its predecessor, the P100, with the new 36x zoom lens the star of the show. Being able to shoot ultra-wide angle landscapes and extreme close-ups with the same camera is very liberating, but the...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon P500

 

With a zoom that's both remarkably wide and extremely long, the Nikon P500 exceeds all expectations in a long zoom digital camera with only a few optical compromises. This is the camera you grab when you don't want to heft the SLR and a bag full of...

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 ;...

It's easy to accidentally activate the side zoom control, extending the lens inadvertently ; Charging via USB makes charging a spare more difficult, since the camera does the charging, and it's unavailable while charging is in process ; Too many will...

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...

Expert review by : Digitalcamera HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

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The Nikon P500 superzoom has a lot more to offer than just an enormous 36x lens. It's one of the best superzooms for sale.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Christopher Snow (reviewed.com)

Nikon Coolpix P500

 

The Coolpix P500 boasts a big zoom and a sharp picture, but not the most accurate color gamut.

This quick-shooting ultrazoom wins our approval.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Christopher Snow (reviewed.com)

Nikon P500

 

Strong performance, especially in action moments and low-light settings

Excellent noise handling; Great resolution performance; A massive 36x zoom lens

Surprisingly disappointing color accuracy

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 model before...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

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. It uses a 12.1 Megapixel...

The Coolpix P500 has the second worst battery life in the group, coming in almost 40% below average. Thus, you'll probably want to pick up a spare battery when you buy the camera. Also, I've heard stories about poor battery performance that is somehow...

Jul, 2011

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