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Nikon COOLPIX P500 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - 26256

Abt Model: COOLPIXP500BK | UPC Code: 018208262564
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12.1 Megapixels/ Full HD Movie Recording/ 36x Optical Zoom/ 3.0" Monitor Vari-Angle TFT-LCD With Anti-Reflection Coating/ 19 Scene Modes/ TTL Auto Flash With Monitor Preflashes/ 2 Color Options/ Black Finish
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Nikon COOLPIX P500 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera, Model COOLPIXP500BK

Features:

Put yourself in the center of the action.

You’ve never been closer to the action than you are with this 36x wide-angle optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens. Its optical zoom (22.5–810mm) pulls you in from wide panoramas to crisp close ups. Plus, a side zoom control marks the end of shaky zooms—freeing you to capture great action photos with minimal blur. So whether you’re shooting a mountain vista or zooming in on a snowboarder, say goodbye to missed shots. This lens catches it all. It even allows for macro shooting as close as 0.4 inches!

Whatever you want to shoot, the COOLPIX P500 is ready.

You’ll never miss a shot with this versatile camera because it starts right up, has a quick autofocus, and shoots five shots in approximately one second—at full resolution. Plus, multiple Continuous Modes allow for a variety of high speed shooting options up to a blazing 120 frames per second (reduced resolution).

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.

Whatever you’re shooting, it couldn’t be easier than with the COOLPIX P500.

The COOLPIX P500 is master of convenience—and the ideal choice for capturing fast action, low-light images, panoramas, and stunning portraits. And its Smart Portrait System includes a Blink Warning that warns you when your subject may have blinked. It also includes in-camera Red-Eye technology that automatically fixes red-eye, a Face-Priority feature that can focus up to 12 faces and a Skin Softening feature that smoothes out skin tones at three different levels. This versatile camera even allows for macro shooting as close as 0.4 inches. Plus, it comes with a rechargeable Li-ion battery that lasts for approximately 220 pictures.

Stunning photos in not so stunning shooting conditions.

Whether you’re aiming at a midnight skyline or zooming in on a hang-glider in a sun drenched sky, Nikon enables you to take incredible photographs and movies. With its 12.1-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor, dual image processors and Nikon’s EXPEED C2 image processing engine, it frees you to shoot highly detailed images with minimal noise and distortion.

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.

Any angle. Any lighting. Any shot.

The COOLPIX P500 is all you need to shoot eye-catching photographs, thanks to the three-inch, tilting, vari-angle monitor. This 921,000-dot display not only makes it easy to capture, review, and share images, but it also enables you to shoot from unusual angles and tricky vantage points. The Clear Color Display has a brightness adjustment and an anti-glare coating, so it remains vivid in the most challenging lighting conditions. And for those who want even more compositional freedom, the versatile COOLPIX P500 comes with an eye-level electronic viewfinder.

The COOLPIX P500 puts you in control.

Whether you’re shooting a scenic overlook or a competitive speedboat race, the COOLPIX P500 captures images the way you want them. It lets you select aperture and shutter priorities, and includes a Manual Exposure Mode that puts you in complete control. And shooting at night is a breeze with the Advanced Night Landscape and Advanced Night Portrait Modes. Simply press the shutter release and the COOLPIX P500 will shoot multiple shots and automatically combine them into a single, superior image.

Specifications

  • Type: Compact Digital Camera
  • Effective Pixels: 12.1 million
  • Image Sensor: CMOS
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3 in.
  • Total Pixels: 12.75 million (approx.)
  • Lens: 36x optical Zoom, NIKKOR ED glass lens
  • Lens Focal Length: 4.0-144.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5-810mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
  • Lens f/-number: f/3.5-5.7
  • Lens Construction: 14 elements in 9 groups
  • Lens Zoom: 36x
  • Digital Zoom: Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3240mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
  • Vibration Reduction: Combination of Image-sensor shift and Electronic VR (still pictures) Electronic VR (movies)
  • Autofocus (AF): Contrast-detect AF
  • Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection:
    • Auto (9-area automatic selection)
    • Center
    • Face priority
    • Manual with 99 focus areas
    • Subject tracking
  • Focus Range:
    • [W]: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity
    • [T]: Approx. 7 ft. 3 in. (2.2 m.) to infinity
    • Macro close-up mode: [W]: Approx. 4 in. (10 cm.) to infinity
    • Macro close-up mode: Approx. 0.4 in. (1 cm.) to infinity(at three increments from the maximum zoom position to the telephot position)
  • Focus Lock: Yes
  • Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points: 9
  • Monitor Size: 3.0 in. diagonal
  • Monitor Type: Vari-Angle TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating brightness adjustment
  • Monitor Resolution: 921,000-dots
  • Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode):
    • 97% horizontal (Approx.)
    • 97% vertical (Approx.)
  • Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode):
    • 100% horizontal (Approx.)
    • 100% vertical (Approx.)
  • Storage Media: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Internal Memory: Approx. 102MB
  • Storage File System: DCF, EXIF 2.3, DPOF compliant
  • Storage File formats:
    • Still pictures: JPEG
    • Sound files (Voice Memo): WAV
  • Movie: Full HD: 1920x1080p / 30fps
  • Voice Memo Function: Yes
  • Image Size (pixels): 4000x3000 (14M)
  • ISO Sensitivity:
    • Auto (auto gain ISO 160-800)
    • High ISO Sensitivity auto (ISO 160-1600)
  • Lowest ISO Sensitivity: 160
  • Highest ISO Sensitivity: 3200
  • Exposure Metering: 256-segment matrix, center-weighted, spot, spot AF area (with support for 99 focus areas)
  • Exposure Control:
    • Programmed auto exposure with flexible program
    • aperture-priority auto
    • exposure bracketing
    • Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
    • manual
    • motion detection
    • shutter priority auto
  • Exposure Modes:
    • Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
    • Manual (M)
    • Programmed Auto (P)
    • Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
  • Automatic Exposure Scene Modes: Yes
  • Scene Modes: Back Light, Beach, Black and White Copy, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Museum, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Panorama, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Scene Auto Selector, Snow, Sports, Sunset
  • In-Camera Image Editing: Black Border, Crop, D-Lighting, Filter Effects, Quick retouch, Skin softening, Small Pic
  • Exposure Compensation: ± 2 EV in steps of 1/3
  • Exposure Lock: Yes
  • Exposure Bracketing: Yes
  • White Balance: Auto, Manual
  • Shutter: Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
  • Shutter Speed: 1/1500-2 sec. (P, S mode)
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution: Up to 5 shots at approx. 8 frames per second
  • Continuous Shooting Options:
    • Continuous H
    • Continuous H 60
    • Continuous H 120
    • Continuous L
  • Self-timer: Can be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration
  • Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto):
    • [W]: 0.5 to 8.0 m (1 ft. 8 in. to 26 ft.)
    • [T]: 2.2 to 4.5 m (7ft 3 in. to 14 ft.)
  • Built-in Flash Control: TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
  • Built-in Flash: Yes
  • Interface: Hi-speed USB
  • Interface Data transfer protocol: MTP, PTP
  • Video Output: NTSC, PAL
  • HDMI Output: 480p, 720p, 1080i
  • I/O terminal:
    • Audio/video (A/V) output
    • Digital I/O (USB)
    • HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI output)
  • Supported Languages: Arabic Czech Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek Hungarian Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Norwegian Polish Portugese Romanian Russian Spanish Swedish Thai Turkish Ukranian
  • Power Sources: One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (supplied)
  • Battery / Batteries: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5
  • Battery Life (shots per charge): Nikon Rechargeable: 220 shots (CIPA)
  • Tripod Socket: ¼ (ISO 1222)

Supplied Accessories

  • Camera Strap AN-CP21
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5
  • Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • Audio Video Cable EG-CP16
  • Nikon ViewNX 2 Software CD
  • Lens Cap LC-CP23

*Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 3.3"
  • Width: 4.6"
  • Depth: 4.1"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.1 lbs
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details

 

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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels12.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)3.3"
Width (inches)4.6"
Depth (inches)4.1"
Optical Zoom36x
Digital ZoomUp to 4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length4.0-144.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5-810mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
LCD TypeVari-Angle TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer DelayCan be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration
Shutter Speed1/1500-2 sec. (P, S mode)
Storage MediaSD, SDHC, SDXC
Power SourceOne Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (supplied)
White BalanceAuto, Manual
  

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Nikon COOLPIX P500 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good image quality (4)
  • Zoom range/performance (4)
  • Image stabilization (3)
  • Short lag time (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (3)
    • Landscape/scenery (3)
    • Wildlife (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    This is a great store

    By Mr.B

    from Medford, Or

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Macro is weak

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P500 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

    I love 800mm.
    I love 22mm whide angle.
    This is a great camera with out a bag full of lenses.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great product[...]

    By hen

    from chili ny

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Zoom

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P500 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

      works well - still going through the 300 page manual

      Service and delivery comments:

      prompt delivery in good condition great

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      (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Just what I was waiting for

      By kenshoren

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Great wide angle lens
      • Great Zoom
      • Short Lag Time

      Cons

      • LensLens Cap on startup
      • Pop-up flash

      Best Uses

      • Business
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P500 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

      I use a camera for business purposes, sort of like a real estate agent taking pictures of a house for sale. For ages I've used a Nikon 8400 because it had a great wide angle lens and was big enough to look legitimate, but small enough to travel easily and hang around my next for 8 hours. I've tried SLRs and other more expensive options, but they didn't do a better job, they were just more expense, heavier and bulkier.Unfortunately, my beloved 8400 had seen better days; it was lagging and as a result, getting blurry and poor in low light.I'd been avoiding switching to an SLR or Micro 4/3rds with a wide angle and then saw the P500 show up on [@] as an upcoming camera. One comparison trip to [...] and I could see that the P500 has the exact range of the 8400 (wide).ABT had the best deal when you figure in shipping and tax, so I ordered right away.For the most part, it's exceeded expectations. The wide angle is exactly what I was looking for, so right off the bat it was a winner. Surprisingly, I've already used the long zoom more than I was expecting. It looks a little funny coming out of such a compact camera, but it worked great. The only problem was finding my target (it can really zoom). It's fast, easy to use and has all the options you'd expect from a digital camera these days.The only 'complaints' so far are the flash and the lens cap. First, as far as I can tell, the flash only pops-up manually (i.e. you have to push a button to pop it up, otherwise, you shoot without). I often shoot in mid-light conditions, but I suppose I can keep the flash up during those times (and take the small risk of catching it on something). Second, the lens moves out a little on start-up and if you haven't removed the lens cap, it seizes up and you have to restart. As someone who would normally keep the camera on and take the lens cap on and off, this is a minor annoyance, but I'm sure I'll get used to it in time. On a related note, there's no dedicated "review" setting, so you need to turn the camera on to view and existing photos. That means the lens cap has to come off or you're back to the camera seizing up again.None of those problems are deal breakers and I'm still happy with the camera, but they cost it a star. Maybe I missed something, some settings, some tricks, if anyone else knows some, please let me know, and if I did, I'll update the review and give it back the last star.

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      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Product

      By Cap'n Click

      from Ocala, Fl

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Night Scene
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact
      • Tilting LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Have not used added flash
        • Have not used video yet
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Nikon COOLPIX P500 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

        I have only had this camera 3 weeks, and it is the one I reach for, over the other camera's I own. My main use is wild life photography

        Service and delivery comments:

        Excellent service, couldn't ask for anything better!

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