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Nikon COOLPIX P500 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - 26256

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Nikon COOLPIX P500 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera, Model COOLPIXSP500BLK


  • Zooming above and beyond
    Put yourself in the center of the action with the COOLPIX P500. Its mind-blowing 36x Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens pulls you in from wide panoramas to crisp close-ups, and its 3-inch tilting vari-angle monitor makes it easy to shoot from unusual angles and tricky vantage points. Plus, its dual image processors and 12.1-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor deliver serious startup and autofocus speed and blazing continuous shooting, making the COOLPIX P500 an ideal choice for capturing fast action, low-light images, panoramas and stunning portraits
  • 36x wide-angle optical zoom
    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!
  • Serious power for serious shooting
    Whether you're aiming at a midnight skyline or zooming in on a hang-glider in a sun drenched sky, the COOLPIX P500 lets 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. Plus, it's loaded with Nikon technologies like HDR Backlighting, Easy Panorama, Advanced Night Shooting and more to create stunning photos in not so stunning conditions
  • Fast enough for any high-speed action
    You'll never miss a shot with the COOLPIX P500 because it starts right up, has a quick autofocus and shoots five shots in approximately one second—at full resolution! Multiple Continuous Modes allow for a variety of high speed shooting options up to a blazing 120 frames per second (at reduced resolution). And with ISO speeds up to 3200, a five-way Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization System and motion detection, it's the ideal camera for shooting high-speed 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
  • 1080p HD movies with stereo sound
    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 with stereo audio. It's great for sporting events because it can record 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—it's as easy to watch your movies as it is to shoot them
  • Majestic scenery at its grandest
    The COOLPIX P500 includes Nikon's amazing Easy Panorama Mode, which combines multiple shots into a seamless 180- or 360-degree panoramic picture. Simply move the camera as you shoot and let the COOLPIX P500 combine the shots for you
  • Amazing close-up (macro) shots
    With the COOLPIX P500's macro shooting capabilities, you'll capture stunning texture and detail rarely seen by the naked eye. From insects and flowers to textiles and food, the COOLPIX P500 allows for macro shooting as close as 0.4 inches
  • Better portraits every time
    Nikon's Smart Portrait System includes Smile Timer, which automatically recognizes when a subject is smiling and releases the shutter, Face-Priority AF, which finds and focuses on up to 12 faces, Blink Warning, Red-Eye Fix, Skin Softening and more
  • Control when you want it
    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


  • Type: Compact Digital Camera .
  • Effective Pixels: 12.1 million .
  • Image Sensor: CMOS
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3"
  • 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
  • Viewfinder: 0.24 in. TFT LCD, approx. 230,000 dot with diopter adjustment .
  • Monitor Size: 3.0" diagonal
  • Monitor Type: Vari-Angle TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating .
  • 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 memory card
    • SDHC memory card
    • SDXC memory card
  • 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): 4000 x 3000 (12M)
  • 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)
  • 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 Picture .
  • Exposure Compensation: ± 2 EV in steps of 1/3
  • Exposure Lock: Yes
  • Exposure Bracketing: Yes
  • White Balance
    • Auto
    • Manual
  • Shutter: Mechanical and CMOS 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 8.0m (1ft. 8 in. to 26ft.)
    • [T]: 2.2 to 4.5m (7ft. 3in. to 14ft.)
  • 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
    • Can be selected from
      • 480p
      • 720p
      • 1080i
  • I/O terminal
    • Audio/video (A/V) output
    • Digital I/O (USB)
    • HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI output)
  • GPS: Yes (Built-in)
  • 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)
  • Charging Time: 4 hours and 50 minutes (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-69P) (Approx.)
  • Battery / Batteries: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5
  • Battery Life (shots per charge): Nikon Rechargeable: 220 shots (CIPA)
  • Tripod Socket: 1/4 (ISO 1222)
  • Operating environment: Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
  • 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

Approximate Dimensions:

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

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 17.5 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Key Features
36x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom/ EXPEED C2 Image Processing Engine/ Five-Way Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization System/ ISO 3200/ High Speed Shooting Options Up To 120 Frames Per Second/ 1080p HD Movies With Stereo Sound/ 180 Or 360 Degree Panoramic Picture/ Smart Portrait System/ 14 Elements In 9 Groups Lens Construction/ Black Finish
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