Zoom your world with the high-powered, mind-blowing closeness of the new P500. The 36x optical zoom breaks boundaries with incredible power to shoot closer and wider than ever before.
- 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.Panoramas: Seamless, Effortless, Genius.Mountains. Canyons. Sunsets. The glory of these vistas is the breadth and grandeur of their natural beauty. That’s why the COOLPIX P500 includes Easy Panorama Mode that 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. Choose from 19 different Scene Modes or let the camera automatically select the most appropriate settings. Either way, you’ll have a panoramic shot that captures the size, scope, and splendor of the most majestic scenes imaginable.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.
- Tech Specs
Type Compact Digital Camera Lens Mount - Battery / Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 Battery Life (shots per charge) Nikon Rechargeable:
220 shots (CIPA)
Tripod Socket ¼ (ISO 1222) Approx. Dimensions Height: 3.3 in. (83.7mm)
Width: 4.6 in. (115.5mm)
Depth: 4.1 in. (102.5mm)Excluding projections. Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.
Approx. Weight 17.5 oz. (494g)with battery and SD memory card. Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline. Operating environment Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) Color Touch Control Projection High ISO (Greater than 3200) - Lens Zoom 36x Lens Specification - Digital Zoom Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3240mm lens in 35mm  format) Vibration Reduction Combination ofImage-sensor shift and Electronic VR (still pictures)Electronic VR (movies) Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF Autofocus (AF) Focus range (from lens) - Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection Auto (9-area automatic selection)CenterFace priorityManual with 99 focus areasSubject tracking Autofocus Fine Tune - Auto-area AF Mode - Effective Pixels 12.1 million 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 infinityMacro close-up mode: Approx. 0.4 in. (1 cm.) to infinity(at three increments from the maximum zoom position to the telephot position) Focus Modes - Focus Lock Yes Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 9 Autofocus Sensitivity - Single-point AF Mode - Dynamic AF Mode - Viewfinder 0.24 in. TFT LCD, approx. 230,000 dot with diopter adjustment Viewfinder Frame Coverage - Viewfinder Magnification - Image Sensor CMOS Monitor Size 3.0 in. 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 cardSDHC memory cardSDXC memory card Internal Memory Approx. 102MB Storage System - Storage File System DCFEXIF 2.3DPOF compliant Storage File formats Still pictures: JPEGSound files (Voice Memo): WAV Sensor Size 1/2.3 in. 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 programaperture-priority autoexposure bracketingExposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV) manualmotion detectionshutter priority auto Exposure Range (auto mode) - Exposure Modes Aperture-Priority Auto (A)Manual (M)Programmed Auto (P)Shutter-Priority Auto (S) Total Pixels 12.75 million (approx.) Automatic Exposure Scene Modes Yes Scene Modes Back LightBeachBlack and White CopyClose UpDusk/DawnFireworks ShowFoodLandscapeMuseumNight LandscapeNight PortraitPanoramaParty/IndoorPet PortraitPortraitScene Auto SelectorSnowSportsSunset Image Optimization - In-Camera Image Editing Black BorderCropD-LightingFilter EffectsQuick retouchSkin softeningSmall Pic Exposure Compensation ± 2 EV in steps of 1/3 Exposure Lock Yes Exposure Bracketing Yes White Balance AutoManual White Balance Bracketing - Image Stabilization - Lens 36x optical Zoom, NIKKOR ED glass lens 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 HContinuous H 60Continuous H 120Continuous L Aperture - AC Adapter - Self-timer Can be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration Accessory Shoe - 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 Lens Focal Length 4.0-144.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5-810mm lens in 35mm  format) Built-in Flash Yes Built-in Flash Distance - Flash Sync Modes - External Flash Shoe Type - External Flash Shoe - Flash Sync Speed - X-Sync Speed - FP High Speed Sync - PC Flash Sync Terminal - Interface Hi-speed USB Lens f/-number f/3.5-5.7 Interface Data transfer protocol MTPPTP Video Output NTSCPAL HDMI Output 480p720p1080i I/O terminal Audio/video (A/V) outputDigital I/O (USB)HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI output) Projection system - Projection LCD panel - Projector lens - Projector Light Source - Projector Image Size - Projector Throw Distance - Lens Construction 14 elements in 9 groups Projector Number of colors - Projector Playback Functions - Projector Brightness - Projector Contrast ratio - Projector Resolution (output) - Projector Endurance (battery life) - Supported Languages ArabicCzechChinese (Simplified and Traditional) DanishDutchEnglishFinnishFrenchGermanGreekHungarianIndonesianItalianJapaneseKoreanNorwegianPolishPortugeseRomanianRussianSpanishSwedishThaiTurkishUkranian 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.) 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