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Nikon P500

Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 12.1 megapixel 36 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 12.1MP 36x Yes Aug 2011
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Nikon P500 Review

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160 Reviews + 6 Awards
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Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has not bad expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 98%, based on 160 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, excellent design and superior technical features.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Quite big optical zoom
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixel

Nikon P500 Video Reviews


Nikon P500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

The writers at review websites Digitaltrends.com, Alphr.com, What Digital Camera and PhotographyBlog.com all concluded that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at two other expert review sites both thought that this Nikon camera was very good. This camera received an Onfoto.ru "Best Design" award and the author at website Ephotozine gave it a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on 46 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine this camera has an average expert rating of 76 out of 100.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

This Nikon camera has an average owner rating of 88% based on 115 owner reviews. 39 reviewers (90% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report it is Easy to Use

13 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use, five owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus and four people who reviewed it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Nikon Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 31,432 owner and expert reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases), Nikon has very good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Nice Design

Seven people mentioned that the product was good looking and three people who purchased the product reckoned that it was neat.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Four customers wrote in their reviews that the product had good features.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Three people said in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good viewfinder.

  • There are a couple of minor issues with the build of the camera that may annoy some people; the grip is a little small if you have larger hands and the screen has no form of protection so gets dirty easily…
  • One very good point - the display can be tilted horizontally down…
  • What makes it even better is that it has a viewfinder…
  • There is also a very clear image through the viewfinder which has dioptre adjustment…

Users Report Good Product Quality

14 customers who bought it agreed that it was good quality.

Users Report it is Robust

Five people who bought it said that it was well made.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Four people agreed that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

15 customers said in their reviews that the Nikon P500 had a good zoom.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

24 owners who reviewed the Nikon P500 reckoned that it was able to produce good images.

  • Good image quality, speed…
  • Image quality is excellent…
  • Good image quality, speed, and…
  • An electronic viewfinder and an incredibly long zoom rather than impeccable image quality…
    Cnet.com.au May 2011
  • Picture quality is good with 12.1 MP on hand and it is quite easy to review the pictures taken without too much fuss, hassle or delay…
  • A few people complain about low light issues…
  • Takes beautiful photos, even on full zoom…
  • The camera almost makes you feel like a paparazzi as you can zoom in and take great images from far away - who knew the neighbours curtains were that shade of mauve? There are also a number of simple predefined settings available with a simple turn of a dial - night landscapes, portraits etc…
  • For someone like me, who is not the best at taking photos…
  • You will need a tripod though for long shots and the picture will be grainy…
    N9eav (Amazon.co.uk) - February 2012

Users Report it is a Good Size

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was compact and three people concluded that this digital camera was lightweight.

Customers Report Excellent Battery Life

Five people wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life.


Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon P500 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras the best image resolution is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. The Nikon P500 has one of the lower megapixels (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Heavy

The average weight of cameras is 300g. With a weight of 494 grams, the Nikon P500 is one of the heavier cameras amongst digital cameras of this age.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on cameras.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Digital cameras have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 83x, and the average optical zoom is 12x. At 36 times zoom factor, the Nikon P500 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon P500 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of cameras is 2.9". The Nikon P500 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 2/3"|1/2"|1/2.3"" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on digital cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Heavy

With a weight of 0.494 kilograms, the Nikon P500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have weights of between 0.097kg and 360kg.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the cameras the internal memory range from 1MB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 420MB. The Nikon P500 has a quite big internal memory (102 megabytes) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm. At 810 millimeters, the Nikon P500 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon P500 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other digital cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon P500 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon P500 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon P500 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras. In addition, this Nikon digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536 and 1280 x 720 and 1024 x 768. The still image resolution of all digital cameras ranges from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 to 6016 x 4000.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon P500 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon P500 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Nikon camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. The best video resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon P500 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.01 meters, the Nikon P500 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have closest focusing distances of between 0.001m and 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.17m.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 22.5 millimeters, the Nikon P500 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras range from 2.3mm to 75mm.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon P500 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon P500 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras also support video capability.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.7, the Nikon P500 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the digital cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, the Nikon P500 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the display resolutions (numeric) range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 600,000 pixels.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon P500 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was August 2011 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208262564, 00018208921157, 00182089211574

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