Nikon Coolpix P500 Digital Camera

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Who needs interchangeable lenses when you’ve got the Nikon Coolpix P500? Its 36x Zoom Lens (22.5-810mm equivalent) covers it all, right from super wideangle to super telephoto. The Coolpix P-500 also features a highly light efficient image sensor, 7x Anti Blur, Full HD movies with stereo sound, plus a large, sharp tiltable LCD display.

12.1 Megapixel Back Illuminated CMOS Sensor
This highly efficient image sensor gathers more light than conventional designs thanks to keeping wiring arrays out of the light path. The result is far better photos in lower light with less grainy results. Faster shutter speeds can also be used for any given light level.

7x Anti Blur
It’s important with such a long zoom lens to make sure your images don’t suffer from camera shake. Thankfully Nikon have included a full 7-pointed attack on blurry images, powered by the camera’s EXPEED C2 image processor. The methods are listed below:

  • Hybrid VR (Vibration Reduction) – uses a combination of Sensor Shift and Electronic image stabilisers
  • High Image Sensitivity – up to ISO 3200 for shooting with more confidence in lower light
  • Motion Detection
  • Best Shot Selector (BSS) – takes 10 shots in rapid succession and picks the sharpest one
  • Dedicated Light Modes
  • Night Portrait Mode
  • Night Landscape Mode – uses a combination of methods to allow a lower ISO sensitivity o be used for smoother tones
  • HDR Backlight Mode – High Dynamic Range for greater tonal detail

3-inch Tiltable High Resolution LCD Monitor
Has superbly sharp 921k dot resolution. You can also tilt it up by 90° or down by 82° for easier viewing from tricky angles. A built-in anti-reflection coating allows for more comfortable viewing in sunny or snowy conditions.

HD Movies
Record in Full HD with stereo sound on the Coolpix P500. Thanks to its powerful EXPEED C2 processor, optical zoom and AF can be operated during recording and stills can be taken during filming. Can record for slow-motion movies too at an incredible 240 frames per second (QVGA resolution). Has HDMI output with HDMI-CEC support for easy viewing on your HD TV.

Additional Features

  • Easy Single/ Continuous Shooting swapping with one touch button
  • Easy Panorama 360°/ 180° for vertical or horizontal panoramas
  • Side Zoom Control
  • Traditional creative P/S/A/M Modes for more control
  • 8 frames per second burst mode at full resolution (up to 5 shots) or 120fps at 1280x960 resolution up to 54 shots

Firmware Update
A firmware update is now available for the Coolpix P500 for models with an earlier serial number than 40231783. Click here to get the update.


  • GPS: No
  • Optical Zoom Banding: 30-49x
  • HD Compatible: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Battery Compatibility Fitting: Nikon EN-EL5
  • Charger Included: Yes
  • Bag/Case size (not supplied): Apex 110 AW, Acme Slip, Acme Bowler, Acme Lunch Box, Manfrotto Stile Solo II Holster, Nikon CS-P05, Nikon CS-P08
  • Megapixel Banding: 12 to 12.9 Megapixels
  • Maximum Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 pixels
  • Optical Zoom: 36x
  • Lens: Zoom
  • Digital Zoom: None
  • Focal Length (35mm equiv) for Digital Compact Cameras/Lenses: 22.5-810mm
  • Storage for Digital Compacts: SDXC, SD Card, SDHC
  • Internal Memory: 102MB
  • Connection Type: HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Monitor Size: 3.0"
  • Optical Viewfinder: No
  • Built-in Flash: Yes
  • Electronic Viewfinder (EVF): No
  • Flash Sync Socket: No
  • Audio Recording: Yes
  • Burst Mode: Yes
  • Image Sensor : 1/2.3 inch
  • Filter Thread: None
  • Movie Mode: Yes
  • Video Out: HD Component, PAL, NTSC
  • Tripod Thread: Yes
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 115.5 x 83.7 x 102.5mm
  • Weight (g): 494

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