Friday, February 8, 2013

Nikon Coolpix P500 Digital Camera

This is by far, one of the best digital cameras I have owned. I have gotten a lot of compliments with the picture quality of this camera. It looks high-end and priced just right. After doing my due diligence in research and comparable, I decided to purchase this camera on eBay in the Spring of 2012, to replace my Kodak Z760. After almost a year of use, I can safely say it is indeed an impressive camera. Of course, like any other camera, there are pros and cons. We can't always have it all but in this case, I feel that the Pros of this camera far outweigh the cons.

The Good. The Bad. The Ugly. 

Nikon Coolpix P500 Digital Camera is a bridge between a point-and-shoot and D-SLR camera in a very handy compact body. It is lightweight which is approximately 1.1 pounds and can easily fit in my medium-sized purse. For an amateur, like myself, it produces amazing quality images like a Pro. The super-zoom at 36x is fantastic! However, if you're using the zoom at a higher setting, it is best to use a Tri-pod, otherwise end result will be out of focus and blurry at times. Taking pictures during the day is a breeze, but can't say the same at night. It was truly a challenge for me and probably still is. I use Auto mode a lot because that's the only safe setting I know. I'm still experimenting with the various settings and still have a lot to learn. Settings on the camera are very easy to navigate and nothing complicated on it's design. I noticed that the battery life is rather short-lived. I have to purchase two extra batteries to carry with me at all times. The Charger it comes with takes forever to charge, so I upgraded to the fast wall charger and even then it still takes about 4-5 hours to fully charge. This camera also brags about it's HD Video, I can't comment much on that just yet since I hardly use it. Below are some samples of the photo settings & quality of Nikon Coolpix P500.

36X Super Zoom Setting - Chris Daughtry & Brad Arnold from Three Doors Down Concert (December 13,2012 @Savemart Center, Fresno CA)

Photo of a Gazania flower in my garden, Macro Setting

Panoramic Setting, photo taken @Sequioa National Park

Pelican, photo taken in Morro Bay, CA

If you're anything like me, who loves taking pictures without the hassles of carrying bulky equipment and lenses,then this is for you. There are many cameras out there of it's kind but with the price, ease of use and it's features, you simply can't go wrong with this Nikon Coolpix P500 Digital Camera.

Product Features

Color: Black

  • mechanically-stabilized 36x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED Glass Lens.
  • 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor for high-speed operation and exceptional low-light performance.
  • Capture 5 shots in one second at full resolution
  • Full HD (1080p) Movie with Stereo sound and HDMI Output
  • 5-way VR Image Stabilization System
  • A large, tilt-able 3-inch LCD
  • MSRP $399.95 
  • Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
  • Uses Battery Lithium ion rechargeable and can be charge through PC or Wall charger