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7th February 2011: Last month, Nikon came out with its new super stylish Point and Shoot device, which is an amazing versatile and fun loving camera to operate and sports, a highly incredible 36x optical zoom lens, a 12.1megapixel Illuminated CMOS Sensor, a big 3-inch LCD screen and Full HD 1080p video recording feature to operate with. This is sincerely more than just a fun camera to operate, with its only concern of the overall image quality it offers, which may become the reason for you to look at some other alternatives.
* High-speed 12-megapixel BSI, CMOS imager
* Nikkor 36x optical zoom lens with ED glass elements
* Nikon's Hybrid VR image stabilization
* Full 1080p HD video recording
* Auto Scene Selector
* High Speed Movie capture
* On-lens Zoom controls
* Stereo Microphone
* Full Manual Shooting mode with manual focus
* Up to 8fps burst shooting at full resolution
* SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot
* Li-ion battery pack (good for up to 220 photos)
Nikon, the Japanese Multinational camera giant has almost cloned an SLR into Point and Shoot camera range and the camera comes under the name of Nikon Coolpix P500. The latest addition in the array of point and shoot cameras from Nikon runs on EXPEED C 2 dual image processor. The 12.1 MP camera with 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor comes with the default aspect ratio 4:3 while 16:9 aspect ratio is also provided as an option. The 36x wide-angle optical Zoom Nikkor ED glass lens in this camera provides the longest zoom ever integrated in the Coolpix cameras.
The camera comes with the dimensions of 115.5mm x 83.7mm x 102.5mm, with this size the camera is not exactly compact but fits in the hand well and weighs a good 494 gms which may make it a little heavy for point and shoot line of cameras. This Nikon compact digital camera comes with an Electronic Viewfinder. Nikon Coolpix P500’s screen size is large, the inch TFT LCD monitor comes along an anti-reflection coating which enhances the sharpness and has a resolution of 921,000 dots. 102MB of internal memory is provided which can easily be expanded by the use of SD, SDHC and SDXC cards. The camera comes with rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5, which is capable of taking 220 pictures or record 1 hr 20 minutes of HD video in one charge.
Nikon Coolpix P500 comes with a huge 36x wide angle optical zoom with Nikon’s forte Nikkor ED glass lens and has a 4 – 144 mm focal length range. Alongside the 36x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom is also provided. The Contrast Detection Auto Focus has range of 50cm (Normal) and 10cm (Macro). In terms of sensitivity, the camera has Auto ISO of 160 - 1600, while Manual ISO ranges from 160 - 3200. The maximum shutter speed maintained is 1/1500 seconds and the minimum shutter speed is 2 seconds. The aperture of this camera is F3.4 to F5.7. An inbuilt pop-up flash with a range of 8 m is fancied by Nikon Coolpix P500.
For image stabilisation a combination of Image-sensor shift and Electronic VR is provided inside Nikon Coolpix P500. This device allows user to set up a self timer of 2 or 10 sec duration. The P500 supports Continuous shooting at 8 fps for up to 5 shots. This Nikon camera supports recording at 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps i.e. at Full HD for crystal clear recording. Concluding this, the very look of the device, at the given price lures the photographer towards the camera. This is definitely a sensation in the photography world!