Nikon P500 COOLPIX 12.1 CMOS Digital Camera with 36x NIKKOR Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens and Full HD 1080p Video
I have been a Nikon user and has Nikon P500, and I found that this model can do the job way better than I expected.
The Nikon P500 is very light to carry everywhere and it’s a on-the-go camera, because it is very transportable. (got discount here)
I had a DSLR before which has 18 200mm lens, and this camera weighs about half of this DSLR. (another review in this blog, Canon D3100).
Nikon P500 Limitations
Some minor complains, this The Nikon P500 has auto focus that is very slow to me, especially when I change zoom ratios.
I noticed when I zoom out or zoom in, its focus would take about 4 seconds.
A good quality smartphones have a faster auto focus.
It also does not include any external chargers, so if you are considering to get this camera, I only can suggest you to get an extra spare battery or an external charger, otherwise you would have to use USB cable or AC charger to charge your battery.
Other than that, I don’t like the noises when I turned it on, and forgot to take the lens cap off. I knew this problem with the Nikon P100 too.
Nikon P500 Review – What I like
What I like from this camera is, it is really easy to use and user friendly.
I don’t know if it’s because I owned a Nikon before or this brand is really easy to use.
However I found it is very simple to navigate and change the settings.
I set the shutter speed 1/20 and sometimes higher, this The Nikon P500 can make good quality of pictures in both good and low light environtment.
Be sure you have the shutter speed setting above. The high resolution 3-inch LCD screen helps very much in smooth zooming.
I have tried to snap pictures on higher than 1/20 shutter speed, and I got very sharp image results, although I could see some of the noises appeared.
With the Nikon P500 optical zoom with 22.5-810 I could really see some objects that I thought I have never snapped when I zoomed out to 810mm, its lens can catches all.
The Nikon P500 optical zoom with 22.5-810 is available in red now, so you can choose which color suits you best, as I purchased it, it was only available in black.
Overall, if you need a camera with a good video zooming, this . is not your thing, but if you want to have a camera which purely to take photos, then this Nikon P500 is simply amazing.