Nikon Coolpix P500
Top 49%773 points
Top 49%
Megapixels
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10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Nikon Coolpix P500: 52 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

12.75MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
295
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.55mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
247
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
9
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
191
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
8fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
176
0

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon Coolpix P500
26% have it
153
0

6. weight

494g
HTC Re: 65.50g
142
0

7. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
3200ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
127
0

8. video recording

1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
115
0

9. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
220shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

10. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Nikon Coolpix P500
48% have it
86
0

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
81
0

12. pixel density

462ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi
77
0

13. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Nikon Coolpix P500
25% have it
77
0

14. width

115mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
76
0

15. volume

991cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

16. height

83.70mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

17. thickness

102.50mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

18. resolution

1108 x 831px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

19. battery power

1100mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
69
0

20. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Nikon Coolpix P500
45% have it
67
0

21. Can create panoramas in-camera

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
Nikon Coolpix P500
35% have it
59
0

22. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
59
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23. has sensor shift stabilization

With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
Nikon Coolpix P500
18% have it
57
0

24. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Nikon Coolpix P500
72% have it
57
0

25. Has an electronic viewfinder

An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.
Nikon Coolpix P500
17% have it
51
0

26. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Nikon Coolpix P500
87% have it
51
0

27. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Nikon Coolpix P500
65% have it
49
0

28. has a BSI sensor

A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
Nikon Coolpix P500
19% have it
47
0

29. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
Canon EOS M6: 2
43
0

30. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
36x
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.30x
43
0

31. widest aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.40f
Ricoh GR II: 1f
41
0

32. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Nikon Coolpix P500
88% have it
41
0

33. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Nikon Coolpix P500
68% have it
41
0

34. maximum focal length

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
810mm
Nikon Coolpix P900: 2m
39
0

35. lenses

A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
1
Nikon D5: 400
38
0

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