Refurbished - Nikon COOLPIX P500 12.1 Megapixel Bridge Compact Digital Camera with 36x Optical Zoom, 3" LCD, MPEG-4, HDMI, Black - 26256

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

AVERAGE RATING
5 out of 5
5
12
4
1
3
0
2
0
1
0
Total Reviews
13
4.9
Overall Satisfaction
4.9
Value
4.9
Ease of Use
4.9
Performance

I bought this camera a couple of weeks after it came out and so far I'm in love. I'm a total amateur, so I bought this camera as an intermediate between my pocket point and shoot and a full blown DSLR. I wanted to try some more sophisticated manual settings on a less expensive camera before buying a full DSLR outfit. I love all of the Auto settings and the manual feature has been an eye opening experience to shoot with. The video is very good quality and I'm impressed at sturdy it feels. As I use it more, I'm sure I'll update this, but my initial impressions are A+! Update: After using this for a month, I have utilized more features and wanted to report. The multi-shot feature was excellent when attending a MLB game. We got some wonderful shots with the great zoom. Additionally, I experimented with some lifestyle shots and nature shots and was able to get great results. I ordered some 8x10" prints and they came out extremely crisp and clear.

-pointam quote

truly a GR8 Camera

by pointam on 7/21/2011

I bought this camera a couple of weeks after it came out and so far I'm in love. I'm a total amateur, so I bought this camera as an intermediate between my pocket point and shoot and a full blown DSLR. I wanted to try some more sophisticated manual settings on a less expensive camera before buying a full DSLR outfit. I love all of the Auto settings and the manual feature has been an eye opening experience to shoot with. The video is very good quality and I'm impressed at sturdy it feels. As I use it more, I'm sure I'll update this, but my initial impressions are A+! Update: After using this for a month, I have utilized more features and wanted to report. The multi-shot feature was excellent when attending a MLB game. We got some wonderful shots with the great zoom. Additionally, I experimented with some lifestyle shots and nature shots and was able to get great results. I ordered some 8x10" prints and they came out extremely crisp and clear. Read More

Was this review helpful to you?

YESNO

Love it

by arti on 7/26/2011

I bought this camera a couple of weeks after it came out and so far I'm in love. I'm a total amateur, so I bought this camera as an intermediate between my pocket point and shoot and a full blown DSLR. I wanted to try some more sophisticated manual settings on a less expensive camera before buying a full DSLR outfit. I love all of the Auto settings and the manual feature has been an eye opening experience to shoot with. The video is very good quality and I'm impressed at sturdy it feels. As I use it more, I'm sure I'll update this, but my initial impressions are A+! Update: After using this for a month, I have utilized more features and wanted to report. The multi-shot feature was excellent when attending a MLB game. We got some wonderful shots with the great zoom. Additionally, I experimented with some lifestyle shots and nature shots and was able to get great results. I ordered some 8x10" prints and they came out extremely crisp and clear. Read More

Was this review helpful to you?

YESNO
Load More Reviews

Product Overview

Zoom your world with the high-powered, mind-blowing closeness of the new P500. The 36x optical zoom breaks boundaries with incredible power to shoot closer and wider than ever before.

36x Optical Zoom

Easy Panorama

Continuous Shooting

Specifications

Manufacturer Nikon
Mfg Part# 26256
SKU 220062623
UPC 018208262564
UPC 14 00018208262564
Refurbished Yes
Sales Rank 36863
Links
Product Guide Click Here for the Nikon Store
Features
Put yourself in the center of the action
You’ve never been closer to the action than you are with this 36x wide-angle optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens. Its optical zoom (22.5–810mm) pulls you in from wide panoramas to crisp close ups. Plus, a side zoom control marks the end of shaky zooms—freeing you to capture great action photos with minimal blur. So whether you’re shooting a mountain vista or zooming in on a snowboarder, say goodbye to missed shots. This lens catches it all. It even allows for macro shooting as close as 0.4 inches!
Whatever you want to shoot, the COOLPIX P500 is ready
You’ll never miss a shot with this versatile camera because it starts right up, has a quick autofocus, and shoots five shots in approximately one second—at full resolution. Plus, multiple Continuous Modes allow for a variety of high speed shooting options up to a blazing 120 frames per second (reduced resolution). When a single picture just isn’t enough, the versatile COOLPIX P500 features a One-Touch record button that lets you shoot Full HD (1080p) movies at 30fps while recording audio with a built-in stereo microphone. It’s great for sporting events because it will record high speed activity in slow motion, catching action missed by the human eye. The COOLPIX P500 also has an HDMI-CEC output for simple playback on your HDTV or computer—so now it’s as easy to watch your own movies as it is to shoot them.
Panoramas: Seamless, Effortless, Genius
Mountains. Canyons. Sunsets. The glory of these vistas is the breadth and grandeur of their natural beauty. That’s why the COOLPIX P500 includes Easy Panorama Mode that combines multiple shots into a seamless 180- or 360-degree panoramic picture. Simply move the camera as you shoot and let the COOLPIX P500 combine the shots for you. Choose from 19 different Scene Modes or let the camera automatically select the most appropriate settings. Either way, you’ll have a panoramic shot that captures the size, scope, and splendor of the most majestic scenes imaginable.
Whatever you’re shooting, it couldn’t be easier than with the COOLPIX P500
The COOLPIX P500 is master of convenience—and the ideal choice for capturing fast action, low-light images, panoramas, and stunning portraits. And its Smart Portrait System includes a Blink Warning that warns you when your subject may have blinked. It also includes in-camera Red-Eye technology that automatically fixes red-eye, a Face-Priority feature that can focus up to 12 faces and a Skin Softening feature that smoothes out skin tones at three different levels. This versatile camera even allows for macro shooting as close as 0.4 inches. Plus, it comes with a rechargeable Li-ion battery that lasts for approximately 220 pictures.
Stunning photos in not so stunning shooting conditions
Whether you’re aiming at a midnight skyline or zooming in on a hang-glider in a sun drenched sky, Nikon enables you to take incredible photographs and movies. With its 12.1-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor, dual image processors and Nikon’s EXPEED C2 image processing engine, it frees you to shoot highly detailed images with minimal noise and distortion.
The COOLPIX P500 is ideal for shooting high speed action, so you’re sure to capture the fastest skateboarders, skiers, and windsurfers. It’s armed with ISO speeds up to 3200 and equipped with a five-way Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization System that reduces the streaky images associated with shaky cameras. The COOLPIX P500 even has a motion detector that identifies moving subjects and then adjusts the camera’s settings to ensure that you won’t miss a frame of the action.
Any angle. Any lighting. Any shot
The COOLPIX P500 is all you need to shoot eye-catching photographs, thanks to the three-inch, tilting, vari-angle monitor. This 921,000-dot display not only makes it easy to capture, review, and share images, but it also enables you to shoot from unusual angles and tricky vantage points. The Clear Color Display has a brightness adjustment and an anti-glare coating, so it remains vivid in the most challenging lighting conditions. And for those who want even more compositional freedom, the versatile COOLPIX P500 comes with an eye-level electronic viewfinder.
The COOLPIX P500 puts you in control
Whether you’re shooting a scenic overlook or a competitive speedboat race, the COOLPIX P500 captures images the way you want them. It lets you select aperture and shutter priorities, and includes a Manual Exposure Mode that puts you in complete control. And shooting at night is a breeze with the Advanced Night Landscape and Advanced Night Portrait Modes. Simply press the shutter release and the COOLPIX P500 will shoot multiple shots and automatically combine them into a single, superior image.
Tech Specs
Type
Compact Digital Camera
Effective Pixels
12.1 million
Image Sensor
CMOS
Sensor Size
1/2.3 in.
Total Pixels
12.75 million (approx.)
36x optical Zoom, NIKKOR ED glass lens
Lens Focal Length
4.0-144.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5-810mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Lens f/-number
f/3.5-5.7
Lens Construction
14 elements in 9 groups
Lens Zoom
36x
Digital Zoom
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3240mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration Reduction
Combination of
Image-sensor shift and Electronic VR (still pictures)
Electronic VR (movies)
Autofocus (AF)
Contrast-detect AF
Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection
Auto (9-area automatic selection)
Center
Face priority
Manual with 99 focus areas
Subject tracking
Focus Range
[W]: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity
[T]: Approx. 7 ft. 3 in. (2.2 m.) to infinity
Macro close-up mode: [W]: Approx. 4 in. (10 cm.) to infinity
Macro close-up mode: Approx. 0.4 in. (1 cm.) to infinity(at three increments from the maximum zoom position to the telephot position)
Focus Lock
Yes
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
9
Viewfinder
0.24 in. TFT LCD, approx. 230,000 dot with diopter adjustment
Monitor Size
3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Type
Vari-Angle TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Monitor Resolution
921,000-dots
Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode)
97% horizontal (Approx.)
97% vertical (Approx.)
Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode)
100% horizontal (Approx.)
100% vertical (Approx.)
Storage Media
SD memory card
SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card
Internal Memory
Approx. 102MB
Storage File System
DCF
EXIF 2.3
DPOF compliant
Storage File formats
Still pictures: JPEG
Sound files (Voice Memo): WAV
Movie
Full HD: 1920x1080p / 30fps
Voice Memo Function Yes
Image Size (pixels)
4000 x 3000 (12M)
ISO Sensitivity
Auto (auto gain ISO 160-800)
High ISO Sensitivity auto (ISO 160-1600)
Lowest ISO Sensitivity
160
Highest ISO Sensitivity
3200
Exposure Metering
256-segment matrix, center-weighted, spot, spot AF area (with support for 99 focus areas)
Exposure Control
Programmed auto exposure with flexible program
aperture-priority auto
exposure bracketing
Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
manual
motion detection
shutter priority auto
Exposure Modes
Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
Manual (M)
Programmed Auto (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Automatic Exposure Scene Modes
Yes
Scene Modes
Back Light
Beach
Black and White Copy
Close Up
Dusk/Dawn
Fireworks Show
Food
Landscape
Museum
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Panorama
Party/Indoor
Pet Portrait
Portrait
Scene Auto Selector
Snow
Sports
Sunset
In-Camera Image Editing
Black Border
Crop
D-Lighting
Filter Effects
Quick retouch
Skin softening
Small Pic
Exposure Compensation
± 2 EV in steps of 1/3
Exposure Lock
Yes
Exposure Bracketing
Yes
White Balance
Auto
Manual
Shutter
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter Speed
1/1500-2 sec. (P, S mode)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution
Up to 5 shots at approx. 8 frames per second
Continuous Shooting Options
Continuous H
Continuous H 60
Continuous H 120
Continuous L
Self-timer
Can be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration
Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)
[W]: 0.5 to 8.0 m (1 ft. 8 in. to 26 ft.)
[T]: 2.2 to 4.5 m (7ft 3 in. to 14 ft.)
Built-in Flash Control
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Built-in Flash
Yes
Interface
Hi-speed USB
Interface Data transfer protocol
MTP
Video Output
NTSC
PAL
HDMI Output
480p
720p
1080i
I/O terminal
Audio/video (A/V) output
Digital I/O (USB)
HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI output)
Supported Languages
Arabic
Czech
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hungarian
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portugese
Romanian
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Thai
Turkish
Ukranian
Power Sources
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (supplied)
Charging Time
4 hours and 50 minutes (when using Charging AC
Adapter EH-69P)(Approx.)
Battery / Batteries
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5
Battery Life (shots per charge)
Nikon Rechargeable:220 shots (CIPA)
Tripod Socket
¼ (ISO 1222)
Approx. Dimensions
Height: 3.3 in. (83.7mm)
Width: 4.6 in. (115.5mm)
Depth: 4.1 in. (102.5mm)
Excluding projections. Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.
Approx. Weight
17.5 oz. (494g)
with battery and SD memory card. Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.
Operating environment
Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Supplied Accessories
Camera Strap AN-CP21
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5
Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
UC-E6 USB Cable
Audio Video Cable EG-CP16
Nikon ViewNX 2 Software CD
Lens Cap LC-CP23
*Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area.
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Megapixels 10 - 14 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 12.1
Digital Zoom (x) 4
Focus Mode Auto
Image Stabilization Type Optical
Minimum Aperture f/3.5
Product Line Coolpix
Resolution 4000 x 3000
Viewfinder Type Electronic
loading
$329.00 + free shipping
$399.95 You save $70.95 (17%)
Earn 329 ($3.29) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Condition: Reconditioned
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  ZeeMo Digital
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; Rakuten.com meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
ADVERTISEMENT
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    Enter for a chance to win 10,000 Rakuten Super Points™ (a $100 value!) *See page for details
Recent Product Reviews


Great by ss on Sep 27, 2013


Amazing camera on Jul 09, 2012


Great on Jun 14, 2012

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT