The P500 improves on Nikon's P100 by a few orders of magnification, touting a voyeur-friendly 36x optical zoom, while also offering a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, 1080 / 30p video plus stereo sound recording, max ISO of 3200, and an 1100mAh battery. The back is also adorned with a tiltable display, sized at 3 inches diagonally and fitting 920k dots. Yours on March 3rd for $400, 464 or £400, depending on your local currency.
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High-power zoom that has it covered the COOLPIX P500
A superb performer with incredible range, the compact COOLPIX P500 boasts an astounding 36x zoom, a tiltable high resolution 921K dot LCD monitor and Full (1080p) HD movie recording. Whether capturing a sweeping vista or getting up close to wildlife, the camera's ultra 22.5mm wide-angle to 810mm super-telephoto coverage will make sure you get the shot you want.
Perfect for capturing distant objects and bringing them closer, such as in sports or wildlife photography, the 36x superzoom offers impressive capabilities. A unique side control lever also enables smooth, steady zooming throughout the long zoom range when shooting photos or movies.
Anti-blur technology within the camera counters blurred images in seven key ways:
Hybrid VR (Sensor-shift and Electronic Vibration Reduction) reduces the effect of camera shake and can be set simultaneously for additional protection
High ISO (up to 3200) light sensitivity reduces the risk of blurred images with fast-moving subjects or in low-light
Motion detection compensates for camera and subject movement
Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically selects the sharpest of up to 10 sequential shots
Night Portrait Mode combines images with varying exposure to counter blur
Night Landscape mode lets you shoot sharp images at low ISO
HDR backlight mode offers impressive tonal detail in any situation
When filming in Full (1080p) HD with stereo sound, not only are the optical zoom and autofocus functions available, but you can also capture a photo at any time. Giving even more options, the COOLPIX P500 can film in slow or fast motion using recording speeds of up to 240fps (QVGA). What's more, a built-in HDMI connector with HDMI-CEC support enables you to link the P500 directly to an HD-enabled TV, and view your photos and films with family and friends.
The tiltable LCD monitor will help you discover your creative side, making it easy to take shots from above or below and immortalize scenes that are just are you remember them. Advanced exposure modes also allow control over key settings and a dedicated continuous shooting button allows quick switching from single-frame to continuous shooting.
The COOLPIX P500 will be available in black.
COOLPIX P500: £399.99 / 464.00, sales start date: 3rd March 2011