Nikon Coolpix S500

Announced Feb 20, 2007 •
7 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 35 – 105 mm (3×)
korvus
 
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After trying the Fuji F40fd and Canon A710IS I decided to go for the Nikon S500. The Metering and Color on the S500 is excellent, as is the sharpness. Very rarely will you need to edit the photos. If you do edit, the camera comes with a feature called D-Lighting (both in-camera and PC software can use this feature). D-Lighting will bring detail out of the darker regions of the photos while leaving the well exposed areas untouched. The start-up speed and shot to shot without flash is very ...

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KennJohnson
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I just replaced my Pentax Optio with this 7.1 Mp alternative and am very happy, overall. Great viewing screen and pretty intuitive features system. Problems: Three problems with this camera: 1) the lens placement is a bit awkward and seems poorly thought out, at the limits of the upper-left corner (note: the newer S500 looks different than the image of the camera shown above). I have had to re-learn how to hold the camera to avoid getting my thumb in the image. 2) The "Macro" feature is ...

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Kevin Nha
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I used this camera for Yosemite Trip. Took about 250 pictures at max resolution. Bright daylight to Cloudy to night, landscape to portrait. My results were pretty disappointed. Not that the pictures are bad, just because it was too average quality. S500 comes with max ISO of 2000 but it's useless. Terrible noise above ISO 400. There is no manual aperture settings and you wont even get to see how AUTO setting sets the aperture. Problems: Some of the pictures were blurly even when VR was in ...

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CjMcDonald
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Highly recommended pocket camera

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SLCanada
 
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Its a nice little ultra-compact p&s camera. It doesn't feature any manual modes other than scene's and VR and a quick portrait mode (face recognition). Problems: Like all CCD's it has a flare shown on the screen when there is a flood of light. No manual mode if you are set on that feature.

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