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Compact Flash / Battery Compartment

To open the 2500's only compartment you flip up a small locking lever and slide open the entire right end of the camera. Inside you'll find a slot for the supplied Nikon EN-EL2 1000 mAh 3.7V (4.1 Wh) Lithium-Ion battery and a Type I Compact Flash slot. First impressions of this door is that it's a bit cumbersome, however in time using it becomes second nature and the 'wrap around' design does add to overall camera stiffness.


Battery Charger

Supplied with the Coolpix 2500 is this new MH-60 battery charger (input 100 - 240 V). A full charge of the EN-EL2 battery takes approximately two hours in this charger.


Connections

This won't take too long to explain as the Coolpix 2500 has just one connector, a tiny USB socket for connection to a computer via the supplied cable. Clearly the choice not to include video out makes the overall camera design (cost) simpler and reduces size.

I personally would like to have seen Nikon keep a video output capability but certainly it's not a feature used by everyone and may simply not be important to the target audience.


Flash

The 2500's small flash unit is mounted vertically alongside the lens. This means that it rotates, and more importantly, is always pointing at the subject when you take a shot. The disadvantage is that its close proximity to the lens is more likely to produce redeye than one mounted further away.

The unit itself is rated with a range of 0.4 - 3.0 m (1.3 - 9.8 ft) at wide angle and 0.4 - 1.7 m (1.3 - 5.6 ft) at full telephoto.


Box contents

Supplied in the box are: (exact contents may vary by region)

  • Nikon Coolpix 2500 digital camera
  • 16 MB Compact Flash Card & case
  • Nikon EN-EL2 Lithium-Ion battery & cap
  • Nikon MH-60 battery charger & power cable
  • USB cable
  • Wrist strap (not pictured)
  • User manual
  • CD-ROM's (US):
    • NikonView 5 & NikonView reference manual (PDF)
    • Arcsoft PhotoImpression
    • Arcsoft VideoImpression
    • Arcsoft Panorama Maker
  • CD-ROM's (Europe):
    • Nikon View 5 & NikonView reference manual (PDF)
    • Fotostation Easy
    • Quicktime 5
    • Arcsoft Panorama Maker
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