A good camera compared to its competitors

Started Oct 27, 2011 | User reviews thread
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jafori New Member • Posts: 3
A good camera compared to its competitors

I bought the P500 a month ago and generally I'm satisfied.
The main features are:
1- 36x zoom
2- Image stabilization
3- Amazing Option while using the manual mode.
4- Stereo Audio
5- great monitor with Tilt option
6- Full HD video, with fast motion 15 fps full HD, slow motion 120 fps VGA, and slow motion 240 fps QVGA
7- ISO 160-3200
8- contain Panorama 360 and HDR(2pics) ( Canon 40hs does not have these)
9- relatively cheaper than competitors
so, it's a great camera for a personal use


Nikon P500 lack few features:
1- poor and slow focusing << annoying especially in the 36x
2- Lens cap must be removed before using.
3- can't put additional lens (compared to Canon SX40 HS)
4- Can't put external flash
5- No time-lapse
6- maximum shutter speed 1/1500 (compared to Canon SX40 HS 1/3200 and Sony HV100 1/4000)
7- Image stabilization is Sensor-shift (compared to Canon SX40 HS LENS)
8- canon has f/2.7 Maximum aperture while p500 has f/3.4
9- Minimum shutter speed is 8s in p500, 15s in 40hs
10- does not have a Custom self-timer and can't take a pic every two seconds
11- Recharging using the camera!! but you can buy a recharger if you want

Although it has all these problems, I think it's a great camera that you can get a lot from. However, if you want to buy one you must take a look at the p500 competitors especially Canon SX40hs which is another great camera.

Jaafar Al Meshaal

Nikon Coolpix P500
12 megapixels • 3 screen • 23 – 810 mm (36×)
Announced: Feb 9, 2011
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