Nikon Coolpix S500 review
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 fast. With flash you might wait 2 secs between shots.
Battery life; not sure yet, 90th photo on the first charge as I write this. It usually takes 3 full charges to get new Lithium batteries up to top efficiency.
Build quality is excellent, all metal body! The size is great.
I won't be buying a camera until the S500 stops working.
Only thing to add; If it had a 28mm lens it would be the perfect camera for me.