Nikon Coolpix P500 Point & Shoot
  • Nikon Coolpix P500 Point & Shoot
  • Nikon Coolpix P500 Point & Shoot
  • Nikon Coolpix P500 Point & Shoot
  • Nikon Coolpix P500 Point & Shoot
  • Nikon Coolpix P500 Point & Shoot
  • Nikon Coolpix P500 Point & Shoot

Nikon Coolpix P500 Point & Shoot

Nikon Coolpix P500 Point & Shoot Price
13,994 - 19,484
Nikon Coolpix P500 Point & Shoot launched in the Indian market on 2011-12-25 and is available to purchase..
Key Features
  • 3 Inches
  • 12.1 MP
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  • Specification

Nikon Coolpix P500 Point & Shoot - Variant List

Nikon Coolpix P500 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Black

Nikon Coolpix P500 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Black

Best Price 13,994 View Details
Nikon Coolpix P500 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Red

Nikon Coolpix P500 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Red

Best Price 19,484 View Details

Nikon Coolpix P500 Point & Shoot - Price Disclaimer

  • All prices mentioned above is in Indian Rupee.
  • The latest price of Nikon Coolpix P500 Point & Shoot was obtained on 06 Dec 2019.
  • The price is valid in all major cities of India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, NCR. Please check instructions at the specific stores for any deviation.

Nikon Coolpix P500 Point & Shoot - Expert Reviews

Overall Review

Nikon Coolpix P500 is a refreshing super zoom compact camera that will attract the semi pros. Enthusiasts will find it fascinating that this camera features a mechanically stabilized 36X optical zoom with a massive focal range beginning from 22.5 – 810mm,  this over a very innovative side zoom control. It is further capable of recording full 1080p HD videos with stereo sound, full time AF, and optical zoom. The icing on the cake comes with the camera’s ability to record slow motion videos at up to 240fps. More features include manual shooting modes and a burst mode of five continuous shots at 8fps. You can review your photos and videos on the given 3-inch LCD 921K dot articulated screen. And it sports a three and a half inches back side illuminated CMOS sensor together with 12.2megapixels. The sensitivity range too is amazing that stretches from ISO 600 TO 3200, and the camera is a modest upgrade of its predecessor. However, Nikon Coolpix P500 stays to be a proper choice for those who want the convenience of a super zoom but also search for the creative control that the high-end cameras offer. It may not give you the best photos at higher ISO speeds but it is still a lot more portable and convenient than an average SLR with a stack full of lenses. It is also advantageous as an amazing video camera, all thanks to its precise video mode.


Design and Build Quality

When it comes to the weight, Nikon Coolpix P500 is slightly heavier than the old P100, weighing at 494 grams, but in an overall spectrum it is very much the same. It scales only 115.5mm x 83.7mm x 102.5mm. Like with most high end super zoom cameras this camera too has a traditional bridge look coupled with a chunky handgrip, a big lens grip, a flash resting directly on top of the lens and an eye level electronic viewfinder. The grip is perfect to fit into you right hand, and has this rubber texture for your comfort. Also, the camera is not only available in your basic Black but a striking Red as well. Pick whichever you like!

Focus and Face Detection

For focus, this camera consists of an AF mode, Macro, Infinity and even a Manual mode. Each works differently; the AF is centre spot, which is user dependant, selecting from 99 focus points or if camera is selectable from 9 points. It is to be noticed that needless of the AF area mode, the auto focus speed is decent for still subjects but rather slow for subjects in motion. The manual mode offers much freedom to you but is quite a slow process, nevertheless, a delightful addition in case your autofocus system ditches you. While during face priority auto focus, the camera has the ability to focus on 12 human faces and will focus predominantly more on the subjects close to the lens.

Lens and Image Stabilization

The magnificent 32X zoom lens is the star of the camera, putting it out there in the market. The praises go side by side to the ultra wideness of the lens from 22.5mm to 810mm in 35mm terms. This range is equivalent to your changing least 3 – 4 lenses to cover a similar focal range. This range gives you freedom unlike you have experienced and with the speedy processing, this will make shooting fun for you. The aperture of f/3.4 at 22.5mm and f/5.7 at 810mm is the reason for its fastness. This single lens is remarkably compact in respect to its attributes. For image stabilization, the camera sports a Vibration Reduction (VR) that is, to battle camera shakes in order to give you thoroughly vibrant pictures, and this is something essential for a camera that features a super zoom lens. The result displayed by the Vibration Reduction feature is noticeable as it gives you sharp images and beautiful photographs without blur. 

Screen and Menus

A fully articulated screen of 3-inch size and called the vari angle monitor is placed in the rear of Nikon Coolpix P500 to offer 921,000 dot-display, which is excellent for you to capture and then preview photos. Of course, all the added advantages of a tilting screen comes with it, you can take photos from tricky points and unusual angles. The screen has a brightness adjustment setting to it and an anti glaring coat, so that even as you are outdoors in the sun, viewing does not become an issue. The additional eye level electronic viewfinder is just a joy to those who require compositional freedom. As for the menu, it is a button away to access and is as easy as that. Navigation will not be a problem, all that you need has been provided for.


Nikon Coolpix P500 is operated by an 1100m-AH lithium ion battery. They are placed next to the car slot, which is by the way, compatible with SD / SDHC / SDXC cards; the compartment is on the base of the camera and is shared. The camera on a full charge will last for as many as 240 shots. There is also a small internal memory card but it will keep a few photos, so a memory card is mandatory. 

Video Mode

A stunning feature that you would end up appreciating in the Nikon Coolpix P500 is its capability to record Full HD 1920 x 1080 p movies at a decent 30fps. And while recording the stereo sound and optical zoom are operable, it offers different frame rates and quality standards, one being 720p at 30fps ( 1280 x 720 p ) and another being a VGA mode again at 30fps but with 640 x 480p. Added helpful features like Wind Noise Reduction are a gift! It will reduce wind noises blowing on the microphone. The drawback is that the sensor shift VR does not work as you record but as per your wish, you can use the given electronic image stabilization. This doesn’t end here, the camera can record high speed movies at QVGA at 240fps, in VGA at 120 fps and even HD (720 p) at 60fps. You can even turn them into slow motion, all with the option of playing them back at 30fps. All this with that one button, sitting on the rear, you click and in whichever mode the device is, it will start recording. 


The camera sports a commendable 12.1megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor, with a dual image processor and Nikon’s very own EXPEED C2 image-processing engine. This in end works brilliantly, offering you detailed image with minimal noise or distortion. The processing is quick such that one cannot complain about it. 


Amazing versatility from the 36x optical zoom lens
Robust shooting performance
DSLR style body is easy and comfortable to handle
Fully Automatic and Manual controls
Powerful built-in flash
Excellent 1080p video recording with full use of the optical zoom
High quality Vari-Angle 3.0-inch LCD screen, shows amazing detail
HDMI output
Second zoom control is very convenient
Stereo Microphone


At full telephoto, the camera can be very hard to hold steady, even with the optical image stabilization
Overall image quality is not up to our expectations
No audio input
Sub-Par battery life

Nikon Coolpix P500 Point & Shoot User Reviews

Very Good , Based on 194 ratings
5 163 
4 21 
3 6 
2 2 
1 2 
by DR. MADAN GOPAL AGARWAL on 2011-09-09

With a zoom that's both remarkably wide and extremely long, the Nikon P500 exceeds all expectations in a long zoom digital camera with only a few optical compromises. This is the camera you grab when

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by Adithya Das on 2011-11-27

Simply superb. i bought this camera after months of deliberation and almost
went in for a nikon DSLR,but this stopped me in my tracks.. great wide
angle and even better telephoto (albeit with

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Awesome Camera. Loved It :)
by Shanti Swaroop Swain on 2012-02-07

Loved this camera. As usual, flipkart service was great and packaging was very good. Received the product exactly on the date expected (on my birthday). So here is my experience with this camera.

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NIKON P 500 is magical,magnificent.... What a camera !!!
by Abhishek Verma on 2012-02-25

Well, must I say , it took about 20 days of intensive research, comparison, guidance from some of the good known photographers in the city as well as reviews from youtube and other internet sites

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by manik batalvi on 2011-09-28

The decision to buy Nikon P500 was taken after a long research. Wanted to buy a SLR but the simplicity of this camera caught my eye. Its so easy to use and the results are really good.


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by Raj Kishore on 2011-10-13

I must say that i fell in love with this camera as soon as i unboxed it
The red is soooo amazing
The camera is simple to operate and delivers lovely pictures even at full zoom

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Packs a punch
by Rohit Dhawan on 2012-01-29


Ultra Zoom is great.
Full HD Recording.
Slow Motion Recording.
Ease of use.
Excellent burst mode shooting.
Macro mode is highly impressive.
Variety of shooting

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One Word - "Zoomstastic"
by Amit on 2011-12-28

This has to be the best point and shoot camera so far. The camera is easy to use and handle. This has been the best buy for me.
The 36X zoom is amazing and gives result far much more better than

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Great Product:-)
by Jason Caleb Raj on 2011-10-11

I was looking for a SLR when this Cam caught my eye.
The features offered are pretty high and to-operate its pretty simple.
Not to mention the weight...its damn light compared with SONY

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Nikon Coolpix P500
by Flipkart Customer on 2012-08-13

I opted for this camera for its affordability and features which suited my needs. I have not been disappointed as the results were
superb despite not being able to utilise all of its features for

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Nikon Coolpix P500 Point & Shoot - Specifications

Camera Features
  • Optical Sensor Resolution 12.1 MP
  • Sensor Type CMOS Sensor
  • Sensor Size 1/2.3 inch
  • Optical Zoom 36x
  • Maximum Shutter Speed 1/1500 sec
  • Minimum Shutter Speed 8 sec
  • Digital Zoom 4x
  • Audio Video Interface A/V Output (NTSC or PAL)
  • Picture Angle 22.5 mm Wide-angle
  • Maximum Recording Resolution (Pixels) -
General Features
  • Brand Nikon
  • Model Name Coolpix P500
  • Type Point & Shoot
  • Color Black
  • Lens Type NIKKOR ED Glass Lens
  • Auto Focus Contrast Detection AF
  • Manual Focus Yes
  • Focal Length 4 - 144 mm / F3.4 - 5.7
  • Aperture Range f/3.4 - f/5.7
Convenience Features
  • Shooting Modes A, & M Exposure s, Auto, Backlit Scene HDR, Movie, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Program, S, Scene, Smart Portrait, User Setting Preset
  • Continuous Shots Continuous H (8 fps Up to 5 Shots), Continuous L (1.8 fps Up to 24 Shots), Continuous H:120 fps (1280x960, Up to 50 Shots),Continuous H: 60 fps (1600x1200, Up to 25 Shots)
  • Self Timer 2 sec, 10 sec
  • Metering 256-Segment Matrix, Center-Weighted, Spot
  • Supported Languages 26
Image Enhancements
  • ISO Rating Auto (Auto Gain ISO 160-800), Fixed range Auto (ISO 160-200 / ISO 160-400), High ISO Sensitivity Auto (ISO 160-1600), Manual Selection (ISO 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200)
  • Image Stabilizer Electronic VR & Image Sensor shift
  • White Balancing Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual
  • Red Eye reduction Yes
  • Face Detection Yes
  • Screen Size 3 Inches
  • Image Display Resolution 921000 dots
  • Video Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD)
  • Supported Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
  • Bluetooth No
  • GPS No
  • HDMI Yes; HDMI Mini Connector
  • USB USB Hi-Speed
Images & Video
  • Image Format Compressed JPEG (EXIF)
  • Video Format MOV
  • Audio Formats WAV
Media & Software
  • Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC
  • Inbuilt Memory 102 MB
  • Upgradeable Memory Yes
  • Built in Flash Yes
  • Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Rear-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync Flash
  • Flash Range 8m
Power Source
  • AC Adapter AC Adaptor EH-62A (optional)
  • Battery Type Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (EN-EL5)
  • Dimensions 115.5 (W) x 83.7 (H) x 102.5 (D) mm
  • Weight 494 gms

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