Much to learn
I purchased the Coolpix P500 in 2011, my first digital camera. I wanted a light weight unit and didn't want extra lenses. This camera has proven to be easy to use with outstanding results. I've purchased a book about it so I am able to take advantage of the many, many features.
I do wish it didn't have a propriety battery but this is my only complaint. Wonder results every time I use it.
April 22, 2014
Fantasic for the everyday user!
Great camera! Much better than my cheaper point and shoot. The image quailty is great. Love the zoom. I'm learning all of the features, so many, and in turn it is giving me amazing photos to share with friends/family.
The only cons would be is that the menus are old looking, still pretty user friendly and easy to use though.
Also, when I take a video and zoom allllll the way in, it shakes alot.
July 17, 2013
it`s best camera in the range, i ve taken pics of moon, panorama..from this cam, and it`s best...
January 11, 2013
Excellent and easy to use!
I have used a few Nikon point-and-shoot cameras before, but I wanted another camera which would have more features but still fit in my budget. Wow, what a camera! The zoom and its quality at the maximum zoom is impressive. It has an excellent Macro mode, which is what I really need for photographing my jewelry and handicrafts. This was also perfect for my trip to Europe.
I haven't used many of the features of this camera yet, but I know I will be further impressed with it. Nikon, thank you SO MUCH for your superb cameras!
November 16, 2012
I love this camera. I used to use point and shoot cameras, but i decided to graduate. A couple of barn friends have the Cannon Rebel T3i and I really wanted something like that, but it was far to expensive, so we went with this. Its great for action shots whether it be jumping, or flat work its great for close ups to! I'm going to another horse show to try it out even more tomorrow, and after that I'm going on a nature hike. It truly is awesome, and these pictures were all taken with it! Love it!
September 2, 2012