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Nikon Coolpix P50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews of Nikon Coolpix P50. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and performance. The price and image quality are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the image stabilizer and storage. Comments about the shutter and battery are different.

usability, image quality, price, performance, size

zoom, memory, storage, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix P50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Nikon Coolpix P50


alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix P50 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the portability and flash. The price and image quality also get good feedback. Many are critical about the zoom and memory, while comments about the lens and battery are different.

usability, image quality, price, flash, portability

memory, zoom

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Nikon CoolPix P50


Is the Nikon P50 a hobby camera, a pocket compact, or neither?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Nikon Coolpix P50 digital camera


The Nikon Coolpix P50 sits on the bottom rung of three “Performance” Coolpix models Nikon has in that range which also includes the P5000 and P51000. As such it offers a more affordable balance between specification, shooting tools and user control in...

Easy to use, good “classic” design and styling, simple control layout, AA-battery power, image quality, nice manual controls

Sluggish AF performance and annoying shutter lag, optical viewfinder murky and blurred

Some sluggish performance aspects mar excellent image quality and low noise; nevertheless, the Nikon Coolpix P50 is almost perfectly pitched for the target market. Not bad, not bad at all.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (

Nikon Coolpix P50 review


The 8.1-megapixel Nikon P50 features Nikon's Dynamic Lighting and Face Detection technologies alongside a 3.6x optical zoom.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Nikon Coolpix P50: Review


Nikon's latest Coolpix really live up to the "Performance" label-

Cheap (street price) ; Manual mode ; D-lighting ; 28mm wide angle ; Simple viewfinder

ISO 2000 is merely a sell point, not a realistically usable sensitivity ; Options limited between modes ; Poor battery life (AA batteries only)

The Nikon Coolpix P50 has some very useful features, most notably the 28mm wide lens. This is an excellent bonus that's fast becoming almost an industry standard. It's well matched by the 3.6x optical zoom, as this extends as far as a decent...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (

Nikon Coolpix P50


The Nikon Coolpix P50 is an 8 megapixel camera with a wide angle 3.6x lens. It has one or two extra features when compared to a typical point and shoot model. It takes a decent photograph and Nikon have kept this camera fairly easy to use.

Large internal memory - bright photos - ease of use - design

Lower light - shutter delay

"This is a fairly solid camera. It takes a decent photo in most situations, although you need flash pretty quickly when the light starts to drop. It scores well for ease of use, despite having one or two extra features, including a manual exposure...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


Small and powerful -- thanks to an 8.1-megapixel sensor -- the P50 is suitable for almost all situations and it even has a decent manual mode to tinker with.

Has a decent manual mode for such a small camera, crisp and clear shots, no obvious chromatic aberration, no obvious lens distortion

Vibration reduction made our shots look too soft, it sometimes mishandled very bright and cloudy conditions

May, 2009

Expert review by : Richard Butler (

Nikon Coolpix P50 Concise Review


The Coolpix P50 is Nikon's attempt at a middle-ground camera: it's neither a point-and-shoot-only ultra compact nor a fully-fledged photographers' camera. Instead it's a pocketable digital camera that marries a sensible sensor to a useful lens and...

Generally decent image quality (at lowest ISO settings), though nothing 'special' Consistently accurate metering Useful lens range with true wide-angle Nice use of materials D-Lighting can make the best of difficult situations Icon-based interface is...

eVR is no substitute for optical stabilization Soft images with little latitude for additional sharpening in-camera Lens on our test model had softness on left side of image. Sluggish performance ISO range more ambitious than capable Manual control...

The P50 is a no-nonsense little camera. It's fairly compact, has a useful zoom range and doesn't cost very much money. The build quality is good and it is constructed using pleasantly tactile materials. Many people walking into their local store will...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (

Nikon Coolpix P50


Preview of the Nikon Coolpix P50.

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Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Rich Trenholm (

Nikon Coolpix P50


No-one will be getting excited about the Nikon Coolpix P50, a hobbled version of the P5100. Light on features but full of tweakable settings, the P50 produces pleasing images and is one of the most flexible compacts around. Shame about the brick-like...

Lots of tweakable settings ; Good image quality

Lack of features ; No optical image stabilisation ; Small screen ; Uninspired design

It's hard to get excited about the Nikon Coolpix P50. It's not small enough, fast enough or sexy enough, and lacks a decent screen or image stabilisation. Nonetheless, it does put you firmly in the picture-taking driving seat and is more than capable...

Dec, 2007


Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Nikon Coolpix P50 Review


The Nikon Coolpix P50 is an 8 megapixel compact digital camera with a wide-angle 28-102mm, 3.6x zoom lens, new EXPEED image processing engine and a versatile ISO range of 64-2000. Available in the stylish ...

We had the black-bodied Nikon Coolpix P50 in for testing, which undoubtedly disguises the fact that it's not the skinniest compact around and the fact that construction is plastic in the main I doubt the ...

Dec, 2007

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