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Nikon Coolpix S500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 reviews of Nikon Coolpix S500. 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 are impressed by the screen and image quality. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the storage and viewfinder, while reviews are divided on the price.

portability, usability, performance, image quality, screen

shutter, low-light, battery, viewfinder, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix S500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The screen and usability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the size, and the storage and battery get critical views.

portability, usability, screen, image quality, design

battery, storage

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix S500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the flash and image quality are generally positive. The size and performance also get good feedback. Many are critical about the price and usability.

portability, performance, size, image quality, flash

durability, usability, price

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nikon CoolPix S500

 

Nikon's new ultra-compact has some interesting relatives

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon Coolpix S500 digital camera

 

The Nikon Coolpix S500 is the (soon to be tested) S200's bigger brother, not in terms of size so much, as in terms of the specification it brings to your photographic table. The new camera's handling is great with the Rotating Multi Selector proving a...

Looks good, low ISO image quality, VR, screen, pricing, responsive, specification

Rotary Multi Selector turns too easily, no optical viewfinder, shadow noise at ISO 100, no manual shooting options

The new camera’s handling is great with the Rotating Multi Selector proving a novel and a nice touch – if a bit over sensitive. Response or rather responsiveness is not the problem for start up times (around 0.8 of a second) or shutter lag, with a very...

May, 2007

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Nikon Coolpix S500 review

 

Stainless steel shooter that's noisier than a metal band

Quality lens ; Vibration reduction ; High light sensitivity ; Only 3x optical zoom

Very noisy at higher ISOs ; Sluggish shutter speed

A solidly built snapper, let down by a slow shutter and annoying noise at higher ISOs

Jul, 2007

Expert review by (macformat.co.uk)

Nikon Coolpix S500

 

The big noise (pardon the pun) in compact cameras at the moment is high ISO, which in plain English means the ability to avoid using flash in low-light settings. Nikon's boxy but stylish S500 is another high-ISO shooter, going up to ISO 2000

Quality lens, Vibration reduction, High light sensitivity, Only 3x optical zoom

Very noisy at higher ISOs, Sluggish shutter speed

A solidly built snapper, let down by a slow shutter and annoying noise at higher ISOs

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (techadvisor.co.uk)

Nikon Coolpix S500 7.1Mp compact camera

 

The tiny Nikon Coolpix S500 compact camera includes the latest face-detection and image-stabilisation features for consistently top-quality photos.

For a compact camera so small, the Nikon Coolpix S500 delivers very good image quality. Features such as face detection and image stabilisation make shooting faultless photos easy, every time.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Nikon Coolpix S500

 

Very good image quality ; Excellent colour rendition ; Excellent metering, including flash exposure metering ; VR image stabilization ; No chromatic aberration ; Excellent monitor resolution ; Compact and solid

No Manual mode ; Lack of sharpness in image corners with the widest angle ; 1600 - 2000 ISO sensitivity levels almost unusable

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Nikon Coolpix S500 review

 

The 7.1-megapixel Nikon Coolpix S500 features a 3x zoom, Vibration Reduction and 15 scene modes.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (techworld.com)

Nikon Coolpix S500 7.1Mp compact camera

 

The tiny Nikon Coolpix S500 compact camera includes the latest face-detection and image-stabilisation features for consistently top-quality photos.

For a compact camera so small, the Nikon Coolpix S500 delivers very good image quality. Features such as face detection and image stabilisation make shooting faultless photos easy, every time.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by (photoxels.com)

Nikon Coolpix S500 Review

 

The LCD is large at 2.5 in. with 230,000 pixels resolution and movie mode is 640x480 pixels 30fps, with sound.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Nikon Coolpix S500

 

The Nikon Coolpix S500 is a fairly simple, pocket sized digital camera. It appears to have a good build quality and also offers image stabilisation. This is a neat and compact camera and is capable of producing crisp photos with natural colours.

Easy of use - build quality

Indoor shot lacked focus - macro photos - shutter lag

"The Nikon Coolpix S500 is a fairly simple, pocket sized digital camera. Overall it performed well in my tests, but there were one or two areas where the camera does struggle. You should have no problems operating the camera and it has a pleasant no...

Jun, 2007

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