Excerpt: Not only does it provide a solid metallic feel and reassuringly firm grip, but the chic contours and classic camera appeal of the most compact digital camera among competing models also makes Nikon Coolpix S500 a desirable pocket point-and-shoot compact camera for travellers.
Conclusion: Nikon Coolpix S500 digital compact camera At this time, the Nikon Coolpix camera series is mainly aimed at the amateur and those who like to have a handy compact camera. An exception is the Nikon P5000; with its many setting possibilities it will appeal to the experienced photographer.
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix S500 is a compact point-and-shoot digital camera in an attractive stainless steel body. It has intuitive controls and produces very good image quality with good detail and accurate colour reproduction at the low ISOs.
Summary: Building on the success of the Style Series of digital cameras, Nikon is has introduced the Coolpix S500 and . Boasting 7.1 megapixels, a 3x Zoom-Nikkor glass lens, VR Image Stabilization technologies, and sleek metal bodies, these cameras offer high performance and exquisite design.
Summary: When Nikon introduced eight new Coolpix P&S cameras with a February 2007 press release, a quick perusal of the individual models showed an interesting mix of features spread amongst the various models.
Pros: Excellent shutter performance, Very good images and color fidelity, Vibration Reduction, D-Lighting, Automatic red eye fix
Conclusion: Problems with close up shots and my indoor portrait mean that the Nikon Coolpix S500 falls below the standard of my favourite pocket sized digital cameras. It's a shame because I like this camera overall. Colours are natural and the sharpness of the outdoor photos is above average.