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Nikon Coolpix S500
Nikon Coolpix S500

Nikon Coolpix S500

We've given the S500 a grade of D+.

Editor's Review

Nikon pushes the envelope with their Coolpix S500, which features ISO settings up to 2000. While that may result in better nighttime or action photos, it's hard to believe that there won't be a significant amount of image noise at that sensitivity. Nikon has taken great pains to avoid that fate, however, adding enhanced noise reduction to the S500's image processor. The S500 also features optical image stabilization, which is quite nice, especially in such a compact camera.


  • 7.1 megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom
  • Movie mode with sound
  • Lens-shift vibration reduction image stabilization
  • JPEG file format
  • ISO 50-2000
  • Auto focus and exposure
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Secure Digital Card storage (26MB internal)
  • 2.5-inch LCD
  • Part Number: COOLPIXS500S
  • UPC: 018208912865
  • Release Date: Feb 21, 2007

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Nikon Coolpix S500 Reviews

Nikon Coolpix S500 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 1.0 out of 5
Lens error (Fernando Piza — 05/25/2009)

After 9000 shots the display began to show lens error.
The repair was worth the same as a new camera.
I disarmed looking for the source of the damage and found that two gears where terribly worn , one with a broken tooth.
Poor quality. Now I´m going to buy another brand.