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Old Dec 21, 2011, 7:32 PM   #11
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Hi- the flash button on the side of the flash housing has to be pressed in all modes to activate it.
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Old Dec 21, 2011, 11:53 PM   #12
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Hi,
One of you guys will be able to help me.
My Daughter has purched a P500 for her boyfriend for Xmas,( I know, all I got from my girlfriends was a bottle of aftershave if I was lucky).
Anyway she has asked me to check it over and get it ready so he can use it on Xmas day.
I cant download the brochure as I have to register it first.
So the question is ,when using the Green symbol mode the flash does not pop up automatically as it does on my D5000, is this how it is or is it a fault?.
Many thanks.
Like Simon said, on the P100 and P500 you have to push the little flash button on left side of flash to open it.
I don't like it to open automaticly anyways as I don't always want to use the flash.

You can get the free manual here:
Nikon P500 manual

BTW, I don't do "Xmas or happy holidays"!
I do MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
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Old Dec 22, 2011, 10:50 AM   #13
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Thanks for the replies and a Merry Christmas also.
My Daughter was swayed by the 1080 Hd movies mode plus the swivel LCD.
I would have prefered her to get the Pansonic FZ45.
I think that Nikon are a bit mean with this model after all, no user manual,just a cd, and no independent charger,the charger they supply is very slow and ties the camera up while it charges. Come on Nikon, there's a lot of competition out there, what are you playing at and not even miniscule memory card.
All of which came with my old Pana FZ7..
Thanks for the link to the free manual jack55.
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Thanks for the replies and a Merry Christmas also.
My Daughter was swayed by the 1080 Hd movies mode plus the swivel LCD.
I would have prefered her to get the Pansonic FZ45.
I think that Nikon are a bit mean with this model after all, no user manual,just a cd, and no independent charger,the charger they supply is very slow and ties the camera up while it charges. Come on Nikon, there's a lot of competition out there, what are you playing at and not even miniscule memory card.
All of which came with my old Pana FZ7..
Thanks for the link to the free manual jack55.
Good points... you were very correct about the negatives which were mine also.
However since I have Nikon's, I stayed with them for the mega-zoom which IS quite impressive. Video and swivel LCD is nice too.

There are a lot of good camera brands out there, it's just a matter of preference. It still comes down to what you do with it, composition, lighting etc.
It's not too late to exchange it for another brand if she got it within the 30 day window.
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I just purchased the Nikon p500 and am putting the camera through it's paces. I made a short video and when I transferred it to the computer it was in mov file format. The camera spec said video would be shot in mpeg4 format. Could someone please give me a explanation for this. Thanks.
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I just purchased the Nikon p500 and am putting the camera through it's paces. I made a short video and when I transferred it to the computer it was in mov file format. The camera spec said video would be shot in mpeg4 format. Could someone please give me a explanation for this. Thanks.
Maybe check the manual? I tried mine once to see how it worked and it worked great in the camera replay and on my Samson Win7 Ultimate notebook with nothing needed done by me.
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