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Old Dec 9, 2011, 3:52 PM   #1
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Default How many of you have the P500?

How many of you have the P500?

Wow! Almost years since I started the review thread on the P90 and it's still going at 110 pages, 1,093 posts, 212,375 views!!!
The upgrade for this camera, the P100 wasn't nearly as good for some reason.
However, they made up for it with the new P500.
A few friends and family members have the P90 & P500 and love it.
Me? I had graduated to the D5000 & D7000.

However, as of yesterday, I got one too. I figured I'd always have this one with me everywhere I go, whereas I sometimes leave the more bulky DSLRS at home... a great reason to have this one1


Here are my first 2 pictures with it. The tree is shot with and without flash... handheld.






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My goodness- looking on your website- you sure do get to some stunning locations..!!
Crater Lake is breathtaking...!!
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Not sure if I'm breaking any forum rules here... so I'll be careful...
The P500 is currently being offered at quite a discount here in the UK via a popular retail outfit.... can I say where and how much..?
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Not sure if I'm breaking any forum rules here... so I'll be careful...
The P500 is currently being offered at quite a discount here in the UK via a popular retail outfit.... can I say where and how much..?
The admin will let us know if we are.
I got mine for $319 at a camera shop in the local Mall.
Best Buy has them for $329.
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Argos UK has them at present for 249....
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OK, here are some comparison pictures with the P500 & D7000.
Granted, it is unfair, but that is what I have.
This would compare the the best superzoom against the middle range Nikon DSLR.
I know one thing. I went the DSLR route when I had the P90 because I needed better low light and bird flight pictures.
That hasn't changed. The D7000 is far superior when it comes to birds and low light, focusing speed etc.
However, for regular shooting, the P500 does alright. There does seem to be a color contrast difference between the two though.

Here is a Christmas Manger shot at 800 ISO
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Now for the Santa shot:
P500


D7000


Now the full 100% zoom of both, you will see the D7000 has superior detail without noise.
P500


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Interesting results- were the shooting parameters similar... iso settings,etc...?
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Interesting results- were the shooting parameters similar... iso settings,etc...?
All shots were at ISO 800 and set on program.
I think the P500 should not go above ISO 400.
The D7000 can go all the way up to ISO 3200 as you can see from my posted night shots.
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If those cropped Santa's are both at iso 800,then the P500's noise reduction has clearly kicked in (understandably so). I wonder how they'd both look at iso 100 in program- as no doubt the P500 would have retained far more detail... thus maybe narrowing he gap..
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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?.
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