What makes the Nikon Coolpix P500 so different from all the other Coolpix models to date? How about a 36x zoom, which is the longest ever included into the Coolpix range? This full-featured compact camera will feature the indefatigable NIKKOR lens that delivers accurate detail, brilliant color and amazing clarity. Apart from that, it will also feature Nikon’s EXPEED C2 high performance digital image processing engine that will complement other functions including Scene Auto Selector, Best Shot Selector and Smart Portrait System.
For a compact digital camera, its 36x wide-angle optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens will open up a new “ultra-telephoto” premium compact niche market, letting you shoot super wide-angle 22.5mm to a staggering 810mm (35mm equivalent), while the 12.1-megapixel backside illumination CMOS sensor makes shooting in low light conditions a snap. Out later this March for $399.95, you can choose from either black or red colors. [Press Release]