Coolpix P500

Coolpix P500

Record Screens & Menus


The P500's auto mode forces the camera to choose all of the camera's settings for you, allowing you to just point-n-shoot. You can change the amount of information shown on the LCD screen by pressing the DISP. button on the back.

nikon_p500_rec_program.JPGAlong with auto mode, you have the choice of Program, Aperture and Shutter Priority, Manual and a slew of scene modes for any shooting situation. Shown above is Program mode, which actually allows you to change the shutter speed and aperture by rotating the command dial.

nikon_p500_rec_scenes_anim.gifThe P500's scene modes include: Scene Auto Selector, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Party/Indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Close-Up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Panorama, Pet Portrait, Image Quality and Image size.

nikon_p500_rec_4way_anim.gifPressing the 4-way controller up changes the flash mode, right adjusts exposure compensation, down enables macro mode and to the left sets the self-timer. When you are in a menu, then the controller allows you to make your selections.

nikon_p500_rec_menu_anim.gifRec. Shooting Menu:
  • Image quality Fine, Normal, Basic
  • Image size - 12M (4000x3000), 8M (3264x2448), 5M (2592x1944), 3M (2048x1536), 2M (1600x1200), 1M (1280x960), PC (1024x768), VGA (640x480), 3:2 (3648x2432), 16:9 9M (3984x2656), 16:9 2M (1920x1080), 1:1 (2736x2736)
  • Optimize image - Choose color settings; Normal, Softer, Vivid, More Vivid, Portrait, Custom, Black-and-White, Custom
  • White Balance - Auto, Preset Manual, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash
  • ISO sensitivity - Auto, High ISO, Fixed Auto range (160-200 or 160-400), Preset: 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
  • Metering - Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot AF area
  • Exposure Bracketing - ±0.3, ±0.7, ±1.0, Off
  • AF area mode - Face priority, Auto, Manual, Center
  • Autofocus mode - Single AF, Full-time AF
  • Flash exp. comp. - ±2.0EV in 1/3 EV steps
  • Long Exposure Noise reduction - Auto or On
  • Active D-Lighting - Off, High, Normal, Low
  • Save User settings - Save current settings to the U position on the mode dial
  • Reset User settings - Reset the settings that were saved to the U position on the mode dial

nikon_p500_rec_movie_menu.JPGRec. Movie Menu:
  • Movie Options - HD 1080p*, HD 1080p, HD 720p, iFrame 540 (960x540), 640x480
  • HS Movie options - 240fps, 120fps, 60fps, 15fps
  • Autofocus Mode - Single AF, Full Time AF
  • Electronic VR - on or off
  • Wind noise reduction - on or off

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