Nikon has announced the new Nikon Coolpix P500 with 36x optical zoom lens, the most zoom in any camera, since the 35x optical zoom Canon Powershot SX30 IS (not that anyones playing a numbers game…), the P500 features an ultra wide angle 36x optical zoom lens (22.5mm to 810mm equivalent), 3″ 921k pixel swivel screen, P/S/A/M exposure modes, 8fps shooting, 12.1 megapixel back illuminated CMOS sensor, 1080p HD movies with stereo sound with optical zoom, Slow and fast motion movie recording, 360°/180° Easy Panorama mode, 1cm macro, and will be available in black or red. Nikon has published sample photos and videos. The Nikon Coolpix P500 is available for £399 from Amazon UK from the beginning of March.
“The 36x zoom NIKKOR lens for the COOLPIX P500 features an ED glass element, 22.5 mm wide-angle to 810 mm super-telephoto* coverage, as well as a new side-mounted zoom control for stable handling. Versatile reach and range is further enhanced by a 7.5 cm (3-in.) vari-angle 921k-dot (approx.) high-resolution Clear Color Display that can be tilted as much as 90 degrees upward or 82 degrees downward.”