Nikon Coolpix P50

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ ThinkCamera (30 March’08)

The Nikon Coolpix P50 is an 8.1-megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera features 3.6x Optical Wide-Angle Zoom (35mm film equivalent: 28-102mm), Optical Viewfinder, ISO sensitivity: 64-2000 and a 2.4″ TFT LCD screen. The camera measures 94.5 x 66 x 44 mm and it weighs approx 160 g.

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Nikon Coolpix P50 Reviews

ThinkCamera reviews the Nikon Coolpix P50 and writes;
“Colour and balance of images is good. Where some compacts splurge colours together to form misbalanced images, the Nikon Coolpix P50 produces well balanced pictures. Plus the in-camera D-lighting can assist in ‘rescuing’ blown out shadows and highlights”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

PopPhoto reviews the Nikon Coolpix P50 and writes;
“The focus was quick and snappy, with little lag time and dead-on focus and exposure more often than not. Bursting shots was surprisingly good as well, firing off six frames in five seconds, which places the P50 on the fast side of the economical point and shoot category.”
Rating: N/A

TrustedReviews reviews the Nikon Coolpix P50 and writes;
“The P50 shows its true colours. Image quality isn’t bad, but it’s no better than most other decent 8MP compacts..It handles well enough, but it has a limited range of features, less-than-stellar build quality, average performance and the image quality is nothing special either. ”
Rating: ★★★½☆

ComputerActive reviews the Nikon Coolpix P50 and writes;
“The P50 is easy to use, powering up in two seconds and displaying clear and logically laid-out screen menus…Overall The P50 feels like it should cost more than it does, and while it’s user-friendly it produces good images. ”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

GoodGearGuide reviews the Nikon Coolpix P50 and writes;
“Overall, this is a fun camera with a lot to offer. It’s small and it takes relatively crisp, clean and vibrant images. It did sometimes struggle with very bright light or heavily overcast conditions when in ‘auto’ mode, but it still does a better job than most point-and-shoots..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Pocket-Lint reviews the Nikon Coolpix P50 and writes;
“In terms of image quality, the P50 is pretty darn good with a stunning level of detail captured at top quality and low ISO settings… Some sluggish performance aspects mar excellent image quality and low noise; nevertheless, the Nikon Coolpix P50 is almost perfectly pitched for the target market. Not bad, not bad at all.”
Rating: ★★★★☆ reviews the Nikon Coolpix P50 and writes;
“On balance I like the Nikon Coolpix P50. It offers fair value for money and is pleasingly easy to use. It may not fit into a pocket, but I like the design and style of the camera…This is a fairly solid camera. It takes a decent photo in most situations, although you need flash pretty quickly when the light starts to drop. It scores well for ease of use, despite having one or two extra features, including a manual exposure setting.”
Rating: ★★★★☆ reviews the Nikon Coolpix P50 and writes;
“No-one will be getting excited about the Nikon Coolpix P50, a hobbled version of the P5100. There aren’t many features but lots of tweakable settings, so the bottom line is that it is one of the most flexible compacts around, with correspondingly good image results. Shame about the brick-like styling, though”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

PhotographyBlog reviews the Nikon Coolpix P50 and writes;
“With multi segment metering selected, even exposures are the order of the day, with a pleasing amount of foreground and background detail maintained. Colour is also well handled, with reds, greens and blues appearing especially vivid when left to the camera’s default settings. With good enough light conditions there’s also plenty of detail on offer…”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Nikon Coolpix P50 Samples

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Nikon Coolpix P50 User Manual (PDF)

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Nikon Coolpix P50 Press Release

August 30, 2007 — TOKYO — Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX P50. Placing priority on photographic performance, this new camera blends orthodox camera styling with an advanced feature set and operating ease that conservative camera users can truly enjoy. Built on a custom application of Nikon’s innovative EXPEED digital image processing concept and incorporating the precision optics of a NIKKOR lens, The COOLPIX P50 is built to realize optimum performance and maximum image quality.

Combining 8.1 effective megapixels of resolution and a new digital image-processing engine for outstanding imaging performance, the COOLPIX P50 also features a 3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR lens with 28mm wide-angle capability that ably covers a range from panoramic landscapes to close-up portraits.

Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization compensates for camera shake or movement by unsteady subjects to realize yet sharper results. And extended light sensitivity up to ISO 2000 further helps prevent blurred shots when shooting in lower light, or when capturing fast-moving subjects.

From its functional purely functional body design with stable grip and rubberized thumb rest to the intuitive operation of its Mode dial, complete with a setting for Manual shooting mode, the COOLPIX P50 is a versatile photographic tool that is ready to handle a wide variety of shooting styles. Its optical viewfinder enables accurate composition, even in bright sunlight, making it a handy complement to the bright 2.4-inch LCD monitor on the back of the body. And power is supplied by readily available AA-size batteries, which means the COOLPIX P50 can be used in virtually any location without worrying about recharging or running out of power. In some regions, the COOLPIX P50 will be available in a choice of Black or Silver body colors*.

Price and Availability The Coolpix P50 will be available nationwide beginning September 2007 with an MSRP of $229.95.

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