From the solid feel and comfortable wrap-around grip of its stylish and compact stainless steel body to its large, easy-access control buttons, the COOLPIX S500 is an absolute joy to carry and a pleasure to shoot with.
Achieving sharp results in low light or unsteady conditions is made easier thanks to a Lens Shift Vibration Reduction image stabilization system that remains active the whole time you are shooting, and a light sensitivity range that extends up to ISO 2000.
This camera powers up and is ready to shoot within 0.8 seconds, and the shutter releases in less than 0.005 seconds. With all functions optimized for immediate response, the COOLPIX S500 sets you freer than ever before to capture special moments as and when you experience them. This camera is produced in Urban Black.
7.1 megapixel resolution means detailed images that stay sharp even when significantly enlarged.
3x Zoom-Nikkor lens covering the key photographic range of 35-105mm (35mm equivalent).
Lens Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization system counters the effects of camera shake to produce sharp images and movies, and deliver clear images in lower light. Active the entire time the camera is switched on, sensors in the VR lens unit detect camera movement and make precise automatic adjustments to reduce image blur in your images and movies as well as on the camera’s LCD monitor.
High-quality, durable compact stainless steel body, with comfortable wrap–around grip for ease of use.
Light sensitivity of up to ISO 2000 reduces the risk of blurry images when you shoot fast-moving subjects or take pictures in low-light situations. For more challenging light situations you can activate High-Sensitivity mode and let the camera select the best setting from ISO 50 to ISO 1000, or you can set it up as high as ISO 2000 manually.
Large 2.5” LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating simplifies image composition and playback.
Rotary multi-selector enhances easy operation.
Anti-Shake mode counters the effects of camera shake and subject movement by simultaneously activating Lens Shift VR, High-Sensitivity mode and Best Shot Selector, which lets you select the sharpest shot from up to 10 sequential shots.
One-touch portrait button with direct access to Nikon’s In-camera COOLPIX technologies: Face-priority AF automatically locates and focuses on people’s faces ensuring superb, crisply focused portraits. D-Lighting rescues underexposed images by improving brightness and picture detail where needed, while leaving correctly exposed areas just as they are. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix analyzes each image and automatically finds and corrects any accidental red-eye, which can sometimes occur in flash photography.
Body color: Urban Black*. * Some colors may not be available in certain countries. Please refer to your Nikon website or local Nikon dealer for more information.
1/2.5-in. CCD; total pixels: approx. 7.38 millions
3.0x Zoom-Nikkor; 5.7-17.1mm (35mm  format picture angle: 35-105mm); f/2.8-4.7; 5 elements in 5 groups; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm  format picture angle: 420mm)
Focus range (from lens)
50cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to infinity (∞), Macro close-up mode: 15cm (5.9 in.) to infinity (∞)
2.5-in., 230,000-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
Internal memory (approx. 26 MB), SD memory cards
With sound: TV movie (640) at 30fps, Small size (320) at 30fps/15fps, Smaller size (160) at 15fps; Without sound: Time-lapse movie at 30fps, Stop-motion movie
Image size (pixels)
3072 x 2304 (High: 30721/Normal: 3072), 2592 x 1944 (Normal: 2592), 2048 x 1536 (Normal: 2048), 1024 x 768 (PC: 1024), 640 x 480 (TV: 640), 3072 x 1728 (16:9)
Vibration Reduction (VR)
Optical lens shift VR
ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, Auto (auto gain ISO 50-1000)
Range: (W) 0.5 to 7.5m (1 ft. 7 in. to 24 ft. 7 in.), (T) 0.5 to 4.0m (1 ft. 7 in. to 13 ft. 1 in.)
Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 (supplied), AC Adapter EH-62D (optional)
Approx. 180 shots with EN-EL10 battery (based on CIPA standard)
Approx. 88 x 51 x 22 mm (3.5 x 2.0 x 0.9 in.) excluding projections
Approx. 135 g (4.8 oz.) without battery and SD memory card
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10, Battery Charger MH-63, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, Strap, PictureProject CD-ROM (Supplied accessories may differ by country or area.)
AC Adapter EH-62D (compatible with EN-EL10)