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Nikon Coolpix 2500 2MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom

by Nikon

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  • 2-megapixel sensor captures 1,600 x 1,200 images for prints at sizes up to 8 x 10 inches
  • Autofocus lens with 3x optical/4x digital (12x total) zoom
  • Included 8 MB CompactFlash card holds 15 images at default settings
  • Connects with PCs and Macs via USB port
  • Uses proprietary lithium-ion rechargeable battery(included)
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  • Rotatable Lens

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Product Details

Product Manual [3.57mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 1.3 x 2.4 inches ; 8.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0000635UX
  • Item model number: 191161
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,078 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 27, 2002

Product Description

The Nikon Coolpix 2500 digital camera has a swiveling inner zoom lens to help you capture photos from just about any angle. It has a Best Shot selector and 12 scene modes that adjust shutter, flash and focus settings for optimal results. Its 3x optical and 4x digital zoom is backed by a 2.0 effective megapixel CCD. Features 256-segment exposure metering and a built-in speedlight with auto gain-up, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction by pre-flash, autoflash, anytime flash and flash cancel. Other features include scene modes: portrait, night portrait, landscape, night landscape, close-up, backlight, party/indoor, beach/snow, sunset, fireworks show, copy, and museum (disables flash); one-touch upload to computer; zoom equivalent to 37-111mm in 35mm format; white balance: auto with TTL control, 5-mode manual, and preset; 4 selectable image sizes; 5-step monitor brightness adjustment; Slow Sync selectable (only from scene modes such as Night Portrait); continuous shooting, multicontinuous shooting (16 frames), movie mode (QVGA); auto noise reduction and image sharpening; single frame or thumbnail size image playback with quick review and 6X zoom review. Can delete all or selected frames and protect function also available with auto-off with selectable times. Also includes 16 MB CompactFlash memory card, USB cable, battery and MH-60 charger and Nikon View 5 CD-ROM. No. Coolpix 2500. Imported. 2-1/3Hx4-1/2Wx1-1/4D".

Customer Reviews

Pictures on average, very good quality.
"thepotatocar"
This does NOT work if either: 1) you take pictures outside which makes seeing the LCD very difficult; or 2) you need reading glasses, which I do.
Theodore Kahn
If you are looking for a digital point and shoot camera I would definitely recommend this.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

229 of 232 people found the following review helpful By Deep on April 21, 2002
Nikon Coolpix 2500 is a great compact camera. I wanted to buy a camera that can work in an easy to use automatic mode for point & click situations like parties, casual travel; and also provides manual mode for experimenting & control. My choice was mainly between Coolpix 2500, Coolpix 995 & Canon Elph Series. I just fell for the cool styling of 2500 and the ability to carry it in my shirt pocket.
I just took it out to Australia for a week long trip. It has performed well under different lighting conditions. All I needed to do was change the "SCENE".The camera allows me to identify the type of scene I am going to photograph. It has a bunch of "SCENE" that I can select from. Some of them are - Beach, Landscape, Party, Portrait, Night Landscape, Backlight to name a few. I was also able to take night shots of the Opera house & the Harbor Bridge in the "night landscape" mode. They came out pretty well. I was happy to see the result in about 2 seconds - the duration of the exposure. Pictures taken in bright daylight like that on a beach also came of well. What disappointed was the photgraphs that I took at a night Bar-be-Q party. In most photographs, the people close to the camera looked bright and those away by more than 7-8 feet away from the camera looked dark. Another "scene" that I found useful was "Close Up". I wanted to note down a recepie from a local magazine. Instead of taking notes I just photographed the page in the "Close Up" mode. Now, I do not have to write them down ! I just read the recepie off the picture stored on my computer. It is not much of a "Manual" camera. So if you want to control everything, I recommend look else where.
I found the controls easy to use.
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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 29, 2002
I bought this camera because I needed a point and shoot for an upcoming cruise. I already have a Sony Cybershot DCS-S30 that I am very happy with. I didn't want to bring my Sony on the cruise in fear that the elements (salt air and sand) would ruin it as well as be too awkward to carry around. When I saw this little Nikon it was love at first site. Not only was this camera stylish but its compact and has a lens that can swivel in (perfect for protection from the elements).
While I am satisfied with my purchase there are a few drawbacks to this camera. None of the drawbacks are too serious but for a spoiled gadget use such as myself they are inconvenient. I was disappointed that the battery was not pre-charged and I had to wait 2 hours to actually play with my new toy. After the battery was charged and I was putting it in place I noticed that the battery has to actually be removed from the camera to charge it in its charger (again a spoiled issue but still inconvenient). The operations (menus) of the camera are a bit clunky to get used to but I am sure in time I will get used to it. My last gripe would be the amount of time between hitting the shutter release and the time it takes to actually take the picture, its not very quick, actually pretty slow.
Enough moaning about the faults, what's so good about this little camera? Well it's little! It comes with some handy software. And it has an incredible lens (should you expect less from Nikon?). My Sony can't touch the quality of this lens. The digital zoom shows minimal amounts of pixalation.
If you are looking for a digital point and shoot camera I would definitely recommend this.
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Zolla Michalak on November 7, 2002
I researched several cameras, including the Canon PowerShot and greater and lesser Nikon Coolpix, before deciding on the Coolpix 2500.
Things I like about it:
1. The size is great. I carry it in my purse or around my neck at all times. You can't get the shot unless the camera is with you! This is one camera you CAN have with you all the time. The swivel lens helps make it more compact because there are no protruding parts once you close the lens, no lens cap to worry about, and the lens is totally protected. I slide mine in an inexpensive zippered makeup bag and throw the strap around my neck. Wha-la! - instant [inexpensive] camera bag.
2. The quality of the pictures is amazing! The resolution is fantastic, much better than I needed or expected. It does a good job in low light situations too, which was something I was looking for.
3. Scene modes: These are very useful for someone like me who wants to be creative and get good shots, but doesn't have the time or patience to figure out the correct shutter speed and what-not.
I don't have any negatives that are bad enough that I would take the camera back, but just so you know...
Things I don't like:
1. People have complained that the flash is too bright. For this reason, I usually rely on natural lighting when photographing people. Fortunately, the camera is usually able to handle this. You have to hold it steady because the shutter speed is slower. I'm usually able to get one that is clear if I snap several. The nice thing is that it is digital, so you can see what you are getting, and retake if necessary.
2. Buy a 128 MB or at least 64 MB memery card the same day you buy the camera. I have not even messed with the starter card they give you. Way too small.
3. This is just an oddity, not really a problem.
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