I’ve been trying out the Nikon Coolpix P500 for a couple of weeks or so now. Similar to its predecessor, the P100, the Nikon P500 captures VGA-quality video at 120fps and QVGA-quality at 240fps. While both are fun, I find the 120fps at VGA’s 640 x 480 resolution much more practical for sharing on TV sets or online.
Below is a short sample of some clips I shot at both frame rates. Note that the 240fps footage has been up-rezzed in post from its native 320 x 240 resolution to standard VGA 640 x 480 resolution in order to match the 120fps frame size.
Check it out below.
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This is a very fun feature on the P500. Although, I look forward to getting 1280 x 720 at 120fps on future models. Hopefully, we’ll see these soon.
The P500 also shoots full HD 1080p footage, which obviously looks much crisper than these low-res slow motion options. Look for a full review soon.
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