Nikon P500 Slow Motion Video

Nikon P500

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.

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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  1. Dan says

    What is the final playback rate…24fps or 30fps? Its not bad with the vga but really, we need 720p for web…Most people don’t have 1080p displays anyway at this point but 720p is a minimum standard for computers, tv’s, tablets, and it looks like mobile phones starting this fall.

  2. Joe says

    I play my Panasonic TM700 1080p60 videos in slow motion with audio on my 47″ 1080p HDTV using my PS3 and it looks fantastic but this looks like video taken with a 10 year old cell phone.