A 36x super-zoom bridge camera with a 12.1 megapixel back illuminated CMOS sensor
Hugely flexible zoom range
Articulated three inch screen
Zoom control on the lens barrel
Low noise at high sensitivities
High Speed and High Definition video
Struggles to focus at maximum telephoto
Sharpness and contrast drops at telephoto end
Continuous shooting burst is over in under a second
TechRadar Recommended deal
TechRadar Our verdict
"All things considered, the range of features and excellent low noise at high sensitivities make this a camera worthy of consideration if you're in the market for a super-zoom compact or bridge style camera."
If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 160 the Nikon Coolpix P500 is capable of resolving up to around 20 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.
Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100: