It can fit in the palm of your hand, and it has features such as a 10.1-megapixel CCD sensor, a 3x zoom NIKKOR Glass lens, an ISO range of 80-1600, a 2.5″LCD touchscreen and the ability to take 720p HD videos. Whether you like taking pictures of that beautiful sunset or preparing your next meal to upload to lnstagram to show your friends, you’ll also have 7.3GB of internal memory to do it with, and a battery life of approximately 190 shots with its rechargeable Li-ion battery. Its EXPEED C2 processing engine ensures that your photos will be taken quickly. If you’re still new to photography, that’s no problem-the COOLPIX 501 can detect what you’re shooting and automatically selects the best mode for you, including Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Close-up or Backlighting.
First published in Gadgets Magazine February 2013