Nikon Coolpix P50 Digital Camera
My camera is Nikon Coolpix P50. It is great as a point and shoot camera. It has a wide angle lens and f2.8 aperture. Both features allow low light photography to some extent. It has a great macro mode. Although nowhere close real macro lenses on digital SLRs, it does a great job when required.
It is very easy to use and it's menus are not like a maze. It uses standard AA batteries, which are easy to find anywhere. You would never complain of forgetting the charger of the batteries at home when on a vacation, like it happens with cameras that use Lithium Ion batteries.
What it is missing is a lack of real mechanic vibration reduction. It has a feature called eVR, but it is nothing like real VR.
Another thing I do not like is, when you zoom furthest aperture decreases to f5.6, which makes it difficult to take a sharp photo without using flash. However, this can be overcomed by fixing the camera on something steady.
I bought the Nikon Coolpix P50 digital camera in September 2008. I bought it from a regular store that offers a guarantee. The camera is good for still shots. It is not for moving objects, just like all the other point and shoot cameras. It is good at using as a scanner.
It takes sharp macro shots. The photographed page with writing is very readable on a computer screen. It has a good video mode. It uses regular SD cards. It has a viewfinder. Viewfinder is quite useful in situations when the screen looks too bright outside due to heavy sunshine.
It has a manual mode that can easily be selected. Thus it is possible to choose your own aperture and shutter speed for the desired outcomes. It has a black and white shooting option.
This may not seem handy, but unlike converting colored photos to black and white later, this way you seen see the image black and white on the screen. All in all, I like the Nikon Coolpix P50.