Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best Nikon digital camera under $500 price range are the SLR/professional cameras and entry-level DSLRs useful for low light photography. Some of them are also point and shoot cameras supporting ultra zooming options along with HD video recording capability.


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Nikon 1 J5
Nikon Coolpix S9900
Nikon Coolpix P610
Nikon Coolpix A
Nikon D5200
Nikon 1 J5
Nikon Coolpix S9900
Nikon Coolpix P610
Nikon Coolpix A Digital Camera
Nikon D5200 Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens
$497 - $897
$450
$427 - $500
$430 - $650
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Release Date
May 2015
Mar 2015
Apr 2015
Mar 2013
Dec 2012
Camera Type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact, Large sensor compact
SLR/Professional
Resolution
21.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
24.1 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
13.23 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
28.34 mm
28.2 mm
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.3 stars
 3.8 stars
 4.1 stars
Focus
46% Positive
54% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
Display
100% Positive
100% Positive
80% Positive
20% Negative
Performance
63% Positive
37% Negative
100% Positive
Ease of Use
60% Positive
40% Negative
100% Negative
100% Positive
Look and Feel
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive

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