Until it stopped working a few weeks ago, I would have rated the 500 a straight "5". Now it will not measure more than about 60 yds. At about $250, that's pretty pricey. Reading other reviews, Nikon not standing behind this flawed product.
Pros: compact, easy to use.
Cons: no longer measures more than 60 yds.
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.