Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black)

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Screen Coverage 98%
Screen 3" LCD Rear Screen Tilt (921,000 pixels)


Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo


Resolution 1920 x 1080p: 30 fps, 25 fps, 15 fps, 12.5 fps1920 x 1080i: 60 fps, 50 fps, 15 fps, 12.5 fps1280 x 720p: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps640 x 480p: 120 fps, 100 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps
Video Recording Yes


Battery 4x AA Batteries


Weight 19.08 oz / 541 g with battery and SD card
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.5 x 3.1 x 3.7" / 113.5 x 78.3 x 94.9 mm excluding projections


Lens NIKKOR, 12 elements in 9 groupsEFL: 4.0-160mm (35 mm equivalent: 22.5-900mm)Aperture: f/3.0 (W) - 6.5 (T)
Zoom Optical: 40xDynamic: 80x
Focus Range Wide: 11.81" (30 cm) - InfinityTelephoto: 11.48' (3.5 m) - InfinityWide Macro: 0.4" (1.02 cm) - Infinity


Memory Card Type SDSDHCSDXC


Pixels 16 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEGMovies: MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264Audio: AAC
Max Resolution 16 MP: 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Image Stabilization Optical & Digital, 4-Way


Flash Modes TTL Auto
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.64 - 22.64' (0.5 - 6.9 m)Telephoto: 11.48' (3.5 m)
Built-in Flash Yes

Exposure Control

White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, White Set
Shooting Modes Back LightBeachClose UpFireworksFoodMulti-ExposureNight LandscapeNight PortraitPanoramaParty/IndoorPet PortraitPortraitScene Auto SelectorSnowSportsSunsetTime-Lapse Movie
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Scene Auto Selector, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, SmartCompensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
ISO Sensitivity 125-1600 (Extended Mode: 3200-6400)
Self Timer 10 Seconds, 5 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Continuous Shooting Up to 7.4 fps at 16 MP for up to 7 frames
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Matrix, Spot
Shutter Type: Electronic & MechanicalSpeed: 1 - 1/4000 seconds0 - 25 seconds


Operating/Storage Temperature Operating32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Connectivity/System Requirements

Connectors 1x HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Yes
Expert Reviews
Photography blog.34420874
1 week ago

For anybody who is looking for a camera to take on holiday with them, which is mainly concerned about zoom ratio, the Nikon Coolpix B500 represents a good choice.Many people also like the look and feel of a bridge camera, and this one feels nice and comfortable to hold.

User Reviews
10 August 2016

I know very little about cameras... I knew I wanted a simple point and shoot with a great zoom. After reading many reviews I had it down between the b500 and the p900. Being new to cameras I decided to go with the less expensive option. I'm really glad I did!

B h photo.32817553
22 July 2016

I bought this camera based on the features / price. Great zoom, good size, wonderful color (plum) and nice price. None of which is relevant since the main reason I selected this camera was for the "Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth low energy (BLE) [which] maintain a constant connection between the...

27 August 2016

Nice looking and feel for what one gets at this price level. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a SLR type camera.

  • +

    Very nice camera for the money

  • -

    No view finder and flip out rear display flips only vertically instead of both vertically and horizontally.

6 October 2016

This camera has a hard time focusing, maybe it's me, I have not used it extensively yet, but it appears that unless you have a tripod you have to have a steel arm to keep pic still. Anyway...after I have used this awhile, I will update.

Dp review.33575663
4 May 2016

Great camera so far and the pictures are clear and vivid. Nice camera to take along when you don't want to take a lot of equipment. The ONLY reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I literally spent half a day trying to figure out how to get SnapBridge; when that did not work, I tried the...

Product Highlights
  • 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Sensor
  • NIKKOR f/3.0-6.5mm ED Lens
  • 22.5-900mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 40x Optical Zoom Lens, 80x Dynamic Zoom
  • 3" 921k-Dot Tilting LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Bluetooth (BLE), Wi-Fi, NFC Connectivity
  • ISO 6400, 7.4 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 18 Scene Modes, Easy Auto Mode
  • Remote Control via Smartphone or Tablet
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In The Box
  • Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black)
  • UC-E16 USB Cable
  • AN-CP21 Strap
  • LC-CP31 Lens Cap for COOLPIX L840
  • 4 x AA Batteries
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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