The COOLPIX B500 feels great in your hands, whether you're zooming in with its super telephoto NIKKOR glass lens or recording 1080p Full HD video using the flip-up LCD. And it takes all the work...
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Owner Reviews Are Excellent
This camera has an excellent average owner rating based on 12 owner reviews. That puts this Nikon digital camera in the top 1% of all the cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.
The B500 is one the top selling camera currently on the market.
Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras
Nikon is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Nikon also has good reviews for its cameras.
Easy to Use
A few customers who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use. A few weeks ago Fay-Ray said on Amazon “Great easy to use camera”.
Good Quality Pictures
A number of people said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer mentioned in November this year “The shutter speed is great, one of the best photos I got was by sheer fluke as the wee one moved as I pressed the button” in their review of this digital camera.
One Nikon B500 reviewer who purchased it wrote that it was a good weight.
One Nikon B500 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Amazon Customer wrote in their Nikon B500 review on Amazon this year “Not to big and heavy that on the days when my hands were really painful I wouldn't be able to use the camera”.
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One customer who bought it thought it had a good flash. Imaging-Resource.com wrote on expert website Imaging Resource.com in November this year “The Nikon B500's built-in flash has a range of up to 22 feet (6.9 meters) at the 22.5mm equivalent”.
Only Released Six Months Ago
This camera is one of the newest cameras to be released.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution
The Nikon B500 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than a 3840 x 2160 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for the last year. In addition, this Nikon camera support a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all new similar spec cameras the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.
9 Reasons Against
Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched in the last year, the Nikon B500 is not waterproof.
Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser
Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the B500, the Nikon B500 does not have an image stabiliser.
Does Not Support Full HD Video
The Nikon B500 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other new cameras also do not support Full HD video.
Not 3D Compatible
The Nikon B500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the B500 are also not 3D compatible.
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Does Not Have a GPS
Like most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the B500, the Nikon B500 does not have a GPS.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for the last year, the Nikon B500 does not support WiFi connectivity.
Does Not Support Video Recording
The Nikon B500 does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other new comparable spec digital cameras also do not support video recording.
Does Not Have a Built-In Flash
Like most of the other recently released cameras, the Nikon B500 does not have a built-in flash.
Very Narrow Field of View
The average field of view of cameras that have been around for the last year is 100%, and the field of view range from 98% to 100%. With a field of view of only 98 percent, the Nikon B500 has one of the narrower field of view amongst digital cameras of this age.
The Nikon B500's ISO sensitivity ranges from 125-1600 in all modes, although ISOs 3200 and 6400 are available exclusively in Auto mode. When using Auto ISO, the Nikon B500's built-in flash has a... Read more…
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Bought for my partners mum for her birthday, it was the best price I found and she absolutely loves it! Easy to use, takes great pictures and love the colour! She loved it so much that she... Read more…