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Nikon Coolpix B500

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Nikon Coolpix B500
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737 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Good Features
95
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
95
Value for Money
Excellent
70
Age
3 Years Old
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A very popular and gigantic optical zoom 542g camera, very good for wildlife photography. This camera has very good features and it produces very good images, and easy to use.
dkamera.de Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended
40x 542g Bridge 16MP Feb 2016
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Nikon Coolpix B500 Price History

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Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.

Having analysed the historic price trend for the Nikon Coolpix B500 we calculated that there is a 74% chance that prices will remain steady over the next 2 weeks.

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Representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix B500 number 8 in best selling cameras and number 17 across all digital cameras.

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Kagoo Score
90
Reviews
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Features
96
Popularity
95
Value for Money
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 86?

It has good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Recommended" from Expert Reviews and a "Highly Recommended" from Dkamera.de.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2019.
The Coolpix B500 is one of the best selling digital cameras currently on the market. View best selling digital cameras January 2019.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Very big optical zoom
Make movies that amaze
Show off your creativity
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Flatter your friends and family
Intelligent autofocus
Let the camera call the shots
Don't sweat a little camera shake

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography. It is also very good for everyday photography as well being good for landscape photography.
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4.2 stars (737 reviews)

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Recommended Award

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has received a Recommended Award from Expert Reviews.
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Highly Recommended Award

It's received a Highly Recommended Award from dkamera.de.
Highly Recommended from dkamera.de

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Features

Key Reasons For and Against

Very big optical zoom
Has an image stabiliser
Has a carrying case
Very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Supports Wi-Fi
Has a tripod mount
Features bluetooth
1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size
Higher than average display resolution
Shorter than average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Has a vari-angle LCD display
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
Average megapixels
Average maximum ISO sensitivity
Average display diagonal
Only 4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
Longer than average camera shutter speed
Heavier than average
Only 4608 x 3456 still image resolution
Narrower than average field of view
Very small internal memory
Very small digital zoom
Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
Only 4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608x3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras.

What does "maximum image resolution" mean? Less Edit
Average Megapixels

The Coolpix B500's sensor megapixels of 16MP is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 51% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix B500's optical zoom of 40x is bigger than 95% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

What does "maximum video resolution" mean? Less Edit
Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Coolpix B500 of 6,400 is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 51% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has an image stabiliser. 69% of digital cameras also have an image stabiliser.

What is an image stabiliser? Less Edit
Longer Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Nikon Coolpix B500 of 0.000667s is in the longest 8% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The camera shutter speeds of cameras range from 0.000016s to 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.01s.

What does "camera shutter speed" mean? Less Edit
Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Coolpix B500 of 542g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 14% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 2.7kg.

What does "weight" mean? Less Edit
Has a Carrying Case

The Coolpix B500 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Coolpix B500's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 900mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the longest 5% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix B500 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 3456. That's 14% higher resolution than a 4320 x 3240 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. This Nikon camera also supports a still image resolution of 4608x3456, 3264x2448, 2272x1704 plus 3 more values. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 6000 x 3368.

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Narrower Than Average Field of View

Digital cameras have field of views of between 74% and 170%, and the average field of view is 100%. The Coolpix B500's field of view of only 98% is in the narrowest 16% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of all digital cameras is 47MB, with the smallest being 1MB and the biggest being 700MB. The internal memory of the Coolpix B500 of only 20MB is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is smaller than 68% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The digital zoom of the Coolpix B500 of only 4x is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 27% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi
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The Coolpix B500 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 74% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Coolpix B500 has a tripod mount. 77% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Bluetooth

The Coolpix B500 features bluetooth, which is unusual. 94% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Average Display Diagonal
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The display diagonal of the Coolpix B500 of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 54% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1/2 to 1/2.5" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most frequently found image sensor size on digital cameras.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Coolpix B500's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 73% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 570,000 pixels.

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

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.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Nikon Coolpix B500 of only 22.5mm is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is shorter than 83% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Coolpix B500 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 86% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Coolpix B500 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Popularity

Popularity

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has been listed on Kagoo since August 2018 and is currently ranked number 17 out of 541 digital cameras.
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Value for Money

Value for Money

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Nikon Coolpix B500 Release Date

February 2016

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Nikon Coolpix B500 Specification

Key Features
Optical Zoom
Weight
Camera Type
Megapixels
Picture Quality
Image Stabiliser
Image Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Sensor Type
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (F-F)
Lens Structure (Elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Macro Focusing Range (Wide)
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (Wide)
Normal Focusing Range (Tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Minimum ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (Tele)
Flash Range (Wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
HD Type
Audio
Built-in Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Internal Memory
Compatible Memory Card
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Flip-Out Screen
Display
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
DC-in Jack
HDMI Connector Type
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Languages Support
Tripod Thread
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Supported
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Carrying Case
Lens Cap Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

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