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Nikon Coolpix B500 Digital Camera

$230.00
Bridge Camera 16MP 40x Apr 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Three industry awards
A best selling camera
Easy to use
19 Reviews + 3 Awards
Camera Labs Recommended dkamera.de Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The authors at three expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this camera. This Nikon camera received a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs, Expert Reviews and Dkamera.de.

Average Expert Reviews

Seven experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Chip.de have rated this camera on average 73%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 16 user reviews the average user rating of this digital camera is brilliant. 6 reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. This puts this Nikon camera in the top 14% of all the cameras of a similar age and spec when ranked by average user review score.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 25,534 owner and expert reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix B500 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi that you might also want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix L840 ($200.00).

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Features Bluetooth

The Coolpix B500 features bluetooth, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera do not feature bluetooth.

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Lens System

Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (900 millimeters) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 51mm to 2,000mm.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 22.5 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix B500 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that were released one year ago the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.2mm to 28mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera is 3.1. With a minimum aperture number of only -2, the Coolpix B500's minimum aperture number is one of the smallest amongst medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 40 times zoom factor, the Coolpix B500 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix B500 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P530 ($240.00) is also worth considering.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Coolpix B500 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Has an HDMI

The Coolpix B500 has an HDMI. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix B500 has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix B500 has a hand strap. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix B500 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the D3100 ($299.00), or the Coolpix P530 ($240.00) both from Nikon.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix L840 ($200.00) is also worth considering.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3456| 3264 x 2448| 2272 x 1704| 1600 x 1200| 4608 x 2592| 3456 x 3456, which is the most commonly found still image resolution(s) on cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three customers agreed that the product was compact. Expert website Ephotozine.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Nikon B500 Coolpix Digital Compact Camera - Plum Buy On Amazon ¬£199.00 Nikon Coolpix B500 ManufacturerNikon Lens Max Aperturef/3”. In April last year Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews “Compact cameras are in decline with the rise of smartphones.” in their Nikon Coolpix B500 review and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Sparrow18 mentioned on Johnlewis.com “This small compact Nikon is so much easier to carry around” in their review of this digital camera.

Heavy

The Coolpix B500 is one of the heavier digital cameras of this spec and age (542 grams) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera have weights of between 120g and 590g, and the average weight is 360g.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Coolpix P530 ($240.00) (494g), or the D3100 ($299.00) (505g) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Other

A Best Selling Camera

The Coolpix B500 is a popular choice of digital camera according to sales data from Amazon.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when this Nikon camera was released.


Audio

Poor High ISO Noise Performance

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix B500 was noisy. Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Poor high ISO noise performance” in their review of this digital camera.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix B500 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix B500 was noisy. Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Poor high ISO noise performance” in their review of this digital camera.


Power

Improved 420 Shot Battery Life

One owner thought the product had a good battery life. Imaging Resource.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Improved 420 shot battery life”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix B500 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. In April last year Alfaromeo rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Johnlewis.com “The camera has a decent range of features which are easy to use” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix B500.


Support

Good Support

One customer who bought the product said that it had good technical guidance.


Good Quality Pictures

Six customers who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer mentioned “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” . Last year Sparrow18 mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Johnlewis.com “My Pentax SLR takes better still photos and my JVC video camera is better at videos.”. Marshall1 wrote on Johnlewis.com “I'm not a enthusiast just wanted something to take better holiday pics than with a phone” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner who reviewed it considered that it was good in low light. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com said “At less than $300, you get a 16MP BSI CMOS image sensor (better for low light” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix B500.

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Good Quality Lens

Four customers who bought this digital camera thought it had a good zoom. Ephotozine.com said in April last year “The Nikon Coolpix B500 is an ultra zoom bridge camera, with a 40x optical zoom lens, 16 megapixel sensor”. Steves-Digicams.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Steve's Digicams “A 40x optical zoom lens (80x with¬† Dynamic Fine Zoom) with Hybrid VR vibration reduction, Full HD 1080p reco”.

One customer who bought the product considered that it had a good image stabiliser. Alfaromeo scored this digital camera 80 out of 100 and wrote on Johnlewis.com “The zoom facility at 40x optical zoom and image stabilisation is excellent on the camera”.

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Good Flash

One customer thought the Nikon Coolpix B500 had a good flash. Expert website Imaging-Resource.com wrote last year “The Nikon B500's built-in flash has a range of up to 22 feet (6.9 meters) at the 22.5mm equivalent” in their review of this digital camera.

4K UHD Video

Three people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good for video recording. Imaging Resource.com wrote “4K UHD video” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix B500. Sparrow18 said on Johnlewis.com last year “A small convenient still and video camera”.


Design

Easy to Use

Five people reckoned that this digital camera was easy to use. Wiggs65 wrote on Johnlewis.com “Excellent value for money easy to use for starting out as the next David Bailey a great camera would recommend to anyone”. Fay-Ray wrote “Great easy to use camera” in their Nikon Coolpix B500 review and gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Fay-Ray also wrote “It was the best price I found and she absolutely loves it! Easy to use, takes great pictures” in their review.

Robust

Three people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was well made. Ephotozine.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Ephotozine “Built in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth”. Alfaromeo mentioned on Johnlewis.com “The camera is well made though the instructions provided could have been a touch better” in their Nikon Coolpix B500 review.

60x Great Quality Optical Zoom

Five owners said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Imaging Resource.com said “60x great quality optical zoom” in their Nikon Coolpix B500 review. Sparrow18 said on Johnlewis.com “Camera is well made and easy to use” and scored this digital camera 80 out of 100. Marshall1 said in their review of this digital camera “Wanted a good quality camera with a good zoom lens” .


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Coolpix B500 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the Coolpix P530 ($240.00), or the D3100 ($299.00) both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208949021, 00018208949038, 00018208949045, 08033737555606, 08033737555620, 08431016550012

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