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Nikon Coolpix B500

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Nikon Coolpix B500
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An affordable and very popular 542g digital camera, with multiple awards and one of the biggest optical zooms around.
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Representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix B500 number 9 across all digital cameras and number 10 in best selling cameras.

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Why Has it Scored 88?

It has good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Nikon digital camera is one of the best selling cameras currently on the market. View best selling cameras October 2018.
The Coolpix B500 has some great features:
Average optical zoom
Make movies that amaze
Show off your creativity
Shoot without interruption
Flatter your friends and family
Intelligent autofocus
Let the camera call the shots
Don't sweat a little camera shake

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4.2 stars (1,441 reviews)

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It's received a Highly Recommended Award from expert review sites PhotographyBlog.com and dkamera.de.
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2 Recommended Awards

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has received a Recommended Award from expert review sites Expert Reviews and Camera Labs.
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What Are People Saying About the Nikon Coolpix B500?

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Key Features

Only 4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution
Average Megapixels
Average Optical Zoom
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution
Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Has an Image Stabiliser
Longer Than Average Camera Shutter Speed
Heavier Than Average
Higher Than Average Display Resolution
Only 4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution
Only 4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

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

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Average Megapixels

The Coolpix B500's sensor megapixels of 16MP is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 54% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Coolpix B500 of 40x is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 98% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Coolpix B500's maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 45% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

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

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Longer Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The Nikon Coolpix B500's camera shutter speed of 0.000667s is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 94% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have camera shutter speeds of between 0.000016s and 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.0089s.

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Heavier Than Average

The Coolpix B500's weight of 542g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 15% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 2.7kg, and the average weight is 310g.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Coolpix B500's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is in the highest 28% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 600,000 pixels.

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Only 4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Nikon Coolpix B500 is 4608 x 3456. That's 13% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3072. This camera also supports a still image resolution of 4608x3456, 3264x2448, 2272x1704 plus 3 more values. The worst resolution of all cameras is 6000 x 3368 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Coolpix B500 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Carrying Case

The Coolpix B500 has a carrying case. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Supports Wi-Fi
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The Nikon Coolpix B500 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 71% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 74% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Bluetooth

The Coolpix B500 features bluetooth, unlike 94% of digital cameras which 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 relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 41% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Coolpix B500 of 900mm is longer than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is longer than 90% of all cameras when sorted 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 cameras. §.

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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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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the digital cameras the internal memory range from 1MB to 700MB, and the average internal memory is 49MB. The Nikon Coolpix B500's internal memory of only 20MB is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 32% of all digital cameras when ranked 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. 85% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Coolpix B500 of 4x is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 43% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Field of View

The Nikon Coolpix B500's field of view of only 98% is narrower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is narrower than 83% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have field of views of between 92% and 1,000%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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Popularity

The Nikon Coolpix B500 is currently ranked number 9 across all digital cameras.
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Value for Money

Value for Money

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Manufacturer's Description

Simply brilliant photos and videos

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 out of shooting beautiful photos and videos with its 16 megapixel low-light sensor, Lens.

Shift Vibration Reduction (VR), easy menus and controls, fun creative effects and outstanding automatic operation. Plus, the whole time you're shooting, the COOLPIX B500 can be easily and seamlessly connected to a compatible smartphone through Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology for instant photo sharing and remote camera control. Simply brilliant.

40x optical zoom, 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom

Few shots are too far away for the COOLPIX B500's NIKKOR ED glass lens. 40x optical zoom gives you super telephoto power, then Dynamic Fine Zoom, an enhanced digital zoom, effectively doubles that reach for a whopping 80x zoom. Lens.

Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) keeps your shots steady crucial at such long distances and a 16-megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor captures every detail.

Unleash new possibilities with a compatible smartphone.

Install Nikon's new SnapBridge app on a compatible smartphone or tablet and unlock exciting new capabilities with the COOLPIX B500. Built-in Wi.

Fi, NFC and Bluetooth low energy (BLE) maintain a constant connection between the app and your camera, so each shot you take automatically transfers to your smartphone or tablet for sharing, editing with photo apps or uploading to your favorite sites. You can even use the SnapBridge app to control your camera remotely!.

Tilting 3.0-inch 921,000-dot LCD

The COOLPIX B500's large, tilting LCD display makes it easy to compose your shots and monitor your video recording. You can also use it to find exciting new shooting angles. Reviewing and sharing your creations is a pleasure, too every shot and video looks fantastic on the high resolution display.

Simple, convenient operation for stress-free shooting.

The COOLPIX B500 is so easy to use, anyone can take great photos and videos with it. Just turn the camera on, point, shoot and marvel at the results. For maximum point-and-shoot convenience, select Easy Auto Mode. It automatically optimizes the camera settings for each shot, no matter how challenging the situation. You'll be free to enjoy the moment while you capture it.

Full HD 1080p videos with stereo sound

The COOLPIX B500 is a powerful video camera, too. Capture moments in Full HD 1080p quality with stereo sound and marvel at how 4.

Axis Hybrid Vibration Reduction (VR) counteracts shaky hands for tripod-steady videos. Transform a regular video into a thrilling fast-motion sequence with the new Superlapse Movie feature, great for first-person perspectives, sports moments, video tours and more.

Don't sweat a little camera shake

When shooting photos, Lens.

Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) counteracts the smallest movements for sharper, clearer photos. When recording video, 4.

Axis Hybrid VR offsets up/down, left/right, in/out and even tilting movements for remarkably steady videos, even if you're walking or riding in a car.

Let the camera call the shots

Easily match your situation to one of 18 Scene Modes like Beach, Snow, Night Portrait, Sunset and more, and enjoy effortless great shots. Or, choose Easy Auto Mode and let the camera choose for you.

Intelligent autofocus

It's frustrating when a smartphone camera focuses on the wrong thing. With COOLPIX B500, Target Finding AF quickly determines your intended subject and puts the focus where it belongs on your subject.

Flatter your friends and family

Create beautiful photos of the people you care about. Smart Portrait System activates several features ideal for portraits, like Face Priority AF, Skin Softening, Blink Warning and more.

Shoot without interruption

The COOLPIX B500 is so energy efficient, you can take up to 600 shots on four regular AA alkaline batteries. Capture an entire vacation and then some on just one set of batteries.

Show off your creativity

Easily create artistic high-impact photos with the new Creative Mode. Select from five professionally developed presets that combine options like aperture, contrast and color reproduction for stunning results. Preview the effects before you shoot or capture one image all five ways and pick your favorite.

WI-FI COMPATIBILITY

This camera's built-in Wi.

Fi capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod touch or smart devices running on the Android operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.

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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
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Scene Modes
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
Technical Details
Audio Recording Formats

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

nikon 160megapixel, nikon coolpixb500, nikon k9517400cr, nikon k9517300cr, nikon refurb16gb, nikon 3l150372a, nikon 26508b, nikon 26506b, nikon 160mp, nikon b500, nikon 16mp, brand b500, brand 16mp

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