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Nikon Coolpix B500 Digital Camera

The black COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera from Nikon features a 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor for high-resolution imagery as well as Full HD 1080p video. This sensor's construction utilizes a stacked backside-illuminated design to improve clarity and image quality when working in dimly-lit conditions. The 40x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm equivalent focal range of 22.5-900mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of environments.

Original price R 5,195.00 - Original price R 5,195.00
Original price
R 5,195.00
R 5,195.00 - R 5,195.00
Current price R 5,195.00

Further subject magnification can be achieved using the 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom that effectively doubles the camera's reach. The lens also features Vibration Reduction to help reduce the appearance of camera shake when shooting at the longer zoom lengths or with longer shutter speeds. A 3" 921k-dot tilting LCD screen allows image composition from unique angles, as well as image review and menu navigation.

Built-in Bluetooth low energy (BLE), Wi-Fi, and NFC connectivity allow the B500 to pair with a compatible smart device using the Nikon SnapBridge app. Images can then be easily sent to the connected smartphone or tablet, and from there shared on favorite social media sites. Designed for simple, stress-free operation with point and shoot capability for both still imagery and video, convenience is maximized by selecting from among 18 scene modes or using the Easy Auto Mode, which automatically optimizes the camera's settings even while shooting under challenging lighting conditions.

The 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor features stacked backside-illuminated technology to enhance its low-light capabilities. 7.4 fps of continuous shooting is possible along with an ISO range of 125-6400.

40x NIKKOR VR Zoom Lens

The B500 has a 40x NIKKOR ED VR zoom lens with a focal length range of 4.0-160mm, giving a 35mm equivalent of 22.5-900mm, which covers wide-angle to telephoto shots with a maximum aperture range of f/3.0-6.5. It features three ED lens elements for improving sharpness, colour, and image quality, as well as Vibration Reduction to reduce the appearance of camera shake.

3" LCD Screen

The B500's tilting 3" 921k-dot TFT-LCD monitor has an anti-reflective coating as well as 5-level brightness adjustment; making it easy to compose images from unique angles, monitor video recording, and navigate menus.

Bluetooth low energy (BLE), Wi-Fi, and NFC with SnapBridge App

When paired with a compatible smart device using the Nikon SnapBridge app, built-in Bluetooth low energy (BLE), Wi-Fi, and NFC connectivity allow the B500 to quickly and easily send photos for sharing on social media sites. Upload photos on the go, even in remote locations, or use a smartphone or tablet to control the camera.

Full HD Video

Record Full HD 1080p video at 30 fps with stereo sound. 4-Axis Hybrid Vibration Reduction (VR) keeps videos steady. Transform a video into a fast-motion sequence with the Superlapse Movie feature, great for first-person perspectives, sports moments, video tours, and more.

Easy Exposure Control

Simple, stress-free operation with point and shoot capability for both still imagery and video. The Smart Portrait System utilizes multiple features such as Face Priority AF, Skin Softening, Blink Warning, and more to enhance images of people; while Target Finding AF quickly determines the intended subject and maintains focus. Choose from among 18 scene modes or Easy Auto Mode, which automatically optimizes the camera's settings, even while shooting under challenging lighting conditions.

Built-In Flash

When shooting in low-light or backlit situations, the pop-up flash can act as a fill light to produce well-exposed images.

Energy Efficient

Take up to 600 shots on four regular AA alkaline batteries. Capture an entire vacation and more on just one set of batteries.

  • 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Sensor
  • NIKKOR f/3.0-6.5 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
Type Compact Digital Camera
Effective Pixels (Megapixels) million
Image Sensor CMOS
Sensor Size 1
Total Pixels 16.76million (approx.)
Image Size (pixels) 4608 x 3456 (16M)
Lens 40x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens
Lens Focal Length 4.0-160mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5–900 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Lens f/-number f/3-6.5
Lens Construction 12 elements in 9 groups (3 ED lens elements)
Lens Zoom 40x
Digital Zoom Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3,600mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration Reduction Lens shift VR (still pictures)
Lens-shift and Electronic VR (movies)
Aperture Electronically controlled ND filter (-2.0 AV) insertion
Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF
Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection Center
Face priority
Manual with 99 focus areas
Subject tracking
Target Finding AF
Focus Range Approx. 1 ft. (30 cm.) to infinity
[T]: Approx. 11 ft. (3.5 m) to infinity
Macro mode: Approx. 0.4 in. (1 cm.) to infinity (wide-angle position) (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Focus Lock Yes
Monitor Size 3.0  in. diagonal
Monitor Type TFT-LCD with  Anti-reflection coating
5-level brightness adjustment
Tilting TFT LCD
Monitor Resolution 921,000 -dots
Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode) 98% horizontal (Approx.)
98% vertical (Approx.)
(compared to actual picture)
Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode) 100% horizontal (Approx.)
100% vertical (Approx.)
(compared to actual picture)
Storage Media SD memory card
SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card
Internal Memory Approx.  20 MB
Storage File System DCF
EXIF 2.3  compliant
Storage File formats Still pictures: JPEG
Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Movie Full HD: 1920x1080/ 30p
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 25p
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 60i
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 50i
HD: 1280x720/ 60p
HD: 1280x720/ 50p
HD: 1280x720/ 30p
HD: 1280x720/ 25p
HS 1920x1080/ 15p
HS 1920x1080/ 12.5p
HS 640x480/ 120p
HS 640x480/ 100p
VGA 640x480/ 30p
VGA 640x480/ 25p
ISO Sensitivity ISO  125 - 1600 ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using P, S, A or M mode)
Exposure Metering Matrix
Center-weighted
Spot
Exposure Control Programmed auto exposure
Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Exposure Modes Auto
Creative Mode
Scene
Scene Auto Selector
Smart Portrait
Scene Modes Backlighting
Bird Watching
Beach
Close Up
Dusk/Dawn
Easy Panorama
Fireworks Show
Food
Landscape
Moon
Night Landscape
Party/Indoor
Pet Portrait
Portrait
Scene Auto Selector
Short Movie Show
Snow
Sports
Sunset
In-Camera Image Editing Copy
D-Lighting
Filter Effects
Glamour Retouch
Quick Retouch
Red-eye Correction
Small Picture
Exposure Compensation ± 2 EV in steps of 1/3
White Balance Auto
Cloudy
Daylight
Flash
Fluorescent
Incandescent
White Balance Preset
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter Speed 1/1500-1 sec.
1/4000 sec. (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting)
25 sec. (Star trails in Multiple Exposure Lighten Scene Mode)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution Up to  7  shots at   approx.  7.4  frames per second
Continuous Shooting Options Continuous H
Continuous H 60
Continuous H 120
Continuous L
Pre-shooting cache
Single
Self-timer Can be selected from 10, 2 and 5 seconds duration (self-portrait timer)
Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.5 to 6.9m (1 ft. 8 in. to 22 ft.)
[T]: 3.5m (11 ft.)
Built-in Flash Control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface Hi-speed USB
Interface Data transfer protocol MTP
PTP
Video Output HDMI
HDMI Output HDMI micro connector (Type D)
Tripod Socket ¼ in.
(ISO 1222)
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth) 4.5  in. (113.5  mm)  x  3.1  in. (78.3  mm)  x  3.8  in. (94.9  mm) excluding projections
Approx. Weight (542  g) with battery and memory card
  • Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black)
  • Nikon UC-E16 USB Cable
  • Nikon AN-CP21 Strap
  • Nikon LC-CP31 Lens Cap for COOLPIX L840 and B500
  • 4 x AA Batteries

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