40x optical zoom, 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom, lens-shift vibration reduction (VR)
The Nikon COOLPIX B500's 40x optical zoom gives tremendous flexibility while an intelligent lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) system helps to minimise camera shake blur. The VR system also works in videos, stabilising 4 axes for great looking steady videos.
For the more adventurous the Coolpix B500 also features Dynamic Fine Zoom, an enhanced digital zoom, which effectively doubles the optical zoom to 80x.
16 Megapixel CMOS sensor with Full HD stereo sound recording
The Nikon B500 features a 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor with decent low light capabilities with a maximum ISO of 6400. The sensor can also record high resolution 1080p Full HD videos at smooth frame rates of 60i or 30p.
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.
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 favourite sites. You can even use the SnapBridge app to control your camera remotely!
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.
18 Scene Modes
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.COOLPIX B500 photo of two girls.
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.
|Type||Compact Digital Camera|
|Effective Pixels (Megapixels)||16.0 million|
|Sensor Size||1 / 2.3 in.|
|Total Pixels||16.76 million (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  format)|
|Lens Construction||12 elements in 9 groups (3 ED lens elements)|
|Lens Zoom||40 x|
|Digital Zoom||Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3,600mm lens in 35mm  format)|
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||
Manual with 99 focus areas
Target Finding AF
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)
|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)
SD memory card
SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card
|Internal Memory||Approx. 20 MB|
|Storage File System||
EXIF 2.3 compliant
|Storage File formats||
Still pictures: JPEG
Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
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)|
Programmed auto exposure
Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Scene Auto Selector
Scene Auto Selector
Short Movie Show
|In-Camera Image Editing||
|Exposure Compensation||± 2 EV in steps of 1/3|
White Balance Preset
|Shutter||Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter|
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 60
Continuous H 120
|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 Data transfer protocol||
|HDMI Output||HDMI micro connector (Type D)|
|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|
In the Box
- Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black)
- AN-CP21 Strap
- LC-CP31 Lens Cap for COOLPIX L840
- 4 x AA Batteries
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