Nikon Coolpix B500 Digital Point & Shoot Camera, Black
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Nikon Coolpix B500 Digital Point & Shoot Camera, Black

Price: $256.95

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About Nikon B500

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.

New SnapBridge

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

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.

Nikon B500 Features

  • Sensor: 16 MP Low-light CMOS Sensor
  • 40x optical zoom, 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom: 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
  • Always connected: 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,
  • 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 hot and video looks fantastic
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

From the Manufacturer

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.

Get closer to what matters

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.

Always connected

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!

Enjoy the view

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.

Master the camera in no time

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.

Make movies that amaze

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.

Supplied Accessories

  • COOLPIX B500 Black
  • Four LR6/L40 AA Alkaline Batteries
  • UC-E16 USB Cable
  • AN-CP21 Strap
  • LC-CP31 Lens Cap

Specification

Nikon B500 Specifications
Types
Compact Digital Camera
Image Sensor
Effective Pixels: (Megapixels) 16.0 million
Image Sensor: CMOS sensor
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 [135] format)
Lens f/-number f/3-6.5
Lens Construction 12 elements in 9 groups (3 ED lens elements)
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)
Autofocus
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
3" Diagonal
921,000 -dots
Monitor Type
TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
5-level brightness adjustment
Tilting TFT LCD
Monitor Frame Coverage (shooting mode)
98% horizontal (Approx.)
98% vertical (Approx.) (compared to actual picture)
Storage Media
Storage Media SD memory card
SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card
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)
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 125 - 1600
ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using P, S, A or M mode)
Lowest ISO Sensitivity
125
Highest ISO Sensitivity
6400
Exposure Metering
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
Scene
Scene Auto Selector
Smart Portrait
Special Effects
Scene Modes
Backlighting
Beach
Close Up
Dusk/Dawn
Easy Panorama
Fireworks Show
Food
Multiple Exposure Lighten
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Party/Indoor
Pet Portrait
Portrait
Scene Auto Selector
Snow
Sports
Sunset
Superlapse Movie
In-Camera Image Editing
Copy
D-Lighting
Glamour Retouch
Quick Effects
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
1/2000-1 sec.
1/2000 - 8 sec. (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at ISO 80, 100, or
200 in P, S, A, and M mode)
1/4000 sec. (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting)
4 sec. (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
25 sec. (Star trails in Multiple Exposure Lighten Scene Mode)
Continuous Shooting Speed
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)
Flash
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.)
Interface
Hi-Speed USB
Interface Data Transfer Protocol: MTP, PTP
Video Output HDMI
HDMI Output HDMI micro connector (Type D)
I/O terminal Digital I/O (USB)
Wi-Fi Functionality
Bluetooth
Power Sources
4 AA Batteries
Approx. Dimensions
4.5 in. (113.5 mm) x 3.1 in. (78.3 mm) x 3.8 in. (94.9 mm) excluding projections
Approx. Weight
19.1 oz. (541 g) with battery and memory card

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