Nikon Coolpix B500

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Specifications Nikon Coolpix B500


Camera type compact


Focal Length (35mm equivalent) 22.50 – 900 mm
Optical zoom 40x
Diaphragm F3 – F6.5
The number of optical elements 12
The number of groups of optical elements 9
Features fine lenses


Total number of pixels 16.76 million
Effective Pixels 16 million
The size 1 / 2.3 ”
Crop factor 5.62
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456
Matrix type BSI CMOS
Sensitivity 125 – 3200 ISO, Auto ISO
Extended ISO Values ISO6400


White balance automatic, manual installation, from the list
Flash built-in, red-eye reduction
Image Stabilizer (photography) optical, movable element in the lens

Shooting modes

Macro shot there is
Shooting speed 7.4 fps
Maximum burst of shots 7 for jpeg
Timer there is
Timer operation time 2, 5, 10 s
Frame Format (Still Image) 4: 3, 1: 1, 16: 9

Viewfinder and LCD screen

Viewfinder is absent
Using the screen as a viewfinder there is
LCD screen 921,000 dots, 3 inches
LCD Type turning


Manual shutter speed and aperture not
Exposure compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 steps
Metering 3D color matrix, center-weighted, dot


Autofocus Type contrasting
Autofocus highlight there is
Face focus there is
Minimum shooting distance 0.01 m

Memory and Interfaces

Memory card type SD, SDHC, SDXC
The amount of internal memory 20 Mb
Image formats Jpeg
Interfaces USB 2.0, video, HDMI, audio, Wi-Fi, NFC


Battery Format AA compatible
Number of batteries 4

Record video and sound

Video recording there is
Video recording format Mp4
Video codecs MPEG4
Maximum Resolution 1920×1080
Maximum movie frame rate 120 fps
Maximum frame rate when shooting HD video 25/30 frames / s at a resolution of 1280×720, 50/60 frames / s at Resolution 1920×1080
Electronic video stabilization there is
Sound recording there is

Other functions and features

Digital zoom 4x
Additional features tripod mount, remote control, sensor orientation, computer control
Sales Start Date 2016-04-15

Dimensions and Weight

The size 114x78x95 mm
Weight 542 g, with batteries

Nikon Coolpix B500 Reviews

Advantages: this is the second second camera. happy with him. the photos are good … when recording a video, the sound does not distort conveniently that this camera has plastic batteries … if they are exhausted batteries you can always buy batteries.
Minuses: not found


Pluses: Appearance, good zoom, good photos at macro mode
Disadvantages: Photos of landscapes, architectural objects “blurred”, not clear. I was very upset when I saw the quality of the photos. Such the quality of photographs can be seen in standard soap dishes for less money.
Minuses: The price does not match the quality of the photo.

The user has hidden his data

Pluses: Good optical zoom, image stabilization, Wi-Fi and bluetooth, focuses quickly and accurately, there is an opportunity record video in FullHD. Also, there is the possibility of wireless synchronization with a smartphone using a special application available from google play.
Minuses: Weight, but this is a matter of habit. Overly strong noise reduction in low light and maximum zoom. No hand shutter speed and aperture settings, but I hardly needed them. Not HDR mode.

The user has hidden his data

Advantages: Simple and convenient management of settings. Quality photos.
Minuses: High price.

Churkina Catherine

Pluses: Quality, zoom, performance
Minuses: no
Disadvantages: No need to draw conclusions on a defective device. Fotik is great! Yes, this is not a SLR camera, and not cool mirrorless, prices for which start at 40 thousand rubles. It is lucky and convenient digicam with cool optical zoom. In a dark room with flash – great photos. In the dark without a flash – very good, in the sunlight there’s nothing to say. The video is very high quality, the stabilizer works fine. And the use of a 40x zoom just a fairy tale for a normal tourist without quacks that photos can only be done on mirrors for a couple of green pieces.

Belov Dmitry

Pluses: Nice photos in motion. Comfortably lies in a hand. Swivel screen.
Minuses: Nightmare sound on video, took to record concerts, the previous camera (Coolpix L820) did pretty well, but here you have to pinch your ears, a huge amount of distortion of sound.
Minuses: I will try to return and take an older model, not with such a sensitive and smart microphone.

Sokolova Alina

Pluses: I did not manage to find positive sides
Minuses: Pictures are fuzzy, blurry, impossible to take object in motion. The video is no good at all (as in the ancient phone)
Minuses: I chose a replacement camera for a very long time Panasonic Lumix TZ7. Re-read the sea of ​​reviews, reviewed a bunch reviews and opted for the Nikon Coolpix B500 model. I bought at high rates of the matrix 16 and a good zoom of 40. I will say one thing – the photos and videos of the seven-year-old Lumix are much better! When read negative reviews about similar models with ultrasounds, where wrote the same thing – I could not believe that the new modern model with improved parameters, and even at such a price can give such horrible results. I compared the photos and videos of the two cameras in the same conditions: Nikon has more grainy, blurry edges. About video is generally a separate conversation: for me, video is very important, because I am I often shoot a child, here the camera for a long time could not catch focus, and then when approaching it all the time lost, when moving cameras flickered light and the graininess changed, in general the video is just shocked me. The manufacturer wrote that the camera may to shoot video is visible only for show. To summarize: 1) focus adjusts ohhh for a very long time, so shoot objects in motion impossible at all (I tried to remove my son without a flash – everything is blurry, of 6 shots, only one is more or less when he sat down without moving); 2) began to zoom in – the closer, the more blurry, not clear contours; 3) the video is no good; 4) in general, I was disappointed to tears by the apparatus for 20 thousand and on the same day carried it back to shop, of course they didn’t return the money, but took it for examination to 10 days, in general, I am now waiting with my beloved Lyumiks money back. My advice: buy only that camera, which one of your friends already used and you know for sure what can be expected from him.

Petrova Natalya

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