Nikon B500 vs Nikon B700

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Nikon B500
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
5.5 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon B500 is a -2 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 5.5 smaller than the Nikon B700 (3.5).
Marginally shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon B500 has a minimum focal length of 22.5mm, whereas the Nikon B700 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm longer).
A lot higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon B500 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, whereas the Nikon B700 is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 lower).
Three more supported batteries Edit
The number of supported batteries on the Nikon B500 is four, but the Nikon B700 only has one supported battery.
£159 cheaper
The Nikon B500 is £158.99 cheaper than the Nikon B700.
More popular
The Nikon B500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 4742 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Nikon B700 ranks No. 21389.
6 Reasons For
4.3MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon B700 is a 20.3MP digital camera. That's 4.3MP higher than the Nikon B500 (20.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon B700 is a 21.14MP digital camera. That's 4.38MP more than the Nikon B500 (21.14MP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon B700 is a 60x optical zoom digital camera. That's 20x bigger than the Nikon B500 (60x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

540mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon B700 has a maximum focal length of 1,440mm, but the Nikon B500 is only a 900mm maximum focal length digital camera (540mm shorter).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon B700 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 smaller than the Nikon B500 (100).
2% wider field of view Edit
The Nikon B700 is a 100% field of view digital camera. That's 2% wider than the Nikon B500 (100%).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon B500 has a megapixel count of 16MP, but the Nikon B700 is a 20.3MP digital camera (4.3MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

A lot less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon B500 has a total megapixel count of 16.76MP, however the Nikon B700 is a 21.14MP digital camera (4.38MP more).
A lot smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon B500 has an optical zoom of 40x, but the Nikon B700 is a 60x optical zoom digital camera (20x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon B500 is a 900mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 540mm shorter than the Nikon B700 (1,440mm).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon B500 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, however the Nikon B700 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
2% narrower field of view Edit
The Nikon B500 has a field of view of 98%, however the Nikon B700 is a 100% field of view digital camera (2% wider).
6 Reasons Against
5.5 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon B700 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, however the Nikon B500 is a -2 minimum aperture digital camera (5.5 smaller).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon B700 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1.5mm longer than the Nikon B500 (24mm).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon B700 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 lower than the Nikon B500 (3,200).
Only one supported battery Edit
The Nikon B700 is a one supported battery digital camera, whereas the Nikon B500 only has four supported batteries.
More expensive by £159
The Nikon B700 is £158.99 more expensive than the Nikon B500.
Less popular
The Nikon B700 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 21389 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Nikon B500 ranks No. 4742.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 20.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 5184 x 3456
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3888
 5184 x 3888
BEST
Image Format
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
Total Megapixel Count
16.76MP 21.14MP
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
40x 60x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.5
Minimum Aperture
-2
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
900mm 1,440mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
22.5mm
BEST
24mm
Focal Length Range
4 - 160 4.3 - 258
Lens Structure
12/9 16/11
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 6

Focusing

Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
3.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
0.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 100
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 100
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
125 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 25s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Tele Flash Range
0 - 3.5 2 - 4
Flash Range
0.5 - 6.9 0.5 - 7.5
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 640x480@120fps
 1280x720@30fps
 640x480@60fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 640x480@120fps
 1280x720@30fps
 640x480@60fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
20MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
98% 100%
BEST
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 921,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Self-Timer
2,5,10 2,10
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN
 HIN
 INC
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN
 HIN
 INC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
542g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
78.3mm 85mm
Depth
94.9mm 106.5mm
Width
113.5mm 125mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 570g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Supported Battery
4
BEST
1
Battery Size
AA EN-EL23
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 420 shots
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Bluetooth Version
 4.2 LE
 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Wireless LAN Type
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Audio Recording Format
 AAC+
 AAC+
Lens Cap Included
 Lens cap included
Unknown - Click to provide data
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