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Nikon B500 Digital Camera

16MP 40x CMOS Apr 2016
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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... More
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11 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

This camera has an excellent average owner rating based on 12 owner reviews. That puts this Nikon digital camera in the top 1% of all the cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

Best Seller

The B500 is one the top selling camera currently on the market.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Nikon is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Nikon also has good reviews for its cameras.

Easy to Use

A few customers who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use. A few weeks ago Fay-Ray said on Amazon “Great easy to use camera”.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of people said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer mentioned in November this year “The shutter speed is great, one of the best photos I got was by sheer fluke as the wee one moved as I pressed the button” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Size

One Nikon B500 reviewer who purchased it wrote that it was a good weight.

One Nikon B500 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Amazon Customer wrote in their Nikon B500 review on Amazon this year “Not to big and heavy that on the days when my hands were really painful I wouldn't be able to use the camera”.

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Reasonably Priced

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money. Fay-Ray wrote “It was the best price I found and she absolutely loves it! Easy to use, takes great pictures”.

Good Flash

One customer who bought it thought it had a good flash. Imaging-Resource.com wrote on expert website Imaging Resource.com in November this year “The Nikon B500's built-in flash has a range of up to 22 feet (6.9 meters) at the 22.5mm equivalent”.

Only Released Six Months Ago

This camera is one of the newest cameras to be released.

Recent Price Drop of £39.05

The price of the B500 has dropped by £39.05 in the last 50 days.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon B500 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than a 3840 x 2160 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for the last year. In addition, this Nikon camera support a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all new similar spec cameras the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched in the last year, the Nikon B500 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the B500, the Nikon B500 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon B500 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other new cameras also do not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Nikon B500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the B500 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the B500, the Nikon B500 does not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for the last year, the Nikon B500 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Nikon B500 does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other new comparable spec digital cameras also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other recently released cameras, the Nikon B500 does not have a built-in flash.

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Very Narrow Field of View

The average field of view of cameras that have been around for the last year is 100%, and the field of view range from 98% to 100%. With a field of view of only 98 percent, the Nikon B500 has one of the narrower field of view amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Specification

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Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Focus Mode
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Display Language
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Depth
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Battery Included
Hand Strap
Carrying Case
Technical Details
Audio Recording Format
Lens Cap Included
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth Version
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
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Special Features

Expert Reviews

22 February 2016

The Nikon B500's ISO sensitivity ranges from 125-1600 in all modes, although ISOs 3200 and 6400 are available exclusively in Auto mode. When using Auto ISO, the Nikon B500's built-in flash has a... Read more…

User Reviews

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 by AlfaRomeo

I bought this camera specifically to take on holiday to Malaysia on holiday. The camera is well made though the instructions provided could have been a touch better.. The camera has a decent range... Read more…

Reviewed 26 September 2016 by Marshall1

Wanted a good quality camera with a good zoom lens. After reading reviews I ordered one for holidays , The instruction book print was small and difficult to read with my eyesight. However only... Read more…

Reviewed 2 November 2016 by Sparrow18

Camera is well made and easy to use. It does what it is designed for, a small convenient still and video camera. A bit of 'Jack of all trades master of none'. My Pentax SLR takes better still... Read more…

Reviewed 26 September 2016 by Wiggs65

Excellent value for money easy to use for starting out as the next David Bailey a great camera would recommend to anyone...

Reviewed 7 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
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Amazing camera especially for the price...

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