Nikon B500 vs Nikon B700

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Nikon B500
Nikon B700

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
5.5 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon B500 is a -2 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 5.5 smaller than the Nikon B700 (3.5).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon B500 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 900mm. That's 642mm longer than the Nikon B700 (258mm).
Significantly higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon B500 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon B700 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (4,800 lower).
Three more number of batteries supporteds Edit
The number of number of batteries supporteds on the Nikon B500 is four, but the Nikon B700 only has one number of batteries supported.
Near Field Communication (NFC) Edit
The Nikon B500 supports near Field Communication (NFC), whereas the Nikon B700 does not.
£139 cheaper
The Nikon B500 is £138.99 cheaper than the Nikon B700.
More popular
The Nikon B500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 4119 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Nikon B700 ranks No. 28916.
7 Reasons For
4.3MP higher megapixel 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 megapixels 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.

Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon B700 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 4.3mm. That's 18.2mm shorter than the Nikon B500 (4.3mm).
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Nikon B700 is 100 minimum ISO speed. 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%).
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon B500 has a megapixel 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 megapixels Edit
The Nikon B500 has a total megapixels 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.

Significantly longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon B500 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Nikon B700 is a 4.3mm minimum focal length digital camera (18.2mm shorter).
20% bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon B500 has an ISO sensitivity (min) 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).
Fewer sellers
Only 13 shops sells the Nikon B500, but 15 stores sell the Nikon B700. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
8 Reasons Against
5.5 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon B700 has a minimum aperture number of 3.5, however the Nikon B500 is a -2 minimum aperture digital camera (5.5 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon B700 is only 258mm maximum focal length, but the Nikon B500 is a 900mm maximum focal length digital camera (642mm longer).
4,800 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon B700 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 1,600. That's 4,800 lower than the Nikon B500 (1,600).
Only one number of batteries supported Edit
The Nikon B700 is a one number of batteries supported digital camera, whereas the Nikon B500 only has four number of batteries supporteds.
Does not support near Field Communication (NFC) Edit
The Nikon B700 does not support near Field Communication (NFC), but the Nikon B500 supports near Field Communication (NFC).
More expensive by £139
The Nikon B700 is £138.99 more expensive than the Nikon B500.
Older by two months
The Nikon B700 is two months older than the Nikon B500.
Less popular
The Nikon B700 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 28916 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Nikon B500 ranks No. 4119.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel
16MP 20.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 RAW
BEST
Total Megapixels
16.76MP 21.14MP
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
40x 60x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.5
Minimum Aperture Number
-2
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
900mm
BEST
258mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
22.5mm 4.3mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4 - 160 4.3 - 258
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 16/11
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 6

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
3.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 100
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 100
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400
BEST
1,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
125 100
BEST
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 25s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Flash Range (tele)
0 - 3.5 1.5 - 3.4
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 6.9 0.5 - 7
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 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 At 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
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
20MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
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
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 921,000 pixels

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Auto
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Self-Timer Delay
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 Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1
Scene Modes
 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
Languages Support
 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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Number of Batteries Supported
4
BEST
1
Battery Type
AA EN-EL23
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 420 shots
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 90

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth Version
 4.2 LE
 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
BEST
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
 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

Lens Cap Included
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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