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Nikon Coolpix B500

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Nikon Coolpix B500
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Good for landscape photography, this is the latest sports photography camera on the market. It has outstanding features, it's able to produce good images and very easy to use.
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Nikon Coolpix B500 Price History

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Kagoo Score
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Reviews
70
Features
94
Popularity
96
Value for Money
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Age

87

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 87?

It has good expert reviews and superb user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus one other site and a "Highly Recommended" award from Dkamera.de plus one other site.
Released by Nikon only 3 weeks ago, it is one of the newest cameras on the market, incorporating some of the latest camera features. View the latest cameras 2018.
It is one of the best selling cameras currently on the market. View best selling cameras December 2018.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
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What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the Coolpix B500 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 2 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also very good for everyday photography, ranking number 6 in everyday photography cameras as well being very good for landscape photography, ranking number 13 in landscape photography cameras.
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4.2 stars (328 reviews)

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2 Highly Recommended Awards

It's received a Highly Recommended Award from expert review sites PhotographyBlog.com and dkamera.de.
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2 Recommended Awards

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has received a Recommended Award from expert review sites Expert Reviews and Camera Labs.
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Key Reasons For and Against

Average optical zoom
Has an image stabiliser
Higher than average display resolution
Has a vari-angle LCD display
Supports Wi-Fi
Has a tripod mount
Features bluetooth
Longer than average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size
Has a carrying case
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
Average megapixels
Average maximum ISO sensitivity
Average display diagonal
Average digital zoom
Only 4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
Longer than average camera shutter speed
Heavier than average
Narrower than average field of view
Very small internal memory
Only 4608 x 3456 still image resolution
Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
Only 4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608x3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Coolpix B500 of 16MP is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 60% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Coolpix B500's optical zoom of 40x is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 99% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Coolpix B500's maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 44% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has an image stabiliser. 69% of digital cameras also have an image stabiliser.

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Longer Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest camera shutter speed of digital cameras is 0.000016s, the longest is 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.01s. The camera shutter speed of the Nikon Coolpix B500 of 0.000667s is in the longest 7% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The Coolpix B500's weight of 542g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 15% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 310g.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Coolpix B500's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is in the highest 31% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 600,000 pixels.

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Narrower Than Average Field of View

The field of views of digital cameras range from 74% to 170%, and the average field of view is 100%. The Coolpix B500's field of view of only 98% is narrower than 83% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of the Coolpix B500 of only 20MB is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 29% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the internal memory range from 1MB to 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB.

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Only 4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix B500 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 3456. That's 13% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3072. This camera also supports a still image resolution of 4608x3456, 3264x2448, 2272x1704 plus 3 more values. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 6000 x 3368 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Coolpix B500 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 85% of digital cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Supports Wi-Fi
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The Nikon Coolpix B500 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 70% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has a tripod mount. 75% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Bluetooth

The Coolpix B500 features bluetooth. 93% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Average Display Diagonal
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The display diagonal of the Nikon Coolpix B500 of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 42% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Coolpix B500's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 900mm is longer than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the longest 6% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1/2 to 1/2.5" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Coolpix B500 of 4x is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 37% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

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.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has a carrying case. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Nikon Coolpix B500 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Popularity

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has been listed on Kagoo since August 2018 and is currently ranked number 9 out of 489 digital cameras.
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Value for Money

Value for Money

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Release Date

This digital camera is one of the newest digital cameras to be released, and features the latest in camera technology from Nikon.

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Most new Nikon digital cameras tend to be released between November and December. That means that most of the latest Nikon camera technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. November was the biggest month last year for new Nikon digital cameras, with four new Nikon digital cameras released that month. The biggest month in 2016 for new Nikon digital camera releases was February, with 10 new Nikon cameras released that month. In December 2015 17 new Nikon digital cameras were released making it the biggest month that year for new Nikon digital camera releases.

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Nikon Coolpix B500 Specification

Key Features
Optical Zoom
Weight
Camera Type
Megapixels
Picture Quality
Image Stabiliser
Image Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Sensor Type
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (F-F)
Lens Structure (Elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Macro Focusing Range (Wide)
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (Wide)
Normal Focusing Range (Tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Minimum ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (Tele)
Flash Range (Wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
HD Type
Audio
Built-in Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Internal Memory
Compatible Memory Card
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Flip-Out Screen
Display
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
DC-in Jack
HDMI Connector Type
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Languages Support
Tripod Thread
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Supported
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Carrying Case
Lens Cap Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

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