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Nikon Coolpix B500 Digital Camera

£219.99
£189.99 £30.00 cheaper than 47 days ago
Bridge Camera 16MP 40x Jun 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Three industry awards
Top seller
Easy to use
18 Reviews + 3 Awards
Camera Labs Recommended dkamera.de Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The editors of websites Camera Labs, Expert Reviews and Dkamera.de all recommend this medium megapixel digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Nikon digital camera is 73 out of 100 based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Chip.de.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 16 owner reviews the average owner rating of this medium megapixel digital camera is superb. 6 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. This Nikon digital camera in the top 1% of all the recently released medium megapixel cameras when ranked by user rating.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 25,424 owner and expert reviews (including 1,649 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Easy to Use

Three owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix B500 wrote that it was easy to use. In April last year Alfaromeo wrote on expert website Johnlewis.com “The camera has a decent range of features which are easy to use and doesn't require any technical knowledge”. Fay-Ray said on expert website Amazon “Great easy to use camera” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Product Quality

Three customers who purchased this digital camera said that it was good quality. Marshall1 mentioned on expert review site Johnlewis.com last year “Wanted a good quality camera with a good zoom lens” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix B500. Sparrow18 said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Johnlewis.com in April last year “Camera is well made and easy to use”. Alfaromeo wrote on expert review site Johnlewis.com “The camera is well made though the instructions provided could have been a touch better” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Robust

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well made.


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Top Seller

The Coolpix B500 is one the top selling camera currently available.

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was June 2016 when Nikon released the Coolpix B500.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon Coolpix B500 supports video recording. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released in the last year also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix B500 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 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. The worst video resolution of all recently released comparable spec cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Coolpix B500 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of its better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (£203.97) is also worth considering.

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Very Narrow Field of View

The average field of view of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera is 100%, and the field of views range from 98% to 100%. At only 98 percent, the Coolpix B500 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other newly released comparable spec cameras.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix B500 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other new similar spec digital cameras also support Wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (£203.97) which has better reviews.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Coolpix B500 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Bluetooth

The Coolpix B500 features bluetooth, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for the last year do not feature bluetooth.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera is 17x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 65x. At 40 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix B500 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has a pretty typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for the last year.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (£203.97) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 900 millimeters, the Coolpix B500 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera range from 64mm to 1,400mm.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera range from 21mm to 28mm. The Nikon Coolpix B500 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 22.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only -2, the Coolpix B500 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other recently released medium megapixel cameras. The average minimum aperture number of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera is 4.2, and the minimum aperture numbers range from -2 to 22.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other new cameras.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at including because of its better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (£203.97).

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix B500 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. Most medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200 and 4608 x 2592 and 3456 x 3456.

This camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all medium megapixel cameras that came out in the last year.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on medium megapixel cameras that were launched in the last year.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16MP cameras and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (£203.97) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix B500 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other latest cameras.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Coolpix B500 has a carrying case. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last year also have a carrying case.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix B500 has a hand strap, as do most of the other new similar spec cameras.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Coolpix B500 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other new digital cameras.

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Has an HDMI

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has an HDMI. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Light Exposure

Only Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The Coolpix B500 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most latest cameras. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

The lightest similar spec digital camera that came out in the last year is 100g , the heaviest is 610g, and the average weight is 300g. With a weight of 542 grams, the Coolpix B500 is very heavy compared to most of the other new similar spec cameras.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (£203.97) (223g and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon coolpixb500, nikon n161700w, nikon vna951e1, nikon vna952e1, nikon 999b5001, canon vna951e1, canon vna952e1, nikon vna953e1, nikon 26506b, nikon nikon, nikon 26508, nikon k9h69, nikon b500
Barcodes 00018208949021, 00018208949038, 00018208949045, 08033737555606, 08033737555620, 08431016550012

Nikon Coolpix B500 Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon Coolpix B500 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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