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Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
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753 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Features
Fully-Featured
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Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
77
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Age
3 Years Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A very popular and award winning 542g camera, with a giant 40x optical zoom and a very good spec. It supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video, has an image stabiliser and features bluetooth. Customers report that it has brilliant features and it's very easy to use, and able to produce good images.
Features We Love:
Huge optical zoom (40x)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
ok minimum aperture number (6.5)
Has an image stabiliser
Features bluetooth
Camera Labs Recommended dkamera.de Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended
16MP
4608 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
6.5
MINIMUM
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
542g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix B500 number 12 in best selling cameras and number 37 across all digital cameras.

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Kagoo Score
93
Reviews
84
Features
95
Popularity
78
Value for Money
76
Age

85

85
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 85?

our review analysis indicates that it has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received three awards including a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus one other site and a "Highly Recommended" award from Dkamera.de.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The Coolpix B500 is one of the best selling cameras currently on the market.
It has some great features:
Huge optical zoom
Make movies that amaze
Show off your creativity
Shoot without interruption
Flatter your friends and family
Intelligent autofocus
Let the camera call the shots
Don't sweat a little camera shake

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for everyday photography, ranking number 12 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 36 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 83 in portrait photography cameras.
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Average Review Score

4.3 stars (753 reviews)

68%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
511 Reviews
4 Stars
171 Reviews
3 Stars
31 Reviews
2 Stars
14 Reviews
1 Star
21 Reviews
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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.
Recommended from Expert Reviews Recommended from Camera Labs

Highly Recommended Award

It's received a Highly Recommended Award from dkamera.de.
Highly Recommended from dkamera.de

What Are People Saying About the Nikon Coolpix B500?

Picture Quality
263
21
Ease of Use
277
3
Lens System
76
10
Features
177
6
Robustness
133
3
Price
93
18
Viewfinder / Screen
14
4
Video Capability
14
3
Size and Weight
28
11
Design
33
3
Sports Photography
7
0
Connectivity
19
1
Landscape Photography
5
0
Flash
4
2
Portrait Photography
3
0
Battery
3
3
Support
1
5
Wildlife Photography
1
0
Capacity
2
0
The Vast Majority of Customers Thought This Digital Camera Had a Good Price

Two people thought that the Nikon Coolpix B500 wasn't expensive.

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Excellent Value for Money
96 people agree
10 people disagree
  • I am very happy with my purchase, this package is an exceptional deal! The factory refurbished camera is in perfect condition, without a mark on it. I ...
    Steve - Walmart.com 10 Sep 2018
  • Bought this for my daughter for her 21st birthday. Brilliant value for money and a really good camera as a step up from a standard point and shoot camera. ...
    Natalie - Argos.co.uk 16 Feb 2017
  • Great camera. Excellent value. Wonderful pictures...
    Dissy - Argos.co.uk 8 Aug 2017
  • Excellent value for money easy to use for starting out as the next David Bailey a great camera would recommend to anyone...
    Wiggs65 - Johnlewis.com 26 Sep 2016
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    Not {More} Expensive
    2 people agree
    9 people disagree
    The Majority of Customers Thought it Was Reliable

    Over 100 people thought that the Nikon Coolpix B500 was very well-built and several people thought that it was also well made, strong and durable and reliable.

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    Really Well-Built
    122 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Build quality is good and great image quality for such a low price tag, And great zoom. You have to take the lens cap off to turn it on to view photos.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 18 Sep 2016
  • ... purchased for my daughter for Christmas and she loves it. Great build quality still experimenting taking photos and first impressions it's a great starter ...
    Matt - Argos.co.uk 28 Dec 2017
  • Disney scored Build Quality 100 out of 100
    Disney - Argos.co.uk 21 Feb 2018
  • Shuggie scored Build Quality 100 out of 100
    Shuggie - Argos.co.uk 21 Feb 2017
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    Well Made
    12 people agree
    No people disagree
    Strong and Durable
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Reliable
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    7 Out of 10 People Thought it Had a Battery That Lasted a Long Time

    Six people thought that the Nikon Coolpix B500 had a good battery life.

  • ... zoom. No viewfinde. AA batterie. Middling image quality. Affordable. Great battery life. No viewfinder. AA batteries.
    Expert Reviews 3 Nov 2016
  • ... really loving it. As far as I know she has had no issues with it. Battery life is good.I played with it a little and was really impressed with the zoom. ...
    Opsguy - Bestbuy.com 4 Nov 2017
  • ... little slow but I'm nit picking here so don't be put off. Oh.... and battery life is good, even when taking video!
    Felix2269 - Argos.co.uk 3 Jul 2018
  • Takes the best pictures and has a long battery life...
    Moronz - Bestbuy.com 7 Oct 2017
  • 7 Out of 10 People Thought it Was a Good Size

    Several people thought that the Nikon Coolpix B500 was a very good size, was very lightweight and was compact.

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    An Outstanding Size
    10 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... resolution pictures! you can zoom in super far on things and the camera is perfect size because its not to big and its not to small...
    Anna - Bestbuy.com 8 Feb 2019
  • Perfect size, easy to use and it takes wonderful pictures...
    Goose - Bestbuy.com 21 Mar 2018
  • Excellent size and fitted to hand for easy point&shoot...
    CamBag - Bestbuy.com 20 Jun 2018
  • Have been nothing but impressed with this camera. Its the perfect size to have with you on trips or vacation. Takes great pictures and doesn't sacrifice ...
    Bigblue0537 - Bestbuy.com 25 Aug 2016
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    Very Lightweight
    7 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Compact
    6 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Not {More} Heavy and Bulky
    5 people agree
    7 people disagree
    Very Easy to Carry Around
    4 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Over 30 People Thought it Was Nicely Designed

    More than 20 people thought that the Nikon Coolpix B500 was good-looking and several people thought that it was also ergonomic and well designed.

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    Good-Looking
    26 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Love the style and color of the camera. Great gift!!
    Bea2017 - Bestbuy.com 30 Jun 2017
  • My daughter,17, quickly learned to take beautiful pictures and utilize the many features. This was a wonderful camera both for function and price...
    Leisa - Bestbuy.com 14 May 2018
  • ... I am used to charging my last camera, not a problem as such, I got used to it pretty quickly and batteries seem to last longer!
    Abbey - Amazon.co.uk 13 Jul 2017
  • ... camera still getting to grips with the studies but to just taking pics without the filters look good...
    EB2015 - Argos.co.uk 26 Jun 2018
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    Ergonomic
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    Well Designed
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Many People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Over 300 people thought that the Nikon Coolpix B500 was very easy to use and several people thought that it was also really comfortable and easy to hold, was very easy to setup and had good controls.

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    Really Easy to Use
    310 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... love my camera! The quality of the pictures is great. The ease of use is perfect for the novice on up!
    Cameragirl - Bestbuy.com 20 Nov 2016
  • Got this for my mom. She loves it, easy to use. Very user friendly. Takes great pics easy for her to transfer to her computer. Definitely recommend it...
    AzRob - Bestbuy.com 17 Apr 2018
  • Just what I wanted an easy to use bridge camera...
    Kindle - Amazon.co.uk 25 Feb 2017
  • I absolutely love this camera. It's easy to use and takes beautiful pictures...
    Carolsaccount - Bestbuy.com 25 Aug 2017
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    Very Comfortable and Easy to Hold
    10 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Very Easy to Setup
    8 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has Good Controls
    3 people agree
    3 people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Owners Thought it Had Nice Technical Features

    Over 100 people thought that the Nikon Coolpix B500 had brilliant features.

  • It's easy to use simple to understand and awesome features...
    Denny - Bestbuy.com 7 Jul 2016
  • Fabulous bit of kit, great photos and brilliant features...
    GP - Argos.co.uk 12 Jan 2019
  • ... great camera! Ready to go out of the box! So easy to use! The best feature is the movable screen. So great to have in many situations. I highly recommend ...
    Renn - Bestbuy.com 20 Sep 2017
  • ... Christmas and he loves it. Its stylish, user friendly, great pictures and awesome features. Love it!!
    Rita - Bestbuy.com 12 Jan 2018
  • The Vast Majority of Owners Thought This Digital Camera Was Easily Connectable to Other Devices

    Over 10 people thought that the Nikon Coolpix B500 had wifi capacity and seven people thought that it also had very bluetooth support.

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    Has Wifi Capacity
    13 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • Perfect camera for family shots, and getting great quality. Love wifi transfer from camera to phone...
    Btg15 - Bestbuy.com 18 May 2017
  • My daughter loves her camera. She loves the WiFi and Bluetooth features. I love the color (purple). I'm planning on buying the same camera but in black...
    Monkey56 - Bestbuy.com 17 Jan 2018
  • ... is the NFC to transfer the pictures ,we can't get it to work but with WiFi it is perfect...
    A111213141516 - Bestbuy.com 30 Mar 2017
  • It's easy to use and it takes good pictures. I love the wifi feature...
    Twicks80 - Bestbuy.com 29 Sep 2017
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    Has Really Bluetooth Support
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
    Six People Thought it Did Not Have Good Technical Guidance

    Five people thought that the Nikon Coolpix B500 had bad technical guidance.

  • Brilliant red colour. Instructions are not great.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 11 May 2018
  • ... rate accordingly. After Many hours the batteries get pretty warm. Charger lacks instructions but online search says the lights should go to green. Otherwise ...
    JackH - Walmart.com 5 Nov 2016
  • Just received this camera which looks the part, unfortunately the instruction manual is not in English...
    GG - Amazon.co.uk 4 Apr 2017
  • ... the day after with Prime Delivery. A lot of people have complained about instructions being in a different language, but the camera is pretty easy to figure ...
    Abbey - Amazon.co.uk 13 Jul 2017
  • Some People Thought it Was a Bit Noisy

    Two people thought that the Nikon Coolpix B500 was noisy.

  • ... Glitchy SnapBridge implementation. Single function control dials. Poor high ISO noise performance.
    Imaging Resource.com 22 Feb 2016
  • ... expense for rechargeable batteries. Lacks manual exposure control. Poor low ISO noise performance.
    Camera Labs 23 Nov 2016
  • Two People Thought it Had a Big Capacity
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    9 Out of 10 People Thought it Had a Good Lens

    Over 70 people thought that the Nikon Coolpix B500 had an outstanding zoom and several people thought that it also had a good lens and autofocus.

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    Has an Excellent Zoom
    77 people agree
    4 people disagree
  • ... take pictures outdoors and doesn't want to spend a fortune. The big zoom is great for sports and wildlife, and also for taking...Affordabl. Great battery ...
    Expert Reviews 3 Nov 2016
  • ... moving up from a phone or small compact and looking for a long zoom range in an SLR style body without the expense and complexity of a camera with interchangeable ...
    Camera Labs 23 Nov 2016
  • ... so no battery to go dead right when you wanted to take a picture. Wonderful zoom lens, I got a lot of compliments on my pictures and I am an amateur photographer...
    Sissy - Bestbuy.com 6 Oct 2017
  • Compact size with excellent zoom capability. Light weight and comfortable to hold with one hand. All the programmes any amateur will ever need. Cheaper ...
    Graham - Amazon.co.uk 24 Dec 2018
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    Has a Good Lens
    7 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has a Good Autofocus
    6 people agree
    8 people disagree
    7 Out of 10 People Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Over 10 people thought that the Nikon Coolpix B500 had an outstanding screen and three people thought that it also had a good viewfinder.

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    Has a Superb Screen
    15 people agree
    4 people disagree
  • Adjustable screen is handy when taking pictures in unusual angles. The button for Videoing is very close to thumb position when holding the camera.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 14 Mar 2018
  • Perfect holiday camera. All scenes covered in 'auto-mode'. Screen visible even in bright sunlight. No viewfinder. No full manual control. All scenes covered ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 10 May 2018
  • Very good zoom Good image quality Tilt able screen. Feels slightly cheap with the fake shutter sounds and sound effects.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 28 Feb 2017
  • Great camera for all. A little tough to see screen in bright daylight with sunglasses on. But it's very easy to use...
    Linda - Bestbuy.com 17 Aug 2017
  • View All Reviews About Display
    Has a Good Viewfinder
    3 people agree
    4 people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought This Digital Camera Took Good Pictures

    More than 300 people thought that the Nikon Coolpix B500 was very able to produce good images and over 100 people thought that it also had a brilliant picture quality. Our analysis also found that two people thought that it was able to produce clear pictures.

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    Really Able to Produce Good Images
    309 people agree
    30 people disagree
  • Takes excellent photographs!! Easy to use, I would recommend it...
    DeerElkHunter - Bestbuy.com 19 Oct 2017
  • ... value for the money. It is loaded with features, easy to use and takes excellent pictures...
    Ramon - Bestbuy.com 14 Jul 2016
  • I needed a new camera to take better pictures of my kids playing ball that were clear, not fuzzy. This camera does this and more. Love the flip flat screen ...
    Asyn - Bestbuy.com 17 May 2017
  • Great camera, Easy to Use and takes excellent pictures and video...
    Likong - Bestbuy.com 11 Mar 2019
  • View All Reviews About Photos
    Has a Superb Picture Quality
    144 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Able to Produce Clear Pictures
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    9 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Took Good Videos

    Over 10 people thought that the Nikon Coolpix B500 was good for video recording.

  • ... master of none'. My Pentax SLR takes better still photos and my JVC video camera is better at videos, but ... More Camera is well made and easy to use. ...
    Sparrow18 - Johnlewis.com 2 Nov 2016
  • Light weight and easy to use. movies are outstanding. the movable LCD screen is one of the main reasons I bought the camera...
    Jimb - Bestbuy.com 19 Nov 2016
  • ... all right to print off photos from a computer. There are some fun features like the 'Short movie show' mode and there are still a lot more functions to ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 28 Jan 2017
  • ... features that we have no even touched. Make sure that you watch some Youtube videos on how to best take photos with this camera and use the many different ...
    Mandlnice - Bestbuy.com 23 Feb 2019
  • 7 Out of 10 Customers Thought the Nikon Coolpix B500 Had a Good Flash

    Five people thought that the Nikon Coolpix B500 had a good flash.

  • ... mode. When using Auto ISO, the Nikon B500's built-in flash has a range of up to 22 feet (6.9 meters) at the 22.5mm equivalent... 60x great quality optical ...
    Imaging Resource.com 22 Feb 2016
  • Ease of use. Good overall picture quality. Easy to use flash. Awkward cover to card and batteries.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 13 Oct 2016
  • ... optical zoom helps me get those shots I always missed. Pop up flash is convenient when you need it. The LCD display pivots and extents from the camera ...
    Frankie - Bestbuy.com 16 Aug 2017
  • ... difficult at first. The pictures look really good and crisp. The flash unit is very bright. Overall it's a good camera, just needs to be updated to a rechargable ...
    Jorge5212 - Bestbuy.com 18 Oct 2017
  • One Person Thought it Did Not Have Good Exposure Controls
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    The Vast Majority of Customers Thought it Takes Good Landscape Photos

    Five people thought that the Nikon Coolpix B500 was excellent for macro photography.

  • ... improved technology. Love this little camera!!! Great quality!! Excellent macro capabilities. The flip screen is fabulous for shooting small pieces of ...
    NikkiNLee - Bestbuy.com 26 Feb 2017
  • ... tried the zoom which is very effective and the best I've had. Also, macro is excellent. Am looking forward to trying it in all sorts of situations and ...
    A. - Amazon.co.uk 18 Jul 2018
  • ... clear pictures, is easy to understand, nice to hold, has various scene modes including a good macro and a very good zoom.The colours are bright and the ...
    Maboomba - Argos.co.uk 26 Apr 2017
  • Very nice camera, I love the macro as I do a lot of online sales and need a good close up of items being sold! The zoom is awesome added feature for me! ...
    MrEd - Bestbuy.com 24 Mar 2018
  • Some People Thought it is Good for Portraits

    Two people thought that the Nikon Coolpix B500 takes good portraits.

  • ... button but there is no blurred lines or distortment at all. The night portrait mode is really clear and again the deatail in the subject is all there. ...
    Oscar - Amazon.co.uk 2 Aug 2016
  • ... button but there is no blurred lines or distortment at all. The night portrait mode is really clear and again the deatail in the subject is all there. ...
    Amazon Customer - Amazon 2 Aug 2016
  • The Vast Majority of Owners Thought it is Good for Sports Photography

    Six people thought that the Nikon Coolpix B500 takes good sports photos.

  • ... take pictures outdoors and doesn't want to spend a fortune. The big zoom is great for sports and wildlife, and also for taking...Affordabl. Great battery ...
    Expert Reviews 3 Nov 2016
  • ... reviews I decided on this camera and was not disappointed. The sports setting takes fantastic action shots. The zoom makes your pictures feel like you ...
    Softballmom0 - Bestbuy.com 26 Aug 2016
  • ... match to take some snaps and the quality of photos were great. The sports mode worked perfectly. It feels well built and there if loads of features for ...
    Jacob - Amazon.co.uk 1 Apr 2017
  • ... out the tiny details on the subject being shot. The sports mode was great when taking fast moving subjects. The shutter speed is great, one of the best ...
    Oscar - Amazon.co.uk 2 Aug 2016
  • One Owner Thought it is Good for Wildlife Photography
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Huge optical zoom
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    ok minimum aperture number
    Has an image stabiliser
    Features bluetooth
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Has a built-in flash
    Supports Full HD video
    Has an HDMI
    Has a carrying case
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Has a tripod mount
    High display resolution
    4608 x 3456 still image resolution
    Shorter than average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Has a vari-angle LCD display
    Has a self-timer
    Smaller than average maximum aperture number
    600 battery life
    ok megapixels
    4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
    ok maximum ISO sensitivity
    ok digital zoom
    ok display diagonal
    Long camera shutter speed
    Not waterproof
    Heavy
    Narrower than average field of view
    Tiny internal memory
    Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size
    Does not support direct printing
    ok Megapixels

    The megapixels of the Coolpix B500 of 16MP is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 50% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    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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    Huge Optical Zoom

    The Coolpix B500's optical zoom of 40x is very big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 4% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

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

    A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

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    ok Minimum Aperture Number

    The Nikon Coolpix B500's minimum aperture number of 6.5 is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 3% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    ok Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Coolpix B500 of 6,400 is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 50% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The Coolpix B500 has an image stabiliser. 70% of digital cameras also have an image stabiliser.

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    Long Camera Shutter Speed

    The Nikon Coolpix B500's camera shutter speed of 0.000667s is longer than 92% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have camera shutter speeds of between 0.000016s and 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.01s.

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    Features Bluetooth
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    The Coolpix B500 features bluetooth, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The Coolpix B500 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Not Waterproof

    The Nikon Coolpix B500 is not waterproof. 94% of cameras are also not waterproof.

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    Heavy

    Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Nikon Coolpix B500's weight of 542g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 86% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Coolpix B500 has a built-in flash. 74% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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    Supports Full HD Video
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    The Coolpix B500 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 71% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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    ok Digital Zoom

    The Coolpix B500's digital zoom of 4x is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 39% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    ok Display Diagonal
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    The Coolpix B500's display diagonal of 3" is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 61% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has an HDMI
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    The Coolpix B500 has an HDMI, which is unusual. 62% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI.

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    Has a Carrying Case

    The Coolpix B500 has a carrying case, unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not have a carrying case.

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640x480|1280x720|1920x1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras. 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.

    A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

    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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    Narrower Than Average Field of View

    The average field of view of all cameras is 100%, with the narrowest being 74% and the widest being 170%. The field of view of the Nikon Coolpix B500 of only 98% is narrower than 86% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Tiny Internal Memory

    The internal memory of the Nikon Coolpix B500 of only 20MB is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is smaller than 69% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average internal memory of all digital cameras is 48MB, with the smallest being 1MB and the biggest being 700MB.

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    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

    The Coolpix B500 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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    Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The Nikon Coolpix B500's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 900mm is very long compared to most other digital cameras. It is longer than 94% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has a Tripod Mount

    The Coolpix B500 has a tripod mount, unlike 77% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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    Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" Image Sensor Size

    This digital camera has a 1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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    High Display Resolution

    The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 570,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels. The Coolpix B500's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is in the highest 30% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

    The highest still image resolution supported by the Coolpix B500 is 4608 x 3456. That's 14% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4320 x 3240. In addition, this camera supports a still image resolution of 4608x3456, 3264x2448, 2272x1704 plus 3 more values. Cameras resolutions range from 2992 x 2000 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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    Does Not Support Direct Printing

    The Coolpix B500 does not support direct printing. 85% of digital cameras also do not support direct printing.

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    Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The Nikon Coolpix B500's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 22.5mm is in the shortest 24% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

    The Coolpix B500 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 86% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The Nikon Coolpix B500 has a self-timer, unlike 81% of digital cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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    Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

    The maximum aperture number of the Coolpix B500 of only 3 is smaller than 91% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    600 Battery Life

    The Coolpix B500 is a digital camera that takes 600 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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    Popularity

    The Nikon Coolpix B500 has been listed on Kagoo since August 2018 and is currently ranked number 37 out of 405 digital cameras.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A digital camera with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Nikon Coolpix B500, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This digital camera is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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    The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old. However at £169.99 it is in the cheapest 28% of cameras.

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    Nikon Coolpix B500 Release Date

    February 2016

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    When Are Most New Nikon Digital Cameras Released?

    Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any prominent trend in the release month for new Nikon digital cameras.

    In September 2018, four new Nikon digital cameras were released making it the biggest month that year for new Nikon camera releases. Two new Nikon digital cameras were released in March 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new Nikon camera releases. In 2016 most new Nikon digital cameras were released in January, with eight new Nikon digital cameras released that month.

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    How Fast Do Nikon Digital Camera Prices Drop After Release?

    Most digital cameras drop in price by 4% in the first 6 months after release, however Nikon digital cameras tend to depreciate faster.

    New Nikon digital cameras drop in price by an average of 9% in the first 6 months after they were first released.

    If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £57 on a typical £638 new Nikon digital camera by waiting 6 months before buying.

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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
    Waterproof
    Colour
    Lens System
    Digital Zoom
    Minimum Aperture Number
    Maximum Aperture Number
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Focal Length Range (F-F)
    Lens Structure (Elements/groups)
    Focusing
    Closest Focusing Distance
    Smile Detection
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Macro Focusing Range (Wide)
    Auto Focus (AF) Points
    Focus Adjustment
    Focus
    Normal Focusing Range (Wide)
    Normal Focusing Range (Tele)
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Modes
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Correction
    Light Exposure Control
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Camera Shutter Type
    Flash
    Flash Modes
    Flash Guide Number
    Flash Range (Tele)
    Flash Range (Wide)
    Video
    Full HD 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
    Viewfinder Type
    Ports & Interfaces
    PictBridge
    HDMI
    USB Version
    DC-in Jack
    HDMI Connector Type
    Camera
    White Balance
    Shooting Modes
    Photo Effects
    Self-Timer Delay
    Camera File System
    Tripod Mount
    Direct Printing
    Languages Support
    Tripod Thread
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Battery
    Battery Technology
    Battery Supported
    Battery Type
    Battery Life
    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
    Other Features
    Power Source Type
    Built-in Flash
    Interface
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
    Panorama
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Lens System
    Power Supply Type
    Size
    Sensor Resolution
    Effective Megapixels (Image)
    Accessories Included
    Type
    Technical Details
    Self-Timer
    Focal Length
    Model Number