|The Coolpix B500 was presented by Nikon in February 2016. It is a Superzoom Digital Camera.|
In additional Coolpix B500 has a Compact CMOS sensor with size of 6 x 5 mm² (0.24" x 0.18").
Also Coolpix B500's image sensor has an effective resolution of around 16 megapixel. The resolution is somewhat below average but will be sufficient for most purposes. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed to A3 size.
The Nikon does not support recording RAW images. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computeand involves one extra processing step but will almost always result in superior image quality.
|Sensor area||6.17 x 4.55mm²|
(0.24" x 0.18")
|Resolution (physical)||16.00 megapixel|
|Resolution (effective)||16.00 megapixel|
|Pixel size||1.79 µm²|
|Focal length (min)||22mm|
|Focal length (max)||900mm|
The Coolpix B500 does not come with a built-in viewfinder. The camera's display is used to compose the photo. That can be cumbersome in broad daylight.
The Coolpix B500's shutter speed varies from 1/5000s to 25s.
|Max. shutter speed||1/5000s|
|Min. shutter speed||25s|
The Coolpix B500's sensitivity goes from 125 ISO und 6400 ISO, a very useful and practical range.
|Min. sensitivity||125 ISO|
|Max. sensitivity||6400 ISO|
The Coolpix B500 supports all general exposure modes.
The Nikon allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.
|Auto Focus Properties|
The Coolpix B500's auto focus processor uses 1 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. in low light).
The Nikon doesn't support manual focussing. That can be an issue if the auto focus has problems with your subject or lighting.
The Coolpix B500 features a built-in flash with a range of up to 7m (23 ft.). That range will work for most situations.
A hotshoe is missing from the Nikon.
The Coolpix B500 features a monitor with a diagonal of 75.00mm (3.0 in.) and a resolution of c. 0.92 megapixel. That's about average.
The camera's display is articulated, a plus for selfies and other challenging situations.
The Coolpix B500 does not feature a touch screen.
Display characteristics at a glance:
Coolpix B500 video supported the resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixel.
ACamera is not equipped with an external microphone.
Nikon Coolpix B500 Video parameters:
|Max. resolution||1920 x 1080 pixel|
|...with frame rates||25 frames/second|
|Connectivity & Wireless Specs|
The Coolpix B500 has Wifi connectivity already built-in. Use Wifi to transfer images to a smartphone or computer and to remote control the camera. With NFC, camera and smartphone can be paired without the need for passwords.
For photo transferring users may use Bluetooth option.Connect the Nikon to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.
The Nikon supports USB 2.0.
The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.
Memory cards characteristics:
The Nikon Coolpix B500 works with a 4 Mignonzellen, auch aufladbar battery. The battery lifetime is a generous 600 shots. Usually enough for a full day or more.
The Coolpix B500's battery battery parameters:
|Type||4 Mignonzellen, auch aufladbar|
|Battery life||600 photos|
The Nikon Coolpix B500's dimensions are 113.5 x 78.3 x 94.9mm³. (4.5" x 3.1" x 3.7"). This includes the lens. The camera's weight is a reasonable 542 grams (17.5 oz.), lens included.
Here is front and top view of the Coolpix B500:
To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).
The Coolpix B500 is not much bigger:
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