Updated: Mar 7
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Snap-back zoom button
7.4fps continuous shooting
16-megapixels for image quality
1240 shots with lithium batteries
Snap-back zoom button. Maximum aperture f/3, to 6.5
Built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
7.4 fps continuous shooting. Shutter speed: 1/1500to, 1s, 1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting) 25 s (nightscape + star trails and star trails in multiple exp lighten scene mode)
16-megapixels for required image quality. Battery life of still shooting - Approx. 600 shots when using alkaline batteries(*1) Approx. 1240 shots when using lithium batteries(*1) Approx. 750 shots when using EN-MH2 batteries(*1). Battery life of movies (actual battery life for recording) - Approx. 1 h 30 min when using alkaline batteries(*1)(*2) Approx. 4 h 30 min when using lithium batteries(*1)(*2) Approx. 2 h 35 min when using EN-MH2 batteries(*1)(*2)
Internal Memory: Approximately 20 MB
40x Optical Zoom or 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom
The COOLPIX B500 camera makes it easy to reach long distances. The 40x optical zoom gives you super telephoto power, then Dynamic Fine Zoom, an enhanced digital zoom, effectively doubles that reach for a whopping 80x zoom. Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) keeps your shots steady, crucial at such long distances, and a 16-megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor captures every detail.
Tell Your Stories with Video
The COOLPIX B500 is a powerful video camera, too. Capture moments in Full HD 1080p quality with stereo sound and marvel at how 4-Axis Hybrid Vibration Reduction (VR) counteracts shaky hands for tripod-steady videos. Impress your friends with crystal clear movies of family celebrations, concerts, architecture or wildlife, all shot in clear detail no matter how distant your subject – and save stills during movie recording.
Sharp Quality Images Even on Low Light
With a 16 megapixel low-light sensor, Nikon's advanced image-processing engine and high-performance NIKKOR lens, the COOLPIX B500 takes beautiful photos and videos, even in low-light. When shooting video, the vibration reduction keeps your shot steady, even if you’re moving around with the camera.
Customise your shooting experience by setting your favourite functions like Auto, Scene Mode or Sports in the mode dial at the top of your camera for easy access. Then it’s just simple intuitive operation to change settings, making shooting a breeze.
Long Lasting Fun with Powerful Battery
Long battery life of up to 1240 shots (if used with Lithium batteries) which is approx. 4 h 30 min. The high-definition display consumes very little power, so you’ll have plenty of battery life to keep shooting when you need it most.
Shoot and Share Instantly
Why wait? Nikon’s SnapBridge app for iOS and Android enables an always-on connection between your camera and your smartphone/tablet. Share your photos right there in the moment. Track date and location via the GPS on your smart device. You can even use your smart device to shoot remotely.
Target Finding Auto Focus
Focus on your subject instantly with Target Finding AF technology that analyses your shooting conditions to rapidly identify your subject. Just aim your camera at the intended subject and it will instantly predict where focus should be acquired. Active focus areas are set automatically in relation to the size of the subject, so your images will always be in clear focus. Target Finding AF works as well with subjects found at the centre of frame as those off-centre, and is also effective in shooting smaller subjects like food and flowers.
Smart, Simple Controls and Handling
The COOLPIX B500 feels great in your hands, whether you're zooming in with its super telephoto NIKKOR glass lens or recording 1080p Full HD video using the flip-up LCD. It takes all the work out of shooting beautiful photos and videos with, easy menus and controls and outstanding automatic operation.
Creative Mode & Smart Portrait System with Glamour Retouching
With the Coolpix B500, you can easily give each image a very different look. In creative mode, the camera has 20 colour and lighting moods. The Coolpix B500 opens up additional possibilities for creative image design in the field of portrait photography. The advanced Smart Portrait system with Smile Shutter and Blink Alert ensures you're guaranteed to catch the perfect moment. And with the 12 effects of glamour retouching, you also have the opportunity to edit every beauty detail in an instant. Emphasise eyes, refill mascara, soften skin areas, whiten teeth and much more.