Nikon COOLPIX B500 Purple

MPN: VNA952E1  |  EAN: 0018208949038  |  Model: COOLPIX B500

Price Information

272.00

as at 24 Sep 19 | 6:30 AM CET

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Choosist's Ratings

Nikon COOLPIX B500 Purple - VNA952E1 Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Bridge Camera
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Outstanding
Event Videos
Outstanding
Landscape Photography
Outstanding
Everyday Life Photography
Outstanding
Home Videos
Outstanding
Events Photography
Outstanding
Vlogging
Outstanding
Sports Photography
Outstanding
Underwater Photography
Outstanding
Travel
Outstanding
Live Streaming
Outstanding
Wildlife Photography
Outstanding
WiFi Connectivity
Outstanding
Cute & Pretty Looks
Outstanding
Professional Looks
Outstanding
Regular Looks
Outstanding
Bluetooth Connectivity
Outstanding

Kind of Camera

Selecting a Bridge Camera means you'll have a device that comes with the photo capabilities of a DSLR while being more portable and easier to put away while out and about.

Photography Skillset

Keeping it simple - For someone who is not too bothered about technicalities, this Nikon device works!

Video skill level

Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Nikon device is a very good option!

Even though recording videos is a passion, you're not necessarily looking to go pro. You're content with making tweaks to a couple of settings to suit the shot you're about to take. The COOLPIX B500 is very accessible which makes it suitable for this.

Video Scenarios

Streaming video live is a great way to share your experiences and this camera from Nikon provides a couple of connectivity options to help you with this.

Recording every moment of the day's events is precious and this device certainly delivers. While the camera is rolling it has a handy Image stabilization feature built-in.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Nikon COOLPIX B500 is a great companion to have.

Self made video content - Whether its in a specialist niche or broad subject area, video content is king (or queen) these days. With an image sensor size of 6.17 x 4.55 mm (mm), this camera can deliver really good image quality in your videos. It's also got Wi-Fi so if you can still make your transfers even if you're not with your cables.

Photo Scenarios

There are times when you just want to take simple but great photos of things around you without bothering too much about camera settings. For that purpose, the COOLPIX B500 is a really good choice. 

While taking those action shots during the day's event, you'll be aiming to keep your subject matter in sharp focus while they're in motion. The Auto Focus Tracking capability that comes with this camera helps with this.

Whether it's golf or tennis and everything in-between, the Tracking Focus capability in this camera allows you maintain your subject as the centre of attention even while in motion. It's Continuous Shooting Mode also helps take multiple shots in a couple of seconds allowing you assess a set of options you can pick from.

Sea-life is always breathtaking. With this camera from Nikon, you can expect to produce vivid images that showcases the unique tone that are found with photographs taken underwater.

Sometimes while on sightseeing or on a tour, you can only observe things from a distance. Which is why the zoom capability on this camera comes in handy in that situation.

In scenarios where animals are darting about, the burst mode on this camera comes in handy as well as it's Tracking Focus capability. The combination of these features and the 6.17 x 4.55 mm (mm) Image Sensor on this camera, provides you with a device that suits your wildlife photography needs - whether tranquil or dramatic.

To capture mother nature in her full beauty requires a good eye and a camera that can adequately handle landscape scenarios. This model from Nikon is good fit as it's got the ability to focus on multiple parts of your picture frame.

Other considerations

With this model, you no longer need to worry about carrying cables for data transfer all the time as it comes with Wi-FI.

Style

It's an eye-catching package with a bright and refreshing look about it. It could even play the role of an accessory to compliment a specific sense of style.

This device showcases a refined taste in mobile devices due to clean lines and a premium look.

It looks simple, capable and doesn't stand out in any particular way.

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Technical Specifications

Nikon COOLPIX B500 Purple - VNA952E1 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Design
Camera Type Bridge camera
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Purple
Camera
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Aperture Range (F-F) 3-6.5
Camera File System DCF, Exif 2.3
Image Formats Supported JPEG
Languages Support ARA, BEN, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, ENG, FIN, FRE, GRE, HIN, HUN, INC, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SWE, TUR, UKR
Photo Effects 1
Scene Modes Present Yes
Self-timer Delay 2, 5, 10 s
Tripod Mounting Supported Yes
White Balance Auto
Flash
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Modes Auto
Flash Range (tele) 0 - 3.5 m
Flash Range (wide) 0.5 - 6.9 m
Focusing
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Face Detection Yes
Focus TTL
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (wide) 0.01 m
Manual Focus Yes
Normal Focusing Range (wide) 0.3 m
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity 125, 1600, 3200, 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max) 6400
ISO Sensitivity (min) 125
Light Exposure Correction ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Shutter
Camera Shutter Type Electronic
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/1500 s
Video
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
HD Type Not supported
Live stream capable 1
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Video Formats Supported H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Recording Yes
Audio
Audio Formats Supported AAC
Built-in Microphone Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Lens System
Digital Zoom 4 x
Focal Length Range (f-f) 4 - 160 mm
Lens Structure (elements/groups) 12/9
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 900 mm
Minimum Aperture Number 3
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 22.5 mm
Optical Zoom 40 x
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal Memory 20
Display
Display TFT
Display Diagonal 3 "
Display Resolution (numeric) 921000 pixels
Vari-angle LCD Display Yes
Sensor
Image Sensor Size 1/2.3
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Megapixel 16 MP
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 16.76 MP
Other Features
PictBridge Yes
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
DC-in Jack Yes
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Connector Type Micro
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 Type-A Ports Quantity 1
USB Version 2.0
Battery
Battery Type AA
Number Of Batteries Supported 4
Power Source Type Battery
Networking
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version 4.1
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standards b/g/n
Packaging Content
Batteries Included Yes
Cables Included USB
Hand Strap Yes
Lens Cap Included Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 94.9 mm
Height 78.3 mm
Weight 542 g
Width 113.5 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 4608 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456
Memory
Memory Slots 1
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 0 - 85 %