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.
Keeping it simple - For someone who is not too bothered about technicalities, this Nikon device works!
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.
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.
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.
With this model, you no longer need to worry about carrying cables for data transfer all the time as it comes with Wi-FI.
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.
|Camera Type||Bridge camera|
|Operating Temperature (T-T)||0 - 40 °F|
|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|
|Scene Modes Present||Yes|
|Self-timer Delay||2, 5, 10 s|
|Tripod Mounting Supported||Yes|
|Flash Range (tele)||0 - 3.5 m|
|Flash Range (wide)||0.5 - 6.9 m|
|Auto Focusing (AF) Modes||Contrast Detection Auto Focus|
|Macro Focusing Range (wide)||0.01 m|
|Normal Focusing Range (wide)||0.3 m|
|ISO Sensitivity||125, 1600, 3200, 6400|
|ISO Sensitivity (max)||6400|
|ISO Sensitivity (min)||125|
|Light Exposure Correction||± 2EV (1/3EV step)|
|Camera Shutter Type||Electronic|
|Continuous Shooting Mode||Yes|
|Fastest Camera Shutter Speed||1/1500 s|
|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|
|Audio Formats Supported||AAC|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|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|
|Compatible Memory Cards||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Display Diagonal||3 "|
|Display Resolution (numeric)||921000 pixels|
|Vari-angle LCD Display||Yes|
|Image Sensor Size||1/2.3|
|Image Sensor Size (W X H)||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Total Megapixels||16.76 MP|
|Ports & Interfaces|
|HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity||1|
|HDMI Connector Type||Micro|
|HDMI Ports Quantity||Yes|
|USB 2.0 Type-A Ports Quantity||1|
|Number Of Batteries Supported||4|
|Power Source Type||Battery|
|Lens Cap Included||Yes|
|Weight & Dimensions|
|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|
|Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)||0 - 85 %|