Looking for the best of both worlds? Then the Bridge Camera is a great option because it packs the flexibility and manual control of a DSLR into the smaller form factor of a compact camera.
Simple shots - As a photography noob, this Nikon COOLPIX B500 camera would suit you adequately.
Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Nikon device is a very good option!
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.
The Nikon COOLPIX B500, is a very competent option when it comes to recording occasions and related activities. Also, the presence of its built-in Image stabilizer does help with making your clips look smooth and steady.
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.
For your Video posts - This camera comes with an image stabilizer which reduces any wobbling in your recordings. In addition, the size of the image sensor (6.17 x 4.55 mm mm), helps with the actual quality of the recorded image. It also packs in Wi-Fi in this neat package.
If you're looking to simply use your camera to point-and-shoot everyday moments with an item or person as the subject matter, then the COOLPIX B500 is an easy recommendation for this.
Its important to ensure the celebrant (or special guests) are in clear view in every photo taken. Keeping them in focus while they're moving about is one of the great features that comes with the COOLPIX B500.
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.
Taking photos while underwater is a lot of fun. You'll be able to bathe the subject of your photograph with the colours and hues only found when taking shots in an aquatic environment.
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.
From ants to zebras, a camera for nature's mosaic needs to have a great image sensor which is why the 6.17 x 4.55 mm (mm) that comes with this model works well for this scenario. It comes with a Continuous Shooting Mode allowing you to take successive shots rapidly.
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.
When you want to stand out from the crowd, the COOLPIX B500 uses bright colours and funky designs to turn heads. This is not your average camera.
This device showcases a refined taste in mobile devices due to clean lines and a premium look.
When you're more concerned about what your camera does than how it looks, the COOLPIX B500 is a safe bet.
|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 %|