Nikon COOLPIX B500 Red

MPN: VNA953E1  |  EAN: 0018208949045  |  Model: COOLPIX B500

Price Information

258.00

as at 3 Jun 19 | 6:30 AM CET

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Choosist's Ratings

Nikon COOLPIX B500 Red - VNA953E1 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
Events Photography
Outstanding
Home Videos
Outstanding
Sports Photography
Outstanding
Vlogging
Outstanding
Underwater Photography
Outstanding
Travel
Outstanding
Live Streaming
Outstanding
Wildlife Photography
Outstanding
Event Videos
Outstanding
Landscape Photography
Outstanding
Everyday Life Photography
Outstanding
WiFi Connectivity
Outstanding
Cute & Pretty Looks
Outstanding
Professional Looks
Outstanding
Regular Looks
Outstanding
Bluetooth Connectivity
Outstanding

Kind of Camera

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.

Photography Skillset

Simple shots - As a photography noob, this Nikon COOLPIX B500 camera would suit you adequately.

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!

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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.

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.

Photo Scenarios

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.

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

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.

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Technical Specifications

Nikon COOLPIX B500 Red - VNA953E1 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Design
Camera Type Bridge camera
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Red
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 %