Review of the Nikon Coolpix B500 Digital Camera is a DSLR-styled travel super-zoom camera, one of Nikon’s affordable super-zoom designed in 2016. With average price at less than $300, you get a digital camera with 16MP BSI CMOS image sensor (good for low light), a 40x optical zoom lens, 80x zoom with Dynamic Zoom with Hybrid VR vibration reduction, Full HD 1080p recording, and a 3.0″ LCD display.
The Nikon COOLPIX B500 includes Wi-Fi and NFC for access to Nikon SnapBridge, which easily connects owners to their smartphones, which is great for those who like to shares photos online. The Nikon COOLPIX B500 also comes with access to Nikon Image Space, this isa a free cloud storage allowing up to 2MB Thumbnails, and up to 20GB of larger files.
Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera Main Features:
- 16 megapixel 1/2.3 inches BSI CMOS Sensor
- NIKKOR f/3.0 6.5 millimeter ED Lens
- 22.5 900 millimeter (35 millimeter Equivalent)
- 40x Optical Zoom Lens, 80x Dynamic Zoom
- 3 inches 921k Dot Tilting LCD.Highest ISO Sensitivity:6400
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
- Bluetooth (BLE), Wi Fi, NFC Connectivity
From The Manufacturer:
Simply brilliant photos and videos
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. And it takes all the work out of shooting beautiful photos and videos with its 16 megapixel low-light sensor, Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction (VR), easy menus and controls, fun creative effects and outstanding automatic operation. Plus, the whole time you’re shooting, the COOLPIX B500 can be easily and seamlessly connected to a compatible smartphone through Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology for instant photo sharing and remote camera control. Simply brilliant.
Get closer to what matters
40x optical zoom, 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom
Few shots are too far away for the COOLPIX B500’s NIKKOR ED glass lens. 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.
Unleash new possibilities with a compatible smartphone
Install Nikon’s new Snapbridge app on a compatible smartphone or tablet* and unlock exciting new capabilities with the COOLPIX B500. Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth low energy (BLE) maintain a constant connection between the app and your camera, so each shot you take automatically transfers to your smartphone or tablet for sharing, editing with photo apps or uploading to your favorite sites. You can even use the Snapbridge app to control your camera remotely!
Enjoy the view
Tilting 3.0-inch 921,000-dot LCD
The COOLPIX B500’s large, tilting LCD display makes it easy to compose your shots and monitor your video recording. You can also use it to find exciting new shooting angles. Reviewing and sharing your creations is a pleasure, too-every shot and video looks fantastic on the high resolution display.
Master the camera in no time
Simple, convenient operation for stress-free shooting
The COOLPIX B500 is so easy to use, anyone can take great photos and videos with it. Just turn the camera on, point, shoot and marvel at the results. For maximum point-and-shoot convenience, select Easy Auto Mode. It automatically optimizes the camera settings for each shot, no matter how challenging the situation. You’ll be free to enjoy the moment while you capture it.
Make movies that amaze
Full HD 1080p videos with stereo sound
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. Transform a regular video into a thrilling fast-motion sequence with the new Superlapse Movie feature, great for first-person perspectives, sports moments, video tours and more.
- Four LR6/L40 AA Alkaline Batteries
- UC-E16 USB Cable
- AN-CP21 Strap
- LC-CP31 Lens Cap
Video Review of the Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera
Connecting the Nikon B500 Camera to SnapBridge
A common problem reported by users is connecting the Nikon B500 to the SnapBridge App by Wi-fi. This Video might help with the Wifi connecting problem.
Unfortunately Connecting the B500 Camera using Wifi is a common problem.