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Nikon Coolpix B500

We have collected and analyzed 15 expert reviews and 406 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 73/100 and users rate it 89/100. The average review date is Apr 23, 2017. We have compared these reviews to 1148922 reviews from other Digital Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 92/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Nikon Coolpix B500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix B500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the design and performance. The zoom and price also get good opinions.

usability, price, zoom, performance, design

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon B500 Coolpix Compact System Camera - PlumNikon B500 Coolpix Compact System Camera - Plum

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Nikon Coolpix B500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix B500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviews about the design and durability are on the whole positive. The portability and zoom also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the storage and image quality, and there are some mixed comments about the battery.

usability, zoom, portability, durability, design

memory, image quality, storage

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black)Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (

Nikon Coolpix B500


The Coolpix B500 is Nikon's latest affordable super-zoom for 2016. At less than $300, you get a 16MP BSI CMOS image sensor (better for low light), a 40x optical zoom lens (80x with Dynamic Fine Zoom) with Hybrid VR vibration reduction, Full HD 1080p...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

Nikon Coolpix B500


Nikon Coolpix B500 megazoom digital camera : Get stunning image quality the easy way with the all-new Coolpix B500 superzoom camera. Nikon proudly released the Coolpix B500 digital camera. Explore the power of its Nikkor 40x optical zoom, extendable to...

The Nikon Coolpix B500 price is US dollar is set at $299.95. Retail prices vary from country to country. The megazoom camera will be available in Spring 2016.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Amy Davies (

Nikon Coolpix B500 Review


The Nikon Coolpix B500 is a bridge camera with a 16 megapixel sensor, which is paired with a 40x optical zoom. You can also activate a digital zoom up to 80x. It offers a range of shooting modes, but there's no manual control, and it can't shoot in raw...

For anybody who is looking for a camera to take on holiday with them, which is mainly concerned about zoom ratio, the Nikon Coolpix B500 represents a good choice.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Jeremy Gray (

Nikon B500 Review


The new Nikon Coolpix B500 is an affordable entry-level superzoom camera that includes a powerful built-in zoom lens, a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, and full Nikon SnapBridge wireless connectivity. The B500 looks to succeed the Coolpix L840 camera that was...

The Nikon Coolpix B500 will be available this spring for a suggested retail price of US$299.95 and will be available in black or red color options.

Feb, 2016


Expert review by : Ken McMahon (

Nikon COOLPIX B500 review


Launched in Spring 2016 the Nikon COOLPIX B500 is a budget super-zoom with a 16 Megapixel sensor and a 40x stabilised optical zoom. Although it lacks PASM exposure modes, to call it a point-and-shoot model doesn't really do it justice as it's crammed...

40x optical zoom ; SnapBridge 'always on' Bluetooth smartphone connection ; Impressive battery life from 4 AAs ; Dedicated mode dial ; 921k articulated screen

Glitchy SnapBridge implementation ; Extra expense for rechargeable batteries ; Lacks manual exposure control ; Poor low ISO noise performance

The Nikon COOLPIX B500 is a very attractive proposition for novice photographers moving up from a phone or small compact and looking for a long zoom range in an SLR style body without the expense and complexity of a camera with interchangeable lenses...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (

Nikon B500 review: Big zoom and decent snaps for £219


No frills, but the Nikon B500 serves a useful purpose for a reasonable price

Affordable ; Great battery life ; Huge zoom

No viewfinder ; AA batteries ; Middling image quality

The Nikon B500 was never going to score highly for innovation, but this is a camera that will suit anyone who wants to wants to take pictures outdoors and doesn’t want to spend a fortune. The big zoom is great for sports and wildlife, and also for...

Nov, 2016


Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Nikon Coolpix B500 Review


We review the Nikon Coolpix B500, the 40x ultra zoom camera powered by AA batteries, with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has a lot going for it as a budget ultra zoom bridge camera, with a wide-angle 40x optical zoom lens, tilting screen, and Full HD video recording with stereo sound. On top of this, there's Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth for quick and...

Oct, 2016

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Im loving this camera just what i needed for now this is a good camera small love the color red ideal for taking pics

Nov, 2018

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Great starter camera


I brought this to begin learning more about photography and take better pictures. Its a good starter camera with great specifications. Very easy to use. Fantastic quality images and videos.

Nov, 2018

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Nikon Camera


Brought this for my partner as wanted to bring pictures closer. He has a phone which takes great pics but just wanted that bit more sometimes. Very happy with it he had it as a late birthday present

Nov, 2018

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes


Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:4
Power source type:Battery


Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.3 / DCF,Exif 2.3
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 / ARA, BEN, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, ENG, FIN, FRE, GRE, HIN, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SWE, TUR, UKR / Arabic, BEN, BUL, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Czech, Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, INC, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, SER, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
Scene modes:Beach, Close-up (macro), Dawn, Dusk, Fireworks, Food, Landscape, Moon, Night landscape, Panorama, Party (indoor), Pet, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer delay:2,5,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
Tripod thread:1/4
White Balance:Auto


Color of product:Black / Purple / Red


Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Field of view:98
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No


Flash modes:Auto
Flash range (tele):0 - 137.8
Flash range (wide):19.7 - 271.7


Auto focusing (AF) modes:Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range (wide):0.01
Normal focusing range (tele):0.3 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.3 / 3.5 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.157 - 6.3
Lens structure:12/9
Lens structure (elements/groups):12/9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):35.4
Minimum aperture number:-2
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.886
Optical Zoom:40

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:125, 1600, 3200, 6400
ISO sensitivity (max):6400
ISO sensitivity (min):125
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Internal memory:20
Memory slots:1


Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.1 LE / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b,802.11g / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB
Carrying case: Yes
Hand strap:Y / Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Bridge camera
Image formats supported:JPEG XR
Image sensor size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer:Y / Yes
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):4608 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456
Total megapixels:16.76

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y / Yes
HDMI:Y / Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
PictBridge:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0


Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/1500

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:AAC
Lens cap included:Y / Yes


HD type:Full HD / Not supported
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080



Weight & Dimensions

Width:4.45 / 4.47