- 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Sensor
- 40x NIKKOR f/3.0-6.5mm ED Lens
- 40x Optical Zoom Lens, 80x Dynamic Zoom
- 22.5-900mm (35mm Equivalent)
- 3" 921k-Dot Tilting LCD
- ISO 6400, 7.4 fps Continuous Shooting
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
- 18 Scene Modes, Easy Auto Mode
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC Connectivity
- Remote Control via Smartphone or Tablet
- 2 Years Genuine Warranty with Nikon Australia
The ergonomically designed Nikon Coolpix B500 combines the high-resolution 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Sensor and the full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps to fulfill the every user’s need in improving clarity and image quality. The 22.5-900mm (35mm Equivalent) 40x NIKKOR f/3.0-6.5mm ED Lens with 40x Optical Zoom Lens, 80x Dynamic Zoom covers wide-angle to telephoto perspectives perfect in wide variety of photoshoot. A 3" 921k-dot tilting LCD screen allows unique composition by means of angle perspectives as well as image review and menu navigation. Its built-in Bluetooth Wi-Fi, and NFC connectivity allow the camera to pair with any compatible smart device with the Nikon SnapBridge app. With 7.4 fps, continuous shooting is possible thanks to the ISO range of 125-6400. By using the 18 scene modes or the Easy Auto Mode, you can easily optimize the camera's settings, even under any lighting conditions.
Product Features in Detail
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.
Don't sweat a little camera shake
When shooting photos, Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) counteracts the smallest movements for sharper, clearer photos. When recording video, 4-Axis Hybrid VR offsets up/down, left/right, in/out and even tilting movements for remarkably steady videos, even if you're walking or riding in a car.
Let the camera call the shots
Easily match your situation to one of 18 Scene Modes like Beach, Snow, Night Portrait, Sunset and more, and enjoy effortless great shots. Or, choose Easy Auto Mode and let the camera choose for you.
It's frustrating when a smartphone camera focuses on the wrong thing. With COOLPIX B500, Target Finding AF quickly determines your intended subject and puts the focus where it belongs—on your subject.
Flatter your friends and family
Create beautiful photos of the people you care about. Smart Portrait System activates several features ideal for portraits, like Face Priority AF, Skin Softening, Blink Warning and more.
Shoot without interruption
The COOLPIX B500 is so energy efficient, you can take up to 600 shots on four regular AA alkaline batteries. Capture an entire vacation—and then some—on just one set of batteries.
Show off your creativity
Easily create artistic high-impact photos with the new Creative Mode. Select from five professionally developed presets that combine options like aperture, contrast and color reproduction for stunning results. Preview the effects before you shoot or capture one image all five ways and pick your favorite.
This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
Type TypeCompact Digital CameraImage Sensor Effective Pixels (Megapixels)16.0 million Image SensorCMOS Sensor Size1 / 2.3 in. Total Pixels16.76 million (approx.) Image Size (pixels)4608 x 3456 (16M)Lens Lens40x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens Lens Focal Length4.0-160mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5–900 mm lens in 35mm  format) Lens f/-numberf/3-6.5 Lens Construction12 elements in 9 groups (3 ED lens elements) Lens Zoom40 x Digital ZoomUp to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3,600mm lens in 35mm  format) Vibration ReductionLens shift VR (still pictures) Lens-shift and Electronic VR (movies) ApertureElectronically controlled ND filter (-2.0 AV) insertionAutofocus Autofocus (AF)Contrast-detect AF Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selectionCenter Face priority Manual with 99 focus areas Subject tracking Target Finding AF Focus RangeApprox. 1 ft. (30 cm.) to infinity [T]: Approx. 11 ft. (3.5 m) to infinity Macro mode: Approx. 0.4 in. (1 cm.) to infinity (wide-angle position) (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens) Focus LockYesMonitor Monitor Size3.0 in. diagonal Monitor TypeTFT-LCDwith Anti-reflection coating 5-level brightness adjustment Tilting TFT LCD Monitor Resolution921,000 -dots Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode)98% horizontal (Approx.) 98% vertical (Approx.) (compared to actual picture) Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode)100% horizontal (Approx.) 100% vertical (Approx.) (compared to actual picture)File System Storage MediaSD memory card SDHC memory card SDXC memory card Internal MemoryApprox. 20 MB Storage File SystemDCF EXIF 2.3 compliant Storage File formatsStill pictures: JPEG Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)Movie MovieFull HD: 1920x1080/ 30p Full HD: 1920x1080/ 25p Full HD: 1920x1080/ 60i Full HD: 1920x1080/ 50i HD: 1280x720/ 60p HD: 1280x720/ 50p HD: 1280x720/ 30p HD: 1280x720/ 25p HS 1920x1080/ 15p HS 1920x1080/ 12.5p HS 640x480/ 120p HS 640x480/ 100p VGA 640x480/ 30p VGA 640x480/ 25pSensitivity ISO SensitivityISO 125- 1600ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using P, S, A or M mode) Lowest ISO Sensitivity125 Highest ISO Sensitivity6400Exposure Exposure MeteringMatrix Center-weighted Spot Exposure ControlProgrammed auto exposure Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV) Exposure ModesAuto Creative Mode Scene Scene Auto Selector Smart Portrait Scene ModesBacklighting Bird Watching Beach Close Up Dusk/Dawn Easy Panorama Fireworks Show Food Landscape Moon Night Landscape Party/Indoor Pet Portrait Portrait Scene Auto Selector Short Movie Show Snow Sports Sunset In-Camera Image EditingCopy D-Lighting Filter Effects Glamour Retouch Quick Retouch Red-eye Correction Small Picture Exposure Compensation± 2 EV in steps of 1/3White Balance White BalanceAuto Cloudy Daylight Flash Fluorescent Incandescent White Balance PresetShutter ShutterMechanical and CMOS electronic shutter Shutter Speed1/1500-1 sec. 1/4000 sec. (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting) 25 sec. (Star trails in Multiple Exposure Lighten Scene Mode) Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolutionUp to 7 shots at approx. 7.4 frames per second Continuous Shooting OptionsContinuous H Continuous H 60 Continuous H 120 Continuous L Pre-shooting cache Single Self-timerCan be selected from 10, 2 and 5 seconds duration (self-portrait timer)Flash Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)[W]: 0.5 to 6.9m (1 ft. 8 in. to 22 ft.) [T]: 3.5m (11 ft.) Built-in Flash ControlTTL auto flash with monitor preflashes Built-in FlashYesInterface InterfaceHi-speed USB Interface Data transfer protocolMTP PTP Video OutputHDMI HDMI OutputHDMI micro connector (Type D) I/O terminalDigital I/O (USB) Wi-Fi FunctionalityYes BluetoothYesSupported Languages Supported LanguagesArabic Bengali Bulgarian Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) Czech Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek Hindi Hungarian Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Marathi Norwegian Persian Polish Portugese (European and Brazilian) Romanian Russian Serbian Spanish Swedish Tamil Telugu Thai Turkish Ukranian VietnamesePower Power SourcesFour EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately) Four FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries Four LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries AC Adapter EH-67 (available separately) Battery / BatteriesAA (Alkaline, NiMH, Oxyride or Lithium) Battery Life (shots per charge)AA Alkaline: 600 shotsAA Lithium: 1,240 shotsEN-MH2: 750 shotsMovies: AA Alkaline: Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes AA Lithium: Approx. 4 hours 30 minutes EN-MH2: Approx. 2 hours 35 minutes Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries. Measured at 23(-/+2)°C (73(-/+4)°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image quality set to Normal, image size set to 4608 x 3456 (16.0MP). Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayedMiscellaneous Tripod Socket¼ in. (ISO 1222) Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)4.5 in. (113.5 mm) x 3.1 in. (78.3 mm) x 3.8 in. (94.9 mm) excluding projections Approx. Weight19.1 oz. (542 g) with battery and memory card Operating environmentHumidity: Less than 85% (no condensation) Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
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- In the Box
Coolpix B500 Compact Digital Camera
LR6/L40 (AA-size) Alkaline Batteries (x4)
LC-CP31 Lens Cap (with cord)
UC-E16 USB Cable
12 months warranty with Nikon Australia plus an extra 12 months if product is registered online at http://mynikonlife.com.au/gear/warranty/warranty-registration
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