Nikon Coolpix B500 Compact Digital Camera

Nikon Coolpix B500 Compact Digital Camera
- 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Sensor
- 40x Optical Zoom Lens, 80x Dynamic Zoom
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC Connectivity
2 Years Genuine Warranty with Nikon Australia


$328.00 Incl. GST

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  • 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.

Always connected
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.

Intelligent autofocus
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.

Wi-Fi Compatibility
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 Type
Compact Digital Camera
 Image Sensor
Effective Pixels (Megapixels)
16.0 million
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
1 / 2.3 in.
Total Pixels
16.76 million (approx.)
Image Size (pixels)
4608 x 3456 (16M)
40x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens
Lens Focal Length
4.0-160mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5–900 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Lens f/-number
Lens Construction
12 elements in 9 groups (3 ED lens elements)
Lens Zoom
40 x
Digital Zoom
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3,600mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration Reduction
Lens shift VR (still pictures) 
Lens-shift and Electronic VR (movies)
Electronically controlled ND filter (-2.0 AV) insertion
Autofocus (AF)
Contrast-detect AF
Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection
Face priority 
Manual with 99 focus areas 
Subject tracking 
Target Finding AF
Focus Range
Approx. 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 Lock
Monitor Size
3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Type
with Anti-reflection coating 
5-level brightness adjustment 
Tilting TFT LCD
Monitor Resolution
921,000 -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 Media
SD memory card 
SDHC memory card 
SDXC memory card
Internal Memory
Approx. 20 MB
Storage File System
EXIF 2.3 compliant
Storage File formats
Still pictures: JPEG 
Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Full 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/ 25p
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 125 
- 1600 
ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using P, S, A or M mode)
Lowest ISO Sensitivity
Highest ISO Sensitivity
Exposure Metering
Exposure Control
Programmed auto exposure 
Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Exposure Modes
Creative Mode 
Scene Auto Selector 
Smart Portrait
Scene Modes
Bird Watching 
Close Up 
Easy Panorama 
Fireworks Show 
Night Landscape 
Pet Portrait 
Scene Auto Selector 
Short Movie Show 
In-Camera Image Editing
Filter Effects 
Glamour Retouch 
Quick Retouch 
Red-eye Correction 
Small Picture
Exposure Compensation
± 2 EV in steps of 1/3
 White Balance
White Balance
White Balance Preset
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter Speed
1/1500-1 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 resolution
Up to 7 shots at approx. 7.4 frames per second
Continuous Shooting Options
Continuous H 
Continuous H 60 
Continuous H 120 
Continuous L 
Pre-shooting cache 
Can be selected from 10, 2 and 5 seconds duration (self-portrait timer)
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 Control
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Built-in Flash
Hi-speed USB
Interface Data transfer protocol
Video Output
HDMI Output
HDMI micro connector (Type D)
I/O terminal
Digital I/O (USB)
Wi-Fi Functionality
 Supported Languages
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) 
Portugese (European and Brazilian) 
Power Sources
Four 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 / Batteries
AA (Alkaline, NiMH, Oxyride or Lithium)
Battery Life (shots per charge)
AA Alkaline: 600 shots
AA Lithium: 1,240 shots
EN-MH2: 750 shots
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 displayed
Tripod Socket
¼ 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. Weight
19.1 oz. (542 g) with battery and memory card
Operating environment
Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation) 
Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)

This digital camera comes with 12 months warranty with Nikon Australia - plus an extra 12 months if product is registered online at
Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty. 
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In the Box

Coolpix B500 Compact Digital Camera
Camera Strap
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

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Nikon Coolpix B500 Compact Digital Camera

Nikon Coolpix B500 Compact Digital Camera

$328.00 Incl. GST