Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black)

BH #NICPB500B • MFR #26506
Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black)
Key Features
  • 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Sensor
  • NIKKOR f/3.0-6.5 ED Lens
  • 22.5-900mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 40x Optical Zoom Lens, 80x Dynamic Zoom
The black COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera from Nikon features a 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor for high-resolution imagery as well as Full HD 1080p video. This sensor's construction utilizes a stacked backside-illuminated design to improve clarity and image quality when working in dimly-lit conditions. The 40x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm equivalent focal range of 22.5-900mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of environments. Further subject magnification can be achieved using the 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom that effectively doubles the camera's reach. The lens also features Vibration Reduction to help reduce the appearance of camera shake when shooting at the longer zoom lengths or with longer shutter speeds. A 3" 921k-dot tilting LCD screen allows image composition from unique angles, as well as image review and menu navigation.
In Stock
$296.95
$50/mo. suggested payments
with 6 Mos. Promo Financing* 
Protect your Gear
Add a protection plan from $32.99
Savings Available:
Trade in your gear for cash: Learn more
Gil R., B&H Expert

True Know-How

Ask Our Experts

866.264.7509

Nikon B500 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 216MP Image Sensor
  • 340x NIKKOR VR Zoom Lens
  • 43" LCD Screen
  • 5Bluetooth low energy (BLE), Wi-Fi, and NFC with SnapBridge App
  • 6Full HD Video
  • 7Easy Exposure Control
  • 8Built-In Flash
  • 9Energy Efficient

The black COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera from Nikon features a 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor for high-resolution imagery as well as Full HD 1080p video. This sensor's construction utilizes a stacked backside-illuminated design to improve clarity and image quality when working in dimly-lit conditions. The 40x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm equivalent focal range of 22.5-900mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of environments. Further subject magnification can be achieved using the 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom that effectively doubles the camera's reach. The lens also features Vibration Reduction to help reduce the appearance of camera shake when shooting at the longer zoom lengths or with longer shutter speeds. A 3" 921k-dot tilting LCD screen allows image composition from unique angles, as well as image review and menu navigation.

Built-in Bluetooth low energy (BLE), Wi-Fi, and NFC connectivity allow the B500 to pair with a compatible smart device using the Nikon SnapBridge app. Images can then be easily sent to the connected smartphone or tablet, and from there shared on favorite social media sites. Designed for simple, stress-free operation with point and shoot capability for both still imagery and video, convenience is maximized by selecting from among 18 scene modes or using the Easy Auto Mode, which automatically optimizes the camera's settings even while shooting under challenging lighting conditions.

16MP Image Sensor

The 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor features stacked backside-illuminated technology to enhance its low-light capabilities. 7.4 fps of continuous shooting is possible along with an ISO range of 125-6400.

40x NIKKOR VR Zoom Lens

The B500 has a 40x NIKKOR ED VR zoom lens with a focal length range of 4.0-160mm, giving a 35mm equivalent of 22.5-900mm, which covers wide-angle to telephoto shots with a maximum aperture range of f/3.0-6.5. It features three ED lens elements for improving sharpness, color, and image quality, as well as Vibration Reduction to reduce the appearance of camera shake.

3" LCD Screen

The B500's tilting 3" 921k-dot TFT-LCD monitor has an anti-reflective coating as well as 5-level brightness adjustment; making it easy to compose images from unique angles, monitor video recording, and navigate menus.

Bluetooth low energy (BLE), Wi-Fi, and NFC with SnapBridge App

When paired with a compatible smart device using the Nikon SnapBridge app, built-in Bluetooth low energy (BLE), Wi-Fi, and NFC connectivity allow the B500 to quickly and easily send photos for sharing on social media sites. Upload photos on the go, even in remote locations, or use a smartphone or tablet to control the camera.

Full HD Video

Record Full HD 1080p video at 30 fps with stereo sound. 4-Axis Hybrid Vibration Reduction (VR) keeps videos steady. Transform a video into a fast-motion sequence with the Superlapse Movie feature, great for first-person perspectives, sports moments, video tours, and more.

Easy Exposure Control

Simple, stress-free operation with point and shoot capability for both still imagery and video. The Smart Portrait System utilizes multiple features such as Face Priority AF, Skin Softening, Blink Warning, and more to enhance images of people; while Target Finding AF quickly determines the intended subject and maintains focus. Choose from among 18 scene modes or Easy Auto Mode, which automatically optimizes the camera's settings, even while shooting under challenging lighting conditions.

Built-In Flash

When shooting in low-light or backlit situations, the pop-up flash can act as a fill light to produce well-exposed images.

Energy Efficient

Take up to 600 shots on four regular AA alkaline batteries. Capture an entire vacation and more on just one set of batteries.
UPC: 018208265060

Nikon B500 Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 16 Megapixel (4608 x 3456)
Aspect Ratio4:3
Sensor Type1/2.3" CMOS
Image File FormatJPEG
Image StabilizationDigital, Optical (4-Axis)
Lens
Focal Length4 to 160mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 22.5 to 900mm)
Optical Zoom40x
Digital Zoom4x Maximum (160x Combined Zoom)
2x Optimized (80x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperturef/3 to 6.5
Focus Range11.81" to Infinity / 30 cm to Infinity (Wide)
11.48' to Infinity / 3.5 m to Infinity (Telephoto)
Macro
0.4" to Infinity / 1.02 cm to Infinity (Wide)
Optical Design12 Elements in 9 Groups
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity125 to 1600 (Extended: 3200 to 6400)
Shutter SpeedElectronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/4000 to 1 Second
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Matrix, Spot
Exposure ModesAuto
Exposure Compensation-2 to +2 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, White Set
Continuous ShootingUp to 7.4 fps at 16 MP for up to 7 Frames
Self-Timer2/5/10-Second Delay
Special OptionsBeach, Fireworks, Food, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Panorama, Party/Indoor, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Video
Recording ModesMP4/H.264/MPEG-4
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 12.5p/15p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 12.5i/15i/50i/59.94i
HD (1280 x 720) at 25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
SD (640 x 480) at 25p/29.97p/100p/119.88p
Video EncodingNTSC/PAL
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone (Stereo)
Audio File FormatAAC
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution921,000 Dot
Display TypeTilting LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesTTL Auto
Effective Flash RangeISO Auto
1.6 to 22.6' / 0.5 to 6.9 m (Wide)
11.5' / 3.5 m (Telephoto)
External Flash ConnectionNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
ConnectivityHDMI D (Micro), USB Micro-B (USB 2.0)
WirelessWi-Fi
Bluetooth
GPSNo
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Physical
Battery4 x AA (Approx. 600 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.5 x 3.1 x 3.7" / 113.5 x 78.3 x 94.9 mm (Excluding Protrusions)
Weight19.08 oz / 541 g (Body with Battery and Memory)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.895 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.15 x 5.75 x 4.9"
See any errors on this page? Let us know

YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS

question

Return policy?
Asked by: Ann J.
Should you be dissatisfied with an order, you have 30 days from date of purchase to make a return with all of the original materials included. Full details on our return policy can be found at the following link: http://bhpho.to/19fUBwL
Answered by: Daniel M.
Date published: 2020-09-21

For the B500 Coolpix: does the camera use film ...

For the B500 Coolpix: does the camera use film also? Thanks
Asked by: Xaviet
It can shoot Full HD Video, if that is what you are referring to for film. However it does not shoot stills on to film, it is a digital camera.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-05-28

What f-stop does this camera go to?

What f-stop does this camera go to?
Asked by: Alexia
The Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera goes to F6.5.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2020-03-26

Can the screen flip

Can the screen flip
Asked by: Ruta
Yes, the screen flips up or down.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-06-12

question

Is this factory refurbished from Nikon? Does it come with a factory warranty?
Asked by: Anonymous
All refurbished cameras are refurbished by the manufacturer of the camera. The Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black, Refurbished) includes a Limited 90-Day Warranty from Nikon.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

is this camera can be purchased through EMI ?
Asked by: asha r.
If your employer has an agreement with B&H, that would be found on the company's employee website. If so, all purchases would be through that web page.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2019-05-24

When am I getting this delivered to me

When am I getting this delivered to me
Asked by: Ruta
If you place an order, it will be delivered within 2 to 3 days.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-06-15

question

Can the b500 be set to take widescreen photos?
Asked by: Anonymous
According to page 105 of the Nikon Coolpix B500 Digital Camera's Reference Manual, the aspect ratios (horizontal to vertical) available from the camera would be 4:3 (default), 16:9 (widescreen), and 1:1 (square). You may choose the image size and quality (and as such, the aspect ratio) as indicated on page 105 by entering the shooting mode, then pressing the MENU button --> Image Mode --> OK button and selecting your chosen image size.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-26
  • y_2021, m_7, d_28, h_20CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.18
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_29
  • loc_en_US, sid_1234133, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HAS_STAFF_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_bhphotovideo
036

Close

Close

Close