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  • Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera

Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera




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.

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.



  1. Effective Pixels (Megapixels)

    16.0 million
  3. Sensor Size

    1 /
    2.3 in.
  5. Monitor Size

    3.0 in. diagonal
  7. Monitor Type

    withAnti-reflection coating 
    5-level brightness adjustment
    Tilting TFT LCD
  9. Storage Media

    SD memory card 
    SDHC memory card 
    SDXC memory card
  11. Movie

    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
  13. ISO Sensitivity

    ISO 125 
    - 1600 
    ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using P, S, A or M mode)
  15. Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution

    Up to 7 shots at
    approx. 7.4frames per second
  17. Battery / Batteries

    AA (Alkaline, NiMH, Oxyride or Lithium)
  19. Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)

    4.5 in.
    (113.5 mm)
    3.1 in.
    (78.3 mm)
    3.8 in.
    excluding projections
  21. Approx. Weight

    19.1 oz.
    (541 g)
    with battery and memory card

What's in the Box

Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera 
  • UC-E16 USB Cable
  • AN-CP21 Strap
  • LC-CP31 Lens Cap for COOLPIX L840
  • 4 x AA Batteries
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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