Product Highlights
  • 16 MP 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 125-1600 (Expandable to 6400)
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 30/25 fps
  • VR Vibration Reduction
Nikon Coolpix B500 Black Nikon Coolpix B500 Black
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Solid performer for your life’s story

Handy, versatile telephoto performance

Superb user functionality meets high-power zoom in the new B500. Conveniently-sized with no compromise on image quality, the versatile B500 supports the reliable image capture of life's best moments from pet photography to weddings. With 40x optical zoom and 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom, vast vistas and precise close ups become a breeze to capture, all in a convenient size that is both functional and easy to handle for everyday use.


  • 40x optical zoom and 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom
  • Long battery life, approx. 600 shots or more
  • Creative mode with 36 options in total
  • Multiple Exp. Lighten function
  • New Help function for easier operation
  • Uses readily available R6/AA-size batteries
  • Optical VR (Vibration Reduction)
  • 7.5 cm/3-in., tilting LCD monitor (RGBW)
  • Full HD 1080/60i with 4-Axis Hybrid VR
  • Mode Dial
  • SnapBridge compatible with Wi-Fi®* /NFC/Bluetooth®** support

For indoor celebrations or concerts at night, the camera handles low-light shooting with ease, reproducing fine details and excellent contrast with 16 million effective megapixels and a backside-illumination CMOS sensor, aided by a high performance NIKKOR lens. Today's traveling nomads will also be able to enjoy crisp, shake-free images with the camera's high-performance Vibration Reduction (VR) even when the 40x optical zoom is deployed, which may come in handy when capturing exciting festivities or landscapes in the pursuit of new adventures. This lens shift VR offers a compensation effect equivalent to a shutter speed of 3.0 stops*4.

Improved functionality is consistent throughout the B500 user experience.

With a new mode dial, users can switch easily between 10 of the camera's most frequently functions such as Scene Auto Selector, Smart Portrait Mode and Backlighting for quick. Enhancing the enjoyment of shooting with the B500, is a wide-viewing-angle TFT LCD tilting monitor, which aids in creative composition and comfortable shooting from a variety of angles, be it at a pet's eye level or looking out above a crowd, maintaining clear visibility even in direct sunlight. During the use of the camera's telephoto zoom, lost photography subjects can be recaptured instantly with Snap-back zoom, which shifts the zoom position to wide-angle for a broader field of vision. Side zoom control is also enabled allowing users to control zoom while holding the lens barrel securely to prevent unnecessary camera shake.

New and Improved

Perennially popular features have also been improved, with new ones enabling users to edit and create their own visual masterpieces. Glamour mode has been integrated with Smart Portrait Mode, adding a host of intuitive features, such as "Smile timer", "Blink proof" and "Self-collage". A new Creative mode also allows users to combine presets and effects for up to 36 creative options. Users can further adjust the settings of various effects to enhance the tone, brightness and saturation of the images through easy-to-use menus for immediate sharing on social media.

Completing the connected COOLPIX experience is SnapBridge

SnapBridge enables constant connectivity between smartphone and camera. Utilizing a range of advanced wireless connectivity platforms Bluetooth® for maximum efficiency, and without disrupting the regular Wi-Fi® connection, users will be able to enjoy the automatic transfer of images, remote shooting, and the freedom to browse their shots on the bigger screen of their smart device.

Additional Features:

  • High-performance NIKKOR lens
  • Smart portrait mode
  • Glamour retouch
  • Scene auto selector
  • Target finding AF
  • Pre-focus
  • Quick effects

What's Included

Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black)
UC-E16 USB Cable
AN-CP21 Strap
LC-CP31 Lens Cap for COOLPIX L840
AA Batteries x4
Limited 1-Year Warranty


Product Specifications

Coolpix B500

Effective pixels 16.0 million
(Image processing may reduce the number of effective pixels.)
Image sensor 1/2.3-in. type CMOS
Total pixels Approx. 16.76 million 
Lens NIKKOR lens with 40 x optical zoom 
Focal length 4.0-160 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5-900 mm lens in 35mm [135] format) 
f/-number f/3-6.5 
Construction 12 elements in 9 groups (3 ED lens elements) 
Digital zoom magnification Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3600 mm lens in 35mm [135] format) 
Vibration reduction Lens-shift VR (still images) , Lens shift and electronic VR (movies) 
Autofocus Contrast-detect AF 
Focus range [W]: Approx. 30 cm (1 ft)-∞
[T]: Approx. 3.5 m (11 ft)-∞
Macro mode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.)-∞ (wide-angle position)
(All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Focus-area selection Face priority, manual with 99 focus areas, center, subject tracking, target finding AF 
Monitor 7.5 cm ( 3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment, tiltable approx. 85° downward, approx. 90° upward 
Frame coverage
(shooting mode)
Approx. 99% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture) 
Frame coverage
(playback mode)
Approx. 99% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture) 


Media SD , SDHC , SDXC
Internal memory (approx. 20 MB)
File system DCF and Exif 2.3 compliant 
File formats Still images: JPEG
Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels) 16M (High) [4608 x 3456]
16M [4608 x 3456]
8M [3264 x 2448]
4M [2272 x 1704]
2M [1600 x 1200]
VGA [4608 x 2592]
1:1 [3456 x 3456]
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO 125-1600 
ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using Auto mode)


Metering mode Matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more) 
Exposure control Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (–2.0-+2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV) 
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter 
Speed 1/1500-1 s
1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting)
25 s (Star trails in Multiple exp. Lighten scene mode)
Self-timer 10 s, 2 s
5 s (self-portrait timer)
Aperture Electronically-controlled ND filter (–2 AV) selection
Range 2 steps (f/3 and f/6 [W]) 


Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.5-6.9 m (1 ft 8 in.-22 ft)
[T]: 3.5 m (11 ft)
Flash control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes 


USB connector

Hi-Speed USB

Supports Direct Print (PictBridge)
Audio/video output connector (NTSC or PAL can be selected)

HDMI output connector HDMI micro connector (Type D) 
DC input connector For EH-67/EH-67s AC Adapter (available separately) 

(Wireless LAN)

Standards IEEE 802.11b/g (standard wireless LAN protocol) 
Operating frequency 2412-2462 MHz (1-11 channels) 
Authentication Open system, WPA2-PSK 


Communication protocols Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1 
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources Four LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries
Four FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries
Four EN-MH2 Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately)
EH-67/EH-67s AC Adapter (available separately)

Battery life

Still images Approx. 600 shots when using alkaline batteries
Approx. 1240 shots when using lithium batteries
Approx. 750 shots when using EN-MH2 batteries
Movie recording (actual battery life for recording) Approx. 1 h 30 min when using alkaline batteries
Approx. 4 h 30 min when using lithium batteries
Approx. 2 h 35 min when using EN-MH2 batteries

Physical Specs

Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 113.5 x 78 x 95 mm ( 4.5 x 3.1 x 3.8")
(excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 542 g ( 1 lb 3.2 oz ) 
(including LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries and memory card)
Operating Temperature 0°C-40°C (32°F-104°F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)

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Nikon Coolpix B500 Black

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