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The COOLPIX B500 is a compact digital camera that shoots 16 MP photos and Full HD video. Share images instantly to your compatible smartphone.
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. 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.
TypeCompact Digital Camera
Image SensorCMOS
Effective Pixels (Megapixels)16.0 million
Image Sensor
Sensor Size1/2.3-in. type
Total Pixels16.76 million
Lens 40x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens
Lens Focal Length4.0-160mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5–900 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Lens f/-numberf/3-6.6
Lens Construction13 elements in 9 groups (3 ED lens elements)
Digital ZoomUp to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3,600mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
File System
Motion blur reductionn/a
Autofocus (AF)Contrast-detect AF
Autofocus (AF) Focus-area SelectionCenter Face priority Manual with 99 focus areas Subject tracking Target finding AF
Focus Range[W]: Approx. 1 ft. (30 cm.) to infinity [T]: Approx. 11 ft. (3.5 m) to infinity Macro mode: Approx. 0.4 in. (1 cm) (wide-angle position) (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image StabilizationLens shift VR (still pictures) Lens-shift and Electronic VR (movies)
Storage MediaSD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
Monitor Frame Coverage (playback mode)Approx. 100% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
Monitor Frame Coverage (shooting mode)Approx. 98% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Pointsn/a
Monitor TypeTFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment, Tilting TFT LCD
Monitor Resolutionapprox. 921k-dot
Monitor Size4 inch
Viewfinder Frame Coveragen/a
Internal Memory20MB
Exposure MeteringMatrix Center-weighted Spot
Highest ISO Sensitivity6400
Lowest ISO Sensitivity125
ISO Sensitivity125-1600 ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using Auto mode)
Image Size (pixels)4609 x 3456 (16M)
Storage File formatsStill pictures: JPEG Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Storage File SystemDCF, Exif 2.3 compliant
Voice Memo Functionn/a
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 VGA 640x480/ 30p VGA 640x480/ 25p HS: 640x480/ 120p HS: 640x480/ 100p HS: 1920x1080/ 15p HS: 1920x1080/ 12.5p
Exposure ModesAuto Creative Mode Scene Scene Auto Selector Smart Portrait Special Effects
Exposure ControlProgrammed auto exposure exposure compensation (–2.0 – +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
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)
ShutterMechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Scene ModesBacklighting Beach Bird-watching Close-up Dusk/Dawn Easy Panorama Fireworks Show Food Landscape Moon Night Landscape Night Portrait 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 Effects Quick Retouch Red-eye Correction Small Picture
White BalanceAuto Cloudy Daylight Flash Fluorescent Incandescent White Balance Preset
Exposure Lockn/a
Exposure Bracketingn/a
Exposure Compensation–2.0 – +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV
Continuous Shooting OptionsContinuous H Continuous L Continuous H 60 Continuous H 120 Interval Timer Pre-shooting cache Single
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution7.4 fps up to 7 shots
Self-timerCan be selected from 10, 2 and 5 seconds duration (self-portrait timer)
HDMI OutputHDMI micro connector (Type D)
Video OutputHDMI
Interface Data Transfer ProtocolMTP, PTP
External Flash Shoen/a
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
ApertureElectronically controlled ND filter (-2.0 AV)
Wi-Fi FunctionalityYes
InterfaceHi-Speed USB
Accessory Shoen/a
I/O TerminalDigital I/O (USB)
Focus / Autofocus
Smart Device App ConnectivitySnapBridge
Projector Resolution (output)n/a
Projector Contrast ration/a
Projector Brightnessn/a
Projector Playback Functionsn/a
Projector Number of colorsn/a
Projector Throw Distancen/a
Projector Image Sizen/a
Projector Light Sourcen/a
Projector lensn/a
Projection LCD paneln/a
Projection systemn/a
Projector Endurance (battery life)n/a
Length x height x width (mm) (body only)*Approx. 4.5 × 3.1 × 3.8 in. (113.5 × 78.3 × 94.9 mm) excluding projections
Power sourceFour LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries Four FR6/L91(AA-size) lithium batteries Four EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately) AC Adapter EH-67 (available separately)
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 Portuguese (European and Brazilian) Romanian Russian Serbian Spanish Swedish Tamil Telugu Thai Turkish Ukrainian Vietnamese
Battery / BatteriesFour LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries Four FR6/L91(AA-size) lithium batteries Four EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately) AC Adapter EH-67 (available separately)
Battery Life (shots per charge)600 shots when using alkaline batteries 1,240 shots when using lithium batteries 750 shots when using EN-MH2 batteries 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 Socket1/4 (ISO 1222)
Charging Timen/a
White Balance
Weight (g) (body only)*1Approx. 19.1 oz. (542 g) with battery and memory card
EnvironmentTemperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)
Touch Controln/a
Waterproof performancen/a
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