Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black)

Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black)
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List Price: $299.95
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Average customer review:
(4.5 stars, based on 271 reviews)

Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #301 in Camera & Photo
  • Size: n/a
  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Nikon
  • Model: 26506
  • Released on: 2016-05-10
  • Fabric type: n/a
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 3.74" h x 3.08" w x 4.47" l, 1.19 pounds
  • Battery type: Alkaline
  • Display size: 3


  • 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Sensor
  • NIKKOR f/3.0-6.5mm ED Lens
  • 22.5-900mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 40x Optical Zoom Lens, 80x Dynamic Zoom
  • 3" 921k-Dot Tilting LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Bluetooth (BLE), Wi-Fi, NFC Connectivity
  • ISO 6400, 7.4 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 18 Scene Modes, Easy Auto Mode
  • Remote Control via Smartphone or Tablet
  • Supplied with: Four LR6/L40 AA Alkaline Batteries, UC-E16 USB Cable, AN-CP21 Strap, LC-CP31 Lens Cap

Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black)

From the Manufacturer

Nikon B500 photo of a river cutting through the trees showing Nikon quality

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.

Nikon B500 photo of a low light seashore highlighting the zoom range

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.

Nikon B500 and smartphone with the SnapBridge logo on the LCDs

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!

Nikon B500 photo of rugby players piled on the ball showing the tilting LCD

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.

Nikon B500 photo of a building at night showing low light shooting

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.

Nikon B500 photo of a rugby player and coach showcasing video capabilities

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.

Supplied Accessories:

  • Four LR6/L40 AA Alkaline Batteries
  • UC-E16 USB Cable
  • AN-CP21 Strap
  • LC-CP31 Lens Cap

Set Contains:

Supplied Accessories:

  • Four LR6/L40 AA Alkaline Batteries
  • UC-E16 USB Cable
  • AN-CP21 Strap
  • LC-CP31 Lens Cap

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

116 of 123 people found the following review helpful.
4Focus issues
By Dwayne E. Wilkins
Just bought. The blue tooth is cool. But focusing far away Is a issue. The instructions that came with the camera didn't go into details.

The photos below show how far this lens goes. I was standing on my patio and took these. In the wide show you can hardly make out the apartments and the water tower!

31 of 32 people found the following review helpful.
By Amazon Customer
Was able to get a good shot of the moon

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5I highly recommend this camera.
By jules121
We went on a Europe tour for a month. I purchased this camera for our trip of a life time. I have fallen in love with the B500. The 40 X magnification was a life saver. I took pictures of castles from a cruise on the Rhine. I was able to bring them in and get fantastic photos. The B500 camera took pictures quickly which was wonderful when we were on bus tours. At first I was frustrated because it kept going to sleep on me until a friend changed the sleep time to 5 minutes instead of 2 minutes. My only complaint would be that the record button is in an awkward place. While holding the camera I constantly rested my thumb on the record button. I would think I was taking a picture and found I was making a recording. I tried holding it differently but kept forgetting and hitting the record button. I bought a 128 GB card and since I took 3460 photos I guess hitting the record button didn't slow me down! I would encourage anyone to purchase this camera. I will have treasured memories for years.

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