- 40x optical zoom/80x Dynamic Fine Zoom super telephoto NIKKOR ED glass lens
- Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) maintain a constant connection with a compatible smartphone or tablet
- Shoot from creative angles with the tilting 3.0-inch 921,000-dot LCD
- Simple, convenient operation for stress-free shooting
- 1080p Full HD video recording with stereo sound
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.
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.
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.
This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
- Type: Compact Digital Camera
- Effective Pixels (Megapixels): 16.0million
- Image Sensor: CMOS
- Sensor Size: 1/2.3in.
- Total Pixels: 16.76million (approx.)
- Image Size (pixels): 4608 x 3456 (16M)
- Lens: 40x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens
- Lens Focal Length: 4.0-160mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5–900 mm lens in 35mm  format)
- Lens f/-number: f/3-6.5
- Lens Construction: 12 elements in 9 groups (3 ED lens elements)
- Lens Zoom: 40x
- Digital Zoom: Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3,360mm lens in 35mm  format)
- Vibration Reduction: Lens shift VR (still pictures), Lens-shift and Electronic VR (movies)
- Aperture: Electronically controlled ND filter (-2.0 AV) insertion
- Autofocus (AF): Contrast-detect AF
- Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection: Center, Face priority, Manual with 99 focus areas, Subject tracking, Target Finding AF
- Focus Range: Approx. 1 ft. (30 cm.) to infinity
[T]: Approx. 11 ft. (3.5 m) to infinity
Macro mode: Approx. 0.4 in. (1 cm.) to infinity (wide-angle position) (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)/li>
- Focus Lock: Yes
- Monitor Size: 3.0in. diagonal
- Monitor Type: TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating, 5-level brightness adjustment, Tilting TFT LCD
- Monitor Resolution: 921,000-dots
- Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode): 98% horizontal (Approx.), 98% vertical (Approx.), (compared to actual picture)
- Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode): 100% horizontal (Approx.), 100% vertical (Approx.), (compared to actual picture)
- Storage Media: SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
- Storage File System: DCF, EXIF 2.3compliant
- Storage File formats: Still pictures: JPEG, Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
- 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
- ISO Sensitivity: ISO 125 - 1600 , ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using P, S, A or M mode)
- Lowest ISO Sensitivity: 125
- Highest ISO Sensitivity: 6400
- Exposure Metering: Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot
- Exposure Control: Programmed auto exposure with flexible program, aperture-priority auto, exposure bracketing, manual, shutter priority auto, Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
- Exposure Modes: Auto, Creative Mode, Scene, Scene Auto Selector, Smart Portrait
- Scene Modes: Backlighting,Bird Watching,Beach,Close Up,Dusk/Dawn,Easy Panorama,Fireworks Show,Food,Landscape,Moon,Night Landscape,Party/Indoor,Pet Portrait,Portrait,Scene Auto Selector,Short Movie Show,Snow,Sports,Sunset
- In-Camera Image Editing: Copy,D-Lighting,Filter Effects,Glamour Retouch,Quick Retouch,Red-eye Correction,Small Picture
- Exposure Compensation: ± 2 EV in steps of 1/3
- White Balance: Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, White Balance Preset
- Shutter: Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
- Shutter Speed: 1/1500-1 sec.
1/4000 sec. (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting)
25 sec. (Star trails in Multiple Exposure Lighten Scene Mode)
- Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution: Up to 7 shots at approx.7.4 frames per second
- Continuous Shooting Options: Continuous H, Continuous H 60, Continuous H 120, Continuous L, Pre-shooting cache, Single
- Self-timer: Can be selected from 10, 2 and 5 seconds duration (self-portrait timer)
- 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 Control: TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
- Built-in Flash: Yes
- Interface: Hi-speed USB
- Interface Data transfer protocol: MTP, PTP
- Video Output: HDMI
- HDMI Output: HDMI micro connector (Type D)
- I/O terminal: Digital I/O (USB)
- Wi-Fi Functionality: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- 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, Portugese (European and Brazilian), Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, Vietnamese
- Power Sources: Four EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately)
Four FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries
Four LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries
AC Adapter EH-67 (available separately)
- Battery / Batteries: AA (Alkaline, NiMH, Oxyride or Lithium)
- Battery Life (shots per charge): AA Alkaline: 600 shots
AA Lithium: 1,240 shots
EN-MH2: 750 shots
- Movie: AA Alkaline: Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
AA Lithium: Approx. 4 hours 30 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 5184 x 3888 (20M). Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.
- Tripod Socket: ¼ in. (ISO 1222)
- Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth): 4.5 in. (113.5 mm) x 3.1 in. (78.3 mm) x 3.8 in. (94.9 mm) excluding projections
- Approx. Weight: 19.1 oz. (542 g) with battery and memory card
- Operating environment: Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)
- Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
- COOLPIX B500 Black Four LR6/L40 AA Alkaline BatteriesUC-E16 USB CableAN-CP21 StrapLC-CP31 Lens Cap