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Nikon Coolpix B500 Camera with 40x Optical Zoom

MFR# 26506
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Nikon COOLPIX B500 Black, Four LR6/L40 AA Alkaline Batteries, UC-E16 USB Cable, AN-CP21 Strap, LC-CP31 Lens Cap

  • 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.

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.


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.


  1. Type: Compact Digital Camera

Image Sensor

  1. Effective Pixels (Megapixels): 16.0 million
  2. Image Sensor: CMOS
  3. Sensor Size: 1 / 2.3 in.
  4. Total Pixels: 16.76 million (approx.)
  5. Image Size (pixels): 4608 x 3456 (16M)


  1. Lens: 40x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens
  2. Lens Focal Length: 4.0-160mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5–900 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
  3. Lens f/-number: f/3-6.5
  4. Lens Construction: 12 elements in 9 groups (3 ED lens elements)
  5. Lens Zoom: 40 x
  6. Digital Zoom: Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3,600mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
  7. Vibration Reduction: Lens shift VR (still pictures)
    Lens-shift and Electronic VR (movies)
  8. Aperture: Electronically controlled ND filter (-2.0 AV) insertion


  1. Autofocus (AF): Contrast-detect AF
  2. Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection: Center
    Face priority
    Manual with 99 focus areas
    Subject tracking
    Target Finding AF
  3. 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)
  4. Focus Lock: Yes


  1. Monitor Size: 3.0 in. diagonal
  2. Monitor Type: TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
    5-level brightness adjustment
    Tilting TFT LCD
  3. Monitor Resolution: 921,000 -dots
  4. Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode): 98% horizontal (Approx.)
    98% vertical (Approx.)
    (compared to actual picture)
  5. Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode): 100% horizontal (Approx.)
    100% vertical (Approx.)
    (compared to actual picture)

File System

  1. Storage Media: SD memory card
    SDHC memory card
    SDXC memory card
  2. Internal Memory: Approx. 20 MB
  3. Storage File System: DCF
    EXIF 2.3 compliant
  4. Storage File formats: Still pictures: JPEG
    Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)


  1. 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


  1. ISO Sensitivity: ISO 125 - 1600
    ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using P, S, A or M mode)
  2. Lowest ISO Sensitivity: 125
  3. Highest ISO Sensitivity: 6400


  1. Exposure Metering: Matrix
  2. Exposure Control: Programmed auto exposure
    Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
  3. Exposure Modes: Auto
    Scene Auto Selector
    Smart Portrait
    Special Effects
  4. Scene Modes: Backlighting
    Bird Watching
    Close Up
    Easy Panorama
    Fireworks Show
    Night Landscape
    Night Portrait
    Pet Portrait
    Scene Auto Selector
    Short Movie Show
  5. In-Camera Image Editing: Copy
    Filter Effects
    Glamour Retouch
    Quick Effects
    Quick Retouch
    Red-eye Correction
    Small Picture
  6. Exposure Compensation: +/- 2 EV in steps of 1/3

White Balance

  1. White Balance: Auto
    White Balance Preset


  1. Shutter: Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
  2. 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)
  3. Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution: Up to 7 shots at approx. 7.4 frames per second
  4. Continuous Shooting Options: Continuous H
    Continuous H 60
    Continuous H 120
    Continuous L
    Pre-shooting cache
  5. Self-timer: Can be selected from 10, 2 and 5 seconds duration (self-portrait timer)


  1. 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.)
  2. Built-in Flash Control: TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
  3. Built-in Flash: Yes


  1. Interface: Hi-speed USB
  2. Interface Data transfer protocol: MTP
  3. Video Output: HDMI
  4. HDMI Output: HDMI micro connector (Type D)
  5. I/O terminal: Digital I/O (USB)
  6. Wi-Fi Functionality: Yes
  7. Bluetooth: Yes

Supported Languages

  1. Supported Languages: Arabic
    Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
    Portugese (European and Brazilian)


  1. Power Sources: Four FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries
    Four LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries
    AC Adapter EH-67 (available separately)
  2. Battery Life (shots per charge): AA Alkaline: 600 shots
    AA Lithium: 1,240 shots
    EN-MH2: 750 shots

    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


  1. Tripod Socket: 1/4 in.
    (ISO 1222)
  2. 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
  3. Approx. Weight: 19.1 oz. (541 g) with battery and memory card
  4. Operating environment: Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)
    Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)

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