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Nikon Coolpix B500 1/2.3" Compact Camera (2016)

MSRP 299 USDNeo score 37%

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Product Overview

Nikon Coolpix B500 is an entry-level 1/2.3" compact camera with a large zoom range. Introduced by Nikon in 2016, it comes with a 1/2.3" sensor with 16 MP (4608 x 3456) resolution.
The camera has a good battery life, though it is nothing to write home about. It should be noted for having a 80 base ISO, which promises cleaner shots. The Coolpix B500's 7.4 fps burst rate limits its use for certain types of photography, but it is hardly something that most photographers should worry about.
Nikon has endowed this compact camera with a 40x zoom lens, which can be quite useful for travels. Last but not least, the camera can focus quite close to the subject.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 37% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Long battery life
  • 80 base ISO
  • Very useful 40x super zoom
Cons
  • Menu not touch-enabled
  • Tiny 1/2.3-inch sensor
  • Low 7.4 fps burst rate
  • Low 16 MP resolution
  • Lacks weather sealing

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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
HDMI + Remote Control + USB 2.0
Wireless Connectivity
Has 'always on' Bluetooth to maintain connection

Construction

Form Factor
Compact camera with zoom lens
Image Size
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Microphone
Stereo
Sensor | Resolution
16 MP (4608 x 3456)
Sensor | Type
BSI-CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Size | Depth
95 mm / 3.74 in
Size | Height
78 mm / 3.07 in
Size | Width
114 mm / 4.49 in
Weight
541 g / 19.12 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
3 inch
Display Type
Tilting TFT LCD
Resolution
921,000 dots
Viewfinder | Type
None

Function

Angle Of View
87.8° Diagonal | 77.3° Horizontal | 56.1° Vertical (wide) ~ 2.8° Diagonal | 2.3° Horizontal | 1.5° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/3 (wide) ~ f/6.5 (tele)
Crop Factor
5.6
Exposure Compensation
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto
Flash
Built-in
Focal Length
4.0 mm ~ 160.7 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
22.5 mm ~ 900 mm
Focus Type
Autofocus only (Manual focus unavailable)
GPS
No
Image Stabilization
Optical
ISO Range
80 ~ 3200
Touch Screen
No
Video Codecs
MPEG-4, H.264
Video Recording
1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Weather Resistance
No
Zoom
40x optical zoom, Digital zoom available

Performance

Battery Life
600 shots
Flash Range
6.90 m
Max Burst Rate
7.4 fps
Min Focus Distance
10 mm / 0.39 in
Storage
20MB built-in + SD/SDHC/SDXC

Production

Battery
Four AA batteries (alkaline, lithium, NiMH)
Debut
2016-02-23

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