Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera, 16MP, HD 1080p, 40x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3" LCD Screen, Black

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Bring your golden holiday moments back home for your friends and family to enjoy with Nikon's COOLPIX B500 digital camera. Its powerful 40x optical zoom with side zoom control for optimum stability when you want to capture the action unfolding far in the distance. The high-definition tilting monitor allows you to easily view what section of the subject will be in the shot.

Stable controls
This model offers high-performance Vibration Reduction (VR) to reduce any blur resulting from the camera shaking, making it ideal for when you want to take photos on a tourist bus or safari truck.

Connect to smartphone/tablet
The SnapBridge feature enables you to maintain a lower-power connection between the camera and smartphone or tablet, so you can sync every shot for instant uploading onto social media.

Full HD videos
With the B500 you can record Full HD movies for crystal clear, vibrant results that'll make you feel like you're back on your trip when you're watching them at home.

Key Benefits

  • 40x optical zoom
  • Extendable to 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom
  • 16-megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 3-inch tilting LCD monitor
  • 3-stop lens vibration reduction
  • Full HD movie recording
  • Nikon SnapBridge compatible

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Accessories Included
Four LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries, UC-E16 USB Cable, AN-CP21 Strap, LC-CP31 Lens Cap
Autofocus Information This feature fixes onto the main subject and enhances focus on a snap's hot spots
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx. 600 shots when using alkaline batteries, Approx. 1240 shots when using lithium batteries, Approx. 750 shots when using EN-MH2 batteries
Battery Size & Number
LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries
Built In Flash
Camera Type
Digital Compact
HDMI micro connector (Type D), USB, Audio Input, Audio Output, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Continuous Shooting Speed Information The amount of frames per second that can be shot in continuous shooting mode
1 fps
Packaged: H12.5 x W14.5 x D15.5cm. Unpackaged: H7.83 x W11.35 x D9.49cm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
3" LCD Screen
Face Detection Information Automatically detects faces and optimises focus, so they're the main subject/s of a snap
File Formats
GPS Information Allows your camera to detect and record where a picture is taken
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
Image Megapixels
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
Lens Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
f/3.3 - 6.5
Lens Size Information Also known as focal length, this is the distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
3" LCD Monitor
Lens Type Information Whether it zoom, wide-angle or telephoto, different lens types serve different purposes
Macro Information Extreme close-up shots of small subjects like insects or plants
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating Information Defines the sensor's light sensitivity and, thus, performance in low-light settings
Memory Card Type
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Night recording Information Ability to record at night or in complete darkness by using built-in infrared illumination
Power Supply
Li-ion NP-FW50 battery
Red-Eye Reduction Information Shuts outs red-eye in portraits and group photos
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Self Timer Information Lets you run into your own pictures by delaying it being taken by a few seconds after the shutter is pressed
Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Type
Exmor CMOS
Shooting Modes
Auto, Scene, Creative
Shutter Speeds Information The amount of time is takes for the shutter to open and close. High speed lets you freeze action completely, slower ones allow motion blur
1/1500 to 1 s, 1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting), 25 s (Star trails of Multiple exp. Lighten scene mode)
Smile Detection
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Tripod Thread Information Lets you attach a tripod to the camera's frame
Video Resolution
HD 1080p
Viewfinder Information The interface you look through to compose and focus your picture
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Packaged: 795g. Unpackaged: 542g
Wi-Fi enabled
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information Higher the zoom, the closer you can get to the subject. In optical, the lens physically moves, maintaining more quality than digital zoom.


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  • UK delivery

    Standard delivery within 5 working days
    Next or named day delivery
    Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am
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  • International delivery not available


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