NIKON COOLPIX B500 Bridge Camera - Red

Product code: 161701

Product features

  • 16 megapixels
  • Sensor type: 1/2.3" / 6.17 x 4.55 mm CMOS sensor
  • Optical zoom: 40 x
  • 3" tiltable LCD touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth / NFC

Product features

  • 16 megapixels
  • Sensor type: 1/2.3" / 6.17 x 4.55 mm CMOS sensor
  • Optical zoom: 40 x
  • 3" tiltable LCD touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth / NFC
Product information
Top features:

- Beautiful 16 MP images with backlit CMOS sensor

- Get in close to subjects with 40x optical zoom

- Tilting screen for flexible shooting options and crative possibilities

- Wireless connection and easy controls make shooting and sharing simple

Take photos worth sharing with the Nikon COOLPIX B500 Bridge Camera, offering superior image quality, powerful zoom and Full HD video in an easy-to-use design.

Beautiful 16 MP images

Whether you're roaming the streets of a foreign city or a beautiful landscape on holiday, enjoying the night sky or photographing wildlife the COOLPIX B500 will capture your surroundings in high quality.

Its backlit CMOS sensor renders details and colours crisply and naturally, and your shots will look sharper as sophisticated VR counteracts blurring from camera shake – even at full zoom.

Get in close to subjects

Great for animal watching, live events and sports matches alike, the COOLPIX B500 Bridge Camera offers a 40x zoom range so you can achieve stunning close-ups of subjects that are far off or hard to get to. Capture more details from a distance with digitally extendable 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom.

Record special events in 1920 x 1080p Full HD and relive those moments in spectacular clarity. Advanced VR is available in video mode and extends across the zoom range, so your videos will be colourful and detailed just like your photos. Save still while you film to make a montage of the best moments for sharing.

Tilting screen for flexible shooting options

Sometimes it's difficult to capture a shot because your view is obstructed - or you might want to capture a scene from a unique angle.

Your Nikon B500 helps you overcome tricky shooting positions and opens up creative possibilities with its tilting touchscreen. Get clear views of subjects even from diagonal directions, and stay comfortable so you can achieve the composition you want.

Wireless connection and easy controls

Link your camera to your smartphone or tablet using SnapBridge to control functions and take photos remotely. This handy wireless function allows for syncing with your devices so you can upload your creations to the internet for fast, easy sharing.

Stay in control with an ergonomically-positioned mode dial and the B500's lightweight design, which allows for easy transportation on any photo excursion.

Technical specifications for NIKON COOLPIX B500 Bridge Camera - Red

Camera type Bridge camera
Resolution 16 megapixels
Size 1/2.3" / 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Crop factor Up to 4 x
ISO sensitivity - AUTO, 125 - 1600
- Extendable to 3200 - 6400
Image stabilisation Vibration Reduction (VR)
Focal length 4.0 - 160 mm
35 mm equivalent 22.5 - 900 mm
Maximum aperture f/3
Minimum aperture f/6.5
Minimum distance 30 cm
Normal distance 30 cm to infinity
Focusing Autofocus
Focus point types - Face priority
- Manual with 99 focus areas
- Center
- Subject tracking
- Target finding AF
Focus area points 99-point autofocus
Optical zoom 40 x
Digital zoom 2 x
Screen 3" / 75 mm tiltable LCD touchscreen
Screen features - Resolution: 921,000 dots
- Tiltable approx. 85° downward, approx. 90° upward
- 5-level brightness adjustment
- Anti-reflection coatingt
Shutter speed 1 sec - 1/5000th
Self-timer - 2 seconds
- 5 seconds
- 10 seconds
Photo exposure 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
Photo effects Copy, D-Lighting, Filter effects, Glamour retouch, Quick retouch, Red-eye correction, Small picture
Panorama mode Yes
White balance Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, White balance, Preset
Maximum photo resolution 4608 x 3456p
Photo file formats JPEG
Video mode Yes, with sound
Maximum video resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080p (60i fps)
Other video resolutions - Full HD 1920 x 1080p (50i fps / 30 fps / 25 fps)
- HD 1260 x 720p (60 fps / 50 fps / 30 fps / 25 fps / 15 fps)
- VGA 640 x 480p (120 fps / 100 fps / 30 fps / 25 fps)
Video file formats MP4
Audio file formats AAC
Memory card - SD
Number of memory card slots SD x 1
Internal memory 20 MB
Built-in Yes
Guide number - Wide: 0.5 to 6.9 m
- Telephoto: 3.5 m
Interface - USB 2.0
- Micro HDMI
WiFi connectivity No
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
App available Yes, Nikon Manual Viewer 2 app
Pictbridge / direct printing No
Battery type - LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries x 4
- FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries x 4
- EN-MH2 Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries x 4
Battery life - Approx. 600 shots with alkaline batteries
- Approx. 1240 shots with lithium batteries
- Approx. 750 shots with EN-MH2 batteries
Colour Red
Box contents - Nikon COOLPIX B500 Bridge Camera
- Camera strap
- LR6/L40 (AA-size) Alkaline batteries x4
- LC-CP31 lens cap (with cord)
- UC-E16 USB cable
Dimensions 125 x 145 x 155 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 793 g
Guarantee 1 year
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Liverpool GB Experienced amateur
Very impressive results with macro-photography!
Obviously at full magnification best to have a good, heavy tripod.

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2 of 4 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 25 June 2019
Published on: 25 July 2019
(10 out of 10)


Glasgow GB Keen amateur
A truly fantastic camera to have with you at all times just in case an opportunity for a memorable snap crops up. Ideal for beginners amateurs and pros alike.
Absolutely faultless best buy in ages.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 26 June 2019
Published on: 24 July 2019
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NIKON COOLPIX B500 Bridge Camera - Red