Nikon Coolpix B500 Digital Compact Camera

  • 16 Megapixels
  • 40x Optical zoom
  • 80x Dynamic Fine zoom
  • 1080p/60i Full HD video
  • SnapBridge

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SKU: Nikon Coolpix B500 Digital Compact Camera


Product Description

Capture every detail with impressive 40x Optical zoom1 and 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom2. Outstanding Vibration Reduction stabilises your shots with a shutter speed effect at approximately 3.0 stops faster and 40x Optical zoom1. Keep speeding subjects in focus too, with Target Finding Autofocus (AF) and Pre-focus AF. You’ll also enjoy Full HD (1080p/60i) video-recording and creative shooting modes, such as Short Movie Show, that combine multiple clips into 30-second films.

Express yourself with the new Creative mode. Choose from an array of presets and let the camera do the rest. You can personalise your shots with 12 Glamour Retouch options – making your shots even more thrilling.

At approximately 542 g and measuring 113.5 mm (w) x 78.3 mm (h) x 94.9 mm (d) without projections, the B500’s comfortable to shoot with, yet impressively stable. Intuitive control features, such as the mode dial and Side Zoom Control, means you’ll always be ready to go.



TypeCompact digital camera
Effective pixels16.0 million
(Image processing may reduce the number of effective pixels.)
Image sensor1/2.3-in. type CMOS
Total pixels: approx. 16.76 million
LensNIKKOR lens with 40x Optical zoom and 80x Dynamic Fine zoom
Focal lengthOptical zoom: angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5-900 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format
Dynamic Fine zoom: approx 1800 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format
Maximum aperturef/3.3 – 6.5
Vibration reductionLens-shift VR (still images), Lens shift and electronic VR (movies)
Autofocus systemTarget finding AF
Focus range[W]: Approx. 30 cm (1 ft) to infinity
[T]: Approx. 3.5 m (11 ft) to infinity
Macro mode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) to infinity (wide-angle position)
(All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Focus-area selectionFace priority, manual with 99 focus areas, center, subject tracking, target finding AF
Monitor size7.5 cm (3 -in.) diagonal
Monitor resolution3″, 921k-dot VGA Tilting LCD monitor
Wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment, tiltable approx. 85° downward, approx. 90° upward
Frame coverage (shooting mode)Approx. 99% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode)Approx. 99% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
MovieFull HD 1080/60i video recording; Built-in Superlapse; Built-in Short Movie Show
Internal memory (approx. 20 MB)
Main featuresMultiple Exposure Lighten; Creative mode (9 Effect categories), Snap-back zoom; Side zoom control, Moon and Bird-watching mode; Mode dial, Glamour Retouch; Help function
Scene modes19 Scene modes available
File systemDCF and Exif 2.3 compliant
File formatsStill images: JPEG
Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: LPCM stereo)
Image size (pixels)16 M (High) 4608 x 3456 (Fine)
16 M 4608 x 3456
8 M 3264 x 2448
4 M 2272 x 1704
2 M 1600 x 1200
VGA 640 x 480
16:9 4608 x 2592
1:1 3456 x 3456
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)ISO 125 – 1600
ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using Auto mode)
Exposure modesProgrammed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 – +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter typeMechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter speed1/1500 – 1 s
1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting)
4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Self-timerCan be selected from 10 s and 2 s
TypeElectronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection
Range2 steps (f/3 and f/6 [W])
Built-in flashYes
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)[[W]: 0.5-6.9 m (1 ft 8 in.-22 ft)
[T]: 3.5 m (11 ft)
ControlTTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
HDMI output connectorHDMI micro connector (Type D)
DC input connectorFor AC Adapter EH-67 (available separately)
Access protocolsInfrastructure
ConnectivityWi-Fi/Bluetooth®; NFC, SnapBridge support
Supported languages for camera menusArabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sourceFour LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries
Four EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately)
AC Adapter EH-67 (available separately)
Battery life of still shootingApprox. 600 shots when using alkaline batteries, Approx. 1240 shots when using lithium batteries, Approx. 750 shots when using EN-MH2 Ni-MH batteries*1
Battery life of movies (actual battery life for recording)Approx. 1 h 30 min when using alkaline batteries, Approx. 4 h 30 min when using lithium batteries, Approx. 2 h 35 min when using EN-MH2 Ni-MH batteries*2
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 113.5 x 78.3 x 94.9 mm
(excluding projections)
WeightApprox. 542 g including batteries and memory card
Supplied accessoriesFour LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries; UC-E16 USB Cable; AN-CP21 Strap; LC-CP31 Lens Cap
Optional accessoriesAH-CP1 Hand Strap; EH-67 AC Adapter; LC-CP31 Lens Cap
notes*1 Battery life may vary depending on conditions of use, such as the interval between shots or the length of time that menus and images are displayed. The included batteries are for trial use only. Figures listed for lithium batteries are measured using commercially available FR6/L91 (AA-size) Energizer(R) Ultimate Lithium batteries.
*2 Battery life does not reflect the use of SnapBridge and may vary with the conditions of use, including temperature, the interval between shots, and the length of time that menus and images are displayed. Individual movie files cannot exceed 4 GB in size or 29 minutes in length, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording.


Additional information

Specifications No
What's in the box

Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera

  • UC-E16 USB Cable
  • AN-CP21 Strap
  • LC-CP31 Lens Cap for COOLPIX L840
  • 4 x AA Batteries
Brand Nikon
Lens Mount No
Sensor Size No
Cart button text No

What's in the box

Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera

  • UC-E16 USB Cable
  • AN-CP21 Strap
  • LC-CP31 Lens Cap for COOLPIX L840
  • 4 x AA Batteries


Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

24 month Austalian warranty

from Nikon Australia