Nikon Coolpix B500 Review

Overall Score

41

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 23-900 mm (40x) F3.0-6.5 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 7 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 114 x 78 x 95 mm, 541g.
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Nikon Coolpix B500 Overview


First introduced in February, 2016, Nikon Coolpix B500 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.


Nikon B500 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Nikon Coolpix B500

Sensor resolution of Nikon B500 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Nikon B500 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Nikon B500


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Coolpix B500 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Image Stabilization
AF Face Detection
7.4 fps Continuous Shooting
Long Battery Life: 600 shots
23 mm Wide Angle Lens
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Bluetooth Connectivity
Tilting Screen
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
6.5 Lens at Tele
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.5
No Touch Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.0
Type Scores

Nikon Coolpix B500 has an Overall Score of 41/100 and ranked #372 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #720 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Nikon B500 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
49
Value for money score
59
Portability score
80
Overall score
41
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
24
Features Score
50
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Nikon B500


Nikon Coolpix B500 weighs 541g and has external dimensions of 114 x 78 x 95mm (4.49 x 3.07 x 3.74"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 388g, Nikon B500 is 153 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon B500
541g
Average weight
388g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon B500
95mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Coolpix B500 with the dimensions:

Nikon Coolpix B500

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Coolpix B500 Dimensions Coolpix B500
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Canon SX530 HS 442 g 541 g 120 x 82 x 92 mm 114 x 78 x 95 mm
Nikon Coolpix B700 Nikon B700 565 g 541 g 125 x 85 x 107 mm 114 x 78 x 95 mm
Nikon Coolpix L840 Nikon L840 538 g 541 g 114 x 89 x 96 mm 114 x 78 x 95 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 Sony H300 590 g 541 g 130 x 95 x 122 mm 114 x 78 x 95 mm
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Canon SX540 HS 442 g 541 g 120 x 82 x 92 mm 114 x 78 x 95 mm
Nikon Coolpix P900 Nikon P900 899 g 541 g 140 x 103 x 137 mm 114 x 78 x 95 mm
Nikon Coolpix P530 Nikon P530 494 g 541 g 123 x 84 x 98 mm 114 x 78 x 95 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 Sony H400 628 g 541 g 130 x 95 x 122 mm 114 x 78 x 95 mm

Specifications of Nikon Coolpix B500


General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix B500
Announced February, 2016
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/1 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 7.4 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.90
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 600 shots
Battery Type AA
Battery Model 4 x AA
Physical
Weight 541 g
Physical Dimensions 114 x 78 x 95 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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