1. Effective Pixels (Megapixels)

    16.0 million
  2. Sensor Size

    2.3 in.
  3. Monitor Size

    3.0 in. diagonal
  4. Monitor Type

    with Anti-reflection coating
    5-level brightness adjustment
    Tilting TFT LCD
  5. Storage Media

    SD memory card
    SDHC memory card
    SDXC memory card
  6. Movie

    Full HD: 1920×1080/ 60i
    Full HD: 1920×1080/ 50i
    Full HD: 1920×1080/ 30p
    Full HD: 1920×1080/ 25p
    HD: 1280×720/ 60p
    HD: 1280×720/ 50p
    HD: 1280×720/ 30p
    HD: 1280×720/ 25p
    HS 1920×1080/ 15p
    HS 1920×1080/ 12.5p
    HS 640×480/ 120p
    HS 640×480/ 100p
    VGA 640×480/ 30p
    VGA 640×480/ 25p
  7. ISO Sensitivity

    ISO 125

    ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using P, S, A or M mode)
  8. Battery / Batteries

    AA (Alkaline, NiMH, Oxyride or Lithium)
  9. Photo of COOLPIX B500
    3.1 in.
    (78.3 mm)
    4.5 in.
    19.1 oz.
    (542 g)
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The COOLPIX B500 feels great in your hands, whether you’re zooming in with its super telephoto NIKKOR glass lens or recording 1080p Full HD video using the flip-up LCD. And it takes all the work out of shooting beautiful photos and videos with its 16 megapixel low-light sensor, Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction (VR), easy menus and controls, fun creative effects and outstanding automatic operation. Plus, the whole time you’re shooting, the COOLPIX B500 can be easily and seamlessly connected to a compatible smartphone through Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) technology for instant photo sharing and remote camera control. Simply brilliant.

Few shots are too far away for the COOLPIX B500’s NIKKOR ED glass lens. 40x optical zoom gives you super telephoto power, then Dynamic Fine Zoom, an enhanced digital zoom, effectively doubles that reach for a whopping 80x zoom. Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) keeps your shots steady—crucial at such long distances—and a 16-megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor captures every detail.

Install Nikon’s new SnapBridge app on a compatible smartphone or tablet* and unlock exciting new capabilities with the COOLPIX B500. Built-in Wi-Fi®, NFC and Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) maintain a constant connection between the app and your camera, so each shot you take automatically transfers to your smartphone or tablet for sharing, editing with photo apps or uploading to your favorite sites. You can even use the SnapBridge app to control your camera remotely!