Photo / Video Gallery Expand the boundaries of everyday photography with the 16-megapixel COOLPIX B500, fitted with a high performance 40x optical zoom*1 and 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom*2. See the world from new angles with a flexible 3-inch tilting LCD monitor and share it all with SnapBridge, a new feature that connects the camera to your smart device. Experience these powerful features in a compact size.
SEE THE BEAUTY IN THE DETAILS
The magic is in the details. Capture every one with 40x optical zoom*1 and 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom*2. By switching to macro mode, you can get as close as 1cm from the subject. An outstanding Vibration Reduction stabilises your shots even in the most precarious situation, with a shutter speed effect at approximately 3.0 stops faster and 40x optical zoom*1. Keep swift, speeding subjects in focus with Target Finding autofocus (AF) and Pre-focus AF. For moments that deserve more than a photo, the B500 offers Full HD (1080p/60i) video-recording and creative shooting modes such as Short Movie Show that combines multiple clips into 30-second films.
THE SMARTER WAY TO SHARE
Share your best shots with SnapBridge, a new feature that automatically downloads your images to your smart device via a constant Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection. Once SnapBridge application is installed, you can easily activate the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi*4 for wireless image transfer on compatible smart devices by using the SnapBridge application. BLE maintains constant connection with minimal power, so you can continue shooting and sharing without draining your batteries too quickly. SnapBridge also allows your smart device to access your camera, even when the camera is switched off. It even automatically archives your pictures onto Nikon Image Space*3.
SnapBridge is now available for download on Google Play™ for Android™. See the App Store® for the latest information on camera firmware compatible with the iOS version of the SnapBridge app.
CAPTURE NIGHT IN A NEW LIGHT
Master night scenes with the new Multiple Exposure Lighten feature that perfectly seizes fireworks and stars. In this mode, the B500 takes multiple shots at intervals then composites them to create impressive images of light paths.
PUSH CREATIVITY TO ITS LIMITS
Express yourself your way with the new Creative mode. Choose from an array of presets and let the camera do the rest, so all you have to do is click the shutter-release button. Personalise your shots with 12 Glamour Retouch options and make your adrenaline-fueled shots even more thrilling.
DESIGNED TO EMPOWER YOU
The B500 is performance and portability personified. At approximately 542g and measuring 113.5mm (width) x 78.3mm (height) x 94.9mm (depth) without projections, the B500 comes with a comfortable grip to shoot with enhanced stability. Intuitive control features such as the mode dial and Side Zoom Control means you will always be ready for the next photo opportunity.
*1 Approximately 900mm equivalent in 35mm format.
*2 Approximately 1800mm equivalent in 35mm format. Magnification of Dynamic Fine Zoom is calculated from the maximum wide-angle position of optical zoom.
*3 Register for your Nikon ID to receive unlimited online storage for thumbnail pictures at a resolution of 1920×1080 on NIKON IMAGE SPACE, for free.
*4 The camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used when SnapBridge application is installed on compatible smart devices.
The camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used when SnapBridge application is installed on compatible smart devices.
USING THE SNAPBRIDGE APP
Android 5.0 or later or 6.0.1 or later
A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.