Nikon - Refurbished Coolpix B500 16.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Plum

Take clear shots of distant subjects with this 16-megapixel Nikon COOLPIX camera. Its super telephoto NIKKOR lens has 40x optical and 80x dynamic fine zoom, and its Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity enable wireless smartphone syncing via the SnapBridge app. This refurbished Nikon COOLPIX camera lets you record full HD videos easily thanks to its 3-inch flip LCD screen.

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    What's Included

    • Refurbished Nikon Coolpix B500
    • Carrying strap, lens cap, USB cable

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (48 out of 50)

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    3" color LCD display

    For clear viewing and easy navigation.

    16-megapixel CMOS

    Captures high-resolution images up to 4608 x 3072 pixels.

    40x optical/4x digital zoom

    Motorized drive zoom lens offers the speed and accuracy you need for great shots.

    Video mode

    Records 1920 x 1080 movie clips at 120 fps with audio.

    Optical image stabilizer

    Reduces image blur caused by camera shake and vibration. ISO up to 6400 for improved image capture in low-light conditions.

    Full range of scene modes

    Includes landscape, portrait mode, close-up, party/indoor, backlight, food, fireworks, and more.

    Face detection technology

    Isolates subjects in-frame and optimizes conditions to take high-quality pictures of friends and family.

    TTL (through the lens) manual, auto white balance controls

    Plus selectable presets (incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, flash, and more) to keep colors looking natural.

    Flip-up flash

    For taking pictures in a variety of conditions.

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Makes it easy to share stored files across devices. NFC (near-field communication) technology simplifies pairing with select devices.

    99-point TTL (through-the-lens) autofocus

    With face-priority AF, subject-tracking AF and target finding AF for optimal clarity.

    PictBridge support

    Direct-print support which allows you to print photos without a PC.

    Media slot

    Supports SD, SDXC and SDHC memory cards.

    Store more photos!

    Find compatible memory cards in our Memory Card Finder.

    Overall customer rating

    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating




    Looks like there aren't enough negative mentions yet.

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      So far so good

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I just received this camera today, and I was very nervous to even buy it because it's refurbished, but it had no scratches no dents. It seriously looks like a brand new camera. I played with it all day, it seems to be working perfectly fine so far. It came with batteries, the lens cap, the camera strap and the little strap for the lens cap. Also with a 90 day warranty with Nikon. I love the plum color, it's not too dark not too light. Its a perfect size for me, it's my first camera and I love it so far.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Almost Perfect!

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I purchased this as a gift for my fiance who wanted to start taking up photography. I was nervous about buying refurbished but figured I'd take the chance. Camera works perfect so far and looks brand new. My only complaint is that it didn't come with the lens cap tether and I am unable to find one online without buying another lens cap. Otherwise everything is great and she LOVES it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Point and Shoot Camera

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I got a refurbished version of this camera and was concerned about what condition it would be in, but it looked brand new and works great. There are multiple camera settings, but to my minor disappointment there isn't a setting for a complete manual override of all the features. But for the most part you get a great amount of creative control with the various settings.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Refurbished item that did not work

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      It looked brand new but I was only able to take 1 picture. I received a message that there was no memory card so I shut the camera off. opened up the battery compartment, put in a memory card and turned it on again. Once on it kept on telling me to turn it off and on again. After numerous attempts I took it back to Best Buy.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great compact camera

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is my first camera purchase since 2008, when I was in 8th grade. I never thought I would like a camera better than my smartphone camera, but for starting out, this camera is great. Zoom quality is strong and colors are pretty vibrant. Definitely recommend!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Little Ladies Camera

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      My daughters love using this camera. They usually get Nikon brand cameras every other year. This is the closest camera they are getting to a DSLR. They have taken some really great pictures in the past week. The video that it takes is ok for amateur video.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great camera for the price and for a beginner!

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This camera has all the basic features for a digital camera. it feels more substantial than a smaller point and shoot too. The wi-fi feature is especially nice. I got this camera as refurbished for $179 so I really can't go wrong. So far so good anyways, lol.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Easy camera to use and set up for beginner.

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is a simple camera to set up and use. It is a great entry level DSLR with a great telephoto kit lens. The photos are crisp and clear. There is no vignetting to any appreciable degree. Overall, I'm very pleased with this camera.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about sensor, stabilizer , glare and zoom. Editors are less positive about viewfinder and memory and have mixed opinions about battery. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 86/100 = Very good quality.
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