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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:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (68 out of 74)

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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.

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 74 reviews

    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great camera for the price


      I had a more expensive Coolpix camera, but after many years and lots of pictures, it finally broke. I found this one and ordered it because of the price. It doesn't have all of the bells and whistles as the more expensive coolpix cameras but it has plenty of modes and scenes to take great pictures. I got it yesterday and was able to take two awesome pictures. Love this camera.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • 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: 1 out of 5 stars

      Stopped Working Within Minutes

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

      Was excited to get this today. Packaging seemed OK, definitely not the original box, but came with the camera, batteries, strap, and USB cable. No instructions were included. I put batteries and an SD card in and took about three photos. Took the SD card out to download the pics. When I tried to power back on after that, the camera comes on for like a minute or two but is totally unresponsive to any commands, then the screen goes dark. Very disappointed. Waste of time and money!

      No, I would not 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 Camera

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Love this camera,It's my 2nd one, had the other for about 4 yrs til it got dropped on the pavement. Camera arrived well packaged, no blemishes came with 4 batteries strap,& lens cover. Easy to use,takes great pictures and video. Pictures and videos uploaded to computer without any problems, ( haven't tried uploading to Facebook or YouTube yet)..Sound on videos is good,love the zoom lens,,Great camera at a good price..

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this camera last minute for my trip to Italy. I wanted a good camera that wasn’t too bulky and touristy looking. I didn’t need to spend the money, but I am so incredibly glad I did. I couldn’t have been any happier about this camera. The photos it takes are amazing! The zoom is incredible! It was worth every penny. I highly recommend this camera to anyone. Bonus is it’s purple! :)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Point and Shoot Camera

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      • 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: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Second Camera

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have a mirror less , for real high quality. This has an awesome zoom. That I cam't get without a lot of money for the other camera. This does run on AA. I am amazed at the battery life. I am still using the original batters. Hundreds of photos and video and still going strong. Takes really nice photos. Can't beat this at the price.

      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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    • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Ben Pitt on November 3, 2016
      Nikon B500 review: Big zoom and decent snaps for £219
      No frills, but the Nikon B500 serves a useful purpose for a reasonable priceFull Review
    • PhotographyBLOGRating, 3.5 out of 5Amy Davies on November 1, 2016
      Nikon Coolpix B500 Review
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    • The Imaging Resource!Jeremy Gray on February 22, 2016
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