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Nikon - COOLPIX B500 16.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1828 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sons Christmas Gift

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    Onelegkev
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    I purchased this camera for my 14 year old son. One reason is because I was told by buying the maintenance plan that my son would receive one on one training on how to use the device. We scheduled the training with the email that was sent. When my son showed up he was told the training was not for him. Even thoughost when I purchased the camera I told the lady it was for my teenage son. Then my son was told he had to pay for product training. This was just to help set up the date and time. Very disapointed in the lie and the lack of service. So far the camera seems great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    Jlynn
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    I read that this was a great camera especially for beginners. So far my pictures do not show that. I do have previous experience with cameras, so I'm not a complete beginner. However, I have been trying to take pictures of my niece who is one. Most of them have been out of focus. I also have had difficulty with night pictures as well. My pictures on my cell phone come out much better more often in general. I will say, I have been able to take some beautiful pictures of the moon. But overall I would not recommend this camera.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does Everything I Expected!

    Posted
    GreatPicsKid

    Really pleased with camera. Easy to use with great options for pic enhancement. Glad it takes AAs, as I hate to be tied to a power source/outlet. Have no desire to transfer pics to phone or computer, so no concerns with interconnectivity. Battery cover does appear to be "touchy," but so far so good. Telephoto really does "reach out," and gives great results. Tried several sources to find camera in black, but did finally find at BestBuy and immediately bought it. Long reaching lens that takes high quality pics - a real winner for me!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for taking pics of the moon.

    Posted
    Bikenbowl
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    Great camera for taking shots from afar. Lack of viewfinder can make it hard to find small moving target. Price point is what attracted me as my Tamron zoom broke before the super moon and this was the quickly on the day option other than the P900. I got some great pics of the moon for a very low outlay of cash. Very happy, view finder would be nice and raw image support would be nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Camera That Has Provided Treasured Memories

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    Darchase
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    After the birth of my first great-grand son in 2017, photo and video sessions have been non-stop. We have everything from photos of his first day in the hospital with tightly shut eyes in the funny hat, to video of him taking those first steps around the kitchen island, to splashing in water puddles on his first rainy day outside. These are precious, irreplaceable moments and my Nikon B500 made them all possible. I LOVE THIS CAMERA!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent camera with range of features

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    Mcwife
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    Excellent camera for one who wants to be able to point and click. But with so many other features like a 40x optical zoom, and preselected settings you can use for different types of shots it also could be a favorite for one with more than basic camera knowledge. We are on a cross country trip and found it to be perfect for the variety of photos we wanted, all the way from mountains covered with snow to Utah and the National Parks and then for closeups of a cactus blooming. It is also light weight to carry. I would absolutely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful camera for photos and video

    Posted
    Ladyhawke1782
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    Bought this particular camera for a vacation in Ireland. I knew I needed a camera for both photos and video and this Nikon Cool Pix camera worked beautifully. The zoom feature allows for some unbelievable photographs. Wish the video feature recorded the audio a little better, but I'm hoping an external audio mic will fix that. The neck strap is a little chintzy so beware when wearing camera, as the weight will eventually pull the strap loose from the camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful camera for getting into photography

    Posted
    Kira
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    I have been searching for a new camera for a few years now when one of my friends recommended this one to me. I was a bit skeptical at first since different sites had mixed reviews but I buckled down and bought it. When it arrived I wasted no time in using it. The photo quality is amazing! I love the crisp shots the zoom takes and how vibrant the colors look. Lighting is much of an issue since I enjoy the auto setting. It takes decent night shots (even got some beautiful pictures of the moon). Overall Its a great camera and I'd recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent travel camera

    Posted
    Bigblue0537
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    Have been nothing but impressed with this camera. Its the perfect size to have with you on trips or vacation. Takes great pictures and doesn't sacrifice resolution in order to keep it small and lightweight. Only thing that keeps it from 5 stars from me: Doing anything with the digital zoom. It just takes too long to get into focus in auto mode. Missed a lot of good pictures when the camera is trying to focus. (Not a problem if you stay in the optical zoom range.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, simple camera for basic shots

    Posted
    Christy
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    Love that it connects to my phone and sends the pictures directly to it for uploading. My phone can also act as a shutter button when both devices are connected and Wi-Fi is present. This is an awesome function to use with a tripod. Pictures are clear and colorful, you can see a distinct difference in quality between these pictures and something taken with a phone. Love the camera for capturing life's regular moments. 4 and not 5 stars because it drains battery QUICKLY (AA) and sometimes connecting between devices is difficult.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Assume pictures and Great Macro

    Posted
    CPUGuy
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    Bought this Camera mainly for MACRO pictures. It does great job and autofocus works as it should. Have to be about 6" or more for autofocus any closer need to manual focus. Has great zoom feature and really clear long distant picture right out of the box with default settings. Love the tilting lcd screen so can hold camera in many different angles and still see what you are shooting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Camera

    Posted
    John
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    It takes great pictures. I love everything about this camera except that the Snapbridge app for iOS is not available yet. I specifically bought this camera for the bluetooth and wifi features. Unfortunately I can't use these features because you have to be able to download the Snapbridge app first. I give five stars because the camera itself is really good. I give Nikon or Apple zero stars. One or both of them is responsible for not having the app ready when the camera was released.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very easy to use

    Posted
    Tahoe21
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    I recently bought this camera and used it for the first time in Tahoe. The pictures came out good although not as good as I would've thought. However, that could be my fault. I was messing around with the settings to test them out and may bot have used the best ones for the photos I took. When I got home I realized hat there was a whole other section of settings that I somehow missed. Im very happy with the camera overall given the price and ease if use. So far so good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good camera for an intermediate photographer

    Posted
    Nikki
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    I've had the camera for about a month and I mostly like it. The only thing that sometimes frustrates me is the focus feature on the camera. Sometimes the focus is off and the picture turns out blurry or sometimes it takes a while for the picture to snap and I accidentally jostle the camera before the picture snaps. I really like the features of the camera though and am enjoying experimenting with the non-auto settings for pictures. I also like the remote camera feature that allows me to take photos using an app on my phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value!

    Posted
    AngieB

    I was shopping for a camera that was more than an ultra compact point & shoot, but not quite a DLSR. Picture quality a must. The ability to use the Snapbridge function for immediate social media posting was a seller! As this is being used for business purposes. While the initial set up for Snapbridge with my iPhone 6 was tedious; it is so worth it! I called the tech support line twice to assist with the program as the firmware on the camera needed to be updated first. But now it works like a dream! Love this camera and would recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent camera!

    Posted
    Booo
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    Had this camera nearly 2 months & so far I am quite pleased with performance. Lots of options to help capture the perfect shot plus options are easily accessed & rather intuitive. My only issue is the placement of the record button is such that I often hit it accidentally when preparing for a still shot, but I’m not hitting as much now so hoping I just need to get used to its location with more experience using the camera. Overall, I’m very happy with this camera!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value for the money

    Posted
    Dartagnan
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    We bought this as the "upgrade" model to a previous Nikon Coolpix camera. It has tons of features, but as an "upgrade" we expected it to have all of the previous features + new or improved ones. Unfortunately, there are some features in the previous model that we liked that were not added to this model. So was it really an "upgrade"???.... Sort of. We gained some, we lost some. Overall - it's a great camera for the money. Just make sure that if you are looking to upgrade, you don't lose your favorite features from the previous model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful purple genius

    Posted
    angrichik
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    I have always loved the nikon cameras. I started with a Nikon FG-20, but needed something you can hand to someone to take a photo of you as well. The little smart cameras fit in your purse, but I broke a few, because they were flimsy. This one has GREAT quality photos and video...the video I took got me the part! Just don't use "smart photo" as everything is blurry. Go for the automatic. And the "selfie" feature works best with a 5 second timer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great long zoom, step-up from basic point-n-shoot

    Posted
    luvgizmos
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    I'm an old school SLR (remember film?) user - no longer wanting or needing to get technical, but wanted enough features to play with and achieve great results. Size was convenient for travel. Resolution, optics are good. Autofocus is a bit sluggish, but I learned to work with it. The adjustable screen viewer is a handy feature. Panorama feature seemed a bit wonky at times, but it's probably user error. I typically use it for travel photos, better-than-snaphots of events and friends, etc. For the price, it fits the bill. Happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My 3rd

    Posted
    Ming
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    Yes this is my third same exact camera just different colors. First one I had was almost 6 yrs ago. Had it for 3 yrs then the second lasted a couple years then this one. I used it for work almost everyday as an insurance adjuster, very heavy use and am very pleased with it. What I love most is that I can take picture with one hand when I’m climbing on the ladder or on the roof.

    I would recommend this to a friend