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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 1820 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

    Excellent quality for the price

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    Northsider
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    Very good picture quality and features for the price. I bought this camera for my wife to take photos of our children and family outings. Very simple to use for a beginner and the built in WI-FI and Bluetooth make downloading and sharing photos really easy. Plus, you can take photos remotely using your smartphone. All great features. The only drawback is that it is not rechargeable and takes AA batteries instead. That is an advantage as well. No waiting for it to charge. Just put fresh batteries in and go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camera. Warranty problems

    Posted
    Camera
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    I received this camera as a Xmas present. We opened gifts late due to one of our family members being in the Military. Once i found out that it had no purchased warranty I contacted the store. They refused to allow me to purchase one due being 1 day over their policy. I was very frustrated and just wanted to return it. Whats the point of having a good produce without warranty. But according to another policy I could not return the item either. So again Great camera. Just check into warranty info as soon as possible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    East to use and takes great pictures

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    CootieCoo
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    I am excited about my new camera. I just got back from a trip to Europe where I tried it out and am very satisfied with the quality of the pictures. The two drawbacks I see with this camera are one, it uses 4 AA batteries instead of being rechargeable; two, the camera is bulkier than I realized (I ordered in online and I am used to the flat point and shoot models). However, it is now a part of my life and I will use it often!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This is a no fuss zoom point-and-shoot!

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    LaremJ
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    I love this camera. Let me say it again: I love this camera! It is not only beautiful to look at, but it is so darn easy to use. I set my WB to Auto and my ISO to 125. Next, I make sure to wait for beautiful light and then I point and shoot. The result: Absolutely sharp, stunning images that I can be proud of. I subtracted one star, because the battery compartment hinge is made of plastic, not metal. Nikon you are better than this! And this camera deserves better than plastic hinges.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

    Posted
    RayH
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    I bought this camera for my daughter who needed a high pixel count, lots of optical zoom, and logical easy operation. This camera fills the bill. Nikon is keeping their name and reputation up with this model. My daughter lives out of state and uses it for some semi-professional photo shoots along with setting up websites for folks. After she had played with it for a couple of days, I got this text message from her: "This camera rocks!!!". I think that says it all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent pictures

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    TinkGirl08
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    This camera is very easy to use. It is light weight and the pictures it gives you are excellent. Setting it up to actually take videos and or pictures is so easy any one can handle it. The small video screen gives precise viewing and the color is suburb. Can’t give this camera enough of an excellent review. Would highly recommend this camera to all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Problematic

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    Redcape
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    The first one wouldn't focus properly. The second one seemed fine until the battery door kept opening while shooting. The battery door problem is apparently a known issue with this camera. Not impressed at all. The settings are very limiting and there's no manual operation - if you're at all serious about your photography or ever want or need to take a shot at or past dusk, find something different. Im a professional photographer and I bought this for a friend, it was a mistake.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't be happier w/my camera purchase.

    Posted
    Blondie
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    I saw the Coolpix B500 in store when I was at the Bridgeton, MO location a week ago and it immediately caught my eye. I didn't buy in store b/c I am a buyer who likes to compare items and read every review at BestBuy.com. What do you know after all that research this camera checked every box and I ordered it online for in store pickup. Hello Full HD movie mode for all the videos for my neice and nephew and all the family outings. Best camera ever IMO!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for everyday use

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    roseacre
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    this camera takes great pictures and is easy to use. You can set it on automatic or you can use the manual settings. I love the tilting screen so that you can see the shot you are getting when photographing something at a different angle. The video is great quality with good sound. I also love that this camera uses regular batteries...no more missed shots ....easy to carry extra batteries and not have to worry about charging the camera all the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    Posted
    Timm
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    Bought this for my daughter's photography class in high school. She has had nothing but good things to say about her Nikon. Her teacher complimented her on it as well. They are required to learn several different styles of photographing pictures. This Nikon allowed her to do it with ease. The digital screen is her favorite feature, because it adjusts several different ways. The grade for this camera is a definite "A"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    KatMacz
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    I asked my husband for this camera for my Birthday after a blogger said BB gave them one and they liked it. We travel and I felt it would be a better option than my outdated Sony DSLR. This is the worst camera EVER! It locks up, has very limited settings, the auto focus is horrible and a flash that I have to manually pop up?! Come on, Nikon, you can do better than this! It sits in a drawer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and takes great pictures

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    Eagle44
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    This camera has a sharp telephoto lens with vibration reduction which helps keep pictures sharp without a rest or tripod. It has built in features that enable the user to get excellent results from landscapes, sports, night features and portraits of much more complicated digital cameras. This is a fine camera for someone that wants fine pictures without putting in the time to lean how to manually adjust and set their own type of photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cute little camera, excellent photos

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    terrasmom
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    I bought this camera for an upcoming vacation - my Nikon is large and heavy and cumbersome. So far this tiny thing fits my hand great and does a good, fast job. I'm still learning how to do this or that on it but the quality of the photos I get back is outstanding. This is a great little camera for first timers that may or may not want to upgrade later. I got the purple one, it's very pretty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Expected Better for the Price

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    Stayy22
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    The camera is ok for vacations and ordinary use but it is no where as good as a DSL. If you are looking for that quality then you will have to pay the price for that camera. This camera does have cool features like the bluetooth uploading to your phone and filters that are directly on the camera. I am satisfied but did expect better quality pictures. I would have given it a 4 except that the pics are very blurry if your subject is moving so you will not get good shots there.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced Toy

    Posted
    Chaz
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    Great zoom...and that's all. This camera has never been able to focus on movement. I have tried every setting this camera offers. I can zoom in on the moon and get an amazing shot, or I can take a photo of my dog walking in the backyard and she's blurry. Save your money. I've owned better Nikons, with better options, for less money. Unless you need a zoom. Spend $250 for a great zoom. Currently working with Best Buy to see what my options are for a return.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great beginner Camera

    Posted
    Cooper
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    Bought for my 17 year old daughter. The pictures are INCREDIBLE. Great clarity, even on all auto settings, good size, big enough to hold and use, without being too big and clumsy. Little rubber to give some grip, finish is nice. She loves the fact the screen can tilt down so she can use angles and see what she's shooting. Battery life is good, and it takes effortless pictures!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Pleased with Product!

    Posted
    MrEd
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    Very nice camera, I love the macro as I do a lot of online sales and need a good close up of items being sold! The zoom is awesome added feature for me! I was amazed at the distance in can zoom into for a picture. I would have given it a 5 star rating, but only draw back in my opinion is I have to turn the camera on to delete the old pictures, and the lens cap has to be taken of to do it! Just an unnecessary inconvenience in my opinion,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    And So It is Christmas

    Posted
    JJFoote
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    My 2 Year old grandson broke the lens of my first Nikon COOLPIX of this model I enjoyed using it all over China for three weeks. Easy to use and the camera and I looked professional. Decided to stick with this camera and was given one as a gift for Christmas. And it is plum in color!! Nikon - COOLPIX B500 16.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Plum Get yours today

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera for all users from beginner on up

    Posted
    Viki
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    This came is sleek and easy to use. It has basic functions for the beginner and has more advanced functions for those that wish to get "fancy". I purchased this for my 14 yo daughter and she is still exploring its many nuances. One of which is quite handy if you are trying to take family/group photos where it connects to your iPhone and allows you to shift the photo lens while you are standing in the photo itself to make sure you get what you actually desire in the photo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for travel

    Posted
    lwhewett
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    Bought this camera for my daughter to carry with her on a trip out of the country. Didn't want to take larger more expensive camera for variety of reasons. Was looking for something easier to carry that would make good pictures and video. So far we've been very pleased. It also uses regular AA batteries which means that we can easily pop in a new set when one wears out which is a good feature rather than having to buy more expensive proprietary batteries.

    I would recommend this to a friend