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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Daughter loves it

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    Opsguy
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    Bought it for my daughters bday. Came in her favorite color. She took it on her trip to Japan. The pictures and video she took were beautiful. She says it’s easy to use and using it with the app was very easy for her. Says it’s the best gift ever. She is really loving it. As far as I know she has had no issues with it. Battery life is good. I played with it a little and was really impressed with the zoom. Really clear pictures when zoomed in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Book of instructions no good

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    ontheqt
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    had to go on the internet to get a users manual. which is a cheap way of doing business. had to also go on line and download a program to transfer pics from camera to computer. also it came with regular batteries nand no rechargeable ones or a charger. How many pictures will it take. Had to also buy more memory for it. a person wants everything with the camera and forget the internet. took camera back won't waste money on an internet supported item and cheapy power supply.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      NikonStaff

      Many COOLPIX cameras use rechargeable Li-ion batteries and Nikon supplies those cameras with a battery and a charger. However, the COOLPIX B500 uses AA batteries and is supplied with a set of 4 AA Alkaline batteries for trial purposes. Some customers prefer the convenience of AA batteries, and battery life varies depending on the type of AA batteries used. Approximately 600 still photos can be taken when using fresh AA Alkaline batteries, while approximately 1240 still photos can be taken with fresh AA Lithium batteries. Additional details on battery life & testing can be found in the COOLPIX B500 Reference Manual which can be downloaded from Nikon’s website. The B500 is also supplied with a camera strap, lens cap, USB cable, and a printed Quickstart Guide. Nikon’s free View NX-i software is available for download from Nikon’s website. The COOLPIX B500 has about 20MB of internal storage, and accepts standard sized SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards (not included). Nikon

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little camera!

    Posted
    RoxyT
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    I bought this on a whim the day before I left on my vacation to Portugal. I was dreading hauling my big camera around but didn't want to be just limited to my phone camera either. This camera was perfect! It is so light you can take a pretty decent shot with one hand and you can download the pictures to your phone via Bluetooth for sharing. The zoom is incredible! Worth every penny!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera to learn on.

    Posted
    GROOT26
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    I bought this camera to take vacation pics and pics of kids at sporting events. I used it first at Wrestlemania and I was sitting about 50-60 yards from the ring. I was surprised at how good the pictures came out from that distance. Then used it again from the new dugout section at Wrigley Field. In low natural light again the pics cane out great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good camera

    Posted
    Jaimelera
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    I like the quality of the photos that I have taken. Best zoom of any camera that I have owned and I have two other Nikons. I don’t like that it is only automatic, however, it is a great camera for the price. It is kind of annoying that I haven’t figured out how to put the lens cap on while the camera is still powered on, so I can view and transfer pictures without accidentally scratching the lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for a teenager.

    Posted
    southern824
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    I bought this camera for my 18 year old daughter. She previously had a Nikon point and shoot that she used rarely. I was concerned about spending the money for a better camera considering she didn't use the previous one very much. However, this camera has the added feature where the pictures can be automatically saved to her phone so she uses it more now than she does her phone. It was worth the money. Great pictures, quality and durability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It’s purple!!!

    Posted
    Mathnerd
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    First thing that caught my eye was the fact that it is purple. I had the Nikon cool pix l340 and wanted to update. The b500 is a good update. Only issue I have the the turn up n speed and the fact that I can’t transfer pics using a transfer cord to my phone cause my phone says it takes too much power. But it is a good camera. Still playing with it and gettin used to it. It is a little heavier so that takes a minute to get used to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great travel camera

    Posted
    James
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    Wanted a camera for trvel to Europe. The B500.met my requirements. Great image quality. Good in low light situations. Good telephoto lens. The only downside is no view finder. Use of standard AA batteries a plus. Use Lithium photo batteries for longer life. The Alkaline batteries included lasted for 200 photos. Replaced with Lithium took another 800+ photos and they still have plenty of power. Overall decent starter camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Camera for an alternative to a DSLR.

    Posted
    SubZero
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    Overall the camera takes good photos and has some nice options. The things I would rather see improved.... the camera should have a rechargeable battery instead of 4 AA's. The rear panel falls short when it comes to it be able to pivot. It should articulate a bit further so you could be facing directly at the camera and see the screen. It only pivots enough so you can have the camera directly over head or hold it very low.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent images, flexible

    Posted
    NatureBrowser
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    Nikon - COOLPIX B500 is the perfect startup camera. It generates excellent images and provides flexibility (AA batteries or AA nicad rechargeable compatibility; hand held or standard tripod mountable; electronic image transfer or insert microSD/microSDHC combo card from camera into pc/laptop/tablet). It has combo lens ( approx 24mm to approx 190mm). The main negative is the slower auto focus speed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my new Nikon Coolpix B500 Camera

    Posted
    alamedanative
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    I bought this camera to take on my European vacation. Great for a point and shoot camera. Very easy to use. It has an incredible zoom! Compared to pictures I took with my iPhone 6 some of the pictures are a little dark, but I may not have been using the right setting. Zoom, zoom, zoom!!! The zoom is amazing! I was able to capture incredible detail from what seemed like miles away. I love that this camera came in purple!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all around camera

    Posted
    Uglymuttzeus
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    Upgraded to this camera after I realized my old camera was gathering dust. The stabilizer and zoom plus the screen size just weren't good enough to make it worth my while to use anymore. I love my decision to buy the Nikon cool-pix. Love the screen size and zoom. The stabilizer is awesome for those zoom in pictures. And even though my husband wanted the black but gave into me buying the plumb he says the plumb color isn't all that bad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent pics

    Posted
    Darla
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    Bought this for an overseas trip as the flat digital I had was difficult to hold. This was a great choice. Make sure to get the alkaline batteries they recommend as it gives a long life. The pics came out stunning. The zoom is easy to use. Crisp pics even when moving. Great purchase

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Camera For the Price

    Posted
    someday2005
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    This is a really nice camera. It has the functions that I need. I am not a professional, so this is perfect for me. It uses 4 AA batteries. The only issue I have with this camera is not being able to open and close the battery cover effortlessly to get to the batteries and sd card...I suppose with time it will become easier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE this camera

    Posted
    tgia628
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    I am very happy with this camera. I had purchase one before it which I returned because of short battery life and blurry photos. Not this one. It runs on regular AA batteries which I wasnt too thrilled about but... 1. I can buy the rechargable ones and always have batteries available. But I have used the camera at least 6 times already and the original batteries have not died yet! And takes GREAT photos :D 5 stars!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid camera.

    Posted
    UCHusky
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    This is a fairly easy to use camera with some nice features. I am happy with the picture quality for the price of the camera. Don't bother with the app that is supposed to connect with your cell phone. Couldn't get it to work and the comments section about that feature was terrible. Have owned a few digital pocket sized cameras before and the biggest difference is the long range zoom on this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great photos. Easy to figure out. Some tech bugs.

    Posted
    Trig
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    Lens cap and neck strap are definite improvements over my previous Nikon. Viewfinder would be helpful since it's nearly impossible to see anything in the screen if you're attempting to shoot in the sun. Also distracting that the lens zooms in nearly all the way automatically when shooting in macro so you have to zoom back out and hope your subject is still in frame.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Balance great flash and chargable.

    Posted
    Drewski
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    The new camera was needed for higher zoom and SD hold space. Shots are clean and the camera grip nice to hold. Dumping bad shot is easy and the lens cap simple to deal with. I Don't like the space SD chip goes into it should have been seperate from Batt port. All in all I love it. makes work easier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great for the next step up

    Posted
    Papa
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    i moved up from my beginner nikon to this camera, took it on safari in south africa, pictures are beautiful,zoom worked great, got some videos...only drawback was the video button is right where i place my index finger, so i occassionally did videos when i was trying to take a still, but it worked out fine...did recommend it to my hubby's business partner for their trip to italy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Camera For Novices To pros

    Posted
    Gypsy
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    I needed a new camera when my old one suddenly stopped working. After doing extensive research, I decided to purchase this Nikon CoolPix B500. It's not complicated and is very easy to use right out of the box. it takes fantastic photos, the settings are varied but easy to use. The powerful zoom is perfect for a variety of ranges.

    I would recommend this to a friend