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

Customer rating

Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1807 reviews

95%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    nice camera

    Posted
    vera
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    like the camera , takes good picts, features are a little confusing no instruction book have to print one out online.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good basic camera

    Posted
    zmadame
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    I was looking for a camera to replace my Sony A65 as the older I get the harder it was to carry it around. This one is very light and much smaller, so will be more convenient for our next trip. It seems a little slow when taking multiple pictures, but I may still need to read more info. (Don't like that you have to download a manual to understand all the bells and whistles). The video is excellent for filming grandchildren, but does not do very well in low light (outdoor in the evening). Overall, I believe the camera will be suitable for my needs of simple travel photos and family photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ok for a somewhat of a beginner.

    Posted
    Donut

    Didn't receive a charger n there was no mention of it in the manual. Could not connect to the software SnapBridge like everyone else. I read some of the reviews, but not all. I purchased by the ratings. I will be taking it on vacation n will see how it performs. Bu that time the 14 day return policy will have expired.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good camera but software link to iPhone delayed

    Posted
    DrJames
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    Good camera, takes great pictures but instructions and related material poorly done and unclear. Menu on camera not obvious. So, despite being a good camera, it is not particularly user friendly. Even though the camera purports to link to wifi devices, and in this case to my iPhone through SmartBridge, it turns out that the software is not yet ready and, although due out this month, no news as of yet. Disappointing as that was a major reason to buy it. Still, overall a good camera. If they could fix their instructions and their linkage system, it would certainly approach excellent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Book of instructions no good

    Posted
    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