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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 1862 reviews

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Happy Customer

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    GFFMP
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    I purchased this camera for my 11 year old daughter for Christmas. I read the reviews before making the purchase. It’s exactly what I was looking for since she’s into photography. It’s a great starter camera and has some really nice features. She loves the color purple as well so that was a bonus. Only wished it came with the rechargeable battery, instead of having to buy disposable. Not to worried though since we have a ton of reuseable batteries for all are household devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good basic camera

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    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

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for taking pics of the moon.

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent travel camera

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    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

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful camera for photos and video

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good camera for an intermediate photographer

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    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: 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

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

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    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: 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

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

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

    Posted
    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent pictures

    Posted
    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: 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: 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: 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

    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

  • 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

    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