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Nikon Coolpix B500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 431 reviews of Nikon Coolpix B500. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and image quality. The portability and zoom also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the memory and reliability. Reviews about the storage and connectivity are different.

usability, zoom, portability, image quality, price

focus, viewfinder, reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix B500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Nikon Coolpix B500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix B500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Views about the design and performance are on the whole positive. The zoom and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, zoom, performance, design

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Nikon Coolpix B500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix B500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the design and durability. The portability and zoom are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the battery. Some have doubts about the storage and image quality.

usability, zoom, portability, durability, design

memory, image quality, storage

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (

Nikon B500 review: Big zoom and decent snaps for £219


No frills, but the Nikon B500 serves a useful purpose for a reasonable price

Affordable ; Great battery life ; Huge zoom

No viewfinder ; AA batteries ; Middling image quality

The Nikon B500 was never going to score highly for innovation, but this is a camera that will suit anyone who wants to wants to take pictures outdoors and doesn’t want to spend a fortune. The big zoom is great for sports and wildlife, and also for...

Nov, 2016


Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Nikon Coolpix B500 Review


We review the Nikon Coolpix B500, the 40x ultra zoom camera powered by AA batteries, with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The Nikon Coolpix B500 has a lot going for it as a budget ultra zoom bridge camera, with a wide-angle 40x optical zoom lens, tilting screen, and Full HD video recording with stereo sound. On top of this, there's Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth for quick and...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (

Nikon Coolpix B500


The Coolpix B500 is Nikon's latest affordable super-zoom for 2016. At less than $300, you get a 16MP BSI CMOS image sensor (better for low light), a 40x optical zoom lens (80x with Dynamic Fine Zoom) with Hybrid VR vibration reduction, Full HD 1080p...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

Nikon Coolpix B500


Nikon Coolpix B500 megazoom digital camera : Get stunning image quality the easy way with the all-new Coolpix B500 superzoom camera. Nikon proudly released the Coolpix B500 digital camera. Explore the power of its Nikkor 40x optical zoom, extendable to...

The Nikon Coolpix B500 price is US dollar is set at $299.95. Retail prices vary from country to country. The megazoom camera will be available in Spring 2016.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Amy Davies (

Nikon Coolpix B500 Review


The Nikon Coolpix B500 is a bridge camera with a 16 megapixel sensor, which is paired with a 40x optical zoom. You can also activate a digital zoom up to 80x. It offers a range of shooting modes, but there's no manual control, and it can't shoot in raw...

For anybody who is looking for a camera to take on holiday with them, which is mainly concerned about zoom ratio, the Nikon Coolpix B500 represents a good choice.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Jeremy Gray (

Nikon B500 Review


The new Nikon Coolpix B500 is an affordable entry-level superzoom camera that includes a powerful built-in zoom lens, a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, and full Nikon SnapBridge wireless connectivity. The B500 looks to succeed the Coolpix L840 camera that was...

The Nikon Coolpix B500 will be available this spring for a suggested retail price of US$299.95 and will be available in black or red color options.

Feb, 2016


Expert review by : Ken McMahon (

Nikon COOLPIX B500 review


Launched in Spring 2016 the Nikon COOLPIX B500 is a budget super-zoom with a 16 Megapixel sensor and a 40x stabilised optical zoom. Although it lacks PASM exposure modes, to call it a point-and-shoot model doesn't really do it justice as it's crammed...

40x optical zoom ; SnapBridge 'always on' Bluetooth smartphone connection ; Impressive battery life from 4 AAs ; Dedicated mode dial ; 921k articulated screen

Glitchy SnapBridge implementation ; Extra expense for rechargeable batteries ; Lacks manual exposure control ; Poor low ISO noise performance

The Nikon COOLPIX B500 is a very attractive proposition for novice photographers moving up from a phone or small compact and looking for a long zoom range in an SLR style body without the expense and complexity of a camera with interchangeable lenses...

Nov, 2016

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Great looking camera with amazing quality pics


I bought this for myself for my upcoming trip to New York. I've used it a few times just to test it and it's great. The zoom is fantastic and picture quality perfect. Also love the plum colour. Was also worried about the app connectivity as I had read...

Jun, 2019

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Bad quality pics


I have tried lots of different things to get this to take better quality pictures but no luck. Tried in a store before buying from Very and was very impressed so thinking there may just be something wrong with my one.

Apr, 2019

Consumer review (

Coolpix camera


Bought this camera less than a week ago. Delivery was superb, that's the one star is for. I've had the camera two days and taken 4 photos and now when a switch it on it's saying on the screen “Turn it off then on again”. So I do and it says the same...

Mar, 2019

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