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Nikon B500

Nikon B500

R 3,485.95

The Nikon Coolpix B500 is a versatile compact bridge camera with a 40x optical zoom lens with vibration reduction, a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor capable of recording 1080p Full HD video, and Wi-Fi/NFC/Bluetooth connectivity for easy sharing.

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40x optical zoom, 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom, lens-shift vibration reduction (VR)

The Nikon COOLPIX B500's 40x optical zoom gives tremendous flexibility while an intelligent lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) system helps to minimise camera shake blur. The VR system also works in videos, stabilising 4 axes for great looking steady videos. For the more adventurous the Coolpix B500 also features Dynamic Fine Zoom, an enhanced digital zoom, which effectively doubles the optical zoom to 80x.


16 Megapixel CMOS sensor with Full HD stereo sound recording

The Nikon B500 features a 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor with decent low light capabilities with a maximum ISO of 6400. The sensor can also record high resolution 1080p Full HD videos at smooth frame rates of 60i or 30p.


Tilting 3.0-inch 921,000-dot LCD

The COOLPIX B500's large, tilting LCD display makes it easy to compose your shots and monitor your video recording. You can also use it to find exciting new shooting angles. Reviewing and sharing your creations is a pleasure, too—every shot and video looks fantastic on the high resolution display.


Unleash new possibilities with a compatible smartphone

Install Nikon's new SnapBridge app on a compatible smartphone or tablet and unlock exciting new capabilities with the COOLPIX B500. Built-in Wi-Fi®, NFC and Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) maintain a constant connection between the app and your camera, so each shot you take automatically transfers to your smartphone or tablet for sharing, editing with photo apps or uploading to your favourite sites. You can even use the SnapBridge app to control your camera remotely!


Simple, convenient operation for stress-free shooting

The COOLPIX B500 is so easy to use, anyone can take great photos and videos with it. Just turn the camera on, point, shoot and marvel at the results. For maximum point-and-shoot convenience, select Easy Auto Mode. It automatically optimizes the camera settings for each shot, no matter how challenging the situation. You'll be free to enjoy the moment while you capture it.


18 Scene Modes

Easily match your situation to one of 18 Scene Modes like Beach, Snow, Night Portrait, Sunset and more, and enjoy effortless great shots. Or, choose Easy Auto Mode and let the camera choose for you. COOLPIX B500 photo of two girls.


Intelligent autofocus

It's frustrating when a smartphone camera focuses on the wrong thing. With COOLPIX B500, Target Finding AF quickly determines your intended subject and puts the focus where it belongs—on your subject.


Flatter your friends and family

Create beautiful photos of the people you care about. Smart Portrait System activates several features ideal for portraits, like Face Priority AF, Skin Softening, Blink Warning and more.


Shoot without interruption

The COOLPIX B500 is so energy efficient, you can take up to 600 shots on four regular AA alkaline batteries. Capture an entire vacation—and then some—on just one set of batteries


Show off your creativity

Easily create artistic high-impact photos with the new Creative Mode. Select from five professionally developed presets that combine options like aperture, contrast and color reproduction for stunning results. Preview the effects before you shoot or capture one image all five ways and pick your favorite.

Type Compact digital camera
Effective pixels 16.0million, (Image processing may reduce the number of effective pixels.)
Image sensor 1/2.3-in.type, CMOS, Total pixels: approx.16.76million
Lens NIKKOR lens with40x optical zoom
Focal length 4.0to, 160mm, (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5 to 900 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Maximum aperture f/3, to6.5
Construction 12elements in, 9groups, (3 ED lens elements)
Digital zoom magnification Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3600 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction Lens-shift VR (still images), Lens shift and electronic VR (movies)
Autofocus system Contrast-detect AF
Focus range [W]: Approx.30 cm (1 ft) to ∞, [T]: Approx.3.5 m (11 ft) to ∞, Macromode: Approx., 1 cm (0.4 in.) to ∞ (wide-angle position), (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Focus-area selection Face priority, manual with 99 focus areas, center, subject tracking, target finding AF
Monitor size 7.5cm (3-in.) diagonal
Monitor resolution Approx.921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment, tiltable approx. 85° downward, approx. 90° upward
Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 99% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 99% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
Media SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal memory (approx. 20 MB)
File system DCF and Exif 2.3 compliant
File formats Still images: JPEG Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels) 16M (High) [4608 x 3456(Fine)] 16M [4608 x 3456] 8M [3264 x 2448] 4M [2272 x 1704] 2M [1600 x 1200] VGA [640 x 480] 16:9 [4608 x 2592] 1:1 [3456 x 3456]
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO125, to1600, ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using Auto mode)
Metering method Matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Exposure modes Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (–2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter type Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/1500to, 1s, 1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting) 25 s (Nightscape + star trails and Star trails in Multiple exp. Lighten scene mode)
Self-timer 10 s, 2 s 5 s (self-portrait timer)
Type Electronically-controlled ND filter (–2 AV) selection
Range 2 steps (f/3 and f/6 [W])
Built-in flash Yes
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.5 to 6.9 m (1 ft 8 in. to 22 ft) [T]: 3.5 m (11 ft)
Control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
USB connector Hi-Speed USB, Supports Direct Print (PictBridge) Audio/video output connector (NTSC or PAL can be selected)
HDMI output connector HDMI micro connector (Type D)
DC input connector For EH-67/EH-67s AC Adapter (available separately)
Standards IEEE 802.11b/g (standard wireless LAN protocol)
Operating frequency 2412 to 2462 MHz (1 to 11 channels)
Security Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Communication protocols Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
Supported languages for camera menus Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power source Four LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries Four FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries Four EN-MH2 Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately) EH-67/EH-67s AC Adapter (available separately)
Battery life of still shooting Approx. 600 shots when using alkaline batteries(*1) Approx. 1240 shots when using lithium batteries(*1) Approx. 750 shots when using EN-MH2 batteries(*1)
Battery life of movies (actual battery life for recording) Approx. 1 h 30 min when using alkaline batteries(*1)(*2) Approx. 4 h 30 min when using lithium batteries(*1)(*2) Approx. 2 h 35 min when using EN-MH2 batteries(*1)(*2)
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx.113.5, x78.3, x94.9mm (4.5, x3.1, x3.8in.), (excluding projections)
Weight Approx.542g (1 lb 3.2 oz), (including LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries and memory card)
Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied Accessories Camera Strap, LR6/L40 (AA-size) Alkaline Batteries (x4)(The included batteries are for trial use only.), LC-CP31 Lens Cap (with cord), UC-E16 USB Cable
1. All measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards or guidelines. *1 Battery life does not reflect the use of SnapBridge and may vary with the conditions of use, including temperature, the interval between shots, and the length of time that menus and images are displayed. The supplied batteries are for trial use only. The figures listed for lithium batteries were obtained using commercially-available FR6/L91 (AA-size) Energizer(R) Ultimate Lithium batteries. *2 Individual movie files cannot exceed 4 GB in size or 29 minutes in length. Recording may end before this limit is reached if camera temperature becomes elevated. Nikon will not be held liable for any errors these specifications may contain. The appearance of this product and its specifications are subject to change without notice.
What warranty comes with the goods purchased?

All products sold by Superfoto are covered by a minimum limited 1 year local Warranty. This come into effect from the date of purchase to protect you against manufacturing defects.

Brand specific Warranty Information:

CANON

Canon cameras including IXUS, PowerShot and Selphy are covered by a full 1 year Warranty.
Canon video cameras including Legria and X-series, EOS are covered by a full 2 year Warranty.

GO PRO

GoPro products are covered by a Limited 12 month warranty, following an assessment by the supplier

NIKON

Nikon compacts excluding the Coolpix P900 are covered by a full 1 year Warranty. 
Nikon DSLR's including the CoolPix P900 and are covered by a full 2 year Warranty.
Nikon lenses are covered by a full 2 year Warranty.

TAMRON

Tamron Lenses are covered by a 3 year Warranty.

TASCO

Tasco Binoculars and Scopes are covered by a limited 2 year Warranty.

My product has gone faulty, now what?

Please contact your local branch and we will assist you immediately.

Superfoto is not obliged to repair products that fall outside of the manufacturer’s warranty period, or products that are damaged accidentally, however Superfoto is seeking to deliver the highest standard of customer service will gladly assist the customer where possible.

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  • Express Shipping to Main Cities @ R 240.00 incl. VAT (ETA of 1-2 Business Days)* - Main Cities are: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London. Other cities/towns will take more than 1-2 delivery time.
  • Standard Freight Shipping @ R 112.00 incl. VAT (ETA of 2-4 Business Days)* - To main cities.
  • There is no charge when collecting in-store.

*Effective from time of dispatch to time of arrival to client. This is an estimate and not guaranteed. This period does not include Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The base price of R112 incl. VAT is for a parcel up to 10kg in Volumetric and Physical weight. Should the item/s exceed this weight, we reserve the right to increase the shipping charge accordingly. 

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