See The Beauty in the Details
The magic is in the details. Capture every one with 40x optical zoom*1 and 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom*2. By switching to macro mode, you can get as close as 1cm from the subject. An outstanding Vibration Reduction stabilises your shots even in the most precarious situation, with a shutter speed effect at approximately 3.0 stops faster and 40x optical zoom*1. Keep swift, speeding subjects in focus with Target Finding autofocus (AF) and Pre-focus AF. For moments that deserve more than a photo, the B500 offers Full HD (1080p/60i) video-recording and creative shooting modes such as Short Movie Show that combines multiple clips into 30-second films.
The Smarter Way To Share
Share your best shots with SnapBridge, a new feature that automatically downloads your images to your smart device via a constant Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection. Once SnapBridge application is installed, you can easily activate the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi*4 for wireless image transfer on compatible smart devices by using the SnapBridge application. BLE maintains constant connection with minimal power, so you can continue shooting and sharing without draining your batteries too quickly. SnapBridge also allows your smart device to access your camera, even when the camera is switched off. It even automatically archives your pictures onto Nikon Image Space*3.
SnapBridge is now available for download on Google Play™ for Android™. For iOS, SnapBridge will be available for download from the summer of 2016 on the App Store®.
Capture Night in a New Light
Master night scenes with the new Multiple Exposure Lighten feature that perfectly seizes fireworks and stars. In this mode, the B500 takes multiple shots at intervals then composites them to create impressive images of light paths.
Push Creativity to Its Limits
Express yourself your way with the new Creative mode. Choose from an array of presets and let the camera do the rest, so all you have to do is click the shutter-release button. Personalise your shots with 12 Glamour Retouch options and make your adrenaline-fueled shots even more thrilling.
Designed To Empower You
The B500 is performance and portability personified. At approximately 542g and measuring 113.5mm (width) x 78.3mm (height) x 94.9mm (depth) without projections, the B500 comes with a comfortable grip to shoot with enhanced stability. Intuitive control features such as the mode dial and Side Zoom Control means you will always be ready for the next photo opportunity.
*1 Approximately 900mm equivalent in 35mm format.
*2 Approximately 1800mm equivalent in 35mm format. Magnification of Dynamic Fine Zoom is calculated from the maximum wide-angle position of optical zoom.
*3 Register for your Nikon ID to receive unlimited online storage for thumbnail pictures at a resolution of 1920×1080 on NIKON IMAGE SPACE, for free.
*4 The camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used when SnapBridge application is installed on compatible smart devices.
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  format)
Maximum aperture: f/3, to6.5
Construction: 12 elements in 9 groups (3 ED lens elements)
Digital zoom magnification: Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3600 mm lens in 35mm  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): ISO 125, 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
*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.