Expand the boundaries of everyday photography with the 16-megapixelPIXELThe shortening of 'picture element', a basic unit of programmable colour forming the dots that make up an image. Pixel size depends on a camera’s resolution, which is measured in megapixels (MP), meaning millions of pixels. The more pixels on a sensor, the smaller they have to be to fit. An image's number (or density) of pixels correlate to the amount of information and image holds. Cameras with more pixels on the sensor have a higher pixel density and thus more resolving power, able to capture smaller details with much more clarity and accuracy. Higher resolution images can be cropped more agressively and also produce better quality large prints. Nikon COOLPIX B500 Compact Camera, fitted with a high-performance 40x optical zoom and 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom. See the world from new angles with a flexible 3-inch tilting LCD monitor and share it all with SnapBridge, a new feature that connects the camera to your smart device. Experience these powerful features in a compact size.
SEE THE BEAUTY IN THE DETAILS
The magic is in the details. Capture everyone with 40x optical zoom and 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom. By switching to macroMACROProducing photographs that render extreme close-ups of extremely small subjects like insects, hence its popularity among nature photographers. It requires using a macro lens with a large reproduction (magnification) ratio of at least 1:1, which renders a subject larger than life size. Macro lenses are capable of focussing at extremely short distances (some as little as a few centimetres), allowing the photographer to get very close to the subject. 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 speedSHUTTER SPEEDAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Shutter speed is the length of time that a single frame is exposed for, more specifically how fast the shutter opens and closes to permit light entering the lens, to reach the sensor. A slow shutter speed means a longer exposure time useful for motion blur like the silky look of flowing water, whereas a fast shutter speed means a shorter exposure time useful for freezing the appearance of motion in images like a hummingbird in flight. It is measured in seconds starting at 1 second and halving our doubling in time.
For example: 1/2s, 1/4s and 1/8s are all fractions of a second with 1/2s being the longest exposure time, 1/4s half of that and 1/8s another half etc. effect at approximately 3.0 stops faster and 40x optical zoom. 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 combine 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 for wireless image transfer to compatible smart devices by using the SnapBridge application. BLE maintains a 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.
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®.
40X OPTICAL ZOOM AND 80X DYNAMIC FINE ZOOM IN A COMPACT BODY
The 40x optical zoom takes you from 22.5mm* wide-angle to 900mm* telephotoTELEPHOTOA lens with long focal length capable of making distant objects appear nearer thus larger. Essentially, it isolates and magnifies the subject so that it appears as a full image when shooting from a distance. Telephoto lenses are ideal for photographing subjects that are further away, such as wildlife and sports photography., plus 80x** Dynamic Fine Zoom (up to 1800mm*), allowing you to capture a wide range of images from wide-angle vistas to close-ups of distant subjects. At any zoom range, optical VR (Vibration Reduction) helps you take steady pictures. Dedicated Bird watching and Moon modes make it easy to optimise nature shots without complicated operation.
*35mm format equivalent.
**Magnification of Dynamic Fine Zoom is calculated from the maximum wide-angle position of optical zoom.
CAPTURE THE MOMENT FROM ABOVE AND BELOW
Shoot from so many interesting angles and positions with the 7.5cm, approx. 921k-dot TFT LCD tilting monitor, plus count on clear vivid viewing even under the sun. Use high-angle to shoot over people’s heads at weddings and games, and low-angle for shots from a child’s or pet’s perspective.
SUPERIOR USABILITY FOR A WORRY-FREE EXPERIENCE
Stay in charge as your subject or situation changes; the 10-position Mode dial offers instant access to the shooting mode you want. There is also a Snap-back zoom button to keep you from losing sight of your subject, and Side zoom control so you can concentrate on what you’re shooting. To set the information you want to be displayed on your photo, just hit the Display button. Any function is easier to use because of the self-explanatory Help display. All of this is packed in a compact body that’s easy to take along with you.
KEEP ON GOING WITH R6/AA-SIZE BATTERIES
Never worry about running out of power because the camera runs on R6/AA-size batteries you can buy just about anywhere. Thanks to low power consumption design, this camera is able to deliver approx. 600 shots using fresh alkaline batteries so it can accompany you on trips and excursions.
CREATIVITY IS BUILT-IN BUT YOU CAN TAKE THE CREDIT
Have an easy time taking creative pictures just the way you want, using Creative mode; it offers nine built-in preset modes that you can choose in-camera while checking out how they look with four different effects applied to it. When you decide on a mode, press the shutter and the camera automatically takes five images — the original plus four with effects applied. In other words, you have a choice of 36 image options in total. A great way to take nightscapes is with Multiple Exp. Lighten function, which compares multiple images and automatically composites the brightest parts to express light paths such as fireworks or streaming traffic.
SHOOT MOVIES THAT WILL AMAZE YOUR AUDIENCE
Shoot beautiful Full HD 1080/60i movies of parties and events, with 4-Axis Hybrid VR assuring a stable image even if you’re moving around with the camera. Relive wonderful memories through images and music with Short movie show — it stitches together multiple video files plus Special effects and 4 types of soundtracks to create a 30-second movie.
YOUR GREAT PHOTOS ARE IN YOUR SMARTPHONE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT
SnapBridge eliminates the barrier between your camera and smart device, through a combination of Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) technology and a dedicated app.* In addition to automatic picture transfer from camera to smart device thanks to the constant connection between the two devices, it also offers free, unlimited upload of thumbnails on the NIKON IMAGE SPACE cloud service.** It’s possible to embed location, date/time, and two pieces of credit information (i.e. copyright, comments, text and stamps). Plus, support for Wi-Fi® and NFC further expands wireless connectivity. Shoot yourself from a distance or get into group shots with camera remote control, then wirelessly share your images right away.
*Using this service requires installing the app SnapBridge app to the smart device prior to use. This can be downloaded from the application store of each smart device (free).
**Using this service requires customer registration (free).
Sensor Size Type
Up to 7.4 fps at 16 MP for up to 7 frames
125-1600 (Extended Mode: 3200-6400)
Face priority, manual with 99 focus areas, center, subject tracking, target finding AF
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