Nikon Coolpix B500 Digital Camera (Black)
- 40x optical zoom, 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom, vibration reduction (VR)
- 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor
- Full HD stereo sound recording
- Tilting 3.0-inch 921,000-dot LCD
- Wi-Fi /NFC/Bluetooth connectivity
- 18 Scene Modes
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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 ModesEasily 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 autofocusIt'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 familyCreate 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 interruptionThe 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 creativityEasily 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.
- Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black)
- UC-E16 USB Cable
- AN-CP21 Strap
- LC-CP31 Lens Cap for COOLPIX L840
- 4 x AA Batteries
TypeCompact Digital Camera
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Effective Pixels (Megapixels)16.0 million
Sensor Size1 /2.3 in.
Total Pixels16.76 million (approx.)
Image Size (pixels)4608 x 3456 (16M)
Lens40x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens
Lens Focal Length4.0-160mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5–900 mm lens in 35mm  format)
Lens Construction12 elements in 9 groups (3 ED lens elements)
Lens Zoom40 x
Digital ZoomUp to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3,600mm lens in 35mm  format)
Vibration ReductionLens shift VR (still pictures)
Lens-shift and Electronic VR (movies)
ApertureElectronically controlled ND filter (-2.0 AV) insertion
Autofocus (AF)Contrast-detect AF
Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selectionCenter
Manual with 99 focus areas
Target Finding AF
Focus RangeApprox. 1 ft. (30 cm.) to infinity
[T]: Approx. 11 ft. (3.5 m) to infinity
Macro mode: Approx. 0.4 in. (1 cm.) to infinity (wide-angle position) (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Monitor Size3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor TypeTFT-LCDwith Anti-reflection coating
5-level brightness adjustment
Tilting TFT LCD
Monitor Resolution921,000 -dots
Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode)98% horizontal (Approx.)
98% vertical (Approx.)
(compared to actual picture)
Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode)100% horizontal (Approx.)
100% vertical (Approx.)
(compared to actual picture)
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Storage MediaSD memory card
SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card
Internal MemoryApprox. 20 MB
Storage File SystemDCF
EXIF 2.3 compliant
Storage File formatsStill pictures: JPEG
Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
MovieFull HD: 1920x1080/ 30p
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 25p
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 60i
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 50i
HD: 1280x720/ 60p
HD: 1280x720/ 50p
HD: 1280x720/ 30p
HD: 1280x720/ 25p
HS 1920x1080/ 15p
HS 1920x1080/ 12.5p
HS 640x480/ 120p
HS 640x480/ 100p
VGA 640x480/ 30p
VGA 640x480/ 25p
ISO SensitivityISO 125- 1600ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using P, S, A or M mode)
Lowest ISO Sensitivity125
Highest ISO Sensitivity6400
Exposure ControlProgrammed auto exposure
Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Scene Auto Selector
Scene Auto Selector
Short Movie Show
In-Camera Image EditingCopy
Exposure Compensation± 2 EV in steps of 1/3
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White Balance Preset
ShutterMechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter Speed1/1500-1 sec.
1/4000 sec. (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting)
25 sec. (Star trails in Multiple Exposure Lighten Scene Mode)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolutionUp to 7 shots atapprox. 7.4 frames per second
Continuous Shooting OptionsContinuous H
Continuous H 60
Continuous H 120
Self-timerCan be selected from 10, 2 and 5 seconds duration (self-portrait timer)
Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)[W]: 0.5 to 6.9m (1 ft. 8 in. to 22 ft.)
[T]: 3.5m (11 ft.)
Built-in Flash ControlTTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface Data transfer protocolMTP
HDMI OutputHDMI micro connector (Type D)
I/O terminalDigital I/O (USB)
Collapse Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Portugese (European and Brazilian)
Power SourcesFour EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately)
Four FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries
Four LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries
AC Adapter EH-67 (available separately)
Battery / BatteriesAA (Alkaline, NiMH, Oxyride or Lithium)
Battery Life (shots per charge)AA Alkaline: 600 shotsAA Lithium: 1,240 shotsEN-MH2: 750 shotsBased on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries. Measured at 23(-/+2)°C (73(-/+4)°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image quality set to Normal, image size set to 4608 x 3456 (16.0MP). Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed
AA Alkaline: Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
AA Lithium: Approx. 4 hours 30 minutes
EN-MH2: Approx. 2 hours 35 minutes
Tripod Socket¼ in.
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)4.5 in.(113.5 mm)x 3.1 in.(78.3 mm)x 3.8 in.(94.9 mm)excluding projections
Approx. Weight19.1 oz.(542 g)with battery and memory card
Operating environmentHumidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)
Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
PRODUCT WARRANTY INFORMATION
1. What warranty comes with the goods purchased ?
All products excluding batteries sold by Orms are covered by a minimum of a one year local warranty, reckoned from the date of purchase, to protect you against manufacturing defects.
Canon IXUS, PowerShot compact cameras are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty
Canon DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Canon video cameras including Legria and X-series are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
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.
Panasonic cameras and lenses are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Fujifilm cameras are covered by a 2 Year Warranty.
SIGMA & TAMRON LENSES
Sigma and Tamron products are covered by a 3 Year Warranty.
LEXAR & SANDISK MEMORY CARDS
Lexar and Sandisk memory cards are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Lowepro's Limited Original Owner Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship during the useful life of the product. The warranty does not cover damage caused by improper care.
USED GEAR PURCHASED FROM ORMS
All used gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 6 Month Warranty.
2. My product has gone faulty, now what ?
Please contact our service division straight away on 021 - 469 1962 and notify them of the fault. You may also e-mail them at email@example.com
1. If a product is defective / faulty, ORMS will replace the product within a 10 day period deemed from the date of receiving the product. ORMS will also cover the shipping costs within the borders of South Africa.
2. During the warranty period, Orms will arrange collection of the faulty item, facilitate the repair and then ship the product back to the customer, bearing all risks and costs.
Orms is not obliged to repair products that fall outside of the manufacturers warranty period, or products that are damaged accidentally, however Orms in seeking to deliver the highest standard of customer service will gladly assist the customer in having the product repaired via the network of repair agents with which Orms has business dealings.
1. FREE Standard Shipping
Free Economy Shipping is available on all orders exceeding R1 000. (T&C's apply)
*Terms and conditions to qualify for free shipping:
- Shipping may only be to a physical address within the borders of South Africa. No P.O Box's allowed.
- Shipping to outlying or remote areas like farms and game reserves may attract an additional fee.
- The delivery time to city areas is usually between 2 and 4 working days*. This excludes weekends and public holidays.
*Reckoned from time of dispatch to time of arrival to client. This is an estimate and not guaranteed.
2. Aramex Courier Service (local)
We use Aramex couriers as our preferred method of delivery.
With sophisticated track and trace equipment, you can pinpoint exactly where your parcel is, from the moment it is dispatched by us, until it's safely handed over to you the recipient.
Your parcel is well packaged and bubble wrapped before delivery. We also fully insure your parcels contents for the journey to your door.
We charge a flat-rate for shipping and the charges are per order.
- Express Shipping to Main Cities @ R 150.00 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 Shipping @ R 80.00 incl. VAT (ETA of 2-4 Business Days)* - To all areas.
*Reckoned 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 R80.00 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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3. DHL Express Courier Service (International)
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International shipments are quoted on a per order basis depending on the size and weight of the parcel shipped.
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Orms Shop - Cape Town
Shop 5, Roeland Square
Upper Canterbury Street
Gardens, Cape Town, 8001