Nikon Coolpix B500
The newly announced compact camera range from Nikon contained quite a few surprise packets and one of these exciting new cameras is the Coolpix B500. Powered by AA batteries, containing a mammoth 40X optical zoom lens and high sensitivity 16MP sensor, the B500 is a great option for travel, sports and family photography.
Fun for the Whole Family
If your kids are active and partake in weekend sports, the B500 is a great budget option to consider. The 40X optical zoom range is perfect for zooming right into the distance and subsequently may help you capture their first goal and all the resulting joy. Covering a 35mm equivalent range of 22.5-900mm means this lens is up to any task, including wide-angle landscapes and group shots.
In the not too distant past carrying a camera kit of this versatility would result in a bag that was much too heavy for day-to-day use and many a precious moment was missed while the family camera stayed behind. Thankfully the B500 packs all of this performance into a body that weighs just less than 550 grams – You will barely notice this camera hanging around your neck!
Creativity at its easiest
A little creativity can go a long way towards producing memorable images that reflect the personality of your family and the B500 offers up an array of preset creative modes to choose from. Select the right mode for the situation and make your memories stand out from the rest.
Sharing your results has also been made easier, with the B500 containing built-in Wi-Fi and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), allowing you to upload your pictures straight to your smartphone via the new Nikon SnapBridge feature. From there the choice is yours – In a few short steps you could be sharing your memories with family and friends the world over.
Full HD Videos with a creative touch
As wonderful as the still image is, sometimes there are moments that have to be seen in motion to be fully appreciated – The B500 offers Full HD video recording which can again be spiced up with creative shooting modes for even more enjoyment. For composing your video, use the bright tilting LCD screen which is very handy for shooting at difficult angles or in cramped interiors.