Nikon COOLPIX B500: Compact Digital Camera

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  • KSh27,000.00
  • Regular price KSh28,500.00

Key Features
  • 16 MP Low-light CMOS Sensor
  • 40x Zoom-NIKKOR ED Glass Lens
  • 3"inch 921,000-dot Tilt LCD
  • SnapBridge Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC & Bluetooth

Image Sensor.

  • Effective Pixels (Megapixels): 16.0 million
  • Image Sensor: CMOS
  • Sensor Size: 1/ 2.3 in.
  • Total Pixels: 16.76 million (approx.)
  • Image Size (pixels): 4608 x 3456 (16M)


  • Lens: 40x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens
  • Lens Focal Length: 4.0-160mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5–900 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
  • Lens f/-number: f/3-6.5
  • Lens Construction: 12 elements in 9 groups (3 ED lens elements)
  • Lens Zoom: 40x
  • Digital Zoom: Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3,600mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
  • Vibration Reduction: Lens shift VR (still pictures); Lens-shift and Electronic VR (movies)
  • Aperture: Electronically controlled ND filter (-2.0 AV) insertion


  • Autofocus (AF): Contrast-detect AF
  • Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection: Center; Face priority; Manual with 99 focus areas; Subject tracking; Target Finding AF
  • Focus Range: Approx. 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)
  • Focus Lock: Yes


  • Monitor Size: 3.0 in. diagonal
  • Monitor Type: TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating; 5-level brightness adjustment; Tilting TFT LCD
  • Monitor Resolution: 921,000-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)

File System.

  • Storage Media: SD memory card; SDHC memory card; SDXC memory card
  • Internal Memory: Approx. 20 MB
  • Storage File System: DCF; EXIF 2.3 compliant
  • Storage File formats: Still pictures: JPEG
    Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)


  • Movie: Full HD: 1920x1080/ 60i; Full HD: 1920x1080/ 50i; Full HD: 1920x1080/ 30p; Full HD: 1920x1080/ 25p; 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 Sensitivity: ISO 125 - 1600
    ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using P, S, A or M mode)
  • Lowest ISO Sensitivity: 125
  • Highest ISO Sensitivity: 6400


  • Exposure Metering: Matrix; Center-weighted; Spot
  • Exposure Control: Programmed auto exposure
    exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
  • Exposure Modes: Auto; Creative Mode; Scene; Scene Auto Selector; Smart Portrait
  • Scene Modes: Backlighting; Beach; Bird Watching; Close-up; Dusk/Dawn; Easy Panorama; Fireworks Show; Food; Landscape; Moon; Night Landscape; Party/Indoor; Pet Portrait; Portrait; Scene Auto Selector; Short Movie Show; Snow; Sports; Sunset
  • In-Camera Image Editing: Copy; D-Lighting; Filter Effects; Glamour Retouch; Quick Retouch; Red-eye Correction; Small Picture
  • Exposure Compensation: ± 2 EV in steps of 1/3

White Balance.

  • White Balance: Auto; Cloudy; Daylight; Flash; Fluorescent; Incandescent; White Balance Preset


  • Shutter: Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
  • Shutter Speed: 1/1500-1 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 Resolution: Up to 7 shots at approx. 7.4 frames per second
  • Continuous Shooting Options: Continuous H; Continuous H 60; Continuous H 120; Continuous L; Pre-shooting cache; Single
  • Self-Timer: Can 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 Control: TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
  • Built-in Flash: Yes


  • Interface: Hi-speed USB
  • Interface Data transfer protocol: MTP; PTP
  • Video Output: HDMI
  • HDMI Output: HDMI micro connector (Type D)
  • I/O terminal: Digital I/O (USB)
  • Wi-Fi Functionality: Yes
  • Smart Device App Connectivity: SnapBridge
  • Bluetooth: Yes


  • Power Sources: Four 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 / Batteries: AA (Alkaline, NiMH, Oxyride or Lithium)
  • Battery Life (shots per charge): AA Alkaline: 600 shots; AA Lithium: 1,240 shots; EN-MH2: 750 shots; Movies: AA Alkaline: Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes; AA Lithium: Approx. 4 hours 30 minutes; EN-MH2: Approx. 2 hours 35 minutes