Nikon B500 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Nikon Coolpix B500? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Nikon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the B500 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Nikon Coolpix B500 below.
In any case, the B500 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was revealed to the public on January 23rd, 2016, which means that, as of today, the camera is 2495 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Nikon B600 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Nikon's reference manual for the B500
The camera's reference manual is 195 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the B500 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Nikon Coolpix B500 manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Nikon's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Nikon B500 manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Nikon Coolpix B500
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your B500 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Nikon B500 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Nikon B500 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the B500.
What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the B500?
The camera is build around a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the B500?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 80 to ISO 6400.
Does the Nikon B500 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Nikon Coolpix B500.
|Camera Model||Nikon B500|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||22.5-900mm f/3.0-6.5|
|Launch Date||January 2016|
|Launch Price||USD 299|
|Sensor Format||1/2.3" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||7.7 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||15.9 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 608 x 3 456 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||1.33 μm|
|Pixel Density||56.73 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||1080/60i Video|
|ISO Setting||80 - 6 400 ISO|
|Viewfinder Type||No viewfinder|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||921k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Tilting screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||No front-flip|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000s|
|Continuous Shooting||7.4 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||no|
|External Flash||no Hotshoe|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Near-Field Communication||NFC built-in|
|Bluetooth Support||Bluetooth built-in|
|Battery Type||4xAA power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||600 shots per charge|
114 x 78 x 95 mm
(4.5 x 3.1 x 3.7 in)
|Camera Weight||541 g (19.1 oz)|
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