Nikon B500 Comparison Review

The Nikon Coolpix B500 is a fixed lens compact camera that was revealed to the public in January 2016 and is equipped with a 1/2.3-inch sensor. It offers a resolution of 15.9 megapixel.


Is the Nikon B500 a good camera? The B500 has a Camera Elo of 1762. This rating puts the B500 below average of all superzoom compact cameras. In terms of its sensor size category (small sensor cameras), the B500 ranks among the top 40 percent. Based on its within category standings, the camera earns a 3-star performance rating.

Headline Specifications
Nikon B500
Fixed lens compact camera
22.5-900mm f/3-6.5
15.9 MP, 1/2.3" Sensor
1080/60i Video
ISO 80-6400
No viewfinder, LCD framing
3.0" LCD, 921k dots
Tilting screen (no touchscreen)
7.4 shutter flaps per second
600 shots per battery charge
114 x 78 x 95 mm, 541 g


Read on to find out more about the camera's size, sensor, features, reception by expert reviewers, and how it compares to other digital cameras.

Body comparison with a credit card

An illustration of the physical dimensions of the Nikon B500 vis-à-vis a credit card is provided in the side-by-side display below. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Nikon B500 vs credit card front
B500 versus credit card top view
B500 and credit card rear side

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the Nikon B500 alongside a set of comparators. If you want to review a camera pair side-by-side, just select a right-side comparator from among the camera models in the table. Alternatively, you can also move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible comparisons there.

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