LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon B500 has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
B500 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a DSLR-Like camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ80 (Lumix DMC-FZ82) (Compare) or Kodak EasyShare Z990 (EasyShare Max) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon B500 can shoot continuously at max speed of 7.4 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
Unfortunately B500 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon B500 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Nikon B500 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon B500, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60i,50i,30p,25p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon B500 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
B500 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon B500 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a DSLR-Like camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 or Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon B500 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( Has 'always on' Bluetooth to maintain connection) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.Nikon B500's Bluetooth connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our B500. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect B500 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Nikon B500 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 600 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR-Like type cameras is 354 shots, Nikon B500 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon B500 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon B500 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon B500 is $249.00