As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Nikon Coolpix B500 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Nikon Coolpix B500's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix A1000 and the Coolpix B700) and Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the PowerShot SX530 HS)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix B500 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (23 mm vs 25 mm), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a much longer battery life (600 shots vs 210 shots).

However, on average it users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't support an external flash and slightly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
similar age
$339 - $459

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 600 shots

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and Coolpix B500

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm)
  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 600 shots
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 541 g

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
1 year older
$249 - $255

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 600 shots
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the SX530 HS and Coolpix B500

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm)
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 541 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 3.7"

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
similar age
$229 - $237

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Much shorter battery life: 195 shots vs 600 shots
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the PowerShot SX420 IS and Coolpix B500

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm)
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 541 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.7"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
2 years older
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a GPS
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 600 shots

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and Coolpix B500

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm)
  • Light weight: 660 g vs 541 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 3.7"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
7 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX1 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX1 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 23 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 390 shots vs 600 shots

common strengths of the DSC-HX1 and Coolpix B500

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (115×83×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm)
  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 600 shots
  • Light weight: 544 g vs 541 g

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
2 years older
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 600 shots
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and Coolpix B500

  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 600 shots
  • Light weight: 590 g vs 541 g
  • Very inexpensive: $139.98 vs $242.00

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix B500 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (7.4 fps vs 4 fps), has a screen which flips out and is newer (february 2016 vs january 2014).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.2x15.4mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism).

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
5 months newer
$309 (body only)
$395 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 7.4 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D3400 and Coolpix B500

  • Inexpensive: $309.45 vs $242.00

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
similar age
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 7.4 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and Coolpix B500

  • Inexpensive: $299.00 vs $242.00

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
similar age
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Much larger: Professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm)
  • Heavier: 730 g vs 541 g

common strengths of the EOS 80D and Coolpix B500

  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 7.4 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
2 years older
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 7.4 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D3300 and Coolpix B500

  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $242.00

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
5 years older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 7.4 fps

common strengths of the T3i and Coolpix B500

  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
3 years older
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 7.4 fps

common strengths of the D3200 and Coolpix B500

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix B500 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/3 vs f/3.5), has a screen which flips out, has a much longer battery life (600 shots vs 300 shots), is newer (february 2016 vs april 2015) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (23 mm vs 4 mm), is slightly larger (prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), is thicker (3.7" vs 1.1") and is slightly heavier (541 g vs 236 g).

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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2 years newer
$477

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 3.7"
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 600 shots

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and Coolpix B500

  • Inexpensive: $476.95 vs $242.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
similar age
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Significantly thinner: 1.1" vs 3.7"
  • Significantly lighter: 182 g vs 541 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Much shorter battery life: 295 shots vs 600 shots
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and Coolpix B500

  • Inexpensive: $179.49 vs $242.00

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
2 years older
$265

Significant advantages of the HX60 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 23 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 1.5" vs 3.7"
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the HX60 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/3

common strengths of the HX60 and Coolpix B500

  • Inexpensive: $265.23 vs $242.00

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
similar age
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 600 shots

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and Coolpix B500

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $242.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
2 years older
$268 - $345

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 3.7"
  • Significantly lighter: 137 g vs 541 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/3
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and Coolpix B500

  • Inexpensive: $268.00 vs $242.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
10 months older
$348 - $428

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 3.7"
  • Lighter: 236 g vs 541 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the Coolpix B500)

  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 600 shots
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/3
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-WX500 and Coolpix B500

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 600 shots
  • Inexpensive: $348.00 vs $242.00