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Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix B500

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
600 shots vs 350 shots
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More than 70% more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the Coolpix B500's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
114×78×95 mm vs 125×85×107 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
3.7" vs 4.2"
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More than 10% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
7.4 fps vs 5 fps
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Around 50% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$200.00 vs $393.94
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The best price we've seen is $194 cheaper (around 50% less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
541 g vs 565 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix B700

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Zoom
Much more zoom
60x vs 39.1x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
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Shoots very high resolution UHD (3840x2160) video but at a lower frame rate
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              Coolpix B50039.1x
              Coolpix B70060x
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              Coolpix B500600 shots
              Coolpix B700350 shots
              Fastest shutter speed Very fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              Coolpix B5003.7"
              Coolpix B7004.2"
              Weight Heavy Help
              Coolpix B500541 g
              Coolpix B700565 g
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Size Large Help
              Coolpix B500114×78×95 mm
              Coolpix B700125×85×107 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              Coolpix B500$200.00
              Coolpix B700$393.94
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look

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