• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1440.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 900.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon B700 advantages over Nikon B500

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,440 mm vs 900 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon B500 advantages over Nikon B700

  • Less expensive
    $257 vs $447
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 230k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Nikon B700
Samsung WB1100F
  • $447
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $353
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Nikon B500
Samsung WB1100F
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $353
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus

Compared to Nikon P600

Nikon B700
Nikon P600
  • $447
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
  • $345
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon B500
Nikon P600
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $345
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Nikon P610

Nikon B700
Nikon P610
  • $447
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon B500
Nikon P610
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon L840

Nikon B700
Nikon L840
  • $447
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen
Nikon B500
Nikon L840
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Canon SX540 HS

Nikon B700
Canon SX540 HS
  • $447
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon B500
Canon SX540 HS
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
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