• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 900.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 20.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon Coolpix B500
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80
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Predecessor: Nikon L840
L840 vs B500
Panasonic FZ70
FZ70 vs FZ80
Successor: Nikon B600
B500 vs B600
 
General
Model Number: B500 FZ80
Alternate Model Number(s):   FZ82
Camera Format: Mid-Sized EVF
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $299.95 $399.99
Street Price: $256.95 $297.99
Date Available: 2016-04-15 2017-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 19.1 oz (541 g)
includes batteries
21.7 oz (616 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.5 x 3.1 x 3.8 in.
(114 x 78 x 96 mm)
5.1 x 3.7 x 4.7 in.
(130 x 94 x 119 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 18.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.34 microns 1.26 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type:   RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None None
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1)
4896 x 3672 (18.0 MP, 4:3),
3456 x 2592 (9.0 MP, 4:3),
2400 x 1800 (4.3 MP, 4:3),
4896 x 3264 (16.0 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
4896 x 2752 (13.5 MP, 16:9),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
3664 x 3664 (13.4 MP, 1:1),
2592 x 2592 (6.7 MP, 1:1),
1824 x 1824 (3.3 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 7.4 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/​50i/​30p/​25p)
1280x720 (30p/​25p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
1920x1080 (15p/​12.5p)
640x480 (120p/​100p)
3840x2160 (30p)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p)
1280x720 (30p)
1280x720 (120p)
640x480 (240p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo) AVCHD or MP4 with stereo sound
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Zoom-Nikkor ED VR; 12 elements in 9 groups including 3 ED elements LEICA DC VARIO; 14 elements in 12 groups, 6 Aspherical elements / 9 Aspherical surfaces, 3 ED elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 23 - 900mm 20 - 1,200mm
Focal Length (actual): 4 - 160mm 3.6 - 215mm
Zoom Ratio: 40.00x 60.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.0 or f/6.0 (wide) / f/6.5 or f/13 (tele), via electronically controlled ND filter (-2.0 AV) f/2.8 (wide) / f/5.9 (tele) - f/8.0; Multistage Iris Diaphragm
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a 55mm with optional adapter
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x; 2x Dynamic Fine Zoom Intelligent Zoom: 2x; Digital Zoom up to 4x (When Digital Zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Center, Face priority, Manual with 99 focus areas, Subject tracking, Target Finding AF Contrast Detect: Face/Eye Detection, Tracking, 49-area, Custom Multi, 1-area, Pinpoint (Full area touch is available)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   EVF type; 0.20-inch Color LCD (1166k dots equiv.), Field of View : approx. 100%
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 1,166,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.46x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   2.59x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,000 dots (307,200 px) 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:   16.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 125 80
ISO Settings: Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200*, 6400*; *Available when using Auto mode Auto, iISO , 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (extended); adjustable in 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, Color Temperature (2-axis adjustable), White Set 1/2/3/4
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1500 - 1 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), Spot (digital zoom 2X or more) Intelligent Multiple, Center-Weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Smart Portrait, Backlighting, Beach, Bird-watching, Close-up, Dusk/Dawn, Easy Panorama, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Moon, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Scene Auto Selector, Short Movie Show, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Special Effects Scene: Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Handheld Night Shot, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome; Creative Control Mode: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine (22 filters); Panorama Shot
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off, Flash On, w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; Slow Syncro Auto, Auto/Red- eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red- eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red- eye Reduction, Forced Off; Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: [W]: 0.5 to 6.9m [T]: 1.5 to 3.5m 0.3 - 14.1m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.5 - 6.1m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation:    
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo) AVCHD or MP4 with stereo sound
Included Memory: 20.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type: Internal  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes No
Bluetooth: Yes No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Wi-Fi Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Micro (Type-D) HDMI Micro HDMI (Type-D), Micro-B USB2.0
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):    
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 7.4 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 7  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):    
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):    
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:    
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   330 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   240 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, Lithium disposables; NiMH rechargeables 7.2v, 895mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 4 x Alkaline AAs 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No No
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
Software
Included Software:   SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in black and red.