Nikon Coolpix B700 Review

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Updated July 19, 2022

The B700 Nikon Coolpix is a point-and-shoot camera that features a fixed zoom lens with a maximum optical zoom of 60x. It is great for landscape and wildlife photography, but can also be used to record 4K videos with the stereo mic zoom feature. This is one of the best point-and-shoot under $500, although prices may vary due to availability.

Why We Like It – Nikon Coolpix B700 Review

The Nikon B700 offers superior image quality and supports shooting in RAW format. It also features a superzoom lens that can deliver up to 60x optical zoom and 120x Dynamic fine zoom. The camera can record UHD 4K videos at up to 30fps in stereo sound, while the 5-axis Hybrid Vibration Reduction system keeps things blur-free. Find the best digital camera with our review lists.

Pros
  • Nikkor Super ED 60x Optical Zoom lens
  • Ability to shoot RAW images
  • 4K video recording
Cons
  • Poor shutter speed at full tele-zoom range

Performance

Unlike the Nikon D7000, the Nikon B700 features a 20.7-megapixel backlit illuminated CMOS sensor and a Nikkor Super ED Optical Zoom lens with 60x optical zoom. The Superzoom camera can be used to capture 20.2-megapixel RAW images with plenty of detail. It has a 5fps continuous shooting mode, and can record 4K ultra HD videos at up to 30 fps with stereo sound. The camera can also capture great detail in low light thanks to the ISO range and manual focus. You could also try out the Nikon P7700, which offers similar features. And, for more devices that shoot in 4K with 30fps, check out our Sony A7 III review and the Sony Alpha A7R IV review.

Alternatively, if you want to shoot in 4K at 60fps, read our reviews of the DJI Osmo Pocket, Panasonic Lumix G9, and the Nikon D5500.

Related: See the Nikon Coolpix B500 review

Design

This point-and-shoot camera from Nikon features a DSLR-like design, except it gets a fixed lens. It comes with a PSAM mode dial, which puts all the important settings close to your reach. The grip on the camera is well shaped and offers good ergonomics and a secure hold. Despite the large zoom lens, the B700 is compact and lightweight. It also features an electronic viewfinder, and a 3.0-inch Vari-angle LCD monitor. The camera has a 5-axis dual detection Vibration Reduction system. The Panasonic Lumix FZ70 is another good point and shoot to consider.

Value

The Coolpix B700 is great value for money, especially since it retails for under 500 USD. You get a great zoom camera that offers 60x optical zoom and up to 120x Dynamic Fine zoom. The 20.7-megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor offers an ISO range of up to 3200, 5ps continuous shooting, and can also shoot RAW images. The camera comes with built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, and Bluetooth BLE connectivity for easy file sharing. It also features an in-built rechargeable battery. If this isn’t to your liking, maybe you should check out the Canon Powershot G16.

Related: Check out the Nikon Coolpix L840 review

Nikon Coolpix B700 Review Wrap Up

The Nikon Coolpix B700 is an excellent bridge camera for someone who’s into wildlife or landscape photography. This camera features a high-quality Nikkor Super ED Optical Zoom lens with 60x optical zoom, and can shoot images in RAW format. It can also record UHD 4K videos at 30fps. However, in full tele-zoom mode, the shutter speed is slow, but that’s something you’ll get used to.

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