Nikon B700 overview
Nikon B700 is Nikon's Small Sensor Superzoom camera initially announced on February of 2016. It has got a 20 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 5184 x 3888.
The B700 places at #7 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all-around #377 out of 1453 for cameras in our database. You can look at our Advanced camera filter to see camera results based on your personalized criteria.
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Nikon B700 family
The Nikon B700 comes with a history of related cameras. Down below, you can discover all previous and more recent models as well as main specifications.
Nikon B700 Gallery
You can view the B700 from several angles in the gallery below.
Nikon B700 Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of pros and cons of the Nikon B700 based on factors that are generally seen as important in a camera.
Nikon B700 Sensor specs
The sensor size on the Nikon B700 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 5184 x 3888 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter may lead to cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 20MP and provides a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. RAW files are saved so the user has more margin for error.
The graphic below displays the B700's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The B700 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Nikon B700 dimensions
Nikon B700 weighs around 1.25 lb (565g / 19.93 oz) and the overall size of the camera is 125mm x 85mm x 107mm (4.9" x 3.3" x 4.2"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g and the Nikon B700 is weightier than other competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The following is a pic of the Nikon B700 next to a soda to help you have a sense of its size.
The top view below will provide the button design on the B700.
Nikon B700 Lens details
The B700 includes a fixed lens with a focal range of 24-1440mm making it a 60.0 x zoom which is amazing and can enable you to zoom right in.
At it's widest 24mm, it provides an aperture of f3.3 and that is quite sluggish and not ideal in low light conditions and you may find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You will also have to boost your ISO setting resulting in noisy photographs. Towards the long end, 1440mm is phenomenal zoom and comes at f6.5 which is fairly slow and you will have to apply slow shutter speeds.
Nikon B700 Connectivity
The B700 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras with NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily send pictures and in some cases adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Many apps also allow a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external display. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.
Nikon B700 Video details
The highest video resolution on the Nikon B700 is 3840 x 2160 and it can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p gives you an exceptional resolution for video. You will be able to downsample to Full HD to get clearer video. Be wary of the large file sizes and make sure you own decent SD cards with good write speed. The body doesn't include a mic and / or headphone port so you have zero control over your sound. It is perhaps best to consider a different camera if you want good sound in your video clips.
Nikon B700 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing in the Nikon B700 so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty situations.
Nikon B700 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon B700 has got a 3 inch fully articulated display screen with a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
It features a selfie friendly display to get self portraits and even group photos if necessary. Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specifications regarding Nikon B700 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 921 thousand dots
- Coverage 100%
Viewfinders are rather handy for bright outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Nikon B700 Shutter details
Nikon B700 has the ability to shoot continuously at 5.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Nikon B700 Flash and Hot shoe details
Nikon B700 has got just inbuilt flash without external flash ability.
Nikon B700 Autofocus details
Nikon B700 has got only Contrast Based AF and doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker & precise than Contrast Based focusing. The camera has got Face detect which is handy for portraits.
It also boasts Tracking AF for things that move. Nikon B700 features manual focusing if required for low light scenarios or you need more precise focusing control.
Nikon B700 Battery life
The battery power (EN-EL23) in the Nikon B700 is made to last for 350 pictures as per the CIPA requirements which is above average ın comparison with its category. The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR comes with the highest (600) battery life for this range of cameras.
Following is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the best battery life:
Nikon B700 for different styles of photography
The following graph provides a overview of the Nikon B700 for different styles of photography. To see more, check out the specific section below.
Nikon B700 Portrait photography info
The Nikon B700 receives a score of 54 which is decent, meaning that it is reasonably suited to use for portraits. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support along with the option to use external flash.
Street photography with Nikon B700
With a reasonable points tally of 59, the Nikon B700 is reasonably suitable to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Nikon B700 Sports photography information
A moderate sports photography rating of 54 indicates the Nikon B700 is fairly suitable for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have great focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon B700 Travel photography highlights
Portability is pretty critical in picking a travel camera. All things considered, the Nikon B700 gets a very good 66 for a travelling camera which makes it a respectable choice to take with you on your holidays.
Nikon B700 Landscape photography details
When you're planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photographs, the biggest factor will be image quality. The Nikon B700 and it's decent grade of 60 as a landscape camera is fairly acceptable amongst its competition.
Vlogging with Nikon B700
A vlogging camera preferably should come with a articulating display, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Nikon B700 is relatively suited as a vlog camera as it comes to a average score of 60.
Nikon B700 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the B700, here is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall under the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line chart listed below shows you a bird's eye view of the B700 vs it's highest ranking competitors suggested above.
Here are a few more cameras you might regard as alternate options. To see a detailed comparison, simply click the "compare" link.