Nikon B700

 
Nikon Coolpix B700 front
 
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-1440mm (F3.3-6.5) lens
  • 565g - 125 x 85 x 107mm
  • Announced February 2016
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
65
Imaging
48
Features
64
Overall
54

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 #6 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all-around #345 out of 1422 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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The following is a chart of different criteria used in the scoring system.

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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Nikon-Coolpix-B600 front thumbnailNikon B600
B700 vs B600
24-1440mm
F3.3-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2019
Nikon-Coolpix-B700 front thumbnailNikon B70024-1440mm
F3.3-6.5
20MP1/2.3"2016
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Nikon-Coolpix-B500 front thumbnailNikon B500
B700 vs B500
23-900mm
F3.0-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2016

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.

better than average battery power (350 CIPA)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
flash built-in
good min ISO (100)
good resolution screen (921 thousand dot)
good video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
has bluetooth
includes HDMI support
long reach (1440mm)
long zoom range (24-1440mm 60.0 x zoom)
MP count good (20MP)
NFC connectivity
offers face detect focusing
offers tracking focus
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
relatively wide (24mm)
screen articulates
selfie friendly display
you can focus manually
cannot use external flash
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of phase detect AF
max frames per second very slow (5.0 frames per second)
max zoom aperture not good (f6.5)
more heavy than competitors in class (565g)
no headphone jack
no microphone jack
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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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.

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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.

Nikon Coolpix B700 sensor size Handle those 8K RED files like a boss

To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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The following is a pic of the Nikon B700 next to a soda to help you have a sense of its size.

Nikon Coolpix B700 dimensions scale

The top view below will provide the button design on the B700.

Nikon Coolpix B700 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 55 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.

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focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
comes with face detection focus
exports RAW files
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")

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.

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fully articulated screen
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
more heavy than competition in class (565g)

Nikon B700 Sports photography information

A moderate sports photography rating of 55 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.

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long zoom range (24-1440mm 60.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
great battery power (350 CIPA)
slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF

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.

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great battery power (350 per charge)
connects via bluetooth
decent megapixels (20MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
reasonably wide (24mm)
great reach (1440mm)
more heavy than competition in class (565g)
slow max aperture (f3.3)

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.

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you can focus manually
pretty wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
saves RAW formats
better than average battery (350 shots)
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
very small sensor (1/2.3")

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.

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quite wide (24mm)
display is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focusing
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
missing external microphone jack
more heavy than competition in class (565g)

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.

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Specifications

General Information
Company
Nikon
Model type
Nikon Coolpix B700
Class
Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced
2016-02-23
Body design
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
BSI-CMOS
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
20 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3
Highest resolution
5184 x 3888
RAW format
Highest native ISO
3200
Lowest native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-1440mm (60.0x)
Largest aperture
f/3.3-6.5
Macro focusing distance
1cm
Focal length multiplier
5.8
Screen
Range of display
Fully Articulated
Display diagonal
3 inches
Display resolution
921 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
921 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage
100%
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Lowest shutter speed
15 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed
5.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
7.50 m (at Auto ISO)
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p, 25p)
Highest video resolution
3840x2160
Video format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
565g (1.25 pounds)
Physical dimensions
125 x 85 x 107mm (4.9" x 3.3" x 4.2")
Other
Battery life
350 photographs
Battery format
Battery Pack
Battery ID
EN-EL23
Self timer
Yes (2, 5, 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots
One
Retail price
$500