Released in 2016, the Nikon Coolpix B500 is a recent addition to the manufacturer’s roster with a lot to prove. Occupying the competitive space between entry-level models and full-on professional cameras, the B500 takes aim at users wanting something more without paying too much. It’s backed by a fairly impressive 16 MP camera with Full HD video recording and a massive zoom that can go up to 80x. The latter point will likely continue to make this an attractive purchase, especially since it comes with a built-in objective.
Troubleshooting your Nikon Coolpix B500 without a PDF Manual, the top three solutions
All-purpose cameras tend to come with problems that are all over the place, and the B500 is no exception. If you aren’t yet ready to swim into the depths of the user manual, we’ll go over some of the most common issues this power-packed camera faces.
Nikon Coolpix B500 won’t turn on properly: Among the main roadblocks owners of the B500 face is when the camera won’t power on. This can be caused by drained batteries or improperly placed batteries, memory card issues or lens blockage. Before anything, double-check that the batteries are placed correctly and try replacing them with spare ones. The same can be done with the memory card, with the big difference being that the camera can power on without it, making this particular troubleshoot easy. A sneaky problem can come from one of the Coolpix B500’s strengths: its powerful attached objective. If the camera refuses to turn on or keeps telling you to turn it on and off, you’ll need to give the lens some breathing room so they can extend. Turn off the camera and remove the lens, then turn it back on – this solves the problem in a lot of cases. If it still says the same, carefully realign the lens back into place while the camera is turned off and power it back on.
Nikon Coolpix B500 LCD problem: Other problems come from the screen, which is either too dark or completely turned off. The first issue can be resolved by increasing the brightness of the display in the B500’s settings, while the second will require you to use a specially-designated button to turn on the display.
Nikon Coolpix B500 won’t capture photos: Most often, this is a case of using the wrong shutter setting. Chances are, it’s stuck on video recording mode or a similar option from a previous session, and you’ll have to tinker with the options to return it back to photo recording mode.
If nothing helps, download the Nikon Coolpix B500 PDF manual
If you need help figuring out what’s what in those options, or feel that your issue defies categorization, you’ll have to carefully study the Nikon Coolpix B500 PDF manual – download it directly through our mirror here: https://cdn-10.nikon-cdn.com/pdf/manuals/kie88335f7869dfuejdl=-cww2/P500_EN.pdf