Play, Edit and Print Functions
3.0" LCD Monitor: The Nikon Coolpix B700 has
a 3.0" TFT LCD monitor featuring
approximately 921,000 dots, an anti-reflection coating and a six-level
brightness adjustment. The Vari-Angle monitor can swing out 180° and rotate
forward 180° for low-angle and self-portraits, and backward 90° for high-angle
shots. The LCD monitor has approximately
100% horizontal and vertical coverage in both the
shooting mode and playback mode.
Viewfinder: In addition to the LCD monitor, the B700 has a
0.2", 921,000-dot LCD viewfinder for framing and viewing your photos and movies.
The viewfinder has a diopter adjustment that lets you focus the viewfinder to
your eyesight. You can switch between the viewfinder and monitor manually
through the Monitor button, or automatically through the eye sensor.
Image Sensor: The Coolpix B700 features a
1/2.3" CMOS image sensor with 21.14-million total pixels and 20-million effective pixels.
Optics: The Coolpix B700 digital camera uses a Zoom-Nikkor glass lens for superb image
quality. The Coolpix B700 uses a 4.3-258mm lens
that is equivalent to a 24-1440mm lens in the 35mm format. The lens has a 60x optical zoom,
and a 4x digital zoom for a 240x total zoom. You can use the 120x Dynamic Fine
Zoom (60x optical 2x digital) to zoom in without degrading the images. The equivalent angle of view at
total zoom is equivalent to that of a 5760mm lens (35mm format).
Vibration Reduction (VR): The Coolpix
B700's Vibration Reduction allows you to shoot sharper and clearer images
without blurring. When camera shake is detected, the camera compensates using
lens shift. The camera automatically detects when the camera is panning
horizontally and corrects vertical camera shake, and detects vertical panning
and corrects horizontal camera shake. Active VR compensates for severe camera
shake which is likely to occur when shooting from a car.
Recording Media: Images can be recorded onto SD, SDHC, or
SDXC Memory cards, including SDHC and SDXC cards that are compliant with UHS-I.
Cards rated Speed Class 6 or higher are recommended for HD movie recording. When
recording 4K movies, cards with a UHS Speed Class 3 or higher are recommended.
SnapBridge: Nikon's SnapBridge app for smartphones and
tablets helps you to stay connected to your camera. Using Wi-Fi, NFC, and
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), the Coolpix B700 can automatically transfer photos
directly to your smartphone or tablet for sharing, editing, or uploading to
social media. The SnapBridge app also lets you control the camera remotely.
SnapBridge is compatible with Android devices (requires version 4.4 and up), and
with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (running iOS 8.4 or later).
Still Image Size: The Coolpix B700 records still images in JPEG format. You have a choice of the following image
- 20M (5184 x 3888)
- 10M (3264 x 2448)
- 4M (2272 x 1704)
- 2M (1600 x 1200)
- 16:9 15M (5184 x 2920)
- 3:2 18M (5184 x 3456)
- 1:1 15M (3888 x 3888)
RAW Images: The camera can also take uncompressed photos in
RAW (NRW), Nikon's own format. When RAW is selected, the image size is fixed at
20M 5184 x 3888. Nikon's Capture NX-D software is needed to fine-tune or change
the settings for RAW pictures and save them in other formats. Capture NX-D is
available for download from the Nikon website.
4K Ultra HD Movies: The B700 can record 4K Ultra HD and
1080p Full HD movies in MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video format with AAC stereo sound in
the following resolutions:
- 4K UHD: 3840 x 2160 (30p/25p)
- Full HD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50p, 30p/25p)
- HD: 1280 x 720 (60p/50p, 30p/25p)
- 0.25x Slow Motion: 640 x 480 (record 7:15, playback 29:00)
- 0.5x Slow Motion: 1280 x 720 (record 14:30, playback 29:00)
- 2x Fast Motion: 1920 x 1080 (record 29:00, playback 14:30)
Continuous Shooting Modes: You can choose one of the following
continuous shooting modes:
- Single: The camera records one picture each time the shutter release button is
- Continuous H: While the
shutter-release button is held down, up to 5 pictures are taken at a rate of about
5 frames per second (fps) when image mode is set to 20M (5184 x 3888).
- Continuous L: While the
shutter-release button is held down, up to 200 pictures are taken at a rate
of about 2 frames per second (fps) when image mode is set to 20M (5184 x 3888).
- Pre-shooting Cache: If you want to avoid missing an
event, you can start recording in a pre-shooting cache by pressing the
shutter release halfway. The camera captures about 20 images continuously at
a rate of 15 fps. When the shutter release is pressed fully, the camera
captures the current images, as well as the five images captured just before
the button was pressed. Image size is fixed at 1M (1280 x 960).
- Continuous H 120: Each time the shutter release button is pressed
all the way down, the camera captures about 60 images at a rate of 120 fps.
Image size is fixed at VGA (640 x 480).
- Continuous H 60: Each time the shutter release button is pressed
all the way down, the camera captures about 60 images at a rate of 60 fps.
Image size is fixed at 2M (1920 x 1080).
- Interval Timer: The camera can automatically shoot a
series of images at regular intervals. The interval between shots can be set
between 30 seconds and 60 minutes. Once the desired number of images have
been captured, you can press the shutter-release button to end shooting, or,
if the memory card becomes full, shooting stops automatically.
Self-timer: The camera is equipped with a 10-second and
2-second self-timer mode. The 10-second self timer gives you time to get into
the photo, while the 2-second self-timer helps to prevent camera shake.
Smile Timer: When the smile timer is activated, the camera
waits until it detects a smiling face in the frame and releases the shutter
Auto-Focus Modes: There are three auto-focus modes that you can choose
from when shooting still images or movies:
- Single AF: Camera
focuses when shutter-release button is pressed halfway and locks at this
position during shooting.
AF: Camera adjusts focus
continuously until focus is acquired and locked.
- Pre-focus (still image mode only): The camera focuses when
subject movement is detected, even if the shutter-release is not pressed
halfway, or when the composition of the framed image significantly changes.
AF Area Mode: You can select
between the following AF Area Modes to determine where the camera focuses: Face
Priority, Subject Tracking, Target Finding, and Manual (spot, normal, wide).
Macro Mode: Macro mode is used for taking pictures of objects as close
as 3.6". The flash may be unable to light the entire subject at distances less
AF-Assist Illuminator: If lighting is poor, the AF-assist
illuminator may light to assist the focus operation when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway. The illuminator has a range of just about 13 feet. You can turn this function on or off.
Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can select from the
following shooting modes:
- Auto: Use this mode for general shooting in a variety
- Scene: When the mode dial is set to Scene Mode, you can
press the menu button and select from the following scenes: Scene Auto
Selector, Portrait, Sports, Party/Indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn,
Close-up, Food, Fireworks show, Backlighting, Easy Panorama, Pet Portrait,
Moon, Bird-watching, Soft, Selective Color, Multiple Exposure Lighten,
Time-lapse movie, and Superlapse Movie.
- Night Landscape: You can select Hand-held or Tripod in
this mode. When hand-held is selected, the camera will capture a series of
images, which are combined into a single image and saved. If the camera is
tripod-mounted, one image is captured at a slow shutter speed.
- Night Portrait: You can select Hand-held or Tripod in
this mode. If the camera is tripod-mounted, the camera captures an image at
a slow shutter speed. When hand-held is selected, the camera sets a slightly
faster shutter speed to prevent camera shake.
- Landscape: In the menu, you can select Noise Reduction
Burst or Single Shot in this mode. When Noise Reduction Burst is selected,
the camera will capture a series of images, which are combined into a single
image and saved. With Single Shot, the camera saves the image with
emphasized outlines and contrast.
- Creative: You can apply up to five effects to your
images as you shoot: Light, Depth, Memories, Classic, and Noir.
- Programmed Auto (P): The camera sets the shutter speed
and aperture based on the lighting conditions. You can adjust the
combination to achieve a faster/slower shutter speed or a more open/closed
aperture, and the camera will adjust the other factor accordingly.
- Shutter-priority Auto (S): You can set the shutter
speed, and the camera automatically selects the aperture setting (f-number).
- Aperture-priority Auto (A): You can set the aperture
setting (f-number), and the camera automatically selects the shutter speed.
- Manual (M): The Manual setting allows you to select
both the shutter speed and the aperture setting (f-number).
- User (U): You can save the frequently used settings in
the P, S, A, or M modes in the User Setting mode.
Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the
camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from
-2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3 steps.
Metering: The camera features three metering modes:
- Matrix: Camera sets exposure for entire frame; recommended in
- Center-Weighted: Camera meters entire frame but assigns greatest
weight to subject in center of frame (when digital zoom less than 2x)
- Spot: The camera meters the area within the circle in
the center of the frame.
ISO Settings: Sensitivity is
the measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher the
sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure. The camera features the
following ISO settings:
- Auto: Sensitivity is automatically selected within the
range of ISO 100 to 1600.
- Fixed Range Auto: You can choose a range in which the
camera automatically adjusts the ISO sensitivity between ISO 100-400 or ISO
- Manual: Sensitivity is locked at the specified value: ISO
100, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600,
2000, or 3200.
You can set the White Balance to Auto (normal), Auto (warm lighting), Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent,
Cloudy, Flash, or Choose Color Temp. You can also choose Preset Manual and use a
neutral-colored object as a reference to set the white balance under unusual
Coolpix Picture Control: In the P, S, A, or M shooting
modes, you can change the picture settings as follows, plus adjust sharpness,
contrast, and saturation in detail:
- Standard Setting: Standard processing is applied for
- Neutral: Minimal processing is applied for natural
- Vivid: Images are enhanced for a vivid, photoprint
effect, with blue, red, and green colors emphasized.
- Monochrome: For shooting monochrome photographs in
black-and-white or sepia.
- Custom 1/Custom 2: You can save changes to the settings
in one of these two Custom positions.
Flash Modes: The Coolpix B700 has a pop-up flash with a range of
1'-8" to 19 feet (Wide angle) and 5' to 9'-10" (Telephoto). You can choose from the following flash modes:
- Auto: Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor
- Auto with Red-eye Reduction:
Pre-flash fires before main flash to reduce
- Fill Flash: Flash will fire whenever a picture is taken
- Slow Sync: Auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds
- Rear Curtain Sync: Fill flash fires just before the shutter
closes, creating a stream of light effect behind moving subjects
- Flash Off: Flash will not fire, even when lighting is poor
Play, Edit and Print Functions
Slide Show: You can play back images one-by-one in an
automated slide show. The interval between images can be set to 2 sec, 3 sec, 5
sec, or 10 sec. The slide show can repeat automatically for up to 30 minutes if you select "Loop" in
During playback, you can view multiple thumbnail images (4, 9, 16, or 72) at a time.
While these "contact sheets" are displayed, you can use the multi-selector to
highlight individual pictures. Highlighted pictures can be deleted, if desired.
Playback Zoom: During playback,
you can enlarge a still image up to 10x. Once the image is zoomed, you can use the
multi-selector to scroll around to non-visible portions of the image. You can
record a new picture of the cropped image by pressing the shutter button.
Rotate Image: Recorded pictures
can be rotated 90-degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise on the unit's LCD
Editing Picture: You can use the Coolpix B700 to edit recorded
pictures in-camera and store them as separate files. You can choose from the
following editing functions: You can add the following effects to your photos:
- Quick Retouch: You can enhance the contrast and
saturation by applying Quick Retouch.
- D-Lighting: D-Lighting can be used to brighten dark or backlit subjects. While playing back
an image, you can select the D-Lighting function, apply it, and save the
corrected image without harming the properly exposed areas of the image.
- Skin Softening: You can enhance the skin tones for up
to 12 faces in a photo.
- Filter Effects: Multiple digital effects can be applied
to images, including Soft Portrait, Selective Color, Cross Screen, Fisheye,
Miniature Effect, Painting, Vignette, Photo Illustration, and Portrait
(Color + B&W)
- Small Picture: You can create small copies of large
images for adding to websites or sending in emails. Copy sizes include: 640
x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120, 640 x 360 (for 16:9 images). Edited copies have a 1:8 compression ratio.
- Crop: You can enlarge the image or refine the
composition and create a copy containing only the portion visible in the
Protect: The camera allows you
to protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.
Multi-Language Menu: You can
choose from 33 different menu display languages including English,
Spanish or French.
Printing Pictures: You can print pictures stored in the
internal memory or on the memory card by connecting the camera to a
PictBridge-compatible printer (Direct Print). In the menu, you can select the
number of copies and paper size, and print images one at a time or select
multiple images for printing.
Power Requirements: The Coolpix B700 is powered by the
EN-EL23 rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (3.8 volts, 1850 mAh, 7.1 Wh). The battery will last
approximately 420 shots (still images) or 90 minutes (movies) on a full charge.
The battery charges in approximately 3 hours when using the EH-73P
Charging AC Adapter and the UC-E21 USB cable (both included).
Auto Off: When the camera is operated on battery power, the
Auto Off mode will automatically turn off the monitor to reduce the drain on the
batteries if no operations are performed for the length of time specified in the
Auto Off menu. The time limit for the Auto Off mode can be set to 30 seconds, 1
minute, 5 minutes or 30 minutes.
HDMI Micro Connector: The Coolpix B700 is equipped with an
HDMI Micro Connector (Type D) for connecting the camera to a TV. If you are
playing back 4K video from the camera, you must use a 4K-capable HDMI cable. No
HDMI cables are included with the camera.
Micro USB: The camera features a single
proprietary jack for connecting the supplied
USB cable to your computer. This output allows you to upload your photos to
your computer or to printer via USB, or to connect the camera to the EH-73P
Charging AC Adapter for charging the battery. The USB interface is USB 2.0 High