I recently made the decision to invest in a Nikon Coolpix B500 Digital Camera. I am very satisfied with my Sony DSLR and Moto X Pure Edition Camera Phone. The majority of all my blog photos and social media posts have been taken using my Moto X Pure Edition 21 Megapixel Camera. I stopped toting around my Sony because it became an additional task when attending events. The camera bag and additional lens made it a heavy load in addition to my purse or anything else I had on hand.
My camera phone is great taking pictures that are up close but, when I would zoom in to take a photo at a distance it would become pixelated and lose quality. I started to look at digital cameras that would suit my needs and the Nikon Coolpix B500 was a perfect fit. I also got a 16 GB SanDisk Pixtor High Performance SDHC Memory Card to store my photos and videos. That size was fine with me because I plan to move my photos and videos frequently onto my terabyte Hard Drive.
What Caught My Eye: Oh… First and foremost it was available in Plum! You know anything in the purple family is a plus in my book. I love when my tech is stylish and fits into my brand seamlessly. It’s also very lightweight. Secondly it’s Wi-Fi Capable and will connect with your smart device. It will work with Android, iPhone, iPad & iPod devices. It uses Bluetooth low energy technology and has a dedicated app. Snap Bridge is my new BFF! Its user friendly and I mastered it within a few minutes.
Snap Bridge was downloaded from the Android App on Google Play. Once it downloaded I immediately paired my Nikon Coolpix B500 with my Moto X Pure Edition. The photos you take will automatically be transferred to your smart device as they are taken. I have it set to only download photos when I am in a Wi-Fi setting. You also have the option of cloud storage services through the app which will invite access across all your devices. This allows you to share whenever and wherever you want to.
Blogging is a passion for me and also a business. I just worked on a sponsored campaign and decided to test out my new Nikon Coolpix B500 and the pictures came out AMAZING! It comes with 16 Megapixels, wide 40X Optical Zoom Nikkor, Full HD Movie and a 7.5 cm/ 3-1in. VGA Tilt LCD Screen. The package includes your digital camera, strap, (4) AA alkaline batteries, USB cable, User’s Manual and Warranty. I also purchased it while it was on SALE (-$40.00) at Best Buy so I saved some coins. It retails for $299.99.
Overall, I am excited to be able to be out and about and take great photos and have them sync directly to my smart phone allowing me to share directly on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. I like that I will have the opportunity to zoom in when necessary and still have a great quality photo to share. You get a variety of shooting functions to fit your desired mode and lighting conditions. Snap Bridge also has a remote photography function allowing you to use your phone to release the camera shutter. SCORE!
Tip: You can also purchase Memory Cards for your digital camera with Wi-Fi capabilities which will allow you to wirelessly and automatically upload digital photos to your smart devices. I needed to downsize my camera so I decided to get the Nikon Coolpix B500 or that would have been my next option. I don’t even really need my USB cable unless I want to hook up to the laptop or TV via HDMI. My Instagram Feed is about to get an upgrade.