'I could not believe the quality!' Amazon shoppers swear by this Nikon digital camera—and it's on sale for $73 off

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Sure, we all have a great camera in our pocket right now, so why invest in something specifically made for taking photos?

But here’s the thing: While it’s convenient to take photos with your smartphone camera, there’s nothing like the image quality and portability of a premium point-and-shoot, like the Nikon COOLPIX B500 digital camera — which is on sale for $227, or $73 off its list price on Amazon. That’s nearly 25 percent off!

Usually retailing for a cool $300, the Nikon COOLPIX B500 features a sharp and stable NIKKOR f/3.0 6.5 millimeter ED Lens with up to 80x zoom settings (40x optical zoom and 80x digital zoom) to capture the best photos while traveling. This handheld also includes a 16-megapixel sensor for high resolution and sharp detail. 

And thanks to its wide LCD touchscreen viewfinder and easy-to-use navigation controls, this camera is a good halfway point between the portability of a smartphone shooter and the high image quality of a DSLR. It also shoots Full HD video on-the-go!

This handy point-and-shoot is even WiFi and Bluetooth enabled, so you can instantly share your high-quality photo and videos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Here’s what Amazon shoppers had to say about the Nikon COOLPIX B500 (this point-and-shoot has a 4.2 out of 5 star rating with more than 400 reviews).

“Frigging love this cam,” one happy shopper shared. “I'm no expert or hobby photographer but this cam is easy to use perfect for taking the photos/videos at events and/or family occasions. For THIS price I can't complain, I'm happy with it and its user-friendliness.”

Another delighted shopper added, “Great camera. Granddaughter took a picture of the moon and it looks like it is through a telescope. I could not believe the quality!”

Shop it: Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (black), $227 (was $300), amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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