The Nikon D500 is an enthusiast DSLR offering a lot of imaging capabilities with its pro-oriented rugged body. This entry level enthusiast camera comes with the superb 153-point AF system. It gives continuous shooting and produces 4k UHD video.
Performance of Nikon D500
Foregoing an optical low pass filter, Nikon D500 delivers very sharp images. This entry-level camera for enthusiasts has its focus on providing smooth tones and rich colors. It utilizes Nikon’s latest EXPEED 5 image processor. The Nikon D500 shoots images with little noise even when at high ISO speeds.
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Build and Design of Nikon D500
Improvements are noticeable on the body of Nikon D500. It comes with weather sealing just like the Nikon D810. To enhance durability, this DSLR for enthusiasts comes with no built-in pop-up flash. The top and back of the Nikon D500 are made of magnesium alloy. It is further reinforced with carbon fiber on the front.
If you need to use a flash on the Nikon D500, this camera works well with Nikon’s new radio frequency capable SB-5000 Speedlight flash. The Nikon D500 is the first Nikon model to have button illumination. You will get improved operations when in dark places.
The viewfinder of Nikon D500
The viewfinder on Nikon D500 has been increased from 0.94x of the Nikon 300 to 1.0x. If you prefer Live View, the Nikon D500 has a tilting 3.2-inch RGBW LCD touchscreen. This high-resolution screen with 2,359k dots is good when you are capturing 4k UHD videos. The Nikon D500 saves 4k frames as 8-megapixel JPEG Fine images. This DSLR camera for enthusiasts can record movies on internal memory and external recorders.
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Connectivity of Nikon D500
Nikon D500 gives you a lot of connectivity options. Its Bluetooth Low Energy connection will let you transfer images to any mobile device. It is an excellent feature for photographers-on-the-go. Password protect your connections, and you can also use remote control.
This enthusiast DSLR is compatible with Nikon’s WT-7A Wireless Transmitter. It works for wired or wireless file transmission to an FTP server or a computer.
Nikon D500 Images
This enthusiast DSLR comes with 20.9-megapixel CMOS sensor. It captures images with fewer noise thanks to its lack of an optical low-pass filter. Nikon D500 provides cleaner images which I impressive of an APS-C camera. With the all-new 180k-pixel RGB metering sensor, the Nikon D500 delivers right white balance.
Nikon D500 Specifications
|MSRP||$2000/ £1729 (body only), $3069 / £2479 (w/16-80mm lens)|
|Body type||Mid-size SLR|
|Max resolution||5568 x 3712|
|Other resolutions||4176 x 2784, 2784 x 1856|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||21 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||22 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)|
|ISO||ISO 100 – 51200 (expandable to 50 – 1640000)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||50|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||1640000|
|White balance presets||12|
|Custom white balance||Yes (5)|
|Uncompressed format||RAW + TIFF|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal, Basic|
|Optics & Focus|
|Number of focus points||153|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Viewfinder magnification||1× (0.67× 35mm equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||No|
|External flash||Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain|
|Continuous drive||10.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (2 or 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)|
|Resolutions||4K (UHD) 30p/25p/24p, 1080/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p, 720/60p/50p|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compliant) + XQD|
|USB||USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||Wi-Fi with low energy Bluetooth|
|Remote control||Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||1240|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)|
|Dimensions||147 x 115 x 81 mm (5.79 x 4.53 x 3.19″)|