Nikon D500 Review

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  • $1,896.95 - July 2, 2017
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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 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.

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 is 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.

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.

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 less 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.

8.3 Total Score
Nikon D500

Nikon D500 is a capable enthusiast DSLRs on the market. It gives professional performance making it better suited for action and wildlife photography.

DESIGN
8
FEATURES
8
PERFORMANCE
9
IMAGE QUALITY
8
PROS
  • Superb image quality
  • Excellent high ISO performance
  • Sharp articulating touchscreen
  • Good AF point frame coverage
  • Fast continuous shooting speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth
CONS
  • No inbuilt in flash
  • Bulky for an APS-C camera
  • Quite expensive
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