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Nikon D500 Review

Nikon D500 Review

Nikon D500 Specifications

Price
MSRP$2000/ £1729 (body only), $3069 / £2479 (w/16-80mm lens)
Body type
Body typeMid-size SLR
Sensor
Max resolution5568 x 3712
Other resolutions4176 x 2784, 2784 x 1856
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels21 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors22 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorExpeed 5
Image
ISOISO 100 – 51200 (expandable to 50 – 1640000)
Boosted ISO (minimum)50
Boosted ISO (maximum)1640000
White balance presets12
Custom white balanceYes (5)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW + TIFF
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal, Basic
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampNo
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points153
Lens mountNikon F
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3.2
Screen dots2,359,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification1× (0.67× 35mm equiv.)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Flash X sync speed1/250 sec
Continuous drive10.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Spot
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 BracketingYes (2 or 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)
Videography features
Resolutions4K (UHD) 30p/25p/24p, 1080/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p, 720/60p/50p
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compliant) + XQD
Storage includedNone
Connectivity
USBUSB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMIYes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notesWi-Fi with low energy Bluetooth
Remote controlYes (Optional, wired or wireless )
Physical
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)1240
Weight (inc. batteries)860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)
Dimensions147 x 115 x 81 mm (5.79 x 4.53 x 3.19)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSOptional
GPS notesGP-1

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