Nikon D500 prices and specs
The Nikon D500 was produced on Feb 2016. For now the cheapest price for the device is $1,996.95.
The Nikon D500 belongs to the category of DSLR (Digital Single Reflex) cameras what means that the device takes photos of better quality and has a variety of available lenses to fit any situations.
The D500 can shoot images at 21 megapixels max resolution. But if you want to get better photo quality the more important thing is a sensor size. This camera has a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sensor that will allow the photographer to produce high quality images and still the camera has not very big dimensions and weight. And if you want to shoot images of the best quality check Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II.
The Nikon D500 has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec. This shutter speed is above average for cameras and is very good for shooting fast moving subjects. The Nikon D500 has tilting LCD that will let the photographer to shoot high quality selfies. The Nikon D500 can shoot amazing 4K resolution videos. 4K has the only one disadvantage - it takes much memory.
The Nikon D500 is an interchangeable and has Nikon F lens mount. If the event demands special photography conditions, the camera owner can switch lens to a more suitable to capture the best quality pictures.
Also this model has Wi-Fi which means that you can share captured shots online on the go for example. The Nikon D500 battery life will be enough to take up to 1240 images.
Screen & Viewfinder
Lens & Focus
Physical & Battery
Image ratio w:h
Sensor photo detectors
Boosted ISO (minimum)
Boosted ISO (maximum)
White balance presets
Custom white balance
JPEG quality levels
Minimum shutter speed
Maximum shutter speed
Manual exposure mode
Subject / scene modes
Number of focus points
Focal length multiplier
Weight (inc. batteries)
Battery Life (CIPA)
- Feb 2016
- Mid-size SLR
- 21 megapixels
- 5568 x 3712
- APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
- Expeed 5
- 4176 x 2784, 2784 x 1856
- 22 megapixels
- ISO 100 - 51200 (expandable to 50 - 1640000)
- Yes (5)
- RAW + TIFF
- Fine, Normal, Basic
- 30 sec
- 1/8000 sec
- Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
- Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
- 10.0 fps
- Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
- ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
- (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
- Yes (2 or 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)
- TFT LCD
- Optical (pentaprism)
- 4K (UHD) 30p/25p/24p, 1080/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p, 720/60p/50p
- MPEG-4, H.264
- Contrast Detect (sensor)
- Phase Detect
- Selective single-point
- Face Detection
- Live View
- Nikon F
- 860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)
- 147 x 115 x 81 mm (5.79 x 4.53 x 3.19″)
- Battery Pack
- Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
- SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compliant) + XQD
- USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
- Yes (mini-HDMI)
- Wi-Fi with low energy Bluetooth
- Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
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Rating 8.33 from 10
- Richard Butler, 2017-02-04
The Nikon D500 is a 21MP APS-C DSLR capable of shooting at up to 10 frames per second and featuring an autofocus system derived from the one in the D5. In other words, it’s exactly the kind of high-end DX format body that appeared to have become extinct with the D300S.Read more
- Amy Davies, 2017-02-02
There’s a huge amount to love about the Nikon D500. Those who've been waiting so long for a D300S replacement should be thrilled by the fantastic camera Nikon has produced.Read more
- Angela Nicholson, 2017-02-02
At last Nikon has a professional-level APS-C-format camera to replace the D300S and compete with the Canon 7D Mk II. And it's a real contender, with an impressive AF system and great low-light credentials that enable it to produce high-quality pictures in a wide range of conditions.Read more