Do you want to know what's better Nikon D500 or Fujifilm X-T20? SpecsPRO has compared Nikon D500 vs Fujifilm X-T20: weight, battery, sensor, resolution, ISO, dynamic range and other important specifications.

Nikon D500 vs Fujifilm X-T20

  • Main

  • Model

  • Price

  • Advantages

  • launch

  • Announced

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

  • Max resolution

  • Sensor size

  • Sensor type

  • Processor

  • Image ratio w:h

  • Other resolutions

  • Sensor photo detectors

  • Image

  • ISO

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

  • White balance presets

  • Custom white balance

  • Image stabilization

  • Uncompressed format

  • JPEG quality levels

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

  • Maximum shutter speed

  • Aperture priority

  • Shutter priority

  • Manual exposure mode

  • Subject / scene modes

  • Built-in flash

  • External flash

  • Flash modes

  • Continuous drive

  • Self-timer

  • Metering modes

  • Exposure compensation

  • AE Bracketing

  • WB Bracketing

  • Maximum shutter speed (electronic)

  • Flash range

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

  • Screen size

  • Screen dots

  • Touch screen

  • Screen type

  • Live view

  • Viewfinder type

  • Viewfinder coverage

  • Viewfinder magnification

  • Viewfinder resolution

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

  • File Format

  • Microphone

  • Speaker

  • Optics & Focus

  • Autofocus

  • Digital zoom

  • Manual focus

  • Number of focus points

  • Lens mount

  • Focal length multiplier

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

  • Dimensions

  • Environmentally sealed

  • Battery

  • Battery details

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

  • Storage

  • Storage types

  • Storage included

  • Connectivity

  • USB

  • HDMI

  • Microphone port

  • Headphone port

  • Wireless

  • Wireless notes

  • Remote control

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

  • Timelapse recording

  • GPS

  • GPS notes

  • Samples

  • Videos

  • Main

  • Model

    Nikon D500

  • Price

    $1,899.95

  • Advantages

  • PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Maximum shutter speed: 1/8000 sec

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Continuous drive: 10.0 fps

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Screen size: 3.2

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Screen dots: 2,359,000

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Viewfinder type: Optical (pentaprism)

    PHYSICAL Battery Life (CIPA): 1240

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Fujifilm X-T20
  • Main

  • Model

    Fujifilm X-T20

  • Price

    $999.00

  • Advantages

  • SENSOR Effective pixels: 24 megapixels

    SENSOR Max resolution: 6000 x 4000

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Built-in flash: Yes

    OPTICS & FOCUS Number of focus points: 325

    PHYSICAL Weight (inc. batteries): 383 g (0.84 lb / 13.51 oz)

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  • launch

  • Announced

    Feb 2016

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

    Mid-size SLR

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

    21 megapixels

  • Max resolution

    5568 x 3712

  • Sensor size

    APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)

  • Sensor type

    CMOS

  • Processor

    Expeed 5

  • Image ratio w:h

    3:2

  • Other resolutions

    4176 x 2784, 2784 x 1856

  • Sensor photo detectors

    22 megapixels

  • Image

  • 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)

  • Image stabilization

    No

  • Uncompressed format

    RAW + TIFF

  • JPEG quality levels

    Fine, Normal, Basic

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

    30 sec

  • Maximum shutter speed

    1/8000 sec

  • Aperture priority

    Yes

  • Shutter priority

    Yes

  • Manual exposure mode

    Yes

  • Subject / scene modes

    No

  • Built-in flash

    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)

  • 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 Bracketing

    Yes (2 or 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)

  • Maximum shutter speed (electronic)

  • Flash range

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

    Tilting

  • Screen size

    3.2

  • Screen dots

    2,359,000

  • Touch screen

    Yes

  • Screen type

    TFT LCD

  • Live view

    Yes

  • Viewfinder type

    Optical (pentaprism)

  • Viewfinder coverage

    100%

  • Viewfinder magnification

    1×

  • Viewfinder resolution

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

    4K (UHD) 30p/25p/24p, 1080/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p, 720/60p/50p

  • File Format

    MPEG-4, H.264

  • Microphone

    Stereo

  • Speaker

    Mono

  • Optics & Focus

  • Autofocus

    • Contrast Detect (sensor)
    • Phase Detect
    • Multi-area
    • Selective single-point
    • Tracking
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Face Detection
    • Live View

  • Digital zoom

    No

  • Manual focus

    Yes

  • Number of focus points

    153

  • Lens mount

    Nikon F

  • Focal length multiplier

    1.5×

  • Physical

  • 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)

  • Environmentally sealed

    Yes

  • Battery

    Battery Pack

  • Battery details

    Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

    1240

  • Storage

  • Storage types

    SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compliant) + XQD

  • Storage included

    None

  • Connectivity

  • USB

    USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)

  • HDMI

    Yes (mini-HDMI)

  • Microphone port

    Yes

  • Headphone port

    Yes

  • Wireless

    Built-In

  • Wireless notes

    Wi-Fi with low energy Bluetooth

  • Remote control

    Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

    Yes

  • Timelapse recording

    Yes

  • GPS

    Optional

  • GPS notes

    GP-1

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  • launch

  • Announced

    Jan 2017

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

    SLR-style mirrorless

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

    24 megapixels

  • Max resolution

    6000 x 4000

  • Sensor size

    APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)

  • Sensor type

    CMOS

  • Processor

    X-Processor Pro2

  • Image ratio w:h

    1:1, 3:2, 16:9

  • Other resolutions

  • Sensor photo detectors

  • Image

  • ISO

    Auto, 200-12800 (expands to 100-51200)

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

    100

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

    51200

  • White balance presets

    7

  • Custom white balance

    Yes

  • Image stabilization

    No

  • Uncompressed format

    RAW

  • JPEG quality levels

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

    30 sec

  • Maximum shutter speed

    1/4000 sec

  • Aperture priority

    Yes

  • Shutter priority

    Yes

  • Manual exposure mode

    Yes

  • Subject / scene modes

  • Built-in flash

    Yes

  • External flash

    Yes (via hot shoe or wireless)

  • Flash modes

    Auto, forced flash, slow synchro, flash off, rear-curtain synchro, commander

  • Continuous drive

    8.0 fps

  • Self-timer

    Yes (10sec. / 2sec. Delay)

  • Metering modes

    • Multi
    • Center-weighted
    • Average
    • Spot

  • Exposure compensation

    ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)

  • AE Bracketing

    (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)

  • WB Bracketing

    Yes (+/- 1 to +/- 3)

  • Maximum shutter speed (electronic)

    1/32000 sec

  • Flash range

    5.00 m (ISO 100)

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

    Tilting

  • Screen size

    3

  • Screen dots

    920,000

  • Touch screen

    Yes

  • Screen type

    TFT LCD (RGBW)

  • Live view

    Yes

  • Viewfinder type

    Electronic

  • Viewfinder coverage

    100%

  • Viewfinder magnification

    0.62×

  • Viewfinder resolution

    2,360,000

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

    3840 x 2160 (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)

  • File Format

    MPEG-4, H.264

  • Microphone

    Stereo

  • Speaker

    Mono

  • Optics & Focus

  • Autofocus

    • Contrast Detect (sensor)
    • Phase Detect
    • Multi-area
    • Center
    • Selective single-point
    • Tracking
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Touch
    • Face Detection
    • Live View

  • Digital zoom

  • Manual focus

    Yes

  • Number of focus points

    325

  • Lens mount

    Fujifilm X

  • Focal length multiplier

    1.5×

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

    383 g (0.84 lb / 13.51 oz)

  • Dimensions

    118 x 83 x 41 mm (4.65 x 3.27 x 1.61)

  • Environmentally sealed

    No

  • Battery

    Battery Pack

  • Battery details

    NP-W126s lithium-ion battery

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

    350

  • Storage

  • Storage types

    SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-II compatible)

  • Storage included

  • Connectivity

  • USB

    USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)

  • HDMI

    Yes (HDMI Micro (Type D))

  • Microphone port

    Yes

  • Headphone port

    No

  • Wireless

    Built-In

  • Wireless notes

    802.11b/g/n

  • Remote control

    Yes (via smartphone, cable release)

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

    Yes

  • Timelapse recording

    Yes (Setting: Interval, Number of shots, Starting time)

  • GPS

    Optional

  • GPS notes

    via smartphone

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  • Summary

    The Fujifilm X-T20 highest resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels (24 megapixels) is better than the D500 maximum resolution of 5568 x 3712 pixels (21 megapixels). The Fujifilm X-T20 provides more focus points than the D500: 325 vs 153. More focus points means more convenience while attempting to focus on objects that are not centred.

    The D500 screen is better as it has more screen dots 2,359,000 in compare to 920,000 dots of the Fujifilm X-T20 screen. The higher dot count screen is better for reviewing pictures on your camera. The Nikon D500 offers better fastest shutter speed - 1/8000 second.

    The Fujifilm X-T20 has built-in flash. The D500 battery life is better than the Fujifilm X-T20 battery life. According to CIPA standards the photographer will be able to make 1240 shots with the D500 and only 350 with the X-T20. The X-T20 weighs 383g which is 477g lighter than the weight of the Nikon D500.

    The Nikon D500 has 6 advantages and the Fujifilm X-T20 only 5 so the D500 is the best choice. Check the lowest price on Amazon.