Nikon D500 DX-Format Digital SLR (Body Only), Base
|Model Name||Nikon D500|
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- 20.9MP DX format CMOS sensor. Viewfinder: Eye level pentaprism single lens reflex viewfinder
- Expeed 5 image processor; Monitor size: 3.2 inches diagonal
- 3.2 inches 2,539k dot tilting touchscreen Lcd
- 4k UHD video recording at 30 fps
- Multi cam 20k 153 point AF system
- Native ISO 51200, extend to ISO 1640000
- 10 fps shooting for up to 200 frames
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|Continuous Shooting Speed||10 frames_per_second||8||5 frames_per_second||5 frames_per_second||6.5|
|Screen Size||3.2 inches||3.2 inches||3.2 inches||3 inches||3.2 inches|
|Focus Type||Auto||manual-and-auto||Auto Focus||automatic_only||Includes Manual Focus|
|ISO Range||51200 ISO||Auto, 100-51200||25600 ISO||Auto, 100-25600||Auto, 100-12800, expandable to 50-51200|
|Item Dimensions||5.80 x 4.60 x 3.20 inches||5.98 x 7.99 x 7.99 inches||5.50 x 3.20 x 4.50 inches||4.88 x 2.76 x 3.82 inches||5.55 x 3.07 x 4.45 inches|
|Item Weight||1.90 lbs||1.66 lbs||1.60 lbs||0.86 lbs||1.65 lbs|
|Max Resolution||20.9 megapixels||20.9 megapixels||24.2 megapixels||24.7 megapixels||24.3 megapixels|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||0 megapixels||20.9 megapixels||24.2 megapixels||24.2 megapixels||24.3 megapixels|
|Photo Sensor Size||APS-C||APS-C||APS-C||1-inch||Full Frame (35mm)|
|Style||Body Only||Body||w/ 18-55mm||w/18-55mm||Body Only|
|Video Capture Resolution||2160p||2160p||1080p||1080p||1080p|
|Wireless Communication Technology||BuiltIn; Wi-Fi with low energy Bluetooth||Wi-Fi||BuiltIn; 802.11b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.1 LE and NFC||Bluetooth||BuiltIn|
The Nikon D500 Digital SLR Camera Body is ready to go wherever your passion leads you, capturing everything with stunning clarity, speed and resolution. From busy, low-light cityscapes to thrilling wildlife scenes and fast action shots, the D500 is the ideal companion to your wanderlust. Marvel at the clarity of its cinematic 4K UHD video. Be amazed at its ruggedness and versatility. And, once you've captured your gorgeous photos, admire them on the D500's high resolution tilt touchscreen display and share them via the built-in SnapBridge (Wi-Fi + Bluetooth) capabilities. No matter what you shoot, you can be sure that the D500 will be up to the task, time and time again. Features: Your favorite travel companion - The sleek and beautiful D500 goes anywhere you go, bringing along stunning resolution and performance. Packing a lot of power into a smaller camera body thanks to its DX sensor means you can take advantage of the smaller and lighter DX lenses in the NIKKOR line, and when you're travelling, every ounce counts. The best part is, there's no need to sacrifice image quality to gain portability. The D500 strikes the perfect balance with its 20.9 megapixel CMOS sensor, and is ready to capture the exquisite details, colors, and textures this world has to offer. With the D500 at your side, whether you're hiking through the lush landscapes of New Zealand or on safari in Africa, it will be ready to go, effortless and unobtrusive. Unleash the full potential of the D500 - Like every Nikon DSLR, the D500 is best paired with legendary NIKKOR lenses which provide unequalled clarity and versatility. The NIKKOR legacy is unmatched--there's a reason over 95 million have been sold to date. Each lens offers a different view from which to capture your memories. Shooting landscapes or portraiture? The fast AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR could prove to be your best friend. Or, extend your range with the lightweight AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II, ideal for.
From the Manufacturer
Flagship Power, DX Agility.
Meet the new DX flagship, the Nikon D500. At first glance, it may seem unimposing, but contained within a streamlined camera body is a veritable powerhouse of processing power and technological advances. The D500 is ready to go wherever your passion leads you, capturing everything with stunning clarity, speed and resolution. From busy, low-light cityscapes to thrilling wildlife scenes and fast action shots, the D500 is the ideal companion to your wanderlust. Marvel at the clarity of its cinematic 4K UHD video. Be amazed at its ruggedness and versatility. And, once you've captured your gorgeous photos, admire them on the D500's high resolution tilt touchscreen display and share them via the built-in SnapBridge (Wi-Fi + Bluetooth) capabilities. No matter what you shoot, you can be sure that the D500 will be up to the task, time and time again.
Small, Yet Powerful
Your favorite travel companion
The sleek and beautiful D500 goes anywhere you go, bringing along stunning resolution and performance. Packing a lot of power into a smaller camera body thanks to its DX sensor means you can take advantage of the smaller and lighter DX lenses in the NIKKOR line, and when you're travelling, every ounce counts. The best part is, there's no need to sacrifice image quality to gain portability. The D500 strikes the perfect balance with its 20.9 megapixel CMOS sensor, and is ready to capture the exquisite details, colors, and textures this world has to offer. With the D500 at your side, whether you're hiking through the lush landscapes of New Zealand or on safari in Africa, it will be ready to go, effortless and unobtrusive.
The NIKKOR Legacy
Unleash the full potential of the D500
Like every Nikon DSLR, the D500 is best paired with legendary NIKKOR lenses which provide unequalled clarity and versatility. The NIKKOR legacy is unmatched--there's a reason over 95 million have been sold to date. Each lens offers a different view from which to capture your memories. Shooting landscapes or portraiture? The fast AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR could prove to be your best friend. Or, extend your range with the lightweight AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II, ideal for shooting sports, parades or distant architecture. No matter your choice, pairing the Nikon D500 with renowned NIKKOR lenses is a recipe for success.
A Peek Under the Hood
Bursting with new technology
The new D500 is a technical marvel, the fruit of Nikon's tireless strides towards producing the world's greatest cameras. To preserve life's most fleeting moments, you need a camera with incredible speed. The EXPEED 5 processor in the D500 opens up a world of possibilities, processing images fast enough to allow up to 10 frames per second so you don't miss a moment of the action. The new Multi-CAM 20K autofocus system provides 153 AF points including 99 cross type points, which together enable you to create images that match your vision. It is also the first Nikon DX camera to utilize the new XQD memory card technology, which provides faster read/write and transfer speeds to fully take advantage of the D500's speed. Not quite ready to upgrade to XQD? That's no problem, as the D500's dual memory card slots can accept SD media as well. Although compact in size, the D500 certainly packs a punch.
Not Afraid of the Dark
There's so much more to see
Not much light to go around? The D500 makes the most out of every bit of available light, giving you the flexibility to produce high quality images in dark environments. With a native ISO range of 100 - 51,200, expandable to Lo 1 and Hi 5 (50 - 1,640,000 equivalent), the versatile D500 is not intimidated by difficult low-light conditions, down to -4 EV. Rich details emerge from the shadows to produce unrivaled quality found only with Nikon cameras and lenses.
Laughs in the Face of Danger
As tough as you need it to be
They say that good things come in small packages, and the D500 is no exception. A powerful but smaller sibling of the D5, the D500 features the same durable, rugged build and ergonomics you've come to associate with Nikon DSLRs. Built with rugged magnesium alloy and carbon fiber materials, and featuring dust and water-drop resistance you'll have peace of mind even when shooting in extreme environments. The D500 also leverages a 3.2-inch 2,359k-dot tilting RGBW LCD touchscreen, making it easy to get the shot even from high or low angles.
Your images. The world. Connected.
Don't wait to show off your best shots
Now, sharing your amazing photos is easier than ever - the D500's SnapBridge functionality enables multiple built-in connectivity options. Liberated from the constraints of connecting wires, you can transfer your images to a compatible smart device from anywhere in the world using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to eliminate the barrier between your camera and smart device. As an added benefit, the D500's built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) capability makes it a breeze to connect the camera to your compatible smart device while the built-in Wi-Fi capability allows for faster wireless image transfer. For those looking for an even faster transfer solution, the D500 is also compatible with the optional WT-7A, enabling transmission of files to an FTP server or computer at speeds of up to 866.7 Mbps.
- EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
- MH-25A Battery Charger
- USB Cable Clip
- HDMI Cable Clip
- DK-17 Eyepiece
- UC-E22 USB Cable
- AN-DC17 Strap
- BF-1B Body Cap
- U.S. Warranty
- User's Manual
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Snapbridge is delayed on iOS. There is no false advertising. It was announced at the initial launch that a delay was happening for iOS. This is also Nikon's first DX flagship in almost a decade. A lot of folks who held on to the still relevant D300S have been asking for this and now we have it. Some people rather have a DX body for their type of shooting, if you're complaining that Nikon didn't release another (ANOTHER) FX body, the D500 is obviously not for you.
Speaking on the FX/DX debate, true, actual owners of the D500 should already know that the D500 really closed that difference gap. The overall imagery is great. The noise handling is surprisingly on-par with some FX bodies like the D750, and all the nerd tests from DPR show that in some settings, the D500 is beating the D5 in handling ISO and maintaining a clean, sharp image.
The D500 (for those not in the know) is aimed at sports and wildlife photographers, and it's impressive in that regard, but I found it equally impressive in FX-related photography like landscape (I shoot LE astrophotography), and portraits. The Auto AF Fine-Tune is invaluable, quick, and easy to use. The new tilt screen (it's a new version from the D750) is rigid and tough. The touchscreen is accurate, and intuitive. The inclusion of an XQD slot makes this wicked fast. I was able to clear the 200 shot buffer without any slowdown with the Lexar Pro x2933 at 14-bit RAW, and the photos finished loading the 200 shots to the card anywhere between 7 - 10 seconds. the OVF is 100% coverage and is bright. I was able to tack-sharp focus a star with just the viewfinder. Overall, the images are nice and sharp, BUT at times, they're not as sharp as a D7200 or my D7100. You can thank the 20mp sensor for that (compared to the 24mp sensor in the D7100/7200).
EDIT (8/20): Since somebody else had to exclaim that I was wrong about IQ differences between the 71/7200 (7100 mainly) and the D500 in their review, perhaps some clarifying is in order. Yes, the D500 performs in this department well at higher ISOs than the D7100. That doesn't mean that the D500 is the end-all winner. I've compared landscape dusk shots I've taken with my D7100 and then with the D500. I also have a 4k monitor, which is a pixel-peepers dream. As much as I hate pixel peeping, a number of the shots I've taken on the D7100 were overall better than the same shots I took with the D500. I guess I should say that at times and certain conditions, the D500 has better IQ but at other times, it's just not.... imo. In any case, I don't care too much about that because I work with the gear that I got and I hold onto said gear for as long as I can. I make sure my fundamentals are in order, I exercise what I learned The D7100 was an anomaly purchase because some of us have been waiting for a D300S replacement for years.. I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film. Fundamentals>Gear. Despite that, this whole image deal is really only an issue with people who obsessed with pixel peeping and doesn't embrace imperfections such as noise.
Overall, wildlife photos are still sharp and the photos are still good enough for decent sized prints. The 4k is detailed, and the 1080p recording is combo'd with Electronic VR, which works pretty decent.
My only two issues with this camera is the additional crop-factor you get when filming in 4K. It is doable, since it's pretty much the same crop as MFT sensors, but I prefer a wide lens for 4k filming. The other issue is battery. It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. Even with Airplane Mode on, the camera seems to suck battery life at a faster rate than my previous bodies. Also, for now, if you need an extra battery, you have to buy legit EN-EL15s because none of the 3rd party batteries work.
This is a GREAT camera. Well worth the wait. Go with what kind of photography you mostly shoot with and get the gear you think works best for you. Don't play trial and error with your money and then cry and needlessly give a good camera bad reviews.
A long time Nikon user, since 70s, currently using a D810, D600 and D7100 to be replaced by the new D500. I shoot Wildlife both in the wild and in the streets.
Now about this Camera. I will divide it to 3 parts. Image quality, Usability and software/wireless connectivity.
From the quick few days, I can tell you that It is better than D7100, I skipped the D7200 since the Rumor was that this was coming.
I tested the D500 against D7100 for ISO and general IQ performance. I would say If you are getting this camera to get improved IQ over D7100 or D7200 then you are not going to be that happy. You will not get $1000 better IQ from D500. This Camera is not about the IQ/sensor but it is all about usability, handling and build quality.
This Camera is a Handling beast. It is all about handling and usability not about ISO or IQ. With 10 FPS, Huge Buffer and an AF system that is much better than D810. If you had a D700/D800/D810 this camera is similar in layout and but Light years a head in ergonomics and Handling. I hold judgement on Build quality being better than D700/D800/D810.
It is lighter and feels like it is smaller than D810. All the changes are for the better. I thought the grip on D810 was great. But now, I know how much better it could have been. The Joystick is a joy to use and if you are a back button AF-on user then you will be in heaven. We get D5 class treatment here. The Joystick not only moves the AF point around and is much more comfortable to use but it also can activate the AF with a press just like the AF-on button. Why is that a good thing? Well because you can assign different AF mode to it. By assigning different AF mode to each button you can go back and forth between 2 different modes by just picking the button that activates the mode you want. So If you do Birds in flight and use Group AF or Auto Area AF using your AF-on button. But like to use single point AF when the birds land to get sharp eyes. All you have to do is to assign single point AF to the Joystick push button and use it. No more 2 handed Camera juggling with long lenses to change the AF mode. There is several improvements like this that has been added.
The Articulating display is another welcome addition. The relocation of the ISO button is great but it seems to me that they have removed the Easy ISO capability (ability to use one of the command wheels to change ISO quickly). Assuming that since now we can change ISO with one hand you don't need it but why remove it. It is a mystery to me perhaps above my pay grade. Fortunately they kept the Easy Exposure Comp capability.
The play back of images is so fast that you can take a burst of a 100 or so images and then play them back like a movie by holding the direction button. Silly to do but fun.
All in all, this is one hell of camera and great value at this price. As I said buy this camera only if you need the handling, usability and build quality.
since after all this is a crop sensor body and IQ will never be better than a full sensor body of the same era.
Now about the Software and Wireless. It is there and not very impressive ... enough said.
Snap-bridge is not available for iPhone, but fortunately we had an Android phone in the family to use to test it. Surprisingly it is stable and works. But the APP is lame and will do very little tethering functions. Otherwise if you are using your D500 to take a snap of your dinner and post it to the face book you are in luck. Other than that I am sure Nikon has plans but knowing their history with software I am sure it will be discontinued and replace by something else soon. eh...
Now an odd thing. The first 2 batteries drained quickly. I was expecting the first one since Nikon uses a builtin battery for internal clock and usually it gets it's charge from your battery the first time you use the camera. But this thing kept draining the batteries. So a bit of digging showed that all the wireless capabilities are on. WiFi, BT, NF etc. There is a Airplane mode but it is set to off by default. Why? Don't know. Perhaps again above my pay grade. I turned all that junk off and it seems all is well. But last time I thought all was well I ended up sending my D800 back to Nikon after 3 weeks of getting it. I am hopeful for both our's and Nikon's sake.
Hope this help some of you like me who were waiting for a D810 with Crop sensor for wildlife and sports shooting and were willing to pay the same price as a D810, as I was. We got all we wanted and then some for 1/3 less than what we were expecting to pay.
Nikon please bring back the Easy ISO... pretty please.
Good news, Bad news,
Good news the battery consumption issue is a none issue. The AF is wicked good, The buffer is limitless for all practical purposes. 60+ shots of large Raw+JPEGs high quality using Sony XQD G cards. We will be going broke buying hard drives. The AF and the buffer alone is worth the extra $1000 for anyone who needs them.
The bad news, I found out during the battery consumption testing that none of the after market batteries will work with this camera. Do not buy after market batteries with this camera. I tried 3 different brands of high quality batteries that I have been using with my D810/D600/D7100 and all had worked like a charm, but none of them works with D500 at all.
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Como dato debo decir que vengo de utilizar la D5500 de Nikon la cual pienso que es un camara excelente y con muy buenas prestaciones para ser una camara de entrada.
Como fotografo aficionado de conciertos, nocturnas (astrofoto) y retratos no tenia queja de mi camara anterior pero decidí hacer el cambio dado a que mi camara se rompió por un accidente y me encontre con la disyuntiva de comprar una D500 o la D750 que estan casi al mismo precio en el momento que compre la D500. Pues decidí irme por la DX porque me vendian la idea de un auto enfoque de 1ra asi como rafagas de fotos de 10fps con un buffer increible y ademas grabacion en 4K con factor de recorte de 1.5x, ademas de un sensor de ultima generación.
Detalles de la experiencia:
-Solo despues de abrir la caja me di cuenta de la calidad del materia de construccion. el cuerpo hecho de aleacion de magnesio te da la impresion de tener un tanque entre las manos, la sensacion de calidad tanto en los botones, el acabado y en si en toda la interfaz física es de primer nivel. Los botones iluminados se agradecen enormemente para situaciones de nocturanas. El visor de pentaprisma es genial, enorme y cubre el 100%, lo que ves en el visor es lo que sale en la foto( contrario a mi anterior camara). Definitivamente se siente mas pesada pero no es ningun problema.
-Tiene muchos botones configurables y el Joystick es una maravilla. Al principio pense que no lo utilizaria ya que estaba acostumbrado a usar el dial del punto de enfoque pero con el tiempo el Joystick se me ha vuelto indispensable y mas en situaciones como conciertos o eventos donde tengo que componer la fotografia rapidamente.
-Sistema de AF: Este es un apartado super importante y lo que hace que la camara gane puntos enteros en la calificacion final. El enfoque en Servo Unico es excelente. retratos, paisajes , naturaleza etc no tiene falla pero donde quiero destacar es en el enfoque Servo Continuo, es increible la capacidad de la camara en situaciones de poca luz. He probado el AF-C en conciertos y del 100% de disparos en rafaga al artista puedo decir que el 99% de las tomas sale enfocada por no decir que el 100%, he tomado fotos a aves en pleno vuelo y las rafagas de fotos salen 100% enfocadas. Hay que destacar que la camara tiene opcion de AJUSTE FINO PARA LENTES. Tu instalas un lente X y la camara hace un test al lente y calibra el FRONT o el BACK FOCUS que pueda tener para asegurar el exito de el enfoque.
-Enfoque en video: aqui es donde adolece la camara, el sistema de seguimiento de enfoque durante video no es destacable pero la calidad de 4K es genial considerando que hay un factor de recorte de 1.5 al tomar video l oque se traduce en que el sensor no se utiliza al 100% de su tamaño y solo se ocupa un porcentaje de el pero con esto se asegura una mayor nitidez en el video. cuando se cambia la resolucion del video a 1080 el sensor pasa a utilizarse al 100%.
-ISO: he hecho pruebas en conciertos y se puede utilizar un iso maximo de 6400 con calidad aceptable, el grano de ruido ya aparece a estas instancias pero en ISO 5,000 tienes fotos de alta calidad y es controlable en lightroom muy facilmente. con un iso de 3200 el grano es imperceptible a 1600 es una foto muy nitida. Es de destacar que esta camara tiene un iso extendido de ISO 50 ! combinado con el obturador que ahora alcanza una velocidad de 1/8000 practicamente puedes hacer fotos sin filtros ND ! o aprovechar al maximo el rango dinamico a iso 50 para paisajes.
-La Calidad de imagen es correcta pero si se agradecerian una mayor resolucion ya que esta camara cuenta con 20mp. tal vez si quieres dedicarte al 100% a hacer fotos de retrato si recomendaria tener una camara con una mayor resolución para tener detalles de los rostros etc... pero tambien es importante la óptica. La camara sube a otro nivel cuando la combinas con lentes SIGMA ART, o con un 35mm de nikon ni se diga si le instalas lentes de nanocristal (cosa que no tengo).
Por ultimo quiero decir que recomiendo altamente la camara y estoy muy contento con la adquisición , son camaras muy caras pero que funcionan y te dan ese servicio que esperas de una camara de alto nivel. Es una camara que se siente profesional. De aqui en adelante solo me queda seguir mejorando como fotógrafo para aprovechar al 100% las capacidades que me ofrece el equipo.
I played this camera with 50 mm most of the time, the picture quality is exceptional with the crazy auto focus ability you won't miss anything, and it has 153 point auto focus with 99 cross type which spreads across the censor so the ability to compose is so good, and the dynamic range is great for an APS-C body, I played with raw file, and recovering shadows and highlight is extremely good.
Great low light performance, even at higher ISO ( 12800 ) the image looks great I mean there are noises but its negligible ( for an APS-C ), beyond that range more noises. I wouldn't go beyond 12800, although it would go up to 51,200.
This is a pro body and you need a fast lens to get most out of this. My wishlist are Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 , Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 and Nikkor 200-500mm f5.6 ( this is the holy trinity glasses for this body ) and you are all set for any type of situation.
Wifi & Bluetooth is tied up with Nikon's Snapbridge app and right now its working ok, but the transferring rate from camera to mobile is slow. I think the upcoming version will get improved.
This has FULL HD & 4K video shooting capability which I haven't used much but any way its there and the quality look great too. with my limited experiment if you are going to take lot of videos then this camera may not be a good choice as the focus speed in live view is terrible, but for still this is extremely good ( one of the best ) just pick this, you won't regret it.
I am extremely happy with this camera and would happily recommend this to any one any day. However this body would be overkill for a normal usage, If you are pro or amateur who interested in sports and wild life photography ( although this is good for anything ) than this the no brainer, just buy one.
Thanks to the seller DAFFODIL-ELECTRONICS, great response and timely delivery.
Otherwise there is no scope in D500 for any negative point. Its a overall fantastic camera.
The bag quality is awesome. Its been a week started using the camera and have tried all maximum extent and working absolutely fine.
It was delivered in just one day as promised.
Over all and excellent price for an awesome product.