Nikon D500 DX-Format Digital SLR – Overview, Tech Specs, Ratings & Reviews

Nikon D500 DX-Format Digital SLR – Overview, Tech Specs, Ratings & Reviews
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Brand Nikon
Model D500
Part 1560
Color Black
Package Type Body with Lens Kit
Image Sensor CMOS
Image Sensor Size 23.5 mm x 15.7 mm
Gross Pixels 21.56 MP
Effective Pixels 20.90 MP
Image Processor EXPEED 5
White Balance Auto (3 types)Choose color temperature (2500K - 10000K)CloudyDirect SunlightFlashFluorescent (7 types)IncandescentPreset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view) White Balance Bracketing: 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV
Viewfinder Type Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder
Coverage DX (24 x 16): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical (Approx.)1.3X (18 x 12): 98% Horizontal and 98% Vertical (Approx.)
Magnification 1.0X (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1) (Approx.)
Eyepoint 16 mm (-1.0 m-1)
Dioptric Adjustment -2.0 to +1.0m-1
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II with AF Area Brackets (grid lines can be displayed)
Mirror Quick-return type
Viewfinder Information Mirror Lock Up: Yes
LCD 3.2" 2359K
Brightness Adjustment 5 levels
Focus Type Auto / Manual
Focusing Modes Continuous-servo (AF-C)Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie onlyFull-time Servo (AF-F) available in Live View onlyManual (M) with electronic rangefinderNormal areaSingle-servo AF (AF-S)Wide area
AF Points Maximum Autofocus Areas / Points: 153
Focus Lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector
Exposure Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Metering System TTL exposure metering using approximately 180K (180,000) pixels RGB sensor
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 - 51,200Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 EV (ISO 1,640,000 equivalent) above ISO 51,200; auto ISO sensitivity control available
AE Lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Shutter Type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutterElectronic front-curtain shutter available in mirror up release mode
Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, Bulb, Time, X250
Self-timer 2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 sec.Timer duration electronically controlled
Flash Mode Auto FP High-Speed Sync supportedFront-curtain sync (normal)Rear-curtain syncRed-Eye reductionRed-Eye reduction with slow syncSlow rear-curtain syncSlow sync
Flash Control TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center- weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash Exposure Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Continuous Shooting Speed 10 frames per second
Shooting Modes DX-formatCH: Up to 10 frames per secondCL: Up to 1 - 9 frames per secondQuiet Continuous Mode: Up to 3 frames per second
Live View Function Shooting: Photography Live View ModeMovie Live View Mode Lens servo: Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)Manual focus (MF) AF-area mode: Face-priority AFWide-area AFNormal-area AFSubject-tracking AF Autofocus: Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Playback Auto Image RotationFull-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)GPS data displayHighlightsImage RatingImage RotationImage SlideshowIPTC information embedding and displayMovie PlaybackMovie SlideshowPhoto InformationPlayback with Zoom
Image Type JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) CompressionNEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG FormatsNEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression)TIFF (RGB)
Recording Media SD / SDHC / SDXC Card / XQD Type Memory
Movie Format MOV
Movie Recording 4K/UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps4K/UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps4K/UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fpsFull HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fpsFull HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fpsFull HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fpsFull HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fpsFull HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fpsHD 1,280x720 / 60 fpsHD 1,280x720 / 50 fpsActual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectivelyHigh quality available at all frame sizes, normal quality available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160
Max. Recording Resolution 1280 x 720
Compatible Lenses AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses, AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only).Electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports 15 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, of which 9 points are available for selection).IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used.
Lens Mount Nikon F Bayonet Mount
Lens Spec 16 - 80 mm VR Lens Kit
USB USB 3.0 Micro-B connector
HDMI Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Built in Wifi Yes
Mic Stereo
Battery EN-EL15 Lithium-ion BatteryOptional MB-D17 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL18a or EN-EL18 Li-ion battery (available separately), one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15 Li-ion battery, or eight AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries. A BL-5 battery-chamber cover is required when using EN-EL18a or EN-EL18 batteries.
Battery Life 1240 shots (CIPA)

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