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Nikon D500
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$3,999 D500+16-80mm VR Kit

Nikon D500


8.5/10
Overall rating 8.5/10
Winner

The Nikon D500 is the long awaited successor to Nikon D300s, and is an 20.9MP APS-C camera with 4K and 153 focus points.

Performance:
9
Design:
8
Features:
8.5
User-Friendliness:
8
Value:
8
THE GOOD
Professional build quality
Fast operation with the touchscreen
Very good AF performance
Supports 4K UHD video recording
Good high ISO performance
High battery capacity
THE BAD
No pop-up flash
Quite big for an APS-C camera
No touchscreen support for menu operation

Product Specification

Effective pixels 20.9 Megapixels
Sensor CMOS sensor (Nikon DX format)
Focal Length Multiplier Approx. 1.5x
ISO rating 100 to 51,200 (expandable to ISO 50 to ISO 1,640,000)
Shutter speed 1/8000 to 30s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, bulb, X250
Auto Focus Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 153 focus points (99 cross-type with 15 that support f/8)
Exposure Control Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Metering
  • TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels
  • Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Recording Formats
  • MOV (using H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding)
  • 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD): 30p, 25p, 24p; 1920 x 1080: 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p; 1280 x 720: 60p, 50p
Display 3.2-inch, 2359k-dots, tilting TFT LCD with touch, 170° viewing angle, 100% frame coverage, and manual monitor brightness control
Storage type XQD, SD, SDHC (UHS-II compliant), SDXC (UHS-II compliant)
Connectivity
  • Wireless 802.11b/g Wi-Fi supported
  • USB 3.0 Micro-B connector
  • Type-C HDMI connector
  • Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
  • Ten-pin remote terminal
Battery Li-ion EN-EL15 battery (allows for 1,240 shots or approx. 50 min. of video)
Dimensions 147 x 115 x 81mm
Weight 760g (body only)