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Aimed at passionate and serious enthusiasts, the Nikon D500 offers many of the professional features that exist in the D5, Nikon's flagship FX-format model, into a compact, lightweight DX-format body. The D500 incorporates a powerful 153-point AF system to keep the pace of moving subjects, a 20.9-megapixel CMOS sensor for stunning resolution and a brand-new EXPEED 5 image processor to allow up to 10fps so that you never miss a moment of the action. It also offers a wide sensitivity range from ISO 100-51,200 (exp. 1,640,00) and is the first Nikon DX camera to utilise SnapBridge support and the new XQD memory card technology, which provides faster read/write and transfer speeds to take full advantage of its capabilities, such as 4K UHD in-camera video recording and timelapse. More
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The D500's Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module offers a dense configuration of 153 focus points (99 cross sensors) that covers an extremely wide portion of the image area, meaning that even fast-moving subjects can be acquired precisely. AF capability is extended down to -4 EV* with the central point and -3 EV* with all other points, making AF usable even in extremely low light or when shooting low-contrast subjects. A newly employed AF engine and 180K-pixel RGB sensor also contribute to achieving exceptional AF performance in a variety of scenes. *ISO 100, 20°C/68°F.
The D500 delivers high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 10 fps*1 for up to 200 shots in JPEG and in 14-bit lossless compressed RAW, without any drop in shooting speed. Even moving subjects can be tracked accurately across a wide field of view at this rapid rate, taking advantage of the camera's stable viewfinder image and a widest-ever diagonal viewing angle*2 of approx. 30.8°.
*1Approximate frame rates for a fully charged EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, using continuous-servo AF, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, and with other settings at default values.
*2*As of January 6, 2016, among D-SLR cameras using an APS-C size image sensor. Based on Nikon research.
Nikon's DX-format D500 provides an angle of view equivalent to that of a lens with an approx. 1.5x longer focal length*1. This permits telephoto shooting using smaller, lighter lenses with a shorter focal length, while taking advantage of performance that rivals the D5 FX-format flagship model. The camera's agility is also enhanced by the kit lens, AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR, the lightweight 5x normal zoom lens, which weighs only approx. 1340 g/2 lb 15.3 oz*2 when attached to the D500.
*2Including battery, XQD memory card and lens.
The D500 can record 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)/30p/25p/24p as well as 1080/60p video for up to 29 min. 59 s*1, with simultaneous output via HDMI available. It is also possible to generate 4K UHD time-lapse movies within the camera. In Full HD or HD mode, the D500's electronic Vibration Reduction function*2 reduces the effects of camera shake in the horizontal, vertical and rotational directions during hand-held movie recording, while Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows to capture footage with natural brightness.
*1Recorded in separate files.
*2Image area will be slightly smaller in DX-based movie format.
The D500's new EXPEED 5 image-processing engine, as used in the D5, delivers standard ISO sensitivity from 100 to 51200, expandable down to Lo 1 (ISO 50 equivalent) and up to Hi 5 (ISO 1640000 equivalent). It can capture exceptionally high-definition images, while effectively reducing noise even at high ISO settings. The new 180K-pixel RGB sensor (approx. 180,000 pixels) further improves the performance of the camera's Advanced Scene Recognition System, and its flicker reduction for still images reduces exposure variations even under flickering light sources.
The D500's touch-panel monitor enables a variety of functions, including instant switching of images using the frame advance bar and text input — shared with the D5 — as well as touch AF and touch shutter (in still shooting). The tilting monitor with 3-axis hinge structure allows you to shoot from more flexible angles for stills and movies. And its large 8-cm/3.2-in. screen with significantly enhanced 2359k-dot resolution lets you confirm focus in amazingly precise detail.
The D500 can be constantly connected to a smart device* with the SnapBridge application installed (to be available as a free download), via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. This enables a variety of features: you can automatically transfer images taken with the D500 to your smart device, as well as upload them automatically to NIKON IMAGE SPACE. You can also use the smart device to browse images stored in the camera, as well as embed images with its location and date/time information. SnapBridge dramatically enhances the value and convenience of images taken with the D500.
*Smartphones and tablet computers with iOS or Android™.
Nikon's WT-7/A/B/C Wireless Transmitter is aimed at professionals who need to transfer images more quickly than they can with built-in wireless LAN. When attached to the D500, it allows images and movie files to be transferred to computers* or FTP server via both wired and wireless LAN. The D500 with WT-7/A/B/C can be used as a wireless LAN access point, permitting easy connections with computers and smart devices.
*Requires Wireless Transmitter Utility (available for download from Nikon website).
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D500 First Impressions
By Peter S
About Me Photo Enthusiast
Comments about Nikon D500 Digital SLR Camera Body:
I took delivery today so this review may be a bit premature, however my first impressions are very positive. I tried it today and even in very overcast conditions and with a high ISO setting the image quality seems excellent. Easy to handle with all the controls in familiar locations and, like the D5, Nikon have placed the ISO button next to that for exposure compensation making it very easy to adjust whilst holding the camera to the eye. Focus seems very fast and accurate and fame advance even without the optional battery grip is fast. Shutter also seems relatively quiet which is a bonus over the D5. Over all first impressions are excellent and I am looking forward to getting out in better weather.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Awesome piece of kit!
A little early to comment on image quality. The weathers been atrocious since I took delivery so I haven't really had chance to get out and use it properly.But just trying it out at home, it seems fantastic. The controls are easy to adapt to (from D7000)and the menu system is pretty much in the same format. Feels very well built and very comfortable in the hand.Now please tell the rain to stop!
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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
About Time !!
from Leighton Buzzard
I took the new D500 out today and have been well impressed with the speed and accuracy of the auto focus system and the new expeed processor which allows a fantastic 10FPS with exceptional results.As the title suggests it is a long awaited DX addition to the Nikon camp and a massive upgrade from the previous D7000 series which were always very sluggish. Well done Nikon this should keep the sports and wildlife photographers happy for a good while.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Great Camera, lots of potential
About Me Semi-pro Photographer
Well worth the wait, focusing speed and accuracy amazing.SnapBridge not available yet for iOS devices.
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
At last the Camera that we have been waiting for
Took it out yesterday, straight out of the box and I was immediately impressed by the speed and ease with which it locked focus on my running, chasing lurchers and some birds buffeted by the winds. This, combined with excellent fps speed is great for my work. Very early days but I really think this camera will please the sports and wildlife photographers. I will post again once I have uncovered all the D500 has to offer.
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