- Nikon D500 DSLR Camera Body
Nikon D500 DSLR Camera Body
The Nikon D500 is the latest flagship DX crop DSLR from Nikon. The D500 incorporates a 20.9 megapixel sensor with incredible light sensitivity and dynamic range for exceptional image quality in both stills and videos.
The D500 shares the same autofocus and image processing components as the D5, giving it quick autofocus, lighting fast processing speeds and a large +-79 RAW image buffer.
Videographers will be delighted to know that the D500 features internal 4K video recording, as well as a large set of features, to produce professional quality Ultra High Definition videos.
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- 20.9 Megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
- Colossal ISO 50 - 1,640,000 range
- Internal 4K UHD (3840 × 2160) video recording
- EXPEED 5 image-processing engine
- 153-point AF system with 99 cross sensors
- Flat picture control
- 10-fps continuous shooting with full-time AF/AE
- 79 Raw image buffer
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Nikon D500 DSLR Camera features:
Sensor and image processor features:
20.9 Megapixel DX CMOS Sensor
The Nikon D500 features a newly developed high sensitivity DX crop CMOS sensor featuring a high resolution of 20.9 megapixels.
High light-sensitivity range of ISO 50 – 1,640,000
The D500's sensor features a large native light sensitivity range of ISO 100 - 51,200, and a simply amazing extended ISO range of 50-1,640,00. The high light sensitivity enables the camera to capture imagery in extreme low light conditions, while the low ISO 50 enables shooting at larger apertures or slower shutter speeds without using neutral density filters.
14-bit lossless RAW file recording
By capturing RAW files in 14-bit, users will be able to further push post processing for even more accurate colours, wider dynamic range and improve noise reduction.
EXPEED 5 image-processing engine
Nikon's new EXPEED 5 engine features faster processors, more memory and improved algorithms to produce colour accurate images, reduce image noise, and enables large image buffers of up to 79 RAW files.
Autofocus and camera performance:
153-point AF system with 99 cross sensors
The D500 is fitted with the same AF system as the Nikon D5, the Multi-CAM 20K AF sensor module. The AF system fills the D500's frame from side to side, letting users flawlessly track and lock-onto subjects from the edges of the viewfinder.
Dedicated AF processor
The D500 is equipped with a dedicated AF processing engine, capable of rapid calculations. Between this engine and the sequence control microcomputer, several tasks are processed in parallel, speeding up autofocus calculations and control. The result is superior AF response, which assists photographers in scenes such as tracking. The AF engine also permits a new AF algorithm to be employed, which efficiently coordinates a range of operations, including advanced subject detection and detailed scene analysis. This enables precise AF tracking of moving subjects during approx. 10-fps continuous shooting.
180 000 pixel RGB sensor
The Nikon D500 features a 180 000 pixel RGB sensor which maintains high sensitivity while significantly increasing the pixel count. By having more pixels the camera can now detect and focus/meter on even smaller subjects, and the increased sensitivity enables focusing/metering in dark environments
15 autofocus points for f/8 (teleconverter) setups
Fifteen focus points, including nine selectable points, are available for lens setups slower than f/5.6 and equal to or faster than f/8. This will enable autofocus when using a select lens and teleconverter combinations.
Built-in focus motor
A built in focus motor allows the D500 to focus with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses.
Auto AF fine-tune
Auto AF fine-tune helps you to calibrate your lenses to your camera. The feature works by achieving focus in live view and then letting the camera automatically acquire the AF tuning value.
10-fps continuous shooting with full-time AF/AE up to 79 frames
The camera delivers stable high-speed continuous shooting at a frame rate of approximately 10 frames per second (10 fps) with full-time autofocus and autoexposure at any image quality or sensitivity, including Hi 5 (ISO 1,640,000) and 14-bit RAW, continuously for up to 79 frames.
Single XQD and SD memory card slots
The Nikon D500 features both XQD and SD memory card slots. The XQD slot enables use of one of the fastest portable storage solutions currently available, and the SD slot enables use of the most popular storage solution. By utilising XQD the D500 can read/write at speeds of up to 440MB/s and clear the buffer faster to so you can safely continue shooting.
Internal 4K UHD (3840 × 2160) video recording
The Nikon D500 is future proofed by incorporating Ultra HD 4K video recording*. 4K is the latest standard in video resolution and features 4 times more pixels than Full HD. The camera records 4K UHD (3840 × 2160) 30p/25p/24p videos internally for up to 29 minutes*, saving the data onto in-camera memory cards. ISO range stays unchanged to make ISO 1,640,000 available in 4K recording.
Full HD and HD is also available and can be recorded at up to 60 frames per second**.
* 4K is recorded at an 1.5X crop.
** Full HD and HD can be recorded without any cropping, or at a 1.3X crop.
Uncompressed 4K HDMI output
An uncompressed 4K frame-by-frame live feed can be transferred from the HDMI port to an external display or recorder while recording to internal memory.
3-axis electronic vibration reduction (VR) in Full HD and HD recording
An electronic 3-axis vibration reduction (VR) feature reduces small unwanted camera movements in the horizontal, vertical and rotational directions (centering on the lens) for smooth/fluid and professional video, and can be activated regardless of the lens being used.
The D500 captures Dot-by-dot meaning that information from every pixel on the image sensor is recorded to produce video with less in-camera processing, delivering detail-rich, high-resolution videos.
Flat picture control
Flat picture control records as much image information as possible to enable more control in post-production. With more control you can produce high-resolution videos that faithfully reflect your creative intentions in a relatively simple process.
Movie exposure smoothing
When shooting a scene with drastic exposure changes, the D500 will render everything with gradual transitions via a delicate auto exposure smoothing dedicated to movie recording. Even at high ISO settings, the camera reproduces the changes naturally while maintaining rich tonal gradation and details.
Power aperture control
Power aperture control allows you to continuously change aperture forbrightness and depth of field control during filming.
Record time lapse movies in-camera
Time-lapse movies can be easily made directly from the camera. This feature is compatible with any frame size/frame rate or movie quality, including 4K UHD/30p. What’s more, the exposure smoothing function is also available. This efficiently reduces unwanted flicker effects in a time-lapse movie where the brightness changes widely, such as at dawn or dusk, by automatically reducing the subtle exposure variance of each frame in A and other auto modes. The exposure smoothing function is also available in interval timer photography.
Comprehensive sound control
Internal or external microphone sensitivity levels can be adjusted in 20 increments while recording, and sound can be monitored with external headphones. The frequency response function also enables you to choose from a range of audio recording presets including wide, vocal and wind reduction.
The D500 has a new, dedicated movie-shooting menu. This comes in particularly handy when switching back and forth between still-photo shooting and movie recording, because you can select different settings like white balance and Picture Control in advance and maintain them throughout the shooting.
Body, operation and other features:
Tilting 3.2-inch 2,359k-dot LCD touch screen
The Nikon D500 incorporates a tilting 3.2-inch 2,359k-dot touch screen for greater control. The tilting function will enable shooting from low/high angles, while touch capability will enable quick image confirmation via rapid scrolling through thousands of pictures or getting pin-point accurate focus while zooming in live-view.
Optical viewfinder with 1.0X magnification and 100% coverage
The optical finder boasts the biggest magnification of any aps-c camera
The D500’s buttons illuminates light to enhance button visibility in low light.
Fn1 and Fn2 custom function buttons
The D500 incorporates two custom function buttons. The Fn1 function button is conveniently placed on the front of the body, while the Fn2 button is on the rear of the body. Both may be for assigned for custom functions such as checking depth of field, or changing remote flash options.
Rugged body with anti-dust and weather sealing
The body features a monocoque structure composed of magnesium alloy for the top and rear, while the front is reinforced with lightweight carbon fiber. The camera body is also sealed to ensure high resistance to dust and bad weather, letting you shoot with the utmost confidence, even in inclement conditions.
Long battery life
The D500 utilises Nikon's EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery, enabling it to shoot up to 1240 pictures per charge in single-frame release mode.
Wifi, Bluetooth, and NFC connectivity with SnapBridge functionality
Connecting devices and sharing your amazing photos are now easier than ever before. The D500’s SnapBridge functionality enables multiple built-in connectivity options so you can transfer your images to a compatible smart device using either Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, Near Field Communication (NFC), or Wi-Fi connectivity. 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.
- Nikon D500 Body
- EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery (1900mAh)
- MH-25A Battery Charger for EN-EL 15 Li-Ion Battery
- DK-17F Fluorine Coated Finder Eyepiece for D500 DSLR
- AN-DC17 Replacement Camera Strap for D500 DSLR
- BF-1B Body Cap
TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Lens MountNikon F bayonet mount
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Picture AngleNikon DX format
Effective Pixels (Megapixels)20.9 million
Sensor Size23.5 mmx 15.7 mm
Image Sensor FormatDX
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Pixels21.56 million
Dust-reduction systemImage sensor cleaning
Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)
Dust-Off Reference PhotoYes
Image Area (pixels)DX-format
(L) 5,568 x 3,712
(M) 4,176 x 2,784
(S) 2,784 x 1,8561.3x Crop Mode
(L) 4,272 x 2,848
(M) 3,200 x 2,136
(S) 2,128 x 1,424
Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3,840 x 2,160: 3,840 x 2,160
Photographs with image area of DX taken during movie recording:
(L) 5,568 x 3,128
(M) 4,176 x 2,344
(S) 2,784 x 1,560
Photographs with image area of 1.3x taken during movie recording:
(L) 4,272 x 2,400
(M) 3,200 x 1,800
(S) 2,128 x 1,192
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File Format Still ImagesJPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
NEF (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)
XQD Type Memory
Card SlotEither card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards.
File SystemCompliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
ViewfinderEye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame CoverageDX (24x16): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical (Approx.)1.3x (18x12): 98% Horizontal and 98% Vertical (Approx.)
Viewfinder Magnification1.0x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m–1) (Approx.)
Viewfinder Eyepoint16mm (-1.0 m¯¹)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment-2.0 to +1.0m¯¹
Focusing ScreenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II with AF Area Brackets (grid lines can be displayed)
Reflex MirrorQuick-return type
Mirror Lock UpYes
Lens ApertureInstant-return type
Depth-of-field ControlPressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
Lens Compatibility at a Glance***AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only)
Compatible LensesAF 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.
Shutter TypeElectronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter
Electronic front-curtain shutter available in mirror up release mode
Shutter Speed1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, Bulb, Time, X250
Fastest Shutter Speed1/8000 sec.
Slowest Shutter Speed30 sec.
Flash Sync SpeedUp to 1/250 sec.
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/250s or slower
Bulb Shutter SettingYes
Shutter Release ModesContinuous low-speed [CL] mode
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode
Mirror-up [Mup] mode
Quiet Shutter Release
Quiet Continuous Release
Single-frame [S] mode
Frame Advance RateUp to 9 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 sec or faster, and other settings at default values)
Continuous Shooting OptionsDX-format
CH: Up to 10 frames per secondCL: Up to 1-9 frames per second
Quiet Continuous Mode: Up to 3 frames per second
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution10 frames per second
Self-timer2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 sec.
Timer duration electronically controlled
Exposure Metering SystemTTL exposure metering using approximately 180K (180,000) pixels RGB sensor
Metering MethodCenter-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10, or 13 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 8-mm circle)
Matrix: 3D Color Matrix Metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering III (other CPU lenses); Color Matrix Metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses; equivalent to center-weighted when non-CPU lens is used
Metering Range-3 ± 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering)
0 to 20 EV (Highlight-weighted metering)
Exposure Meter CouplingCPU
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority (A)
Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
Exposure Compensation±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure Bracketing2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Exposure LockLuminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO SensitivityISO 100 -51,200
Can 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
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity100
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity51,200
Lowest Expanded ISO SensitivityLo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
Highest Expanded ISO SensitivityHi-5 (ISO 1,640,000 equivalent)
Expanded ISO Sensitivity OptionsLo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
Hi-1 (ISO 102,400 equivalent)
Hi-2 (ISO 204,800 equivalent)
Hi-3 (ISO 409,600 equivalent)
Hi-4 (ISO 892,200 equivalent)
Hi-5 (ISO 1,640,000 equivalent)
Long Exposure Noise ReductionYes
High ISO Noise ReductionLow
D-Lighting Bracketing2 frames using selected value for one frame
3–5 frames using preset values for all frames
Single-point AF ModeYes
Dynamic AF ModeNumber of AF points: 25, 72 and 153 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF ModeYes
Autofocus SystemNikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection and fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection
Detection Range-4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Lens ServoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
AF-area Mode25, 72, or 153 point Dynamic-area AF
Focus LockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector
Focus ModesContinuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-F) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points153
Autofocus Sensitivity-4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Autofocus Fine TuneYes
Flash Bracketing2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Top FP High Speed SyncUp to 1/8000
Flash ControlTTL: 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 Sync ModesAuto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Front-curtain sync (normal)
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow rear-curtain sync
Flash Compensation-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Flash-ready IndicatorLights when optional flash unit such as SB-5000, SB-910, SB-900, SB-700, SB-400, SB-300 or SB-R200 is fully charged
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)CLS Supported
Flash Sync TerminalYes
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White BalanceAuto (3 types)
Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K)
Fluorescent (7 types)
Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view)
White Balance Bracketing2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV
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Live View ShootingPhotography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Live View Lens servoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-area modeFace-priority AF
Live View AutofocusContrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie MeteringTTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Maximum recording time4K UHD up to 29:59 min; 1,080 60/50/30/25/24p up to 29:59 min; 720 60/50p up to 29:59 minutes
Movie File FormatMOV
Movie Video CompressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording formatLinear PCM
Movie4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps
4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps
4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively
High quality available at all frame sizes, normal quality available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160
Movie AudioBuilt-in microphone, stereo
External stereo microphone (optional)
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Monitor Size3.2 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution2,359,000 Dots
Monitor TypeTFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle
Monitor Angle of View170 -degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor AdjustmentsBrightness, 5 levels
Virtual Horizon Camera IndicatorYes
Also visible in LiveView Modes
Also visible in Viewfinder
Playback FunctionsAuto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
GPS data display
IPTC information embedding and display
Playback with Zoom
In-Camera Image EditingColor Balance
NEF (RAW) Processing
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Stereo Microphone Input 3.5mm
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
Wi-Fi FunctionalityBuilt-in Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth
GPSGP-1A GPS unit (optional)
Save/Load Camera settingsYes
Total Custom Settings52
My MenuYes with customization
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time SettingsYes
World Time SettingYes
Battery / BatteriesEN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery
Optional 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 (shots per charge)1,240 shots (CIPA)
AC AdapterEH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)
Battery ChargerMH-25a Quick Charger
Tripod Socket1/4 in.
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)5.8 in.(147 mm)x 4.6 in.(115 mm)x 3.2 in.(81 mm)
Approx. Weight26.9 oz.(760 g)camera body only
Operating Environment0–40 °C (+32–104 °F)
Less than 85% (no condensation)
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