What You Need to Know for The Best Nikon D500 Performance
The D500’s original MSRP was $2000/ £1729 (body only), $3069 / £2479 (w/16-80mm lens)
Used D500 cameras fall into a price range of $600 to $900. The difference will be due to condition and accessories included.
The Nikon D500 uses a Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger.
The battery can not be charged via USB. This means a battery charger will be necessary. There are third party battery chargers available.
The Nikon D500 is compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compliant) + XQD memory cards.
The D500 is compatible with Nikon F mount lenses. This opens up a wide range of lens possibilities. A full range of lenses exists including circular fisheye, ultra wide angle, perspective control, macro, telephoto, mirror, bellows, and all kinds of zooms.
There is a list of the best Nikon D500 lenses that covers lenses for all different types of photography.
The camera has an APS-C “crop” sensor that has been designed to use DX lenses. These lenses are smaller and less expensive than FX lenses, which are designed to be used on full frame cameras.
The D500 can also use full frame, ‘FX’, lenses. However, the downside to these lenses is that they tend to be larger, heavier, and more expensive than DX lenses.
- Active D-Lighting
- 10.0 fps continuous shooting
- Auto Active D-Lighting System
- Custom Setting Options
- Red eye correction
The D500 has an APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized sensor. This is paired with the Expeed 5 image processor.
The Nikon D500 can record video at 4K (UHD) 30p/25p/24p, 1080/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p, 720/60p/50p in MPEG-4, H.264.
There is no port for a external microphone.
|MSRP||$2000/ £1729 (body only), $3069 / £2479 (w/16-80mm lens)|
|Body type||Mid-size DSLR|
|Max resolution||5568 x 3712|
|Other resolutions||4176 x 2784, 2784 x 1856|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||20.7 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||22 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)|
|ISO||ISO 100 - 51200 (expandable to 50 - 1640000)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||50.0|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||1640000.0|
|White balance presets||12.0|
|Custom white balance||Yes (5)|
|Image stabilization notes||None|
|Uncompressed format||RAW + TIFF|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal, Basic|
|Autofocus||['Contrast Detect (sensor)', 'Phase Detect', 'Multi-area', 'Selective single-point', 'Tracking', 'Single', 'Continuous', 'Face Detection', 'Live View']|
|Number of focus points||153.0|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Viewfinder magnification||1× (0.67× 35mm equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||No|
|External flash||Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain|
|Continuous drive||10.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)|
|Metering modes||['Multi', 'Center-weighted', 'Highlight-weighted', 'Spot']|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (2 or 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compliant) + XQD|
|USB||USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||Wi-Fi with low energy Bluetooth|
|Remote control||Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||1240.0|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)|
|Dimensions||147 x 115 x 81 mm (5.79 x 4.53 x 3.19″)|