Nikon D500 DX DSLR Camera Body
At first glance, it may seem unimposing but contained within a streamlined camera body is a veritable powerhouse of processing power and technological advances. The D500 is ready to go wherever your passion leads you, capturing everything with stunning clarity, speed and resolution. From busy, low-light cityscapes to thrilling wildlife scenes and fast action shots, the D500 is the ideal companion to your wanderlust. Marvel at the clarity of its cinematic 4K UHD video. Be amazed at its ruggedness and versatility.
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Overview / Product Description
Nikon D500 DX DSLR Camera Body
- 20.9MP DX format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5 image processor
- Multi-CAM 20K Autofocus sensor with 153/99 AF points
- ISO range of 100-51,200 expandable to Lo 1 and Hi 5 (50 - 1,640,000 equivalent)
- Share images instantly with built-in SnapBridge (Wi-Fi + Bluetooth) capabilities
- Shoot cinematic 4K UHD video
- Dual card slots - XQD and SD media
Flagship Power, DX Agility.Meet the new DX flagship, the Nikon D500. At first glance, it may seem unimposing - but contained within a streamlined camera body is a veritable powerhouse of processing power and technological advances. The D500 is ready to go wherever your passion leads you, capturing everything with stunning clarity, speed and resolution. From busy, low-light cityscapes to thrilling wildlife scenes and fast action shots, the D500 is the ideal companion to your wanderlust. Marvel at the clarity of its cinematic 4K UHD video. Be amazed at its ruggedness and versatility. And once you've captured your gorgeous photos, admire them on the D500's high resolution tilt touchscreen display and share them via the built-in SnapBridge (Wi-Fi + Bluetooth) capabilities. No matter what you shoot, you can be sure that the D500 will be up to the task, time and time again.
Small, Yet Powerful
Your favorite travel companionThe sleek and beautiful D500 goes anywhere you go, bringing along stunning resolution and performance. Packing a lot of power into a smaller camera body thanks to its DX sensor means you can take advantage of the smaller and lighter DX lenses in the NIKKOR line - and when you're travelling, every ounce counts. The best part is, there's no need to sacrifice image quality to gain portability. The D500 strikes the perfect balance with its 20.9 megapixel CMOS sensor, and is ready to capture the exquisite details, colors, and textures this world has to offer. With the D500 at your side - whether you're hiking through the lush landscapes of New Zealand or on safari in Africa - it will be ready to go, effortless and unobtrusive.
The NIKKOR Legacy
Unleash the full potential of the D500Like every Nikon DSLR, the D500 is best paired with legendary NIKKOR lenses which provide unequalled clarity and versatility. The NIKKOR legacy is unmatched - there's a reason over 95 million have been sold to date. Each lens offers a different view from which to capture your memories. Shooting landscapes or portraiture? The fast AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR could prove to be your best friend. Or, extend your range with the lightweight AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II, ideal for shooting sports, parades or distant architecture. No matter your choice, pairing the Nikon D500 with renowned NIKKOR lenses is a recipe for success.
A Peek Under the Hood
Bursting with new technologyThe new D500 is a technical marvel, the fruit of Nikon's tireless strides towards producing the world's greatest cameras. To preserve life's most fleeting moments, you need a camera with incredible speed. The EXPEED 5 processor in the D500 opens up a world of possibilities, processing images fast enough to allow up to 10 frames per second so you don't miss a moment of the action. The new Multi-CAM 20K autofocus system provides 153 AF points including 99 cross type points, which together enable you to create images that match your vision. It is also the first Nikon DX camera to utilize the new XQD memory card technology, which provides faster read/write and transfer speeds to fully take advantage of the D500's speed. Not quite ready to upgrade to XQD? That's no problem, as the D500's dual memory card slots can accept SD media as well. Although compact in size, the D500 certainly packs a punch.
Not Afraid of the Dark
There's so much more to seeNot much light to go around? The D500 makes the most out of every bit of available light, giving you the flexibility to produce high quality images in dark environments. With a native ISO range of 100 - 51,200, expandable to Lo 1 and Hi 5 (50 1,640,000 equivalent), the versatile D500 is not intimidated by difficult low-light conditions, down to -4 EV. Rich details emerge from the shadows to produce unrivaled quality found only with Nikon cameras and lenses.
Laughs in the Face of Danger
As tough as you need it to beThey say that good things come in small packages, and the D500 is no exception. A powerful but smaller sibling of the D5, the D500 features the same durable, rugged build and ergonomics you've come to associate with Nikon DSLRs. Built with rugged magnesium alloy and carbon fiber materials, and featuring dust and water-drop resistance you'll have peace of mind even when shooting in extreme environments. The D500 also leverages a 3.2-inch 2,359k-dot tilting RGBW LCD touchscreen, making it easy to get the shot even from high or low angles.
Your images. The world. Connected.
Don't wait to show off your best shotsNow, sharing your amazing photos is easier than ever - the D500's SnapBridge functionality enables multiple built-in connectivity options. Liberated from the constraints of connecting wires, you can transfer your images to a compatible smart device from anywhere in the world using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to eliminate the barrier between your camera and smart device. As an added benefit, the D500's built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) capability makes it a breeze to connect the camera to your compatible smart device while the built-in Wi-Fi capability allows for faster wireless image transfer. 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.
Cinematic 4K UHD PerformanceFor the first time in a Nikon DX DSLR, you can harness the power of 4K UHD video recording. Capture every moment in cinematic, ultra high definition detail at up to 30 frames per second, and take advantage of a format that is quickly becoming the gold standard for video recording the world over. Other features include a built-in interval timer and 4K UHD quality time-lapse function, which allows you to easily create 4K UHD time-lapse movies in-camera that are sure to impress.
Lighting the shadowsBuilt into the D500 is compatibility with Nikon's new radio controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting system. Using radio control technology, when combined with the optional WR-A10/R10 transceiver, the D500 can control and wirelessly fire the SB-5000 Speedlights from another room, around corners or outdoors in bright sunlight. Access controls are easily accessed from the D500's menu and will let you shine light on even more shooting opportunities.
At a Glance
Effective Pixels (Megapixels)20.9 million
Sensor Size23.5 mm x 15.7 mm
Image Sensor FormatDX
XQD Type Memory
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution10 frames per second
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
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
Monitor Size3.2 in. diagonal
Monitor TypeTFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170_ viewing angle
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.
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)
TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Lens MountNikon F bayonet mount
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
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 m1) (Approx.)
Viewfinder Eyepoint16mm (-1.0 m_)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment-2.0 to +1.0m_
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<