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DX Format Supercharged

The Nikon D500 is Nikon’s flagship DX-format DSLR. Packed with impressive technology taken directly from the Nikon D5. It offers incredible performance and pro level features in an agile and lightweight APS-C body. Built to meet the exacting needs of multimedia professionals and prosumers, this camera delivers incredible results.

Impressive ISO Capability

Powered by Nikon’s EXPEED 5 Image Processor and coupled with an APS-C 20.9 Megapixel Sensor, the D500 balances DX-format resolution with high ISO capability. The D500 has a base ISO of 100 and reaches up to an astonishing 1640000 equivalent in the extended Hi mode, letting you shoot stills and video in the darkest situations.

Wide AF Area Coverage

Featuring the Multi-Cam 20K autofocus sensor module, the D500 offers 153 AF points with wider and denser coverage of the image area than ever. With 99 cross type focus points and AF capability extended to as low as -4 EV sensitivity, the camera offers superior subject focus acquisition that works even in extremely low light and with low contrast subjects.

Superior Autofocus Tracking and Reliability

The bolstered AF tracking capability makes it possible to maintain accurate and precise focus on fast and erratic moving subjects. Refined AF lock-on settings let photographers adjust exactly how the camera responds in difficult tracking scenarios, such as when the tracked subject is obscured or moving unpredictably.

Shoots Up to 10 Frames Per Second

Making good use of the impressive AF is the high-speed continuous shooting performance of the camera. Shoot at up to 10 frames per second with continuous AF and metering and 14-bit lossless compressed RAW for up to 200 consecutive photographs. It’s perfect for capturing decisive moments of fast paced-action.

Auto AF Fine Tune Calibration

The camera integrates Nikon’s new Auto AF fine-tune feature which automatically calibrates the focus of your AF lenses at the centre point. Users can easily achieve perfect precision and focus accuracy with confidence.

180k Pixel Metering Sensor Improves Exposure and White Balance

Advanced Scene Recognition is now powered with a 180K-pixel RGB sensor, improving AF subject tracking, facial detection, auto-exposure and white balance. Users can select between 3 auto white balance to suit the purpose of the image with colours rendered faithfully white, balanced between ambient and original colour, or with a natural warmth.

Flicker Reduction Mode for Difficult Artificial Light

A flicker reduction function for still images ensures uniformity in white balance and exposure under difficult artificial lighting. With the function activated, the D500 is able to recognise flicker introduced when shooting in fluorescent or mercury-vapour light sources, and during a continuous burst, only fire at peak brightness for stable exposures and colour casts.

Extended Telephoto Range

The 1.5x crop of full frame lenses gives telephoto lenses more reach without sacrificing image resolution. Get even closer to distant subjects with smaller lenses with the cameras 1.3x image area mode. In this mode, full frame lenses on the D500 gain effectively double their focal length – a 300mm FX lens shows a 600mm (35mm focal equivalent) angle of view.

Professional Workflow

With dual memory card slots, XQD and SD, the camera enables duplicate shooting for instant backup, or to overflow from one card to the next as each one is filled. The SD and XQD formats enable fast read and write speeds for reduced waiting time.

Intuitive Touchscreen Operation

Touchscreen operation provides excellent usability on the tiltable 3.2-inch 2359k-dot LCD screen. Use familiar gestures during playback for intuitive image navigation, zooming and focus check, or for quickly selecting focus points and setting white balance in live view camera and movie modes. Alongside touch AF, touch shutter operation is enabled in the stills live view mode.

Illuminating Buttons for Night Shooting

When shooting in low-light, camera button illumination enhances usability, helping you quickly change settings so you can make the most of dark situations.

Cinema Ready 4K Recording and Movie Functions

Capable of recording 4K UHD 3180 x 2160 30p/25p/24p or Full HD with maximum recording time exceeding 29 minutes and simultaneous output available via HDMI, the D500 is truly a multimedia ready camera. In movie mode, an electronic Vibration Reduction function can help minimise camera shake for a more stable picture, and smoother handheld recordings. An integrated time-lapse mode Generate 4K UHD time-lapse movies in-camera with ease.

Constant Smart Device Connection

Nikon’s new SnapBridge technology utilises a low power Bluetooth setting for an always-on constant connection between the D500 and a compatible smart device. Automatically transfer images to the device, embed geolocation and copyright information into your images, or use the device as a wireless remote. SnapBridge and integrated WiFi wireless connectivity enhances the experience of taking and sharing photos.

Rugged Body, Ready for Tough Assignments

Designed for professional use, the Nikon D500 is constructed with a robust magnesium alloy chassis with dust and moisture sealing. This powerful and versatile camera is ready for tackling your toughest assignments and makes the perfect companion on your next adventure.

Image sensor Nikon DX-format CMOS
Optical low-pass filter No
Effective pixels 20.9 million
Image-processing engine EXPEED 5
Storage file formats 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); TIFF (RGB); JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression; optimal quality compression available; RAW + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both RAW and JPEG formats. Note: JPEG image quality setting is unified Images in any RAW size can be processed within a camera.Main features of RAW medium and small: Recording pixels (RAW), medium: 6/7 in both vertical and horizontal directions, small: 3/4 in both vertical and horizontal directions (file size is approx. 55%); Recording bit mode: 12 bit (fixed); Compression type:Lossless compressed RAW (fixed); Direct setting with QUAL button + sub-command dial is not supported; Image overlay is not supported
Storage media XQD, SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-II compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Picture Control Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat (custom Picture Controls can be stored).
Note: Clarity can be adjusted
Viewfinder Approx. 100% frame coverage, approx. 1.0× magnification.
Note: The widest viewing angle* ever (35.8° diagonal) (*Among D-SLR cameras that employ APS-C size image sensor); Rounded eyepiece (DK-17F).
Shutter Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter, electronic front-curtain shutter available in mirror up release mode
Shutter speed 1/8000 to 35 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, bulb, time, X250.
Note: Electronic front-curtain shutter supports 35 to 1/2000 s, and the highest sensitivity available is ISO 51200.
Release time lag Approx. 50 ms (based on CIPA Standards)
Start-up time Approx. 0.12 s
Release mode S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), QC (quiet continuous shutter-release), self-timer, MUP (mirror up)
Continuous shooting frame rate CL: 1 to 9 fps, CH: 10 fps, QC: 3 fps.
Note: Continuous shooting up to 200 shots (JPEG, 14-bit lossless compressed RAW) available; Limit of 200 shots in continuous shooting at shutter speed 4 s or slower has been eliminated.
ISO sensitivity ISO 100 to 51200, expandable to Lo 1 (ISO 50 equivalent), Hi 5 (ISO 1635000 equivalent).
Note: Maximum sensitivity when flash is used can be set separately
AF (in viewfinder photography) Phase-detection AF; Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module; 153 focus points (99 cross sensors); AF-area modes: single-point AF, dynamic-area AF (25 points, 72 points, 153 points), 3D-tracking, auto-area AF, group-area AF; Detection range: -4 to 20 EV. Note: 153 is the number of focus points; users can select 55 points. Up to 15 points support f/8; Auto AF fine-tune; Refined AF lock-on setting; Face-detection (On/Off) and acquisition area can be set in 3D-tracking; Separate focus points and/or AF-area modes can be chosen for vertical and horizontal orientations, preset focus point (in 153-point dynamic-area AF, resetting to a desired point is enabled) is supported; Registered AF-area mode (except 3D-tracking) is selected while pressing the custom button with function assigned.
AF (in live view, movie recording) Contrast-detect AF; AF-area modes: face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF. Note: Focusing speed of contrast-detect AF is equivalent to that of the D5.
Metering 350K-pixel RGB sensor.
Note: Minimum brightness of metering is extended to -3 EV (except highlight-weighted metering and spot metering)
Metering method Matrix metering/center-weighted metering/spot metering/highlight-weighted metering.
Note: Spot metering cannot be selected in movie recording. In viewfinder shooting using 3D color matrix metering, face detection function can be set to On/Off.
Flicker reduction Available in still images/movies. Note: Setting menus are separate; Flicker reduction is not available during flash photography with remote wireless units.
White balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K to 10000 K), all with fine-tuning. Note:Three types of auto white balance: “Keep white (reduce warm colors)”, “Normal” and “Keep warm lighting colors”
Movie H.35/MOV; 4K UHD (3840 × 2160)/35p, 1350 × 1080/60p supported; Maximum recording time: 29 min. 59 s (including 4K UHD); Time-lapse photography; Electronic VR (cannot be applied to 4K UHD movie); Active D-Lighting (cannot be applied to 4K UHD movie); Simultaneous output of 4K UHD video to memory card and to HDMI-compatible devices. Note: Image area is cropped to the dot-by-dot angle of view in 4K UHD: Dedicated movie shooting menu; Highlight display available; Smooth exposure compensation dedicated to movies; Auto exposure control in M mode; Power aperture; Center-weighted metering dedicated to movies; Aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity and exposure compensation (which enables smooth exposure change with custom setting) can be changed during movie recording; Exposure smoothing is available in time-lapse photography and interval timer photography; HDMI output when using Camera Control Pro 2 (with USB connection) is available; 2× slow-motion playback. Note: False color and moiré are a bit more noticeable in Full HD mode compared with that of the D7200; Image area is slightly reduced when electronic VR is activated.
Audio Built-in stereo microphone (external microphone can be used); Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted; Stereo headphone connector; Recording format: Linear PCM. Note: Frequency response, wind noise reduction.
LCD monitor Touch-screen, tilting, 8-cm/3.2-in., 2359k-dot LCD (RGBW) with color balance adjustment. Note: Touch operation: Frequency response, wind noise reduction.Note: In playback: frame advance (sliding and with frame advance bar), zoom (pinch in, pinch out); In live view photography: Touch shutter, touch AF, acquisition of preset manual data for spot white balance; In movie recording: Touch AF; Menu: Efficient text input such as copyright information and IPTC information.
Power source EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, EH-5b AC Adapter (with EP-5B Power Connector), MB-D17 Multi-Power Battery Pack
Number of shots per charge Approx. 1,240 (Based on CIPA Standards)
Interface USB 3.0, HDMI mini connector (Type C), external stereo microphone connector, stereo headphone connector, ten-pin remote terminal, flash sync terminal
Durability Shutter unit: tested for 200,000 cycles with the unit actually loaded on the camera. Note: Magnesium alloy used for top and rear covers (robustness of camera top is enhanced because built-in flash is not employed); Dust and water-drop resistance appropriate for a leading model.
Dimensions (W×H×D) Approx. 147 × 115 × 81 mm/5.8 × 4.6 × 3.2 in.
Weight Approx. 860 g/1 lb 14.4 oz*, approx. 760 g/1 lb 10.9 oz (camera body only)
Others SnapBridge supported (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC supported); Button illumination; “Lighten” and “Darken” overlay are added to multiple exposure; WT-7/A/B/C Wireless Transmitter supported; Folder group name can be renamed; Constant display of focus points is achieved in playback. Note: What SnapBridge can offer: Automatic transmission of images; Utilizing location and date/time information; Image browsing with smart devices; Credit information can be embedded; Automatic image uploading to Nikon Image Space; Remote shooting; Customer registration; Receiving camera farm up notice. Note: Flight mode (wireless communication function is disabled); password setting prevents pairing with someone else’s smart device; NFC is available only for Bluetooth connection; TIFF and RAW can be manually transferred using APP on smart devices.
Software Camera Control Pro 2: Electronic VR can be set to on/off; Flicker reduction function (still image) can be set to enable/disable; Movie Active D-Lighting can be switched on/off; Windows 64-bit (native) supported; Expansion of the functions that can be controlled with shortcut operation (exposure mode, exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture, etc); Interval timer photography at bulb setting; In-camera editing of IPTC information. Capture NX-D: Auto retouch brush employed.

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Nikon D500 Camera Body
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (EN-EL15)
  • Battery Charger (MH-25a)
  • Body Cap (BF-1B)
  • USB Cable Clip
  • HDMI Cable Clip
  • USB Cable (UC-E22)
  • Strap (AN-DC17)
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