Nikon Unveils a D500: A Crop Sensor DSLR with Pro Level Specs and Features

January 6, 2016 - photo frame


Nikon currently announced a new D500 DSLR, a DX-format crop-sensor DSLR with pro-level features. It’s a inheritor of a renouned Nikon D300S, though it shares utterly a bit in common with the new Nikon D5.

“The New Nikon D500 establishes a new epoch of DX-format performance,” Nikon says.


Inside a D500 is a new 20.9-megapixel CMOS sensor and Nikon’s new EXPEED 5 picture estimate engine. Compared to a full-frame D5, a D500 is quick and light, suitable for things like wildlife and sports photography — genres in that a telephoto operation and lighter weight are valued. Nikon points out that regulating a new Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E on a D500 is like sharpened with a 350-750mm lens on a D5.

The D5 has an stretched ISO operation of adult to 3.28 million. The D500 doesn’t get that high, though a attraction is still impressive: a local operation is 100 to 51,200, and it can be stretched to 50-1,640,000.


Speed-wise, a D500 can fire during 10 frames per second regulating a same 153-point AF complement as a D5, and a points fill a support from side to side. The vast aegis can store 79 uninterrupted 14-bit tender shots in detonate mode. Here’s a demo of a 10fps by ePHOTOzine:

The D500 is a camera designed to take a violence and emerge unscathed. It facilities a same imperishable continue sealing as a Nikon D810, with magnesium amalgamate on tip and in a rear, with a front side that’s reinforced with lightweight CO fiber. The shiver is rated for 200,000 actuations.


On a video front, a D500 can fire 4K video during 30p and 1080p video during a series of support rates. It shares many of a pro video facilities found on a D810, including Picture Controls and uncompressed HDMI output. New video facilities embody in-camera 4K time-lapses, Auto ISO smoothing, and a ability to send 4K video to a label and HDMI outlay simultaneously.


Nikon is also debuting a new record called SnapBridge, that is designed for wireless connectivity and print sharing. It lets we settle a Bluetooth couple between a D500 and a intelligent device, permitting for involuntary print transfers with a couple that stays up. This is in further to a built-in Wi-Fi and NFC.

Other facilities and specs embody a 3.2-inch (2359K-dot) touchscreen LCD, an XQD label slot, and an additional SD label slot.

The Nikon D500 will be accessible in Mar 2016 with a cost tab of $2,000. You’ll also be means to squeeze it with a bundled 16-80mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens for $3,070.

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