Nikon D500 Price in USA

Nikon D500 Price in US

The Nikon D500 is an APS-C DSLR with a resolution of 21 megapixels that is capable of shooting at a rate of up to 10 frames per second. Its focusing technology is adapted on the one found in the Nikon D5, which was introduced in 2012. To put it another way, it’s an example of the type of high-end DX format body that, before to the release of the D300S, seemed to have been extinct.

The camera industry has advanced significantly in the six and a half years that have elapsed since the debut of the D300S; yet, the D500 does much to retake the status as one of the foremost APS-C camera on the market.

Nikon D500 Price in USA

There have been significant improvements made to the viewfinder, video capabilities, and connectivity options, which together broaden the camera’s applicability beyond a single specialized field. A significant portion of the improved capability of the camera focuses on high-speed and sports shooting, with significant upgrades made to the shooting rate and autofocus system. As you might expect, this is to be expected.

The ability to focus and take pictures in a very short amount of time is at the core of many of the D500’s capabilities. Its 153-point autofocus module provides near full-width coverage and is coupled to a 180,000-pixel RGB metering sensor to further increase its AF tracking capabilities. Both of these features contribute to the camera’s near-full-width coverage. Interestingly, and just like the AF system in the D5, the AF system in the D500 now offers two parameters for fine-tuning the autofocus tracking behavior. These parameters allow the user to specify the type of subject movement and the appropriate response to another object blocking the targeted subject. This feature is also shared with the D5. The only thing you can select with existing Nikons is time, which suggests that the company is working on expanding the number of different shooting scenarios that the AF system can be optimized for.

Only 55 of the camera’s AF points can be selected directly, and the D500 adds both a joystick and a touchscreen to make selecting the point you wish to utilize as quick and easy as possible. When you consider that the D500 can take up to 200 Raw images before its shooting speed begins to decelerate (provided that you use an XQD card), it becomes clear that Nikon designed the D500 to be a high-speed professional or semi-professional camera in a way that the D7000 series was never designed to be.

An anti-flicker option has also been added to the D500. This option is aimed to guarantee that the camera captures images at the same time as the brightest point in the pulsating cycle of artificial lights. This is a function that we first noticed on the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, and we anticipate that it will prove to be very helpful when photographing indoor sports like basketball.

The presence of a bigger viewfinder is just another indicator that this camera truly belongs in the high-end category. The optical viewfinder has a magnification of 1.0x, which makes it the largest optical viewfinder we can remember seeing in an APS-C camera (electronic viewfinders are a different matter because the size and brightness isn’t constrained by the size of the sensor or the mirror). It has 100 percent coverage, just like previous cameras in the DX00 class.

The Nikon D500 is capable of shooting video in 4K resolution and features a headphone jack in addition to an interface for connecting an external microphone for real-time audio monitoring. In addition, the camera features an on-screen highlight warning system, a flat image profile that provides for greater freedom during post-processing, and power aperture control that enables the aperture to be selected and changed even while the camera is set to movie mode. However, there is no focus peaking option, and you cannot zoom in while recording to confirm or modify the focus as you are recording. Additionally, there is no ability to zoom out when recording.

Nikon D500 Specifications

Price
MSRP$2000/ £1729 (body only), $3069 / £2479 (w/16-80mm lens)
Body type
Body typeMid-size SLR
Sensor
Max resolution5568 x 3712
Other resolutions4176 x 2784, 2784 x 1856
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels21 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors22 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorExpeed 5
Image
ISOISO 100 – 51200 (expandable to 50 – 1640000)
Boosted ISO (minimum)50
Boosted ISO (maximum)1640000
White balance presets12
Custom white balanceYes (5)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW + TIFF
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal, Basic
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampNo
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points153
Lens mountNikon F
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3.2″
Screen dots2,359,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification1× (0.67× 35mm equiv.)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Flash X sync speed1/250 sec
Continuous drive10.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedHighlight-weightedSpot
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 BracketingYes (2 or 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)
Videography features
Resolutions4K (UHD) 30p/25p/24p, 1080/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p, 720/60p/50p
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compliant) + XQD
Storage includedNone
Connectivity
USBUSB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMIYes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notesWi-Fi with low energy Bluetooth
Remote controlYes (Optional, wired or wireless )
Physical
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)1240
Weight (inc. batteries)860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)
Dimensions147 x 115 x 81 mm (5.79 x 4.53 x 3.19″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSOptional
GPS notesGP-1
8Expert Score
Good

The Nikon D500 is easily one of the best single-lens reflex cameras that we have examined. It possesses a superior focusing system and has the capacity to maintain a shooting speed of ten frames per second, both of which are its strengths. There are several APS-C cameras on the market that have an image quality that is comparable to that of the D500, but none of them compare in terms of speed, ergonomics, or dependability.

Build quality
9.5
Ergonomics & handling
10
Features
9
Image quality
9
Performance
8.5
Connectivity
6.5
Value
8.5
Pros
  • The quality of 4K video is often quite good.
  • Superior image quality, including high-quality Raw and JPEG formats
  • Exceptional focusing performance even while shooting at 10 frames per second
  • Well-designed ergonomics and handling
  • The joystick allows for a more rapid selection of AF points.
  • The capability to switch the AF point mode with the push of a button is really helpful.
  • The AF Fine Tune method has been considerably simplified, which will boost the accuracy of the center AF.
  • Better consistency may be achieved by using the flicker reduction setting when working with artificial light.
  • Implementation of touchscreens that is both quick and efficient
Cons
  • 4K video captured from a sensor with a tiny crop, which restricts lens options
  • The Snapbridge wireless technology is overly straightforward and (at the moment) unpredictable.
  • The video capabilities available are fairly restricted.
  • Autofocus in video might be shaky and require refocusing at times.
  • The erratic use of the battery compels consistent use of the airplane mode.
  • Noise reduction and sharpening settings for JPEG are a tad on the high side by default.
  • The ability to charge through USB would be a helpful feature.

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