The Nikon D500 Digital SLR features a Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module for a dense configuration of 153 focus points (99 cross sensors) that covers an extremely wide portion of the image area, meaning that the fast-moving subjects can be acquired precisely. AF capability is extended down to -4 EV with the central point and -3 V with all other points. A newly employed AF engine and 180K-pixel RGB sensor contribute to achieving exceptional AF performance in a variety of scenes. The D500 delivers high speed continuous shooting at approx 10fps for up to 200 shots in JPEG and in 14-bit lossless compressed RAW without any drop in shooting speed.
Even moving subjects can be tracked accurately across a wide field of view at this rapid rate. Nikon's DX-format D500 provides an angle of view equivalent to that of a lens with an approx 1.5x longer focal length. This permits telephoto shooting using smaller, lighter lenses with a shorter focal length while taking advantage of performance.
The D500 can record 4K UHD (3840x2160)/30p/25p/24p as well as 1080/60p video for up to 29 min. 59 secs with simultaneous output via HDMI available. It is also possible to generate 4K UHD time-lapse movies within the camera.
In Full HD or HD mode, the D500's electronic Vibration Reduction function reduces the effects of camera shake in the horizontal, vertical and rotational directions during hand-held movie recording, while Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows to capture footage with natural brightness. The new EXPEED 5 image-processing engine, as used in the D5, delivers standard ISO sensitivity from 100 to 51200, expandable down to Lo 1 (ISO 50 equivalent) and up to Hi 5 (ISO 1640000 equivalent). It can capture exceptionally high-definition images while effectively reducing noise even at high ISO settings.
The D500's touch-panel monitor enables a variety of functions, including instant switching off images using the frame advance bar and text input as well as touch AF and touch shutter. The tilting monitor with 3-axis hinge structure enhanced 2359k-dot resolution lets you confirm focus in amazingly precise detail. Connect the D500 to a smart device via the SnapBridge application. This enables a wide variety of features such as transferring images to your smart device as well as being able to upload them to Nikon Image Space.
What We Love about the Nikon D500
20.9MP DX Format CMOS Sensor
EXPEED 5 Image Processor
Multi-CAM 20K Autofocus Sensor
ISO Range of 100-51,200
Share Images With Built-In SnapBridge
Shoot Cinematic 4K UHD Video
Dual Card Slots - XQD and SD Media