Nikon D500

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Key specs

  • CMOS
  • APS-C
  • 23.5 x 15.7 mm
  • 21 megapixels
  • 5568;3712 px
  • Nikon F;Nikon DX;Nikon FX
  • Contrast Detect (sensor);Phase Detect;Multi-area;Selective single-point;Tracking;Single;Continuous;Face Detection;Live View
  • 3.2 in
  • yes
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Nikon D500 Full Specifications


Sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor formatAPS-C
Sensor size23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor photo detectors22 megapixels
Effective pixels21 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:2
Max resolution5568, 3712
Other resolutions4176x2784 , 2784x1856
ProcessorExpeed 5


ISO minimum100
ISO maximum51200
Boosted ISO minimum50
Boosted ISO maximum1640000
White balance presets12
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Uncompressed formatRAW + TIFF
Supported file formatsJPEG, RAW, RAW, TIFF
Built-in HDR function
AEB/HDR support

Optics & Focus

Lens mountNikon F, Nikon DX, Nikon FX
Magnification (Crop factor)1.5 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)Lamp
Contrast autofocus
Autofocus in recording mode
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Contrast Detect , Phase Detect, Multi-area, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Face Detection, Live View
Manual focus
Number of focus points153
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)153
Image stabiliserLens based only
Phase detection autofocus
Number of AF points (contrast)153

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCDTilting
Screen typeTFT LCD
Screen size3.2 in
Screen dots2359000
Touch screen
Live view
Viewfinder coverage100 %
Viewfinder magnification1 x
Separate info display

Photography features

Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure mode
Continuous shooting
Number of exposures2
Exposure compensation plus5
Exposure compensation minus-5
Expousure compensation steps1/3, 1/2
AE EV steps1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2
AE frames2, 3, 5, 7
WB Bracketing
Subject / scene modes
Flash sync speed1/250s
External flash connectionHot shoe
Built-in flash
Flash metering systemi-TTL
External flash
Continuous drive10.0 fps
Metering modesMulti, Center-weighted, Highlight-weighted, Spot
Flash modesAuto, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain Sync
Manual settings
Self-timer options2, 5, 10, 20
Speed (JPEG)10 fps
Speed (RAW)10 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 1.0±EV

Videography features

Maximum resolution3840, 2160
Supported file formatsMPEG-4, H.264
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1920x1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)30 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)60 fps
Video recording


Body typeMid-size SLR
Body materialAluminum-magnesium
Colour of productBlack
Weight1.90 lb
Width5.79 in
Height4.53 in
Length3.19 in
Environmentally sealed
Anti-dust system


Dual memory card slots
Storage typesSD, SDHC, SDXC, XQD


Battery Life (CIPA)1240
Battery typeLi-Ion


USB version3.0
Microphone port
Headphone port
Remote control
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
Bluetooth version4.1

Other features

Orientation sensor
Timelapse recording

Nikon D500 Online reviews

Nikon D500 review - | Cameralabs
The Nikon D500 is a pro DSLR with a 20 Megapixel APSC sensor, 10fps shooting, a new 153-point AF system inherited from the D5, a large viewfinder, weather sealing, a 3.2in tilting touch-screen, dual card slots, 4k movies and built-in Wifi and Bluetooth. Find out why it's one of the best sports cameras in Gordon's review.…Read more

TEST: Nikon D500 – Fylld av teknik för alla | Kamera & Bild
Snabb, smidig och med proffsiga funktioner. Förutom ett arv av teknik från storebror D5 hittar vi i nya Nikon D500 även inbyggd wifi, NFC och bluetooth – med möjligheten att föra över bilder till din smartphone med avstängd kamera.Read more

Nikon D500 review | TechRadar
Nikon's baby D5 is perfect for the action...Read more