Nikon D500 vs Nikon D810

5.79 in
4.53 in
Nikon D500 digital camera
vs
5.75 in
3.21 in
Nikon D810 digital camera

Full Comparison

Sensor

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
Sensor type
CMOS
CMOS
Image sensor format
DX
Full frame
Sensor size
23.5 x 15.7 mm
35.9 x 24 mm
Sensor photo detectors
22 Mpx
37 Mpx
Effective pixels
21 Mpx
36 Mpx
Image ratio w:h
3:2
5:4, 3:2
Max resolution
5568, 3712
7360, 4912
Other resolutions
4176x2784 , 2784x1856
5520x3680, 3680x2456, 6144x4080, 4608x3056, 3072x2040, 6144x4912, 4608x3680, 3072x2456, 4800x3200, 3600x2400, 2400x1600
Processor
Expeed 5
Expeed 4

Image

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
ISO minimum
100
64
ISO maximum
51200
51200
Boosted ISO minimum
50
32
Boosted ISO maximum
1640000
51200
Maximum image resolution
5568, 3712
7360, 4912
White balance presets
12
12
White balance modes
Auto, Manual
Auto, Cloudy, Fine, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Incandescent, Manual, Shade
Custom white balance
Yes (5)
Yes (6)
Supported image file formats
JPG, NEF, TIF
JPEG XR, NEF, RAW, TIF
Photo effects
Black&White, Neutral, Vivid
Neutral, Vivid
Image stabilizer
yesYes
noNo
Image stabilization type
noNo
noNo
Supported aspect ratios
4:3
5:4, 16:9
Uncompressed format
RAW + TIFF
RAW + TIFF
HDR
yesYes
yesYes
AEB/HDR support
yesYes
yesYes

Optics and focus

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
Lens mount
Nikon F
Nikon F
Magnification (Crop factor)
1.5 x
1 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)
Lamp
Lamp
Focus adjustment
Auto/Manual
Manual
Contrast autofocus
yesYes
yesYes
Autofocus in recording mode
yesYes
yesYes
Focal length multiplier
1.5×
Autofocus
Center
Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lock
yesYes
yesYes
Manual focus
yesYes
yesYes
Auto Focus (AF) points selection
Manual
Auto, Manual
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
yesYes
yesYes
Number of focus points
153
51
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)
153
51
Image stabiliser
Lens based only
Lens based only
Phase detection autofocus
yesYes
yesYes
Number of AF points (contrast)
153
51

Screen and viewfinder

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
Screen size
3.20 in
3.20 in
Articulated LCD
Tilting
Fixed
Screen technology
LCD TFT
LCD TFT
Screen dots
2359000
1229000
Touch screen
yesYes
noNo
Field of view
100 %
170 %
Live view
yesYes
yesYes
Viewfinder
Optical
Optical
Viewfinder coverage
100 %
100 %
Viewfinder magnification
1 x
0.7 x
Dioptre correction
yesYes
yesYes
Diopter adjustment (D-D)
2, 1
3, 1
Eye relief
0.63 in
0.67 in
Separate info display
yesYes
yesYes

Photography features

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
Shooting modes
Manual, Program, Shutter priority
Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority
Camera shutter type
Electronic
Electronic
Minimum shutter speed
30 sec
30 sec
Maximum shutter speed
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Shutter priority
yesYes
yesYes
Aperture priority
yesYes
yesYes
Manual exposure mode
yesYes
yesYes
Number of exposures
2
2
Exposure compensation plus
5
5
Exposure compensation minus
-5
-5
Expousure compensation steps
1/3, 1/2
1/3, 1/2, 1
Auto exposure lock
yesYes
yesYes
AE EV steps
1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2
1/3, 2/3, 1
Continuous shooting
yesYes
yesYes
Self-timer delay
2, 5, 10, 20
2, 5, 10, 20
AE frames
2, 3, 5, 7
2, 3, 5, 7
WB Bracketing
Yes (max 9 shots)
Yes (max 9 shots)
Subject / scene modes
noNo
noNo
Flash sync speed
1/250s
1/250s
Built-in flash
yesYes
yesYes
Flash modes
Auto, Flash OFF, Redeye Reduction
Manual
External flash connection
Hot shoe
Hot shoe
Flash metering system
i-TTL
i-TTL
External flash
yesYes
yesYes
Continuous drive
10.0 fps
5.0 fps
Scene modes
Beach, Candlelight, Close-up (macro), Night landscape, Night portrait, party (indoor), Portrait, Sunset, Landscape (scenery)
Landscape (scenery), Portrait
Self-timer
yesYes
yesYes
Metering modes
Multi, Center-weighted, Highlight-weighted, Spot
Multi, Center-weighted, Highlight-weighted, Spot
Manual settings
yesYes
yesYes
Self-timer options
2, 5, 10, 20
2, 5, 10, 20
Speed (JPEG)
10 fps
5 fps
Speed (RAW)
10 fps
5 fps
Exposure bracketing
0.3 - 1.0±EV
0.3 - 1.0±EV

Videography features

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
Maximum resolution
3840, 2160
1920, 1080
Video recording
yesYes
yesYes
Recording resolutions
1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160
640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080
HD type
4K Ultra HD
Full HD
Supported video file formats
H.264, MOV, MPEG-4
H.264, MPEG-4
Analog signal format system
NTSC
NTSC
Camera playback
Highlights, Movie, Single image, Slide show
Highlights, Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Max resolution (highest frame rate)
1920x1080
1920x1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)
30 fps
60 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)
60 fps
60 fps
Motion JPEG frame rate
10 fps
60 fps

Audio features

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
Built-in microphone
yesYes
yesYes
Microphone type
Stereo
Stereo
Speaker type
Mono
Mono
Audio system
Stereo
Stereo
Supported audio file formats
PCM
PCM

Design

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
Body type
SLR
SLR
Body material
Plastic
Aluminum-magnesium
Colour of product
Black
Black
Anti-dust system
yesYes
yesYes
Environmentally sealed
yesYes
yesYes

Dimensions

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
Weight
1.68 lb
1.94 lb
Width
5.79 in
5.75 in
Height
4.53 in
3.21 in
Depth
3.19 in
4.84 in

Storage

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
Compatible memory cards
MMC, SD
CF, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Storage types
SD, SDHC, SDXC, XQD
SD, SDHC, SDXC, Compact Flash
Camera file system
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, RAW
DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3

Power

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
Power source type
Battery
Battery
Battery life (CIPA)
1240
1200
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of batteries supported
1
1
AC adapter included
Y
Y

Connectivity

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
HDMI
yesYes
yesYes
HDMI connector type
Mini
Mini
USB connector type
Micro-USB B
Micro-USB B
USB version
3.1
3.1
Microphone port
yesYes
yesYes
Wireless
Built-In
Optional
DC-in jack
yesYes
yesYes
Remote control
yesYes
yesYes
PictBridge
yesYes
yesYes
NFC
yesYes
noNo
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
yesYes
noNo
Bluetooth
yesYes
noNo
Firewire
noNo
noNo

Other features

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
GPS
noNo
noNo
Energy Star certified
noNo
noNo
Languages support
ARA, BEN, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR
ARA, BEN, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HIN, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR
Tripod mounting supported
yesYes
yesYes

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