Nikon D500 vs Nikon D810

147 mm
115 mm
Nikon D500 digital camera
vs
146 mm
123 mm
Nikon D810 digital camera

Full Comparison

Sensor

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
Sensor type
CMOS
CMOS
Image sensor format
APS-C
Full format
Sensor size
23.5 x 15.7 mm
35.9 x 24 mm
Sensor photo detectors
22 megapixels
37 megapixels
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
12800
Boosted ISO minimum
50
32
Boosted ISO maximum
1640000
51200
White balance presets
12
12
Custom white balance
Yes (5)
Yes (6)
Image stabilization
noNo
noNo
Uncompressed format
RAW + TIFF
RAW + TIFF
Supported file formats
JPEG, RAW, RAW, TIFF
JPEG, RAW, RAW, TIFF
Built-in HDR function
yesYes
yesYes
AEB/HDR support
yesYes
yesYes

Optics & Focus

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
Lens mount
Nikon F, Nikon DX, Nikon FX
Nikon F, Nikon DX, Nikon FX
Magnification (Crop factor)
1.5 x
1 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)
Lamp
Lamp
Contrast autofocus
yesYes
yesYes
Autofocus in recording mode
yesYes
yesYes
Focal length multiplier
1.5×
Autofocus
Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Face Detection, Live View
Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Face Detection, Live View
Manual focus
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 / viewfinder

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
Articulated LCD
Tilting
Fixed
Screen type
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Screen size
3.2 in
3.2 in
Screen dots
2359000
1229000
Touch screen
yesYes
noNo
Live view
yesYes
yesYes
Viewfinder
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder coverage
100 %
100 %
Viewfinder magnification
1 x
0.7 x
Separate info display
yesYes
yesYes

Photography features

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
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
Continuous shooting
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
AE EV steps
1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2
1/3, 2/3, 1
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
noNo
yesYes
Flash metering system
i-TTL
i-TTL
External flash
yesYes
yesYes
Continuous drive
10.0 fps
5.0 fps
Self-timer
yesYes
yesYes
Metering modes
Multi, Center-weighted, Highlight-weighted, Spot
Multi, Center-weighted, Highlight-weighted, Spot
Flash modes
Auto, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain Sync
Front-curtain Sync, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain Sync, Redeye Reduction
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
Supported file formats
JPEG, RAW, RAW, TIFF
JPEG, RAW, RAW, TIFF
Microphone
Stereo
Stereo
Speaker
Mono
Mono
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
Video recording
yesYes
yesYes

Dimensions

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
Body type
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Body material
Aluminum-magnesium
Aluminum-magnesium
Colour of product
Black
Black
Weight
1.90 lb
2.16 lb
Width
5.79 in
5.75 in
Height
4.53 in
4.84 in
Length
3.19 in
3.23 in
Environmentally sealed
yesYes
yesYes
Anti-dust system
yesYes
yesYes

Storage

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
Storage types
SD, SDHC, SDXC, XQD
SD, SDHC, SDXC, Compact Flash

Power

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
Battery Life (CIPA)
1240
1200
Battery type
Li-Ion
Li-Ion

Connectivity

Nikon D500Nikon D500Nikon D810Nikon D810
USB version
3.0
3.0
HDMI
yesYes
yesYes
Wireless
Built-In
Optional
Remote control
yesYes
yesYes
NFC
yesYes
noNo
Bluetooth
yesYes
noNo
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
yesYes
noNo
Firewire
noNo
noNo