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Nikon D500 vs Nikon D810

5.79 in
4.53 in
Nikon D500 Digital Camera
Nikon D500
5.75 in
3.21 in
Nikon D810 Digital Camera
Nikon D810
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3.9 out of 5
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4.2 out of 5
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Sensor

Nikon D500Nikon D500
Nikon D810Nikon D810
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Image sensor formatDXFull frame
Sensor size0.93 in1.41 in
Sensor photo detectors22.0 Mpx37.0 Mpx
Effective pixels21.0 Mpx36.0 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:2
  • 5:4
  • 3:2
Max resolution5568 x 3712 px7360 x 4912 px
Other resolutions
  • 4176x2784
  • 2784x1856
  • 5520x3680
  • 3680x2456
  • 6144x4080
  • 4608x3056
  • 3072x2040
  • 6144x4912
  • 4608x3680
  • 3072x2456
  • 4800x3200
  • 3600x2400
  • 2400x1600
ProcessorExpeed 5Expeed 4

Image

Nikon D500Nikon D500
Nikon D810Nikon D810
ISO
  • 100
  • 51200
  • 200
  • 12800
  • 51200
ISO minimum10064
ISO maximum5120051200
Boosted ISO minimum5032
Boosted ISO maximum164000051200
Maximum image resolution5568 x 3712 px7360 x 4912 px
White balance presets1212
White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Fine
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Fluorescent H
  • Fluorescent L
  • Incandescent
  • Manual
  • Shade
Custom white balanceyesyes
Supported image file formats
  • JPG
  • NEF
  • RAW
  • TIF
  • JPEG XR
  • NEF
  • RAW
  • TIF
Photo effects
  • Black&White
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
Image stabilizeryesno
Image stabilization typeNoNo
Supported aspect ratios4:3
  • 5:4
  • 16:9
Uncompressed formatRAW + TIFFRAW + TIFF
HDRyesyes
AEB/HDR supportyesyes

Optics and focus

Nikon D500Nikon D500
Nikon D810Nikon D810
Lens mountNikon FNikon F
Magnification (Crop factor)1.5 x1.0 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)LampLamp
Focus adjustmentAuto/ManualManual
Contrast autofocusyesyes
Autofocus in recording modeyesyes
Focal length multiplier1.5x1x
AutofocusCenter
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Servo Auto Focus
  • Single Auto Focus
  • Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lockyesyes
Manual focusyesyes
Auto Focus (AF) points selectionManual
  • Auto
  • Manual
Auto Focus (AF) assist beamyesyes
Number of focus points15351
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)15351
Image stabiliserLens based onlyLens based only
Phase detection autofocusyesyes
Number of AF points (contrast)15351

Screen and viewfinder

Nikon D500Nikon D500
Nikon D810Nikon D810
Screen size3.2 in3.2 in
Articulated LCDyesno
Screen technologyLCDLCD TFT
Screen dots23590001229000
Touch screenyesno
Field of view100.0 %170.0 %
Live viewyesyes
ViewfinderOpticalOptical
Viewfinder coverage100.0 %100.0 %
Viewfinder magnification1.0 x0.7 x
Dioptre correctionyesyes
Diopter adjustment (D-D)-2 - 1-3 - 1
Eye relief0.63 in0.67 in
Separate info displayyesyes

Photography features

Nikon D500Nikon D500
Nikon D810Nikon D810
Shooting modes
  • Manual
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Shutter priority
Camera shutter typeElectronicElectronic
Minimum shutter speed30.0 s30.0 s
Maximum shutter speed1.0 s1.0 s
Shutter priorityyesyes
Aperture priorityyesyes
Manual exposure modeyesyes
Number of exposures22
Exposure compensation plus55
Exposure compensation minus-5-5
Expousure compensation steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 1
Auto exposure lockyesyes
AE EV steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 2/3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1/3
  • 2/3
  • 1
Continuous shootingyesyes
Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
AE frames
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
WB Bracketing
Yes
Yes
Subject / scene modesnono
Flash sync speed1/250s1/250s
Built-in flashyesyes
Flash modes
  • Auto
  • Flash OFF
  • Redeye Reduction
Manual
External flash connectionHot shoeHot shoe
Flash metering systemi-TTLi-TTL
External flashyesyes
Continuous drive10.0 fps5.0 fps
Scene modes
  • Beach
  • Candlelight
  • Close-up
  • Night landscape
  • Night portrait
  • party
  • Portrait
  • Sunset
  • Landscape
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
Self-timeryesyes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Spot
Manual settingsyesyes
Self-timer options
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
Speed (JPEG)10.0 fps5.0 fps
Speed (RAW)10.0 fps5.0 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 1.0±EV0.3 - 1.0±EV

Videography features

Nikon D500Nikon D500
Nikon D810Nikon D810
Maximum resolution3840 x 2160 px1920 x 1080 px
Video recordingyesyes
Recording resolutions
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 3840 x 2160
  • 640 x 480
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
HD type4K Ultra HDFull HD
Supported video file formatsMOV
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
Analog signal format systemNTSCNTSC
Camera playback
  • Highlights
  • Movie
  • Single image
  • Slide show
  • Highlights
  • Movie
  • Single image
  • Slide show
  • Thumbnails
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)30.0 fps60.0 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)60.0 fps60.0 fps
Motion JPEG frame rate10.0 fps60.0 fps

Audio features

Nikon D500Nikon D500
Nikon D810Nikon D810
Built-in microphoneyesyes
Microphone typeStereoStereo
Speaker typeMonoMono
Audio systemStereoStereo
Supported audio file formatsPCMPCM

Design

Nikon D500Nikon D500
Nikon D810Nikon D810
Body typeSLRSLR
Body materialPlasticAluminum-magnesium
Colour of productBlackBlack
Anti-dust systemyesyes
Environmentally sealedyesyes

Dimensions

Nikon D500Nikon D500
Nikon D810Nikon D810
Weight26.81 oz31.04 oz
Width5.79 in5.75 in
Height4.53 in3.21 in
Depth3.19 in4.84 in

Storage

Nikon D500Nikon D500
Nikon 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 D500
Nikon D810Nikon D810
Power source typeBatteryBattery
Battery life (CIPA)12401200
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Number of batteries supported11
AC adapter includedYY

Connectivity

Nikon D500Nikon D500
Nikon D810Nikon D810
HDMIyesyes
HDMI connector typeMiniMini
USB connector typeMicro-USB BMicro-USB B
USB version3.13.1
Microphone portyesyes
WirelessBuilt-InOptional
DC-in jackyesyes
Remote controlyesyes
PictBridgeyesyes
NFCyesno
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)yesno
Bluetoothyesno
Firewirenono

Other features

Nikon D500Nikon D500
Nikon D810Nikon D810
GPSnono
Energy Star certifiednono
Languages support
  • ARA
  • BEN
  • BUL
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • 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
  • CHI
  • 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 supportedyesyes

Pros & Cons

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