Nikon D500 Review

Overall Score

83

Main Features

  • 21 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 147 x 115 x 81 mm, 860g.
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  • Replaced: D300S

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Nikon D500 Overview


First introduced in January, 2016, Nikon D500 is a 21 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon D300S with D500. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D500 with Nikon D300S


Nikon D500 comes with a 23.5 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.26 mm (1.1").

- Full Frame
- Nikon D500

Sensor resolution of Nikon D500 ~ 5612 x 3741 pixels.

Nikon D500 has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 369.0 mm².

There are approximate 20,994,492 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Nikon D500


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon D500 with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
NFC Connectivity
Touch Screen
External Flash
AF Face Detection
21MP High Resolution Sensor
2359k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
UHS-II Memory Card Support
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
99 Cross Focus Points
±5 AE Bracketing Range
200000 cycles Shutter Life Expectancy
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Bluetooth Connectivity
Tilting Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
Optical Viewfinder
RAW Support
51200 Max Native ISO
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
1240 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
153 Focus Points
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Weight: 860g
No Image Stabilization
Type Scores

Nikon D500 has an Overall Score of 83/100 and ranked #9 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #34 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Nikon D500 Scores
Imaging score
69
Features score
90
Value for money score
92
Portability score
67
Overall score
83
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Nikon D500


Nikon D500 weighs 860g and has external dimensions of 147 x 115 x 81mm (5.79 x 4.53 x 3.19"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Nikon D500 is 77 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Nikon D500
860g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Nikon D500
81mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon D500 with the dimensions:

Nikon D500

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight D500 Dimensions D500
Nikon D750 Nikon D750 840 g 860 g 141 x 113 x 78 mm 147 x 115 x 81 mm
Nikon D7500 Nikon D7500 720 g 860 g 136 x 104 x 73 mm 147 x 115 x 81 mm
Nikon D810 Nikon D810 980 g 860 g 146 x 123 x 82 mm 147 x 115 x 81 mm
Nikon D7200 Nikon D7200 765 g 860 g 136 x 107 x 76 mm 147 x 115 x 81 mm
Nikon D850 Nikon D850 1015 g 860 g 146 x 124 x 79 mm 147 x 115 x 81 mm
Canon EOS 80D Canon 80D 730 g 860 g 139 x 105 x 79 mm 147 x 115 x 81 mm
Nikon D610 Nikon D610 850 g 860 g 141 x 113 x 82 mm 147 x 115 x 81 mm
Nikon D5 Nikon D5 1415 g 860 g 160 x 158.5 x 92 mm 147 x 115 x 81 mm

Specifications of Nikon D500


General
Brand Nikon
Model D500
Announced January, 2016
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 305
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 2359k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.66
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 153
Number of Cross Focus Points 99
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 369.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 21 MP
Max Image Resolution 5568 x 3712
Max Native ISO 51200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 1640000
Min Boosted ISO 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 1240 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL15
Physical
Weight 860 g
Physical Dimensions 147 x 115 x 81 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type XQD/SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compliant)
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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