Nikon D500 with Nikon D300S Comparison

Nikon D500 and Nikon D300S Main Features

  • January, 2016
  • November, 2009
  • 21 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 12 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 200 - 3200 ISO
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 10.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 7.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 147 x 115 x 81 mm, 860g.
  • 147 x 114 x 74 mm, 938g.
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Nikon D500 Scores


Imaging score
69
Features score
90
Value for money score
92
Portability score
67
Overall score
83

Nikon D300S Scores


Imaging score
51
Features score
63
Value for money score
75
Portability score
66
Overall score
61

Nikon D300S with Nikon D500 Overview


Let's compare D500 with D300S. Both cameras produced Nikon. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Nikon D500 was released in 2016, and Nikon D300S in 2009. D500 is newer, which is a plus. D300S 7 years older. 7 years, this is a pretty big age difference.
The sensor resolution of D500 is greater than that of D300S. The difference of 9 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the second camera (D300S), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. At Nikon D500, the maximum ISO is greater by 48000. Both cameras feature a 3-inch tilting screen.
Both cameras have a optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Nikon D500 has 7.0 fps continuous shooting. Nikon D500 has 7.0 fps continuous shooting.

General D500 D300S
Brand Nikon Nikon
Model D500 D300S
Announced January, 2016 November, 2009
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5 1.5
Number of Lenses 305 305
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Fixed
Screen Resolution 2359k pixels 920k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.66 0.63
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 51
Number of Cross Focus Points 99 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps 7.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash 12.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.7 mm 23.6 x 15.8 mm
Sensor Area 369.0 mm² 372.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 21 MP 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 5568 x 3712 4288 x 2848
Max Native ISO 51200 3200
Min Native ISO 100 200
Max Boosted ISO 1640000 6400
Min Boosted ISO 50 100
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 1280 x 720
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Optional Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 1240 shots 950 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL15 EN-EL3e
Physical
Weight 860 g 938 g
Physical Dimensions 147 x 115 x 81 mm 147 x 114 x 74 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) Compact Flash Type I/SD/SDHC
Storage Slots 2 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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