Getting a Digital SLR camera opens you up to a bigger world photography. With its extensive range of settings, you can now calibrate much more just before you press the shutter.
Keeping it simple - For someone who is not too bothered about technicalities, this Nikon device works!
For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the D500 is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 153 "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.
To get your photos to the quality and spec that your high standards require, your camera should provide you with sufficient controls and tools to achieve this. One example is the range of Auto Focusing Modes that is available on the camera and the D500 does have a good set of options that caters for photographers with high skill levels.
Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Nikon device is a very good option!
The Nikon D500, is a very competent option when it comes to recording occasions and related activities.
Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Nikon D500 is a great companion to have.
High definition entertainment - While shooting a variety of scenes for your next release, this camera has you covered due to the (23.5 x 15.7 mm mm image sensor it houses.
Ultra High Definition - you'll be able to capture immersive and highly detailed footage with this camera's 4K capability.
If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.
Breathtaking transitions such as rolling clouds or city lights can captured as a time-lapse using the Nikon's in-built intervalometer
Low light recording can be tricky, however this camera has got what it takes to help you through that. This is because its minimum aperture number combined with it's maximum ISO sensitivity can produce crispy images with minimal noise.
The Nikon D500 has a sensor size of 23.5 x 15.7 mm (mm) which is crucial for capturing as much light information as possible when taking photographs of the cosmos. The ability to shoot and store images as RAW files and not just JPEG is important for this kind of photography. This model delivers on that!
If you're looking to simply use your camera to point-and-shoot everyday moments with an item or person as the subject matter, then the D500 is an easy recommendation for this.
Its important to ensure the celebrant (or special guests) are in clear view in every photo taken. Keeping them in focus while they're moving about is one of the great features that comes with the D500.
Whether it's golf or tennis and everything in-between, the Tracking Focus capability in this camera allows you maintain your subject as the centre of attention even while in motion. It's Continuous Shooting Mode also helps take multiple shots in a couple of seconds allowing you assess a set of options you can pick from.
Taking photos while underwater is a lot of fun. You'll be able to bathe the subject of your photograph with the colours and hues only found when taking shots in an aquatic environment.
Sometimes while on sightseeing or on a tour, you can only observe things from a distance. Which is why the zoom capability on this camera comes in handy in that situation.
From ants to zebras, a camera for nature's mosaic needs to have a great image sensor which is why the 23.5 x 15.7 mm (mm) that comes with this model works well for this scenario. It comes with a Continuous Shooting Mode allowing you to take successive shots rapidly.
Composing photographs of landscapes is subject to the lighting conditions that you're faced with. The 23.5 x 15.7 mm(mm) Image Sensor Size on this model play a big role in this. Also, the Nikon D500 has a variety of scene modes which can be selected to suit the shot you're preparing to take.
With this model, you no longer need to worry about carrying cables for data transfer all the time as it comes with Wi-FI.
The D500 combines style and a clever layout to create a camera that really stands out. Clean lines, high quality materials and a pristine finish ensure that this device will turn heads.
When you're more concerned about what your camera does than how it looks, the D500 is a safe bet.
|Operating Temperature (T-T)||0 - 40 °F|
|Aperture Priority AE||Yes|
|Camera File System||DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, RAW|
|Eye Relief||16 mm|
|Image Formats Supported||JPEG, RAW, TIFF|
|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|
|Self-timer Delay||2, 5, 10, 20 s|
|Tripod Mounting Supported||Yes|
|White Balance||Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade|
|External Flash Connector||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Correction||-3EV - +1EV (1/3|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-eye reduction, Second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization|
|Flash Sync-speed||1/250 s|
|Shoe Mounting Point||Yes|
|Auto Focus (AF) Lock||Yes|
|Auto Focus (AF) Points||153|
|Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection||1|
|Auto Focusing (AF) Modes||Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus|
|Auto Exposure (AE) Lock||Yes|
|ISO Sensitivity||100, 51200|
|ISO Sensitivity (max)||51200|
|ISO Sensitivity (min)||100|
|Light Exposure Control||Program AE|
|Light Exposure Correction||± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)|
|Light Exposure Modes||Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority|
|Light Metering||3D Color Matrix, Center-Weighted Average, Spot, Highlight Weighted|
|Camera Shutter Speed||30 - 1/8000 s|
|Camera Shutter Type||Electronic|
|Continuous Shooting Mode||Yes|
|Fastest Camera Shutter Speed||1/8000 s|
|Shutter Priority AE||Yes|
|Slowest Camera Shutter Speed||30 s|
|4K Video Capable||Yes|
|Analog Signal Format System||NTSC|
|Camcorder Media Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC, XQD|
|HD Type||4K Ultra HD|
|Max FPS @4K||30|
|Maximum Video Resolution||3840 x 2160 pixels|
|Resolution At Capture Speed||[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]|
|Supported Aspect Ratios||3:2|
|Video Formats Supported||H.264, MOV|
|Video Resolutions||1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160 pixels|
|Audio Formats Supported||LPCM|
|Headphone Output Type||3.5|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|Microphone Port - Size||3.5|
|Interchangeable Lens Present||1|
|Lens Mount Interface||Nikon F|
|Compatible Memory Cards||SD, SDHC, SDXC, XQD|
|Display Diagonal||3.2 "|
|Display Resolution (numeric)||2359000 pixels|
|Vari-angle LCD Display||Yes|
|Diopter Adjustment (D-D)||-2 - 1|
|Image Sensor Size (W X H)||23.5 x 15.7 mm|
|Total Megapixels||21.56 MP|
|Image Processor||EXPEED 5|
|Image Editing||Resizing, Rotating, Trimming|
|Ports & Interfaces|
|HDMI (Mini) Ports Quantity||1|
|HDMI Connector Type||C|
|HDMI Ports Quantity||Yes|
|USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity||1|
|USB Connector||Micro-USB B|
|USB Version||3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)|
|Battery Life (CIPA Standard)||1240 shots|
|Battery Technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Power Source Type||Battery|
|Data Network||Not supported|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)||Yes|
|AC Adapter Included||Yes|
|Battery Charger Included||Yes|
|Weight & Dimensions|
|Maximum Image Resolution||5568 x 3712 pixels|
|Still Image Resolution(s)||(L) 5568 x 3712(M) 4176 x 2784(S) 2784 x 1856|