Nikon D500

MPN: VBA480AE  |  EAN: 0018208947256  |  Model: D500

Price Information

1,757.00

as at 24 Sep 19 | 6:30 AM CET

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Choosist's Ratings

Nikon D500 - VBA480AE Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
DSLR Camera
Outstanding
Advanced Skill Level (Photo)
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Outstanding
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Outstanding
Event Videos
Outstanding
Wildlife Photography
Outstanding
Astronomy Photography
Outstanding
Home Videos
Outstanding
Landscape Photography
Outstanding
Everyday Life Photography
Outstanding
Film Making
Outstanding
4K Videos
Outstanding
Events Photography
Outstanding
Time-lapse Videos
Outstanding
High FPS Videos
Outstanding
Sports Photography
Outstanding
Low-light Videos
Outstanding
Underwater Photography
Outstanding
Travel
Outstanding
WiFi Connectivity
Outstanding
Professional Looks
Outstanding
Regular Looks
Outstanding
Bluetooth Connectivity
Outstanding
Camera Body Only
Outstanding

Kind of Camera

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.

Photography Skillset

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.

Video skill level

Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Nikon device is a very good option!

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Video Scenarios

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. 

Other Video needs

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.

Photo Scenarios

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.

Other considerations

With this model, you no longer need to worry about carrying cables for data transfer all the time as it comes with Wi-FI.

Style

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.

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Technical Specifications

Nikon D500 - VBA480AE Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Design
Camera Type DSLR
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Black
Camera
3D Photo Yes
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Camera File System DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, RAW
Direct Printing Yes
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
Photo Effects 1
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
Flash
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
Focusing
Auto Focus 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
Face Detection Yes
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Manual Focus Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
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
Manual Exposure Yes
Shutter
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
Video
4K Video Capable Yes
Analog Signal Format System NTSC
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC, XQD
Full HD Yes
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 Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Audio
Audio Formats Supported LPCM
Built-in Microphone Yes
Headphone Output Type 3.5
Headphone Outputs 1
Microphone In Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Microphone Port - Size 3.5
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens Present 1
Lens Mount Interface Nikon F
Mounting Type Bayonet
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards SD, SDHC, SDXC, XQD
Display
Built-in Display Yes
Display TFT
Display Diagonal 3.2 "
Display Resolution (numeric) 2359000 pixels
Flip-out Screen Yes
Live View Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Vari-angle LCD Display Yes
Viewfinder
Diopter Adjustment (D-D) -2 - 1
Diopter Correction Yes
Magnification 1 x
Optical Viewfinder Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical
Sensor
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Megapixel 20.9 MP
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 21.56 MP
Technical Details
Image Processor EXPEED 5
Self-timer Yes
Other Features
Image Editing Resizing, Rotating, Trimming
Interval Recording 1
PictBridge Yes
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
Battery Life (CIPA Standard) 1240 shots
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type EN-EL15
Power Source Type Battery
Networking
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version 4.1
Data Network Not supported
Near Field Communication (NFC) Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standards b/g
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included Yes
Battery Charger Included Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 81 mm
Height 115 mm
Weight 760 g
Width 147 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 5568 x 3712 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) (L) 5568 x 3712(M) 4176 x 2784(S) 2784 x 1856
Memory
Memory Slots 2