- Powerful 153-point AF system delivers superior subject acquisition performance across a wider range of situations
- Approx. 10 fps continuous shooting (up to 200 shots in 14-bit lossless compressed RAW) captures decisive, split-second moments
- Compact, lightweight DX system offers outstanding agility, especially for telephoto shooting
- 4K UHD video (30p), suitable for professional productions
- EXPEED 5 image-processing engine achieves superior image quality and sensitivity up to ISO 51200, expandable to Hi 5 (equivalent to ISO 1640000)
- Touch-screen, tilting 8-cm/3.2-in., 2359k-dot LCD monitor ensures comfortable shooting when composing from low or high angles
- SnapBridge support lets you connect the camera to a compatible smart device via built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®
Nail the shot: powerful metering and image sensors
Whether you’re capturing a cheetah on the run or the pivotal moment in the X Games, the D500 will get you the shot. And not just any shot. The 20.9 MP DX-format CMOS image sensor and 180K-pixel RGB metering sensor deliver phenomenally accurate subject recognition and image detail with rich tonal gradations. The D500 also boasts a highly responsive 8.0 cm (3.2 in.), 2359k-dot tilting LCD touchscreen monitor, which frees you to shoot from high or low angles. You can easily scroll through and select key images, and input credit, location, network, IPTC and copyright information on the spot. Shoot in Live View and you can use touch operation to set the focus point, release the shutter and acquire preset Spot White Balance data, based on the selected area within the frame. For even greater control, Picture Control 2.0 makes it easy to define parameters whether you’re shooting stills or video. Ease post-production with the Flat pre-setting for maximum dynamic range; fine-adjust detail with Clarity.
Not afraid of the dark: get the shots others can’t even see
The D500 isn’t intimidated by difficult light conditions. Thanks to its exceptionally wide ISO range, this camera opens up a world of new shooting opportunities in dark situations and handles highlights incredibly well. Nikon’s EXPEED 5 processing engine ensures unprecedentedly high image quality across the standard ISO range of 100 to 51200. Fine noise is dramatically reduced and even cropped images shot at high ISO values retain their quality. You can also extend the ISO range down to the equivalent of ISO 50 at the Lo 1 setting, or up to an incredible ISO 1640000 equivalent, at the Hi 5 setting. Combined with the camera’s AF system, which performs in near darkness (-4 EV at the central point), the Hi 5 setting lets you shoot in situations you might not have attempted before. These astonishingly high ISO counts, which enable colour images to be captured without a flash, are also suitable for specialist use in surveillance and security applications.
Cinematic 4K/UHD performance
As the first Nikon DX-format DSLR to record high-definition 4K/UHD movies in-camera, the D500 offers a whole new level of moviemaking flexibility. 4K/UHD movies (3840x2160 pixels) up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds long can be recorded at 30p/25p/24p in dot-by-dot native pixel crop, which ensures the highest image quality. Full HD (1080p) video can be recorded at frame rates up to 50p/60p in multiple sensor crop formats, including native Full HD pixel crop. Nikon’s electronic Vibration Reduction dramatically reduces the effects of camera shake when shooting Full HD movies handheld. When filming in M mode, sensitivity for all video resolutions and crop modes can be set from ISO 100 all the way up to Hi 5. Auto ISO allows ISO 200 up to Hi 5, and lets you set the maximum ISO values you want to work with. The camera offers clean HDMI out: even 4K/UHD movies can be recorded to the memory card or output uncompressed to HDMI with 8-bit 4:2:2 YCbCr. HDMI output is available for all movie resolutions during remote shooting. Other features include a built-in interval timer and 4K/UHD-quality time-lapse function.
Shoot more. Control more. Snapbridge.
Keep your camera connected to your smart device with SnapBridge. Sync photos as you shoot. Use your smart device to shoot remotely. Nikon’s SnapBridge lets you keep the D500 constantly connected to your smart device via Bluetooth® low energy technology. Sync photos to your device as you shoot, without having to reconnect each time. Transfer movies manually whenever you want via the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi®. SnapBridge also lets you control key camera functions via your smart device, and easily geotag images. Every time you land in a new location, SnapBridge automatically updates your camera with local and UTC time via the GPS info on your smart device. Your shots will be in the correct date order no matter how many time zones you cross.