The Nikon D500 is one of latest DSLR launched by the company and is the successor of D300. The camera includes everything that a user can expect from it. It has an advanced CMOS sensor along with a powerful processor. Nikon D500 boasts a sleek design and offers easy to use functionality. There are lots of innovative features to enhance the image quality. The Camera flaunts exceptional Auto-focus system and impressive dynamic range. Let's have a look at the qualities of this flagship device of Nikon and see what makes it unique and highly preferable for Pro-level photography.
The Nikon D500 equips a DX-format CMOS Sensor that offers 20.9MP resolution. The Sensor size is 23.5 - 15.7 mm and it is bundled with EXPEED 5 image processor. The camera delivers its best when coupled with highly popular NIKKOR lenses that provide unparalleled clarity and flexibility. The image processing engine enables shutter firing sound at 10 fps and offers 200 raw buffer shot which is really impressive.
The Nikon D500 feels very durable and is highly portable. The dimensions of the camera are 147 X 115 X 81 mm, and it weighs around 760 g. The back and top portion of the camera is made of magnesium alloy, and the front part is built with carbon fibre. The Camera includes USB 3.0 and HDMI port, headphone and microphone jacks and dual card slots out of which one is SD and the other one is XQD card slot.
XQD cards are expensive, yet provide higher write speed, and that's why every professional photographer requires a camera with the ability to utilize them. The camera also boasts a bright 3.2-inch touch screen which has 2.4 million dots and helps users to take bright and sharp pictures with ease.
Micro-adjustment of the lenses is improvised, and you can use the live-view on the sensor to auto-regulate the phase detect autofocus for any lens. The 1.0x magnification Viewfinder gives 100% coverage and perfectly matches with the advance 153-point AF system. Let us also inform our viewers that out of 153 AF points 99 are cross-type which makes this camera preferable to shoot sports where the subject is moving so fast and also let users focus on a subject at a distance with ease.
The camera offers built-in Wi-Fi capability which is compatible with both iOS and Android devices and can be used to share images instantly. You can also utilize the in-built Bluetooth connection for the same purpose. The SnapBridge capabilities also allow users to pair a device through the NFC and insert GPS data into EXIF data through a mobile phone in a single tap.
The Nikon D500 offers the standard ISO range of 100-51,200 that is expandable from 50 to 1,640,000. This incredible dynamic range lets users take detailed images with less noise in dark environment effortlessly. The camera also can shoot 4K/Ultra HD videos at an impressive frame rate of up to 30p internally. There is an in-built time-lapse feature which can be used to make 4K time-lapse sequences.
The camera has a dedicated ISO button which is comfortable to adjust the dynamic range while handling the camera with a single hand. For the steady shot, camera packs 3-axis electronic VR in the video (horizontal, vertical, rotation) which works fine with any lens.
Alike many other cameras of Nikon such as D750 and D810, the Nikon D500 also packs Nikon's EN-EL15 internal battery which is good for those users who already have any of these models. The battery lets users capture 1240 shots as per the CIPA standards in one go. In addition to that Nikon has also introduced an MB-D17 battery/grip which includes an extra battery and duplicate controls to be used in the vertical shooting.