The sleek and beautiful D500 goes anywhere you go, bringing along stunning resolution and performance. Packing a lot of power into a smaller camera body thanks to its DX sensor means you can take advantage of the smaller and lighter DX lenses in the NIKKOR line—and when you’re travelling, every ounce counts. The best part is, there’s no need to sacrifice image quality to gain portability. The D500 strikes the perfect balance with its 20.9 megapixel CMOS sensor, and is ready to capture the exquisite details, colours, and textures this world has to offer. With the D500 at your side—whether you’re hiking through the lush landscapes of New Zealand or on safari in Africa—it will be ready to go, effortless and unobtrusive.
153 focus points with broader, denser image area coverage for incredible performance
Boasting the most advanced AF system in the history of Nikon digital SLR cameras, the D500 empowers you to capture more decisive moments in sharp focus. The camera’s autofocus sensor module gives you a dense, 153 focus-point configuration that covers an extremely wide portion of the image area, with 99 cross sensors in the frequently used central and peripheral areas, realizing more flexible composition. This ensures the D500 is able to focus easily on small or low-contrast subjects.
Focusing capability down to -4 EV lets you capture a wider range of scenes
The D500’s AF capability is about more than just focus points. By minimizing noise, the newly developed autofocus sensor module is able to focus down to -4 EV with the central focus point, and -3 EV with all other points*. This makes AF possible even in low light or when shooting low-contrast subjects. Consider the possibilities when you combine this with the camera’s impressive high-sensitivity performance (up to ISO 51200) and the ability to meter exposure all the way down to -3 EV. The D500 opens up an entirely new photographic frontier.
High-speed continuous shooting at approx. 10 fps for up to 200 shots in 14-bit lossless compressed RAW
The D500 harnesses all the powerful technology at its disposal to realize exceptional continuous shooting performance. Its image sensor is designed for even faster readout, while the new EXPEED 5 image-processing engine accelerates performance even further. The combination of these features with an improved mirror sequence mechanism helps achieve the feat of high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 10 fps*. Together with a quick release time lag of approx. 50 ms, this means that the D500 is ready to capture decisive moments, and thanks to an extended buffer capacity, you can also take continuous sequences of up to 200 shots in JPEG and in 14-bit lossless compressed RAW. Nail that crucial instant with total confidence — with the D500, you can.
Superior agility brings an edge to telephoto shooting
While it shares many of the top-level features of the D5, its leading FX-format counterpart, the D500 possesses its own unique form of agility when it comes to telephoto shooting. The smaller DX-format image sensor provides an angle of view equivalent to that of a lens with approx. 1.5× longer focal length*, which means you benefit from a telephoto range comparable to the D5 while using smaller and lighter lenses. For durability, the D500 employs a monocoque structure, with high-stiffness carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic and magnesium alloy, all of which contribute to its lightweight body without sacrificing its ruggedness. This outstanding agility lets you travel light — a crucial advantage when shooting in far locations.
4K UHD video (3840 × 2160), essential for multimedia users
Meeting the demands of multimedia professionals, the D500 provides 4K UHD (3840 × 2160)/24p/25p/30p as well as 1080/60p video for up to 29 min. 59 s. Thanks to the camera’s new EXPEED 5 image-processing engine, you can expect detail-rich, high-definition movies that take full advantage of the stunning depiction NIKKOR lenses offer, with smooth exposure control specifically tailored to movie recording. The exceptional agility of the DX system, combined with a wide sensitivity range from ISO 100 to 51200, expandable to Hi 5 (equivalent to ISO 1640000), broadens your shooting possibilities even further.
Touch-operation, tilting 8-cm/3.2-in., 2359k-dot high-resolution LCD monitor
The D500’s touch-panel LCD monitor brings an entirely new level of usability to still and movie shooting. It offers functions such as touch AF and touch shutter (in still image shooting), as well as the ability, shared with the D5, to input text such as copyright information, and to switch sequences of images at high speed using the frame advance bar in image playback — both particularly useful for professionals. The monitor’s 3-axis hinge structure allows it be tilted up or down flexibly across a wide range of angles. When tilted upward, the camera’s eyepiece remains unobstructed, and it can also be tilted smoothly downward while attached to a tripod.
Resolution: 21 Megapixels
Sensor Resolution: 20.9 Megapixels
Sensor: 23.5mm x 15.7mm CMOS
Video Resolution: 4K
Continuous Shooting Speed: 10 FPS Continuous Shooting
Auto Focus Points: 153 Point AF
Lens Mount: Nikon F DX
Shutter Speed: 30sec. - 1/8000sec.
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 100 - 51,200
Screen Size: 3.2"
Recording Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC/XQD
Frame Rate: 30p
Power Source: EN-EL15 Li-Ion Battery
Dimensions: 147mm x 115mm x 81mm
What's In the Box
MH-25A Battery Charger
USB Cable Clip
HDMI Cable Clip
UC-E22 USB Cable
BF-1B Body Cap