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Nikon D500 DX-Format
Digital SLR (Body)
$1,799.95
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Product Specifications:

Type

  • Type: Single-lens reflex digital camera
  • Lens Mount: Nikon F bayonet mount

Image Sensor

  • Picture Angle: Nikon DX format
  • Effective Pixels (Megapixels): 20.9 million
  • Sensor Size: 23.5 mm
    x 15.7 mm
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  • Image Sensor Format: DX
  • Image Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Total Pixels: 21.56 million
  • Dust-reduction system: Image sensor cleaning
    Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)
  • Dust-Off Reference Photo: Yes
  • Image Area (pixels): DX-format
    (L) 5,568 x 3,712

    (M) 4,176 x 2,784

    (S) 2,784 x 1,856
    1.3x Crop Mode
    (L) 4,272 x 2,848

    (M) 3,200 x 2,136

    (S) 2,128 x 1,424

    Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3,840 x 2,160:3,840 x 2,160

    Photographs with image area of DX taken during movie recording:
    (L) 5,568 x 3,128

    (M) 4,176 x 2,344

    (S) 2,784 x 1,560

    Photographs with image area of 1.3x taken during movie recording:
    (L) 4,272 x 2,400

    (M) 3,200 x 1,800

    (S) 2,128 x 1,192
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File System

  • File Format Still Images: JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
    NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
    NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression)
    TIFF (RGB)
  • Storage Media: SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    XQD Type Memory
  • Card Slot: Either card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards.
  • File System: Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
    EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
    PictBridge

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder: Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder
  • Viewfinder Frame Coverage: DX (24x16): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical (Approx.)
    1.3x (18x12): 98% Horizontal and 98% Vertical (Approx.)
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  • Viewfinder Magnification: 1.0x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m–1) (Approx.)
  • Viewfinder Eyepoint: 16mm (-1.0 m¯¹)
  • Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment: -2.0 to +1.0m¯¹
  • Focusing Screen: Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II with AF Area Brackets (grid lines can be displayed)
  • Reflex Mirror: Quick-return type
  • Mirror Lock Up: Yes

Lens

  • Lens Aperture: Instant-return type
    Electronically Controlled
  • Depth-of-field Control: Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
  • Lens Compatibility at a Glance***: AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
    Metering with AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only)
  • Compatible Lenses: AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses, AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only).
    Electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports 15 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, of which 9 points are available for selection).
    IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used.

Shutter

  • Shutter Type: Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter
    Electronic front-curtain shutter available in mirror up release mode
  • Shutter Speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, Bulb, Time, X250
  • Fastest Shutter Speed: 1/8000 sec.
  • Slowest Shutter Speed: 30 sec.
  • Flash Sync Speed: Up to 1/250 sec.
    Synchronizes with shutter at 1/250s or slower
  • Bulb Shutter Setting: Yes
  • Shutter Release Modes: Continuous low-speed [CL] mode
    Continuous high-speed [CH] mode
    Mirror-up [Mup] mode
    Quiet Shutter Release
    Quiet Continuous Release
    Self-timer Mode
    Single-frame [S] mode
  • Frame Advance Rate: Up to 9 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 sec or faster, and other settings at default values)
  • Continuous Shooting Options: DX-format
    CH: Up to 10 frames per second
    CL: Up to 1-9 frames per second

    Quiet Continuous Mode: Up to 3 frames per second
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  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution: 10 frames per second
  • Self-timer: 2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 sec.
    Timer duration electronically controlled

Exposure

  • Exposure Metering System: TTL exposure metering using approximately 180K (180,000) pixels RGB sensor
  • Metering Method: Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10, or 13 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 8-mm circle)
    Matrix: 3D Color Matrix Metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering III (other CPU lenses); Color Matrix Metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
    Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
    Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses; equivalent to center-weighted when non-CPU lens is used
  • Metering Range: -3 +/- 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering)
    0 to 20 EV (Highlight-weighted metering)
  • Exposure Meter Coupling: CPU
    AI
  • Exposure Modes: Aperture-Priority (A)
    Manual (M)
    Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
    Shutter-Priority (S)
  • Exposure Compensation: +/-5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
  • Exposure Bracketing: 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
  • Exposure Lock: Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
  • Picture Control: Flat
    Landscape
    Monochrome
    Neutral
    Portrait
    Standard
    User-customizable Settings
    Vivid

Sensitivity

  • ISO Sensitivity: ISO 100 -
    51,200
    Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 EV (ISO 1,640,000 equivalent) above ISO 51,200; auto ISO sensitivity control available
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  • Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity: 100
  • Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity: 51,200
  • Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity: Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
  • Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity: Hi-5 (ISO 1,640,000 equivalent)
  • Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options: Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
    Hi-1 (ISO 102,400 equivalent)
    Hi-2 (ISO 204,800 equivalent)
    Hi-3 (ISO 409,600 equivalent)
    Hi-4 (ISO 892,200 equivalent)
    Hi-5 (ISO 1,640,000 equivalent)
  • Long Exposure Noise Reduction: Yes
  • High ISO Noise Reduction: Low
    Normal
    High
    Off
  • Active D-Lighting: Auto
    Extra High
    Normal
    Low
    Off
  • D-Lighting Bracketing: 2 frames using selected value for one frame
    3–5 frames using preset values for all frames

Focus/Autofocus

  • Single-point AF Mode: Yes
  • Dynamic AF Mode: Number of AF points: 25, 72 and 153 (3D-tracking)
  • Auto-area AF Mode: Yes
  • Autofocus System: Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection and fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection
  • Detection Range: -4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
  • Lens Servo: Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
    Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
  • AF-area Mode: 25, 72, or 153 point Dynamic-area AF
    Auto-area AF
    Single-point AF
    3D-tracking
    Group-area AF
  • Focus Lock: Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector
  • Focus Modes: Continuous-servo (AF-C)
    Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
    Full-time Servo (AF-F) available in Live View only
    Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
    Normal area
    Single-servo AF (AF-S)
    Wide area
  • Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points: 153
  • Autofocus Sensitivity: -4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
  • Autofocus Fine Tune: Yes

Flash

  • Built-in Flash: Yes
  • Flash Bracketing: 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
  • X-Sync Speed: 1/250
  • Top FP High Speed Sync: Up to 1/8000
  • Flash Control: TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center- weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering
  • Flash Sync Modes: Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
    Front-curtain sync (normal)
    Rear-curtain sync
    Red-Eye reduction
    Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
    Slow rear-curtain sync
    Slow sync
  • Flash Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
  • Flash-ready Indicator: Lights when optional flash unit such as SB-5000, SB-910, SB-900, SB-700, SB-400, SB-300 or SB-R200 is fully charged
  • Accessory Shoe: Yes
  • Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS): CLS Supported
  • Flash Sync Terminal: Yes

White Balance

  • White Balance: Auto (3 types)
    Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K)
    Cloudy
    Direct Sunlight
    Flash
    Fluorescent (7 types)
    Incandescent
    Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view)
  • White Balance Bracketing: 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV

Live View

  • Live View Shooting: Photography Live View Mode
    Movie Live View Mode
  • Live View Lens servo: Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
    Manual focus (MF)
  • Live View AF-area mode: Face-priority AF
    Wide-area AF
    Normal-area AF
    Subject-tracking AF
  • Live View Autofocus: Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)

Movie

  • Movie Metering: TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
  • Movie Maximum recording time: 4K/UHD 3 minutes; 1,080 50/60p 10/20 minutes (HQ/Norm); 1,080 30/25/24p and 720 50/60p 20/29:59 minutes (HQ/Norm)
  • Movie File Format: MOV
  • Movie Video Compression: H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
  • Movie Audio recording format: Linear PCM
  • Movie: 4K/UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps
    4K/UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps
    4K/UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps
    Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps
    Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps
    Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
    Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
    Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
    HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
    HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
    Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively
    High quality available at all frame sizes, normal quality available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160
  • Movie Audio: Built-in microphone, stereo
    External stereo microphone (optional)
    Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted

Monitor

  • Monitor Size: 3.2 in. diagonal
  • Monitor Resolution: 2,359,000 Dots
  • Monitor Type: TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle
  • Monitor Angle of View: 170 -degree wide-viewing angle
  • Monitor Adjustments: Brightness, 5 levels
  • Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator: Yes
    Also visible in LiveView Modes
    Also visible in Viewfinder

Playback

  • Playback Functions: Auto Image Rotation
    Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
    GPS data display
    Highlights
    Image Rating
    Image Rotation
    Image Slideshow
    IPTC information embedding and display
    Movie Playback
    Movie Slideshow
    Photo Information
    Playback with Zoom
  • In-Camera Image Editing: Color Balance
    D-Lighting
    Distortion Control
    Edit Movie
    Filter Effects
    Image Overlay
    Monochrome
    NEF (RAW) Processing
    Perspective Control
    Red-Eye Correction
    Resize
    Side-by-Side Comparison
    Straighten
    Trim
  • Image Comment: Yes

Interface

  • Interface: 10-pin RemoteTerminal
    HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
    Headphone Connector
    NTSC
    Stereo Microphone Input 3.5mm
    SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
  • Wi-Fi Functionality: Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth
  • GPS: GP-1A GPS unit (optional)
  • Save/Load Camera settings: Yes

Menus

  • Total Custom Settings: 52
  • My Menu: Yes with customization
  • Recent Settings: Yes
  • Supported Languages: Arabic
    Bengali
    Brazilian Portuguese
    Bulgarian
    Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
    Czech
    Danish
    Dutch
    English
    Finnish
    French
    German
    Greek
    Hindi
    Hungarian
    Indonesian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Korean
    Marathi
    Norwegian
    Persian
    Polish
    Portuguese
    Romanian
    Russian
    Serbian
    Spanish
    Swedish
    Tamil
    Telugu
    Thai
    Turkish
    Ukrainian
    Vietnamese
  • Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings: Yes
  • World Time Setting: Yes

Power

  • Battery / Batteries: EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery
    Optional MB-D17 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL18a or EN-EL18 Li-ion battery (available separately), one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15 Li-ion battery, or eight AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries. A BL-5 battery-chamber cover is required when using EN-EL18a or EN-EL18 batteries.
  • AC Adapter: EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)
  • Battery Charger: MH-25a Quick Charger

Miscellaneous

  • Tripod Socket: 1/4 in.
  • Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth): 5.8 in.
    (147 mm)
    x 4.6 in.
    (115 mm)
    x 3.2 in.
    (81 mm)
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  • Approx. Weight: 26.9 oz.
    (760 g) camera body only
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  • Operating Environment: 0-40 °C (+32–104 °F)
    Less than 85% (no condensation)

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