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Nikon D500

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Nikon D500 review: specs and price

Nikon D500
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Nikon D500

Why is Nikon D500 better than the average?

  • Sensor size
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    23.5 x 15.7mmvs249.7mm
  • Focus points
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    153vs63.98
  • Megapixels (main camera)
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    20.9MPvs17.54MP
  • Maximum light sensitivity
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    51200 ISOvs22421.79 ISO
  • Battery life (CIPA)
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    1240shotsvs411.22shots
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
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    14fpsvs6.98fps
  • Video recording (main camera)
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    2160 x 30fpsvs42759.78fps
  • Fastest shutter speed
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    1/8000svs1/3095s

Price comparison

Nikon D500

Buy used:

$950.00

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$119.95

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Design

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nikon D500
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.Has a flip-out screen
Nikon D500
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
3.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D500
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
4.viewfinder coverage

100%

With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
5.Has a hot shoe
Nikon D500
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
6.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D500
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.

Optics

1.focus points

153

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
2.sensor size

23.5 x 15.7mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
3.has AF tracking
Nikon D500
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
4.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
Nikon D500
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
5.maximum light sensitivity

51200 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
6.megapixels (main camera)

20.9MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D500
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
3.Has timelapse function
Nikon D500
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
4.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D500
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
5.supports slow-motion video recording
Nikon D500
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Nikon D500
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Nikon D500
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.number of microphones

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Nikon D500
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

1240shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Nikon D500
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D500
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D500
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.has an external memory slot
Nikon D500
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Nikon D500
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.Has a remote control
Nikon D500
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Nikon D500
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
5.has a HDMI output
Nikon D500
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
6.has an accelerometer
Nikon D500
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

Price comparison

Nikon D500

Buy used:

$950.00

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D500 walmartMEGA ACCESSORY BUNDLE with Sandisk Extre...MEGA ACCESSORY BUNDLE with Sandisk Extreme 32GB SD, Quick Release Pro Clip, Tripods, Backpack, LED Light and More for Nikon D500 D750 D810 D850 D3500 D5600 D7100 D7200 D7500
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$119.95

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