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Nikon D500

Nikon D500
Brand: Nikon
Category: Cameras
  • Type: Single-lens reflex digital camera
  • Lens and Sensor: 20.9 MP
  • Display: 8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 2359k-dot (XGA) TFT ve LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and manual monitor brightness control
  • Video and Image: 3840 x 2160 pixels (Video), 5568x3712 pixels (Image)
  • Shutter and Flash: 1/8000 sec / Yes
  • Battery: One EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

Our Rating

The overall rating of this product is based on the review by our experts.

  • Design 7 / 10
  • Camera 7 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Features 6 / 10
  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Battery 6 / 10
  • Price 6 / 10

Nikon D500 comes with a 20.9 MP, 23.5 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor offering a great performance for the price. Although it sounds underwhelming, Nikon D500 allows for smooth 2160p video recording and capturing photos at 5568×3712 pixels resolutions. Sure, we’ve seen higher resolutions on cameras for this price, but Nikon D500 really pulls it off here with focusing on great quality and clarity, instead of plain size. Speaking of plain size, Nikon manages to bring it to the design, unfortunately. It’s by no means a compact digital camera!

Nikon D500 weighs almost 900g and it can feel robust at some moments, making it perfectly usable with two hands, and barely usable with one hand if you have smaller hands. This shouldn’t be a downside to the camera with this performance and price, although the bigger doesn’t always mean better. Nevertheless, Nikon D500 is a really good piece of camera, and with this price, you can’t go wrong.





Camera Type Single-lens reflex digital camera


Dimensions Approx. 147 x 115 x 81 mm/5.8 x 4.6 x 3.2 in.
Weight Approx. 860 g/1 lb 14.4 oz with battery and XQD memory card but without body cap; approx. 760 g/1 lb 10.9 oz (camera body only)
Colors Black


Display Type TFT ve LCD
Size 8-cm/3.2-in
Resolution 2359k-dot (XGA)
Display Features 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and manual monitor brightness control


Compatible Lenses Compatible with 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 (A and M modes only); IX-NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used

Image Sensor

Image Sensor Type 23.5 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor
Total Pixels 21.51 million
Dust Reduction Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Aspect Ratio 3 : 2


Flash Control TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approx. 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 Modes Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off; auto FP high-speed sync supported


Shutter Type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter available in mirror up release mode
Shutter Speeds 1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, bulb, time, X250
Shutter Release S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), QC (quiet continuous shutter-release), Self-timer, MUP (mirror up)


Metering Modes TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approx.180K (180,000) pixels
Metering Range Matrix or center-weighted metering: -3 to 20 EV, Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV, Highlight-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV

White Balance

White Balance Auto (3 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K to 10000 K), all with fine-tuning


Autofocus Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection
Detection Range -4 to 20 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Focus Point 153 focus points, of which 55 or 15 are available for selection


Viewfinder Type Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Coverage DX (24x16) image area: Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Magnification Approx. 1.0x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint 16 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter Adjustment -2 to +1 m-1
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex Mirror Quick return


Video Format MOV
File System DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, PictBridge


Technology Used Li-Ion
Fast Charging


WLAN IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Bluetooth Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1

Other Features



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Overall User's Rating

The rating is based on 1 reviews by users.

  • Design 8 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Display 7 / 10
  • Features 9 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Battery 6 / 10
  • Price 8 / 10
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  1. Okoro Veselin


    A professional and streamlined camera

    Nikon cameras were always my favorite and when i bought Nikon D500 i was amazed by its performance. The 20.9 MP sensor here works great and may sound underwhelming for the price, but believe me, it's a beast! With the possiblity to capture videos at a great 4K resolution, this camera is also a good choice for professionals.

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    • Display
      7 / 10
    • Features
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    • Performance
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    • Battery
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    • Price
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