Capturing fast moving, erratic subjects in pin-sharp focus at high speed is the D500’s forte. It manages this by blending a 20.3MP APS-C size sensor, outstanding 153-point autofocus system and 10fps burst shooting with a deep buffer that allows up to 200 raw files to be captured continuously to an XQD card. The 1.5x crop factor lets users obtain greater reach from their lenses to fill the frame with their subject and the extended ISO range of 50-1,640,000 is staggering, however in real-world use image quality does start to degrade beyond ISO 6400. All things considered, the D500 currently stands out as Nikon’s finest example of a crop-sensor DSLR.
'Capturing fast moving, erratic subjects in pin-sharp focus at high speed is the D500’s forte. It manages this by blending a 20.3MP APS-C size sensor, outstanding 153-point autofocus system and 10fps burst shooting with a deep buffer that allows up to 200 raw files to be captured continuously to an XQD card. The 1.5x crop factor lets users obtain greater reach from their lenses to fill the frame with their subject and the extended ISO range of 50-1,640,000 is staggering, however in real-world use image quality does start to degrade beyond ISO 6400. All things considered, the D500 currently stands out as Nikon’s finest example of a crop-sensor DSLR.'
• 20.9MP DX format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5 image processor • Multi-CAM 20K Autofocus sensor with 153/99 AF points • SO range of 100-51,200 expandable to Lo 1 and Hi 5 (50 – 1,640,000 equivalent) • Share images instantly with built-in SnapBridge (Wi-Fi® + Bluetooth) capabilities • Shoot cinematic 4K UHD video • Dual card slots - XQD and SD media
Flagship Power, DX Agility. Meet the new DX flagship, the Nikon D500. At first glance, it may seem unimposing—but contained within a streamlined camera body is a veritable powerhouse of processing power and technological advances. The D500 is ready to go wherever your passion leads you, capturing everything with stunning clarity, speed and resolution. From busy, low-light cityscapes to thrilling wildlife scenes and fast action shots, the D500 is the ideal companion to your wanderlust. Marvel at the clarity of its cinematic 4K UHD video. Be amazed at its ruggedness and versatility. And, once you’ve captured your gorgeous photos, admire them on the D500’s high resolution tilt touchscreen display and share them via the built-in SnapBridge (Wi-Fi® + Bluetooth) capabilities. No matter what you shoot, you can be sure that the D500 will be up to the task, time and time again.
Small, Yet Powerful Your favorite travel companion 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, effortlessly and unobtrusively.
The NIKKOR Legacy Unleash the full potential of the D500 Like every Nikon DSLR, the D500 is best paired with legendary NIKKOR lenses which provide unequalled clarity and versatility. Each lens offers a different view from which to capture your memories. Shooting landscapes or portraiture? The fast AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR could prove to be your best friend. Or, extend your range with the lightweight AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II, ideal for shooting sports, parades or distant architecture. No matter your choice, pairing the Nikon D500 with renowned NIKKOR lenses is a recipe for success.
A Peek Under the Hood Bursting with new technology To preserve life’s most fleeting moments, you need a camera with incredible speed. The EXPEED 5 processor in the D500 opens up a world of possibilities, processing images fast enough to allow up to 10 frames per second so you don’t miss a moment of the action. The new Multi-CAM 20K autofocus system provides 153 AF points including 99 cross type points, which together enable you to create images that match your vision. It is also the first Nikon DX camera to utilise the new XQD memory card technology, which provides faster read/write and transfer speeds to fully take advantage of the D500's speed. Not quite ready to upgrade to XQD? That’s no problem, as the D500’s dual memory card slots can accept SD media as well. Although compact in size, the D500 certainly packs a punch.
Not Afraid of the Dark There’s so much more to see Not much light to go around? The D500 makes the most out of every bit of available light, giving you the flexibility to produce high quality images in dark environments. With a native ISO range of 100 - 51,200, expandable to Lo 1 and Hi 5 (50 – 1,640,000 equivalent), the versatile D500 is not intimidated by difficult low-light conditions, down to -4 EV. Rich details emerge from the shadows to produce superb quality.
Laughs in the Face of Danger As tough as you need it to be They say that good things come in small packages, and the D500 is no exception. A powerful but smaller sibling of the D5, the D500 features the same durable, rugged build and ergonomics you’ve come to associate with Nikon DSLRs. Built with rugged magnesium alloy and carbon fibre materials, and featuring dust and water-drop resistance, you'll have peace of mind even when shooting in extreme environments. The D500 also leverages a 3.2-inch 2,359k-dot tilting RGBW LCD touchscreen, making it easy to get the shot even from high or low angles.
Your images. The world. Connected. Don’t wait to show off your best shots Now, sharing your amazing photos is easier than ever – the D500’s SnapBridge functionality enables multiple built-in connectivity options. Liberated from the constraints of connecting wires, you can transfer your images to a compatible smart device from anywhere in the world using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to eliminate the barrier between your camera and smart device. As an added benefit, the D500’s built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) capability makes it a breeze to connect the camera to your compatible smart device while the built-in Wi-Fi capability allows for faster wireless image transfer. For those looking for an even faster transfer solution, the D500 is also compatible with the optional WT-7A, enabling transmission of files to an FTP server or computer at speeds of up to 866.7 Mbps.
Cinematic 4K UHD Performance For the first time in a Nikon DX DSLR, you can harness the power of 4K UHD video recording. Capture every moment in cinematic, ultra high definition detail at up to 30 frames per second, and take advantage of a format that is quickly becoming the gold standard for video recording the world over. Other features include a built-in interval timer and 4K UHD quality time-lapse function, which allows you to easily create 4K UHD time-lapse movies in-camera that are sure to impress.
Lighting the shadows Built into the D500 is compatibility with Nikon's new radio controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting system. Using radio control technology, when combined with the optional WR-A10/R10 transceiver, the D500 can control and wirelessly fire the SB-5000 Speedlights from another room, around corners or outdoors in bright sunlight. Access controls are easily accessed from the D500's menu and will let you shine light on even more shooting opportunities.