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Nikon D500 DSLR Camera (Body Only)

BH #NID500 • MFR #1559
Nikon D500 DSLR Camera (Body Only)
Key Features
  • Open Box Products Have a Limited 1-Year B&H Warranty
  • 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 5 Image Processor
  • 3.2" 2539k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
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Nikon D500 Overview

Nikon D500 Specs

Lens MountNikon F
Sensor ResolutionActual: 21.51 Megapixel
Effective: 20.9 Megapixel (5568 x 3712)
Sensor Type23.5 x 15.7 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Crop Factor1.5x
Image StabilizationNone
Mirror Lock-UpYes
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeMechanical Focal Plane Shutter, Electronic Shutter
Shutter SpeedElectronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto
100 to 51,200 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 164,000)
100 to 51,200 in Auto, Manual Mode (Extended: 164,000)
Metering Method3D Color Matrix, Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV Steps)
Metering Range-4 to 20 EV
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Continuous ShootingUp to 10 fps at 20.9 MP for up to 200 Frames (Raw)
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/5/10/20-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes3:2 JPEG
5568 x 3712
4176 x 2784
2784 x 1856
Aspect Ratio3:2
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw, TIFF
Bit Depth14-Bit
Internal Recording ModesH.264/MOV
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps
External Recording ModesHDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
1920 x 1080p
1280 x 720
Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds for UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds for Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds for HD (1280 x 720)
Broadcast OutputNTSC
IP StreamingNone
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording2-Channel LPCM Audio
Media/Memory Card SlotSlot 1: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Slot 2: CFexpress Type B / XQD
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
WirelessBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Resolution2,359,000 Dot
Display TypeTilting Touchscreen LCD
Secondary DisplayTop: Status Display
TypeOptical (Pentaprism)
Eye Point16 mm
MagnificationApprox. 1x
Diopter Adjustment-2 to +1
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 153 (99 Cross-Type)
Autofocus Sensitivity-4 to +20 EV
Built-In FlashNo
Flash ModesFirst-Curtain Sync, Hi-Speed Sync, Off, Rear Curtain/Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Maximum Sync Speed1/250 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +1 EV (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemiTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe, PC Terminal
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity0 to 85%
Battery Type1 x EN-EL15 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7 VDC, 1900 mAh
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy, Carbon Fiber
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.8 x 4.5 x 3.2" / 147 x 115 x 81 mm
Weight1.89 lb / 860 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.5 x 6.3 x 6"

Nikon D500 Reviews

Best wildlife camera available

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-27

The D500 with its 10 fps shutter, optical viewfinder, 100 shot RAW buffer, and great auto focus is a great option for wildlife. I shoot mostly birds and appreciate the "crop factor" even though I know it's mainly an optical "illusion" over full frame. It is ruggedly built and weather resistant.

Great for wildlife photography

By Amanda
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-04

I upgraded from a NikonD5300 so of course this will seem a lot better. But it is better than expected especially for the price. Using the same lens on my D5300 and this camera, there is a massive improvement for what fits in the frame and clarity. I use it for wildlife photography, mostly birds, and this camera is so quick it catches the birds so well in flight and doing quick movements. The larger range in ISO is also really fun to play with.

Industry standard for sports photography

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-04

The Nikon D500 has been a sports photography workhorse for awhile but still beats out newer models for features related to action photography. This is actually my second exact same body so I can shoot with two cameras at various sporting events.

as good as it gets

By Kenneth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-04

The Cat's meow!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love it

By Trevor
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-03

Autofocus is spot on and fast. 10fps is awesome too, I don't think you can beat this camera at the price point.

Huge step up from D3300

By Trevor
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-31

I love this thing. No more silly settings for absolute beginners like my D3300. Tons of customizable settings & buttons. The 10 fps is awesome. Auto focus is awesome. It's still a great camera in 2022.

Continuous lock ups

By Larry
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-13

Within the first 20 photos my camera locked up during use, not responding to any button presses and unable to be turned off unless the battery was removed. I thought maybe it was a fluke so I brushed it off. Well now it occurs every time I use this new body, I have under 200 shots and it locks up every 20-30 shots requiring battery removal... I'm using supported memory cards of both model types and tried multiple cards. I've tried multiple lenses, multiple batteries, and with and without a battery grip and the issues persist. Sometimes I get an ERR message and sometimes not, looks like I got a $1,600 paperweight and will have to continue using my old d7200 for DX and d750 for FX.....

Nikon D 500

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-07

Very versatile camera. Lots of features.

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Does this camera come with a battery and a ...

Does this camera come with a battery and a charger?
Asked by: Mike
Yes, it comes with both
Answered by: sven
Date published: 2021-09-03

does it have a international warranty?is warranty ...

does it have a international warranty?is warranty valid in india?
Asked by: Anonymous
US model has US warranty and should be repaired by Nikon Service centers in US.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-10-08

Does it accommodate the Nikon Nikkor D lenses ...

Does it accommodate the Nikon Nikkor D lenses which do not have AF motor?
Asked by: George
You can use AF-D lenses with the Nikon D500.
Answered by: Stephen G
Date published: 2021-01-09


Atmos Nina blade
Asked by: Michael R.
Hi Michael, I think you mean Atmos Ninja Blade , right? You might want to read the B & H reviews on the 5 model.<a href= target= _blank ></a>Should be no problem on a D500, but I rarely like to use anything other than my dedicated video cams to do video. I won't be using my D500 for video, at least for now. Too many accessories needed to make it comfortable to work with in the field, especially compared to even a good prosumer 4K dedicated unit. Your mileage may vary, of course and you will need to weigh what you have, what you need (narrow DOF, lots of lens choices, etc.?) and the cost/benefit for you and your expected visual outcomes. Good Luck.
Answered by: John H.
Date published: 2018-08-26

What is the size of the sensor? I did not see it ...

What is the size of the sensor? I did not see it listed in the specs.
Asked by: Ed
23.5 x 15.7 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-01-02


Is the AF'ing feature work also for video?
Asked by: GUNER K.
Yes, autofocus will work for video as well as still images.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Any idea when to expect the D500 (body only) in from the current back order?
Asked by: David P.
I apologize, but this type of request cannot be taken care of through this feature of our website. Please contact our Customer Service department by entering Live Chat, emailing directly to [email protected]<a href=, target= _blank >,</a> or calling us toll-free at 800.221.5743.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Does the lack of image stabilization make a ...

Does the lack of image stabilization make a difference with wildlife/action photos?
Asked by: chauna
VR is in the lens, not the camera. This is among the best cameras you can buy for wildlife.
Answered by: Jon
Date published: 2021-08-13
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