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Nikon D500 DSLR Camera with 16-80mm Lens

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Nikon D500 DSLR Camera with 16-80mm Lens
Key Features
  • 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 5 Image Processor
  • 3.2" 2,539k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
As the flagship model within Nikon's DX-format DSLR line, the D500 is characterized by its robust physical construction, apt imaging capabilities, and of course, a more compact, sleek form factor than its FX brethren. Revolving around a 20.9MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5 image processor, this camera appeals to both still and video shooters with its fast 10 fps continuous shooting rate and 4K UHD video recording abilities. The sensor and processor also combine to avail a native sensitivity range up to ISO 51200, which can be further expanded to ISO 1640000 for working in dark and difficult lighting conditions. Benefitting the fast shooting performance, the D500 is also characterized by its expansive Multi-CAM 20K 153-point AF system, which features 99 cross-type points for fast performance and accurate subject tracking capabilities. While sleek in stature, the D500 is by no means slim on functionality and versatility.
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Nikon D500 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Nikon D500 DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • 3Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Lens
  • 4Nikon EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery (1900mAh)
  • 5Nikon MH-25a Battery Charger
  • 6Nikon DK-17F Fluorine-Coated Finder Eyepiece
  • 7Nikon UC-E22 USB 3.0 Cable
  • 8Nikon AN-DC17 Replacement Camera Strap for D500 DSLR
  • 9Nikon BF-1B Body Cap
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As the flagship model within Nikon's DX-format DSLR line, the D500 is characterized by its robust physical construction, apt imaging capabilities, and of course, a more compact, sleek form factor than its FX brethren. Revolving around a 20.9MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5 image processor, this camera appeals to both still and video shooters with its fast 10 fps continuous shooting rate and 4K UHD video recording abilities. The sensor and processor also combine to avail a native sensitivity range up to ISO 51200, which can be further expanded to ISO 1640000 for working in dark and difficult lighting conditions. Benefitting the fast shooting performance, the D500 is also characterized by its expansive Multi-CAM 20K 153-point AF system, which features 99 cross-type points for fast performance and accurate subject tracking capabilities. While sleek in stature, the D500 is by no means slim on functionality and versatility.

Besides the imaging assets, this advanced DSLR also features an impressive handling design that incorporates a 3.2", 2.36m-dot, tilting LCD touchscreen, which affords a comfortable means for working from high and low angles. An updated version of SnapBridge is also featured, which provides Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC, as well as Bluetooth Low Energy technology for linking your mobile device for wireless image sharing. In addition to the convenience features, the D500 is housed within a durable magnesium alloy chassis that is both dust- and weather-sealed for working in inclement conditions and harsh environments.

Included with the camera body is the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR lens, which provides a 24-120mm equivalent focal length range. In addition to the bright maximum aperture range of f/2.8-4, which avails greater control over selective focus and enhanced low-light shooting capabilities, this DX-dedicated zoom also features 4-stop-effective VR with Sports Mode and a Silent Wave Motor for quick AF speeds. The optical design contains three aspherical elements and four extra-low dispersion glass elements for reduced chromatic and spherical aberrations and controlled distortion throughout the zoom range, as well as both Super Integrated and Nano Crystal Coatings to minimize flare and ghosting. Additionally, this zoom also sports fluorine-coated front and rear elements to guard against smudging, moisture, and dirt.

Nikon D500 DSLR Camera (Body Only)

As the flagship model within Nikon's DX-format DSLR line, the D500 is characterized by its robust physical construction, apt imaging capabilities, and of course, a more compact, sleek form factor than its FX brethren. Revolving around a 20.9MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5 image processor, this camera appeals to both still and video shooters with its fast 10-fps continuous-shooting rate and 4K UHD video recording abilities. The sensor and processor also combine to avail a native sensitivity range up to ISO 51200, which can be further expanded to ISO 1640000 for working in dark and difficult lighting conditions. Benefitting the fast shooting performance, the D500 is also characterized by its expansive Multi-CAM 20K 153-point AF system, which features 99 cross-type points for fast performance and accurate subject tracking capabilities. While sleek in stature, the D500 is by no means slim on functionality and versatility.

Besides the imaging assets, this advanced DSLR also features an impressive handling design that incorporates a 3.2", 2.36m-dot, tilting LCD touchscreen, which affords a comfortable means for working from high and low angles. An updated version of SnapBridge is also featured, which provides Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC, as well as Bluetooth Low Energy technology for linking your mobile device for wireless image sharing. In addition to the convenience features, the D500 is housed within a durable magnesium alloy chassis that is both dust- and weather-sealed for working in inclement conditions and harsh environments.

20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 5 Image Processor
The DX-format 20.9MP CMOS sensor is paired with the EXPEED 5 image processor to provide an esteemed mixture of high sensitivity, nuanced image quality, and fast overall performance. At native values, a sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200 permits working in a broad array of lighting conditions, an can be further expanded to ISO 50-1640000 (Lo 1 to Hi 5) to handle the most challenging of situations. The mixture of resolution and sensor size also contributes to clean image quality and smooth color transitions with reduced noise throughout the sensitivity range.

In addition to benefitting image quality, the EXPEED 5 processor also affords a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including a top continuous shooting rate of 10 fps with full-time autofocus and exposure metering. Up to 200 frames can be recorded in a single burst, even when shooting 14-bit lossless compressed NEF files. Additionally, slower continuous shooting rates are available as well as a Quiet Continuous Mode for shooting 3 fps in noise-sensitivity areas.
4K UHD Video Recording
Capable of recording more than just stills, the D500 supports 4K UHD video recording at 30, 25, and 24 fps frame rates and Full HD/HD recording at up to 60 fps, along with the ability to save movie files to the in-camera memory cards or as an uncompressed file to an optional external recorder via HDMI out. For maintained quality and versatility in how your movies look, three image area options are available:
  • 4K UHD movie image format is an area that provides a 1.5x increase in the effective focal length of the lens in use and is reserved for 4K 3840 x 2160 recording.
  • 1.3x-based movie image area provides a 1.3x crop of the DX sensor, and is used for recording FULL HD and HD video.
  • DX-based movie image format utilizes the full width of the DX-format sensor, and is used to record Full HD 1920 x 1080 and HD 1280 x 720 video. This setting is well-suited for shallow depth of field effects and provides the widest field of view.

As with still shooting, the wide range of sensitivities is available for recording in low- and bright-light conditions, ranging from expanded ISO 100-1640000, and sensitivity values are manually adjustable via the dedicated movie-shooting menu. Also, a video-optimized Flat Picture Control mode can be used during recording to flatten the overall contrast curve for more control during post-production and color grading.

Benefitting handheld shooting, an Electronic Vibration Reduction feature can be used during Full HD and HD recording, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake across three axes to control horizontal, vertical, and rotational movements. Additionally, Active D-Lighting can also be employed during Full HD/HD shooting to preserve highlight and shadow detail when working in high-contrast situations.

In regard to handling, a dedicated power aperture button (Pv) makes it possible to achieve smooth, continuous exposure transitions when switching from light to dark areas and Auto ISO can also be used to maintain consistent brightness when working in changing light situations. Audio recording can be handled using the built-in stereo microphone or an optional external mic can be added via the 3.5mm stereo jack for greater control over quality. Regardless if using the in-camera mic or an external mic, audio levels can be adjusted in 20 increments and live monitoring is possible via the headphone jack, which afford 30 different volume levels for playback.

In addition to straight movie recording, time-lapse recording, for up to 9999 consecutive frames shot over the course of up to one week, is also possible with up to 4K UHD/30p output from the camera.
153-Point Multi-CAM 20K Autofocus System
Matching the speed and imaging capabilities is the apt Multi-CAM 20K AF system, which features 153 total phase-detection points, including 99 cross-type sensors for improved subject recognition, and 55 of the points are selectable for greater compositional freedom. Benefitting the use of super telephoto lenses and teleconverters, 15 of the points, including 9 selectable points, are compatible with an effective aperture of f/8 and all 153 points support working with effective apertures of f/5.6 or brighter.

Complementing the abundance of focusing points is a dedicated AF engine, which offers quick response times to benefit tracking fast and randomly moving subjects, even at the top 10 fps shooting rate. The AF engine also contributes to enhanced focusing sensitivity, with all points capable of focusing -3 EV and the center point capable of reading at -4 EV for working in very dark, low-contrast situations.

Furthering the versatility of the focusing system, seven different AF-area modes can be selected to support varying types of subjects matter:
  • Single-Point AF: The camera uses a single point to find focus.
  • Dynamic-Area AF: Available with 25, 72, or 153-point selections, this mode uses a primary single focus point to lock onto focus, and then makes use of the surrounding points for maintaining focus while tracking erratically-moving subjects.
  • Group-Area AF: This mode treats smaller groups of AF points as a single point for a wider field of recognition, and is well-suited to tracking faces or other detailed subjects.
  • 3D-Tracking: Using a subject's color information, this mode utilizes all 153 points to maintain focus on a moving subject while half-pressing the shutter button.
  • Auto-Area AF: This mode makes use of all 153 points to quickly identify the main subject, and then prioritizes recognized faces as portrait subjects in any AF servo mode.

In addition to the range of AF-area modes, an AF lock-on function can also be used to improve subject tracking performance, and can be adjusted by two parameters-quick or delayed blacked shot AF response and erratic or steady subject movement. By configuring these settings, the AF performance can be optimized to handle a wide variety of subject movement types.

Lastly, a unique auto AF fine-tune function can be employed to ensure the best possible focus for each mounted lens. Rather than relying on photographing distance charts, this function lets you achieve precise focus manually in live view, and then have the AF system calibrate itself to the fine-tuned focus position in order to alleviate front- and back-focusing issues.
Body Design
  • A large 3.2" rear LCD monitor features a high 2,359k-dot resolution for clear, vivid playback and live view shooting. The monitor is also a touchscreen for more intuitive menu navigation and settings control, and is usable while shooting, giving you the ability to choose a focus point or an area to set the white balance from. The screen can also be used as a keyboard for quickly entering notes, copyright info, or IPTC information. Additionally, it features a tilting design for easier visibility when shooting from high and low working angles.
  • A bright pentaprism optical viewfinder offers 100% frame coverage and a 1.0x magnification, and incorporates an organic EL display system to provide shooting information for seamless adjustment over camera settings without removing your eye from the viewfinder. Additionally, the optical glass features enhanced coatings for increased brightness, contrast, and color neutrality for more lifelike viewing.
  • Extending file saving capabilities by permitting overflow recording, in-camera file duplicating, or the ability to segregate raw and JPEG files between two cards, the D500 is configured with both an SD slot and a CFexpress Type B/XQD memory card slot.
  • A robust magnesium alloy chassis is both dust- and weather-resistant to benefit working in harsh climates and inclement conditions.
  • The ergonomic grip and overall form factor are shaped to benefit handling for extended periods of time and are further accentuated by anti-slip, textured controls and easy-to-open card slot covers. Additionally, most of the rear buttons on the rear of the camera are illuminated for greater visibility when working in dim lighting conditions. Two configurable Fn buttons, one front-facing and the other rear-facing, may be assigned for checking depth of field or used for other shooting controls.
  • The included EN-EL15 rechargeable lithium-ion battery is CIPA-rated to last for approximately 1240 shots per charge in single-frame release modes. The optional MB-D17 Multi-Power Battery Pack can also be added to further extend shooting times.
SnapBridge Wi-Fi Connectivity
Supporting a wealth of sharing and tagging possibilities, the D500 features built-in SnapBridge Wi-Fi connectivity to enable seamless transfer of imagery as well as remote shooting capabilities. BLE – Bluetooth Low Energy technology enables communication between the camera and a smart device. Additionally, the mobile device can remotely trigger the shutter and display a live view image from the camera to enable working from a distance. NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported to provide a quick and simple tap-to-connect method for linking your mobile devices with the camera.

For faster wireless performance, the D500 is also compatible with the optional WT-7A Wireless Transmitter enabling transmission of image files via FTP server or computer at speeds of up to 866.7 Mbps.
Scene Recognition System and Exposure Metering
The intelligent Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering III utilizes a 180k-pixel RGB sensor to evaluate and analyze all aspects within a scene, including brightness, contrast, subject distance, and the scene colors, to quickly determine an accurate exposure and white balance setting to best render the scene at hand. The information gathered is also checked against onboard reference images to ensure consistency from image to image in regard to exposure, white balance, i-TTL flash settings, and subject-tracking AF performance.
Other Camera Features
  • Three types of auto white balance are available: Auto 0, which maintains natural white values under any lighting condition; Auto 1, which maintains a balances of color between the subject and ambient light conditions; and Auto 2, which renders colors with a natural warmth and retains the colors of various types of lighting.
  • In-camera flicker reduction is available for both stills shooting and movie recording.
  • Three different sizes of raw files can be used depending on your output needs; raw size medium and small are 12-bit lossless compressed NEF files while the large file size is a 14-bit lossless uncompressed or compressed NEF file.
  • Spot White Balance control for live view shooting makes setting the white balance as easy as pointing to the area in the frame that should be white. Additionally, 1-6 preset white balance settings can be stored for easier switching between different light sources.
  • The D500 is compatible with the radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting system, which permits working with the optional WR-R10 Controller and WR-A10 Receiver, along with the SB-5000, for intuitive, controllable wireless flash shooting.
  • Picture Control modes allow you to set predefined looks to imagery in-camera and include Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Vivid, Flat, and user-customizable settings.
  • Language support: Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
UPC: 018208015597
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Lens

Designed as the DX workhorse, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR from Nikon is a 24-120mm-equivalent zoom, well-suited for a broad range of shooting applications. Its bright f/2.8-4 maximum aperture range benefits working in low-light conditions as well as controlling depth of field for selective focus shooting. Equally impressive, the optical design features four extra-low dispersion elements and three aspherical elements, which help to control both chromatic and spherical aberrations for notable image clarity and sharpness. Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings are featured, too, and minimize flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when shooting in bright and backlit conditions.

Balancing the optical merits, this 16-80mm is also characterized by its inclusion of a Vibration Reduction image stabilization system that compensates for four stops of camera shake to enable sharper handheld shooting. A Silent Wave Motor also benefits producing sharp imagery, and affords quick and quiet autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. Additionally, this lens utilizes an electromagnetic diaphragm to ensure consistent exposure stability when shooting at fast continuous speeds.

Standard zoom is designed for DX-format Nikon F-mount DSLRs and provides a 24-120mm equivalent focal length range.
Bright f/2.8-4 maximum aperture range suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers greater control over depth of field.
Three aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize sharp imagery with accurate rendering.
Four extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
Both a Nano Crystal Coat and a Super Integrated Coating have been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Vibration Reduction image stabilization helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake for up to four shutter speed stops, benefiting this lens' use in low-light conditions. Additionally, a designated Tripod Mode helps to suppress subtle ground vibrations when working atop a support system.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Fluorine coating on the front and rear elements affords protection to the optical system, resists smudging and fingerprints, and is easier to clean.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field techniques.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.

This mechanism limits the compatibility of this lens to the following cameras: D5, D4, D3 series, Df, D850, D810, D810A, D800/E, D750, D700, D610, D600, D500, D300/S, D7500, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100, Nikon 1 J1, J2, J3, J4 with FT-1, Nikon 1 V1, V2, V3 with FT-1, and Nikon 1 S1, S2 with FT-1.
UPC: 018208200559
Nikon EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery (1900mAh)

The 1900mAh Nikon EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery is a rechargeable battery for the Nikon D500, D600, D610, D7000, D7100, D750, D800, D800E, D810 and the Nikon 1 V1 cameras. Lithium-ion batteries will not suffer from the adverse memory effects that are normally associated with other battery types.

Nikon MH-25a Battery Charger

The Nikon MH-25a Battery Charger is a wall charger for the EN-EL15 and EN-EL15a/b/c lithium-ion batteries.

UPC: 018208271481
Nikon DK-17F Fluorine-Coated Finder Eyepiece

The Nikon DK-17F Fluorine-Coated Finder Eyepiece is a replacement eyepiece for select Nikon DSLR cameras. This eyepiece features fluorine coated glass and soft durable rubber and is safe for eyeglass users. The DK-17F mounts easily to your camera's viewfinder, making an excellent spare or replacement item.

Compatible Cameras
D5
D850
D500
UPC: 018208271665
Nikon UC-E22 USB 3.0 Cable

The Nikon UC-E22 USB 3.0 Cable was designed to connect select Nikon DSLRs to a computer.

Nikon Camera Compatibility
D5
D850
D810A
D810
D500
UPC: 018208271467
Nikon AN-DC17 Replacement Camera Strap for D500 DSLR

The AN-DC17 Replacement Camera Strap from Nikon is the same neck strap that is supplied with the D500 DSLR. The strap has an adjustable length and attaches to your camera's side lugs. Featuring an all black design, it has the words "Nikon D500" clearly printed in yellow.

Nikon BF-1B Body Cap

Nikon's BF-1B Body Cap keeps the mirror, viewfinder screen and low-pass filter free of dust when a lens is not in place. This is a replacement cap for the one included with Nikon F-mount cameras.

UPC: 018208043477

Nikon D500 DSLR Camera (Body Only) Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 21.51 Megapixel
Effective: 20.9 Megapixel (5568 x 3712)
Image Sensor
23.5 x 15.7 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 51,200 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 164,000)
Video
100 to 51,200 in Manual, Auto Mode (Extended: 164,000)
Continuous Shooting
Up to 10 fps at 20.9 MP for up to 200 Frames (Raw)
Internal Recording Modes
H.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 Modes
HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
1920 x 1080p
1280 x 720
Media/Memory Card Slot
Slot 1: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Slot 2: CFexpress Type B / XQD
Video I/O
1x Mini-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
No
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB Data Output
1x Nikon 10-Pin (GPS, Wireless Receiver) Input
Wireless
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), Bluetooth 4.1
Display Type
Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1x EN-EL15 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7 VDC, 1900 mAh
Imaging
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 21.51 Megapixel
Effective: 20.9 Megapixel (5568 x 3712)
Image Sensor
23.5 x 15.7 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Sensor Crop (35mm Equivalent)
Crop Factor: 1.5x
*Additional Crop Occurs in Select Video Modes
Image Stabilization
No
Mirror Lock-Up
Yes
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 51,200 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 164,000)
Video
100 to 51,200 in Manual, Auto Mode (Extended: 164,000)
Metering Method
3D Color Matrix, Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture 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 Balance
2500 to 10,000K
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Continuous Shooting
Up to 10 fps at 20.9 MP for up to 200 Frames (Raw)
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/5/10/20-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2 JPEG
20.9 MP (5568 x 3712)
11.6 MP (4176 x 2784)
5.1 MP (2784 x 1856)
Aspect Ratio
3:2
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw, TIFF
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.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 Modes
HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
1920 x 1080p
1280 x 720
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
No
Recording Limit
Up to 30 Minutes
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
2-Channel LPCM Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Slot 1: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Slot 2: CFexpress Type B / XQD
Video I/O
1x Mini-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
No
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB Data Output
1x Nikon 10-Pin (GPS, Wireless Receiver) Input
Wireless
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), Bluetooth 4.1
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: SnapBridge
Functionality: Access Stored Files, Remote Control
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
*Adapter Required or Via Connected Smartphone
Monitor
Display Size
3.2"
Resolution
2,359,000 Dot
Display Type
Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Secondary Display
Top: Status Display
Viewfinder
Type
Optical (Pentaprism)
Eye Point
16 mm
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 1x
Diopter Adjustment
-2 to +1
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Phase Detection: 153 (99 Cross-Type)
Autofocus Sensitivity
-4 to +20 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Flash Modes
First-Curtain Sync, Hi-Speed Sync, Off, Rear Curtain/Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Maximum Sync Speed
1/250 Second
Flash Compensation
-3 to +1 EV (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
iTTL
External Flash Connection
PC Terminal
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
0 to 85%
General
Battery Type
1x EN-EL15 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7 VDC, 1900 mAh
Shoe Mount
1x Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Material of Construction
Carbon Fiber, Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.8 x 4.5 x 3.2" / 147 x 115 x 81 mm
Weight
1.89 lb / 860 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.5 x 6.3 x 6"

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Lens Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
16 to 80mm (35mm Equivalent: 24 to 120mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 to 4
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 to 4
Minimum Aperture
f/22 to 32
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
83° to 20°
Minimum Focus Distance
1.15' / 35 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.22x
Optical Design
17 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.15 x 3.37" / 80 x 85.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
5.01" / 127.3 mm
Weight
16.93 oz / 480 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8 x 4.8 x 4.6"

Nikon EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery (1900mAh) Specs

Output Voltage
7.0 VDC
Weight
3.1 oz / 88 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.1 x 2.2 x 1.4"

Nikon MH-25a Battery Charger Specs

Key Specs
Charger Compatibility
Nikon EN-EL15
Battery Charger
Charger Compatibility
Nikon EN-EL15
Number of Battery Bays
1
Indicator
LED
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.15 x 4 x 2.95"

Nikon DK-17F Fluorine-Coated Finder Eyepiece Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.01 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
2.75 x 2.4 x 0.3"

Nikon UC-E22 USB 3.0 Cable Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.65 x 4.55 x 0.95"

Nikon AN-DC17 Replacement Camera Strap for D500 DSLR Specs

Battery Charger
Lug Connector
3/8"
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.125 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.5 x 2.25 x 1.4"

Nikon BF-1B Body Cap Specs

Camera Body Mount
Nikon F
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.03 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
2.5 x 2.3 x 1.55"

Nikon D500 Reviews

My 2nd D500!

By Pamela
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

I ordered my first Nikon D500 2 years ago & immediately LOVED so many things about it!! I was so excited when it became available again last month & ordered another one. I now shoot weddings with 2 matching systems ~ one with flash for indoor getting ready & reception fun, the other for natural light anywhere I can!

Nikon D 500

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

Very versatile camera. Lots of features.

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.

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.

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.....

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question

The specs list the focus modes on the D500 as continuous and manual, only. Is there a single-servo (AF-S) mode on this camera (so focus can be locked)?
Asked by: Chester
Yes, there is single-servo autofocus on the Nikon D500.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Which QXD card(s) are recommended for this camera? Sony? Lexar? Other? And what size?
Asked by: Chester
Can I use Nikon D500 to tethered through adobe Lightroom with Windows computers? Also, Can I processing RAW file in Adobe Lightroom ? I hear that was a issue with Lightroom Nikon users. If not Which one Software can I use to tether and processing Raw file with Nikon D500 ?Thanks in advance with you help!!
Answered by: Carlos R. V.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Sqare Trade Protection Plan (STPP) for D500: Square Trade technicians are not trained by Nikon. How do they know how to fix problems with this complex, brand new camera? Talking to STPP representatives on the phone did not provide any answers. It's confidential I was told. What do others think of STPP?
Asked by: Chester
Square Trade is an excellent protective plan for electronic goods. Their repair service is highly esteemed by many customers.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Can the D500 output timecode to a video recorder?
Asked by: Gene R.
I apologize, but as this camera is still unreleased without an available menu, this information is not published. Please check back as we continue to update our site.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

can i still record in 4k with a sandisk extreme ...

can i still record in 4k with a sandisk extreme pro?or do I need an XQD card?
Asked by: Rosten
Yes, you can.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-13

What are the minimum specifications for the ...

What are the minimum specifications for the card(s) (both SD and XQD) in order for the camera to support 10 fps for 200 images?
Asked by: Mike
Thank you for the rapid responses … However, these two replies are somewhat contradictory. I do not currently own a D500 but I'm seriously considering acquiring one. (Hence I do not have the manual to peruse!) Both answers seem to make sense, but I do not see how both can be correct simultaneously. As I will probably purchase a D500 (waiting for Black Friday/Cyber Monday to see if I can get a better deal!) I'm trying to figure out what card(s) to buy with it and how to configure the camera to use them to best advantage. I LIKE the ability to use an SD card as a backup, but "Anonymous" indicates this will impair my ability to take 10 fps for 200 images. The answers are not likely to dissuade me from buying the D500, but is will likely influence my options on card selections and in-camera setup. Thanks
Answered by: Mike
Date published: 2019-11-16

Will my D7000 lenses fit this model?

Will my D7000 lenses fit this model?
Asked by: Ricci
Yes, as both camera bodies are DX crop format.
Answered by: Steven
Date published: 2020-11-16

Specifications of the lens?

Specifications of the lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
You can find the lens sold separately on the B&H site and find all the specs plus reviews there . I've been quite happy with mine (also bought as part of the D500 kit) and, to me at least, it seems to be quite a cut above the typical "kit lens."
Answered by: Bob
Date published: 2021-08-26
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