Nikon D500

Released January, 2016
  • 20.7 MP
  • APS-C 23.5 x 15.7 mm CMOS
  • 3.2" LCD
We have a DX sensor that rivals the image quality of full-frame cameras for per-pixel acuity and high ISO performance, with an agility and responsiveness that is up to the most demanding photographic tasks.
by (Jan, 2016)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Nikon D500

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D500
10 fps
4.5 fps
Nikon D810
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon D500
1,240 photos
Nikon D5
3,780 photos
Alpha a6500
350 photos

In The News From around the web

Veteran photographer and Nikon Ambassador Bill Frakes was there to capture all the action.
Frakes said that the image below shows off his entire collection of cameras, except for a handheld camera, and that he is “pretty sure” he has everything needed to shoot the race.
Those two companies have indeed dominated the competition in our contest for many years now, and if you'd like to read more about that phenomenon please see the article "Revenge of the DSLR's" for a deeper dive into this ongoing DSLR domnation!
• • • Frank Somma is yet another longtime contributor to our contest, and takes the second prize with an alluring juxtaposition of an egret set against palm fronds.
Fixed an issue that prevented the touch-shutter option releasing the shutter when autofocus was used during live view with an SB-800 flash unit attached.
Nikon released new firmware update version 1.11 for the D500 DSLR camera with two changes/fixes:.
The new design has indeed an improved weight balance and is much easier to handle.
And here I am almost 20 years later making another extreme edge decision and adding to the "tools list", the new Nikon 800mm F5.6E FL ED VR and also the new very attractive crop D500.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Megapixels 20.7 MP
Resolution 5568 x 3712
Size APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 17.9 microns
Light sensitivity 50 ISO to 1,640,000 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection
Focus points 153
Supports continuous Yes


Min 30 s
Max 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 147 x 115 x 81 mm
Thickness 81 mm
Weight 860 g
Is weather sealed Yes


Includes a GPS Yes
WiFi None


Video Unknown
External mic jack 3.5mm


Type LCD
Size 3.2"
Resolution 2,359 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes
Supports live view Yes


Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentaprism
Coverage 100%
Magnification 1x
Viewfinder size 0.65x


Max continuous shooting 10 fps
Battery life 1,240 photos
Continuous shooting 10 fps
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