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
Nikon D810
5 fps
Nikon D700
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon D500
1,240 photos
Nikon D3
4,300 photos
Alpha a6500
350 photos

In The News From around the web

Fixed an issue that prevented images being copied using the Copy image(s) item in the PLAYBACK MENU if an exhausted battery or no battery was inserted in the camera, even when a battery with sufficient charge was inserted in the MB-D17 battery pack.
In addition to the nine firmware updates from yesterday, Nikon just released a new firmware update for the D500 DSLR camera and new distortion control data.
Update at 07:45 AM EST: Leica Camera USA says that the Leica SL is definitely not being discontinued.
Loupedeck Leica SL Typ 601 listed as discontinued, but Leica Camera USA says the SL is alive and well - Leica Rumors.
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.

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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