Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon D500 vs D4

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D500
10 fps
Nikon D4
11 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon D500
1,240 photos
Nikon D4
2,600 photos

Features Key features of the Nikon D500  vs D4 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon D500
20.7 MP
Nikon D4
16.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon D500
1,640,000 ISO
Nikon D4
204,800 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Nikon D500
3.2"
Nikon D4
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Nikon D500
0.65x
Nikon D4
0.7x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Nikon D500
17.9 microns
Nikon D4
53.5 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon D500  vs
D4 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 20.7 MP 16.2 MP
Resolution 5568 x 3712 4928 x 3280
Size APS-C Full frame
Area 23.5 x 15.7 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.0x
Pixel size 17.9 microns 53.5 microns
Light sensitivity 50 ISO to 1,640,000 ISO 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 153 51
Supports continuous Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 147 x 115 x 81 mm 160 x 157 x 91 mm
Thickness 81 mm 91 mm
Weight 860 g 1,340 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Includes a GPS Yes No

video

Nikon D500  vs
D4 
Video Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3.2" 3.2"
Resolution 2,359 k dots 920 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 1x 0.7x
Viewfinder size 0.65x 0.7x

performance

Max continuous shooting 10 fps 11 fps
Battery life 1,240 2,600
Continuous shooting
11 fps, JPEG
10 fps
Nikon D500
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