Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon D700 vs D500

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D700
5 fps
Nikon D500
10 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon D700
1,000 photos
Nikon D500
1,240 photos

Features Key features of the Nikon D700  vs D500 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon D700
12.1 MP
Nikon D500
20.7 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon D700
25,600 ISO
Nikon D500
1,640,000 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

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

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Nikon D700
0.72x
Nikon D500
0.65x

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

Nikon D700
71.4 microns
Nikon D500
17.9 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon D700  vs
D500 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 12.1 MP 20.7 MP
Resolution 4256 x 2832 5568 x 3712
Size Full frame APS-C
Area 36 x 23.9 mm 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.5x
Pixel size 71.4 microns 17.9 microns
Light sensitivity 200 ISO to 6,400 ISO 50 ISO to 1,640,000 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 51 153
Supports continuous No Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 147 x 123 x 77 mm 147 x 115 x 81 mm
Thickness 77 mm 81 mm
Weight 1,074 g 860 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Includes a GPS No Yes

video

Nikon D700  vs
D500 
Video None Unknown
External mic jack N/A 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3.2"
Resolution 922 k dots 2,359 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen No Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 95% 100%
Magnification 0.72x 1x
Viewfinder size 0.72x 0.65x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 10 fps
Battery life 1,000 1,240
Continuous shooting
5 fps, JPEG
10 fps
Nikon D700
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Nikon D500
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