Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon D810 vs D500

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D810
5 fps
Nikon D500
10 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon D810
1,200 photos
Nikon D500
1,240 photos

Features Key features of the Nikon D810  vs D500 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon D810
36.2 MP
Nikon D500
20.7 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon D810
51,200 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 D810
0.7x
Nikon D500
0.65x

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

Nikon D810
23.8 microns
Nikon D500
17.9 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon D810  vs
D500 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 36.2 MP 20.7 MP
Resolution 7360 x 4912 5568 x 3712
Size Full frame APS-C
Area 35.9 x 24 mm 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.5x
Pixel size 23.8 microns 17.9 microns
Light sensitivity 64 ISO to 12,800 ISO 50 ISO to 1,640,000 ISO

focus system

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

shutter

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

form factor

Size 146 x 123 x 81.5 mm 147 x 115 x 81 mm
Thickness 81.5 mm 81 mm
Weight 880 g 860 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Includes a GPS No Yes
WiFi None None

video

Nikon D810  vs
D500 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps Unknown
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3.2" 3.2"
Resolution 1,229 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 100% 100%
Magnification 0.7x 1x
Viewfinder size 0.7x 0.65x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 10 fps
Battery life 1,200 1,240
Continuous shooting
10 fps
5 fps
Nikon D810
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Nikon D500
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