Nikon D500

Market Status: Available in India | Launch: January, 2017 |
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Mega Pixel
20.9 Mega Pixel
EN-EL15 Battery
Touch Screen
ISO 100 - 51200
Shutter Speed
1/8000 Shutter Speed
Crop Frame Sensor
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • Built in Flash
  • Waterproof
  • Tiltable LCD Screen

Nikon D500 Unique Features

It's a fantastic DSLR that's packed with pro-spec features, including an impressive AF system and great low-light credentials that enable it to produce high-quality pictures in a wide range of conditions. The device is a brilliant choice for the action and wildlife photographer.

Pros / Cons


Brilliant AF system
10 fps shooting for 200 raw files
Metal, weather-sealed body
Polished handling
Excellent image quality


Live View AF can be slow
Tilting rather than vari-angle screen
Limited touchscreen control

Nikon D500 Specifications

Brand Nikon
Camera Model D500
Camera Type DSLR
Launch Year January, 2017
Market Status Available in India
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Image Sensor Size (W x H) APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) (Crop Frame)
Effective Pixels 20.9 Megapixels
Total pixels 21.56 Megapixels
Max resolution 5568 x 3712 pixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
ISO Rating ISO 100 - 51200 (expandable upto min 50, max 1640000)
White Balance Presets 12
Custom White Balance Yes
Autofocus Point 153
Processor EXPEED 5
Minimum Shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum Shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter available in mirror up release mode
Lens Mount Nikon F mount
Dust reduction system Yes
Compatible lenses AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses, DX lenses, AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses
Focal Length 1.5x
Viewfinder Type Eye-level Pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage Vertical / Horizontal 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.0x (-1m-1 with 50 mm Lens at Infinity)
Viewfinder Eyepoint 16 mm
Viewfinder Diopric adjustment -2.0 to +1.0 m-1 (Dpt)
Display Size 3.2 inch
Display Type TFT Color, Tilting LCD Monitor
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Dots 2,359,000 dots
Built in Flash No
External Flash Yes (via hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Battery Model EN-EL15 Li-ion Battery
Battery Type Rechargeable Li-ion
Battery Life Approx. 1240 shots
Battery Life for Video Approx. 70 min of HD footage
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth v4.1
HDMI Yes (HDMI Type-C)
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS Buit-in, GP-1/GP-1A GPS
Remote control Yes
Memory Card Type XQD, SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-II compliant)
Image File Format JPEG, RAW (NEF)
Video File Format MPEG-4, H.264 / 4K UHD video
Dimension (W x H x D) 147 x 115 x 3.2 mm (5.8 x 4.6 x 3.2 inch)
Weight 860 g (with battery)
Body Construction Magnesium alloy and Carbon fiber materials
Durability Water Proof

Nikon D500 Details

The Nikon D500 is launched in India. It is of type single lens reflex digital camera. The lense used is compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses, AI-P NIKKOR lenses and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only), IX NIKKOR lenses. The newest DX camera comes with dimension as 5.8, x4.6, x 3.2 in. (W x H x D). It weighs approx. 860g (Including battery and XQD card). The mid range DSLR delivers high imaging performance and superior quality images, with  20.9 megapixel CMOS sensor(APS-C: Crop frame) and the EXPEED 5 image processor. The camera also leverages a 3.2-inch 2,359k-dot tilting RGB LCD touchscreen, making it easy to get the shot even from high or low angles.

     After capturing spectacular photos, the D500 share them via the built-in SnapBridge (Wi-Fi + Bluetooth) capabilities. It also features an enhanced 153-point autofocus system to achieve outstanding footage in any environment, especially in low light. There's also a 100%-coverage optical viewfinder. It offers auto White balance with the imaging sensor. Then there is viewfinder of type Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder, with coverage of approx 100%. For the first time in a Nikon DX DSLR, you can harness the power of 4K UHD video recording. So, capture every moment in cinematic, ultra high definition detail at up to 30 frames per second.

      The Nikon D500 is developed to pursue the highest picture quality in high sensitivity video recording and can handle up to ISO 16,00,000. This helps in reducing motion blur caused by slow shutter speeds, which is common especially under low light conditions. The device comes with AF-S DX 16-80 f/2.8-4E ED VR lens and 64GB High Speed Sandisk card by default. This mid range Nikon D500 is priced at Rs. 1,77,000 in Indian market.

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