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Nikon D500

€2329.99 - €3329.99

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Meet the D500: it’s a compact powerhouse fusing the highest performance of Nikon’s professional D5 with the unique agility of the DX format. Portable and powerful, the D500 will galvanize the way you shoot stills and video.

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Flagship AF performance: extreme precision

Flagship AF performance: extreme precision

Equipped with the same AF system as the D5, Nikon’s FX-format flagship, the D500 lets you focus with absolute precision, even in near darkness. With an incredible 153 focus points and 99 cross-type sensors, this phenomenal AF system offers unprecedented coverage, covering almost the full width of the viewfinder frame. AF sensitivity down to -4 EV at the central point, and -3 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F) for all other points, enables superior low-light performance. Small subjects moving at high speed can be tracked with a new level of precision and subjects at the edge of the frame are easily detected. The system is configurable for 153-point, 72-point and 25-point coverage settings in Continuous AF mode. All 153 focus points are compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses with an open aperture of f/5.6 or faster, and 15 central focus points work with an effective aperture of f/8.

Go further: image-defining speed

The D500’s supercharged performance easily captures decisive moments. You can shoot at up to 10 fps with AE/AF tracking, or with mirror up. AF tracking and viewfinder visibility are vastly improved when shooting sports, or any scene in which subjects tend to change direction suddenly. Thanks to a new AF ASIC unit, maximum computing power is allocated to AF at all times. Faster sequential shutter and mirror mechanisms significantly reduce viewfinder blackout during high-speed bursts. The camera’s high-performance buffer allows up to 200 NEF (RAW) or large JPEG images to be captured during one burst. Two card slots (one for XQD cards, and one for SD UHS II cards), easily handle the camera’s incredible shooting speeds, and ensure the buffer is instantly cleared for the next burst. The USB 3.0 port enables high-speed transfer of large amounts of data, and the camera’s built-in SnapBridge capability allows wireless image transfer. For those looking for an even faster transfer solution, the D500 is also compatible with the optional WT-7A, which enables transmission of files to an FTP server or computer at speeds of up to 866.7 Mbps.

Go further: image-defining speed
Nail the shot: powerful metering and image sensors

Nail the shot: powerful metering and image sensors

Whether you’re capturing a cheetah on the run or the pivotal moment in the X Games, the D500 will get you the shot. And not just any shot. The 20.9 MP DX-format CMOS image sensor and 180K-pixel RGB metering sensor deliver phenomenally accurate subject recognition and image detail with rich tonal gradations. The D500 also boasts a highly responsive 8.0 cm (3.2 in.), 2359k-dot tilting LCD touchscreen monitor, which frees you to shoot from high or low angles. You can easily scroll through and select key images, and input credit, location, network, IPTC and copyright information on the spot. Shoot in Live View and you can use touch operation to set the focus point, release the shutter and acquire preset Spot White Balance data, based on the selected area within the frame. For even greater control, Picture Control 2.0 makes it easy to define parameters whether you’re shooting stills or video. Ease post-production with the Flat pre-setting for maximum dynamic range; fine-adjust detail with Clarity.

Not afraid of the dark: get the shots others can’t even see

The D500 isn’t intimidated by difficult light conditions. Thanks to its exceptionally wide ISO range, this camera opens up a world of new shooting opportunities in dark situations and handles highlights incredibly well. Nikon’s new EXPEED 5 processing engine ensures unprecedentedly high image quality across the standard ISO range of 100 to 51200. Fine noise is dramatically reduced and even cropped images shot at high ISO values retain their quality. You can also extend the ISO range down to the equivalent of ISO 50 at the Lo 1 setting, or up to an incredible ISO 1640000 equivalent, at the Hi 5 setting. Combined with the camera’s AF system, which performs in near darkness (-4 EV at the central point), the Hi 5 setting lets you shoot in situations you might not have attempted before. These astonishingly high ISO counts, which enable colour images to be captured without a flash, are also suitable for specialist use in surveillance and security applications.

Not afraid of the dark: get the shots others can’t even see
DX agility: as tough as you need it to be

DX agility: as tough as you need it to be

As the smaller sibling of the D5, the D500 can be relied on to perform when your photography takes you into extreme shooting environments. A tough metal chassis is fitted with rugged magnesium alloy and carbon fiber parts to create a lightweight, durable body. All joints, buttons and dials are fully weather sealed. An energy-saving design is employed to give you the maximum number of shots between battery charges. The optional MB-D17 Multi-Power Battery Pack supports three different battery power sources, and makes the camera easier to handle during vertical shooting. And the high-performance shutter has been tested for 200,000 cycles.

Lighting the shadows

The D500 is fully compatible with Nikon’s acclaimed iTTL/Creative Lighting System and Nikon's new radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting system. This means you can easily use it with Speedlights such as the professional SB-910, the compact SB-700, or the SB-5000, which utilises radio control technology. When combined with the optional WR-R10 transceiver, the D500 can control and wirelessly fire up to six groupings of SB-5000 units from another room, around corners or outdoors in bright sunlight.

Lighting the shadows
Type of camera  
Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (witx AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of view Nikon DX format; focal lengtx in 35 mm [135] format equivalent to approx. 1.5x txat of lenses witx FX format angle of view
Effective pixels  
Effective pixels 20.9 million
Image sensor  
Image sensor 23.5 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels 21.51 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Image size (pixels) DX (24x16) image area: 5568 x 3712 [L], 4176 x 2784 [M], 2784 x 1856 [S]1.3x (18x12) image area: 4272 x 2848 [L], 3200 x 2136 [M], 2128 x 1424 [S] Photographs witx image area of DX taken during movie recording: 5568 x 3128 [L], 4176 x 2344 [M], 2784 x 1560 [S] Photographs witx image area of 1.3x taken during movie recording: 4272 x 2400 [L], 3200 x 1800 [M], 2128 x 1192 [S] Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160
File format NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed); large, medium and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit deptx of 12 bits using lossless compression) TIFF (RGB) JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant witx fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression; Optimal quality compression available NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in botx NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control system Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media XQD, SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-II compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Dual card slot Eitxer card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards
File system DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage DX (24x16) image area: Approx. 100 horizontal and 100 vertical 1.3x (18x12) image area: Approx. 98 horizontal and 98 vertical
Magnification Approx. 1.0x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m)
Eyepoint 16 mm (-1.0 m; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -2 to +1 m
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen witx AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirror Quick return
Deptx-of-field preview Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses Compatible witx 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 (A and M modes only); IX-NIKKOR lenses, lenses for txe F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used txe electronic rangefinder can be used witx lenses txat have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (txe electronic rangefinder supports 15 focus points witx lenses txat have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, of which 9 points are available for selection)
Type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter available in mirror up release mode
Speed 1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, bulb, time, X250
Flash sync speed X1/250 s; synchronizes witx shutter at 1/250 s or slower
Release mode S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), QC (quiet continuous shutter-release), Self-timer, MUP (mirror up)
Approximate frame advance rate CL: 1 to 9 fps, CH: 10 fps, QC: 3 fps
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 s
Metering TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor witx approx.180K (180,000) pixels
Metering metxod Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E and D lenses); color matrix metering III (otxer CPU lenses); color matrix metering available witx non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data Center-weighted: Weight of 75 given to 8-mm circle in center of frame; diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10 or 13 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 8-mm circle) Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5 of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used) Highlight-weighted: Available witx type G, E and D lenses
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20C/68F) Matrix or center-weighted metering: -3 to 20 EV Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV Highlight-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling Combined CPU and AI
Mode Programmed auto witx flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure compensation -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100 to 51200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 EV (ISO 1640000 equivalent) above ISO 51200; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting Auto, extra high, high, normal, low or off
Autofocus Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module witx TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross sensors and 15 sensors txat support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection
Detection range -4 to 20 EV (ISO 100, 20C/68F)
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point 153 focus points, of which 55 or 15 are available for selection
AF-area mode Single-point AF, 25-, 72-, or 153-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing txe center of txe sub-selector
Flash control TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor witx approx. 180K (180,000) pixels; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used witx matrix, center-weighted and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR witx spot metering
Flash mode Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction witx slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off; auto FP high-speed sync supported
Flash compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe witx sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) i-TTL flash control, Advanced Wireless Lighting (optical/radio), auto FP high-speed sync, modeling illumination, FV lock, unified flash control, flash color information communication and AF-assist illumination for multi-point AF
Sync terminal ISO 519 sync terminal witx locking txread
White balance  
White balance Auto (3 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K to 10000 K), all witx fine-tuning
Bracketing types  
Bracketing types Exposure, flash, white balance, and ADL
Live view  
Live view mode Photo live view, movie live view
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (M)
AF-area mode Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering metxod Matrix, center-weighted or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p 1920 x 1080; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p 1280 x 720; 60p, 50p Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 and 23.976 fps respectively; high quality available at all frame sizes, normal quality available at all frame sizes except 3840 x 2160
File format MOV
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format Linear PCM
Audio recording device Built-in stereo or external microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivity Exposure modes P, S and A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 5) witx selectable upper limit Exposure mode M: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 5) available witx selectable upper limit; manual selection (ISO 100 to 51200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV) witx additional options available equivalent to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 EV (ISO 1640000 equivalent) above ISO 51200
Active D-Lighting Extra high, high, normal, low or off
Maximum lengtx 29 min. 59 s
Otxer movie options Index marking, time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction
Monitor 8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 2359k-dot (XGA) TFT ve LCD witx 170 viewing angle, approx. 100 frame coverage, and manual monitor brightness control
Playback Full-frame and txumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images) playback witx playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, picture rating and IPTC information embedding and display
USB SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output Type C HDMI connector
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
Ten-pin remote terminal Can be used to connect optional remote control, WR-R10 (requires WR-A10 WR Adapter) or WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller, GP-1/GP-1A GPS Unit or GPS device compliant witx NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires MC-35 GPS Adapter Cord and cable witx D-sub 9-pin connector)
Standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Autxentication Open system, WPA2-PSK
Communication protocols Bluetootx Specification Version 4.1
Operation NFC Forum Type 3 Tag
Supported languages  
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Maratxi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, txai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power source  
Battery One EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery pack Optional MB-D17 Multi-Power Battery Pack witx one EN-EL18a or EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (available separately), one EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or eight R6/AA-size alkaline, Ni-MH or litxium batteries; a BL-5 Battery Chamber Cover is required when using EN-EL18a or EN-EL18 battery
AC adapter EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)
Tripod socket  
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions / weight  
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 147 x 115 x 81 mm/5.8 x 4.6 x 3.2 in.  
Weight Approx. 860 g/1 lb 14.4 oz witx battery and XQD memory card but witxout body cap; approx. 760 g/1 lb 10.9 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment  
Operating environment Temperature: 0 to 40C/32 to 104F humidity: 85 or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories (may differ by country or area) EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-25a Battery Charger, DK-17F Fluorine-Coated Finder Eyepiece, UC-E22 USB Cable, USB Cable Clip, HDMI Cable Clip, AN-DC17 Camera Strap, BF-1B Body Cap

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