Nikon D500 | Reviews, Specification, FAQ’s, Pros & Cons 2022

How Nikon D500 DSLR makes your job easier, Here in this review we tell you in detail, Do you want to know about it? Find out now.


Nikon d500 is an ready to go DSLR camera. You can capture images with stunning resolution, and its no matter whatever your journey leads you.

You can start your professional photography journey with D500. It is a powerful professional camera, and also best for wildlife photography, landscape photography, and very useful for sports photography.

Nikon D500 was launched on 23 February 2017 at the CP+ show Camera Grand Prix in Japan. The replaced version of Nikon D300S as DX-format flagship DSLR camera.

It can capture beautiful images and videos in 10 FPS, compare to the previous model D300S, have only 7 FPS and,

also its quite powerful than D300S. The D500 has a 20.9 Megapixel CMOS sensor, and a 3.2-inch tilting touch screen liquefied color display.

The built-in SnapBridge technology, you can shares your images and videos in real-time on your Smartphone or tablets.

No matter what you shoot, the built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth system can share your pictures anywhere you want. And also you can remotely control your camera, and capture images or videos using Smartphone.

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Nikon D500 Unboxing Video (Hindi)

Nikon D500 Specification

Sensor Resolution20.9 MP
Sensor Size23.5mm x 15.7mm
Image sensor formatDX
Image Resolution5568 x 3712 pixel
Video Resolution3,840 x 2,160 px 4K Ultra HD
Video FormatsMPEG-4, H.264
Video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Sensor TypeCMOS
Image ProcessorEXPEED 5
ISO100 – 51,200
Max ISO50 – 1,640,000
FPS10.0 FPS
LCD screen size3.2 inch
LCD Screen Resolution2,359k dots
LCD TypeTilting touchscreen
LCD Screen typeTFT LCD
Touch ScreenYes
Dust controlYes
FlashYes
Weather SealingYes
SD card2 slots
Viewfinder coverage100%
MemorySD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage1 XQD and 1 SD (UHS-II)
Headphone PortYes
AF DetectionUp to f/8
Autofocus SystemMulti-CAM 20K AF sensor with 153 focus points (55 selectable)
AF Detection range-4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Record Timelapse videoYes
Shutter life200,000 cycles
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum Shutter speed1/8000 sec
Camera Dimensions147 x 115 x 81 mm
HDMIYes
USB portYes
BluetoothBuilt-in
GPSYes
Wi-FiYes
BatteryLithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery
AudioBuilt-in stereo or use external microphone (sensitivity adjustable)
Audio recording formatLinear PCM
Battery Life1240 shorts in a single charge
Battery ChargerMH-25a Quick Charger
AC  adapterEH-5b AC (EP-5B power connector)
Remote ControlYes
Weight860g with battery and XQD memory card (760g Body only).

Nikon D500 Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
10 FPS (Frames Per Second) continuous shooting experience No Built-in GPS
High ISO Performance No Built-in flash
Excellent image quality The battery can be more powerful
Excellent low light image capture experience Weather sealing is average
Fast Autofocus (AF) system Limited touch screen functionality
Record 4K Ultra HD video  
2 SD card slots  
EXPEED 5 image processor  
Built-in Bluetooth  
Built-in Wi-Fi  
EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery  
MH-25a Quick Charger  
Built-in stereo  
Superb image quality and Bright, vibrant colors  
Record time-lapse video  
Very light-weight only 760g  

Nikon D750 Features

Autofocus system

Nikon D500 has a multi-CAM 20k autofocus sensor with TTL phase detection, gives you a dense 153 focus-point configuration (55 selectable)

that covers a very wide portion of the image area, with 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8.

Built-in Wi-Fi Feature

You can now share your beautiful-looking images anywhere you want. You can upload it on social media.

With a built-in Wi-Fi feature, you can download your pictures wirelessly on any device like a smartphone, tablet, and laptop, or any other device you have.

Nikon D500 Unboxing Video (English)

Nikon D500 Comparison with Competitor

The main competitor to the  Nikon D500 is the Canon EOS 7D Mark ll. We only compare the main points you need to know about.

Nikon D500 VS Canon EOS 7D Mark II Comparison  By Features

FeaturesNikon D500Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Sensor  Resolution21 MP20 MP
FPS10 FPS10 FPS
LCD Screen Size3.2 inch3 inch
Face Detection3.2-inchYesYes
Touch ScreenYesNo
LCD ScreenTiltingFixed Type
Microphone PortYesYes
LCD Screen Resolution2,359k dots1,040k dots
Max ISO51,200 ISO16,000 ISO
Headphone PortYesYes
Low light ISO1,324 ISO1,082 ISO
Weather-Sealed  BodyYesYes
Color Depth24.122.4
AE BracketingYesYes
Focus Point15365
Cross-Type Focus Point9965
Viewfinder Magnification1.0x0.63x
Dynamic Range14.011.8
Time-lapse RecordingYesYes
Battery Life1240 shorts in a single charge1082 shorts in a single charge
Video Resolution3840 x 2160 px (Ultra HD)1920 x 1080 px (HD)
Storage Slot22
Sensor Pixel Area17.85μm²16.83μm²
USH Card SupportUHS – llUHS – I
NFC ConnectionYesNo
Illuminated ButtonsYesNo
Autofocus at f/8 aperture15 point 1 point
Smartphone Remote featureYesNo
Weight (full kit)862g910g

Nikon D500 VS Canon EOS 7D Marek II Comparison  By Specification

SpecificationNikon D500Canon EOS 7D Mark ll
Screen3.2-inch tilting  screen3 inch fixed screen
ISO100 to 51,200 ISO100 to 16, 000 ISO
Expandable ISO50 to  16,40,000 ISO50 – 51,200 ISO
ViewfinderOptical (pentaprism)Optical (pentaprism)
Video recordUltra HDHD
Sensor21 MP APS-C CMOS20 MP APS-C CMOS
Camera Dimensions147 x 115 x 81 mm149 x 112 x 78 mm
Sensor Dust ReductionYesYes
Image Size5,568 x 3,7125,472 x 3,648
Image ProcessorEXPEED 5Dual DIGIC 6
Viewfinder Magnification1.0x1.0x
Viewfinder Coverage100%100%
Built-in FlashNoYes
Buffer Size20031
Storage Media1x XQD, 1x SD1x XQD, 1x SD
Continuous Shooting20 seconds3.1 seconds
AF Detection Range-4 to +20 EV-3  to +19 EV
Autofocus System153-point, 99 cross-type AF system65-point all cross-type AF system
Video OutputMOV, MPEG-4/H.264MOV, MPEG-4/H.264
Video Max Resolution3840 x 2160px (4K Ultra HD)1920 x 1080px (HD)
Touch ScreenYesNo
GPSNoBuilt-in
BatteryEN-EL15 Lithium-ion BatteryLP-E6N / LP-E6 Battery
BluetoothBuilt-inNo
USB Version3.03.0
Weight (Body Only)760g820g

Nikon D500 Hands on Review Video ( Hindi )

ISO Performance

Nikon D500 has high ISO performance that is very important for low light photography.

The D500 has ISO 100 to 51,200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1/ EV and expandable ISO 16, 40,000 in steps of 0.3,0.5,0.7,1,2,3,4 or 5 EV.

FPS Performance

Nikon D500 gives you 10 FPS burst rate performance, compared with the previous version have only 7 FPS. Now you can capture fast-moving objects at incredible speed.

Nikon D500 Comparison with Previous Versions

The Nikon D500 previous version is Nikon D300S. We mainly discuss the previous version issues and improvements.

How has it evolved from its previous versions?, What improvements does it have?, How Nikon D500 is different?, and What are its specialty and quality?.

Nikon D500 Previous version Issues

The previous version of the Nikon D500 has many issues. But here we mainly talk about the most important ones :

  • No touch screen
  • Low pixel resolution
  • The LCD screen is not flexible
  • Low FPS
  • No headphone port
  • Short  Battery life
  • Low ISO performance
  • No Bluetooth connection
  • No focus points
  • No Flash available
  • Color depth is average
  • No USH card support
  • Small pixel area

Nikon D500 Improvements

Issues Improvements
Sensor resolution 75% more pixels than D300S.
LCD Screen Type The tilting LCD screen gives you a flexible shooting experience.
FPS It is 3 FPS faster than D300S.
Headphone Has built-in
Battery life Gives you 290 shorts more with a single charge
ISO Better high ISO performance.
Bluetooth Connect your camera using a built-in Bluetooth system
AF points 15 AF points with teleconverters
Flash Built-in available is useful in low-light
Color
Has 24.1 high color depth
USH Card Support
With USH-ll card support enables Ultra high speeds
Pixel area
71% larger pixel area

FAQ

Does the Nikon D500 have autofocus available for video capture?

Yes, the Nikon D500 has autofocus available while video capturing.

Does the Nikon D500 have high-speed flash sync?

Yes, the Nikon D500 has high-speed flash sync.

How is Nikon D500 different from its competitor?

The main competitor of the Nikon D500 is the Canon EOS 7D Mark ll. But Nikon D500 gives you more features like a 3.2-inch tilting LCD touch screen, High ISO performance, and more.

What kind of viewfinder Nikon d500 have?

The Nikon D500 has an optical Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder that gives 100% horizontal and 100% vertical viewfinder coverage and a 1x magnification range.

Conclusion

The D500 has a new RGB metering sensor, which delivers a good metering performance. And the touchscreen display gives a better user experience.

The Nikon D500 has a new EXPEED 5 image processor that gives you fast continuous shooting speeds of up to 10 frames per second and a buffer of up to 200 frames.

The capture speed of the Nikon D500 is very high. The autofocus system will deliver more focus shots of fast action. The controls are so good this feels in my hands.

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