Nikon D5 vs Nikon D500

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Nikon D5
Nikon D500

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Vastly lighter Edit
The Nikon D5 has a weight of 1.2kgg, however the Nikon D500 is a 760gg digital camera (758.8g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon D5 is 95% based on 244 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Nikon D500 is 87% (based on 3 reviews).
7 Reasons For
A bit higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D500 has a megapixel count of 20.9MPMP, however the Nikon D5 is only a 20.8MPMP digital camera (0.099999999999998MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Marginally more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D500 has a total megapixel count of 21.56MPMP, whereas the Nikon D5 is only a 21.33MPMP digital camera (0.23MP less).
43.5mm shorter Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 115mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5 is a 158.5mmmm tall digital camera (43.5mm taller).
14% thinner Edit
The Nikon D500 has a depth of 81mmmm, however the Nikon D5 is a 92mmmm deep digital camera (11mm thicker).
A little narrower Edit
The Nikon D500 has a width of 147mmmm, however the Nikon D5 is a 160mmmm wide digital camera (13mm wider).
$5,098 cheaper
The Nikon D500 costs $1,399.00, whereas the Nikon D5 is $6,496.95.
Available from 28 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5 is a 20.8MPMP digital camera. That's 0.099999999999998MP lower than the Nikon D500 (20.9MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5 is a 21.33MPMP digital camera. That's 0.23MP less than the Nikon D500 (21.56MPMP).
28% taller Edit
The Nikon D5 has a height of 158.5mmmm. That's 43.5mm taller than the Nikon D500 (115mmmm).
Thicker Edit
Nikon D5 is 92mmmm deep. That's 11mm thicker than the Nikon D500 (81mmmm).
Wider Edit
Nikon D5 is 160mmmm wide. That's 13mm wider than the Nikon D500 (147mmmm).
More expensive by $5,098
The Nikon D5 is $5,097.95 more expensive than the Nikon D500.
Fewer sellers
The Nikon D5 is only stocked by 1 seller, but the Nikon D500 is stocked by 29 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
2 Reasons Against
758.8g heavier Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 760gg digital camera. That's 758.8g heavier than the Nikon D5 (760gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Lower user review Score
The Nikon D500 has an average user rating of 87%, but the Nikon D5 has an average user rating of 95% (based on 244 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.8MP 20.9MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 3648 x 2432
 2784 x 1856
 2736 x 1824
 1824 x 1216
BEST
 3648 x 2432
 2784 x 1856
 2736 x 1824
 1824 x 1216
Maximum Image Resolution
 5568 x 3712
 5568 x 3712
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
35.6 x 23.9 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
21.33MP 21.56MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 5x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 32
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 16 - 80
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 17/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 72mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
BEST
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 153
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 100
 200
 51200
 100
 200
 51200
BEST
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 51,200
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Analog Signal Format
 NTSC
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution and Capture Speed
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 XQD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 XQD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
Memory Slot
2 2

Display

Screen Size
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,359,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 1x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,3,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -2 - 1
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 16mm
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.2kg
BEST
760g
Height
158.5mm 115mm
BEST
Depth
92mm 81mm
BEST
Width
160mm 147mm
BEST
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 480g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 85.5mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 80mm
Weight Including Battery
1.4kg Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data EN-EL15
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,240 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED 5
 EXPEED 5
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