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Nikon D5 vs Nikon D500

Nikon D5 vs Nikon D500

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Nikon D5
Nikon D500

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon D5 is 95% based on 207 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Nikon D500 is 90% (based on 4 reviews).
3 Reasons For
A bit higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon D500 has a megapixel of 20.9MP, however the Nikon D5 is only a 20.8MP 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.

Lighter Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 760g digital camera. That's 480g lighter than the Nikon D5 (760g). 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.

More popular
The Nikon D500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 904 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Nikon D5 ranks No. 24007.

Reasons Against

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

480g heavier Edit
The Nikon D5 has a weight of 1.2kg, however the Nikon D500 is a 760g digital camera (480g lighter). 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.

Older by five months
The Nikon D5 is five months older than the Nikon D500.
Less popular
The Nikon D5 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 24007 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Nikon D500 ranks No. 904.
2 Reasons Against
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Lower user review Score
The Nikon D500 has an average user rating of 90%, but the Nikon D5 has an average user rating of 95% (based on 207 reviews).

Awards

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
20.8MP 20.9MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
35.6 x 23.9 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
21.33MP 21.56MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 32
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16 - 80
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 72mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 153
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 100
 200
 51200
 100
 200
 51200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 51,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution At Capture Speed
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 XQD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 XQD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
Memory Slots
2 2

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,359,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,3,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -2 - 1
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 16mm
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 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
 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 760g
BEST
Height
158.5mm 115mm
Depth
92mm 81mm
Width
160mm 147mm
Weight (including Battery)
1.4kg Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data EN-EL15
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,240 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED 5
 EXPEED 5
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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