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Nikon D500 Digital Camera

$1,210.95
$899.99 $310.96 cheaper than 41 days ago
SLR 20.9MP CMOS SDXC Jun 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Good brand
Supports video recording
3D
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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 25,534 expert and user reviews (including 3,033 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 97% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon D500 supports video recording. Most of the other latest digital cameras also support video recording.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon D500 supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over nine times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Nikon digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all newly released high megapixel cameras.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon D500 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera the display diagonals range from 2.7" to 3.2". At 3.2 inches, the Nikon D500 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

There are a number of other 3.2" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric) of the Nikon D500 of 2,359,000 pixels is one of the highest amongst high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera. High megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 20 pixels and 2,400,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 1,000,000 pixels.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon D500 has a touchscreen. Most of the other latest cameras also have a touchscreen.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon D500 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for the last year also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D500 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched in the last year.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X-T2, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 is also worth considering.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Olympus E-M1 Mark II.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon D500 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other new high megapixel cameras also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider including the Fujifilm X-T2, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 which has better reviews.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a Wi-Fi and we think the Olympus E-M1 Mark II is also worth considering.

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Features Bluetooth

The Nikon D500 features bluetooth. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also feature bluetooth.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Nikon D500 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released in the last 12 months also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Battery

1240 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon D500 takes more battery life (CIPA standard) than most of the similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months. This camera is a digital camera that takes 1,240 shot battery life (CIPA standard) compared to most of the high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera which only take between 180 and 1,239 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Ports & Interfaces

3 USB Version

The Nikon D500 supports a 3 USB version which is newer than most high megapixel cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. Most latest digital cameras support a 2 USB version.

A 3 USB version is in fact the best supported USB version amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

A 3.1 USB version is the worst supported USB version across comparable types of digital camera.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Nikon D500 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched in the last year also have a headphone outputs.

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Has a Microphone in

The Nikon D500 has a microphone in, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon D500 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras.

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Has an HDMI

The Nikon D500 has an HDMI. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon D500 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other new high megapixel cameras.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon D500 has a battery charger included. Most of the other new high megapixel cameras also have a battery charger included.

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Camera

Supports Direct Printing

The Nikon D500 supports direct printing. Most of the other new high megapixel cameras also support direct printing.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D500 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for the last year.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D500 supports live view, as do most of the other recently released comparable spec cameras.

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Has a Dioptre Correction

The Nikon D500 has a dioptre correction. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have a dioptre correction.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D500 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Small Eye Relief

The Nikon D500 has a fairly small eye relief (only 16 millimeters) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out in the last 12 months. The average eye relief of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 19mm.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon D500 has a self-timer, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D500 has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D500 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon D500 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Light Exposure

Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The Nikon D500 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for the last year. This digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The ISO sensitivity "51200" is also supported by this camera.

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Lens System

Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

High megapixel cameras that were released in the last 12 months have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 5. The Nikon D500 has a fairly small minimum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

The average weight of high megapixel cameras that came out in the last year is 440g. With a weight of 760 grams, the Nikon D500's weight is one of the heaviest amongst recently released high megapixel cameras.

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Other

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the D500.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208015603, 00018208947263, 08033737555514

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