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Nikon D500

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A multi award winning and fully featured 20.9 megapixel camera
SLR 20.9MP CMOS Black Jun 2016
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Nikon D500 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Nikon D500 number 114 across all digital cameras.
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46 Reviews + 24 Awards
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43
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 43?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 100%, based on 46 reviews.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixel
5568 x 3712 pixels image resolution
Heavy
Quite small eye relief

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras, but good for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras.
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How Big is the Nikon D500?

The Nikon D500 is 147mm wide and 81mm tall. It is 115mm deep and weighs 760g.

Nikon D500 front dimensions

Nikon D500 size in context

Nikon D500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

23 Industry Awards

This camera has received 23 awards from digital camera experts.

Review websites Letsgodigital.org/nl/, Lydogbilde.no, Trusted Reviews, 3dnews.ru and Komputerswiat.pl all endorse this Nikon digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at five more expert review sites all concluded that this camera was marvellous and gave it their highest award. Photoreview.com.au, Optyczne.pl, Digitaltrends.com, PC Mag and Reviewed.com all gave this Nikon camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at websites Camera Labs, Lydogbillede.dk and Dkamera.de all decided that this Nikon digital camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Furthermore, this Nikon digital camera received a "Gold" award from review website Digifotopro.nl and it received a "Best Buy" award from website Expert Reviews.

Three additional expert review sites all said that this camera was very good. This Nikon camera received a "Mashable Choice" award from Mashable.com, Ljudochbild.se gave it a "Recommended" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Pocket Lint.

Excellent Expert Reviews

On average, based on 37 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews this camera has an overall expert rating of 90 out of 100. The digital camera expert review sites think this Nikon camera is one of the very best cameras.

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User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 88 out of 100. Over 80% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Nikon Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 31,432 expert and user reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings. We also found that Nikon has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Two people agreed that this digital camera had a good picture resolution and two people agreed that this digital camera was able to produce good images.

  • Capable of shooting at 10 frames per second…
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  • It's a chunky camera, designed to produce good images in a range of different conditions…
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  • Very comfortable with all the buttons exactly where they should be which makes shooting a pleasure…
    Mustafa (Amazon) - July 2016

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Three owners who reviewed the Nikon D500 concluded that it was easy to use.


Value For Money

Not Cheap

We think this camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras. The cheapest camera that we found costs $29 and the most expensive costs $6,895.

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Features

Quite High Megapixel

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP. With a megapixel of 20.9 megapixels, the Nikon D500 has a quite high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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5568 X 3712 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon D500 has a higher image resolution than most cameras. This camera has a 5568 x 3712 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 7680 x 5120 pixels (best).

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Heavy

The weights of cameras range from 1g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. When compared to other cameras, the Nikon D500's weight of 760 grams is one of the heaviest.

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Supports 100, 200 and 1 More ISO Sensitivity

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D500 is more than most digital cameras. This digital camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras. The ISO sensitivities "100" and "51200" are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". With a display diagonal of 3.2 inches, the Nikon D500 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst cameras of this age.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other digital cameras that we have assessed, the Nikon D500's display resolution (numeric) of 2,359,000 pixels is one of the highest. The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras is 600,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon D500 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The Nikon D500 has a microphone in. Most of the other digital cameras also have a microphone in.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D500 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D500 supports live view, as do most of the other cameras.

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3 USB Version

The Nikon D500 supports a 3 USB version which is newer than the 2 USB version supported by most cameras.

This camera's USB version (3) is in fact the best supported USB version across all digital cameras.

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

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Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon D500 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Nikon D500 has a wrist strap. Most of the other cameras also have a wrist strap.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Nikon D500 supports dioptic correction. Most of the other cameras also support dioptic correction.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D500 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Nikon D500 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other cameras also have a USB connectivity.

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Supports Wi-Fi

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

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1,240 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon D500 is a digital camera that takes 1,240 shot battery life (CIPA standard).

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D500 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon D500 has a self-timer. Most of the other digital cameras also have a self-timer.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Nikon D500 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other cameras.

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3D

The Nikon D500 is 3D. Most of the other cameras also are 3D.

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Quite Small Eye Relief

At only 16 millimeters, the Nikon D500 has a fairly small eye relief compared to most of the other cameras. The smallest eye relief of cameras is 8mm and the biggest is 27mm.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon D500 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over nine times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this 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. Across all cameras the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Features Bluetooth

The Nikon D500 features bluetooth. Most of the other cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon D500 has an anti-dust function. Most of the other cameras also have an anti-dust function.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D500 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Nikon D500 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon D500 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution. The worst video resolution of all cameras is 640 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D500 has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Direct Printing

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

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The smallest maximum aperture number of cameras is 1.8, the largest is 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. With a maximum aperture number of 32, the Nikon D500 has a quite large maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Nikon D500 has a fairly small minimum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the minimum aperture numbers range from -2 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Age

Released 13 Months Ago

It was June 2016 when Nikon released the D500.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208015603, 00018208947256, 00018208947263, 08033737555521

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