Features & Controls
- QUAL - Allows for setting of image quality options, including JPEG, RAW, or TIFF
- Metering icon - Allows for setting of metering options
- MODE - Allows for setting of shooting mode, including P (Program Auto), S (Shutter Priority), A (Aperture Priority), and M (Manual)
- WB - Allows for white balance setting
- S - Single frame (which is what you'll use most of the time)
- CL - Continuous low speed (frame rate of between one and nine frames per second, depending on menu settings; default setting is five frames per second)
- CH - Continuous high speed (frame rate of 10 frames per second)
- Q - Quiet shutter release
- QC - Quiet continuous shutter release (frame rate of up to three frames per second)
- Clock icon - Self-timer
- MUP - Mirror-up mode
- Auto External Flash
- Distance Priority Manual
- Repeating Flash
The Speedlight SB-5000 runs from four AA batteries, which means you won't have to worry about draining the D500 camera battery when running the flash.
- MENU - Opens the on-screen menus
- Key icon - Use this button in Playback mode to protect a photo from accidental deletion. This button also opens a help screen whenever a question mark icon appears in the lower left corner of the LCD screen. And you can use this button to set the Picture Control setting under certain shooting conditions.
- Plus magnification icon - Use this button in any shooting mode in Live View to magnify the image on the LCD to aid with manual focus. In Playback mode you can use this button to magnify the image you're currently viewing on the screen.
- Minus magnification icon - Use this button to reduce the magnification of the image on the LCD during manual focus. In Playback mode you can use this button to reduce the magnification of the stored image you're currently viewing on the screen, or you can see a thumbnail grid of stored photos with this button.
- OK - Verifies the current selection
- Fn2 - The Fn2 button allows you to rate stored photos by default, although you can assign a different function to this button through the D500's menus.
Most of the Nikon D500's various ports are on the left side of the camera body (as you're holding it). A flexible cover snaps into place to protect each port. The ports are (from top to bottom):
- Headphone port (on the left)
- Microphone port (on the right)
The memory card slots for the D500 are on the right hand side of the camera. A hard plastic hinged door protects the slots. The upper slot can accommodate an XQD memory card, while the bottom slot works with SD cards.
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