D500 DSLR

D500 DSLR

Specifications

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TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mountNikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of viewNikon DX format; focal length in 35 mm [135] format equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Effective pixels
Effective pixels20.9 million
Image sensor
Image sensor23.5 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels21.51 million
Dust-reduction systemImage sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Storage
Image size (pixels)
  • DX (24x16) image area: 5568 x 3712 [L], 4176 x 2784 [M], 2784 x 1856 [S]
  • 1.3x (18x12) image area: 4272 x 2848 [L], 3200 x 2136 [M], 2128 x 1424 [S]
  • Photographs with image area of DX taken during movie recording: 5568 x 3128 [L], 4176 x 2344 [M], 2784 x 1560 [S]
  • Photographs with image area of 1.3x taken during movie recording: 4272 x 2400 [L], 3200 x 1800 [M], 2128 x 1192 [S]
  • Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160
File format
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed); large, medium and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression)
  • TIFF (RGB)
  • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression; Optimal quality compression available
  • NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control systemStandard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
MediaXQD, SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-II compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Dual card slotEither card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards
File systemDCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder
ViewfinderEye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
  • DX (24x16) image area: Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
  • 1.3x (18x12) image area: Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical
MagnificationApprox. 1.0x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint16 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment-2 to +1 m-1
Focusing screenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirrorQuick return
Depth-of-field previewPressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
Lens apertureInstant return, electronically controlled
Lens
Compatible lensesCompatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses, AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (A and M modes only); IX-NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used
The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports 15 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, of which 9 points are available for selection)
Shutter
TypeElectronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter available in mirror up release mode
Speed1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, bulb, time, X250
Flash sync speedX=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower
Release
Release modeS (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), QC (quiet continuous shutter-release), Self-timer, MUP (mirror up)
Approximate frame advance rateCL: 1 to 9 fps, CH: 10 fps, QC: 3 fps
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 s
Exposure
MeteringTTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approx.180K (180,000) pixels
Metering method
  • Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
  • Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame; diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10 or 13 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 8-mm circle)
  • Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
  • Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E and D lenses
Range
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)
  • Matrix or center-weighted metering: -3 to 20 EV
  • Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
  • Highlight-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
Exposure meter couplingCombined CPU and AI
ModeProgrammed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure compensation-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at detected value
ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 to 51200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 EV (ISO 1640000 equivalent) above ISO 51200; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-LightingAuto, extra high, high, normal, low or off
Focus
AutofocusMulti-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection
Detection range-4 to 20 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servo
  • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status
  • Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point153 focus points, of which 55 or 15 are available for selection
AF-area modeSingle-point AF, 25-, 72-, or 153-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF
Focus lockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector
Flash
Flash controlTTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approx. 180K (180,000) pixels; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center-weighted and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash modeFront-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off; auto FP high-speed sync supported
Flash compensation-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Flash-ready indicatorLights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoeISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting
System (CLS)
i-TTL flash control, Advanced Wireless Lighting (optical/radio), auto FP high-speed sync, modeling illumination, FV lock, unified flash control, flash color information communication and AF-assist illumination for multi-point AF
Sync terminalISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
White balance
White balanceAuto (3 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K to 10000 K), all with fine-tuning
Bracketing types
Bracketing typesExposure, flash, white balance, and ADL
Live view
Live view modePhoto live view, movie live view
Lens servo
  • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
  • Manual focus (M)
AF-area modeFace-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
AutofocusContrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie
MeteringTTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering methodMatrix, center-weighted or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate
  • 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p • 1920 x 1080; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
  • 1280 x 720; 60p, 50p
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 and 23.976 fps respectively; ?high quality available at all frame sizes, normal quality available at all frame sizes except 3840 x 2160
File formatMOV
Video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording formatLinear PCM
Audio recording deviceBuilt-in stereo or external microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivity
  • Exposure modes P, S and A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 5) with selectable upper limit
  • Exposure mode M: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 5) available with selectable upper limit; manual selection (ISO 100 to 51200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 EV (ISO 1640000 equivalent) above ISO 51200
Active D-LightingExtra high, high, normal, low or off
Maximum length29 min. 59 s
Other movie optionsIndex marking, time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction
Monitor
Monitor8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 2359k-dot (XGA) TFT ve LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and manual monitor brightness control
Playback
PlaybackFull-frame and thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, picture rating and IPTC information embedding and display
Interface
USBSuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI outputType C HDMI connector
Audio inputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio outputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
Ten-pin remote terminalCan be used to connect optional remote control, WR-R10 (requires WR-A10 WR Adapter) or WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller, GP-1/GP-1A GPS Unit or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires MC-35 GPS Adapter Cord and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)
Wireless
StandardsIEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
AuthenticationOpen system, WPA2-PSK
Bluetooth
Communication protocolsBluetooth Specification Version 4.1
NFC
OperationNFC Forum Type 3 Tag
Supported languages
Supported languages

Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Power source
BatteryOne EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery packOptional MB-D17 Multi-Power Battery Pack with one EN-EL18a or EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (available separately), one EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or eight R6/AA-size alkaline, Ni-MH or lithium batteries; a BL-5 Battery Chamber Cover is required when using EN-EL18a or EN-EL18 battery
AC adapterEH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
Tripod socket1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions / weight
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Approx. 147 x 115 x 81 mm/5.8 x 4.6 x 3.2 in.
WeightApprox. 860 g/1 lb 14.4 oz with battery and XQD memory card but without body cap; approx. 760 g/1 lb 10.9 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment
Operating environmentTemperature: 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F
humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Accessories
Supplied accessories
(may differ by country or area)

EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-25a Battery Charger, DK-17F Fluorine-Coated Finder Eyepiece, UC-E22 USB Cable, USB Cable Clip, HDMI Cable Clip, AN-DC17 Camera Strap, BF-1B Body Cap


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