Nikon D500 vs Nikon D810

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Nikon D500
Nikon D810

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
153.00 auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D500 has 153.00 auto focus points, however the Nikon D810 only has 51.00 auto focus points.
48% higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 2,359,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,130,000 pixels higher than the Nikon D810 (1,229,000 pixels).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 1x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.3x higher than the Nikon D810 (0.7x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

120g lighter Edit
The Nikon D500 has a weight of 760g, whereas the Nikon D810 is an 880g digital camera (120g heavier). 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.

Better selling
The Nikon D500 ranks No. 14625 by number of sales, but the Nikon D810 ranks No. 66444.
6 Reasons For
43% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 36.3MP digital camera. That's 15.4MP higher than the Nikon D500 (36.3MP). 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.

42% more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 37.09MP digital camera. That's 15.53MP more than the Nikon D500 (37.09MP).
57% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 64 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 36 smaller than the Nikon D500 (64).
Cheaper by £50
The Nikon D810 costs £1,199.00, whereas the Nikon D500 is £1,249.00.
7 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Much better user reviews
Based on 336 user reviews, the average review score of the Nikon D810 is 98%, but the average rating of the Nikon D500 is 87% (based on 3 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
74% lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 15.4MP lower than the Nikon D810 (36.3MP). 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.

73% less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 21.56MP digital camera. That's 15.53MP less than the Nikon D810 (37.09MP).
36% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 36 bigger than the Nikon D810 (64).
More expensive by £50
The Nikon D500 is £50 more expensive than the Nikon D810.
Not as many stockists
The Nikon D500 is only stocked by 19 retailers, however the Nikon D810 is stocked by 26 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by two months
The Nikon D500 is two months older than the Nikon D810.
User review Rating is much Worse
The Nikon D500 has an average user score of 87%, but the Nikon D810 has an average user rating of 98% (based on 336 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Only 51.00 auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D810 has 51.00 auto focus points, however the Nikon D500 only has 153.00 auto focus points.
92% lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 1,229,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,130,000 pixels lower than the Nikon D500 (1,229,000 pixels).
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D810 is a 0.7x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.3x lower than the Nikon D500 (0.7x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

120g heavier Edit
The Nikon D810 has a weight of 880g, whereas the Nikon D500 is a 760g digital camera (120g 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.

Less popular
The Nikon D810 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 66444 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Nikon D500 ranks No. 14625.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.9MP 36.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 2784 x 1856
 3600 x 2400
 2784 x 1856
 3600 x 2400
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
BEST
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.7 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixel Count
21.56MP 37.09MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
32 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
16 - 80 24 - 120
Lens Structure
17/13 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
72mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Auto Focus Point
153
BEST
51
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 100
 200
 51200
 80
 800
 12800
 100
 200
 51200
 80
 800
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
51,200 51,200
Minimum ISO Speed
100 64
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Flash off
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
Analog Signal Format
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
 PCM
BEST
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 XQD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 XQD
 CF+
Memory Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
2,359,000 pixels
BEST
1,229,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
1x
BEST
0.7x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Manual
 Shade
 Fluorescent H
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Manual
 Shade
 Fluorescent H
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
 Direct printing
Diopter Adjustment
-2 - 1 -3 - 1
Eye Relief
16mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 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
 SER
 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
760g
BEST
880g
Height
115mm 123mm
Depth
81mm 81.5mm
Width
147mm 146mm
Lens Weight
480g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
85.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
80mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 980g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
EN-EL15 EN-EL15
Shot Per Battery Charge
1,240 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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