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Nikon D500 Digital Camera

SLR 20.9MP CMOS SDXC Jun 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras
Supports video recording
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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 25,424 expert and owner reviews (including 2,903 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings. 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.


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Released Eleven Months Ago

It was June 2016 when Nikon released the D500.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon D500 supports video recording. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out in the last 12 months 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 the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which 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 actually the best supported video resolution amongst all latest digital cameras.

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

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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 the most common maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all cameras that have been available for the last year.

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

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon D500 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other recently released comparable spec cameras also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which support Wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5, and the Nikon D5600 which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Features Bluetooth

The Nikon D500 features bluetooth. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out in the last 12 months also feature bluetooth.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D500 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of its better review score, the Nikon D5300.

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20.9 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.9 megapixels camera.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Fujifilm X-T2 (£1,320) (24MP and higher rated), the Pentax K-70 (£272.85) (24MP and higher rated), or the Leica M10 (24MP and higher rated).

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Recently released high megapixel cameras have display diagonals of between 2.7" and 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 3". The Nikon D500 has one of the larger display diagonals (3.2 inches) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 3.2" screen cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5, or the Nikon D5300.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of high megapixel cameras that came out in the last year range from 20 pixels to 2,400,000 pixels. When compared to other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera that we have checked, the Nikon D500's display resolution (numeric) of 2,359,000 pixels is one of the highest.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon D500 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other recently released high megapixel cameras.

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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 high megapixel cameras that have been around for the last year.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for the last year, the Nikon D500 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Canon EOS 700D - Kiss X7i, or the Pentax K-70 (£272.85) are also worth considering.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Nikon D500 supports direct printing, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D500 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D500 supports live view. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also support live view.

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Has a Dioptre Correction

The Nikon D500 has a dioptre correction. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a dioptre correction.

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Very Small Eye Relief

With an eye relief of only 16 millimeters, the Nikon D500 has a quite small eye relief compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera. The average eye relief of new similar spec digital cameras is 19mm, and the eye reliefs range from 16mm to 23mm.

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Battery

1240 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon D500 takes more battery life (CIPA standard) than most of the high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. This camera is a digital camera that takes 1,240 shot battery life (CIPA standard) compared to most of the high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital 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 are a comparable age to it. Most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 2 USB version.

A 3 USB version is in fact the best supported USB version amongst all recently released digital cameras.

The worst supported USB version amongst comparable types of camera is 3.1.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Nikon D500 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Microphone in

The Nikon D500 has a microphone in. Most of the other latest high megapixel cameras also have a microphone in.

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Supports PictBridge

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

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Has an HDMI

The Nikon D500 has an HDMI. Most of the other latest comparable spec digital cameras also have an HDMI.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon D500 has a self-timer. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a self-timer.

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Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

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

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D500 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon D500 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched in the last year also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon D500 has a battery charger included. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon D500 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched in the last 12 months also have a built-in microphone.

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Light Exposure

Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The Nikon D500 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most recently released high megapixel cameras. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by latest cameras. The ISO sensitivity "51200" is also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Lens System

Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of latest similar spec cameras range from 1.8 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 5. At only 2.8, the Nikon D500 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

The Nikon D500 is one of the heaviest recently released high megapixel cameras (760 grams) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. The lightest latest high megapixel camera is 110g and the heaviest is 920g.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon d500dxformatdslrkit, focus camera anikd500bk1, focus camera d5001680k1, nikon e5nkd500body, nikon nikd500ka, nikon w1680mm, nikon i3epro, nikon f284e, nikon f28e, nikon 1560, nikon 1559, nikon f56e, nikon f28g
Barcodes 00018208015597, 00018208015603, 00018208135189, 00018208947263, 00636156039795, 00687929526394, 00704660944116, 00795545351761, 00841434118349, 03001080023122, 08033737555514

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