Nikon D500 Specifications

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Product
Name Nikon D500
Manufacturer Nikon
Release Date and Price
Release Year 2016
Release Date 2016-01-05
MSRP 1999 USD
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Camera Type
Camera Type DSLR
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DSLR vs Mirrorless Cameras
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
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Sensor Type CMOS
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Dust on the sensor? Read our Cleaning Guide
Resolution 5568 x 3712 pixels
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Megapixels 21 MP (20668416 total pixels)
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Image Processor EXPEED 5
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Image
ISO Range 100 - 51200
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White Balance Presets 12
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Custom White Balance Yes
Setting Up Custom White Balance in Your Camera
Image Stabilization No
Image Stabilization in Digital and Mirrorless Cameras
Uncompressed format RAW + TIFF
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Optics and Focus
Autofocus Motor Yes
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Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView

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Focus Points 153
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Lens Mount Nikon F

List of all compatible lenses
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Focal Length Multiplier DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm

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Screen and viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3.2
Screen dots 2359000
Touchscreen Yes
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Screen Type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
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Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism)
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Viewfinder Coverage 100%
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Viewfinder Magnification 1 (0.67 35mm equiv.)
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Viewfinder Resolution N/A
Photography features
Frames per second 10 fps
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Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds
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Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds
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Built-in Flash No
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External Flash Yes
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Self-Timer Yes
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Time-lapse Yes
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Metering Modes Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot

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Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
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Videography features
Video Recording Yes
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Video Format MPEG4
H.264

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Video Resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160

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Built-in Microphone Yes
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Built-in Speakers Yes
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Storage
Memory Card SD/SDHC
XQD

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Connectivity
HDMI Output Yes
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Microphone Port Yes
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Headphone Port Yes
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Wireless Yes
Built-in (Wi-Fi with low energy Bluetooth)

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Remote Control Yes (Optional, wired or wireless)
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GPS Yes
Optional with GP-1

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GPS SKU GP-1
Body and Dimensions
Enviromentally sealed Yes
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Battery Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery SKU EN-EL15
Battery Life 1240 shots according to CIPA
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Issues with Battery life on Nikon D500?
Width 147 mm
Height 115 mm
Depth 81 mm
Weight 860 gram including battery
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