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Nikon D500 Camera Review

The Nikon D500 is the long awaited (overdue) update to the venerable Nikon D300s. The D500 is targeted towards advanced amateur and professional photographers. The D500 seems ideal for Sports and Wildlife photography specifically due to the advanced autofocus, larger buffer and tank-like build quality. For many years Nikon users have been screaming for a D300s update and at the initial release most of them seem to be happy with the specs on the D500.


  • Nikon D500 Body Only - $1999.95

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What I Like

  • 10 FPS
  • Weather Sealed
  • Great Auto focus system
  • 100% viewfinder
  • Controls and body layout

What I Don't Like

  • Tilt only LCD screen (prefer fully articulated)
  • Not a full metal body (due to Wi-Fi)
  • No GPS built in

Overall User Rating

4.77 out of 5

based on 431 user reviews online.

: 87% (373.88)
: 8% (33.2)
: 3% (11.04)
: 2% (9.2)
: 1% (3.68)



Sensor Size APS-C (1.5x)
Megapixels 20.9
Body Construction magnesium alloy for the top and rear, front carbon fiber
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.8 x 4.6 x 3.2
Weight 1.68
Weather Sealed Yes
Memory Card Dual SD SDHC SDXC XQD Type Memory
Dual Command Wheels Yes
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage 100
ISO Range 100-51,200 (Extended 50-1,640,000)
Mirror Lock Up Yes
Burst Rate 10
LCD Size 3.2
LCD Resolution 2,359,000
Articulated LCD Screen Tilt Only
Touchscreen Yes
Image Stabilization No
Remote Shutter Release Wired & Wireless (InfraRed)
WiFi Yes
GPS Optional
AF Points 153
AF Sensitivity -4ev
Minimum Shutter Speed 30
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000
Flash Sync Speed 1/250
Built In Flash No
Wireless TTL Flash No
Video Specs 4K/UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps 4K/UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps 4K/UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
Mic In Yes
Headphone Out Yes
Built In Mic Stereo

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