The famous brand Nikon announced at CES 2016 a new top model DSLR camera: the Nikon D500.
The D500 model features a new image sharing system: SnapBridge, which is a service that enables to share photos taken by the camera to any smart device such as smartphone.
From a low energy Bluetooth consumption that always remains on, you can communicate with other devices anytime and send the pictures to your phone very fast.
The camera also supports connection via NFC and WiFi. Other forms of connectivity include HDMI input and XQD memory and SD card readers.
Nikon D500 is able to capture content up to 4K (3840×2160 pixels) at 30fps or full HD (1080p) at a higher speed. Additional features include auto ISO to ensure dynamic light exposure transitions and balance for steady images.
NIKON D500 Specifications
The D500 has a simplified body that is a real source of power and technological advances. Below are the full specifications about this amazing camera:
|Body type||Mid-size SLR|
|Max resolution||5568 x 3712|
|Other resolutions||4176 x 2784, 2784 x 1856|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||21 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||22 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)|
|ISO||ISO 100 – 51200 (expandable to 50 – 1640000)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||50|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||1640000|
|White balance presets||12|
|Custom white balance||Yes (5)|
|Uncompressed format||RAW + TIFF|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal, Basic|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus assist lamp||No|
|Number of focus points||153|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|External flash||Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain|
|Flash X sync speed||1/250 sec|
|Continuous drive||10.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (2 or 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)|
|Resolutions||4K (UHD) 30p/25p/24p, 1080/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p, 720/60p/50p|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compliant) + XQD|
|USB||USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||Wi-Fi with low energy Bluetooth|
|Remote control||Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||1240|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)|
|Dimensions||147 x 115 x 81 mm (5.79 x 4.53 x 3.19″)|
Nikon D500 works best for sport and wildlife photography, powered by EN-EL15 battery which provides a shooting life of 1240 according to CIPA standards, and also features a built-in wireless connectivity which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, D500 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other. You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) port.
With Nikon D500, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.
D500 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Nikon D500 also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Nikon D500 a very suitable camera with high quality videography.
Nikon D500 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec.
This camera has a Tilting 3.2″ LCD screen with a resolution of 2,359k dots. The Nikon D500’s 3.2″ screen is larger than average. LCD is Touch screen type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
So as you can see this camera is one of the best available in the market right now. Everything about it is amazing! Although Nikon D500 price is little bit high you can get it online, so at the end of the day this price is totally worth it. Check out some awesome photos taken by Nikon D500 below: