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Nikon D500 – The New Flagship in DSLR DX Format


Nikon D500 is a camera with a 20.9MP CMOS sensor that combines functionality and superior performances in a handy body. The same AF system incorporating the latest generation of 153 focus points and 99 cross-type sensors as top of the range FX Nikon D5 and AF sensitivity up to -4 EV (ISO 100, 20 ° C) ensuring optimal performance in low lighting conditions.

Nikon D500 offers support for 10 fps continuous shooting, in series up to 200 images NEF (14-bit lossless compression) or large JPEG images. The EXPEED 5 image processor, the same used on Nikon D5, promises high quality images in a wide variety of lighting conditions. The ISO sensibility standard in the range 100-51200 is expandable to Lo1 (equivalent to ISO 50) to Hi5 (ISO equivalent 1.64 million). D500 is the first DX-format camera that records 4K UHD resolution video sequences (3840×2160 pixels 30p / 25p / 24p) with a length up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds. The interval meter built directly into the camera allows you to create time-lapse movies in 4K UHD quality. Full HD or HD mode, electronic vibration reduction function minimizes the effect of camera shake when shooting is done from then hand while Active D-Lightning preserve detail in bright areas or in the shade.

Nikon D500 is the first camera to incorporate low energy Bluetooth technology via SnapBridge that allows the quick transfer of the images from the camera to a smart device. This is done automatically without having to activate the image transfer function from the camera, all with low power consumption for both devices.

“It’s a new visual world in which we connect with others through images and in which photography enthusiasts are the ones who want more from cameras. Thus, in the Nikon D500, we concentrated the power of an FX format camera to suit photographers’ appetite for superior technology.” Said Tadashi Nakayama, Vice President, Head of Marketing, Imaging Business Unit, Nikon Corporation.