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Nikon D500 Specifications

Nikon D500
Nikon D500

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Below are the full Nikon D500 Specifications

Type

Single-lens reflex digital camera

Lens mount

Nikon F mount, (with AF coupling and AF contacts)

Nikon D500 Specifications Effective angle of view

Nikon DX format; focal length in 35 mm [135] format equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view

Image sensor format

DX

Image sensor type

CMOS

Sensor size

23.5mm, x15.7mm

Total pixels

21.51million

Dust-reduction system

Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)

Effective pixels

20.9million

Image size (pixels)

DX (24x16) image area, (L)5568, x3712, (M)4176, x2784, (S)2784, x1856, 1.3x (18x12) image area, (L)4272, x2848, (M)3200, x2136, (S)2128, x1424, Photographs with image area of DX taken during movie recording, (L)5568, x3128, (M)4176, x2344, (S)2784, x1560, Photographs with image area of 1.3x taken during movie recording, (L)4272, x2400, (M)3200, x1800, (S)2128, x1192, Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160

File format

NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed); large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression), TIFF (RGB), JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression; optimal quality compression available, NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

Picture Control system

Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat, selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls

Media

XQD, SD, SDHC (UHS-II compliant), SDXC (UHS-II compliant)

Card slot

1 XQD card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card, Either card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards.

File system

DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, PictBridge

Viewfinder

Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder

Frame coverage

DX (24x16) image area: Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical, 1.3x (18x12) image area: Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical

Magnification

Approx. 1.0 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m{sup(-1)})

Eyepoint

16mm (–1.0 m{sup(-1)}; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)

Diopter adjustment

-2 to +1 m{sup(-1)}

Focusing screen

Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)

Reflex mirror

Quick-return type

Depth-of-field preview

Yes, Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)

Lens aperture

Instant return, electronically controlled

Compatible lenses

Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses), and DX lenses, AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses can not be used. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports 15 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, of which 9 points are available for selection).

Type

Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter available in mirror up release mode

Speed

1/8000to, 30s, in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, bulb, time, X250

Flash sync speed

X=, 1/250s;, synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower

Modes

S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), Self-timer, MUP (mirror up), Qc (quiet continuous shutter-release)

Approximate frame advance rate

10fps, CL: 1 to 9 fps CH: 10 fps QC: 3 fps

Self-timer

2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s

Metering system

TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels

Metering method

Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10, or 13 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 8-mm circle) Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used) Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses

Range

(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) Matrix or center-weighted metering: –3 to +20 EV Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV Highlight-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV

Mode

Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)

Exposure compensation

–5 to +5EV, in steps of1/3, 1/2, or 1EV

Exposure lock

Luminosity locked at detected value

ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

ISO100to, 51200, in steps of1/3, 1/2, or 1EV, Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 EV (ISO 1640000 equivalent) above ISO 51200; auto ISO sensitivity control available

Active D-Lighting

Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off

Autofocus system

Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection

Detection range

–4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)

Lens servo

Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status, Manual focus (M):, Electronic rangefinder can be used

Focus point

153, 153 focus points, of which 55 or 15 are available for selection

AF-area mode

Single-point AF, 25-, 72-, or 153- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF

Focus lock

Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector

Control

TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering

Mode

Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off, Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported

Flash compensation

-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV

Flash-ready indicator

Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output

Accessory shoe

ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock

Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)

i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, AF-assist for multi-area AF, unified flash control

Sync terminal

ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread

White balance

Auto (3 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K to 10000 K), all with fine-tuning.

Bracketing types

Exposure, Flash, White balance, ADL

Modes

Photo live view, Movie live view

Lens servo

Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (M)

AF-area mode

Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF

Autofocus

Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)

Metering

TTL exposure metering using main image sensor

Metering method

Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted

Frame size (pixels) and frame rate

3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p 1920 x 1080; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p 1280 x 720; 60p, 50p Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; (Fine) high quality available at all frame sizes, normal quality available at all sizes except 3840 x 2160

Nikon D500 video specs 

File format

MOV

Video compression

H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

Audio recording format

Linear PCM

Audio recording device

Built-in stereo or external microphone; sensitivity adjustable

ISO sensitivity

Exposure modes P, S, and A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 5) with selectable upper limit Exposure mode M: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 5) available with selectable upper limit; manual selection (ISO 100 to 51200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 EV (ISO 1640000 equivalent) above ISO 51200

Active D-Lighting

Can be selected from Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off

Other options

Index marking, time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction

Monitor size

8cm (3.2–in.) diagonal

Monitor resolution

Approx.2359k-dot, tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and manual monitor brightness control

Playback

Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, picture rating, and IPTC information embedding and display

USB connector

SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector), connection to built-in USB port is recommended

HDMI output connector

Type C HDMI connector

Audio input

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter; plug-in power supported)

Audio output

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)

Ten-pin remote terminal

Can be used to connect optional remote control, WR-R10 (requires WR-A10 adapter) or WR-1 wireless remote controller, GP-1/GP-1A GPS unit, or GPS device compliant with NMEA0183 version 2.01 or 3.01 (requires MC-35 GPS adapter cord and cable with D-sub 9-pin connector)

Standards

IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g

Security

Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK

Operation

NFC Forum Type 3 Tag

Communication protocols

Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1

Supported languages

Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Battery

One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery

Battery pack

Optional MB-D17 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL18a or EN-EL18 Li-ion battery (available separately), one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15 Li-ion battery, or eight AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries. A BL-5 battery-chamber cover is required when using EN-EL18a or EN-EL18 batteries.

AC adapter

EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)

Tripod socket

1/4–in. (ISO 1222)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx.147, x115, x81mm (5.8, x4.6, x3.2in.)

Weight

Approx.860g (1 lb. 14.4 oz.), with battery and XQD memory card but without body cap; approx. 760 g/1 lb. 10.9 oz. (camera body only)

Operating environment

Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)

Supplied accessories

Body Cap BF-1B, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15 with terminal cover, Battery Charger MH-25a (comes with either an AC wall adapter or power cable of a type and shape that varies with the country or region of sale), USB Cable Clip, HDMI Cable Clip, USB Cable UC-E22, Strap AN-DC17

*Unless otherwise stated, all measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards or guidelines. All figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery. Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance and specifications of the hardware and software described in these specifications at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that these specifications may contain.

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