Nikon D500 DX-Format DSLR Camera Body

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SKU: US19849

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Nikon D500 DX-Format DSLR Camera Body

  • Nikon D500 Body
  • Body cap
  • Battery
  • Shoulder strap

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Nikon D500 DX-Format DSLR Camera Body

Photographers and videographers rejoice! Adding to its family of rugged, feature packed DSLR cameras, Nikon introduces a new flagship DX into its lineup-- the Nikon D500. This professional DSLR camera boasts powerful state-of-the-art image processing technology to help you capture outstanding images and video. Along with its compact yet tough construction, the D500 DSLR camera from Nikon provides offers incredibly versatile shooting options to yield breathtaking image results full of stunning resolution and clarity. At the core of the Nikon D500 lives a lightning fast EXPEED 5 image processing engine and a 20.9MP DX-format CMOS sensor. Equipped with a high resolution 3.2-inch tilting, 2,359K-Dot touchscreen LCD, the D500 lets you conveniently compose, tweak and review your shots-- both crisp photos and remarkably smooth Cinematic 4K Ultra High Definition Video (UHD).  Showing off the final product of your creativity is now easier than ever thanks to the Nikon D500 DSLR camera's wireless capabilities. Instantly share your photos and videos with friends, family, and social media using the camera's built-in Snap Bridge (Wi-Fi + Bluetooth) mobile device connectivity. Whether portrait, landscape, action photography or movie making is your thing, the Nikon D500 DSLR camera is the right equipment for the job!

Built for Travel & Powerful Imaging Performance 
Without sacrificing image quality, the Nikon D500 DSLR camera is designed to offer the perfect balance of design and functionality. Despite its ultra-portable size, the D500 from Nikon packs a punch with powerful imaging performance. It houses a 20.9 megapixel CMOS sensor and an EXPEED 5 image processor for incredible power and image processing speed up to 10 frames per second. Always ready to capture the most exquisite details, colors, and textures of life's fleeting moments, the compact and unobtrusive Nikon D500 makes the perfect travel companion. 

NIKKOR Lens Compatible
For an unbeatable combination, the Nikon D500 works best when it's paired with any one of the legendary NIKKOR lenses. Renown for delivering unmatched clarity and versatility, NIKKOR series lenses offer an extensive selection to ensure that you can find the right lens for your shot. Shooting landscapes or portraits? The speedy AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR wide angle zoom lens covers all the bases and could prove to be your best friend. When you want to extend your focal range to grab long distance outdoor shots such as sports action and architecture photography, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II may be your go to lens for the Nikon D500. 

Durable Construction
Rugged magnesium alloy and carbon fiber materials, along with dust, water and drop resistance, make the Nikon D500 perfect for shooting in extreme environments. Take this camera anywhere and push your creativity with peace of mind knowing that it won't be damaged. 

Don’t Wait to Show Off Your Best Shots
The Nikon D500 is equipped with SnapBridge (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) functionality for built-in wireless connectivity options. The barrier between your camera and your smart device is virtually eliminated so you can easily transfer and share images--no need to wait! What's more the Nikon D500 supports Near Field Communication (NFC) so connecting your camera to a compatible NFC ready device is as simple as touching them together. 

Sensor & Resolution

  • Sensor Size - 23.5mm × 15.7mm (DX)
  • Resolution - 20.9MP DX-format / CMOS sensor without OLPF

Image Quality

  • Image Processing Engine - EXPEED 5
  • ISO Sensitivity Range - ISO 100 – 51,200 (expandable to ISO 50 - 1,640,000 equivalent)
  • File Format
    • 2- or 14-bit NEF (Large RAW),
    • 12-bit lossless compressed for Medium/Small RAW, TIFF, 
    • JPEG, NEF (RAW) + JPEG

Advanced Scene Recognition System

  • 3D Color Matrix Metering -  180k-pixel RGB Sensor
  • Advanced Scene Recognition System - Yes
  • White Balance: Keep White – Yes (More natural color reproduction is achieved by combining EXPEED 5 and auto white balance)

High Speed Continuous Shooting

  • Frame Advance Rate
    • CH: 10 fps
    • CL: 1–9 fps
    • QC: 3 fps 
  • Buffer capacity
    • NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 14-bit: 200 shots
    • NEF (RAW), Uncompressed, 14-bit: 79 shots

Autofocus Detection and Acquisition

  • AF Sensor
    • 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
  • Dedicated AF Processor – Yes
  • Minimum Brightness -  -4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
  • AF Modes
    • Single-point
    • Dynamic Area 25 AF points
    • Dynamic Area 72 AF points
    • Dynamic Area 153 AF points
    • Group Area AF
    • 3D-Tracking
    • Auto Area AF
  • Focus Tracking with Lock On - Yes
  • 3D Tracking
    • 3D Tracking: Face Detection (ON/OFF)
    • 3D Tracking: Watch Area (Wide/Normal)
  • Contrast Detect AF 
    • AF-S
    • AF-F


  • Viewfinder Frame Coverage
    • Frame coverage: Approx. 100%,
    • Magnification: approx. 1.0×
  • LCD Monitor
    • Tilting 3.2-in Approx. 2,359k-dot
    • Touch screen LCD (RGBW)
  • Touch Screen Function – Yes

Speedlight Control

  • Auto Flash ISO Sensitivity Control - Yes
  • Advanced Wireless  Lighting (AWL)
    • Yes: Via Compatible Speedlight or Speedlight
    • Commander SU-800
    • Up to 3 Groups: A/B/C
    • Up to 4 Channels 
  • Radio Control Advanced Wireless Lighting (AWL)
    • Yes: When using WR-R10/WR-A10 Wireless Remote Controller and SB-5000 Speedlight
    • Wireless control SB-5000 via radio control up to 98 feet
    • Up to 18 Radio Control Speedlights
    • Up to 6 Groups: A/B/C/D/E/F
    • Up to 3 Channels: 5/10/15
    • Can be mixed using optical system (SB-900 series, SB-800 series, SB-700, SB-600, SB-500) and Radio Control using SB-5000
    • Unified Flash Control using SB-5000 and Camera Control Pro 2 software (version 2.23.0 or later) Remote setting possible using D500 Flash Control menu setting

Movie Features 

  • Frame Size and Frame rate  
    • 4K UHD: 3840 × 2160 30/25/24p
    • Full HD: 1920 x 1080 60/50/30/25/24p
  • Recorded in-camera to memory card
    • 4K UHD: Yes
    • 1080p: Yes
  • Multi-area mode Full HD Image Area D-Movie Options
    • DX
    • 1.3x
    • 4K UHD: 1.5x 
  • Simultaneous recording to memory card and external recorder  - Yes 
  • View simultaneous live view output and record uncompressed video via HDMI - Yes
  • Selectable audio frequency range – Yes (Wide/Vocal)
  • ISO range - ISO 100 – 51,200 (expandable to 1,640,000 equivalent)
  • Save frame as a still frame - 4K UHD: 3840 x 2160 (approx. 8MP) JPEG Fine
  • Flat Picture Control - Yes 
  • Dedicated Movie Shooting Menu - Yes
  • Smooth Exposure - Yes
  • Highlight Display: Zebra Stripes - Yes
  • Power Aperture Control - Yes
  • Electronic VR – Yes

Wired and Wireless Communication System

  • Wi-Fi - Built-In
  • Bluetooth - Built-In
  • NFC  -Built-In 
  • Wired and Wireless - LAN WT-7A

Camera Handling and Operation

  • Dual memory card slots  XQD + SD 
  • Fn Buttons
    • 1 Front facing button
    • 1 Rear facing button 
  • In-Camera Time-Lapse Movie Function - Yes: Full HD & 4K UHD
  • Interval timer - Yes
  • Multiple Exposure - Select from 2 to 10 NEF (RAW)
  • Battery - EN-EL15

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