Nikon D500 Specifications 

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  • Introduced: 1/6/2016
  • Replacement: expected 2018 (overdue, may not be updated)
  • Current Firmware: C1.31 (March 2022) L2.018 (2020)
  • Sensor Size: 23.5x15.7mm, DX (~1.53x crop) 
  • Sensor Pixels: 20.9mp
  • Sensor Manufacturer: Sony IMX321 (special to Nikon)
  • Sensor Technology: CMOS, Bayer, no antialias, microlens
  • Max Image Size: 5568 x 3712
  • Other Image Sizes: 4176 x2784, 2784 x 1856, plus 1.3x crop
  • Video: 2160P 30/25/24 (2.2x crop), 1080P 60/50/30/25/24, 720P 60/50, and VGA 24 (stored in .MOV with H.264 compression); mono sound from built-in mic, stereo from jack, electronic vibration reduction 
  • ADC Bit Depth: 12 or 14 bit 
  • Raw File Formats: 12 or 14 bit Lossless compressed or compressed NEF 
  • Other File Formats: JPEG
  • JPEG Rendering: 16-bit rendering, 8-bit output
  • Auto Rotation: Yes
  • Color Spaces: sRGB, AdobeRGB 
  • Storage: Dual slot, one XQD, one SD, SDHC, or SDXC 
  • Max Write Speed: ?MB/sec
  • Max Buffer Size: 200 lossless compressed RAW, 79 uncompressed RAW for XQD card (also depends on secondary card use)
  • Connectivity: USB 3.0 mini-B, Bluetooth
  • TV Support: NTSC and PAL, HDMI
  • Lens Support: all AF, AI-P, AI and AI-S 
  • Autofocus Module: CAM20KDX (153 sensor, 99 crosshatch) 
  • Shutter Lag: 50ms (?ms blackout)
  • Autofocus Modes: Single, Dynamic (25, 72, 153, and 3D), Auto Area, Full Time (video, live view)
  • AF Assist: No
  • Metering: 108,000-pixel Color matrix, center-weight, spot
  • Exposure Modes: PSAM + 18 Scene + 2 custom
  • Exposure Compensation: +/- 5 stops, 1/3 or 1/2 stop
  • Exposure Bracketing: Yes, 9 frames (plus ADL, WB bracketing)
  • ISO: 100-51200, plus AUTO, HI1 to HI4 
  • White Balance: Auto, bracketed, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning, direct Kelvin
  • Image Settings: Picture Controls, Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue
  • Color LCD: 3.2" TFT, 2,6m dots, 170 degree, touchscreen, swivel (up/down)
  • Image Review: Histogram (RGB), Highlights
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: 10 fps
  • Shutter Speeds: 30s to 1/8000, bulb, 200k rated
  • Mirror Lockup: Mirror Delay, M-UP
  • Viewfinder: Pentaprism, 100%, 1x magnification, 16mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopters, opt gridlines 
  • Optional Viewfinder Accessories: DR-5 right angle, -5 to +3 diopter corrections, DK-?M magnifier 
  • Optional Focus Screens: ?
  • Menus: Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu 
  • Flash Sync Speed: 1/250, 1/320 with reduced power, TTL FP support for external flash
  • Flash Type: supports I-TTL
  • Internal Flash: No.
  • PC Sync: No (via optional AS-15)
  • Flash Compensation: -3 to +1EV
  • Flash Options: Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock, Three Group Commander Mode 
  • DOF Preview: Yes
  • Optional Remotes: any 10-pin wired remote, WR-R10/WR-T10
  • Size: 5.8 x 4.5 x 3.2” (147 x 115 x 81mm)
  • Weight: 30.3 ounces (860g) with battery/card
  • Battery: EN-EL15 (1240 shots CIPA)
  • Optional AC Adatper: EH-5a
  • Significant other: illuminated buttons, WiFi with NFC/BluetoothSelf-cleaning sensor, HD video recording , Active D-Lighting, PictBridge, Optional MB-D17 battery pack, multiple exposure (2-3 images), auto distortion control, layered images, in-camera editing and trimming, in camera B&W and color filtration, in-camera D-Lighting, GPS support (GP-1), quiet shooting mode, virtual horizon, supports non-CPU lenses, Auto AF-Fine Tune, Copyright information, FUNC button, Eye-Fi compatible, also WT-7 (802.11ac) compatible, interval shooting, new custom user settings
  • Supplied Software: ViewNX-i
  • Price at introduction: US$2000 (body only)

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