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  • Great image quality
  • Weather sealed body
  • Fast AF
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  • Only one SD card slot

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Nikon D500 20.9 Megapixel Digital Camera - Body (1559)
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Nikon D500 Review

Key features

  • 4K video recording
  • Record breaking AF performance
  • New 20.9 MP APS-C sensor
  • Arguably the fastest Nikon DX camera ever built
  • Tilting touch screen.

Introduction

The Nikon D500 is an upgrade of the Nikon D5 released last year and comes with the same AF as its predecessor the Nikon D5. The Nikon D500 is arguably the fastest Nikon DX camera to ever see the light of the day with 10 frames per second continuous shooting. In fact, it seems like the only logical reason to start doing some serious sports shooting this summer. As you would expect, the Nikon D500 comes with more AF points than you could imagine. However, you can only select 55 points although in theory they are 153 of them. Unfortunately, we are only left with one SD card slot as the extra one is now gone in place of the new XQD slot.

What is the image quality ?

The Nikon D500 is one of the best DX cameras on the market today and it should be able to easily beat the likes of d5000 nikon and possibly the Nikon d5 which was released at the same time as the Nikon D500. It comes with a 20.9 MP DX sensor with 5568 by 3712 pixels which should offer high quality images without any major issues. With a 20.9 megapixel sensor, you should expect decent images and a great resolution. This is a point where the pro photographer will be very comfortable with the image quality and it won’t require a super computer to get the images processed. The Nikon D500 also keeps the pixel density modest enough to get high quality images without any serious issues. If you are used to the higher resolution Nikon D800(38MP sensor), you will still be impressed by the Nikon D500 in terms of image quality and this does not only go for the DX camera range but for the DLSRs in general.

What is the sound quality ?

The Nikon D500 comes with a stereo in built microphone just like the Nikon d5 and a Linera PCM recording mode and so you should expect some pretty good performance on the sound department. You might want to check out the Nikon D5000 review for more on sound, the Nikon D500 is better when it comes to 4K video recording.

Is it waterproof and durable ?

The Nikon D500 is not only a good performer when it comes to the speed or the 4K video recording; it’s something that you can rely on when working in harsh weather conditions. In fact, the Nikon D500 comes with a metal case and a weather proof body which could take up a healthy dose of abuse and still remain in good shape.

Conclusion: Is it worth buying it ?

The Nikon D500’s price is different from the Nikon D5000 price and no matter what, the Nikon D500 still remains a good buy given the numerous advantages that it brings to the table this year.

  • The Good :
    Great image quality Weather sealed body Fast AF
  • The Bad :
    Only one SD card slot
Our score:
4.5 / 5

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  • The Nikon D500 is manufactured by Nikon and was added in February 2016 in the Digital Cameras section
  • This product has a rating of 4.5 out of 5
  • The best price of the Nikon D500 in New Zealand is $2,363.70 at 42photo.com
  • You can compare prices for the Nikon D500 and save up to 20% or $592.75
  • In New Zealand this product is available in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch
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