Nikon D500 DX-Format DSLR camera review

Nikon D500 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera Review

Nikon D500 DX-Format DSLR camera review

Choose Nikon D500 if you are a journalist

A good camera is a must in professions like journalism, photography, etc. The camera you choose must be able to fulfill your basic requirement of capturing a flawless photo. This adds to the popularity of the high-performance DSLR cameras. The new Nikon D500 is an addition in the category of DSLRs. With an APS-C 20mp sensor this camera is one step ahead of the two other competitors, namely, Nikon D300s and Nikon D7200. It is the fastest DX APS-C body from Nikon and captures photos at 10fps. It comes with features like built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 4K video recording and continuous shooting at 10fps.

D500 features

A professional shooter, who has been sitting tight for this camera since the Nikon D300s, has long been waiting with the 12mp D300s as introduced in 2009. The D300s featured an ISO range of 100 to ISO6400, 720p video, and 7-8fps, which was impressive at the initial stage. This demonstrates the development throughout the last 7 years, with the new D500 featuring a 10fps nonstop shooting, 20mp sensor, ISO50 to ISO1, 640,000, a slightly tilted 3.2inch touch screen, in built-in Wi-Fi and 4K video recording. The autofocus or AF arrangement of the Nikon D500 is great and is almost the same as in the more costly Nikon D5, with 153 center focuses and 99 cross-center focuses. These features cover a large area of the frame starting from left to right. The focus framework will work up to – 4EV.

Strong build

The Nikon D500 is climate sealed and is extremely well constructed, with a decent handgrip and sufficient rubber coating which offers a gripped area to ensure you have a strong grip of the camera. The metal chassis at the top of the camera is made of magnesium amalgam, and the rest of the body is made of solid plastic, with some portions made of carbon fiber. Despite the fact what the camera is made up of, it feels exceptionally strong with no movement or flex. Almost all the joints, dials, and buttons are completely climate protected, including the memory cards slots and the battery. In spite of the strong built, the D500 isn’t as heavy as the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.

Button spacing

There is a collection of buttons covering the shutter, which includes the ISO, exposure and video buttons which make changing these settings easier and in addition begin and stop recording a video at any time. The modes can be changed between A, S, P and M, utilizing the mode changing button placed at the top of the drive dial, which will turn on only if you press the unlock button right above it. The ‘I’ button at the back side of the D500 will bring up a small menu with various choices. The Fn2 button at the back can be used to rate the captured photos and you can customize almost all the buttons.

The best part about the Nikon D500 is its amazing battery life. It goes beyond mention that the image quality is sharp with warm hues. No doubt the new Nikon D500 is a top-performing camera.


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