If you’re looking for a lightweight and streamlined yet powerful camera that’s perfect for travel, Nikon’s D500 might be your best bet. It’s compatible with all DX lenses from Nikon’s NIKKOR line and offers you the flexibility to change lenses according to your subject. With a shooting speed of 10 fps and autofocus that’s fast and accurate, it features 153 points and 99 cross-type sensors that traverse the entire 20.9-megapixel CMOS sensor. Photographers that gravitate toward telephoto lenses will appreciate the 1.5 magnification of the crop sensor.
Although it’s great for wildlife photography, this versatile camera can also portray the fast bursts of action common during sports and events, since the autofocus is customizable based on your subject’s movement. However, less complicated shots like cityscapes and portraits are also rendered in exceptional clarity and color.
Nikon’s EXPEED 5 processor gives you a native ISO range of 100–51200 that can be expanded to 50–1640000, making capturing low-light moments down to -4 EV a breeze. 3D Color Matrix Metering III ensures that every shot has ideal brightness, contrast, and color, while a 200-frame raw buffer limit increases performance.
Videographers will enjoy this camera’s 4K UHD video capabilities at 30, 25, and 24 fps. Full HD can also be had at 60 fps, and both can be sent uncompressed to an external recorder with an HDMI cable. Stereo recording is available in-camera, or by connecting an external mic through the 3.5mm input. Monitor your audio quality separately through the 3.5mm output, and for more control, take advantage of the 20-step manual adjustment capability.
No matter where you’re shooting and under what conditions, the rugged, weather- sealed construction and magnesium alloy body will be able to keep up with you.
With a 3.2-inch 2,359k-dot tilting RGB LCD touchscreen, you’ll be able to capture your subject from any angle. The battery is good for up to 1240 shots per charge, and you can store your images on SD memory cards or try out the newest XQD, which features faster transfer times. Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth make it easy to transfer your pictures to any iOS or Android device using the SnapBridge app.
- Camera Type: DSLR
- Sensor: 20.9MP APS-C (1.5x Crop) CMOS
- Aspect Ratio: 3:2
- Exposure Modes: Aperture-Priority (A); Manual (M); Programmed auto with flexible program (P); Shutter-Priority (S)
- ISO Range: 100–51200 | Expandable to 50–1640000
- Display Size: 3.2 inches (diagonal)
- Image Stabilization: No
- File Format: Stills—JPEG and RAW (up to 5,568 x 3,712) | Video—MOV and MP4
- Weight: 1.89 pounds Weather Resistant: Yes Built-in Flash: No
- Battery: EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery
- Connectivity: | HDMI C (Mini) | Micro-USB | Nikon 10-Pin | USB 3.0 | 3.5mm headphone | 3.5mm microphone WiFi | Bluetooth