LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon D500 has a Tilting 3.2 LCD screen with a resolution of 2,359k dots. The Nikon D500's 3.2 screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
D500 has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 100% and a magnification ratio of 0.66x. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon D500 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec
Unfortunately D500 doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Nikon D500 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 153 focus points and 99 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors. Nikon D500 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon D500, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. This means that Nikon D500 provides 4K (Ultra-HD)
video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor D300S
which has a max video resolution of 1280 x 720 only. If you are thinking of upgrading your D300S and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of D500.
D500 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Nikon D500 also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Nikon D500 a very suitable camera high quality videography.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon D500 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( Wi-Fi with low energy Bluetooth) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC
feature, D500 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.Nikon D500's Bluetooth
connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our D500. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect D500 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) port.
Nikon D500 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 1240 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 911 shots, Nikon D500 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras
Nikon D780 with its 2260shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon D500 vs Nikon D780 or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Nikon D500 Features Compared to Main Competitors