As far as crop-sensor DSLRs go, Nikon’s new flagship, high-speed model is up there with the best, as Andy Westlake discovers in this Nikon D500 review

Product Overview

Nikon D500

AWB colour:80%
Dynamic Range:90%
Image Quality:90%
LCD Viewfinder:90%


  • - Remarkable autofocus system
  • - Excellent build quality and handling
  • - Fine image quality at both low and high ISO settings


  • - Large and heavy compared to APS-C peers
  • - Much less capable when used in live view
  • - SnapBridge connectivity doesn’t work well (yet)


Nikon D500 review


Price as reviewed:

£1,729.00 (Body only)

Nikon D500 review – Full specification


Sensor:20.9MP DX CMOS
Output size:5,568x3,712
Focal lenth mag:1.5x
Lens mount:Nikon F
Shutter speeds:30sec-1/8000 sec
ISO:ISO 100-51,200 (standard), ISO 50-1,640,000 (extended)
Exposure modes:PASM
Metering:Matrix, centreweighted, spot, highlight weighted
Exposure comp:±5 EV, 0.3EV steps
Continuous shooting:10fps
External mic:Yes
Screen:2.36-million-dot, 3in tilting touchscreen
Viewfinder:Pentaprism, 2x magnification, 100% coverage
AF points:153-point phase detection
Video:4K 40fps; ful HD 60fps
Memory card:SD, SDHC, SDXC, XQD
Power:EN-EL15 Li-ion
Battery life:Approx 1,240 shots per charge
Dimensions:Approx 147x115x81mm
Weight:860g, including battery and card
  1. 1. Nikon D500 review - Introduction
  2. 2. Nikon D500 review - Features
  3. 3. Nikon D500 review - SnapBridge
  4. 4. Nikon D500 review - Build and handling
  5. 5. Nikon D500 review - Viewfinder and screen
  6. 6. Nikon D500 review - Autofocus
  7. 7. Nikon D500 review - Performance
  8. 8. Nikon D500 review - Dynamic range, resolution and noise
  9. 9. Nikon D500 review - Verdict
  10. 10. Nikon D500 review - Full specification
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