In January, Nikon announced the launch of the new DX-format DSLR D500, with professional-level features, a team with quick processing in a compact body. The D500 comes as the successor to the D300S and has the latest technological innovations of Nikon, as the 20K Multi-CAM 153 autofocus system and video capture points 4K UHD also adding a new way to share photos Nikon SnapBridge.
The new D500 combines on a single computer professional functions of the new Nikon D5 and a compact DX format is a device designed for amateurs and professionals. The team has a DX-format CMOS sensor of 20.9MP that produces images of colors and brilliant hues. In this processing system EXPEED 5, which can eliminate noise adds.
The DX format is very useful for long-distance applications, including shots of nature and sports photography, as the possibility of using a telephoto shots with lightweight equipment is a big advantage. The camera lens can use FX or DX-format NIKKOR telephoto shooting achieving high quality.
The camera can make great shots in low light, with an ISO range from 100 to 51.200 expandable to 50-1640000.
Thanks to its image processing, the D500 enables super quick shots at 10 frames per second (fps) with full AF and AE to facilitate the focus of the shots. To be able to execute these shots, the D500 has the same autofocus system that NikonD5, the sensor module Multi-CAM AF 20K, with a dedicated AF processor. Like the D5, the D500 uses the new 180K RGB Metering and Advanced Scene Recognition systems to help achieve balanced exhibitions and color rendition in all situations.
With regard to its structure, the D500 has a robust body, with the same sealing system of the Nikon D810. The body is made of a magnesium alloy and the front is covered with a lightweight carbon fiber. The shutter system has been tested for 200K shares. To increase durability, the D500 does not have a pop-up flash, but is compatible with the new radio frequency flash Nikon Speedlight SB-5000.
The camera has an LCD touchscreen display of 3.2 “high resolution 2359K-dot that allows you to review images and video footage, the camera monitor and review menus. The display has a pivot system. The D500 records images in XQD card slot or additional SD card slot.
Among the new features of the D500, it has introduced a new system as share photos with the new Nikon Wireless SnapBridge. SnapBridge lets you connect the camera with a smart device through a Bluetooth connection. Once matched, the connection is maintained without the need for re connections. The D500 also supports NFC and connects to any device with just one tap; and also it has Wi-Fi connectivity to achieve faster transfer of images. Finally, the camera is also compatible with optional equipment Wireless Transmitter WT-7A which achieves super-fast file server or computer to a wireless transmissions.
Regarding the video footage, the D500, as the D5, can capture video up to 4K UHD 30p (3840×2160), as well as Full HD (1080p) in various ranges of frames. The camera includes various functions D810 professional video, including HDMI uncompressed output and Picture Controls. To these are added the ability to create time-Lapsa 4K movies on the camera, ISO Auto to provide smooth transitions in the exhibition, and the ability to record video in 4K UHD card and using the HDMI output simultaneously.
The new Nikon D500 DSLR camera will be available from March 2016 at a price of $ 2,000 body only. A kit is also available with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f / 2.8-4E ED VR ED VR for a price of $ 3,070 lens; and Battery Pack MB-D17 will also sell for $ 450. The Wireless Transmitter WT-7A transmitter will sell for $ 935.