6 January 2016

The new D500: the long awaited professional crop body from Nikon!

I nearly missed it in all the D5 news (in fact, the info I initially received from Nikon only mentioned it in a link; the news was too fresh to get included), but Nikon yesterday also announced a new professional breed DX (APS-C crop sensor) DSLR. Not the D400 everyone was hoping for, but something even better: a D500.

The specifications for this camera are quite astonishing, and truly make it a professional grade camera: 20.9 MP sensor, ISO 100 – 51,200 (extendable to 50 – 1,638,400), 4K Video, 153 AF points (same as D5), 10fps, 200 image buffer etc.

Suggested retail price: € 2369 (NL, inc. 21% VAT), $2000 (US, ex VAT)
Availability: March 2016

Here are some more specs:
  • Lens mount: Nikon FX
  • Sensor: 20,9 MP, DX (23,5x15,7mm)
  • ISO: 100 – 51200 (extendable to 50 – 1,638,400, yes, 1,6 million!)
  • Resolution: 5568 x 3712 (effective)
  • Storage: XQD & SD/SDHC/SDXC
  • AF: 153 points (99 cross-type, same as with the D5!)
  • Frame rate: 10fps
  • Video: 4K 3840x2160p 30fps
  • Display: 3,2 inch LCD Touchscreen
  • WiFi: Ja
  • Battery: EN-EL15
  • Weight: 860g

1 comment:

  1. Awesome news for professionals and amateurs! I cannot wait to try this camera!

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