On January 5th, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nikon revealed its new secret weapon when it comes to DSLR cameras-Nikon D500 DSLR. With the EXPEED 5 processor, a 20.9MP sensor and the new 4k video recording feature, this camera might just be the worthy and long-awaited replacement for the legendary D300.
Nikon D500 is very easy to use and it’s very similar to the D5500 model in that way. D5500 is considered great for the beginners so it really doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced photographer or a rookie, the D500 won’t be too complicated to use. 4k videos are getting more and more attention and this model is equipped with a 4K video feature that’s capable of recording videos up to 30 frames per second. Nikon D500 also has a continuous shooting speed of 10 frames per second, so it’s basically made for action photographers. This of course, means that the sensor is going to be smaller than the ones in other models, so that may be a deal-breaker for some people.
When it comes to the display, this model has a touchscreen, but only for viewing images. Touchscreen is not available while adjusting the settings of the camera. This limited touchscreen feature may be annoying, but people from Nikon wanted zooming to be as simple as it is on smartphones. Given the fact that the settings are very simple and easily accessible on all Nikon models, this touchscreen situation shouldn’t be a concern.
With the 153-point AF system and 180k-pixel RGB metering sensor, this D500 is very similar to the D5 model that’s also been revealed recently. Now, the thing that separates this Nikon D500 DLSR model from all the rest is the completely new feature that allows this camera to instantly share photos via SnapBridge image sharing technology. That means that the camera is always connected to your other devices via Bluetooth or WiFi. This low energy connection combined with SnapBridge will allow you to wirelessly send photos to your smartphone.
This camera has an incredible ISO range of 100 – 51,200, which means that you’ll be able to create high-quality photos even in tricky and dark conditions. So don’t worry about the amount of light, Nikon D500 will use every bit of available light in order to create a quality photograph.
Regarding the size, Nikon D500 is a bit smaller than most other models. Its size will allow you to combine the small body of the D500 with the smaller and lighter DX lenses from the NIKKOR line. This means that you won’t have any problems bringing this camera with you, wherever you go.
Check out the presentation of the new D500 DSLR from Nikon here.
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