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New Item - Nikon D500

7 months ago 584 Views

This week we've added the long-awaited Nikon D500. This new flagship DX-format Nikon DSLR packs a lot of new features in a very solid body.

The D500 boasts a brand new 20.9 Megapixel APS-C sensor with an impressive ISO range of 100-51200. This camera is definitely geared towards sports and action photographers, with a fast 10 frames per second continuous shooting speed. The brand new AF system also has an impressive 153-points, 55 of which are selectable. Out of these 153 points, 99 are cross-type sensors, 15 will work with lenses with an effective aperture of f/8, and all 153 support lenses with apertures of f/8 or higher. The AF module also covers just about the entire frame of the D500's viewfinder - which offers a 1.0x magnification and 100% coverage.

On the video side, the D500 is also one of the first Nikon DSLRs to support 4K UHD video recording at up to 30 fps, and Full HD recording at up to 60 fps. Video can be recorded internally to the camera's XQD or SD cards or as an uncompressed file to an external recorder like the Atomos Shogun or Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+.

The magnesium alloy body feels very solid much like the D810, but is surprisingly light weight. It's about 220g lighter than the D810, but only 85g heavier than the D7200. It also features a 3.2" LCD with an optional touch screen. The camera is compatible with both SD or XQD cards.

We can't wait to give this one a try! You can as well, the Nikon D500 is available for rent here.