What is included : 1x Nikon D500 Camera Body, 1x Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E Lens
Aimed at passionate and serious enthusiasts, the Nikon D500 offers many of the professional features that exist in the D5, Nikon's flagship FX-format model, in a compact, lightweight DX-format body. The D500 incorporates a powerful 153-point AF system to keep the pace of moving subjects, a 20.9-megapixel CMOS sensor for stunning resolution, and a brand-new EXPEED 5-image processor to allow up to 10fps so you never miss a moment of the action. It also offers a wide sensitivity range from ISO 100-51,200 (exp. 1,640,000) and is the first Nikon DX camera to utilise SnapBridge support. The new XQD memory card technology provides faster read/write and transfer speeds to take full advantage of the camera's capabilities, such as 4K UHD in-camera video recording and timelapse.
Key Features: Nikon D500 Digital SLR Camera Body
- 20.9MP DX format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5 image processor
- Multi-CAM 20K Autofocus sensor with 153/99 AF points
- ISO range of 100-51,200 expandable to Lo 1 and Hi 5 (50 – 1,640,000 equivalent)
- Share images instanly with built-in SnapBridge (Wi-Fi + Bluetooth) capabilities
- Shoot cinematic 4K UHD video
- Dual card slots - XQD and SD media
- 3.2-inch, 2359k-dot tilting RGBW LCD touchscreen
- SnapbBridge, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC
Powerful 153-point AF
The D500's Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module offers a dense configuration of 153 focus points (99 cross sensors) that covers an extremely wide portion of the image area, meaning that even fast-moving subjects can be acquired precisely. AF capability is extended down to -4 EV* with the central point and -3 EV* with all other points, making AF usable even in extremely low light or when shooting low-contrast subjects. A newly employed AF engine and 180K-pixel RGB sensor also contribute to achieving exceptional AF performance in a variety of scenes.
*ISO 100, 20°C/68°F
High-speed continuous shooting
The D500 delivers high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 10 fps*1 for up to 200 shots in JPEG and in 14-bit lossless compressed RAW, without any drop in shooting speed. Even moving subjects can be tracked accurately across a wide field of view at this rapid rate, taking advantage of the camera's stable viewfinder image and a widest-ever diagonal viewing angle*2 of approx. 30.8°.
*1 Approximate frame rates for a fully charged EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, using continuous-servo AF, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, and with other settings at default values.
*2 As of January 6, 2016, among D-SLR cameras using an APS-C size image sensor. Based on Nikon research.
Unique benefits of a compact DX system - added agility in telephoto shooting
Nikon's DX-format D500 provides an angle of view equivalent to that of a lens with an approx. 1.5x longer focal length*1. This permits telephoto shooting using smaller, lighter lenses with a shorter focal length while taking advantage of performance that rivals the D5 FX-format flagship model. The camera's agility is also enhanced by the kit lens, AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR, the lightweight 5x normal zoom lens, which weighs only approx. 1340 g/2 lb 15.3 oz*2 when attached to the D500.
*1 35mm-format equivalent.
*2 Including battery, XQD memory card and lens.
4K UHD video, suitable for professional productions
The D500 can record 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)/30p/25p/24p as well as 1080/60p video for up to 29 min. 59 s*1, with simultaneous output via HDMI available. It is also possible to generate 4K UHD time-lapse movies within the camera. In Full HD or HD mode, the D500's electronic Vibration Reduction function*2 reduces the effects of camera shake in the horizontal, vertical, and rotational directions during hand-held movie recording, while Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows to capture footage with natural brightness.
*1 Recorded in separate files.
*2 Image area will be slightly smaller in DX-based movie format.
New EXPEED 5-image processing engine achieves sensitivity up to ISO 51200, expandable to Hi 5 (equivalent to ISO 1640000)
The D500's new EXPEED 5 image-processing engine, as used in the D5, delivers standard ISO sensitivity from 100 to 51200, expandable down to Lo 1 (ISO 50 equivalent) and up to Hi 5 (ISO 1640000 equivalent). It can capture exceptionally high-definition images, while effectively reducing noise even at high ISO settings. The new 180K-pixel RGB sensor (approx. 180,000 pixels) further improves the performance of the camera's Advanced Scene Recognition System, and its flicker reduction for still images reduces exposure variations even under flickering light sources.
Touch-screen, tilting 8-cm/3.2-in. high-resolution monitor
The D500's touch-panel monitor enables a variety of functions, including instant switching of images using the frame advance bar and text input — shared with the D5 — as well as touch AF and touch shutter (in still shooting). The tilting monitor with 3-axis hinge structure allows you to shoot from more flexible angles for stills and movies. And its large 8-cm/3.2-in. screen with significantly enhanced 2359k-dot resolution lets you confirm focus in amazingly precise detail.
SnapBridge support lets you link with a smart device via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
The D500 can be constantly connected to a smart device* with the SnapBridge application installed (to be available as a free download), via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. This enables a variety of features: you can automatically transfer images taken with the D500 to your smart device, as well as upload them automatically to NIKON IMAGE SPACE. You can also use the smart device to browse images stored in the camera, as well as embed images with its location and date/time information. SnapBridge dramatically enhances the value and convenience of images taken with the D500.
* Smartphones and tablet computers with iOS or Android.
WT-7/A/B/C Wireless Transmitter (optional) enables high-speed wired/wireless LAN communication
Nikon's WT-7/A/B/C Wireless Transmitter is aimed at professionals who need to transfer images more quickly than they can with built-in wireless LAN. When attached to the D500, it allows images and movie files to be transferred to computers* or FTP server via both wired and wireless LAN. The D500 with WT-7/A/B/C can be used as a wireless LAN access point, permitting easy connections with computers and smart devices.
* Requires Wireless Transmitter Utility (available for download from Nikon website).
||Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection and fine-tuning
|Battery Grip Model
||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, USB, HDMI
||-2.0 to +1.0m-1
||±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
||Aperture-Priority (A), Manual (M), Programmed auto with flexible program (P), Shutter-Priority (S)
||JPEG, NEF (RAW), TIFF
|Flash Sync Speed
|Frames Per Second
||Camera Strap AN-DC17, USB Cable UC-E22, Body Cap BF-1B, Fluorine-Coated Finder Eyepiece DK-17F, USB Cable Clip, HDMI Cable Clip, Battery EN-EL15 and Battery Charger MH-25a
||5568 x 3712
|Memory Card Format
||XQD, SD, SDHC, SDXC
|Screen Resolution (Pixels)
|Screen Size (Inches)
||23.5 mm x 15.7 mm
|Shutter Speed, Maximum
|Shutter Speed, Minimum
||147 x 115 x 81 mm
|HD Movie Mode
The Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR FX lens delivers super-telephoto versatility for sport, wildlife, and aviation enthusiasts. This compact lens includes Nikon's Electromagnetic Aperture to ensure consistent exposures, and the latest Vibration Reduction (VR) system. Additional features include Sport VR mode for tracking fast-paced subjects, and Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for high-speed AF.
Key Features: Nikon 200-500mm
- FX-format super-telephoto zoom lens: offers flexible 200–500mm focal length range (DX-format equivalent: 300–750mm). Ideal for shooting wildlife, birds, planes, and fast-paced sports.
- Constant f/5.6 aperture: enables consistent speed and smooth control over depth of field across the entire zoom range.
- High optical performance: three extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements ensure minimal chromatic aberration.
- Vibration Reduction (VR): minimises camera shake and lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to 4.5 stops slower.¹ SPORT VR mode delivers a stable viewfinder image when capturing high-speed movement. It also allows a continuous shooting frame rate and release time lag similar to those that are achievable when VR is turned off. Use SPORT VR mode to perfectly capture moving subjects such as birds in flight, or fast-paced sports.
- High-speed AF operation: Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocus performance with seamless manual override.
- Electromagnetic diaphragm: for consistent, more precise exposures during high-speed bursts.
- Minimum focus distance: 2.2m.
- Zoom-lock switch: keeps the lens secure when not in use.
- Tripod foot: helps stabilise the lens when using a tripod.
- AF with teleconverters: the fixed maximum aperture of f/5.6 enables AF operation even when using a 1.4x teleconverter (attached to an f/8-compatible camera).
- Included: detachable hood and soft case.
Lightweight, Compact Super Telephoto Zoom
Whether your subject is far in the distance or close, fast or slow, you can land the shot. On FX-format cameras, 500mm brings distant birds, wildlife, athletes, performers, landmarks and more into tight focus. DX-format cameras add an additional 1.5x zoom effect for an angle of view equivalent to a whopping 750mm! And despite that extreme power, you can also focus on subjects as close as 7.2 feet away for detail rich close-ups.
~4.5 stops of Vibration Reduction
At super telephoto distances, the smallest camera movements can cause image blur. Vibration Reduction image stabilization counteracts camera shake up to ~4.5 stops** for sharp photos and steady videos. You also can shoot at slower shutter speeds in low light - great for those magic moments at dawn and dusk. Sports Mode is optimized for camera pans and other movements common when shooting fast action.
Advanced Nikon Lens Technology
Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass cuts through the glare of bright sunlight. Silent Wave Motor (SWM) powers ultra-fast, near-silent autofocusing with seamless manual override. The Electromagnetic diaphragm (E) operates in sync with the fastest shutter speeds and frame rates, even when using an optional teleconverter. Always bring home views that amaze.
||SWM (Silent Wave Motor)
|Filter Thread Size (mm)
|Focal Length – Tele (mm)
|Focal Length – Wide (mm)
||AF - Silent Wave Motor
||LC-95 95 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap, HB-71 Bayonet Hood, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, CL-1434 Semi-soft Case
||Nikon F (FX)
|Maximum Aperture – Tele
|Maximum Aperture – Wide
|Number of Lens Elements
|Number of Lens Groups
||108 x 267.5mm
|Angle of view (degrees)
||Nikon film SLR and FX-format D-SLR cameras: 12°20,-5°00,. Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 8°00,-3°10,
|Minimum Focus Distance (m)