The new flagship Nikon D500 Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera has now been released. This is a DX camera which has been expected for some time.
It has a powerful 153-point AF system to achieve superior focussing and subject acquisition performance across a wide range of situations. The D500’s Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module offers a dense configuration of 153 selectable 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 and quickly.
The cameras AF capability is extended down to -4 EV with the central point and -3 EV with all other focussing 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.
High speed continuous shooting at 10 fps for up to 200 shots (14-bit lossless compressed RAW) is available. Even moving subjects can be tracked accurately across a wide field of view at this rapid rate.
The camera provides unique benefits of a compact DX system. 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 provides 4K UHD video, suitable for professional productions
The D500 can record 4K UHD (3840 × 2160)/30p/25p/24p as well as 1080/60p video for up to 29 min. 59 s, with simultaneous output via HDMI. It is also possible to generate 4K UHD time-lapse movies within the camera.
A new EXPEED 5 image processing engine achieves sensitivity up to ISO 51200, expandable to Hi 5 (equivalent to ISO 1640000).
A touch screen, tilting 8-cm/3.2-in. high-resolution monitor is provided to ensures more comfortable shooting for professionals and advanced amateurs.
The camera provides a 20MPixel sensor for high resolution and for extreme high ISO performance.
Nikon MB-D17 Battery Pack
Nikon have also provided an optional battery pack for enhanced battery life as required.
An optional WT-7 wireles transmitter enables high-speed wired/wireless LAN communication
Nikon’s WT-7 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.
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