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Meet the new DX flagship, the Nikon D500 DSLR. Contained within its streamlined body is a veritable powerhouse of processing power and technological advances that will let you easily create stunning 20.9 MP photos and cinematic 4K UHD videos. The D500 is ready to go wherever your image making passions lead you, from low-light cityscapes to capturing thrilling wildlife and landscape scenes and fast action shots. Instantly share your gorgeous photos using the camera's built-in SnapBridge (Wi-Fi® + Bluetooth) capabilities. No matter what you shoot, you can be sure that the D500 will be up to the task, time and time again.
The D500 one lens kit pairs the 20.9 MP D500 DSLR with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR lens—the world's lightest 5x zoom with an f/2.8-4 maximum aperture. Take stunning photos and 4K UHD video with a lens that features 4 stops of VR image stabilization. The lens also features Nikon's innovative protective fluorine coating as well as a high speed electromagnetic diaphragm.
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  • 5

    A remarkable camera

    Posted by JOHN COTE on June 23, 2022

    I'm an amateur bird photographer and I got this camera primarily for its 10fps frame rate. It turns out that the D500 is remarkable: focus speed, clarity, etc. Coupled with the 500mm f5.6 PF lens, or a 200-500mm zoom lens, the picture quality is amazing. Highly recommended.

  • 2

    Not durable. Google ERR messages $$$$

    Posted by Robert Villa on April 12, 2022

    Google ERR messages. Quality at Nikon has gone WAY downhill. Just paid 250 bucks to have the shutter repaired on an absolutely babied 363 day old body. Might be time to dump all the nikon gear and go to a company still building high quality cameras they stand behind.

  • 5

    Still the best wildlife camera ever made

    Posted by David William Johnson on February 15, 2022

    I have used this camera for years. I know PROS who just bought two more of them in January 2022. Thom Hogan one of the most well known photographers in the world still rates this as easily the best for wildlife long distance. The D7500 is also a great camera, but the D500 is truly world class. This camera should be made in a mirrorless version soon!

  • 5

    Rock Solid Nature and Sports Camera!

    Posted by G Ward on May 18, 2021

    Was shooting with the D7000 and a point and shoot DSLR 5300. Both decent camera but then I jumped in headfirst into the Digital Mirrorless and that was fun, but now I am shooting a ton of sporting events, kids, Skiing and Cross Country Track, etc. Needed something faster with little to no buffer issues with great image quality and reliability, and this is for sure it! If you shoot Nature Photo's and Sports and even Portraits this is a decent do it all camera. Love the Dual Memory slots and how you can customize this camera to make it easier to use.

  • 5


    Posted by Thomas Chown on December 12, 2020

    I jumped in on this camera when it came out. I think I bought it in 2015. It is such a great camera. I shoot theatre and weddings, and I love having a longer reach . My only problem with the camera is after 1100, the noise is a bit too much for me. If you are looking for a strong, super hard working camera, for the price, you will be pleased.

  • 5

    Wow factor

    Posted by SK7735 on April 22, 2020

    I have bought this camera Oct 2019. I read may reviews and sample images through YouTube and Web. After 6 months study i bought this. Really it a great results. I used in different environment and light condition. Its giving great result. I used ISO 3200 in low light condition, really it good and clean images. FPS is easy good to capture the moment. Soon i will upload my images

  • 5

    What a sensor!

    Posted by Skewed on February 23, 2020

    After having limited success in photographing birds in flight with another brand, I bought the D500. As I usually do, I researched the camera and available wildlife lenses thoroughly before buying. Having used super-tele zooms that weighed nearly 5 pounds, I decided to sacrifice some reach and aperture for handling and $value. So I bought a Tamron 100-400 to use mostly hand-held. This combo exceeded my expectations!

    I knew about the D500´s big buffer and FPS, but the speed and quietness of high-speed continuous shooting still impressed me, even on focus-priority. Obviously continuous focus worked well, since the mechanical shutter was cycling to its max.

    Using manual settings of f/10 and 1/1000 second with auto ISO, I was very happy to see that ISO stayed below 500 even in overcast conditions. The resulting RAW images are quite amenable to PP; some require very little tweaking beyond the Lightroom defaults. A sensor that can capture that much light while focusing accurately on birds in flight is very impressive indeed!

    Finally, I found that the controls, including back-button focus, are so easy to use that I just keep everything except for focus and ISO on manual. Thanks to Nikon for an excellent product.

  • 5

    Best APS-C Format Camera On The Market...

    Posted by Plumber on February 16, 2020

    This camera produces gorgeous photos straight out of the camera. The speed and accuracy of the AF on this camera is second to none and the ABSOLUTE best in an APS-C format camera that money can buy. Period! While it´s more than capable of shooting static subjects, I use it exclusively for sports and wildlife. And the buffer is insanely huge and never seems to fill up or slow down whenever I shoot wildlife or sports. I´ve had my D500 for over two years and haven´t had a single issue since owning it. It complements my D850 perfectly, too. Bottom line: if your photographic interest is in sports or wildlife, buy it.

  • 5

    Professional, solid, mature performance, untouchable for the price, not a starter kit..

    Posted by NikonHappy on February 16, 2020

    After 14 years using Nikon DX bodies,D70, D90, D7000 I was ready for an upgrade. The sensor produces sharp images with gorgeous colors and high ISO performance ,amazing auto focus and metering make this a game changer for me.I do a lot of event type photography and those key features allow me to see opportunities and make images faster then before with a high percentage of keepers. The weather sealing and pro construction means I can take it outside too. The viewfinder is the best I´ve ever used and the pivoting touch screen display is very useful. The control layout allows for a lot of customization and will be familiar to any Nikon shooter.