Nikon’s New D500 Wants To Play Nice With Your Smartphone


A cheaper alternative to Nikon’s monster D5

If Nikon’s recently announced D5 is too big (and too expensive) for you, you might be interested in the company’s slightly more affordable D500 DSLR. The new model sports the same Expeed 5 processor image processor and 153-point AF system as its bigger and more expensive brother, but uses a smaller APS-C sized, 20.9-megapixel sensor. The D500 can shoot up to 10FPS, and has an ISO range of 100 to 51,200 that can be raised up to 1,640,000.

Just like its bigger brother, the D500 can also shoot in UltraHD 4K at 30 FPS, and at higher frame rates when shooting in 1080p. The D500 is the first camera from Nikon to come with the latest version of SnapBridge, using Bluetooth low energy to communicate with your smartphone to share pics instantly once you take them.

The D500 will retail for $2000 when it’s available for just the body, and around $3,069 if bought with a 16-80mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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