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Nikon D500 High ISO TEST

Nikon D500 High ISO TestWe have already published Nikon D500 first High ISO Test here, Now today the High ISO test published at dpreview website. The camera is delivering excellent results during the test. We have compared Nikon D500 vs. Nikon D750 vs. Nikon D810 vs Nikon D7200 on a single line of frame and surprisingly the Nikon D500 camera is giving excellent image quality compared to the three in-home competitors (two of them are full-frame camera).

Nikon D750 vs D7200 vs D810 vs D500

Despite of having a APS-C sensor the Nikon D500 giving strong competition to Nikon D750 fullframe camera and showing better result than Nikon D810  and Nikon D7200 camera.

After looking at the High ISO test of all the four camera take look at the specification comparison of all the four camera. The Nikon D500 features advance Expeed 5 image processor, more ISO range compared to all the three competitors and advance AF system support with 153 AF points that covers the entire frame of the camera helps you to shoot and track your subjects in not time. The continuous shooting spored of the camera is also very impressive (10 fps @ 20.9 MP) and finally the D500 is able to record 4K videos @ 30fps upto 30 mins and all the three of them  remains limited to Full HD mode only.

Nikon D500 vs. Nikon D750 vs. Nikon D810 vs Nikon D7200

Features Nikon D500 Nikon D750 Nikon D810 Nikon D7200
 Sensor 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor  24.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor  36.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor  24.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
 Image Processor EXPEED 5 Image Processor  EXPEED 4 Image Processor  EXPEED 4 Image Processor  EXPEED 4 Image Processor
 ISO Native ISO 51200, Extend to ISO 1640000  Native ISO 12800, Extended to ISO 51200  Native ISO 12800, Extended to ISO 51200  Native ISO 25600, B&W to ISO 102400
 AF System Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System  Multi-CAM 3500FX II 51-Point AF Sensor  Multi-CAM 3500 FX 51-Point AF Sensor  Multi-CAM 3500 II DX 51-Point AF Sensor
 Continuous shooting speed 10 fps Shooting for Up to 200 Frames  Continuous Shooting Up to 6.5 fps  5 fps Shooting at Full Resolution  6 fps Shooting for Up to 100 Frames
 Video 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps  Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps  Full HD 1080p Video at 60/30/24 fps  Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
 Display 3.2″ 2,539k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD  3.2″ 1,229k-Dot RGBW Tilting LCD Monitor  3.2″ 1,229k-Dot LCD Monitor  3.2″ 1,229k-Dot LCD Monitor
 Wireless Built-In Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC  Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity  NA  Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

From the specification comparison it is very clear that Nikon D500 showing excellent core specification despite of having a smaller APS-C sensor compared to Nikon D750 and Nikon D810.

If you are planning to buy your next Nikon camera We highly recommend you to go with Nikon D500 camera, it’s the best camera in Nikon line-up after Nikon D5.

Buy Nikon D500 from B&H shop and Amazon.com.

Also see – Best Lenses for Nikon D500 | More News Related to Nikon D500

High ISO Test image  credit: dpreview

Download Nikon D500 User Manual PDF Guide

Download Nikon D500 User Manual
Nikon D500 user manual is now available for download , User manual is listed at Nikon download center. Nikon D500 is the best APS-C sensor based DSLR available in the market that records high quality still as well as video, the D500 features from 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor powered by a advance Expeed 5 mage processor and records 4K UHD Video at 30 fps The camera also features 153 point AF system and a Expendable ISO upto 1640000. The user manual will sure help you to explorer-out more features inside the new camera

Click here to download Nikon D500 user manual guidebook

Take a look at the recommended lenses for Nikon D500 camera.

Nikon D500 First High ISO Test Samples

Nikon D500 High ISO test first image

Nikon D500 High ISO test samples are now floating over the web, the camera is capable to shoot images upto one million six hundred forty thousand (1640000), however the native ISO of the camera remains limited to 51200 only.

There are very limited number of ISO test available online right now since the shipping of the Nikon D500 camera is not started  yet. The camera shipping will start from April, 21 2016 according to B&H shop and Amazon.com.

But the before the shipping of the camera starts we have now the HIGH ISO test samples of the camera. Take a look at the samples and do share your thoughts with us

Continue reading Nikon D500 First High ISO Test Samples

Best Lenses for Nikon D500

Nikon D500 best lenses

Best Lenses for Nikon D500

We have selected Some of the Best Lenses for Nikon D500 camera, these recommended lenses for Nikon D500 camera is carefully selected by our expert editors. Take a look at the recommended Nikon D500 Lenses and let us know your questions.

Best Lenses for Nikon D500 Camera Cheat Sheet

Best Lenses Categories
Nikon 35mm F1.8 Best general purpose prime Lens
Nikon 50mm f/1.4G Lens The Best portrait lens
NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G The Best Event Shooting Lens
Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Best all-in one Solution
Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 ED VR II lens Best Zoom Lens
Buy Nikon 40mm F2.8 AF-S DX Best Macro Lens
Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G Wide angle Zoom Lens

The Nikon D500 is flag-ship DX format camera from Nikon, the camera features Nikon F Mount and accepts both DX and FX Lenses.

The Nikon D500 camera comes with built-in AF motor and hence it is Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses. The compatibility list of the lenses includes G, E and D lenses. However the AI-P and non-CPU AI Lenses will not do AF with your camera.

While recording the stills image via viewfinder, the Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection work actively by utilizing 153 AF points that includes  99 cross sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8.

The contrast AF system is activated when you use Live-View Display for shooting still or recording 4K video.

We have creates a list a highly recommended lenses for Nikon D500 camera, the list includes  FX as well as DX lenses as well.

Best Lenses for Nikon D500 Camera you should buy

Best lenses Made By Nikon


Best general purpose prime Lens for Nikon D500 camera

Nikon 35mm F1.8

Nikon 35mm F1.8 Lens for Nikon D500Buy Nikon DX 35mm F1.8 Lens Amazon

A must have lens for all Nikon DX format users. The Nikon D35mm F1.8 Lens is affordable,  light-weight and gives you excellent output all the time. A perfect lens for shooting group, family and friends portraits as well as street shots.

The first prime lens in your purchase list should be Nikon 35mm F1.8.  We highly recommend you to get this lens for your Nikon D500 camera.

The good: excellent image quality, sharp images with smooth background.
The Bad: None


The Best portrait lens for Nikon  D500 camera

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm F1.4G Lens

Nikon D500 image Buy Nikon 50mm 1:1.4G Amazon | B&H

This lens is a must have for Nikon D500 camera. The 50mm F1.4 is the best portrait lens for shooting your masterpiece, 50mm F1.4 lens is super sharp even when used at MAX F1.8 aperture. The Bokeh of the lens is very creamy at F1.8. This lens is perfect. Great in low light, tack sharp, fast focus. Highly recommended for Portrait shooters.

The good: Best lens for shooting portrait
The Bad: None


The Best Event Shooting Lens for Nikon D500 camera

Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Nikon D500 best event shooting lensBuy Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 Lens from Amazon | B&H

The 17-55 F2.8 lens gives you image quality of a prime lens, it delivers super sharp images throughout the zoom range with excellent color and contrast output.

The  17-55mm F2.8 lens is the sharpest DX format lens Nikon ever made. This lens will cover 90% of your need and no need to carry extra 35mm or 50mm Prime lens in your bag, it will do all the job flawlessly.

Nikon DX 17-55 F2.8 only one word – you get what you pay for.

The Good: Super Sharp, Excellent color and contrast output, best lens for general purpose use.
The Bad: Price


Best all-in one Solution

Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR

Best travel lens for Nikon D500The most under-rated lens of all time. However, it does gives excellent output when used with proper shot settings. The images are sharp upto 200mm + Max aperture and the bokeh is creamy, however a bit softness is encountered at 300mm which can be aborted by shifting aperture range to F7 and around.

When you have to pick only one lens for your Nikon D500, the 18-300mm is the best answer. Don’t waste your time reading the online review about this lens, it’s the perfect lens you get for the price you pay.

The good: Best ALL-IN-ONE Lens, highly recommended for travel shooters
The Bad: Heavy


Best Zoom Lens for Nikon D500 camera

Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 ED VR II lens

Nkon 200mm Lens imageBuy Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 ED VR II lens from Amazon | B&H

The Lens is a FX format lens and it will act as a 105 – 300 mm  lens in DX format DSLR.

The BEST zoom lens that your money can buy. The lens freezes action shots in not time, captures vivid colors of sunset with amazing details and produces super creamy bokeh while shooting portrait shots. ideal lens for professionals and amateurs shooting sports, photojournalism and wildlife.

The lens is absolutely worth of every penny, you will never regret if you buy this lens, it will uplift you photography to new level.

The good: Best Zoom lens Nikon ever made
The Bad: Price


Best Macro Lens

Best Macro Lens for Nikon D500Buy Nikon 40mm F2.8 AF-S DX from Amazon

One of the best macro lens I have ever used is Nikon 40mm F2.8 AF-S DX Lens. The lens is highly recommended for Nikon D500 camera and delivers super sharp images. The lens does AF quickly and captures creamy background blur / Bokeh. The Lens is also suitable for portrait shots.
The Good: Sharp images, affordable
The Bad: None


Wide angle Zoom Lens for Nikon D500

Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX

Best wide angle zoom lens imageBuy Nikon 10-24mm from Amazon

Best wide-angle lens for Nikon D500 camera is 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX . The lens images are sharp and it captures excellent color and contrast, the lens comes with Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements to fight with chromatic aberration and Three aspherical lens elements to minimize coma and other types of lens aberration.
The 10-24mm lens offers Close focusing to 0.8 feet and Internal Focus (IF) with Nikon SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast and pin-point focusing.
The Good: Solid Build, Image quality and sharpness.
The Bad: Price


Best All in one lens for Nikon D500

Best Third Party Lens

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Lens image

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Lens from Amazon & B&H

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 lens is one of the best shooting lens available for Nikon DX format DSLRs, the lens features fixed F1.8 aperture and delivers exceptional image quality throughout the zoom range. The can be used for shooting events, landscapes or portraits. It’s a multipurpose lens and a must have lens for Nikon D500 users.

The good: Best all in one lens for a DX camera

The Bad: None


 

You can ask you question in the comment box below

 

Nikon D500 Sample Images

Nikon-D500-front-image

Finally Nikon D500 official Samples now available,Take a look at the interesting article below Why the Camera Name Changed from Nikon D400 to Nikon D500? and also look at What’s New inside the Nikon D500 Camera

We have already published frst set of Nikon D500 sample images on Jan 7 2016, take a look here

Nikon D500 Sample Image #1   — Click on the image to enlarge

nikon-D500-Sample-image-l2Shot settings of the image above

shutter speed 1/160 sec
Aperture f / 5
Focal length 22mm
Metering mode Multi-pattern metering
Shooting mode manual
Imaging sensitivity ISO 160
White balance Auto 0
Picture Control Standard
Image quality mode Jpeg Fine (8-bit) (image quality priority)
lens AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f / 2.8-4E ED VR

Nikon D500 Sample Image #2 — Click on the image to enlarge

nikon-D500-Sample-image-larImage settings of the shot above

shutter speed 1/320 sec
Aperture f / 10
Focal length 10mm
Metering mode Multi-pattern metering
Shooting mode Aperture-priority auto
Imaging sensitivity ISO 320
White balance Auto 0
Picture Control Standard
Image quality mode Jpeg Fine (8-bit) (image quality priority)
lens AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5G ED

Buy Nikon D500 from B&H and Amazon

Source – Nikon Japan

Nikon D500 vs Fuji X-Pro 2

Nikon D500 is an excellent camera and currently hold the flagship title of DX format line on the other hand the Fuji X–Pro2 is a flagship APS-C camera of Fuji.

Nikon-D500-vs-X-Pro-2-camer

Image size comparison by thenewcamera

The Nikon D500 features newly developed 20.9MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5 image processor, the camera feature a unbelievable native sensitivity range up to ISO 51200, which can be further expanded to ISO 1640000. Its almost un-matchable ISO speed of its class. The camera also features newly developed Expeed 5 image processor and it enables 4K shooting upto 30 min with the help of XQD cards. The other biggest advancement is the introduction of most advance Nikon AF Module inside the Nikon D500, Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System features 153-point AF system, which features 99 cross-type points for fast performance..

From the above mentioned features we can clearly see that Nikon puts its all efforts to make a class leading machine.

on the other hand we have Fuji X-pro 2 camera…

The Fuji X-Pro 2 is a complete break-trough in terms of technology, the camera features ultra advance image sensor X-Trans III (3rd generation) that gives image quality equivalent to full-frame DSLRs. The camera ISO goes upto ISO 51200, which is somehow low compared to Nikon D500, the other big disadvatge of X-Pro 2 in front of Nikon is lack of 4K recording mode, the camera is limited to 60fps.

But the sensor technology used by Fuji is far advance than Nikon’s traditional sensors, the Fuji uses Hybrid X-Trans III CMOS AF sensor that features built in 273 points, of which 77 are phase-detection points, Approximately 40% of the imaging area is covered by phase-detection points. The use of X-Trans tech completely rejects the use of low-pass filter and in-return you get ultra sharp images.

 

Features/ Models Nikon D500
Fuji X-Pro 2
Sensor 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
Sensor size APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor) APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Sensor Type Contrast Detect Contrast + Phase Detect
Low pass filter No No
Image processor Expeed 5 X-Processor Pro Engine
AF system Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System, 99 cross type
273-Point AF with 77 Phase-Detect Points
ISO 50-1640000 100-51200
Shutter Min/ mix 30-1/8000 30-1/32000
Continuous shooting speed 10 fps 8 fps
Video 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps Full HD 1080p/60 Video
Display 3.2″ 2,539k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3.0″ 1.62m-Dot LCD Monitor
Viewfinder Optical Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Built-In  Built-In
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life 1240 350
Dimensions 147 x 115 x 81 mm 149 x 112 x 78 mm
Weight 860 g 495 g

 From the specification comparison table we can see that

Nikon D500 has lower sensor resolution: The Nikon D500 has lower sensor resolution, the sensor of the Nikon D500 is based on traditional CMOS sensor design and it is limited to Contrast based AF while user is using display or shooting videos. Fuji X-Pro2 camera does have bit higher resolution and it also features Hybrid CMOS X-Trans AF sensor that enables high speed AF all the time despite of lightening condition.

Low-pass filter is absent in both the camera, The low pass filter in D500 is physically removed and the X-Trans architecture based X-Pro 2 camera doesn’t requires any low-pass filter.

Image Processor: There variable parameters to judge a image processor of a camera, the Nikon D500 is able to process 4K UHD video, boost the High speed ISO upto 1640000. That clearly tells us that Nikon does have advance image processor.

AF system: The Nikon D500 AF system look bit inferior in front of the Fuji XPro 2 camera, the Fuji X Pro 2 camera features a high density AF system that composed of 273-Point AF with 77 Phase-Detect Points, Approximately 40% of the imaging area is covered by phase-detection points, on the other hand we have the Nikon D500 that features Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System, 99 cross type AF points. The other most important part you should know that the Nikon D500 Phase AF is active only when you are using viewfinder and when you switch to Display or shoot video the contrast AF gets active. But with the Fuji X-Pro 2 camera the high speed AF is always active while you are using display or shooting a video.

 ISO: The Nikon D5500 features epic ISO range, now the ISO rating becomes a marketing gimmick for companies however bases on specification sheet the Nikon’s wins by a big margin and Fuji X-Pro 2 limited ISO 51200 look inferior.

Continuous shooting speed: Nikon D500 offers high speed continuous shooting speed compared to Fuji X-Pro 2 camera.

Nikon offers 4K UHD video recording capability on the other hand the Fuji is limited to shooting Full HD video only. 4K UHD movie image format is an area that provides a 1.5x increase in the effective focal length of the lens in use and is reserved for 4K 3840 x 2160 recording.

Nikon does have better display screen that touch operation and it is better than Fuji X-Pro 2 camera.

Verdict: Nikon have extensive lens support of its DX series D500 camera, features better ISO range and able to record 4K video, but the X-Pro 2 camera features advance AF system as well as 3rd genartion of X Trans CMOS Sensor will give more details at base ISO.

New users — If you are looking for a excellent machine and a dedicated still shooter you must go with Fuji X-Pro 2 camera, If you are a Still shooter as well as Videographer you must go with the Nikon D500.

Buy Nikon D500 from B&H and Amazon

Buy Fuji X-Pro 2 from Amazon || B&H

Also see Best Lenses for Nikon D500

What's New inside the Nikon D500 Camera

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Take a look at the details below… here we are going to explain you the new features that has been arrived with the new Nikon D500 camera starting from Auto Focus.

  1. AutoFocus: The next generation of AF module is added in the Nikon D500 camera, the can easily track and capture moving subjects in high speed.
  2. Large Buffer: The camera can captures approx 200 shots of JPEG in a single burst.
  3. 4K Video: The Nikon D500 is the first APS-C sensor based DLSR camera that supports 4K UHD video recording, the camera can record 29 min of 4K video @ 30fps. A excellent tool for still-shooters as well as photographers.
  4. Image Quality: The Nikon D500 features newly developed Expeed 5 image processor  and new 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor that boost up the ISO range of Nikon D500 upto 16400000 and produces excellent image quality.
  5. The tilting display unit with touch display is also highly suitable for professional use also.

There is also slight modification in design part, So there is very large set of hardware improvements done with the recently announced Nikon D500 camera and it’s a true flagship device.

Also see  Why the Camera Name Changed from Nikon D400 to Nikon D500? | Recommended lenses for Nikon D500

Buy Nikon D500 from B&H and Amazon