Nikon D500, A Camera To Make The Most Of

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Although it is a bit hard for us to admit it, we are all a bit of a slave to marketing, all (or most), we are a little nikonists either canonists, a little, or at least we have been once. Some of you are sure to be very, not in vain, they are two great camera brands that have been innovating for a long time and betting on the quality of their products for photographers. The truth is that the tough competition between them and the updating of many other major brands has forced Nikon, in this case, not to let its guard down and offer innovation and the highest possible quality in each of its models.

The Nikon D500 is no exception to that competitive quest for quality. I’ll tell you in advance. She is a camera lady, very, very lady, who is easily going to become an obscure object of desire ๐Ÿ˜‰ Now, I’ll also tell you in advance, “They don’t give hard four pesetas” that was said around here, or whatever it is same, good and expensive, they usually go hand in hand, so if you want it, you will have to scratch your pocket. Let’s see its main features.

To whom

The Nikon D500 is an APS-C camera with professional benefits. If you are an advanced hobbyist who wants to take on the world and is able to take advantage of its incredible potential, this is a camera that you are going to love: Robust, well built, great image quality, with amazing sensitivity, a very precise, magnificent video quality… A true virguerรญa that, for the moment, does not seem to disappoint those who have been lucky enough to get hold of one of them ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just take a look at some of the comments on Amazon.

General characteristics

Of this magnificent high-end APS-C camera, its advanced system of high precision focus (153 focus points) that allows an excellent quality of it in the most precarious light situations, both in manual and automatic, its ISO rangeextremely high and of very good quality, the quality of your videos (4K), and the resolution quality of your tiltable touch screen.

  • Image Sensor: DX, CMOS, 23.5mm x 15.7mm.
  • Effective pixels: 20.9 million.
  • Shutter speed: 1/8000 s to 30 s, in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV; Bulb, Time and X250 options.
  • ISO sensitivity: From 100 to ISO 51200 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV.
  • Focus points: 153 focus points, of which 55 or 15 are available to select.
  • Display: 2,359,000-dot vertical tilting touch-sensitive TFT LCD, 170ยฐ viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage. and manual screen brightness control.
  • Temperature: 0ยฐC to 40ยฐC.
  • Video โ€“ Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD High Definition).
  • Weight: 760 g (the camera body).
  • Frame advance rate up to 10fps


We have previously discussed the main advantages of this camera, let’s see them again:

  • The focus system of 153 points It is one of its main strengths. It is fast, precise and of a very high quality, both in automatic (even following moving subjects) and in manual. This very high quality focusing system allows good results even in low light situations.
  • sensor sensitivity, is also one of the highlights of this camera. It promises (and it seems that it also delivers ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) good results in a range from 100 to 51,200 ISO. Almost nothing.
  • High quality videos.
  • A viewfinder very well built.
  • High resolution touch screen.
  • Robust, comfortable and well finished design.


  • The only one that I have been able to find talks about the connectivity system that works by Bluetooth through an application snap bridge that allows to control the camera from the same Smartphone, as well as the transmission of data to it. The system is very interesting, because it also consumes less battery than the WI-FI system, but it is not as fast as one would like.


Who warns is not a traitor, I already told you at the beginning of the article that we are talking about a professional camera, and professional cameras are expensive. If you can scratch your pocket and you are going to know how to get the most out of it, you have it on Amazon for about N/A just the body. Ah, a note, that it is expensive, does not imply that it is not worth every euro ๐Ÿ˜‰



The Nikon D500 is a great camera but that does not imply, far from it, that it is your great camera. We have already repeated it a few times on the blog. The most expensive is not necessarily the best for you. The best thing for you is to have a camera at your height, whatever it is. If you’re just starting out, forget about it. Here we recommend very good cameras to get you started in this wonderful world of photography. Do you want my personal advice? Do not think that by buying a professional camera you will take better photos, you will probably take them worse, because you will not understand anything of the millions of features it has, it will weigh more on you, the photos will occupy you a lot, and a long list of buts. Investing in something like this is risky, because many times when we manage to be “up to” such junk, they are already somewhat obsolete. In my opinion, if you want to invest, do it in lenses ๐Ÿ˜‰ and if you want to enjoy yourself, forget about models, numbers and brands and go out and photograph with whatever you have. The camera is the least of it. really ๐Ÿ™‚

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