Nikon - D500 DSLR Camera (Body Only) - Black

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Extraordinary images and connectivity define the Nikon D500. This 20.9-megapixel DX-format camera lets you get the most out of your photography with its huge ISO 100 to 52,100 range and ultra-precise metering and focus points for incredibly accurate lighting and color. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth make it easy to transfer images instantly from this Nikon D500 camera body.

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What's Included


  • AN-DC17 Strap
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • D500 DSLR Camera
  • DK-17 Eyepiece
  • EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • HDMI Cable Clip
  • MH-25A Battery Charger
  • UC-E22 USB Cable
  • USB Cable Clip
  • User’s Manual

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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (233 out of 234)

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Nikon - MB-D17 Battery Grip - Black
Nikon - MB-D17 Battery Grip - Black
Take more shots without needing to stop for a charge with this Nikon multi-battery power pack, featuring a shutter release for vertical shots. Compatible with the Nikon D500 (not included), this device easily snaps on your camera. Use this Nikon multi-battery power pack with either eight AA batteries or a single EN-EL 15 or EN-EL 18 battery for versatility.
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Features


20.9 megapixels resolution delivers incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements

The high pixel count lets you maintain high resolution even after cropping, trimming and printing large-sized images.

ISO up to 51200 for crisp, clear photos even in low light

Shoot confidently without sacrificing detail, even in extremely low light.

Capture fast-action shots at up to 10 fps (frames per second)

From joyous facial expressions to fast-paced sports action, burst mode ensures you get the shot even if it only lasts a fraction of a second.

3.2" tiltable LCD monitor makes it easy to frame your shot

Tilts up and down so you can compose your shot from a variety of angles.

Capture spectacular movies in 4K UHD

An intelligent image sensor reads movie images at faster rates than ever, significantly reducing the rolling shutter distortion that can occur while panning or shooting fast-moving subjects.

EXPEED 5 image-processing engine delivers blazing speed and performance

From shooting images and videos, to playback and data transfer, this processor handles even the most demanding tasks with ease.

Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder

With approximately 100% horizontal and vertical frame coverage, you can compose the shot by seeing virtually the same shot the lens sees.

External flash sold separately.

Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus 153-point autofocus provides accurate subject tracking

Allows you to confidently capture everything from fast-action sports to fast-moving wildlife.

Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth for easy sharing

Lets you transfer photos to your compatible cell phone, tablet or other devices.

SnapBridge supported

Lets you take your images further via constant wireless communication.

HDMI type-C output makes HDTV hookup a snap

Easily connect your camera to an HDTV for immediate movie playback. HDMI cable required, sold separately.

Accessories included

>Rechargeable battery, battery charger, eyepiece, lens caps, body cap, cable clips, shoulder strap and USB cable.

Multiformat memory slot for storing or transferring data

Accepts SD, SDHC, SDXC and XQD Type Memory. Memory cards not included.


What experts are saying

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars with 234 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nikon D500

    Posted
    mikenic
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Got the D500 to upgrade from my D90, and man what an upgrade it is! D500 is a beast, this camera does everything much better than the D90 as one would expect. Where is really shines is on the edges of performance, the speed both of focusing and of FPS is just spectacular. I'm VERY glad I waited till the 500 came out, I had played around with D7000/7200, to me the 7000 was just not worth the money when it came out, the 7200 would have been a nice step up, but this 500 is not a step, it's a leap. The white balance is simply worlds better than on the 90 and so is the jpeg engine with high ISO shots. These are both very important to me as I take both RAW and jpeg, but I don't want to have to spend my whole time in Photoshop correcting. With the jpegs right out of the camera they are stunning. On my D90 I would never shoot above 1000 ISO as it was just too noisy, with the D500 it has been on ISO 2000 for the last few days and I have gone up much much higher with great results. I just love this camera as I did with my trusty D90 that has served me well over the last 8 years. Hopefully the 500 will also. The shot of the chipmunk was done on the D500 with the 200-500 lens. A VERY highly recommended lens

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Homeruns, thank you Nikon

    Posted
    DigitalCMH
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I never thought I'd go back to an APS-C sensor camera. I love full frame and figured that would be all if ever use. I started from Nikon's D70, D200, D300 (got stolen) and for the last years I've been using the D700. I've been. Drooling for the D810 for its 36mp but never pulled the trigger on the $3000 price tag. In the last 2 years I have gotten into wildlife photography which lead me to the Tamron 150-600 and to my current Nikon 200-500mm lens. Great gear, but on a 12mp body and only 5 FPS, I find myself struggling with small and nimble birds. Missing focus and the "money shot". I have only had the D500 for a couple weeks but because of the 1.5 APS-C crop and the MP boost from 12 to 20.9, I am seeing details I have never been able to manage before. It's blowing me away! And 10 FPS is getting some really good action that I usually miss. Why not stay FF and pick up a D610 or D750? Buffers are too small for high speed RAW shooting. Even my D700 slows me down. But so far the D500 appears to be a home run.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic new camera

    Posted
    EricBowles

    I love the D500. I've had more than a dozen Nikon DSLR cameras and this one is great. I photograph professionally and teach workshops. The WOW features on this camera are the frame rate and the low light performance. At 10 FPS, the camera is fast, but more importantly, with a fast XQD memory card like the Lexar Professional 2933X XQD, the write speed is nearly enough to keep up with the frame rate so the buffer never fills. You can rattle off 200 frames in a burst, then repeat with another burst of the same size. Not everyone needs this kind of speed, but for sports or wildlife it is very helpful. ISO performance of the D7200 was already quite good for a DX sensor, and this is just a little better. The advantage comes at higher ISO levels - great for low light. The D500 is about a half stop better than the D7200 under low light conditions making it nikon's best DX camera. Handling is typical of Nikon DSLR cameras - a solid, well built body with controls easy to access. I had no problem adjusting settings without every taking my eye from the viewfinder. The key change is the Mode and ISO buttons have been switched from the typical layout. This places the ISO button next to the shutter - easy to access and make changes that can be seen in the viewfinder. Card speed matters with this camera. Get a fast XQD card for best performance - a Lexar Professional 2933x or Sony G XQD card. Other cards will not perform at peak speeds and will fill the buffer in a shorter time. In the SD slot there are several options. I bought a Lexar 2000x UHS-II SD card, but there are some issues with this card and I would not recommend it until the issues are resolved. Be sure to get a UHS-II card for best speed. UHS-II has a second row of contacts and requires a new reader for peak speed. The Sandisk 280 MB/s UHS-II or Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II are good, fast cards. Stay away from slower cards like the Lexar 1000x or any UHS-I card. The camera can use UHS-I SD cards in an emergency, but they operate in compatibility mode and are much slower. This camera is the nice upgrade to the D300. It's a solid choice with a lot of great features. My bread and butter camera is still my D800E, but this camera is a very good compliment and my choice for moving wildlife and sports.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nikon's Next Legend

    Posted
    RyanY
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I upgraded from at D7100, which I think is still an excellent camera, despite it's tiny buffer. The D500 is Nikon's flagship DX camera, aimed at enthusiasts and professionals alike. The layout (as you can see), is that of it's typical "pro-line" cameras, such as the D810, and the D500's predecessor the D300/D300s. The grip is along the same, comfortable feel as the D750, with a deep well that's comfortable for bother smaller hands and large hands. Potentially, you can change all of your on-the-fly settings (shutter, Aperture, ISO, Exposure Comp) with one hand with the ISO button placement. My favorite feature is most certainly the multi-selector (usually reserved for professional bodies like the D5). While you can still use the direction pad to move the AF point, the multi-selector just makes it more intuitive, and the placement makes sense, being so close to the AF-ON button. Pressing the Multi-Selector will also engage auto exposure lock if you need it. Speaking of the Auto-focus, it's amazing! It uses a 153-point AF system that covers the image end-to-end (left to right). There are 55-selectable points in both AF-S and AF-C, but it still uses the other 98 points as support, which works particularly well in AF-C mode. Another tidbit (and something all DSLR uses should be doing) is that upon inspection of where the AF point focuses with a single AF-point box (center-point), the actual coverage area expand beyond the box on all sides. I assume that that this is the work of the unselectable AF-points that surround a single selectable point (excluding the AF-points along the edges). ISO Noise is another surprise I was not expecting. Yeah, it has a sizable range of 100 to 51200 with extendable ranges of 50 on the low end and 1,640,000 on the high end. I won't get into low ISO performance (which is good, unless you're at an extreme EV number... don't know why you would do that in the first place), but at higher ranges, it performs flawlessly.. mostly. My experience came down to the overall lighting situation, as well as what lens I use. Yes, good glass matters with ISO. I've done some outdoor portrait shoots in varying lighting. I was at ranges between 400 and 1600, mostly sticking to 1600 using either a Sigma 24mm f1.4 Art or the Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8G VRII. The pictures came out amazing. In pixel-peep mode, the noise was very fine, and it looked even better when I went black and white In fact, I even introduced more noise to the pic (very little.. but enough) and it looked like a shot I took from my Nikon F3 on ISO 800 film. Then, when I actually printed them out, there wasn't any noise at all. It doesn't stop there, folks. I set this up alongside my Sony a7SII for some astrophotography, and I was getting same noise in a ISO 1600 shot from the a7SII as I was with the D500 at ISO 800. The conditions were not as ideal as I want it (scattered clouds in heavy light pollution), but I was able to pull part of the galactic center with the D500 as I could with the a7SII. The reason why I would rather use the a7SII for astro overall is that it's full-frame, and the mirrorless-centric features like Focus Peaking and Bright Monitoring are amazing tools to utilize for astro. Overall, the Nikon D500 is about as good as it comes in an APS-C format camera. This camera is for certain making full-frame counterparts like the D750 run for the hills and Nikon has managed to close the gap between FX and DX bodies in terms of noise handling considerably. I'm surprised how well the D500 manages ISO noise, it's plenty fast for it's true purpose (sports and wildlife), but is well capable as a portrait and astro shooter. I think Nikon's future is bright because this camera and the D5 is paving the way for future FX products. For what it does, the price to play is well worth it. I highly recommend what will become the next legend in Nikon's lineup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best APS-C DSLR On the Market!

    Posted
    DusterBuster
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    The Nikon D500 is a camera that professionals and enthusiasts have waited 7 years for. It replaces the D300s and is at the top of the APS-C market. The closest comparable competitor is the Canon 7D-MKII, and even it can't touch the build quality and performance of the D500. Now, lets talk about what makes the D500 great: -20.9 megapixel sensor with EXPEED 5 image processing. This processor is top of the line and the only other camera that has it is the $6500 D5. -153 Autofocus points that cover the sensor edge to edge with 99 of the points being cross-type. Shooting with this camera doing sports and wildlife shooting in bursts, the AF tracking is superb and unrivaled by any alternative. -ISO covers from 100-51,200 natively! This is unheard of in an APS-C body until now. This means this camera performs well even in low light situations. Look up some of the ISO tests on this camera and you will see that it impresses even at these higher ISO's. It can shoot up to 1,640,000 ISO, but that is not natively and is not recommended by Nikon. -4k Video. You may have heard that it does have a 1.5x additional crop factor when shooting video. Don't worry too much about that, if you are shooting with the correct lense, it won't be a problem. That said, the 4k video is amazing and looks great on my 4k TV. -Dual card slots. This camera includes one SD and one XQD card slot. While expensive, XQD is blazing fast and virtually eliminates the buffer so that you can continuously shoot. Speaking of buffer, even with SD, this camera is no slouch. Even shooting with SD only, I've never had to stop and wait for the buffer when using the continuous shooting features. -10FPS. That's right, you can capture 10 shots per second when shooting continuously. This is a feature you will find VERY useful for sports and wildlife photography. -Snapbridge is a new feature, exclusive to the D500 at the moment, that lets your camera connect to your phone via NFC/Bluetooth for image sharing among other features. All-in-all, this camera is a beast and an absolute must-have for any sports or wildlife photographer. Yes, it's no slouch for weddings, landscapes and portraits as well, but Full-frame sensors will surely outperform it in those areas. I would personally pair this camera with a D810 and use this one for the sports/wildlife and the D810 for Weddings/Portraits/Landscape. If you are in the market for a new high-end professional grade APS-C sensor, this camera is the one for you. Definitely buy it! Below, I've included a pair of photos taken with the camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Nikon D500 is a bargain!

    Posted
    Clickasaurus
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    As a retired photographer, I've been all Nikon since 1973 when I purchased my first Nikon F. I've owned at least 20 professional Nikon cameras over the years. After 12 days with my new D500, I'm blown away! I also have a D810 and D750, and bought this for the Dx sensor for wildlife. The D500 build feels really strong... It reminds me of the D810 except slightly smaller and lighter. The sensor is amazing, and can be cranked up to 51,200 ISO for uncapturable captures in VERY low light. The ISO can go higher, but the images become very noisy. The shutter is fast! The 10 FPS shutter is flawless, and the auto-focus keeps up with your moving targets. I have not had to fine-tune at all, even with my 600mm F4. This camera is a bargain! Great build, great sensor, great shutter, great AF system, great deal! I carry the 300mm F4 PF on my D500, and it is a terrific combination for shooting small birds hand held. If you shoot Nikon, and seek a professional level of performance from your cameras, the D500 definitely fills the bill! I appreciate Best Buy making this machine easy to own, with their 12-month, same-as-cash option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect!

    Posted
    svllc
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I'm going to start with what I don't like about the camera! Cons: SnapBridge, WiFi, Tilt screen and Touch screen. This camera is geared towards sports, action and wildlife photographers. Those are features that are not needed for these types of work, (with the exception of the tilt screen for some video footage). Snapbridge and wifi should only be on the entry level cameras (IMO)! If you're in a rush to post to social media, chances are that the photo isn't that good to begin with! Specular Highlights: Very temperamental and often blows them out if not careful! Lightroom: I find the color rendering to be off during import into lightroom. It's an easy fix though. A quick adjustment to the color profile in the camera calibration panel to camera flat or camera neutral brings the files back to a good starting point! Pros: AF speed, Accuracy and continuous AF tracking is nothing short of amazing and is where this camera really shines! ISO Performance: Excellent for a DX body. I personally wouldn't go beyond iso 4,000 but that's very good for DX IMO! Ergonomics: A+. If you own a D810, switching between cameras is like night and day. Overall, this is a solid performing camera for it's intended purpose and I highly recommend add it to your kit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Legendary DSLR For Nikon

    Posted
    Chris
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Users of the, now dated, Nikon D300 and D300s have been waiting for a replacement camera to fill the gaps in Nikon's DX, or "Crop Sensor," range of cameras. This is that camera. It enters the lineup as the "Flagship DX Body" for professional use in the Nikon range. This camera is fast. 10 Frames Per Second, and a hefty 200 frame buffer in 14-bit RAW (when using the XQD Memory Card Format) make this a real winner for sports, action, and wildlife photography. This body puts out beautiful files, for both photos AND video. It is capable of 4K capture, with a 1.3x Crop (on top of the already existing 1.5x crop from it being a DX body). I bought this camera with a Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens, and the two make a strong pair for wildlife. I would definitely recommend this lens and body combination. I've posted some pictures to the "sample images" section of this page. Check it out and see for yourself!

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

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  • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 4.5 out of 5Phil Hall Angela Nicholson on November 15, 2017
    Nikon D500 review
    Nikon's baby D5 is perfect for the action photographerFull Review
  • The Imaging Resource!Rating, 2.5 out of 5Jeremy Gray on June 23, 2017
    Nikon D500 Review
    While not a compact DSLR, the Nikon D500 offers a lot of imaging capabilities in its rugged, pro-oriented camera body. It also has a very good 153-point AF system, fast continuous shooting performance and 4K UHD video recording, making it one ofFull Review
  • Stuff (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5June 12, 2017
    Nikon D500 review
    This speedy APS-C classic loves to be where the action isFull Review
  • Mashable (UK)Charles Poladian on December 14, 2016
    Nikon D500 is a sport shooter's dream come true
    The trusty old reliable DSLR is far from dead.Full Review
  • Pocket-lint (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5Mike Lowe on September 8, 2016
    Nikon D500 review: The best APS-C DSLR ever made?
    It's been a long time since Nikon launched the D300, a camera that arrived at roughly the same time as the very first iPhone. Yep, that long ago. That camera's successor, the D300S, hit the market last decade too. But now the long wait for aFull Review
  • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 4.5 out of 5Amy Davies on August 1, 2016
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    Nikon fans have been waiting years for a follow-up to the much-loved D300S, and now it's here – the Nikon D500.Full Review
  • CNETRating, 4 out of 5Lori Grunin on July 25, 2016
    Nikon D500 review
    After 6 years neglecting the power APS-C action photographer, Nikon released the mostly impressive D500 dSLR, the little sister to the pro full-frame D5 . With the same autofocus and metering systems as that model, a high-sensitivityFull Review
  • Steve's DigicamsWilliam Chambers on June 28, 2016
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    When looking at the Nikon D500, you might expect it to be a much more expensive camera. It has great performance speeds, plenty of manual control dials, a high resolution tiltable LCD that has touch capabilities, and a high quality viewfinder. ButFull Review


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