Nikon Intros 20.9MP Nikon D500 DSLR with APS-C Size, DX-Format Sensor for Prosumers

Nikon just unveiled the new Nikon D500, a prosumer DSLR with a new 20.9-megapixel, DX-format (i.e. crop/APS-C size) CMOS sensor. The Nikon D500 was just officially announced and here are some important details about the new DSLR.

Nikon D500 Features:

• New 20.9-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor

• Capable of excellent low-light performance, according to Nikon, with an ISO range of 100-51,200, expandable to 50-1,640,000 equivalent

• Super-fast 10 frames-per-second (fps) burst speed with full AF and AE

• Big buffer allows for up to 79 shots (14-bit, uncompressed Raw/NEF) to be captured

• Fitted with the same AF system as the Nikon D5, includes the Multi-CAM 20K AF sensor module and 180K RGB metering system

•  The 153-point AF array fills the frame from side to side, letting users track and lock-onto subjects from the edges of the viewfinder

• Bright 3.2-inch, high resolution (2359K-dot) touchscreen LCD

• Images are rapidly written to either a fast XQD card slot or to the additional SD card slot for good workflow efficiency

• Photographers can share photos wirelessly with the new Nikon SnapBridge, making the camera’s built-in connectivity easier to use than before

• SnapBridge allows for Bluetooth supported connection between the camera and compatible smart device, thus making automatic upload of images possible

• Ability to capture 4K UHD video at up to 30p (3840x2160), as well as Full HD (1080p) video at a variety of frame rates

The Nikon D500 goes on sale in March 2016 (body only) for $1999.95 (SRP) and in a kit configuration with AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR lens: $3069.65 (SRP).

Nikon’s announcement of the Nikon D500 comes on the heels of its introduction today of the Nikon D5, the company’s newest pro DSLR with a full frame sensor.