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Nikon D500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 289 reviews of Nikon D500. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and image quality. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical reviews about the memory and contrast. Reviews about the flash and battery are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon D500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Nikon D500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the usability and portability are on the whole positive. The size and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but the reliability and design get critical reviews.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon D500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Nikon D500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the low light performance and screen are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the storage and connectivity.

performance, usability, image quality, screen, low-light

portability, connectivity, storage

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Nikon D500 review

 

Nikon's D500 is the best enthusiast DSLR ever built.

Camera reviewers tend to get jaded as we play with the latest toys all the time, often questioning whether a new product is as good as a company claims. Well, Nikon has certainly delivered a lot with the new D500. Given the quality of the stills, it...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review

 

The Nikon D500 is a 21MP DSLR that shares most of its key features with Nikon's flagship D5, but packs them into a smaller APS-C format body. The long-awaited successor to the D300S, the D500 is Nikon's most professional DX-format camera ever and, with...

by Richard Butler

May, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon D500

 

The Nikon D500 puts the company's finest autofocus system in a tough, compact SLR body that will please demanding enthusiasts and pros alike.

Solid build. Advanced, edge-to-edge autofocus system. 10fps capture with tracking focus. Large buffer for extended shooting. Superb high ISO image quality. Clean HDMI output. Excellent control layout. Tilting touch-screen LCD. Dust- and...

Snapbridge wireless transfer needs some work. 4K video is cropped. Omits built-in flash.

Conclusions It took Nikon a long time to bring the D500 to market, but it's here, and it's an outstanding performer. Image quality is as good as you'll get from an APS-C camera, the autofocus system is top-notch, 4K video capture is available, and the...

May, 2016

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon D500 DSLR

 

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. But the...

Contains many features you'd expect to find on a more expensive DSLR ; High ISO performance is outstanding versus others in this price range ; Image quality is very good across a range of photographic conditions ; Camera's performance is very fast in...

APS-C sized image sensor can't quite match full frame sensors in image quality ; D500 carries a high price tag versus other intermediate DSLRs ; No built-in flash unit ; Menu interface needs to be upgraded and be more graphical to take advantage of...

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. But the...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon D500

 

Nikon D500 DX-Format Flagship D-SLR : Nikon recently introduced the D500, a DX-format Digital SLR camera with pro-level features that gives photographers nimble handling, speed and extreme processing power in a compact and lightweight body. With...

The Nikon D500 Flagship D-SLR will be available in March 2016 for a suggested retail price of $1,999.95 for the body-only configuration. A Nikon D500 kit version will also be available, bundled with the versatile AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR...

Jan, 2016

Essential

Expert review by : Amy Davies (photographyblog.com)

Nikon D500 Review

 

The D500 is Nikon's new flagship DX-format (APS-C) camera. We were waiting a long time for Nikon to produce an update for the D300S, so much so that it has skipped a number and gone straight to D500.

We were kept waiting a long time for the Nikon D500, but boy does it seem like it was worth the wait.

May, 2016

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

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 of the...

Superb image quality; Great high ISO performance; Rugged, comfortable camera body; Sharp articulating touchscreen display; Excellent AF point frame coverage; Fast continuous shooting speeds; 4K UHD video; Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth.

Somewhat large for an APS-C camera; Expensive for a DX camera; 4K UHD video doesn't offer full DX field-of-view; No built-in flash; Still uses contrast-detect for Live View AF; Dual slots use two different card types (XQD and SD).

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 of the...

Recommended

Expert review by : Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

Nikon D500 review

 

The Nikon D500 is a professional DSLR with a 20 Megapixel APSC / DX format sensor. Announced in January 2016 alongside the full-frame D5, it brings many of the features of the flagship body to a comparatively smaller, lighter and more affordable form...

Very good quality images from 20 Megapixel APSC sensor ; 153-point AF system with very broad coverage and auto fine-tuning ; 10fps shooting with deep buffer, especially with XQD cards ; Large, bright viewfinder with LCD overlays ; Tough weatherproof...

Poor movie autofocus, no focus peaking, no 1080 above 60p ; Very basic smartphone remote control ; SnapBridge bottleneck when shooting bursts or copying 20MP images ; 4k video involves a tight 1.5x crop - a total field reduction of 2.25x ; No truly...

The D500 marks Nikon's welcome return to the high-end APSC DSLR market. It's been a considerable six and a half years since its predecessor the D300s, leading many to believe Nikon had abandoned this category, conceding it to Canon's EOS 7D series....

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Marcus Wong (hardwarezone.com)

First looks of the Nikon D500 and a peek at the Nikon D5 (Updated)

 

Nikon just released the long awaited Nikon D500 camera, refreshing the flagship APS-C model with plenty of new technologies. We take a quick look to see if it's worth the wait, and grab a peek at their new D5 full-frame camera too. Now with price and...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Neocamera (neocamera.com)

Nikon D500

 

The Nikon D500 is an unexpected entry into the digital camera market. It appears as a full-frame sized and priced APS-C DSLR that justifies its existence by an unrivaled 153-point Phase-Detect AF system and 10 FPS continuous drive that can sustain 200...

Clean JPEG images, Ultra-fast autofocus with nearly total coverage, Fast continuous drive with deep buffer, Highly responsive, Ultra-short black-out, Good color-accuracy, Flexible self-timer and exposure delay, Built-in OVF shutter, Illuminated controls

Metering issues, Some key features buried in Menu, Poor Live-view implementation, 1.5X crop for 4K, Flex in LCD hinge, Bulky for APS-C, Asymmetric memory-cards slots, Short battery-life, Full-Frame Price

Nikon surprised everyone with the introduction of the D500. Years passed since the D300S and the price-gap between Full-Frame and APS-C digital cameras has become rather narrow, putting into question whether there is room for higher-end cropped-sensor...

Jan, 2016

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