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Nikon D500 Sensor Review and Test Results

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Nikon D500 sensor review and test results published by DxOMark. The flagship DX-format DSLR camera with APS-c sensor achieved a score of 83 and performed Excellent high ISO dynamic range.

On the other hand an overall score of 83 points is somewhat lower score than expected, when compared with other APS-c sensored cameras like the D5500 and D7200.

Nikon D500 features a 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor that’s coupled with the new Expeed 5 image processor found in the D5. It also has the same 153-point AF system with 99 cross-type sensor. It can shoot continuously at 10 fps with a 200 shot buffer for Raw images.

Nikon D500 camera tested at DxOMark

Nikon D500 Sensor Review and Test Results

From DxOMark’s conclusion:

Detractors might cite the D500’s lower pixel count over the Nikon D7200 as a step backwards. However, the new 20.9-Mpix sensor has enabled a phenomenal 10 fps maximum capture rate along with a decent-size 200 RAW (14-bit lossless) frame buffer — one of the main weaknesses of the D7200. Sensor performance is a real highlight, with excellent dynamic range at both low and high ISOs, and with noise levels that are not only on par with the D7200, but lower than the two main rivals. As a camera for sports and wildlife, the Nikon D500 is a solid choice, and although it is one of the most expensive crop cameras on the market today, it is also one of the most capable.


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Nikon D500 [body-only] $1,999.95 Amazon | B&H | Adorama