• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon D500
  • Fujifilm GFX 50R
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Predecessor: Nikon D300S
D300S vs D500
 
Successor:    
General
Model Number: D500 GFX 50R
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $1999.95 $4499.95
Street Price: $1,496.95 $3,999.32
Date Available: 2016-03-15 2018-10-25
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 30.2 oz (856 g)
includes batteries
27.3 oz (775 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.8 x 4.5 x 3.2 in.
(147 x 115 x 81 mm)
6.3 x 3.8 x 2.6 in.
(161 x 97 x 66 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 20.9 51.4
Sensor Format: APS-C Medium format
Sensor size: 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm) 1441.02mm2 (43.80mm x 32.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.22 microns 5.31 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 0.8x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None None
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 83  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 24.0  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 14.0  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,324  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5568 x 3712 (20.7 MP, 3:2),
4176 x 2784 (11.6 MP, 3:2),
2784 x 1856 (5.2 MP, 3:2),
4272 x 2848 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3200 x 2136 (6.8 MP, 3:2),
2128 x 1424 (3.0 MP, Other)
8256 x 6192 (51.1 MP, 4:3),
8256 x 5504 (45.4 MP, 3:2),
8256 x 4640 (38.3 MP, 16:9),
6192 x 6192 (38.3 MP, 1:1),
8256 x 3048 (25.2 MP, Other),
7744 x 6192 (48.0 MP, 5:4),
7232 x 6192 (44.8 MP, Other),
4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2663 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
4000 x 1480 (5.9 MP, Other),
3744 x 3000 (11.2 MP, 5:4),
3504 x 3000 (10.5 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), NEF (RAW), 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed, L/M/S; RAW+JPEG, TIFF JPEG, 14-bit RAW (uncompressed or lossless compressed); RAW+JPEG; 24-bit TIFF (in-camera RAW conversion)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.2 3.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p/​23.98p)
1280x720 (30p/​25p/​24p/​23.98p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: Linear PCM 48KHz stereo sound)
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F FUJINON G Mount
Lens: n/a n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):    
Focal Length (actual):    
Zoom Ratio:    
Aperture Range:    
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:    
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: OVF: Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection; ; Contrast-detect AF in Live View mode Contrast Detection: 425 points; Single Point AF: 13x9 / 25x17 (Changeable Size of AF Frame Among 6 Types); Zone AF: 3x3 / 5x5 / 7x7 from 117 Areas on 13x9 Grid; Wide/Tracking AF: (Up to 9 Area); Single AF / Continuous AF / MF; Touch AF supported
Auto Focus Assist Light? No Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type: eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 1.0x magnification (~0.67x 35mm eq.), 16mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopter 0.5-inch 3.69M-dot OLED, 100% coverage, 0.77x magnification (35mm eq.), 23mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter adjustment, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 3,690,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.67x 0.77x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.00x 0.61x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.2 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 2,359,000 dots (589,750 px) 2,360,000 dots
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: Yes No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 51200 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to Lo-1 ISO 50 to Hi-5 ISO 1,638,400 Auto (1/2/3), 100-12800, expandable to 50-102400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto (3 types), Cloudy, Shade, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Kelvin Color Temperature (2,500K-10,000K), Preset manual (up to 6); Fine tuning available. Auto, Daylight, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater, Custom, Color Temperature (K)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 3600 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels; Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E, and D lenses), color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); Center-weighted (weight of approximately 75% given to 8mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10, or 13mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 8-mm circle); Spot: meters circle with diameter of about 3.5mm (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used); Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses TTL 256-zone metering: Multi, Spot , Average, Center Weighted
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: N/A Film Simulation modes (PROVIA / Standard, Velvia / Vivid, ASTIA / Soft, Classic Chrome, PRO Neg.Hi, PRO Neg.Std, Black&White, Black&White+Ye Filter, Black&White+R Filter, Black&White+Gfilter, Sepia, ACROS, ACROS+Ye Filter, ACROS+R Filter, ACROS+G Filter), Dynamic range setting: AUTO, 100%, 200%, 400%
Self Timer: 2/5/10/20s; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 seconds 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported TTL (Flash Auto / Standard / Slow Sync.), Manual, Off; Sync: 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain; Auto FP (HSS)
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/125
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC-sync Terminal Hot Shoe, PC Sync Terminal
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: XQD / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-II UHS-II
Other Memory: Dual slots, XQD+SD  
Dual Card Slots: Yes Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: NEF (RAW), 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed, L/M/S; RAW+JPEG, TIFF 14-bit RAW (uncompressed or lossless compressed); RAW+JPEG; 24-bit TIFF (in-camera RAW conversion)
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: Linear PCM 48KHz stereo sound)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes No
Bluetooth: Yes Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes No
External Connections: USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional: wired or wireless Via Wi-Fi or Remote Release RR-100
Connections (extended): Type-C Mini HDMI with uncompressed video support, 10-pin Remote Terminal, PC Sync Micro HDMI (Type-D), USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen1), 2.5mm external mic/remote jack, 3.5mm headphone jack, DC input (15v)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3 1.10
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): <0.3 1.10
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.2 3.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 200 Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 10.2 3.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 200 25
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 10.2 3.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 27 11
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.17 seconds 0.44 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.103 seconds  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.049 seconds 0.119 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.049 seconds 0.102 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   Default EFCS used.
Startup Time: 0.3 seconds 1.1 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.2 seconds 0.9 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   400 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 1240 shots 400 shots
Battery Life, Video: 50 minutes 70 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL15, optional MB-D17 battery grip Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable NP-T125 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL15 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-T125 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
Software
Included Software: ViewNX-i, ViewNX-Movie Editor, Capture NX-D, Nikon Transfer 2, Picture Control Utility 2 downloads  
OS Compatibility: Windows 7/8/10, Mac OS X 10.9.5-10.11.5  
Miscellaneous
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