New Nikon D500 announced

Just when you thought Nikon had run out of ideas , up pops not one but 2 new powerful cameras with lip smacking specs .  If you can’t afford £5000 for the new D5 camera , the D500 is an extremely capable alternative . The D500 has got some superb features . The 21-megapixel APS-C sensor DSLR is the successor to the D300s with a whole lot more to offer .

 

Nikon D500

1) 10 FPS Burst with 79 Raw Image Buffer Depth

A 10 frames-per-second continous burst  with a 79 raw image buffer depth should keep most action photographers happy .

Who cares about the D5 when you have this?

Who needs the D5 when you can have this?

2)  4K Video

Not so long ago Nikon didn’t do video mode very well. The jury is out as to whether they can do it well with the D500, but  at least they are trying . Nikon was quiet in 2015 but now Nikon fanboys are exploding with joy at this double announcement . There is auto ISO smoothing to make ISO changes during recording smoother and a 3-axis electronic vibration reduction to create a smoother-looking video.

Yes, serious photographers do use tilty screens too.

The tilting screen is handy for those awkward shots when you can’t quite get the camera high or low enough and see the viewfinder .

3) 153-AF Points

The D500 has 153-AF Points, 99 of them being cross type.  It actually uses the same autofocusing system as the newly-announced D5.

4) Always On Wireless

It features ‘SnapBridge’ which allows the camera to always be connected wirelessly, doing away without the need to establish a connection everytime you need to use it. It uses Bluetooth to keep the camera connected to your smartphone constantly, which should in theory make transferring images quick and easy. Apparently, Nikon will be putting this into all future cameras that they release.

They all look the same, but here's another image of the D500.

They all look the same, but here’s another image of the D500.

Testing this out should / would be totally cool . Please Mr Nikon , I’ll be very careful with it. I promise I won’t drop it or throw it in the river to see if it floats .

Pricing is around £1700 .

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CONTENTS

  • SONY A77 II M2 DSLR Camera Body ILCA-77M2 Multi (Black)
    Battery Charger Rechargable Battery Shoulder Strap
  • SPECIFICATIONS
  • AF Illuminator
  • Built-into flash, Range: approx. 3.3′ to 16.4′ (1m-5m)
  • AF Modes
  • Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C), Automatic AF(AF-A) selectable, Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
  • Anti Dust
  • Charge protection coating on image sensor and image sensor shift mechanism
  • Auto Exposure Lock
  • Yes with AE Lock buttonAE is also locked when focus is locked in multi-segment metering mode. (AEL w/ shutter(Auto/On/Off) is supported)
  • Auto High Dynamic Range
  • Yes, ((Auto/Level(1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range(Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6EV, 1.0EV step)), off)
  • Burst Buffer
  • Continuous Advance Priority AE mode:- Extra fine: 53 images- Fine: 60 images- Standard: 64 images- RAW & JPEG: 25 images- RAW: 26 imagesContinuous shooting- Extra fine: 56 images- Fine: 75 images- Standard: 93 images- RAW & JPEG: 26 images- RAW: 28 images
  • Camera Type
  • Sony A-mount interchangeable lens digital camera
  • Color Filter System
  • RGB primary color filters
  • Color Temperature
  • 2500 to 9900K & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15-steps, A7 to B7: 15-steps)
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
  • Continuous Priority AE (12fps),Continuous (Hi: up to 8fps,Low: up to 3fps)
  • Creative Style
  • Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps))
  • D-Range Optimizer
  • Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
  • Drive Mode
  • Single Shot, Continuous shooting (Hi or Lo selectable), Self-timer (10 or 2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3 or 5 exposures selectable), Bracket: Cont. Bracket: Single, White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
  • Effective Picture Resolution
  • Approx. 24.3 megapixels
  • Exposure Bracketing
  • Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, 3/5 frames selectable
  • Exposure Compensation
  • +/-5.0 EV (1/3EV,1/2EV steps selectable)
  • Exposure Settings
  • iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M), Memory Recall (MR1/2/3)), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection, Movie (P/A/S/M), Continuous Advanced Priority (AE)
  • Face Detection
  • On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off
  • Flash Bracketing
  • 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV steps, 3/5 frames selectable
  • Flash Compensation
  • ±3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
  • Flash Coverage
  • 16mm (focal length printed on lens body)
  • Flash Metering System
  • ADI flash / Pre-flash TTL / Manual flash
  • Flash Modes
  • Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync, Wireless, Hi-speed sync, Red-eye reduction (On/Off)
  • Flash Sync Speed
  • 1/250 sec.
  • Flash Type
  • Built-in, Pop-up Auto
  • Focal Length Conversion Factor
  • 1.5x
  • Focus Area
  • Wide/ Zone/ Center/ Flexible Spot/ Expanded Flexible Spot,Lock-On AF: Wide/ Zone/ Center/ Flexible Spot/ Expanded Flexible Spot)
  • Focus Features
  • Eye-start AF, Lock-on AF, Eye Focus, Predictive control (AF-A, AF-C), Focus lock, AF On, Eye-start AF
  • Focus Points
  • 79 points (15 points cross type, with center F2.8 sensor)
  • Focus Sensitivity
  • EV -2 to 18 (at ISO100 equivalent)
  • Focus System
  • TTL phase detection AF (CCD line sensors)
  • Guide Number
  • 12 (in meters at ISO100)
  • Image Stabilization
  • SteadyShot INSIDE™ in-body image stabilization
  • Imaging Sensor
  • Exmor™ APS-C HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
  • ISO
  • Stills: ISO 100-25,600 selectable in 1/3 EV steps, Still Auto: ISO 100-25,600 selectable upper and lower limit,Movies: ISO 100-12,800 selectable in 1/3 EV steps, Movie Auto: ISO 100-12,800 selectable upper and lower limit
  • Lens Compatibility
  • Sony A-mount lens
  • Metering
  • Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
  • Metering Modes
  • Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity
  • -2EV to 17EV (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/1.4 lens)
  • NFC
  • Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
  • Noise Reduction
  • Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (High/Normal/Low/Off selectable)
  • Operating System Compatibility
  • Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1; Mac OS X (v10.3-v10.6), PMB is not compatible with Mac OS. Camera (via USB), Image Data Converter, and Image Data Lightbox software are compatible with Mac OS.
  • Picture Effect(s)
  • 13 modes: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
  • Pixel Gross
  • Approx. 24.7 megapixels
  • Processor
  • BIONZ® X image processor
  • Recycling Time
  • Approx. 3 sec.
  • Scene Mode(s)
  • Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight
  • Self-timer
  • 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay (3-5exposure selectable)
  • Shutter Speeds
  • Still images: 1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb; Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
  • Shutter Type
  • Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
  • Smile Shutter technology
  • Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
  • Supplied Software
  • PMB (Picture Motion Browser) v5.2; Image Data Converter SR v3.2; Image Data Lightbox SR v2.2
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical, and 3D Panorama
  • White Balance Mode
  • Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight), Flash, Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K), Color Temp. Filter (G7 to M7, A7 to B7), Custom (1/2/3), Custom SetAWB micro adjustment; G7 to M7 (15-steps), A7 to B7 (15-steps)Bracketing; 3 frames, H/L selectable

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