nikon_d500_2If a high-end full-frame camera like the Nikon D5 isn’t really what you’re after, then you might be interested in Nikon’s recently announced Nikon D500 camera. This camera is part of Nikon’s DX lineup, which is basically a camera with a cropped sensor, and it is also comes with a much more affordable price tag.

However this isn’t to say that the camera can’t be used by professionals. After all not all professionals see the need for a full-frame sensor, and if you’re one of them then read on as the Nikon D500 could be for you. For starters the camera will feature a new 20.9MP CMOS sensor with Nikon’s EXPEED 5 processing its images. This is the same image processing engine found in the D5.

Nikon is also touting that the D500 has an ISO range of 100-51,200 and can shoot relatively fast at 10fps. It will feature a 153-point AF array and a new 180K RGB Metering system and Advanced Scene Recognition, both of which will help ensure that your camera takes photos with balanced exposure.

The camera will also come with a 3.2-inch touchscreen tilting display and built-in connectivity, thus allowing the photographer to wirelessly transfer photos taken from the camera onto another devices. For videographers, the Nikon D500 is no slouch either and can take videos at 4K at 30fps, along with Full HD at a variety of frame rates.

The Nikon D500 is priced at $1,999.95 for the body-only configuration. However for those who want a lens bundled, it will be priced at $3,069.95 which will come with the camera body and an AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR.

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