Earlier this year during CES, Nikon announced a new camera in the form of the Nikon D500. The camera was initially slated to begin shipping out to customers and retailers mid-March, but it seems that it has since been delayed and will now be making its way to customers and retailers by the end of the April.
According to Nikon (based on the translated text), it seems that the reason for the delay was because they weren’t able to meet the initial demand, which means that they will have to push back the release in order to produce more units. We’re not sure why they could not have sent out cameras to those who pre-ordered first, but maybe they prefer sending it all out at once.
In any case we suppose the delay isn’t particularly long, so if you were eyeing the camera, then we guess you’ll only have to wait about a month and a half before you are able to get your hands on it. In the meantime just as a quick recap on specs, the D500 will be featuring a 20.9MP CMOS sensor with Nikon’s EXPEED 5 image processing engine.
It will have a 153-point AF array, 180K RGB metering, a 3.2-inch touchscreen tilting display, and it can also capture 4K video at 30fps, along with Full HD. It is priced at $1,999.95 for body-only, and $3,069.95 with a 16-80mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.