NIKON D500 $2999 body only, es­ti­mated av­er­age street price

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Type: En­thu­si­ast/pro­fes­sional dig­i­tal SLR with Nikon F (D-type) bay­o­net lens mount. Fo­cus­ing: Au­to­matic via 153-point wide-area sys­tem us­ing phase-de­tec­tion type CCD sen­sor with 99 cross-type ar­rays. Fo­cus points may be se­lected man­u­ally or au­to­mat­i­cally and ei­ther as sin­gle points or in groups (1, 25, 72 or 153) plus Group-Area AF mode which uses a wider de­tec­tion zone made up of five points. Points re-ori­en­tated for ver­ti­cal shoot­ing. One-shot & con­tin­u­ous modes both with pre­dic­tive func­tion. 3D Track­ing and face recog­ni­tion modes. Sen­si­tiv­ity range is EV -4 - 20 (ISO 100). AF as­sist pro­vided by built-in il­lu­mi­na­tor. Con­trast de­tec­tion aut­o­fo­cus­ing in live view mode and with video record­ing. Man­ual fo­cus as­sist in live view via mag­ni­fied im­age (up to 11x). Au­to­matic mi­cro-ad­just­ment for up to 20 lenses. Me­ter­ing: 180,000 pix­els RGB ‘3D Color Matrix III’, cen­tre-weighted av­er­age (with vari­able di­am­e­ter weight­ing – 6.0mm, 8.0mm, 10mm or 13mm), spot (3.5mm/2.5%), high­light weighted and i-TTL flash via 180k-pixel sen­sor. Me­ter­ing ranges are; 3D Color Matrix and C/W av­er­age = EV -3 to 20, spot = EV 2 to 20, high­light weighted = EV 0 to 20 (f1.4/ISO 100). Ex­po­sure Modes: Con­tin­u­ously-vari­able pro­gram with shift, shut­ter-pri­or­ity auto, aper­turepri­or­ity auto, me­tered man­ual, i-TTL auto flash and man­ual flash. Shut­ter: Elec­tron­i­cally-con­trolled, ver­ti­cal travel, fo­cal plane type, 30-1/8000 sec­ond plus ‘B’. Flash sync to 1/250 sec­ond. Ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion up to +/-5.0 EV in 1/3, ½ or one stop in­cre­ments. Viewfinder: Cov­er­age = 100% ver­ti­cal/ hor­i­zon­tal. Mag­ni­fi­ca­tion = 1.0x (50mm lens at in­fin­ity). LCD dis­plays and LED fo­cus point in­di­ca­tors. Fo­cus­ing screen has AF zones and on-de­mand grid lines. Eye­piece strength ad­just­ment and built-in shut­ter pro­vided. Flash: No built-in flash. Ex­ter­nal flash units con­nect via hot­shoe or PC ter­mi­nal. Ad­di­tional Fea­tures: Mag­ne­sium al­loy bodyshell sealed against dust and mois­ture, il­lu­mi­nated but­tons, auto ex­po­sure brack­et­ing (up to nine frames), auto flash brack­et­ing (plus AE and flash brack­et­ing), depth-of-field preview, AE lock, flash com­pen­sa­tion, all ex­po­sure ad­just­ments in 1/3, ½ or full stops; multi-mode self-timer (two to 20 sec­onds, one to nine frames with ad­justable in­ter­vals), auto flicker de­tec­tion, mir­ror lock-up, quiet shut­ter modes, ex­ter­nal LCD read-out panel with builtin il­lu­mi­na­tion, au­di­ble sig­nals, wired re­mote con­trol ter­mi­nal, wire­less re­mote con­trol, 52 cus­tom func­tions. DIG­I­TAL SEC­TION Sen­sor: 21.51 mil­lion pix­els CMOS with 23.5x15.7 mm area. Sen­si­tiv­ity equiv­a­lent to ISO 100-51,200 (ex­tend­able to ISO 50 and 1,640,000). No op­ti­cal low-pass fil­ter. Fo­cal Length In­crease: 1.5x. For­mats/Res­o­lu­tion: Three JPEG com­pres­sion set­tings (1:4, 1:8 or 1:16), un­com­pressed TIFFs, and loss­less com­pressed or com­pressed RAW files. Three res­o­lu­tion set­tings at ‘DX’ for­mat; 5568x3712, 4176x2784 and 2784x1856 pix­els. Three res­o­lu­tion set­tings at 1.3x im­age size (18x12 mm); 4272x2848, 3200x2136 and 2128x1424 pix­els. Ad­di­tion­ally, still im­ages can be cap­tured in the movie mode in the ‘DX’ for­mat and 1.3x size again at three res­o­lu­tion set­tings. RAW (NEF) im­ages are cap­tured at 5568x3712 pix­els in ei­ther 36-bit or 42-bit RGB colour, or at 4176x2784 and 2784x1856 pix­els with 36-bit RGB colour. RAW+JPEG cap­ture is pos­si­ble (with all JPEG com­pres­sion lev­els). TIFFs are cap­tured at 5568x3712, 4176x2784 and 2784x1856 pix­els in 8-bit RGB colour. Video Record­ing: 4K UHD at 3840x2160 pix­els and 30, 25 or 24 fps (pro­gres­sive scan) and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (max­i­mum bit rate is 144 Mbps). Full HD at 1920x1080 pix­els and 60, 50, 30, 25 or 24 fps (pro­gres­sive scan) and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (max­i­mum bit rate is 48 Mbps). HD at 1280x720 pix­els at 60 or 50 fps (pro­gres­sive scan) and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (max­i­mum bit rate is 24 Mbps). MOV for­mat with MPEG-4 AVC/H .264 com­pres­sion. Stereo sound record­ing with auto/man­ual ad­justable lev­els, ad­justable fre­quency re­sponse and wind noise fil­ter. Stereo mi­cro­phone in­put and head­phone out­put pro­vided. Clip du­ra­tion lim­ited to 29 min­utes and 59 sec­onds, and a new file is au­to­mat­i­cally started when the 4.0 GB file size limit is reached. Video Fea­tures: In­dex mark­ing, power aper­ture con­trol, time lapse record­ing, auto flicker de­tec­tion, elec­tronic im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion, un­com­pressed out­put via HDMI con­nec­tion with si­mul­ta­ne­ous record­ing to a mem­ory card. Record­ing Me­dia: Two slots for SD (with UHS-II sup­port for SDHC and SDXC) and XQD mem­ory cards. Over­flow, Backup and RAW Pri­mary-JPEG Sec­ondary file man­age­ment modes. Con­tin­u­ous Shoot­ing: Up to 200 frames at 10.0 fps with JPEG/large/fine cap­ture or up to 200 RAW (loss­less com­pressed, 12-bit or 14-bit, us­ing XQD card). Low speed con­tin­u­ous shoot­ing mode can be set from 1.0 to 9.0 fps. Con­tin­u­ous AF and AE ad­just­ment pro­vided at 10.0 fps. At up to 3.0 fps in quiet mode. White Bal­ance: TTL mea­sure­ments us­ing 180,000 pix­els RGB me­ter­ing sen­sor. Auto/ man­ual con­trol with 12 pre­sets and six cus­tom set­tings. White bal­ance fine-tun­ing avail­able for AWB and all pre­sets plus man­ual colour tem­per­a­ture set­ting (2500-10,000 de­grees Kelvin, in ten de­gree in­cre­ments or mired units) and white bal­ance brack­et­ing (up to nine frames). Three auto cor­rec­tion set­tings – Auto 0 ‘Keep White’ re­duces warmer hues un­der ar­ti­fi­cial light­ing. Auto 1 ‘Nor­mal’ bal­ances sub­ject colour and am­bi­ent light­ing. Auto 2 ‘Keep Warm Light­ing Colours’ main­tains warmer hues un­der in­can­des­cent light­ing. Spot white bal­ance mea­sure­ment avail­able in live view. In­ter­faces: USB 3.0, HDMI out­put (mini Type C), 3.5mm stereo au­dio in­put, 3.5mm stereo au­dio out­put, 10-pin re­mote ter­mi­nal. Ad­di­tional Dig­i­tal Fea­tures: Ac­tive sen­sor clean­ing, dual-axis ‘vir­tual hori­zon’ dis­play, live view func­tions (with con­trast-de­tec­tion AF), 8.1 cm LCD mon­i­tor (2.539 megadots res­o­lu­tion) ad­justable for tilt and with se­lected touch con­trols, ‘Ac­tive D-Light­ing’ con­trast con­trol (Auto, Low, Nor­mal, High, Ex­tra High), ADL brack­et­ing, seven ‘Pic­ture Con­trol’ pre­sets (Stan­dard, Neu­tral, Vivid, Mono­chrome, Por­trait, Land­scape and Flat), ad­justable ‘Pic­ture Con­trol’ pa­ram­e­ters (Sharp­en­ing, Clar­ity, Con­trast, Bright­ness, Sat­u­ra­tion, Hue) with ‘Quick Ad­just’, B&W fil­ters and ton­ing ef­fects, nine user-de­fined ‘Pic­ture Con­trol’ modes, mul­ti­ple ex­po­sure fa­cil­ity (up to ten frames with Add, Av­er­age, Lighten or Darken ex­po­sure ad­just­ment), in­ter­val­ome­ter (up 9999 shots with ex­po­sure smooth­ing), HDR mul­ti­shot cap­ture (Smooth­ing High/Nor­mal/Low; Ex­po­sure Dif­fer­en­tion Auto or 1/2/3 EV), sRGB and Adobe RGB colour spa­ces, long ex­po­sure noise re­duc­tion (Off, On), high ISO noise re­duc­tion (Off, Low, Nor­mal, High), grid guide (for viewfinder and live view screen), real-time his­togram in live view, dual-axis level in­di­ca­tor (for viewfinder abnd live view screen), auto ISO with auto min­i­mum shut­ter speed con­trol, in-cam­era lens cor­rec­tions (dis­tor­tion and vi­gnetting) im­age com­ments in­put (up to 36 char­ac­ters), copy­right/IPTC in­for­ma­tion, auto im­age ori­en­ta­tion, ad­justable im­age dis­play time, slide show, 4/9/72 thumb­nail dis­plays, his­togram dis­plays (bright­ness and/or RGB chan­nels), high­light alert, play­back zoom (up to 21x), in-cam­era edit­ing func­tions (Trim, Re­size, D-Light­ing, Red-Eye Cor­rec­tion, Straighten, Dis­tor­tion Con­trol, Per­spec­tive Con­trol, Fil­ter Ef­fects, Mono­chrome, Im­age Over­lay, RAW Pro­cess­ing, Edit Movie), built-in WiFi with NFC con­nec­tiv­ity. SnapBridge (WiFi/Blue­tooth) com­pli­ant. Pic­tBridge com­pli­ant. May be fit­ted with op­tional GP-1/GP-1A GPS re­ceivers. Power: One 7.0 volt, 1900 mAh recharge­able lithium-ion bat­tery pack (EN-EL15 type). Op­tional MB-D17 bat­tery grip can ac­cept one EN-EL18/18a or EN-EL15 type bat­tery pack, or eight AA-size bat­ter­ies (al­ka­line, lithium or Ni-MH types). Di­men­sions (WxHxD): Body only = 147.0x115.0x81.0mm. Weight: Body only = 760 grams (with­out bat­tery pack or mem­ory cards). Price: Body only = $2999. $4099 with AF-S Nikkor DX 16-80mm f2.8-4.0 ED VR zoom lens. Es­ti­mated av­er­age street prices. Dis­trib­u­tor: Nikon Aus­tralia Pty Ltd, tele­phone 1300 366 499 or visit www.mynikon­

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