Best DX camera
We’ve been waiting so long for a DX-format prograde update to the venerated D300s, that we’d started to think it would never happen. More than worth the wait, the D500 shoehorns professionallevel shooting controls into a relatively compact and easily manageable body. Indeed, it also packs most of what makes the D5 so spectacular into a DX-format camera, including the same autofocus and metering systems. Super speedy for high-octane capture, the D500 has a top frame rate of 10fps, almost rivalling the ‘standard’ 12fps of the D5 (the latter only hits 14fps with the mirror locked up, which precludes continuous focusing or metering). The D500 also has an incredible sensitivity range for a DX-format camera, at ISO100-51,200 in native mode, plus five expanded settings up to an equivalent of ISO1,640,000. And again, the D500 delivers stunning 4K UHD movies.
BUY if… You’re after a pro-spec, DX- format body that boasts a spectacular turn of speed, coupled with state-of-the-art autofocus and metering technology.