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Nikon D500 official topic
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  • D500 for $600 I'll take it! :) Can be even with no lenses and no European warranty..

  • New firmware

    Fixed an issue that interfered with pairing or resulted in unreliable connections when the camera was used with the Android edition of the SnapBridge app.

  • Review


    The D500 offers a total of 10 combinations of resolution and frame-rates, from 4K to 720p and 24 to 60 FPS, other than for Ultra-HD which has a limit of 30 FPS. All videos are saved in Quicktime format using an H.264 codec. In order not to defeat the purpose of 4K video, that resolution is always saved in high-quality, while lower ones have a high and standard quality setting.

    Nikon is recognizing that videography requires different settings than photography even for the same subject and conditions. To help with this, the D500 replicates some settings between the Photo Shooting and Movie Shooting menus. Video files can have their own naming, while the camera can use different ISO, WB, Picture Control, Active D-Lighting and High ISO Noise-Reduction for video than for stills. Additionally, video offers adjustments to Microphone Sensitivity, Frequency Response and optional Wind Noise-Reduction. For WB and Picture Control, the D500 cleverly offers an As Photo option since those are likely to be the same regardless of medium under the same circumstances.

    This DSLR luckily features a dedicated video mode. It is activated by entering Live-View with the rotating switch set to Video. The preview shown on the LCD for is Exposure-Priority which begs the question why it is not for stills. During video capture ISO can only be Automatic in Manual mode, which effectively makes it not truly manual. In every other exposure mode, ISO remains automatic. Despite being selectable, there is no Shutter-Priority mode, nor is there a Program Shift in P mode. Aperture-Priority though works as expected.

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  • Nikon D500 DX-format DSLR Body - Refurbished, $1499

  • Nikon D500 firmware update version 1.14

    Fixed an issue that prevented images being copied using the Copy image(s) item in the PLAYBACK MENU if an exhausted battery or no battery was inserted in the camera, even when a battery with sufficient charge was inserted in the MB-D17 battery pack.

  • Battery issues

  • Nikon D500 new firmware v1.20

    • The camera can now connect via Wi-Fi to devices running SnapBridge. For more information, see the “Addendum to the User’s Manual” in which this feature is described. Before using this feature, upgrade to the following version of the app: SnapBridge version 2.5.4 or later
    • Fixed the following issues:
      • The camera sometimes had trouble focusing on subjects in the focus points at the edges of the frame.
      • The camera would sometimes stop responding during shooting in continuous high-speed (CH) release mode.
      • The camera would sometimes not turn off after the power switch was rotated to “OFF”.