4K UHD Video Recording And 8K Time-Lapse

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. Video recording is possible at 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) using the full frame area or a DX crop area at 30p, 25 or 24p frame rates.

4K UHD Video Recording And 8K Time-Lapse

Utilizing the sensor and processor attributes for more than just still images, the Nikon D500 is also a more than capable multimedia camera. Video recording is possible at 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) using the full frame area or a DX crop area at 30p, 25 or 24p frame rates. Full HD 1080p video recording is also supported up to 120p for slow-motion playback, and video files can be saved to the camera's memory cards or as an uncompressed file on an optional external recorder via the HDMI output.

For the benefit of video recording, a dedicated power aperture (PV) button enables smooth, continuous exposure transitions when switching from light to dark areas, and auto ISO can also be used to maintain a constant brightness when working in changing lighting situations. Focus peaking can be used to benefit manual focus control and a zebra stripe option is also available to help detect overexposed areas within the frame. Audio recording can be handled using the built-in stereo microphone or an optional external microphone can be added via the 3.5mm stereo jack for more control over quality, and live monitoring is possible via the headphone jack.

The D500 also combines both stills and video capabilities with the ability to produce 8K time-lapses using the interval timer mode or in-camera 4K time-lapse movies, with the ability to record up to 9,999 exposures for any method. This system also uses a silent interval timer, which produces no shutter noise, does not contribute to wear on the shutter mechanism, and is energy efficient to maximize battery life.

Body design

A large 3.2" 2,359m-dot LCD screen is available for bright, clear, vivid image playback and live image capture. The screen features a tilting design to benefit from working from high and low angles, and is also a touch screen for more intuitive operation, navigation and configuration control.

The bright pent prism optical viewfinder offers a high 0.75x magnification and a wide field of view for comfortable and accurate use.

Configured with one XQD memory card slot and one UHS-II compatible SD memory card slot. Allowing you to expand file storage capabilities by enabling overflow recording, in-camera files mirroring. Or to segregate raw and JPEG files between two cards.

A robust magnesium alloy chassis is dust and weather resistant to benefit from working in harsh climates and inclement conditions.

The ergonomic grip and overall form factor are designed to benefit handling over extended periods of time and are further accentuated with a non-slip material and joystick for perfect settings and focus point selection. Additionally, most of the rear buttons are illuminated for increased visibility when working in low light conditions.

The included EN-EL15a rechargeable lithium-ion battery is CIPA-rated to last for approximately 1,840 shots per charge. When combined with the optional Nikon D500 With Nikon 200-500mm f5.6E ED VR AF-S Lens Battery Grip and EN-EL18a/b Battery, it can record approximately 5,140 shots per charge.

Scene recognition and exposure metering system

Intelligent scene recognition system with 3D Color Matrix Metering III uses a 180,000-pixel RGB sensor to assess and analyze all aspects within a scene, including brightness, contrast, subject distance, and scene colors to quickly determine an accurate exposure and white balance setting to best represent the scene in question. The information collected is also compared to on-board reference images to ensure image-to-image consistency with respect to exposure, white balance, I-TTL flash settings, and subject-tracking AF performance.

Other camera features

Built-in Snap Bridge connectivity to enable seamless transfer of low resolution images, as well as remote shooting capabilities. BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and Wi-Fi enable communication between the camera and a smart device, and additionally, the mobile device can remotely trigger the shutter and display a live view image from the camera to allow working from the camera distance.

The fastest wireless transfer is possible using the optional WT-7a wireless transmitter.

A negative digitizer mode is specifically designed for photographing film and slide negatives for conversion to high-resolution digital files. This mode is designed for use with the optional AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens and ES-2 Slide Copy Adapter.

Focus Shift Mode benefits from working with focus stacking techniques by automatically recording a series of images in up to 10 different focus steps. Up to 300 individual frames can be recorded within these 10 stops, with the Nikon D500 With Nikon AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Automatically changing focus between each shot for extended depth of field. Sequential images will be saved within a single folder on the memory card to keep each series of exposures segregated for a faster and easier post-production workflow.

Shooting in-camera in square 1:1 and classic 4:5 is possible, and the viewfinder will automatically shade itself during shooting to aid more accurate composition.

Raw files can be recorded in three separate sizes for accelerated post-production, and in-camera raw file batch processing is also possible.

The D500 is compatible with the advanced wireless radio-controlled lighting system, which allows it to work with the optional WR-R10 Controller and WR-A10 Receiver, along with the SB-5000, for intuitive and controllable wireless flash shooting.

Picture Control modes let you set a predefined look for images in-camera and include Flat, Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Vivid, and Auto settings.


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