With the same auto focusing metering system, as the professional D5, aswell as the high sensitivity 20.9MP CMOS sensor, a large toping touch screen, and 4K video.
The $2000 Nikon D500 almost hits the bullseye for modern DSLR for shooting action.
The camera's fast with continues shooting that test out as high as 10.7 frames per second.
With fast and accurate autofocus and auto exposure.
And the buffers big enough that I can't tell the difference between shooting jpeg and raw plus jpeg in burst at maximum quality settings.
You will get noticeably better performance using and XQD card of the SD.
And high numbers apply to the G-500 iso sensitivity as well.
You'd probably don't want to shoot a lot if it's maximum 1,604,000 setting.
So the fact that it can even produce recognizable photos at that setting is impressive.
The photos generally are excellent, reasonably cleaned up through iso 6400 and useable even higher.
It has great white balance and color accuracy, with a good dynamic range for an APS-C sensor.
The 4K video is sharp too.
Though you do see some noise at higher sensitivities, overall there are few artifacts.
The dust and weather-shield body has the typical streamlined Nikon Pro SLR design and tons of customization
Only a couple of flaws knock the D500 off course.
Though the D500 adds bluetooth for persistent wireless connections.
The companies app for remote shooting is really weak.
And Nikon has perpetually lagged in that area.
So, I don't have high hopes for improvement.
The other disappointment is Live View performance.
It's not bad, it's just not as fast as it should be for the money, and the auto focus isn't great for video.