The Nikon D500 (the long awaited follow-up to the Nikon D300) is a welcome surprise. We knew that the very expensive full-frame Nikon D5 (also just announced) would have 4K video but the D500 caught us off guard.
What we know:
- 20.9MP Sensor (DX-format)
- 3.2″ tilting LCD screen
- EXPEED 5 Processor
- 4K at 30/25/24P
- Max ISO of 51,200
- 4:2:2 8 bit via HDMI out
- Mic input
The 4K shooting mode has a significant crop to it and does not give you the full width of the sensor. Great if you are a wildlife videography but not ideal for most people. 4K is also limited to 3 minutes!
Historically Nikon hasn’t done great in the video department until recently where it had a few bodies that did better than expected. Let’s hope they continued this trend.
We will post some video samples as soon as we have them.