The Nikon D500 Does 4K Video

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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
  • $1,999.99

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.