Product Comparison: Nikon D500 vs Nikon D750

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General Specifications
About the Product
D500 body is a compact powerhouse fusing the highest performance of Nikon's professional D5 with the unique agility of the DX format. Portable and powerful, the D500 will galvanize the way you shoot stills and video.
Offering exceptional versatility to empower photographic instincts, the Nikon D750 is a true professional. This full-frame 24.3 megapixel powerhouse, packs a high performance specification into an exceptionally small and light body for an FX format camera, providing superior mobility and agility.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
20.9 MP
24.3 MP
Sensor Type
Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex
Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex
Size & Weight
4.6 in.
4.5 in.
5.8 in.
5.6 in.
3.2 in.
3.1 in.
26.9 oz.
26.5 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Nikon D500 Body Single-Lens Reflex Digital Camera-Black
  • A true advantage of D500 is its many similar functions with D5, but smaller size/weight and much cheaper than D5.
  • Personally I like the larger size in most cases - it leads to a larger hand grip which makes it significantly nicer to use for long durations, vs smaller DSLRs.
  • It's also not particularly heavy, despite its size, which is nice.
  • I love the size and weight. The image quality is excellent. I could care less it is an APS-C sensor. Some will disagree.
  • This is Nikon's best ever DX camera, but it is big, heavy and relatively expensive.
Nikon D750
  • Good size for a Full frame camera. Also one of the best still cameras you can buy.
  • I like the size, weight, feel, comfort, quality and just about everything else in this camera.
  • Light, fast fps, good size buffer, good ISO, double SD cards, Wi-Fi, tilt screen, and amazing autofocus.
  • The camera itself tis light weight, takes beautiful pictures, focusses very well and the low light functionality is superb!
  • The D750 is a very small full-frame DSLR but it's still a big, heavy camera by any other standard.
ISO Settings
Auto: 100-51200, Extended: 50-1640000
Auto: 100 - 12800, Extended: 50-51200
Burst Mode
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Face Detection
Image File Format(s)
What customers say about "Imaging"
Nikon D500 Body Single-Lens Reflex Digital Camera-Black
  • ISO range is incredible, the low-light performance really justifies the price and when shot in RAW you can pull a hell of a lot of data back from shadows and highlights.
  • Tons of focus points, the highest ever on crop framed sensor from Nikon. It's the same focus system as the flagship D5 which should speak leaps and bounds for its performance.
  • RAPID shooting in a row, even faster with more expensive memory formats.
  • Simply stunning low-light pictures. I took the plunge to upgrade my D300 to the D500. It's costly, but the kids really didn't need to eat for a couple of weeks.
  • The sensitivity to light is poorer and the grain from shooting higher ISOs is more pronounced.
Nikon D750
  • The freedom to go to ISO 3200, even 6400 and get clean images is amazing.
  • I benefit mainly from exposing a high contrast scene to avoid clipping the highlights and then bringing up the shadows - effectively having the shadows at higher ISO.
  • The lack of noise is apparent in pictures shot at ISO 5000 and is less than that at 800 with the D7000.
  • This is a fantastic camera, light but feels substantial and has excellent IQ and high ISO performance.
  • The focus, low light, speed, everything about this camera is just amazing. I'm amazed at the low-light quality quality.
Display Type
Screen Size
3.2 in.
3.2 in.
Screen Resolution
2359000 dots
1229000 dots
Touch Screen
Vari-angle Display
What customers say about "Display"
Nikon D500 Body Single-Lens Reflex Digital Camera-Black
  • Pull out screen is useful for trickier up high or down low angles.
  • The Articulating display is another welcome addition. The relocation of the ISO button is great but it seems to me that they have removed the Easy ISO capability.
  • The LCD screen resolution is nice and bright and clear, and the viewfinder is very nice.
  • Robust build quality, menus familiar to Nikon shooters, and the flippy screen is more useful than you can imagine until you use one.
  • The touch screen LCD is great, but I was surprised to find that it's not "always" touch-sensitive. For example, navigating the settings menus is not touch-enabled at all.
Nikon D750
  • Viewfinder also has a big rubber guard and a diopter knob; it’s easy enough to use with my eyeglasses.
  • The articulating back display is a real plus. I was able to rotate the display up and using live view, get down low right within inches of the surface of a lake to get some great pictures.
  • The tilting LCD display is very handy. It locks into place firmly, so doesn't appear to be particularly vulnerable in normal use.
  • I had to purchase a separate protective screen for the LCD back display. This should have came with the unit in my opinion.
  • Touch screen, this is very important not for the menus only but for touch to focus. But unfortunately this is not a touch screen.
Water Resistant
Shock Resistant
Panorama Mode
Shooting Modes
Aperture Priority, Manual exposure, Program, Shutter Priority, Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard
Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual exposure, Program, Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard
White Balance Modes
Auto, Color Temperature, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Incandescent, Preset manual, Fluorescent (7 types)
Auto, Color Temperature, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, Fluorescent (7 types), Preset manual
Shutter Speeds
30 - 1/8000
30 - 1/4000
What customers say about "Features"
Nikon D500 Body Single-Lens Reflex Digital Camera-Black
  • Inbuilt focus motor which can be used to add focusing to older lens that don't have an inbuilt motor.
  • The build is pretty much the same as any other Nikon except the area around the shutter grip has been refined which is better in the hand.
  • It has a shutter and exposure lock and a nice amount of AF points, which would solve those two problems. Well, I'm mighty glad I did.
  • The shutter speed and burst mode are big selling points, the best thing for me is the auto-ISO and low grain at high ISO.
  • I like the color rendering of the d750 more than the d500 in most cases. The d750 is more warm in color, while the d500 is more neutral.
Nikon D750
  • ISO control can now be driven from the top plate (about time Nikon) and the auto ISO feature is excellent.
  • Auto white balance works surprisingly well. Skin tones look nice and so does everything else.
  • The controls are easy to manage and the shutter is quiet and smooth.
  • I use fill in flash and i've uncovered an issue with this camera where on auto white balance the camera will switch to the 'flash white balance' setting which causes yellow skin tones.
  • The shutter is a bit loud and the quiet mode isn't really any quieter but I have a couple of Fuji camera for when I need to be silent.
PictBridge Enabled
NFC Enabled
Integrated GPS
10-pin RemoteTerminal, HDMI Type C, 3.5mm jack, USB 3.0 (Micro-B)
HDMI Type C, 3.5mm jack, Hi-Speed USB
Number Of Memory Card Slots
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Nikon D500 Body Single-Lens Reflex Digital Camera-Black
  • Wifi connects to your phone making it easy to upload content.
  • It can connect to an Android device via SnapBridge but it requires BT, so you can't connect to it as a genuine IP device.
  • The d500 comes with wifi and nfc included, which is great if you want to be able to quickly transfer your photos to your phone.
  • Wifi app can be funky sometimes and can take a while to connect.
  • It won't connect with your iOS device or because it's not a FX body, than keep it to yourself. People want true reviews, not crybaby reviews over non-issues.
Nikon D750
  • Wi-Fi feature really useful and fun, you can connect your smartphone to your camera and share the photos with your friends, also you can control the camera from the app.
  • D750 can also output uncompressed footage via an HDMI connection to allow high-quality recording to an external device.
  • Wifi connects to your phone and allows you to use as a shutter release, you can even change the zoom.
  • WIFI is limited to Nikon remote apps on smart devices only so isn't what your really think. If you want true WIFI connectivity you still needs to get an adapter.
  • The built in Wifi operation seems flaky. It would constantly time out on me and lose connection with my IPhone. Hopefully this can be corrected with a future firmware update.
Battery Model
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15
Battery Life
1240 frames
1230 frames
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
1499.95 $
1499.95 $

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