DxOMark has just tested the new Nikon D500 APS-C flagship DSLR camera. From the test result, the D500 sensor scored 83, lower than other Nikon APS-C DSLR cameras: D7200, D5500, D5200, D7100, but better than 7D Mark II, D300s. See the test result below:
Nikon D500 Vs. D7200 Vs. D300s:
Nikon D500 Vs. 7D Mark II Vs. a77 II:
Detractors might cite the D500’s lower pixel count over the Nikon D7200 as a step backwards, however, the new 20.9-Mpix sensor has enabled a phenomenal 10 fps maximum capture rate along with a decent-size 200 RAW (14-bit lossless) frame buffer — one of the main weaknesses of the D7200. Sensor performance is a real highlight, with excellent dynamic range at both low and high ISOs, and with noise levels that are not only on par with the D7200, but lower than the two main rivals. As a camera for sports and wildlife, the Nikon D500 is a solid choice, and although it is one of the most expensive crop cameras on the market today, it is also one of the most capable.