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The Nikon D500 is the best Nikon DSLR camera
Credit: Reviewed / Kyle Looney

The Nikon D500 is the best Nikon DLSR we tested.

Best Overall
Nikon D500

Nikon's best-ever APS-C DSLR might be the best crop-sensor camera we've ever tested. With 4K video shooting, plenty of advanced features, and 10 FPS continuous bursts, Nikon's pulled out the stops in the D500, making this an exceptional pro DSLR. If you need speed (whether that's AF or burst speed), the D500 delivers for less than a third the price of the flagship D5. Read our full review of the Nikon D500.


  • 10-fps burst shooting

  • Weathersealed

  • 4K video


  • None that we could find

Other Nikon DSLR Cameras We Tested

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Nikon D810

For stills photographers who want a dependable, powerful, flexible camera, it's difficult to beat the D810. It takes incredible shots, works with almost any Nikon lens from the past 50 years, and is fast enough for all but the most demanding news and sports work. It's a superb camera in every way, and one of the best Nikon DSLRs we've tested. If you're looking to step up your skills, the D810 should be on your radar. Read our full review of the Nikon D810.


  • Works with a wide variety of Nikon lenses

  • High-speed shooting capabilities


  • None that we could find

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Nikon D4S

The Nikon D4, launched back in 2012, was a revolutionary camera that combined fast burst shooting, superb ergonomics and control, and professional video options. As it has done with previous generations of pro DSLRs, Nikon followed it up with a subtle refresh, this time touting greater dynamic range, improved continuous shooting speed with autofocus, and a ludicrous top ISO of 409,600. Read our full review of the Nikon D4S..


  • Superb dynamic range and shooting speeds

  • Great autofocus and similar features

  • ISO setting of 409,600


  • None that we could find

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Nikon D7200

With weather sealing, a built-in autofocus motor, and some nifty video and timelapse features, the D7200 is built with sports, wildlife, and even amateur prosumer photographers in mind. It may sit in a weird middle spot in Nikon's lineup, since it's around the same price as the full-frame D610, but for sports and wildlife photographers who don't need full-frame and want weather-sealing, the D7200 is a great choice. Read our full review of the Nikon D7200.

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