Nikon D500 honoured with prestigious EISA Award

The well-received D-SLR since its launch earlier this year is once again a proud recipient for one of the highest European technology and photography honours

New Delhi, 30 August, 2016 – Nikon India, the 100% subsidiary of Nikon Corporation Tokyo, leaders in imaging technology is pleased to share that the Nikon D500, the flagship DX-format D-SLR, is an honoured recipient of the European Prosumer D-SLR Camera 2016-2017 award presented by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA).

 This accolade makes it the third major award the D500 has received this year, the initial two being TIPA Awards 2016 Best APS-C D-SLR Expert award presented by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), and the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016 that was sponsored by Germany's Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen.

“We are extremely thrilled to receive the prestigious EISA Award. Nikon has always been known for delivering the best technological capabilities to customers. At Nikon we continue to set new benchmarks in the world of photography and winning this award testifies not only Nikon’s commitment but also reinstates that Nikon cameras are the best in each category,” said Kazuo Ninomiya, Managing Director, Nikon India Pvt. Ltd. 

“It brings immense delight to be recognized for the design, build and technology for action photography in Nikon D500. Nikon cameras are conceptualized with the most suitable designs to ensure user-friendliness and address all the requirements of both the amateur photographers and enthusiastic professionals,” said Sajjan Kumar, Senior Vice President- Corporate Sales & Strategy, Nikon India Pvt. Ltd.

 Nikon D500 honoured with prestigious EISA Award

·         Summary of EISA comments on the Nikon D500 as the recipient of the European Prosumer D-SLR Camera 2016-2017 award

Nikon’s flagship DX-format digital SLR camera, the D500, which delivers high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 10 fps*1, is perfectly suited for action photography. Its powerful 153-point (99 cross sensors) AF system provides precise subject acquisition, particularly with moving subjects. A newly developed DX-format sensor, with an effective pixel count of 20.9 million pixels, gives superb image quality, and, with a maximum standard sensitivity of ISO 51200, the D500 is especially good for shooting in low light. Build quality and handling are superb with a large, bright viewfinder and tilting rear touchscreen display. The ability to record 4K video and Nikon’s new SnapBridge connectivity rounds off a hugely impressive digital SLR.

  Nikon D500 honoured with prestigious EISA Award

*1 Approximate frame rates for a fully charged EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, using continuous-servo AF, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, and with other settings at default values

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 Nikon D500 honoured with prestigious EISA Award