Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500
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Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500

The bright viewfinder provides 100% coverage at 1.0x magnification and is a good match for the new 153-point AF system. In fact, it's the same AF system that you'll find on the D5. Since the AF system was developed for a full frame camera it provides coverage that extends almost to the edges of the frame. Of those 153 AF points, 99 are cross-type for enhanced performance with challenging subjects and lighting. 

Another feature Nikon added to the camera (which we really want to test when we get hold of a production sample) is 'Auto AF Fine-Tune.' It's designed to use the live-view image on the sensor to auto calibrate the phase detect autofocus system for any particular lens. We've been looking forward to this type of feature for years since in theory should greatly ease the process of micro-adjusting lenses.