My D500 shoots 11+ fps

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Greyser Veteran Member • Posts: 6,096
My D500 shoots 11+ fps

I was testing how my new D850 performs with EN-EL18c grip power (supposed to be faster than regular EN-EL15 battery). I got so unexpected preliminary results that I also decided to try my 2-years old D500. I simply shot my tablet with online stopwatch running at highest fps setup with Nikkor 500/5.6 PF wide open.

I did test D500 equipped with two different batteries and two differently branded XQD 64GB cards. Generally speaking, if I calculate how many frames my camera may shoot at the closest to 1 second period of time that is what I got:

  1. 11 frames at 0.982 sec - for Lexar-XQD 64GB card and freshly charged non-Nikon EN-EL15 Green Extreme battery
  2. 11 frames at 0.981 sec - for Lexar-XQD 64GB card and freshly charged Nikon EN-EL15 battery
  3. 11 frames at 0.954 sec - for Sony-XQD 64GB card and freshly charged Nikon EN-EL15 battery

For the longer bursts, if calculated equally for 19 frames of the shortest burst tested the fps. become a bit shorter:

  1. 11fps
  2. 10.6fps
  3. 10fps correspondingly

However, the last 10fps result may be somehow corrupted, because previously  for the same setup 11 frames  required shortest period of time of 0.954 sec. which corresponds to 11.5 fps.

Below is a sample of one the frame what I was shooting:

 Greyser's gear list:Greyser's gear list
Nikon D500 Nikon D850 Sigma 500mm F4 Sport Nikon 500mm F5.6E PF
Nikon D500 Nikon D850
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