Nikon D7500 Camera

Nikon D7500

Nikon D7500 comes with the change of sensor. While both the D7100 and D7200 sported 24 MP chips as for that matter, did the entry-level D3400 and D5600. Here Nikon has opted to use the slightly lower-resolution 20.9 MP sensor from the D500 which as in that camera is teamed with Nikon’s EXPEED 5 image processor.


Omitting the low-pass filter as on the D500 has enabled Nikon to eke out that bit more detail from the 20.9 MP sensor. While it may seem quite a sacrifice to lose almost 4 MP compared to the D7200’s 24.2 MP. The minor drop in resolution does have advantages particularly when it comes to sensitivity.

The D7500’s 100-51,200 standard offers an extra stop of flexibility compared to the D7200’s ISO range of 100-25,600.  It’s the expanded range that impresses. While the upper ceiling is a staggering ISO 1,640,000, there’s a low setting of ISO 50. These upper sensitivities are likely to be pretty much unusable. This is true but the benefits will be felt further down the sensitivity range. If the new camera performs such as the D500 it should impress in this regard.


The D7500 has a 3.2-inch tilt-angle touchscreen display with a 922,000-dot resolution while both the D7100 and D7200 sported 3.2-inch displays that sat flush with the camera body. The D500 has a 2,359,000-dot resolution.  There’s also an eye-level pentaprism optical viewfinder that offers 100% coverage.

We aren’t able to properly see 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) video capture arrive on the D7500 at 30, 25 and 24 p for up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds. There are lower-resolution video modes as usual and Full HD footage can be shot in 60 p for slow-motion playback. Additionally, 4 K UHD timelapse movies can be created in camera. There’s electronic Vibration Reduction to reduce the impact of camera shake when shooting movies hand-held.

The D7500 also offers simultaneous 4 K UHD output to card and uncompressed via HDMI as well as a headphone and microphone jack for pro-level audio recording and monitoring.


The D7500 only features a single SD card slot, not two, as on the D7200 speaking of cards which will no doubt be a disappointment for some potential buyers.

The D7500 sports Nikon’s SnapBridge technology as we’ve seen with the D500, D3400 and D5600. Enabling the camera to stay permanently linked to a smart device over a low-power Bluetooth connection or via Wi-Fi. After the initial connection has been made images can be transferred automatically to your phone whenever you shoot.The Nikon D7500 SLR inherits many of the features of the flagship D500 and is available for a lot less money.


  • APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 922,000 dots
  • 20.9MP
  • 4K video capture
  • 3.2-inch tilt-angle touchscreen


  • 20.9 MP APS-C image sensor
  • 8fps continuous shooting
  • 50-shot Raw
  • 51-point autofocus system
  • 100-shot JPG buffer
  • Tilting touch LCD
  • Weather-sealed body
  • SnapBridge Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
  • 4K video capture


  • 4K video is cropped
  • Only one memory card slot
  • Autofocus system not as robust as D500
Comparative specifications
  Nikon D500 Nikon D7200 Nikon D7500
Sensor effective resolution 20.9MP CMOS 24.2MP CMOS 20.9MP CMOS
Sensor size 23.5 x 15.7 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Focal-length multiplier 1.5x 1.5x 1.5x
OLPF Yes No No
Sensitivity range ISO 50 (exp)/ISO 100 – ISO 51200/ISO 1,640,000 (exp) ISO 100 – ISO 25600
(up to ISO 102,400 in black and white)
ISO 50 (exp)/ISO 100 – ISO 51200/ISO 1,640,000 (exp)
Burst shooting 10fps
unlimited JPEG/79 raw
100 JPEG (Normal quality)/27 raw (12-bit)
100 JPEG/50 raw
(mag/ effective mag)
100% coverage
100% coverage
0.94x/0.63 x
100% coverage
0.94x/0.63 x
Hot Shoe Yes Yes Yes
Autofocus 153-point
99 cross-type
(15 cross-type to f8)
Multi-CAM 20K
51-point phase-detection AF
15 cross-type
center to f8
51-point phase-detection AF
15 cross-type
center to f8
AF sensitivity -4 – 20 EV -3 – 19 EV -3 – 19 EV
Shutter speed 1/8,000 to 30 secs bulb; 1/250 sec x-sync (1/8,000 sec x-sync with FP shutter) 1/8,000 to 30 secs; bulb; 1/250 sec x-sync, 1/320 sec x-sync at reduced flash output, 1/8000 sec FP x-sync 1/8,000 to 30 secs; bulb; 1/250 sec x-sync, 1/320 sec x-sync at reduced flash output, 1/8000 sec FP x-sync
Shutter durability 200,000 cycles 150,000 cycles 150,000 cycles
Metering 180,000-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering III 2,016-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II 180,000-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering III
Metering sensitivity -3 – 20 EV 0 – 20 EV 0 – 20 EV
Best video H.264 QuickTime MOV 4K UHD/30p, 25p, 24p H.264 QuickTime MOV
1080/60p, 50p @ 1.3x crop; 1080/30p, 25p, 24p
H.264 QuickTime MOV 4K UHD/30p, 25p, 24p
Audio stereo; mic input; headphone jack Stereo, mic input, headphones Stereo, mic input, headphones
Manual aperture and shutter in video Yes Yes Yes
Maximum best-quality recording time per clip 4GB/29:59 mins @ 144 Mbps 10 mins 29:59 mins
Clean HDMI out Yes Yes Yes
IS Optical Optical Optical, electronic with HD video
Display 3.2 in/8 cm
Tilting touchscreen
2.4 million dots
3.2 in/8 cm
921,600 dots
3.2 in/8 cm
Titling touchscreen
921,600 dots
Memory slots 1 x SD, 1x XQD 2 x SDXC 1 x SDXC
Wireless connection Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC NFC, Wi-fi Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Flash No Yes Yes
Wireless flash Yes Yes Yes
Battery life (CIPA rating) 1,240 shots
(1,900 mAh)
1,100 shots
(1,900 mAh)
950 shots
(1,900 mAh)
Size (WHD) 5.8 x 4.6 x 3.2 in
147 x 115 x 81 mm
5.3 x 4.2 x 3.0 in
135.5 x 106.5 x 76 mm
5.4 x 4.1 x 2.9 in
136 x 104 x 73 mm
Body operating weight 30.3 oz
848 g
26.9 oz
762 g
22.6 oz (est.)
640g (est.)
Mfr. price (body only) $2,000
Primary kit $2,600
(with 16-80mm lens)
(with 18-140mm lens)
(with 18-105mm lens)
(with 18-140mm lens)
Alternate kit n/a n/a n/a
Release date March 2016 April 2015 Summer 2017

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