Nikon D7500 Full Review

Nikon D7500 Full Review

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The Nikon D7500 features the 20.9 megapixel APS-C (DX) sensor from the Nikon D500 and offers 8fps continuous shooting, a 51-point AF system, 4K UHD video recording, and a tilting 3.2inch touch-screen. The camera is priced at $1299 body only, or $1599 with the 18-140mm lens, and sits above the D7200, which will remain on the market.

The Nikon D7500 offers the 20.9 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor from the Nikon D500, but at a more affordable price point, and should offer the same image quality, due to using the same EXPEED 5 image processor. The ISO range goes from ISO100 to ISO51200 natively, and extends to a low ISO of ISO50, and goes all the way up to ISO1,640,000 (Hi 5).

The D7500 offers 8fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking. A new AF system features 51 AF points, as well as group area settings, plus Auto AF fine tune as seen on the D500. There is also advanced scene recognition.

2 Years since the Nikon D7200, a lot has changed in this time, with things like 4K video, and Wi-Fi becoming a requirement for high-end cameras.

Key features:

  • 20.9MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 51-point phase detect AF
  • 8 fps burst for 100+ JPEGS or 50 Raws
  • 180k-pixel RGB sensor for metering and subject recognition 
  • 3.2″ tilting touchscreen LCD
  • Deeper grip
  • Weather-sealing
  • 4K (UHD) video from 1.5x crop of sensor
  • In-camera batch Raw processing
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Externally, not much has changed about the D7500’s designed compared to its predecessor. The D7500 maintains its position as a compact yet capable twin dial DSLR geared toward enthusiasts. 4K video has been added, but like most current Nikon cameras, it comes with limitations including a 1.5x crop factor. The addition of a tilting touchscreen screen, deeper grip and beefed-up sealing are all welcomed improvements, though.

What it loses compared with D7200

While the D7500 makes some gains over its predecessor, it loses some things as well. Prior to the D500’s release, the D7200 sat pretty as the brand’s flagship APS-C. But now that the D500 is top dog, Nikon had to differentiate the two cameras. As a result, the D7500 loses its second memory card slot as well as its ‘Ai’ indexing tab, limiting its compatibility with older, manual focus Nikon lenses (all previous D7000-series cameras had this).

In addition, Nikon has no plans to launch a vertical grip for the camera and the body of the D7500 reveals no electric contacts for such a grip.

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Misconceptions: D7500 vs D7200

There are a few understandable misconceptions made when comparing the D7500 to its beloved predecessor. The first is sensor resolution. Yes, the D7500 has a sensor that is 3MP less resolution than the D7200. No, that does not matter. The sensor in the D7500 is borrowed from the D500 and built for fast readout speeds, something that contributes to its 8 fps burst and 4K video. It also offers excellent image quality.

The next misconception is regarding LCD resolution: The D7200’s 1.2M-dot display is the same resolution as the D7500’s updated 922k-dot display. Both are 640 x 480. And despite the D7500’s reduction in dots, its LCD actually appears a tad crisper than that of the D7200.

Kits and pricing

The Nikon D7500 will be available in the USA, body-only for $1249, and $1749 with a 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, you can Contact

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