The Nikon D7500 came out just in April 2017. It is a fresh model from Nikon, a midrange APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) DSLR that gets compared a lot with its predecessors, the Nikon D7200 and the Nikon D500. The Nikon D7500 comes packed with features targeted toward the practical fast action photographer.

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Nikon D7500: Price

The Nikon D7500 is a semi-pro DSLR camera with a 20.9 MP CMOS sensor. A lot of its features are similar to the Nikon D500, including the MP rating and its high-res metering sensor. Their image processors are also very similar (That’s the EXPEED 5 for you.). Finally, like its older brother, the Nikon D7500 is designed for speed, which is why it is recommended for use in fast-action photography.

Nikon D7500: Design

There are a few differences that have so far left quite a lot of Nikon D7000 series fans disappointed, though. For example, the D7500 has no second memory card slot and no “Ai” indexing tab. If you have not been working with DSLRs for a long time, take note that this means the D7500 is restricted in terms of compatibility with old Nikon lenses with manual focus, which is something a lot of photographers have come to love about the D7000s.

Now that you have some perspective as to what we are looking at, here are the features of the Nikon D7500.

One key difference between the Nikon D7500 and its predecessor, though, is that the Nikon D7500 can shoot at an additional 2 fps. 8 fps can give you more than a hundred JPGs. this 8 fps continuous shooting feature can also shoot up to 50 RAWs (14-bit lossless compressed). It is not hard at all to find a DSLR camera that can shoot faster than that, but 8 fps is a very attractive feature in this price range. This is high speed for a low (relatively, that is) price.

Nikon D7500: Body & handling

The Nikon D7500 clearly means business. It comes equipped with 4K video. You can record up to 29:59 of 4K video. That is in UHD/30p and full HD. It allows for recording of uncompressed 8-bit files (4:2:2) to an external recorder while saving to its own memory card. Simply connect the external recorder via HDMI, and you are ready to shoot simultaneously. Of course, there is an option to shoot videos in MP4, which is great if you want something that you can play on your mobile phone without guilt.

However, similar to other Nikon models, the 4K video capability of the Nikon D7500 is limited by its 1.5x crop factor. But it does try to make up for its shortcoming by having a lot of neat filmmaking features that can really enhance your shot.

This sensor is clearly built for fast readout capabilities. Combine this with the 8 fps burst and 4K video, and you get high-speed photography with vibrant colors, razor-sharp outlines, and just an excellent image altogether. This CMOS sensor does not have a low-pass filter, which means you can perfectly balance high image resolution and minimal noise. This is what is behind the incredibly sharp images shot by the Nikon D7500.

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The Nikon D7500 borrows this feature from some of its brothers from the D7000 line, and we think that is wise of Nikon to do. If something works well, then there is no need to replace it. We like Nikon’s AF module because it is so reliable. It is smart and never fails.

The Nikon D7500 gives you the opportunity to modify your aperture settings quietly and easily while recording. This is useful if you are shooting and suddenly notice considerable brightness shifts in your shot.

This is another feature that the Nikon D7500 shares with the D500. This 180K-pixel RGB sensor is a powerful tool that proves very useful for such enhancements as i-TTL, AWB, matrix metering, 3D tracking, and more.

The Nikon D7500 has an awesome ISO range of 100 to 51,200 (100 is really about the lowest you can go nowadays). We like this so much because, for us, a DSLR camera is only as good as its capability to shoot at low light while retaining sharpness and minimizing noise. The ISO range of the Nikon D7500 is expandable to ISO 1,640,000. Talk about versatile.

The tilting monitor of the Nikon D7500 lets you shoot wide angles easily. When using live view, you can release the shutter or focus by touch. This is helpful for low-angle macro shots.

With this kind of feature, the images displayed by the Nikon D7500 on its viewfinder are as close to the real thing as possible. This is another feature you will like if you often shoot in low-light settings. The rendition is bright and clear.

Nikon D7500: 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 sensor
  • In-camera batch Raw processing
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Nikon D7500: Rivals

Nikon D7500Nikon D500Nikon D7200Canon 80DSony a6500
Sensor resolution21MP21MP24MP24MP24MP
AF points511535145425
Metering sensor180k pixel RGB sensor180k pixel RGB sensor2,016 pixel RGB sensor7560 pixel RGB+IR sensorSame as imaging
Burst rate8 fps10 fps6 fps7 fps11 fps
Display3.2″ tilting 922k-dot3.2″ tilting 2.36M-dot3.2″ fixed 1.2M-dot3″ articulating
3″ tilting
Touch sensitive?YesYesNoYesYes
Max HD video1080/60p w/ no crop1080/60p w/ no crop1080/60p w/ 1.3x crop1080/60p w/ no crop108060p w/ no crop,
1080/120p w/ 1.14x crop
4K videoUHD/30p w/ 1.5x cropUHD/30p w/ 1.5x cropn/an/aUHD/30p
w/no crop
# of card slots12211
ConnectivityWi-Fi, BluetoothWi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFCWi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFCWi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFCWi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
Battery life950 shots1240 shots1110 shots960 shots350 shots
Weight720 g860 g765 g730 g453 g

Nikon D7500: Conclusion

We think the grip is always important in a DSLR camera, considering how often we have to hold it up and remain very still as we wait for the perfect shot. The Nikon D7500 has a deep grip. It is comfortable to hold and reduces the likelihood of fatigue.

Nikon upped the ante with their weather sealing feature on the Nikon D7500. They made it stronger, thereby further establishing the Nikon D7500 as an ideal gadget for high-speed photography enthusiasts.

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