Nikon Announces 20.9 Megapixel Nikon D7500

Nikon D7500Product Summary

  • Model name: Nikon D7500
  • Release Date: April 12, 2017
  • Focus Type: Autofocus
  • Format : APS-C
  • Mounts: Nikon F
  • Availability: Summer 2017
  • Price: $1,249.95
  • Purchase options: Adorama | B&H | Amazon

Key features

  • 20.9 MP DX-format sensor like Nikon D500
  • High Performance EXPEED 5 Image Processor
  • 51-point AF system with 15 cross-type sensors working in -3 EV
  • 180K-pixel RGB metering sensor
  • 8 fps for app. 50 frames in 14-bit lossless compressed RAW
  • ISO 100-51200 extendable up to ISO 1,640,000
  • 3.2” 922K dot Tilt screen with touch controls
  • 4K/UHD 30p Video recording in Mov or Mp4 format
  • Smaller body than Nikon D500 & Nikon D7200
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for easy connectivity

Enthusiasts are a distinct type of photographer, who go to great lengths in the relentless pursuit of the perfect capture. It is for this user that Nikon Inc. announced the D7500 today, an advanced-level DX-format DSLR that provides a robust yet lightweight camera with powerful performance and premium features. Using the same 20.9-megapixel image sensor, processor and wide ISO range as the D500, Nikon’s flagship DX-format DSLR, the D7500 incorporates an exceptional combination of stunning image quality, impressive speed, astounding low-light ability and 4K UHD video capture, yet remains within reach for a diverse array of image makers and creators.

“The Nikon D7500 was engineered to be as versatile as the photographer using it, and excels whether shooting fast-action sports, stunning low-light landscapes, distant wildlife, glamorous portraits or multimedia content,” said Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “This is a camera for the photographers who are serious about their passion, infatuated with the next frame and above all else, want speed, small size and an excellent value.”

Balance Image Quality and Low-Light Performance
The new D7500 features Nikon’s latest 20.9-megapixel DX-format imaging sensor and EXPEED 5 processing engine, the same high-performance heart of the Nikon D500. Designed to excel in a wide array of shooting conditions, the D7500 eliminates the optical low-pass filter (OLPF) for maximum sharpness and clarity, with the class-leading dynamic range flexibility that is a hallmark of Nikon DSLRs. The compact DX-format form factor also gives photographers extended focal length reach that is an advantage for sports and wildlife photography, especially when coupled with the vast selection of available NIKKOR lenses.

Whether shooting a landscape at dawn or sports under indoor lights, the D7500 affords the latitude of low-light capability to consistently nail the shot, time and time again. Even in the most challenging light, users can capture images with minimal noise, thanks to a native ISO range that spans from 100-51,200, and an expanded ISO range up to an astonishing 1.64 million equivalent. Those same stellar image quality and low noise virtues also apply to those shooting video, whether it’s a 4K UHD production or a mesmerizing astro time-lapse of the night sky.

Nikon D7500

Focus with Precision, Capture with Confidence
The Nikon D7500 DSLR gives photographers many new premium features and advanced Nikon technologies to help create incredible images and video:

  • The D7500 is fast enough to keep pace with the quickest athletes or animals; capable of shooting at up to 8 frames-per-second (fps) with full AF/AE, with an expanded buffer of up to 50 RAW/NEF (14-bit lossless compressed) or 100 JPEG images.
  • Nikon’s proven 51-point AF system covers a large portion of the frame. A Group-Area AF function has been added, which is a preferred focus mode for those shooting fast action.
  • The slim, tilting 3.2” 922K-dot touchscreen LCD can be used to easily control, compose and play back, even while mounted to a tripod. The menus can also be easily navigated using the touchscreen function.
  • Like the Nikon D5 and D500, the 180K RGB Metering system is used with the Advanced Scene Recognition System to help ensure balanced exposures and fantastic color rendition in nearly any shooting situation.
  • Lightweight DX form factor allows for an agile, comfortable body with deep grip and comprehensive weather sealing. The monocoque body is durable and approximately 5% lighter than the D7200 and 16% lighter than the D500.
  • Shoot all day and well into the night with up to approximately 950 shots per charge (CIPA standard).
  • Like the D500 and D5, the Auto AF Fine Tune feature when in Live View allows users to automatically calibrate autofocus with specific lenses if needed.
  • Through the Retouch menu, users can access an in-camera Batch Process RAW Converter that can handle multiple images to optimize workflow.
  • The camera’s pop-up flash can act as a Commander for remote Speedlights, while the camera is also optimized to function with line-of-sight using SB-500, SB-700 and SB-5000. It can even support the radio frequency control system of the SB-5000 when using the optional WR-R10 accessory.
  • New Auto Picture Control function analyzes the picture scene and automatically generates a tone curve within the camera.
  • Images can automatically be downloaded to a compatible smartphone, and the camera can also be triggered remotely using Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

Nikon D7500

Nikon D7500

Multimedia Capabilities for Creators
The Nikon D7500 adds in a diverse array of advanced features for multimedia content creators, including 4K UHD (3840 × 2160/30p) video capture and the ability to produce awe-inspiring 4K UHD time-lapse movies in-camera. Video files can be stored as either MOV files or as MP4 files, for greater flexibility and easier playback on a wide range of devices. Like the D500, the D7500 offers 3-axis built-in e-VR image stabilization when shooting 1080p Full HD video, and can be easily focused using the rear touchscreen function.

For the advanced videographer, the D7500 offers simultaneous 4K UHD output to card and uncompressed via HDMI, as well as a headphone and microphone jack for pro-level audio recording and monitoring. To allow for smooth exposure adjustments, the camera also supports power aperture for smooth and step-less depth-of-field transitions while users can also keep highlights in-check using visible zebra stripes in live-view mode.

Nikon D7500

Nikon D7500

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Nikon D7500

Nikon D7500

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Nikon D7500

Nikon D7500

Nikon D7500

Nikon D7500

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Specification

TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mountNikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of viewNikon DX format; focal length in 35 mm [135] format equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Image sensorDX, CMOS, 23.5 mm x 15.7 mm
Total pixels21.51 million
Dust-reduction systemImage sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Effective pixels20.9 million
Image size (pixels)DX (24 x 16) image area, (L) 5568 x 3712 (20.6 million), (M) 4176 x 2784 (11.6 million), (S) 2784 x 1856 (5.1 million);
1.3x (18 x 12) image area, (L) 4272 x 2848 (12.1 million), (M) 3200 x 2136 (6.8 million), (S) 2128 x 1424 (3 million);
Photographs with image area of DX taken during movie recording, (L) 5568 x 3128 (17.4 million), (M) 4176 x 2344 (9.7 million), (S) 2784 x 1560 (4.3 million);
Photographs with image area of 1.3X taken during movie recording, (L) 4272 x 2400 (10.2 million), (M) 3200 x 1800 (5.7 million), (S) 2128 x 1192 (2.5 million);
Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160 (8.2 million)
Storage file formatsNEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed or compressed, JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression; optimal quality compression available, NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control SystemAuto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Storage mediaSD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)
File systemDCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, PictBridge
ViewfinderEye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverageDX (24 x 16) image area: Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical, 1.3x (18 x 12) image area: Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
MagnificationApprox. 0.94x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint18.5 mm (–1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment-2 to +1 m-1
Focusing screenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirrorQuick return
Lens apertureInstant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lensesCompatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and AI-P NIKKOR lenses and non-CPU AI lenses (M mode only). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses can not be used. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center 1 focus point with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster).
Shutter typeElectronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter available in mirror up release mode
Shutter speed1/8000 to 30 s, in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time, X250
Flash sync speedX = 1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)
Release modeS (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), QC (quiet continuous shutter-release), Self-timer, MUP (mirror up)
Frame advance rateUp to 8 fps;
• CL: 1 to 7 fps;
• CH: 8 fps;
Note: Frame rates assume continuous-servo AF, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, Release selected for Custom Setting a1 (AF-C priority selection), and other settings at default values.
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Remote control modesDelayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up
Exposure meteringTTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels
Metering methodMatrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses) Center-weighted: Weight of approximately 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10, or 13 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 8-mm circle) Spot: Meters circle with diameter of about 3.5 mm (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used) Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses
Metering range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
Exposure meter couplingCPU
ModeAuto modes (auto; auto, flash off); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food); special effects modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); U1 (user settings 1); U2 (user settings 2)
Exposure compensationCan be adjusted by –5 to +5 EV, in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, in P, S, A, M, SCENE, and EFFECTS modes
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at detected value
ISO sensitivityISO 100 to 51200, in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 EV (ISO 1640000 equivalent) above ISO 51200; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-LightingCan be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
AutofocusNikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors; f/8 supported by 1 sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range–3 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servoContinuous-servo AF (AF-C), Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status, Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus points51, Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
AF-area modeSingle-point AF; 9-, 21-, or 51-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF
Focus lockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flashAuto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide NumberApprox. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Flash controlTTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels is available with built-in flash; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash modesAuto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Flash compensation-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicatorLights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoeISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting Systemi-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, AF-assist for multi-area AF
Sync terminalAS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balanceAuto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), all with fine-tuning
Bracketing typesExposure, Flash, White balance, ADL
Live View – ModesPhoto live view, Movie live view
Live view – lens servoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (M)
Live view – AF-area modeFace-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF
Live view – autofocusContrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie – meteringTTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie – metering methodMatrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Movie – frame size (pixels) and frame rate3840 x 2160 (4K UHD): 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p; 1920 x 1080: 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p; 1280 x 720: 60p, 50p. Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; high quality available at all frame sizes, normal quality available at all sizes except 3840 x 2160
Movie – file formatMOV, MP4
Movie – video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie – audio recording formatLinear PCM, AAC
Movie – audio recording deviceBuilt-in stereo or external microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Movie – ISO sensitivityMode M: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 5) available with selectable upper limit; manual selection (ISO 100 to 51200 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 EV (ISO 1640000 equivalent) above ISO 51200 Modes P, S, and A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 5) with selectable upper limit Night vision (EFFECT) mode: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 5) Other modes: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 12800)
Other optionsIndex marking, time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction
Monitor8 cm (3.2–in.) diagonal; tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, manual monitor brightness control, and an eye-sensor controlling display on/off; Approx. 922k-dot, (VGA)
PlaybackFull-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, picture rating, and auto image rotation
USBHi-Speed USB, with Micro-B connector; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI outputType C HDMI connector
Audio inputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio outputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Accessory terminal(s)Wireless remote controllers: WR-1, WR-R10 (available separately). Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately). GPS unit: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standardsIEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g. Maximum output power: 8.4 dBm (EIRP)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency2412 to 2462 MHz (channels 1 to 11)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) securityAuthentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Bluetooth standardsBluetooth Specification Version 4.1; Range (line of sight): Approximately 10 m (32 ft) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles
Supported languagesArabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
BatteryOne EN-EL15a rechargeable Li-ion battery
AC adapterEH-5c AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket1/4–in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 135.5 x 104 x 72.5 mm (5.4 x 4.1 x 2.9 in.)
WeightApprox. 720 g (1 lb 9.4 oz), with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 640 g (1 lb 6.6 oz; camera body only)
Operating environment – temperatureTemperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating environment – humidity85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessoriesDK-28 Rubber Eyecup, BF-1B Body Cap, EN-EL15a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery with terminal cover, MH-25a Battery Charger (comes with either an AC wall adapter or power cable of a type and shape that varies with the country or region of sale), DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, AN-DC3 BK Strap, E20 USB Cable