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

Nikon D7500

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Nikon D7500

Nikon D7500

Nikon D7500

Nikon D7500

Nikon D7500

Nikon D7500

Nikon D7500

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Specification

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of view Nikon DX format; focal length in 35 mm [135] format equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Image sensor DX, CMOS, 23.5 mm x 15.7 mm
Total pixels 21.51 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Effective pixels 20.9 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 formats NEF (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 System Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Storage media SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)
File system DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage DX (24 x 16) image area: Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical, 1.3x (18 x 12) image area: Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.94x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint 18.5 mm (–1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -2 to +1 m-1
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirror Quick return
Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses Compatible 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 type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter available in mirror up release mode
Shutter speed 1/8000 to 30 s, in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time, X250
Flash sync speed X = 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 mode S (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 rate Up 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-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Remote control modes Delayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up
Exposure metering TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels
Metering method Matrix: 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 coupling CPU
Mode Auto 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 compensation Can 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 lock Luminosity locked at detected value
ISO sensitivity ISO 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-Lighting Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Autofocus Nikon 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 servo Continuous-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 points 51, Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
AF-area mode Single-point AF; 9-, 21-, or 51-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flash Auto, 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 Number Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Flash control TTL: 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 modes Auto, 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 indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System i-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 terminal AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balance Auto (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 types Exposure, Flash, White balance, ADL
Live View – Modes Photo live view, Movie live view
Live view – lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (M)
Live view – AF-area mode Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF
Live view – autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie – metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie – metering method Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Movie – frame size (pixels) and frame rate 3840 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 format MOV, MP4
Movie – video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie – audio recording format Linear PCM, AAC
Movie – audio recording device Built-in stereo or external microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Movie – ISO sensitivity Mode 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 options Index marking, time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction
Monitor 8 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)
Playback Full-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
USB Hi-Speed USB, with Micro-B connector; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output Type C HDMI connector
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output Stereo 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) standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g. Maximum output power: 8.4 dBm (EIRP)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency 2412 to 2462 MHz (channels 1 to 11)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Bluetooth standards Bluetooth 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 languages Arabic, 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
Battery One EN-EL15a rechargeable Li-ion battery
AC adapter EH-5c AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4–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.)
Weight Approx. 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 – temperature Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating environment – humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories DK-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

 

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