Nikon D7500: First look and key specifications

12 April 2017 | Category: Stills

Nikon D7500: First look and key specifications


Our friends over at have checked out Nikon’s latest release the Nikon D7500. 

The Nikon D7500 camera is an update to the Nikon D7200, but at present won’t replace that model, rather sitting alongside with the D7200 remaining as the more affordable option. That places the D7500 between the D7200 and D500 with Nikon stating “the D7500 is the sister camera to the D500.” Checking through the specifications of the D7500 and the background to this comment is instantly apparent. For starters, the Nikon D7500 shares the same sensor and processing engine as the D500. That sensor is the 20.9 million pixel DX-format CMOS and as with the D500, it will be coupled with the EXPEED 5 processing engine. Low light sensitivity increases over the D7200 from a native range of ISO 100-25600 to ISO 100 to 51,200 and the new extended range takes the ISO all the way up to 1,640,000, matching the D500 and very impressive for a mid-range camera. 

Nikon has looked carefully at the metering accuracy and the RGB sensor increases to a pixel count of 180k. However, the number of AF points remains at 51 and these are claimed to be accurate down to -3EV. Those who are looking for a fast shooter will be pleased to hear that the D7500 will be capable of shooting in bursts of 8fps with AF/AE tracking.

On the back is 3.2-inch tilting touch-screen and that enables you to use touch focus as well as activate the shutter release while in Live View mode. If you prefer to use the viewfinder then this has 100% frame coverage for a nice bright view of your shot.

Nikon D7500 Video
As is now standard with all new releases, the D7500 is capable of shooting video. That video is thankfully well-specified with the ability to capture 4k/UHD at 30 frames per second (fps) or Full HD (1080p) at rates of up to 50fps and 60fps. The D7500 will also feature in-camera Electronic Vibration Reduction to help stabilise footage, an interesting development for this model.

Nikon D7500 SnapBridge
Nikon continues to strengthen its SnapBridge technology. This enables you to connect your camera and mobile phone with a low-power ‘always on’ connection. That connection enables you to seamlessly transfer images as well remotely trigger your camera. 

Release date
The Nikon D7500’s is set for release at the end of June 2017. If you want to know more, head over to Camera Jabber to read their hands-on review of the Nikon D7500.