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Nikon D7500 DSLR Camera (Body Only)

BH #NID7500 • MFR #1581
Nikon D7500 DSLR Camera (Body Only)
Key Features
  • 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 5 Image Processor
  • 3.2" 922k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
Designed as a true all-arounder, the Nikon D7500 is a DX-format DSLR offering a versatile feature-set to appeal to photographers and videographers alike. Based on a 20.9MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5 image processor, this multimedia maven avails an 8 fps continuous shooting rate for up to 100 consecutive JPEGS, a native sensitivity range to ISO 51,200 that can be expanded up to ISO 1,640,000, and 4K UHD video and time-lapse recording capabilities. Complementing the imaging capabilities is a 51-point Multi-CAM 3500FX II autofocus system, which features 15 cross-type points for fast performance and accurate subject tracking capabilities in a variety of lighting conditions.
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Nikon D7500 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 220.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 5 Image Processor
  • 34K UHD Video Recording
  • 451-Point Multi-CAM 3500FX II Autofocus System
  • 5Body Design
  • 6SnapBridge Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • 7Scene Recognition System and Exposure Metering
  • 8Other Camera Features

Designed as a true all-arounder, the Nikon D7500 is a DX-format DSLR offering a versatile feature-set to appeal to photographers and videographers alike. Based on a 20.9MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5 image processor, this multimedia maven avails an 8 fps continuous shooting rate for up to 100 consecutive JPEGS, a native sensitivity range to ISO 51,200 that can be expanded up to ISO 1,640,000, and 4K UHD video and time-lapse recording capabilities. Complementing the imaging capabilities is a 51-point Multi-CAM 3500FX II autofocus system, which features 15 cross-type points for fast performance and accurate subject tracking capabilities in a variety of lighting conditions.

Balancing the performance attributes, the D7500 is also characterized by its sleek profile and monocoque construction that is comfortable and easy to handle. This physical design is also fully weather-sealed to permit working in harsh environmental conditions. In addition to the pentaprism optical viewfinder, a rear 3.2" 922k-dot touchscreen is also featured, and has a tilting design to benefit working from high and low shooting angles. Additionally, SnapBridge Bluetooth and Wi-Fi permit wireless transferring of photos and movies and remote control over the camera from linked mobile devices.

20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 5 Image Processor

The DX-format 20.9MP CMOS sensor is paired with the EXPEED 5 image processor to provide an esteemed mixture of high sensitivity, nuanced image quality, and fast overall performance. At native values, a sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200 permits working in a broad array of lighting conditions, and can be further expanded to ISO 50-1640000 (Lo 1 to Hi 5) to handle the most challenging of situations. The mixture of resolution and sensor size also contributes to clean image quality and smooth color transitions with reduced noise throughout the sensitivity range.

In addition to benefitting image quality, the EXPEED 5 processor also affords a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including a top continuous shooting rate of 8 fps with full-time autofocus and exposure metering. Up to 100 JPEGs or 50 14-bit lossless compressed NEF files can be recorded in a single burst.

4K UHD Video Recording

Capable of recording more than just stills, the D7500 supports 4K UHD video recording at 30, 25, and 24 fps frame rates and Full HD/HD recording at up to 60 fps, along with the ability to save movie files to the in-camera memory cards or as an uncompressed file, with 4:2:2 sampling, to an optional external recorder via HDMI out. For maintained quality and versatility in how your movies look, three image area options are available:
  • 4K UHD movie image format is an area that provides a 1.5x increase in the effective focal length of the lens in use and is reserved for 4K 3840 x 2160 recording.
  • 1.3x-based movie image area provides a 1.3x crop of the DX sensor, and is used for recording Full HD and HD video.
  • DX-based movie image format utilizes the full width of the DX-format sensor, and is used to record Full HD 1920 x 1080 and HD 1280 x 720 video. This setting is well-suited for shallow depth of field effects and provides the widest field of view.

As with still shooting, the wide range of sensitivities is available for recording in low- and bright-light conditions, ranging from expanded ISO 100-1640000, and sensitivity values are manually adjustable via the dedicated movie-shooting menu. Also, a video-optimized Flat Picture Control mode can be used during recording to flatten the overall contrast curve for more control during post-production and color grading.

Benefitting handheld shooting, an Electronic Vibration Reduction feature can be used during Full HD and HD recording, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake across three axes to control horizontal, vertical, and rotational movements. Additionally, Active D-Lighting can also be employed during Full HD/HD shooting to preserve highlight and shadow detail when working in high-contrast situations.

In regard to handling, a dedicated power aperture button (Pv) makes it possible to achieve smooth, continuous exposure transitions when switching from light to dark areas and Auto ISO can also be used to maintain consistent brightness when working in changing light situations. Audio recording can be handled using the built-in stereo microphone or an optional external mic can be added via the 3.5mm stereo jack for greater control over quality. Regardless if using the in-camera mic or an external mic, audio levels can be adjusted in 20 increments and live monitoring is possible via the headphone jack.

In addition to straight movie recording, time-lapse recording, for up to 9999 consecutive frames shot over the course of up to one week, is also possible with up to 4K UHD/30p output from the camera.

51-Point Multi-CAM 3500FX II Autofocus System

Supporting the imaging capabilities of the D7500 is an apt autofocus system that employs up to 51 distinct points, with options available to use 9, 21, or all 51 points depending on the situation, with AF detection sensitivity down to -3 EV. 15 cross-type points are also integrated within this array to provide even greater accuracy to centrally-located subjects. Benefitting the use of telephoto lenses and teleconverters, the center-most point is also sensitive down to an aperture value of f/8. 3D Tracking, a part of the intelligent Scene Recognition System, also works to benefit maintained focusing on moving subjects for greater accuracy when shooting at high continuous shooting speeds. Furthermore, Single-point AF, Dynamic-area AF (with 9, 21, or 51 points selectable), 3D-tracking (using all 51 points), and Auto-area AF modes are also available, as well as Group-Area AF that treats smaller groups of AF points as a single point for a wider field of recognition, and is well-suited to tracking faces or other detailed subjects.

When working in live view, for either still or movie shooting, a contrast-based AF system is employed to acquire focus precisely and can function in continuous, full-time servo mode to better-suit working with moving subjects.

Body Design

  • A large 3.2" 922k-dot touchscreen is available for intuitive live view shooting and playback control, and it features a tilting design to benefit working from high and low shooting angles.
  • A bright pentaprism optical viewfinder offers 100% frame coverage and a 0.94x magnification for clear, realistic viewing in any lighting condition.
  • The monocoque-type carbon-fiber construction is lightweight, durable, and incorporates a deep right hand grip for comfortable and stable handling, making it especially suitable for all-day shooting with longer zooms or telephoto lenses.
  • Weather-sealed design benefits working in trying environmental conditions.
  • Shutter unit has been tested for up to 150,000 cycles for long-lasting use and an integrated shutter monitor automatically calculates the duration between front and rear curtain movements with each exposure to automatically correct for any variances.
  • Built-in pop-up flash is available for additional illumination when working in low-light conditions. A hot shoe can also be used in conjunction with an optional external Speedlight, and, if used with the optional WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller, the camera can control up to three groups of SB-5000 Speedlights via radio.
  • The included EN-EL15a rechargeable lithium-ion battery is CIPA-rated to last for approximately 950 shots per charge.

SnapBridge Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

Supporting a wealth of sharing and tagging possibilities, the D7500 features built-in SnapBridge connectivity to enable seamless transfer of imagery as well as remote shooting capabilities. BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and Wi-Fi enables communication between the camera and a smart device. Additionally, the mobile device can remotely trigger the shutter and display a live view image from the camera to enable working from a distance.

Scene Recognition System and Exposure Metering

The intelligent Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering III utilizes a 180k-pixel RGB sensor to evaluate and analyze all aspects within a scene, including brightness, contrast, subject distance, and the scene colors, to quickly determine an accurate exposure and white balance setting to best render the scene at hand. The information gathered is also checked against onboard reference images to ensure consistency from image to image in regard to exposure, white balance, i-TTL flash settings, and subject-tracking AF performance.

Other Camera Features

  • RAW (NEF) files can be recorded as lossless compressed or compressed at either 12 or 14-bit depth.
  • Automated exposure bracketing is possible for up to 9 frames with 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps between each frame.
  • Active D-Lighting helps to preserve both highlight and shadow details when working in contrast-rich scenarios, such as backlit lighting. Utilizing the EXPEED 5's processing power, a more controlled image will be produced with brightness values closer to how they are naturally seen.
  • Auto ISO sensitivity control allows you to select a minimum shutter speed at which camera shake can be controlled from and then will automatically set the ISO value in order to best render the scene. A maximum sensitivity level can also be set in order to maintain overall noise levels.
  • Spot White Balance control for live view shooting makes setting the white balance as easy as pointing to the area in the frame that should be white.
  • MC-DC2 port enables the connection of optional accessories, such as remote shutter releases.
  • Multiple Exposure mode lets you combine up to 10 different exposures into a single image, with the ability to save all 10 separate shots or just the composite image.
  • In-camera raw file batch processing is possible to apply a consistent set of adjustments to several files at once.
  • Picture Control: Auto, Flat, Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, and Vivid.
  • 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, and Food.
  • Special Effects Modes: Night Vision; Super Vivid, Pop, Photo Illustration, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key, and Low Key
  • Language Support: Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
UPC: 018208015818

Nikon D7500 Specs

Imaging
Lens MountNikon F
Sensor ResolutionActual: 21.51 Megapixel
Effective: 20.9 Megapixel (5568 x 3712)
Sensor Type23.5 x 15.6 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Crop Factor1.5x
Image StabilizationDigital
Mirror Lock-UpYes
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter Speed1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto/Video
100 to 51,200 in Manual, Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 164,000)
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Matrix, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range-3 to 20 EV
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Fine, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Continuous ShootingUp to 8 fps at 20.9 MP for up to 50 Frames (Raw) / 100 Frames (JPEG)
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/5/10/20-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes3:2 JPEG
5568 x 3712
4176 x 2784
2784 x 1856
Aspect Ratio3:2, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Internal Video Capture
Recording ModesH.264/MOV/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
HD (1280 x 720) at 50p/59.94p
Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds for UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording AAC Audio
LPCM Audio
External Video Capture
External Recording Modes4:2:2 8-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
IP StreamingNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O1 x Mini-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Other I/O1 x USB Micro-B (USB 2.0) Output
1 x Nikon DC2 Input
Power I/ONone
WirelessWi-Fi, Bluetooth
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Monitor
Size3.2"
Resolution922,000 Dot
Display TypeTilting Touchscreen LCD
Secondary DisplayTop: Status Display
Viewfinder
TypeOptical (Pentaprism)
Eye Point18.5 mm
Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.94x
Diopter Adjustment-2 to +1
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 51 (15 Cross-Type)
Autofocus Sensitivity-3 to +19 EV
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAuto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Fill Flash, Off, Rear Curtain/Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Guide Number39.37' / 12 m at ISO 100
Maximum Sync Speed1/250 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +1 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemiTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity0 to 85%
General
Battery Type1 x EN-EL15a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionCarbon Fiber
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.3 x 4.1 x 2.9" / 135.5 x 104 x 72.5 mm
Weight1.41 lb / 640 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.8 x 6.8 x 5"

Nikon D7500 Reviews

Nikon D7500

By Hermine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-11

as on the description. and arrived in time

Excellent camera

By Jack
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-19

Upgraded from a 5600 to a 7500. I am new to photography. I found it difficult to change settings quickly as i am experimenting with settings. The instant access the added buttons provide make it much easier to get a photo with multiple settings.

Good image disappointing video

By Everett
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-26

For an enthusiast grade camera, it is nice. It's fairly well rounded for photo use. Which is what I now use it now, taking thumbnail photos and photos for canvases and merchandise. However I'm a cinematographer, and while it produces a wonderfully clear and crisp image with nice colors, the lack of a log profile on a $1000 enthusiast grade camera feels like it falls short of the mark for a camera of this price point aimed at an enthusiast crowd. Still a good camera, and great for what I use it for at the moment for photography. But that lack of a log profile definitely strikes me as odd, and very disappointing. The internal preamps are not very good, but better than some of the other Nikons I had used in the past. Of course, as this is my photo camera, and not my cinema rig base, that hardly matters to me.

My new D7500 DSLR

By George
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-15

I like every thing, it's faster, accurate and solves my purpose very well. Since I have lenses which I used for my D7000 & D7100 ( Now I don't have them) but the lenses can be used, which is in great shape. The only thing I wish it had was dual card slots, but no regrets.

D7500 upgrade from D5500

By Craig
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-14

Only having a couple weeks I am enjoying the D7500. Pictures are definitely better than my old D5500. Still learning all the options but that is half the fun! B&H was great!

D5200 to D7500

By Sheila
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-08

I am totally happy with my Nikon D7500 purchase. I am still learning the settings because they are different than my D5200. I am excited to grow my photography with this camera. BH Photo, as always, has been great to work with!

Great base body for my f mount lens.

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-08

Still exploring all the features...so far works for my needs at work, documentation of fire and explosions. Outdoors will test this body.

right tool for the right person

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-08

my camera needs are relatively simple...I've used a D3300 since 2006. I decided to add this D7500 now to my small kit since I prefer OVF over EVF and DSLR's are obviously headed to the scrap heap of photo history. I understand the Nikon menus and don't really want or need to learn a new system. and I just don't see that, for me, mirrorless (Nikon or otherwise) would add that much to what I do now. I think that this camera is extremely underrated and performs exceptionally well for what it is. smallish in size, good fit in my hands, great sensor. this camera will now give me 14-bit raw compared to the D3300's 12-bit raw and easier button access to some functions. and the tilting screen is killer!...I am so enjoying it. I'll move the kit lens over to the D3300 and mount the Nikon 35/1.8 dx lens to this camera. (because that's all I need.) Nikon refers to the D7500 as an enthusiasts camera and that's exactly what it is...but I think that it's an exceptionally fine enthusiasts camera.

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