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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

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
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb Mode
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
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
Aspect Ratio3:2, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
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)
Video SystemNTSC/PAL
External Recording Modes4:2:2 8-Bit via
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Resolution922,000 Dot
Display TypeTilting Touchscreen LCD
TypeOptical (Pentaprism)
Eye Point18.5 mm
MagnificationApprox. 0.94x
Diopter Adjustment-2 to +1
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 51 (15 Cross-Type)
Autofocus Sensitivity-3 to +19 EV
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
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity0 to 85%
Battery Type1 x EN-EL15a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
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

Great camera

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-25

I bought this a an upgrade from my D7100. I am very please with my choice. Having Bluetooth capability to link wi the Nikon app for geotagging is a big plus. And the flip screen is quite handy for taking those low point of view shots without having to lay down on the ground. Resolution on the touch screen is superior and that it's a touch screen is quite handy. The only disappointment is that it won't take a battery grip, but this is really minor as the added weight of the battery grip is a downside. All in all, I'm happy with my choice.

Great camera

By Joe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-05

Well made, has the feel of a professional camera, outstanding image quality, controls well placed.

Love it! Camera works great!

By Jennifer
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-02

Purchased this Camera to replace our Nikon D7200. We are on our 3rd Nikon DSLR. (Great cameras, we take over 150,000 pictures a year) We use our cameras daily and they work great for our product photos for our business.

Fantastic Camera at Fantastic Price Point

By Johnell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-30

The D7500 is an older model camera. It is not considered a professional camera, but it's definitely got a professional feel to it. Upgrading finally from the D3400, I had maxed out what I could do with that camera and the D7500 has opened an entirely new world of options. I have primarily been using it to shoot sports, but I have done a few Christmas shoots and the photos are beautiful. Definitely recommend if you're looking to upgrade or simply add to your fleet!

Great Customer Service

By Leni
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-05

I recommend B&H. The shipping was fast. I got my camera on time. I'm happy with my purchase and I would order from them again. Thanks B&H for your great service.

A Great Christmas Present

By Patricia
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-03

I am a diehard Nikonian and I opted for the D7500 as an upgrade to my D7200. I used the camera on Christmas Day on the auto mode due to time constraints and I must say the photos were superb! I can't wait to put it on manual with a prime lens! I chose this model over the D500 because of the built in flash! I really wanted the D500, but I didn't want the hassle of having to attach a flash in some cases and the D7500 is more like the D7200 in many ways! I am looking forward to learning the camera this year. I love the quick focus and the clarity of the photos! I am very happy with everything the 18-140 mm lens that came with it, as it will serve as my go to lens when I am not using a prime lens. I will keep this model as a backup when I decide on a mirror less in about 3 years and I will be done buying cameras after that purchase! I gifted my D7200 to an aspiring photographer

upgrade on my Nikon

By Kathy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-26

I upgraded my Nikon from the D5200 to the D7500. I love to take nature and wildlife pictures and use a Tamron 18-400 lens for my all around picture shooting. I did put on my Nikon nifty 50 prime lens to try my first shot with this camera. Wow, I was amazed at the clarity of a simple in the house shot I took. I was hesitant to purchase the D7500 when I saw that they had dropped the megapixels to 20.9 from the 24.1 mp I had on my Nikon D5200. But I love this camera and I'm still learning where to go for some of my camera settings. I have used the WI-FI settings to send some of my shots to my cell phone and so far have had no issues. It 's been pretty easy to do. I like the feel of the camera in my hands, I was use to one SD card slot already so that was no problem for me. I did purchase an extra battery. The weather has turned pretty cold here so haven't had a lot of chances to get out there and really put it to the test just yet. I am excited to see how much I can grow in my photography using this camera soon.

B&H saved Christmas

By Makenzi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-16

I tried buying this camera from two other stores within driving distance of my house and both times my orders were delayed. I canceled and made my order with b&h and had the camera shipped from the opposite side of the country and had it in my hands faster than they had originally told me on my shipping date. I'm so excited for the holidays. Thank you all so much.

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Will Nikon AF S ED VR lens of my Nikon d7000 be ...

Will Nikon AF S ED VR lens of my Nikon d7000 be fully functional with Nikon d7500?
Asked by: Moshe
Yes it will. Have used same lenses on D7000, D7100, and now on D7500.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-08-22

Most of the photos on the website show the ...

Most of the photos on the website show the tilting screen on the back tilted out "about 45 degrees". But one of the photos is a straight-on photo of the back and it seems to show the screen "perfectly horizontal"; i.e. "tilted out at 90 degrees" from the camera. My question: How far out can the screen be tilted?
Asked by: John
Wasn’t sure about the degree so checked the Ken Rockwell review. It says “ Flips up 135º and down 90.º if the are looking I would consider the new D780.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2021-12-26


Can the ISO really expand to 1,640,000 like the d500?
Asked by: Jermone M.
Back in the Darkroom Ages the limits were 3200-6400 before the Hard Grain took over. Try a top of 2500 and see what you get. The new cams have steady shot which should do a lot to get a good shot with less Noise . also, add a mono-pod.
Answered by: Geoffrey F.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Nikon d7500 is good for Wildlife photography? ...

Nikon d7500 is good for Wildlife photography? over all how nikon d7500 ??
Asked by: Nakib
The D7500 is a great wildlife camera, but so is any modern dale or mirror less camera. The lens you mount is the most critical and expensive part of your purchase
Answered by: Jon
Date published: 2021-12-04

is there a dedicated back button focus button?

is there a dedicated back button focus button?
Asked by: c
You can assign this function to another button on the back of the camera to achieve this, such as assigning it to the AE/AF button.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-14

I have lenses for a D70. Will they work on this?

I have lenses for a D70. Will they work on this?
Asked by: Thomas
Yes, any F-Mount lens will fit on the D7500
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-05

It has 20 megapixels v the d5500 which has 24. Is ...

It has 20 megapixels v the d5500 which has 24. Is this a big deal?
Asked by: Richard
Not really, 4 megapixels is not a big deal and if your not making large prints and or cropping your images, then it will not be an issue.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-03-02


Are the d7500 camera body dimensions and basic button placement(shutter release, video record button) the same as the d7100 or other d7xxx models?. I ask because I have an under water housing specifically for that camera model/dimensions.
Asked by: Mike
No, the D7500 will have both be a tad bit smaller and have different button placement.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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