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Nikon D7500 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Refurbished by Nikon USA)

BH #RBND7500 • MFR #1581B
Nikon D7500 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Refurbished by Nikon USA)
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-rounder, 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-rounder, 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.

This is a refurbished item and comes with a 90-day warranty.

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 50-1,640,000 (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 100-1,640,000, 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 handgrip 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.

Nikon D7500 Specs

Lens Mount
Nikon F
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 21.51 Megapixel
Effective: 20.9 Megapixel (5568 x 3712)
Image Stabilization
Mirror Lock-Up
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Matrix, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range
-3 to 20 EV
Interval Recording
2/5/10/20-Second Delay
Aspect Ratio
3:2, 16:9
Image File Format
Bit Depth
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Display Size
922,000 Dot
Display Type
Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Optical (Pentaprism)
Eye Point
18.5 mm
Approx. 0.94x
Diopter Adjustment
-2 to +1
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Phase Detection: 51 (15 Cross-Type)
Autofocus Sensitivity
-3 to +19 EV
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Flash Modes
Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Fill Flash, Off, Rear Curtain/Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Guide Number
39.37' / 12 m at ISO 100
Maximum Sync Speed
1/250 Second
Flash Compensation
-3 to +1 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
0 to 85%
Battery Type
1x EN-EL15a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.67 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.5 x 8.45 x 6.6"

Nikon D7500 Reviews

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.

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!

I'm a beginner

By Joshua
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-25

As a person who is just starting out in photography, I can not be more pleased with this camera. Seems like all I am doing right now is pushing buttons and trying to figure everything out and I am happy with the pictures I have taken so far. I look forward to learning more and seeing my pictures come out better and better. The camera is easy to use (so far) and is making me want to take more pictures. I can't wait to use my camera this weekend.

My go to camera body

By Araceli
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-22

This is my go to camera body for all of my photography needs. At this price I can purchase two to have a backup at all times and my images do not look any less beautiful than those taken with D750 or the Nikon Z6

Only if you read and understand Japanese!

By Gail
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-13

Because this camera was set up in Japanese and did not come with an English User Manual, I did not get past charging the battery! Don't buy this unless you don't need the User Manual or you are fluent in Japanese.

Great Camera

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-12

D7500 is a great camera to work with; I ordered the manual and find it easy to follow and master the many features of this camera. I did not have to buy new lenses as it accepts my D60 lenses and performs very well.

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!

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What comes in the box besides the body?

What comes in the box besides the body?
Asked by: Gary
In the Box Nikon D7500 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Refurbished by Nikon USA) EN-EL15a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Nikon MH-25A Battery Charger for EN-EL15 Li-Ion Battery Nikon UC-E20 Micro USB Cable Nikon AN-DC3 Camera Strap (Black) Nikon DK-5 Eyepiece Cap DK-28 Rubber Eyecup Nikon BF-1B Body Cap Nikon Nikon Limited 90-Day Warranty
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-18


Buying refurbished vs new??
Asked by: Diane S.
Refurbished us a used camera that was returned. It is inspected, repaired if necessary, and sold. It isn't a new camera that simply didn't meet their quality standards.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2021-08-15

does the refurbished camera has actual signs of ...

does the refurbished camera has actual signs of wear or does it look like a new camera.?
Asked by: olver
The refurbished Nikon D7500 will very similar to a brand new one.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-10

would batteries be included?

would batteries be included?
Asked by: Luke
One EN-EL15a battery is included in the box, as well as the Nikon MH-25A charger.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2021-12-26

What is the county this camera made in?

What is the county this camera made in?
Asked by: Janaka
Made in Thailand
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-12-18

good afternoon, I would like to know how many ...

good afternoon, I would like to know how many shots the camera has, in what conditions the camera comes and what comes in the box
Asked by: Angel
The shutter count on refurbished cameras is basically zero. The cameras go back to Nikon and are overhauled and sold as new. The camera has everything that a brand new camera has, battery, charger, cap.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-06-23

In the q&a a staff member answered there should ...

In the q&a a staff member answered there should be a 0 shutter count on the refurbished camera. Some claim there are multiple shutter counts ranging from a low 7 to over 5k. Are these used products?
Asked by: VLCTOR
A refurbished item is an item that didn't pass a quality control test or was returned due it being defective and was reset by the manufacturer to factory settings. The shutter count should be zero.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-03-29

bit rate for video (4k and FHD both) ? external ...

bit rate for video (4k and FHD both) ? external video recording available ?
Asked by: Jatish
- 4K@100mbps (usually got about 106-114mbps according to mediainfo) - 1080P60@40mbps (got about 42mbps on mediainfo if I properly recall) - 1080P24@29mbps (this one's all over the place... about 17-24mbps on mediainfo) - Yeap, you can have uncompressed clean output via HDMI.
Answered by: Ivan
Date published: 2020-07-17
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