Nikon D7500 is here, folks, and it’s a big departure from the previous D7200. In fact, it borrows many features from D500, making it a worthy companion on your photographic exploits #fotomagic
If you’re familiar with the D7xxx series, then you’re probably interested in what Nikon D7500 brings news to the table. Well, first of all, the camera ditches the 24MP sensor for a 20.9MP APS-C DX-format one that you probably know from D500. The loss in pixels is not as serious because Nikon paired it with an improved image processor, the EXPEED 5.
There’s a better ISO range, too. Unlike D7200, this camera goes to 51,200 and can be extended to a whooping 1,640,000. It retains the capable 51-point AF system and adds a Group-Area AF function for better subject tracking, which is a first for this Nikon series. There’s also a feature called Auto AF Fine Tune, so you have more liberty of calibrating certain lenses.
When it comes to video recording abilities, D7500 doesn’t disappoint. It record 4K UHD (3840 × 2160/30p) and allows you to create a 4K UHD time-lapse clip in-camera. For smaller resolutions, like 1080p Full HD video, you benefit from the 3-axis built-in e-Vibration Reduction image stabilization. All your videos can go uncompressed via HDMI or to card but here’s a catch: unlike the D7200, this camera has space for one slot, not two.
Also unlike its predecessor, D7500 can shoot at 8fps with full AF/AE and get a burst of 50 raw files before the buffer needs to clear. Before we get into design and battery life, let me just say that D7500 comes with a 180K-pixel RGB metering sensor and Advanced Scene Recognition system that can be found on D500, too.
So, what’s the body like? Well, D7500 has a deeper handgrip than the D7200, which can only mean more stable shooting. The rest of the material used for the body is pure monocoque with zero magnesium alloy panels which D7200 normally features. This makes it 5% lighter than the D7200, weighing 1lb. 6.6oz (640g). The rear touchscreen comes at 3.2 inches but doesn’t sit flush with the rest of the body; instead, it’s a tilt-angle one with a 922,000-dot resolution, smaller than the ones its predecessor featured.
The Nikon D7500 is weatherproof, features headphone and microphone jack but has a smaller battery, capable of capturing only 950 shots before you have to charge it.
Even with those couple of drawbacks, Nikon D7500 is definitely a camera worth having/testing. It will be made available this June at the price of $1,249.95 (body) or $1,749.95 (with AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.)