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Nikon D500 vs Nikon D7500

Portability
56
Imaging
67
Features
90
Overall
76
Nikon D500 front
 
Nikon D7500 front
Portability
60
Imaging
68
Features
92
Overall
77

Nikon D500 vs Nikon D7500 Key Specs

Nikon D500
(Full Review)
  • 21MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Raise to 1640000)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 860g - 147 x 115 x 81mm
  • Revealed January 2016
  • Old Model is Nikon D300S
Nikon D7500
(Full Review)
  • 21MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Increase to 1640000)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 720g - 136 x 104 x 73mm
  • Launched April 2017
  • Earlier Model is Nikon D7200
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Nikon D500 vs Nikon D7500 Overview

Below is a comprehensive analysis of the Nikon D500 versus Nikon D7500, both Advanced DSLR cameras and both are built by Nikon. The sensor resolution of the D500 (21MP) and the D7500 (21MP) is relatively comparable and both cameras boast the same sensor measurements (APS-C).

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The D500 was introduced 15 months prior to the D7500 which makes them a generation apart from each other. The two cameras have the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before going straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a simple introduction of how the D500 grades vs the D7500 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D500 over the Nikon D7500

 D500 D7500 
Screen resolution2359k922kClearer screen (+1437k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon D7500 over the Nikon D500

 D7500 D500 
LaunchedApril 2017January 2016More recent by 15 months

Common features in the Nikon D500 and Nikon D7500

 D500 D7500 
Focus manually Dial accurate focus
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen dimensions3.2"3.2"Equal screen measurements
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Nikon D500 vs Nikon D7500 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to lug around your camera frequently, you should think about its weight and size. The Nikon D500 comes with external dimensions of 147mm x 115mm x 81mm (5.8" x 4.5" x 3.2") with a weight of 860 grams (1.90 lbs) whilst the Nikon D7500 has specifications of 136mm x 104mm x 73mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 2.9") with a weight of 720 grams (1.59 lbs).

See the Nikon D500 versus Nikon D7500 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you choose at that moment. Following is a front view dimensions comparison of the D500 vs the D7500.

Nikon D500 vs Nikon D7500 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the D500 and D7500 is 56 and 60 respectively.

Nikon D500 vs Nikon D7500 top view buttons comparison

Nikon D500 vs Nikon D7500 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's tough to visualize the difference in sensor measurements purely by seeing specs. The visual here may offer you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the D500 and D7500.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the exact same resolution therefore you should expect comparable quality of photographs but you really should factor the production date of the cameras into account. The older D500 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Nikon D500 vs Nikon D7500 sensor size comparison

Nikon D500 vs Nikon D7500 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D500 vs Nikon D7500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D500 Portrait photography information
Nikon D7500 Portrait photography information
80
has manual focus
decent megapixels (21MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
has face detect autofocus
exports RAW formats
80
has manual focus
MP count decent (21MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
includes face detect focusing
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Nikon D500
Street photography with Nikon D7500
69
tilting screen
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
comes with focus by touch
weather proofing
above average ISO range (51,200)
lack of image stabilization
76
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW files
boasts touch to focus
weather sealing
good ISO range (51,200)
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D500 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon D7500 as a Sports photography camera
77
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
decent megapixels (21MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
has tracking focus
weather proofing
great battery power (1,240 CIPA)
comes with phase detect autofocus
lack of image stabilization
84
high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
image stabilization
MP count decent (21 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
includes tracking focus
weather sealing
sensor has phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon D500 as a Travel photography camera
Nikon D7500 as a Travel photography camera
69
great battery power (1,240 per charge)
weather proofing
supports bluetooth
comes with focus by touch
decent megapixels (21 megapixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
70
weather sealing
supports bluetooth
boasts touch to focus
MP count decent (21 megapixels)
has built in flash
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon D500
Landscape photography with Nikon D7500
78
has manual focus
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen is a decent size (3.2 inch)
decent megapixels (21 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
doesnt have anti-alias filter
above average ISO range (51,200)
exports RAW formats
weather proofing
great battery power (1,240 per charge)
two card slots
lack of image stabilization
83
has manual focus
change lenses (Nikon F mount)
pretty good screen size (3.2")
image stabilization
MP count decent (21 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
does not have low pass filter
good ISO range (51,200)
saves RAW files
weather sealing
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D500 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon D7500 as a Vlogging camera
31
touchscreen functionality
has face detect autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
does have microphone socket
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
35
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization
includes face detect focusing
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
includes microphone jack
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Nikon D500 vs Nikon D7500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D500 and Nikon D7500
 Nikon D500Nikon D7500
General Information
Brand Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon D500 Nikon D7500
Type Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Revealed 2016-01-05 2017-04-12
Body design Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Expeed 5 Expeed 5
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.5 x 15.7mm 23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area 369.0mm² 369.0mm²
Sensor resolution 21MP 21MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Highest resolution 5568 x 3712 5568 x 3712
Highest native ISO 51200 51200
Highest boosted ISO 1640000 1640000
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Minimum boosted ISO 50 50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 153 51
Cross focus points 99 15
Lens
Lens mounting type Nikon F Nikon F
Total lenses 309 309
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Screen type Tilting Tilting
Screen sizing 3.2 inch 3.2 inch
Screen resolution 2,359k dot 922k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.66x 0.63x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000s 1/8000s
Continuous shooting speed 10.0 frames/s 8.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range no built-in flash 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/250s 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 4K (UHD) 30p/25p/24p, 1080/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p, 720/60p/50p 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional Optional
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 860 grams (1.90 pounds) 720 grams (1.59 pounds)
Physical dimensions 147 x 115 x 81mm (5.8" x 4.5" x 3.2") 136 x 104 x 73mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 2.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 84 86
DXO Color Depth score 24.1 24.3
DXO Dynamic range score 14.0 14.0
DXO Low light score 1324 1483
Other
Battery life 1240 photos 950 photos
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL15 EN-EL15a
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec) Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage XQD/SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compliant) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Two 1
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