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Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7500

Portability
59
Imaging
56
Features
76
Overall
64
Nikon D7000 front
 
Nikon D7500 front
Portability
60
Imaging
66
Features
92
Overall
76

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7500 Key Specs

Nikon D7000
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Increase to 25600)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 780g - 132 x 105 x 77mm
  • Announced November 2010
  • Replaced the Nikon D90
  • Updated by Nikon D7100
Nikon D7500
(Full Review)
  • 21MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Push to 1640000)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 720g - 136 x 104 x 73mm
  • Introduced April 2017
  • Replaced the Nikon D7200
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Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7500 Overview

Let's look more in depth at the Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7500, both Advanced DSLR cameras and both of them are designed by Nikon. There exists a crucial gap among the resolutions of the D7000 (16MP) and D7500 (21MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The D7000 was announced 7 years before the D7500 which is a fairly serious gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before going right into a full comparison, here is a short summation of how the D7000 grades versus the D7500 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D7000 over the Nikon D7500

 D7000 D7500 

Reasons to pick Nikon D7500 over the Nikon D7000

 D7500 D7000 
IntroducedApril 2017November 2010More modern by 77 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen size3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution922k921kClearer screen (+1k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Nikon D7000 and Nikon D7500

 D7000 D7500 
Manual focus Very exact focus
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7500 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry around your camera often, you'll have to factor in its weight and proportions. The Nikon D7000 offers outer measurements of 132mm x 105mm x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0") accompanied by a weight of 780 grams (1.72 lbs) and the Nikon D7500 has measurements of 136mm x 104mm x 73mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 2.9") and a weight of 720 grams (1.59 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are using at that time. Following is a front view physical size comparison of the D7000 compared to the D7500.

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7500 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the D7000 and D7500 is 59 and 60 respectively.

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7500 top view buttons comparison

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7500 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is difficult to visualize the gap in sensor sizes merely by researching technical specs. The pic here will give you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the D7000 and D7500.

As you have seen, each of the cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit different MP. You should count on the Nikon D7500 to result in greater detail with its extra 5MP. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop photographs a good deal more aggressively. The more aged D7000 will be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7500 sensor size comparison

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7500 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D7000 Portrait photography highlights
Nikon D7500 Portrait photography highlights
73
manual focus
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
offers face detection focusing
exports RAW formats
79
manual focus
MP count decent (21MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with face detect focusing
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Nikon D7000 Street photography features
Nikon D7500 Street photography features
58
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
environment sealing
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
76
tilting screen
image stabilization
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
offers focus by touch
weather proofing
above average high ISO (51,200)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon D7000
Sports photography with Nikon D7500
66
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
resolution is good (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
offers tracking autofocus
environment sealing
great battery power (1,050 CIPA)
sensor has phase detect AF
painfully slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
83
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
image stabilization
MP count decent (21 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
weather proofing
sensor has phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon D7000
Travel photography with Nikon D7500
66
great battery power (1,050 shots)
environment sealing
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
display is not selfie friendly
70
weather proofing
has bluetooth
offers focus by touch
MP count decent (21MP)
has built in flash
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon D7000
Landscape photography with Nikon D7500
73
manual focus
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
resolution is good (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
environment sealing
great battery power (1,050 CIPA)
two card slots
no image stabilization
82
manual focus
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen size is decent (3.2 inch)
image stabilization
MP count decent (21 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
doesnt have anti aliasing filter
above average high ISO (51,200)
saves RAW formats
weather proofing
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D7000 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon D7500 as a Vlogging camera
29
offers face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
includes external microphone socket
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
35
touchscreen
image stabilization
comes with face detect focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
includes mic socket
screen is not selfie friendly
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Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D7000 and Nikon D7500
 Nikon D7000Nikon D7500
General Information
Brand Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon D7000 Nikon D7500
Type Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Announced 2010-11-30 2017-04-12
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Expeed 2 Expeed 5
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.7mm 23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area 370.5mm² 369.0mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 21MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Highest resolution 4928 x 3264 5568 x 3712
Highest native ISO 6400 51200
Highest boosted ISO 25600 1640000
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Minimum boosted ISO - 50
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 39 51
Cross type focus points 9 15
Lens
Lens support Nikon F Nikon F
Available lenses 309 309
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen size 3 inches 3.2 inches
Screen resolution 921 thousand dots 922 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology TFT LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.64x 0.63x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 6.0 frames/s 8.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/250 seconds 1/250 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24, 25, 30 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional Optional
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 780g (1.72 pounds) 720g (1.59 pounds)
Physical dimensions 132 x 105 x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0") 136 x 104 x 73mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 2.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 80 86
DXO Color Depth rating 23.5 24.3
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.9 14.0
DXO Low light rating 1167 1483
Other
Battery life 1050 photos 950 photos
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL15 EN-EL15a
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 seconds) Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 2 1
Cost at launch $1,049 $1,247