Clicky

Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D7500

Portability
59
Imaging
65
Features
80
Overall
71
Nikon D7100 front
 
Nikon D7500 front
Portability
60
Imaging
66
Features
92
Overall
76

Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D7500 Key Specs

Nikon D7100
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Boost to 25600)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 765g - 136 x 107 x 76mm
  • Introduced April 2013
  • Older Model is Nikon D7000
  • Successor is Nikon D7200
Nikon D7500
(Full Review)
  • 21MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Bump to 1640000)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 720g - 136 x 104 x 73mm
  • Launched April 2017
  • Succeeded the Nikon D7200
Pentax 17 Pre-Orders Outperform Expectations by a Landslide

Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D7500 Overview

On this page, we are matching up the Nikon D7100 and Nikon D7500, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras and both of them are sold by Nikon. The resolution of the D7100 (24MP) and the D7500 (21MP) is fairly well matched and both cameras posses the same sensor sizing (APS-C).

President Biden pushes bill mandating TikTok sale or ban

The D7100 was introduced 5 years before the D7500 which is quite a serious difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before diving right into a full comparison, here is a quick summation of how the D7100 grades against the D7500 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

Photography Glossary
	
	

Reasons to pick Nikon D7100 over the Nikon D7500

 D7100 D7500 
Display resolution1229k922kSharper display (+307k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon D7500 over the Nikon D7100

 D7500 D7100 
LaunchedApril 2017April 2013More modern by 48 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Nikon D7100 and Nikon D7500

 D7100 D7500 
Focus manually Dial exact focus
Display dimensions3.2"3.2"Equal display measurement
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D7500 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry around your camera frequently, you'll need to factor in its weight and volume. The Nikon D7100 enjoys physical dimensions of 136mm x 107mm x 76mm (5.4" x 4.2" x 3.0") along with a weight of 765 grams (1.69 lbs) while the Nikon D7500 has sizing of 136mm x 104mm x 73mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 2.9") with a weight of 720 grams (1.59 lbs).

Contrast the Nikon D7100 and Nikon D7500 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you have attached at that moment. The following is a front view size comparison of the D7100 versus the D7500.

Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D7500 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the D7100 and D7500 is 59 and 60 respectively.

Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D7500 top view buttons comparison

Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D7500 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be difficult to see the contrast between sensor sizes only by checking specifications. The picture here will offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the D7100 and D7500.

To sum up, each of the cameras have the same sensor dimensions but not the same megapixels. You can anticipate the Nikon D7100 to resolve greater detail using its extra 3MP. Greater resolution can also help you crop photos a bit more aggressively. The more aged D7100 is going to be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D7500 sensor size comparison

Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D7500 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D7500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photobucket discusses licensing 13 billion images with AI firms

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D7100 Portrait photography information
Nikon D7500 Portrait photography information
79
has manual focus
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with face detect focusing
saves RAW formats
79
focusing manually
MP count good (21MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports face detect focus
exports RAW formats
Snapchat Adds Watermarks to AI-Created Images

Street Comparison

Nikon D7100 Street photography features
Nikon D7500 Street photography features
60
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
environment proofing
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
76
screen tilts
built in image stabilization
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
provides focus via touch
environment proof
above average ISO range (51,200)
Samsung Releases Faster Versions of EVO MicroSD Cards

Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon D7100
Sports photography with Nikon D7500
70
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
environment proofing
supports phase detect AF
very slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
83
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000s)
built in image stabilization
MP count good (21MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports tracking focus
environment proof
comes with phase detect auto focus
Meta to Introduce 'AI-Generated' Labels for Media starting next month

Travel Comparison

Nikon D7100 Travel photography info
Nikon D7500 Travel photography info
66
environment proofing
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
flash built-in
screen is not selfie friendly
70
environment proof
supports bluetooth
provides focus via touch
MP count good (21MP)
flash built-in
display is not selfie friendly
Apple Innovates by Creating Next-Level Optical Stabilization for iPhone

Landscape Comparison

Nikon D7100 Landscape photography information
Nikon D7500 Landscape photography information
76
has manual focus
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
decent sized screen (3.2 inches)
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
doesnt have low pass filter
saves RAW formats
environment proofing
two card slots
does not have image stabilization
82
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen is a good size (3.2 inch)
built in image stabilization
MP count good (21 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
no anti aliasing filter
above average ISO range (51,200)
exports RAW formats
environment proof
Japan-exclusive Leica Leitz Phone 3 features big sensor and new modes

Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D7100 Vlogging features
Nikon D7500 Vlogging features
30
comes with face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with mic socket
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
35
touchscreen enabled
built in image stabilization
supports face detect focus
high video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
does have mic socket
display is not selfie friendly
Sora from OpenAI releases its first ever music video

Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D7500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D7100 and Nikon D7500
 Nikon D7100Nikon D7500
General Information
Brand Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon D7100 Nikon D7500
Class Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Introduced 2013-04-25 2017-04-12
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Expeed 5
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.5 x 15.6mm 23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 366.6mm² 369.0mm²
Sensor resolution 24MP 21MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Maximum resolution 6000 x 4000 5568 x 3712
Maximum native ISO 6400 51200
Maximum boosted ISO 25600 1640000
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Lowest boosted ISO - 50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 51 51
Cross type focus points 15 15
Lens
Lens support Nikon F Nikon F
Total lenses 309 309
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display size 3.2 inch 3.2 inch
Resolution of display 1,229k dots 922k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.63x 0.63x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 6.0 frames/s 8.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
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
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/250 secs 1/250 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 24 fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Optional 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
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 765g (1.69 pounds) 720g (1.59 pounds)
Physical dimensions 136 x 107 x 76mm (5.4" x 4.2" x 3.0") 136 x 104 x 73mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 2.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 83 86
DXO Color Depth rating 24.2 24.3
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.7 14.0
DXO Low light rating 1256 1483
Other
Battery life 950 shots 950 shots
Type 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
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 2 Single
Pricing at launch $800 $1,247