Nikon D7500 vs Nikon Df

Nikon D7500 front
Nikon Df front

Nikon D7500 vs Nikon Df Key Specs

Nikon D7500
(Full Review)
  • 21MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • 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
  • Revealed April 2017
  • Replaced the Nikon D7200
Nikon Df
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Bump to 204800)
  • No Video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 760g - 144 x 110 x 67mm
  • Revealed December 2013
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Nikon D7500 vs Nikon Df Overview

On this page, we are matching up the Nikon D7500 vs Nikon Df, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras and both of them are manufactured by Nikon. There exists a substantial gap between the sensor resolutions of the D7500 (21MP) and Df (16MP) and the D7500 (APS-C) and Df (Full frame) boast different sensor measurements.

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The D7500 was revealed 3 years after the Df which is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before diving straight to a complete comparison, here is a concise summation of how the D7500 matches up versus the Df with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D7500 over the Nikon Df

 D7500 Df 
RevealedApril 2017December 2013Newer by 41 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution922k921kCrisper display (+1k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Nikon Df over the Nikon D7500

 Df D7500 

Common features in the Nikon D7500 and Nikon Df

 D7500 Df 
Focus manually More accurate focus
Display dimensions3.2"3.2"Equal display measurements
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen

Nikon D7500 vs Nikon Df Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to travel with your camera often, you need to take into account its weight and proportions. The Nikon D7500 provides outside dimensions of 136mm x 104mm x 73mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 2.9") accompanied by a weight of 720 grams (1.59 lbs) and the Nikon Df has measurements of 144mm x 110mm x 67mm (5.7" x 4.3" x 2.6") with a weight of 760 grams (1.68 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are employing during that time. Below is a front view size comparison of the D7500 vs the Df.

Nikon D7500 vs Nikon Df size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the D7500 and Df is 60 and 59 respectively.

Nikon D7500 vs Nikon Df top view buttons comparison

Nikon D7500 vs Nikon Df Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very difficult to imagine the contrast between sensor dimensions purely by reading specifications. The image below should offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the D7500 and Df.

Plainly, the 2 cameras provide different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The D7500 with its tinier sensor is going to make achieving shallow DOF harder and the Nikon D7500 will deliver extra detail because of its extra 5 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop pics more aggressively. The fresher D7500 provides an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Nikon D7500 vs Nikon Df sensor size comparison

Nikon D7500 vs Nikon Df Screen and ViewFinder

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

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon D7500
Portrait photography with Nikon Df
focusing manually
good megapixels (21MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detection focus
delivers RAW formats
you can focus manually
MP count good (16MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
features face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Nikon D7500 as a Street photography camera
Nikon Df as a Street photography camera
tilting screen
built in image stabilization
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
supports focus by touch
weather proofing
good ISO range (51,200)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
weather proof
no moving screen
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D7500 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon Df as a Sports photography camera
high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
built in image stabilization
good megapixels (21MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
includes tracking autofocus
weather proofing
supports phase detect auto focus
MP count good (16MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
features tracking autofocus
weather proof
good battery (1,400 shots)
sensor has phase detect AF
low frames per second (6.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Nikon D7500 Travel photography details
Nikon Df Travel photography details
weather proofing
has bluetooth
supports focus by touch
good megapixels (21MP)
flash built-in
display is not selfie friendly
good battery (1,400 shots)
weather proof
MP count good (16MP)
missing Timelapse recording
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon D7500
Landscape photography with Nikon Df
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
pretty good screen size (3.2 inches)
built in image stabilization
good megapixels (21 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
no anti-alias filter
good ISO range (51,200)
delivers RAW formats
weather proofing
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
nice screen size (3.2")
MP count good (16MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
weather proof
good battery (1,400 per charge)
no image stabilization
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D7500 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon Df as a Vlogging camera
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization
includes face detection focus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
comes with external microphone jack
display is not selfie friendly
no video recording
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Nikon D7500 vs Nikon Df Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D7500 and Nikon Df
 Nikon D7500Nikon Df
General Information
Company Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon D7500 Nikon Df
Type Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Revealed 2017-04-12 2013-12-20
Body design Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Chip Expeed 5 Expeed 3
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Full frame
Sensor measurements 23.5 x 15.7mm 36 x 23.9mm
Sensor surface area 369.0mm² 860.4mm²
Sensor resolution 21 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Maximum resolution 5568 x 3712 4928 x 3280
Maximum native ISO 51200 12800
Maximum boosted ISO 1640000 204800
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Lowest boosted ISO 50 50
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 51 39
Cross type focus points 15 9
Lens support Nikon F Nikon F
Amount of lenses 309 309
Crop factor 1.5 1
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3.2 inches 3.2 inches
Resolution of display 922 thousand dot 921 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Display tech - TFT-LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.63x 0.7x
Slowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 8.0 frames/s 6.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (at ISO 100) no built-in flash
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain Auto FP High-speed sync, front-curtain sync, rear-curtain sync, redeye reduction,
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/250 secs 1/250 secs
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM -
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 None
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Wireless Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector) Optional
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional Optional
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 720 gr (1.59 lb) 760 gr (1.68 lb)
Physical dimensions 136 x 104 x 73mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 2.9") 144 x 110 x 67mm (5.7" x 4.3" x 2.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 86 89
DXO Color Depth rating 24.3 24.6
DXO Dynamic range rating 14.0 13.1
DXO Low light rating 1483 3279
Battery life 950 images 1400 images
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL15a EN-EL14,EN-EL14a
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec) Yes (2, 5, 10, or 20 secs)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots One One
Pricing at launch $1,247 $2,747