Nikon D7500

Nikon D7500 front
  • 21MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Raise 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
  • Previous Model is Nikon D7200
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Nikon D7500 overview

Nikon D7500 is Nikon's Advanced DSLR camera first launched on April of 2017. The camera comes with a 21MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 5568 x 3712.

Nikon introduced this camera in an effort to upgrade the previous Nikon D7200 (Read Full Comparison)

The D7500 stands at #14 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras and all around #85 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. You can check out our Advanced camera filter to see camera ratings based on your personal requirements.

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Below is a chart of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.

Nikon D7500 family

The Nikon D7500 comes with a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can view all past and current models along with important specs.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Nikon-D7500 front thumbnailNikon D750021MPAPS-C8.0 fps2017
Nikon-D500 front thumbnailNikon D500
D7500 vs D500
21MPAPS-C10.0 fps2016
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Nikon-D7200 front thumbnailNikon D7200
D7500 vs D7200
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2015
Nikon-D7100 front thumbnailNikon D7100
D7500 vs D7100
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013
Nikon-D7000 front thumbnailNikon D7000
D7500 vs D7000
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2010
Nikon-D300S front thumbnailNikon D300S
D7500 vs D300S
12MPAPS-C7.0 fps2009
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Nikon-D90 front thumbnailNikon D90
D7500 vs D90
12MPAPS-C4.5 fps2008
Nikon-D300 front thumbnailNikon D300
D7500 vs D300
12MPAPS-C6.0 fps2008
Nikon-D80 front thumbnailNikon D80
D7500 vs D80
10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
Nikon-D200 front thumbnailNikon D200
D7500 vs D200
10MPAPS-C5.0 fps2006
Nikon-D50 front thumbnailNikon D50
D7500 vs D50
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005
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Nikon-D70s front thumbnailNikon D70s
D7500 vs D70s
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005
Nikon-D70 front thumbnailNikon D70
D7500 vs D70
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2004
Nikon-D100 front thumbnailNikon D100
D7500 vs D100
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2002

Nikon D7500 Pros and Cons

Below is a checklist of advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon D7500 based on features which are generally seen as useful in a camera.

above average high ISO (51,200)
above average min ISO (100)
built in image stabilization
builtin Top LCD display
comes with HDMI socket
comes with headphone socket
comes with mic socket
connects via bluetooth
decent sensor size (APS-C)
doesnt have anti-alias filter
environment proof
exports RAW files
features touch focus
flash built-in
focusing manually
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
has a tilting screen
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
includes face detect focusing
includes tracking focus
MP count good (21MP)
nice clear screen (922 thousand dots)
pretty good screen size (3.2 inches)
supports phase detect AF
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Nikon D7500 Sensor specifications

The Nikon D7500 is powered by the Expeed 5 processor chip. The dimension of the sensor in the Nikon D7500 is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor can resolve 5568 x 3712 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2. The camera boasts Image Stabilization. In body stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter can easily lead to cropping.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 21MP and gives a native ISO range of 100 - 51200. This ISO can also be increased electronically to 50 - 1640000. RAW format is saved which means that the user has wider margin for error.

Nikon chose to skip the anti-alias filter inside the Nikon D7500. This could result in more clearer photographs but might cause moire in certain circumstances.

The image underneath shows the D7500's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The D7500 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is presented in green.

Nikon D7500 sensor size Photography Glossary

To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Nikon D7500 dimensions

Nikon D7500 is 1.59 pounds (720 gr / 25.40 oz) and features outer proportions of 136mm x 104mm x 73mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 2.9"). The weight of general Advanced DSLR camera is 776 gr so the Nikon D7500 is very similar compared to its competitors.

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Underneath is a image of the Nikon D7500 beside a softdrink to help you to have a sense of its scale.

Nikon D7500 dimensions scale

The top view under will show the button design on the D7500.

Nikon D7500 topview buttons dials

Nikon D7500 Lens specifications

The D7500 works with the Nikon F mount and has 315 lenses available. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the D7500.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Rokinon-14mm-f2.8-IF-ED-MC-Nikon-F-FX lensRokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED MC14mmf/2.8 552g
Nikon-AF-S-DX-Nikkor-18-55mm-f3.5-5.6G-II lensNikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G II18-55mmf/3.5-5.6 205g
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Sigma-18-200mm-F3.5-6.3-DC-Macro-OS-HSM-C-Nikon-F-DX lensSigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM C18-200mmf/3.5-6.3 430g
Nikon-AF-S-Nikkor-500mm-F5.6E-PF-ED-VR lensNikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm F5.6E PF ED VR500mmf/5.6 1460g
Tokina-AT-X-80-400mm-f4.5-5.6-Nikon-F-FX lensTokina AT-X 80-400mm f4.5-5.680-400mmf/4.5-5.6 1020g
Nikon-AF-S-Nikkor-24mm-f1.4G-ED lensNikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f1.4G ED24mmf/1.4 620g
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Nikon-AF-DX-Fisheye-Nikkor-10.5mm-f2.8G-ED lensNikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f2.8G ED11mmf/2.8 300g
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Nikon D7500 Connectivity

The D7500 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Cameras that have NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily transfer photos and sometimes alter settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.

Several applications even provide a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.

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Nikon D7500 Video specifications

The highest video quality in the Nikon D7500 is 3840 x 2160 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p will provide an excellent quality for video recording. You can easily crop to Full HD in order to get cleaner results. Be wary of the substantial file sizes and make sure you have got high quality SD cards that have fast write speed. The camera does feature both headphone and mic socket making it very useful while capturing audio.

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Nikon D7500 Weather Sealing

Nikon D7500 features environment sealing which makes it a great option to use for tricky conditions. This is especially handy any time you are uncertain about the conditions you might face for outdoor photography.

Nikon D7500 Display and Viewfinder

The Nikon D7500 comes with a 3.2 inch tilting display supporting a resolution of 922 thousand dots.

Moreover the display is touch friendly which means that you can easily adjust focus points and adjust settings using your fingers. The D7500 also comes with a Top LCD display allowing you to quickly checkout your settings.

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The ViewFinder specs regarding Nikon D7500 are below:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
  • Coverage 100%
  • Magnification 0.63x

In those sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and tough to view, viewfinders are quite helpful.

Nikon D7500 Shutter specifications

Nikon D7500 can shoot continuously at 8.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000 sec.

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Nikon D7500 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Nikon D7500 boasts both built in flash and external flash ability. The highest flash sync is 1/250 sec.

Nikon D7500 Autofocus specifications

Nikon D7500 boasts both Phase Detect AF along with Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & exact in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera comes with Face detect making it useful for people photography.

The Sensor comes with 51 focus points to pick from. Nikon D7500 has touch to focus. You can use your fingers in order to shift where you focus. It also boasts Tracking AF for objects that move. Nikon D7500 has the ability to use manual focus if required for low light or you want to have more exact focus control.

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Nikon D7500 Battery life

The battery power (EN-EL15a) for the Nikon D7500 is built to last for 950 shutters based on the CIPA benchmarks which is similar to its competitors. The typical Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 comes with the highest (2260) battery life for this category of cameras.

Here is a listing of Advanced DSLR cameras that have the strongest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Photography Glossary
Nikon-Df front thumbnailNikon Df
D7500 vs Df
1400 yesnono
Canon-EOS-90D front thumbnailCanon 90D
D7500 vs 90D
1300 yesnoyes

Nikon D7500 for specific styles of photography

The following graph presents a analysis of the Nikon D7500 for specific styles of photography. To look at more, browse to the specific section underneath.

Nikon D7500 Portrait photography info

The Nikon D7500 has a points total of 79 which is outstanding, and means the camera is a outstanding choice for portraits. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support and potential to use external lighting.

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you can focus manually
MP count decent (21 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
provides face detection focus
delivers RAW files

Nikon D7500 Street photography details

With a wonderful points total of 76, the Nikon D7500 is a wonderful option for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.

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screen tilts up and down
image stabilization
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW files
supports touch to focus
environment sealing
very good high ISO (51,200)

Nikon D7500 as a Sports photography camera

A exceptional sports photography rating of 83 means the Nikon D7500 is a excellent fit for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have very good tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.

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high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
image stabilization
megapixel count good (21 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports tracking focus
weather sealing
supports phase detect auto focus

Travel photography with Nikon D7500

Weight is extremely important when buying a travel camera. In general, the Nikon D7500 gets a above average 70 as a travelling camera which is a very decent choice to purchase for your travels.

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weather proofing
supports bluetooth
offers focus via touch
sensor resolution is decent (21 megapixels)
built-in flash
does not feature selfie friendly screen

Nikon D7500 Landscape photography information

If you find yourself looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photos, the most vital factor will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon D7500 and it's excellent rating of 82 for a landscape camera is a superb pick amongst its rivals.

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manual focus
change lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen size is good (3.2 inches)
has image stabilization
decent megapixels (21MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
does not have low pass filter
good ISO range (51,200)
supports RAW formats
environment sealing

Nikon D7500 Vlogging info

A vlogging camera preferably should posses a articulating display, mic input and preferably IBIS. Considering all things, the Nikon D7500 is not really acceptable for vlogging as it delivers a bad score of 35.

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built-in touchscreen
image stabilization
has face detect focusing
great video quality (3840 x 2160 pxls)
includes mic support
doesn't offer selfie friendly display

Nikon D7500 Alternatives

If you are looking for alternatives to the D7500, below is a number of the highest scored cameras which fall within the family of Advanced DSLR.

The line graph followed below will give you an overview of the D7500 vs it's highest scored rivals listed above.

Following are several cameras you might look into as alternate options. To read a complete comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Nikon D7500
Advanced DSLR
Physical type
Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Processor Chip
Expeed 5
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
21 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
Full resolution
5568 x 3712
RAW photos
Max native ISO
Max boosted ISO
Min native ISO
Min boosted ISO
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points
Cross focus points
Lens mount
Nikon F
Total lenses
Focal length multiplier
Type of display
Display diagonal
3.2 inches
Display resolution
922 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around score
DXO Color Depth score
DXO Dynamic range score
DXO Low light score
Lowest shutter speed
30 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/8000 secs
Continuous shooting rate
8.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Hot shoe
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize
1/250 secs
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
720 grams (1.59 lbs)
136 x 104 x 73mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 2.9")
Battery life
950 photos
Battery type
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type
Card slots
Retail price