Nikon has announced the D7500, successor to the extremely popular D7200
Using the same DX flagship D500 20.9 MP sensor and boasting 4K, the D7500 looks very exciting for Nikon shooters.
Nikon has announced the follow up to its popular D7200, featuring the same praised 20.9MP sensor and EXPEED 5 processor found in the D500. The tried-and-tested EXPEED engine seems like the perfect choice for handling 4K video at 30p, as well as keeping up with am 8fps burst rate.
The 51 point AF system is also familiar and bound to give great results, even using the same group-area AF mode found in the D500 and professional flagship D5. The D7500 also boasts the former's 180K-pixel RGB sensor, designed to improve features such as face detection, matrix metering and auto white balance.
For those who are looking for reliable low-light use, the D7500 has a native ISO range os 100-51,200. This range is expandable up to a colossal 1,640,000 at its maximum, offering you unprecedented freedom in your shooting opportunities.
Nikon has also put a lot of effort in to design, with a carbon fibre composite structure and weather sealing and a shutter rated to 150,000 actuations. A power management mode will also allow you up to 950 shots from a single charge, paired with a weight of only 640g, this is perfect for anyone planning a long day of shooting.
Having an amazing line up of lenses and a vast wealth of history in the imaging business, this is a perfect choice for established enthusiasts, as well as anybody looking to step up their photography to the next level.
Price and availability
On sale end of June 2017 with a retail price of £1299 body only, or £1599 with the 18-140mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 ED VR lens.
Nikon announces the D7500, designed to expand the creative possibilities for photographers as they pursue their passion in photography. Powerful, nimble, and fully connected, the D7500 offers the same image quality as the D500—Nikon’s flagship DX-format D-SLR, and a performance that overcomes the most challenging conditions.
Packing powerful image technology in a travel-ready body, the D7500 is ideal for photographers who are always searching for the best possible images. As with the D500, the D7500’s 20.9 MP DX-format CMOS sensor offers an ISO range that extends to an incredible ISO 1,640,000 equivalent. Nikon’s EXPEED 5 processor is on board, offering faster, cleaner image processing. And the greatly increased pixel count of the 180K-pixel RGB sensor enables improved metering accuracy. Video shooters can record 4K/UHD movies, and Nikon’s in-camera Electronic Vibration Reduction counters the effects of unwanted camera movement. Ergonomic improvements include the new tilting monitor that offers touchscreen operation, and a deep grip for a stable, exceptionally comfortable hold. And this is the first Nikon D-SLR to boast a built-in flash that supports radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting.
Tim Carter, Senior Product Manager, Nikon UK, Says: “The D7500 delivers the same superb image quality as the D500 but in a smaller, more lightweight body with easier handling. For amateur photographers who are looking to up their game and deliver best-in-class imagery, but perhaps don’t need so many of the professional features that the D500 offers, the D7500 is the perfect D-SLR. The camera comes equipped with SnapBridge which lets shooters share their incredible images wherever they are, and the chance to shoot at up to 8 fps with full AF/AE tracking allows the speed and precision to never miss a shot.”
Summary of key features
Flagship D500 image quality: 20.9 MP DX-format sensor. EXPEED 5. 180K-pixel RGB metering sensor.
Stunning light sensitivity: excel in low light with ISO 100-51,200, extendable up to ISO 1,640,000 (equivalent).
Phenomenal subject recognition: 180K-pixel RGB metering sensor and Advanced Scene Recognition system. Capture precise exposures and dynamic compositions.
Highlight-weighted metering: prioritises the brightest elements in the frame, helping to avoid images with blown-out highlights.
Extreme AF precision: 51-point AF system accurate all the way down to an impressive -3 EV. Track, lock onto, and keep subjects in focus—even if the only light is the moonlight.
Cinematic 4K/UHD video footage: record 4K/UHD 30p footage, or Full HD (1080p) video at frame rates of up to 50p/60p.
Time-Lapse Movie: easily generate smooth, well-exposed 4K/UHD and Full HD time-lapse movies in-camera in full DX-format.
8 fps with Full AF/AE tracking: capture 50 NEF (RAW) or 100 Large JPEG Fine images in one high-speed burst.
Tilt screen and touch controls: slim-line 8 cm (3.2 in) tilting monitor. Operate AF and shutter-release functions via touch controls when you shoot in Live View.
Optical pentaprism viewfinder: offers approximately 100 % frame coverage.
Picture Control Auto: In-camera Picture Control system features eight controls including the new Picture Control Auto, which optimizes color, contrast, and brightness according to the scene. Automatically adjusts variables when shooting multiple frames.
DX agility: the camera body weighs just 640 g (approximately), boasts a deep grip, and is weather sealed. DX NIKKOR lenses are compact, and the 1.5x crop factor of the camera’s sensor delivers a telephoto effect when shooting with an FX lens.
Expandable system: compatible Nikon Speedlights, as well as Nikon’s ME-1 Stereo Microphone and ME-W1 Wireless Microphone.
Kits: the D7500 comes with multiple kit options. Shooting portraits or urban scenes? Go for a kit with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR. Travel light with the compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Capture inspiring views of the world with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300MM f/3.5–6.3G ED VR telephoto zoom.