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Nikon Introduces D7500 DX dSLR Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

12 April 2017

Nikon has announced the Nikon D7500, a DX-format dSLR camera featuring the same 20.9-megapixel image sensor, EXPEED 5 processor and wide ISO range as the Nikon D500, Nikon's flagship DX-format dSLR. The new 7500 also offers "impressive speed, astounding low-light ability and 4K UHD video capture to fit the needs of a diverse array of image makers and creators," the company said.

"The Nikon D7500 was engineered to be as versatile as the photographer using it and excels whether shooting fast-action sports, stunning low-light landscapes, distant wildlife, glamorous portraits or multimedia content," said Kosuke Kawaura, Nikon director of marketing and planning. "This is a camera for the photographers who are serious about their passion, infatuated with the next frame and above all else, want speed, small size and an excellent value."

Other features of note include an articulated touch-screen LCD, a burst rate to 8-fps, Creative Lighting System compatibility with the built-in popup flash, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity and 4K UHD video capture.


Highlights of the D7500 include:

  • 20.9-Mp DX-Format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter
  • EXPEED 5 processing engine
  • ISO 100-51,200 (expanded to 1.64 million equivalent)
  • 51 point AF system with 15 cross-type sensors to achieve incredible focus
  • Up to 8 frames-per-second with full AF/AE and large buffer
  • 4K UHD (3840-2160/30p) video capture
  • In-camera 4K UHD time-lapse movies
  • Built-in Bluetooth and WiFi
  • New Auto Picture Control function
  • Slim, tilting 3.2-inch 922K-dot touchscreen LCD

    Specifications for the D7500 include:

    Sensor 20.9-Mp CMOS sensor
    1.5x crop factor
    Bit Depth 12- or 14-bit
    Lens Mount Nikon F mount
    With autofocus coupling and contacts
    Storage SD and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
    Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
    -2 to +1m diopter adjustment
    100 percent coverage
    Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen
    Monitor 3.2-inch tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD
    170° viewing angle
    922k dots
    100 percent frame coverage
    Shutter 1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time, X250
    Flash sync to 1/250 at full flash range; 1/320 at shorter range
    Frame Rate Up to 8 fps continuous release with autofocus, autoexposure
    ISO ISO 100 to 51,200 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
    Autofocus Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
    51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors
    Built-in Flash Manual pop-up with button release
    Guide No. 12/39 with manual flashr> ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
    Nikon Creative Lighting System compatible
    Live View Both Photo and Movie modes
    Movie 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p
    1920 x 1080; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
    1280 x 720; 60p, 50p
    Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 and 23.976 fps respectively
    MOV, MP4 formats with H.264/MPEG-4 encoding
    Built-in stereo or external microphone
    Connectivity Hi-Speed USB with Micro-B connector
    Type C HDMI connector
    802.11b/802.11g WiFi
    Bluetooth 4.1
    Accessory terminal for WR-1 and WR-R10 wireless remote controllers, GPS unit
    3.5mm stereo mini-pin output and input jacks
    Power EN-EL15a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
    About 950 shots per charge (CIPA standard)
    Dimensions 5.4 x 4.1 x 2.9 inches
    Weight 1 lb. 9.4 oz. with battery and memory card


    Nikon said the D7500 would be available in the summer for $1,249.95 body only or $1,749.95 with the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f3.5-5.6-GB ED VR kit lens.

    The D7500 is now available for pre-order from Adorama as body only or with kit lens and from B&H.

    For more information see the news release below.

    The New Nikon D7500: Superior Performance That Drives the Desire to Create

    Exceptional Speed, Precision and Low-Light Ability Has Never Been as Attainable; The New D7500 Uses the Same Powerful Imaging Sensor and Includes Many Features from Nikon's DX-Format D500 Flagship

    MELVILLE, N.Y. -- Enthusiasts are a distinct type of photographer, who go to great lengths in the relentless pursuit of the perfect capture. It is for this user that Nikon Inc. announced the D7500 today, an advanced-level DX-format dSLR that provides a robust yet lightweight camera with powerful performance and premium features. Using the same 20.9-Mp image sensor, processor and wide ISO range as the D500, Nikon's flagship DX-format dSLR, the D7500 incorporates an exceptional combination of stunning image quality, impressive speed, astounding low-light ability and 4K UHD video capture, yet remains within reach for a diverse array of image makers and creators.

    "The Nikon D7500 was engineered to be as versatile as the photographer using it and excels whether shooting fast-action sports, stunning low-light landscapes, distant wildlife, glamorous portraits or multimedia content," said Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. "This is a camera for the photographers who are serious about their passion, infatuated with the next frame and above all else, want speed, small size and an excellent value."

    Balance Image Quality and Low-Light Performance

    The new D7500 features Nikon's latest 20.9-Mp DX-format imaging sensor and EXPEED 5 processing engine, the same high-performance heart of the Nikon D500. Designed to excel in a wide array of shooting conditions, the D7500 eliminates the optical low-pass filter for maximum sharpness and clarity, with the class-leading dynamic range flexibility that is a hallmark of Nikon dSLRs. The compact DX-format form factor also gives photographers extended focal length reach that is an advantage for sports and wildlife photography, especially when coupled with the vast selection of available Nikkor lenses.

    Whether shooting a landscape at dawn or sports under indoor lights, the D7500 affords the latitude of low-light capability to consistently nail the shot, time and time again. Even in the most challenging light, users can capture images with minimal noise, thanks to a native ISO range that spans from 100-51,200 and an expanded ISO range up to an astonishing 1.64 million equivalent. Those same stellar image quality and low noise virtues also apply to those shooting video, whether it's a 4K UHD production or a mesmerizing astro time-lapse of the night sky.

    Focus with Precision, Capture with Confidence

    The Nikon D7500 dSLR gives photographers many new premium features and advanced Nikon technologies to help create incredible images and video:

    • The D7500 is fast enough to keep pace with the quickest athletes or animals; capable of shooting at up to 8 frames-per-second (fps) with full AF/AE, with an expanded buffer of up to 50 Raw/NEF (14-bit lossless compressed) or 100 JPEG images.
    • Nikon's proven 51-point AF system covers a large portion of the frame. A Group-Area AF function has been added, which is a preferred focus mode for those shooting fast action.
    • The slim, tilting 3.2" 922K-dot touchscreen LCD can be used to easily control, compose and play back, even while mounted to a tripod. The menus can also be easily navigated using the touchscreen function.
    • Like the Nikon D5 and D500, the 180K RGB Metering system is used with the Advanced Scene Recognition System to help ensure balanced exposures and fantastic color rendition in nearly any shooting situation.
    • Lightweight DX form factor allows for an agile, comfortable body with deep grip and comprehensive weather sealing. The monocoque body is durable and approximately 5 percent lighter than the D7200 and 16 percent lighter than the D500.
    • Shoot all day and well into the night with up to approximately 950 shots per charge (CIPA standard).
    • Like the D500 and D5, the Auto AF Fine Tune feature when in Live View allows users to automatically calibrate autofocus with specific lenses if needed.
    • Through the Retouch menu, users can access an in-camera Batch Process Raw Converter that can handle multiple images to optimize workflow.
    • The camera's pop-up flash can act as a Commander for remote Speedlights, while the camera is also optimized to function with line-of-sight using SB-500, SB-700 and SB-5000. It can even support the radio frequency control system of the SB-5000 when using the optional WR-R10 accessory.
    • New Auto Picture Control function analyzes the picture scene and automatically generates a tone curve within the camera.
    • Images can automatically be downloaded to a compatible smartphone and the camera can also be triggered remotely using Built-in Bluetooth1 and WiFi2 technology.

    Multimedia Capabilities for Creators

    The Nikon D7500 adds in a diverse array of advanced features for multimedia content creators, including 4K UHD (3840 -- 2160/30p) video capture and the ability to produce awe-inspiring 4K UHD time-lapse movies in-camera. Video files can be stored as either MOV files or as MP4 files, for greater flexibility and easier playback on a wide range of devices. Like the D500, the D7500 offers 3-axis built-in e-VR image stabilization when shooting 1080p Full HD video and can be easily focused using the rear touchscreen function.

    For the advanced videographer, the D7500 offers simultaneous 4K UHD output to card and uncompressed via HDMI, as well as a headphone and microphone jack for pro-level audio recording and monitoring. To allow for smooth exposure adjustments, the camera also supports power aperture for smooth and step-less depth-of-field transitions while users can also keep highlights in-check using visible zebra stripes in live-view mode.

    Price and Availability

    The Nikon D7500 will be available in summer for a suggested retail price of $1,249.95 for the body only configuration or with a AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f3.5-5.6-GB ED VR lens for $1,749.95. For more information on the Nikon D7500 as well as the latest Nikon products, please visit

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