Nikon D7500 Brings D500 Features Into Lower-Cost Body

April 12, 2017

By Greg Scoblete

Nikon is trickling down features from its flagship DX format DSLR, the D500, into a new, lower-cost D7500.

The camera features the same 20.9-megapixel image sensor with no optical low-pass filter and a native ISO range of 100-51,200 (expandable to a whopping ISO 1,640,000) as found in the D500. It boasts a 51 point autofocusing system with 15 cross type sensors and a burst mode of 8 fps in continuous AF for up to 50 RAW images or 100 JPEGs.

There’s also a new Auto Picture Control function analyzes a scene and automatically generates a tone curve within the camera.

On the video front, the D7500 records 4K movies (3840 x 2160) at 30p and full HD movies at 60p.

Additional features include:

  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for image transfers and remote control
  • 4K time-lapse movie mode
  • 3.2-inch tilting touch screen display
  • new group-area AF mode
  • 180K RGB metering system
  • weather-sealed body
  • 950 shots per charge (per CIPA)

The D7500 is scheduled to ship this summer with a body-only price of $1,250. It can also be purchased with an 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR lens for $1,750.