Balancing the performance attributes, the D7500 is also characterized by its sleek profile and monocoque construction that is comfortable and easy to handle. This physical design is also fully weather-sealed to permit working in harsh environmental conditions. In addition to the pentaprism optical viewfinder, a rear 3.2" 922k-dot touchscreen is also featured, and has a tilting design to benefit working from high and low shooting angles. Additionally, SnapBridge Bluetooth and Wi-Fi permit wireless transferring of photos and movies and remote control over the camera from linked mobile devices.
20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 5 Image Processor
The DX-format 20.9MP CMOS sensor is paired with the EXPEED 5 image processor to provide an esteemed mixture of high sensitivity, nuanced image quality, and fast overall performance. At native values, a sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200 permits working in a broad array of lighting conditions, and can be further expanded to ISO 50-1640000 (Lo 1 to Hi 5) to handle the most challenging of situations. The mixture of resolution and sensor size also contributes to clean image quality and smooth color transitions with reduced noise throughout the sensitivity range.
In addition to benefitting image quality, the EXPEED 5 processor also affords a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including a top continuous shooting rate of 8 fps with full-time autofocus and exposure metering. Up to 100 JPEGs or 50 14-bit lossless compressed NEF files can be recorded in a single burst.
4K UHD Video Recording
Capable of recording more than just stills, the D7500 supports 4K UHD video recording at 30, 25, and 24 fps frame rates and Full HD/HD recording at up to 60 fps, along with the ability to save movie files to the in-camera memory cards or as an uncompressed file to an optional external recorder via HDMI out. For maintained quality and versatility in how your movies look, three image area options are available:
4K UHD movie image format is an area that provides a 1.5x increase in the effective focal length of the lens in use and is reserved for 4K 3840 x 2160 recording.
1.3x-based movie image area provides a 1.3x crop of the DX sensor, and is used for recording Full HD and HD video.
DX-based movie image format utilizes the full width of the DX-format sensor, and is used to record Full HD 1920 x 1080 and HD 1280 x 720 video. This setting is well-suited for shallow depth of field effects and provides the widest field of view.
As with still shooting, the wide range of sensitivities is available for recording in low- and bright-light conditions, ranging from expanded ISO 100-1640000, and sensitivity values are manually adjustable via the dedicated movie-shooting menu. Also, a video-optimized Flat Picture Control mode can be used during recording to flatten the overall contrast curve for more control during post-production and color grading.
Benefitting handheld shooting, an Electronic Vibration Reduction feature can be used during Full HD and HD recording, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake across three axes to control horizontal, vertical, and rotational movements. Additionally, Active D-Lighting can also be employed during Full HD/HD shooting to preserve highlight and shadow detail when working in high-contrast situations.
In regard to handling, a dedicated power aperture button (Pv) makes it possible to achieve smooth, continuous exposure transitions when switching from light to dark areas and Auto ISO can also be used to maintain consistent brightness when working in changing light situations. Audio recording can be handled using the built-in stereo microphone or an optional external mic can be added via the 3.5mm stereo jack for greater control over quality. Regardless if using the in-camera mic or an external mic, audio levels can be adjusted in 20 increments and live monitoring is possible via the headphone jack.
In addition to straight movie recording, time-lapse recording, for up to 9999 consecutive frames shot over the course of up to one week, is also possible with up to 4K UHD/30p output from the camera.
51-Point Multi-CAM 3500FX II Autofocus System
SnapBridge Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Lens Mount Nikon F
Camera Format DX / (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 21.51 Megapixel
Effective: 20.9 Megapixel
Max Resolution 5568 x 3712
Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: H.264, MOV, MP4
Audio: AAC, Linear PCM
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
Image Stabilization Digital
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 51 (15 Cross-Type)
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
Viewfinder Eye Point 18.5 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.94x
Diopter Adjustment -2 to +1 m
Display Screen 3.2" Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (922,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Diagonal Angle of View 170.0°
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-51200 (Extended Mode: 50-1640000)
Shutter 30 - 1/8000 Second
Remote Control MC-DC2, WR-1, WR-R10 (Optional)
Mirror Lock-Up Yes
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Matrix, Spot Metering, Highlight Weighted
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Scene Modes, Shutter Priority, User
Metering Range: EV -3.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV Steps)
Continuous Shooting Up to 8 fps at 20.9 MP for up to 50 Frames in raw format
Up to 8 fps at 20.9 MP for up to 100 Frames in JPEG format
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Fine, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Flash Modes Auto
Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide No. 39.37' (12 m) ISO100
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System iTTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 23.98, 25, 29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
1280 x 720p at 50, 59.94 fps
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Max Video Clip Length 3840 x 2160: 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Optional External Mic: With Video)
Self Timer 20 Seconds, 10 Seconds, 5 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Custom: 1 - 9 Seconds at 0.5-, 1.0-, 2.0-, 3.0Second Intervals
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), Micro-USB, Nikon DC2, USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Battery 1 x EN-EL15a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter EH-5c/EP-5B (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.3 x 4.1 x 2.9" / 135.5 x 104.0 x 72.5 mm
Weight 1.41 lb / 640 g body only
Focal Length 18 - 140mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27 - 210 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 38
Angle of View 76° - 11° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance 1.48' (45 cm)
Elements/Groups 17 / 12
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.07 x 3.82" (78 x 97 mm)
Weight 1.08 lb (490 g)
Package Weight 5.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.5 x 8.1 x 5.3"