Update: the Nikon D7200 replacement could be called D7500


A quick update: so far I have reported the replacement of the Nikon D7200 camera as the D7300 assuming that Nikon will follow their existing D7xxx naming convention. Well, they will not - the D7200 replacement will most likely be called Nikon D7500 - probably to go with the D500 since both models will have the same sensor. I stopped trying to make sense of Nikon naming convention a long time ago.

I changed the name of the new Facebook page to Nikon D7500.

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  • Michiel953

    Sounds pretty logical to me.

    • ben132401

      whats logical about it lol. its not like they’re improving the d7xxx series by 2 generations. only mild improvement that wont make me upgrade from my d7200..

      • Sawyerspadre

        It’s better by 300 Nikon units. You better upgrade…

      • Andrew

        The Nikon D7500 camera which inherits much of the D500’s capabilities will be a major milestone as the first true professional camera at a consume price level.

        The D7500 with its smaller crop sensor (DX) is superior to the legendary D700 camera with its 2.3 times larger full frame sensor (FX) in practically every imaginary way.
        The D7500 will give us better image quality (IQ) with sharper pictures. It will match the D700’s low light (high ISO) performance with a higher ISO range of 100 – 51,000. The D7500 will have a smaller size and lighter (625g vs 1074g); superior auto focus (AF) to capture images at extremely low light (-3 EV candle light); fast frame rate for sports and wildlife action shots (8 fps); larger image buffer (for sure); no compromise 1/8,000 sec shutter speed; 4K Video; 51 points AF; SnapBridge (Nice!); Flicker Detection; and more.

        And I left the best for last, Tilting LCD Touch-screen! I expect the D7500 to have the wonderful form factor of the D750 with its amazing hand-grip. This camera will be a classic.

        • Jebagi Erol Paker

          Andrew, I bet you can sell a Coolpix to a serious consumer, for sure to his wife.

          • Andrew

            Parker, you really should try the amazing Coolpix P900 ultra zoom camera with its awesome 83x Optical Zoom lens. If you are into Astrophotography, taking pictures of astronomical subjects in the night sky is really a game changer for amature Astronomers using this camera. And sure, going on vacations and being able to take high image quality (IQ) pictures is pronominal. Its image sensor is quite small so it is not ideal for nighttime shots but overall it is an amazing camera.

        • ben132401

          which the d7200 already does. lol.

          • I already deleted few of your comments. Please watch you language or I will have to ban you.

            • ben132401

              suck my cock

        • Marc P.

          Personally, i’d choose FF anytime over APS-C/DX, no matter how old it is. I can get great results from the 5D, a DSLR, which is soon to be 12 years old, as it was being introduced into August/September 2005. The last thing i do want on my Nikon DSLR is “CrapBridge(®)” 🙂

          The D700 was being introduced into 2008, and is still a fine semipro DSLR. I’d use it anytime over a D6x0 Series Body, which is inferior into build quality, and does have the 39 Point AF System being “borrowed” out from the D7000, therefore, it covers never the FX Image Circle, all AF Points are close to the middle. Build Quality is mediocre compared to the D700, albeit the Sensor Tech is 2012, not 2008. But a good DSLR is so much more than just the latest Sensor.

          You G.A.S. Gear Syndrome Freaks would understand this perhaps…someday…more or less… 🙂 Happy Shooting!

      • Michiel953

        500 sensor. Logical.

    • Pippo

      Sounds better, ready to put order.

    • vFunct

      A name is a name. It doesn’t need to be logical.

      It could just as easily be named “Richard the Great”

  • D500’s successor will be…D550?
    And the same sensor will be used by D7550?

    • Ande Notos

      Yes. After that there will be the D555 and the D7555, then the D555.1 and the D7557 (because it looks symmetrical) followed shortly by the D555.15 and the D(7550+π).

      • ben132401

        lol

      • Ken

        You made my day, thank you.

  • Semaphore

    Nikon should follow Canon and just make Mk II, III, IV… etc of their hits. They are going to run out of numbers in the 4 digit range soon at this rate.

    • Gregory Roane

      Nikon will adopt Hexadecimal next.

      And, then STILL run out of digits.

      • Tieu Ngao

        Then they should retire?

        • Gregory Roane

          No, not saying that at all.

          I am just saying that even using hexadecimal, they will skip from A to E in one iteration – and then run out of digits for the next iteration.

          • Ande Notos

            They’ll go binary next. Get ready for the D1101010010.

            • manattan

              Actually the D7500 translates into the D1110101001100

            • Ande Notos

              No that was the D850.

      • No, Cyrillic.

        Are you ready for the reveal of the D7200Ж?

        • Gregory Roane

          The D9AE7v3.A1E will be EPIC, I hear!!!

      • Gregory Roane

        The D9AE7v3.01 will be EPIC!!!!

    • T.I.M

      I’ll like Roman numbers
      Nikon DXVIII
      :o)

      • Kiboko

        And Nikon FXIIV for full frame? 😉

        • T.I.M

          MXIIV for the new Nikon medium format DSLR
          :o)

      • manattan

        Roman numerals are tough because the D actually means 500. 7500 is vMMD. For Nikon’s benefit they should just have released the D500 as the roman numeral Nikon “D” 😉

    • Eledeuh

      Honestly that’s probably the best way to go for that type of product.

      While product naming on the low end of the Canon cameras is just as shitty (if not more, because regionalized) as Nikon, the way they handle prosumer & pro naming is solid.
      Nikon, just choose ONE name for each of your lines, and be done with it.

    • Ande Notos

      I think this should come in handy for Nikon when they’ve exhausted all their naming options: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_numeral_systems

    • Mansgame

      They should have learned their lesson after the D90 but no…

    • Ken Aisin

      I think Nikon should start a completely new naming system. Like you said with Mk II, III, IV, etc.

      And I would suggest the full frame flagship model to be named FX1, followed by FX1 Mk II, III, and IV, and so forth. For the D810 successor, name it FX3. For the D750 successor, name it FX5. And for the D610 successor, name it FX7.

      Then there’s the APS-C line-up. Name the flagship APS-C (i.e. D500 successor) as DX1, D7200 successor as DX3, D5600 successor as DX5, and D3400 successor as DX7.

    • Sawyerspadre

      I think the whole Mark thing is silly. Worse than Nikon naming.

      • silmasan

        Then how about Luke? Or Paul? Or…Peter?

    • Humanist John

      Nikon and Canon should follow the lead of car makers… You’d have a 2004 D70, 2005 D70 (aka D70s), 2006 D70 (aka D80), 2008 D70 (aka D90), 2010 D70 (aka D7000), 2013 D70 (aka D7100), 2015 D70 (aka D7200)… Yes, I know many of these models were sold concurrently towards slightly different DX prosumer markets, but that, imho, is part of Nikon’s problem with marketing. Learn to keep it simple… Most consumers actually hate choice without neat/clear-cut differences.

  • Lets hope that makes a D850 also and not a D820

    • Gilboa

      I’m just hoping the D810 replacement will be announced together with the D7300/D7500. Because that’s the one I’m interested in. And we don’t have to wait until the end of the year or next year for it to arrive. That model is so overdue for a replacement!

      • T.I.M

        It will be release before May 25th (my 50th birthday)
        :o)

  • Jon Sparks

    Quoting myself (Nikon System Guide a few years ago)…
    “Nikon’s numbering system is hardly crystal-clear. It began simply enough, with the D1; establishing Nikon’s professional line with single-digit sequential numbering. In the rest of the line-up, things are less clear. If ‘pro’ equals single-digit, you might expect mid-range cameras to have two digits and entry-level models to have three, but it’s the other way round. And, while the ‘triple-digit’ sequence began straightforwardly enough–100, 200, 300–it then jumped to 700. The ‘double-digit’ line is even more confusing; in order of introduction, it runs: D70, D50, D80, D40, D60, D90… and now there are D5000 and D3000 to contend with. Go figure.”
    And of course there are a few ‘vacant’ numbers they could play with. Perhaps it will actually be the D10 or D400…

    • August Personage

      From my understanding the confusion of numbers in the double-digit range is done purposely to allow retailers and salespeople to steer consumer purchases where they want them.
      Which itself reflects an idea of how sales happen that’s a bit…. quaint.

    • ZoetMB

      It actually did make some sense in most cases. The D50 was not a replacement for the D70 – it was a lower level camera. The D80 was the replacement for the D70. And the D40 ($600 initally w/ kit lens) was less expensive than the D50 ($750 w/ kit lens). The distinction between the D5000 and D3000 lines also makes sense.

      One line with a numbering problem is the D500 line. A minor update can be a D550 and a major one can be a D900, although then the D800 has nowhere to go. But they can fix it by coming up with new prefixes. The full frame line can have a DFX prefix and the APS-C line can have a DDX prefix and then they can start numbering all over. Or, they can do what they did with some of the film bodies in the U.S. They used “N” for “new” instead of “F” on cameras like the F80/N80. They did that to try and stop grey market sales, although I do remember people being upset that they were no longer buying a Nikon F and instead buying a Nikon N. And if they come up with a mirrorless line, they can be the M-whatever.

      Or, Nikon can get away from numbering and just make up names for them.

  • animalsbybarry

    Wondering if this might be 24mp or more APSC with AF and burst rate like D500 ????

    • Sawyerspadre

      Seems unlikely

  • Gregory Roane

    I guess that D7300 FB page will need to change, eh?

    • yes, will change that 🙂

      • Gregory Roane

        And you know, as soon as you do, they will change the name again, just to spite you. LOLOLOL

        • I think this is my they went with D7500 instead of D7300:)

          • DaveyJ

            My intuition says it WILL be he Nikon D7500. It actually gives with their numbering moves in the past. It sounds a lot more D500ish which is precisely why they are doing it, and it DOESsound better to me. When I was a track star…. many , many, years ago I was very superstitious about numbers on my suit, and I was gambling with a lot less than Nikon is here!

            It does have the Nikon D500 sensor so it SHOULD be numbered to reflect that. This rumor has evolved and now I am actually more interested in it. I predict that there will be enough changes on board to justify the next model. The flip screen will be popular, it will have onboard flash, it will have 4K video, and SnapBridge is still going to be included, and will have a faster buffer, fps!

  • David Stewart

    yawn…..yawn…yawn. The only thing more taxing on my brain than Nikon not having a connection with their customers is all of the “maybe”, “what if” and supposed things announced here. Just posted something when you have some validated info b/c the rest is just click seeking and pot stirring assumptions.

    But that being said….I still come back here every week and of course I’ll always buy Nikon!! 🙂

    • ben132401

      its called “nikon rumors”, “nikon news”.. rumors dont have to be validated, thats why they’re rumors!

      • David Stewart

        Yep I get it of course…been on this site for years and honestly I love the site…just gets to wear on you a bit when it seems Nikon has moved into a state where there is more hype around their rumors than when actual real news comes out…that’s all

  • Allan

    To show that they are not living in the past, Nikon should buck convention and name the D7200 replacement something like Irving or Mable or … T.I.M. 🙂

    • T.I.M

      Last evening with my 24MP D7200…..
      Black Skimmer (Florida beach)
      Who need a 20MP (sorry, 20.9MP) D7500 ?
      Wake up Nikon!

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fbd20cece6134e159dd4bc9fa698599a10bbcce7c8acbd69d74f77939d39d9c1.jpg

      • T.I.M
        • T.I.M

          If this picture does not get 50 thumbs up by the end of the day I will be in big troubles, so please….

          • Allan

            One thumb up for the picture … and one thumb up for your wife putting up with you.

            • T.I.M

              One hand up for my wife would be more accurate.
              On the other hand (up or down) I do have do deal with her mother.

            • Allan

              If your mother-in-law is computer literate, you’re in big doo doo.

            • T.I.M

              Still waiting for your thumb up (are you wearing gloves ?)

            • Allan

              One thumb up.

            • Mr_Miyagi

              After your previous comment, I’ve got a finger up. Guess which one.

            • T.I.M

              She don’t speak or read English, but she voted for Trump!

            • 5 thumbs up for the laugh.

      • SteveWithAnS

        Why isn’t it flying? B.N.I.F.?

      • ben132401

        will you stop already with your lame shots? i get it, you think you’re good, good for you, please save this from us.

      • Allan

        T.I.M, I enjoy looking at your pictures. I especially liked the strutting guy with the sharp haircut. Thanks for sharing.

    • …or maybe something that more accurately reflects their attitude toward their customers, like the G.F.Y.!

      • Allan

        I didn’t just smile; I laughed out loud.

  • br0xibear

    D750 body with the D500 sensor…D7500 ?

    • Eric Calabros

      D1250

      • ben132401

        ;lol

  • Tieu Ngao

    It’s fine with me…
    But since Nikon skips 7300 and 7400, I expect the improvement from 7200 to 7500 is at least double that from 7100 to 7200!!!

    • exceed 5

    • Mr_Miyagi

      That’s what you are supposed to think about the new camera. For advertising and sales purposes, D7500 is supposed to make you think it’s a major upgrade, not a minor update, of the D7200…and maybe it will be. But even if it’s not, the D7300 moniker would have implied to many buyers that it’s just a minor upgrade to the D7200 and perhaps unnecessarily dampened sales when Nikon can least afford it.

  • The D7500 is not simply a replacement for the D7200 with a specification tweek.

    • MB

      Is it a replacement without a specification tweak?

      • ben132401

        hahahaha

    • ZoetMB

      How do you know? No one talking truly knows what it’s going to be. But if past history is to be a guide, it will be a replacement for the D7200 with a spec tweak.

  • Senor Magnifico

    Now we know on what Nikon works the most – meaningless features instead of breakthrough technology.

    • Eric Calabros

      What meaningful feature you’re waiting for?

      • Senor Magnifico

        To compete against Sony and Canon in body stabilisation is a must as well as real pro video features.

        • Bruno

          What pro features does Canon have? They
          Lack even basic zebra stripes function available on
          Many Nikons..

          • Senor Magnifico

            Somehow Canon has great records in indie film/video market instead of Nikon.
            Zebra is not as important as focusing in liveview mode. Canon’s AF speed in liveview has no any answer form Nikon

            • ben132401

              you’re talking about dual pixel af? i agree on that, although, why wouldnt anyone buy a dslr for video? im a photographer, and nikon’s sensors are WAY better than canon. stop being a fanboy and realize that everyone uses their gear differently. i dont even shoot video, i shoot images, thats why i have my camera. you want video? buy canon, or a proper video camera.. btw, only amateurs use autofocus in video.

            • Senor Magnifico

              This game is not only about my or yours arguments. It is about Nikon’s survival on the market.
              Year by year Nikon committed stupid mistakes which lead to losing market share.
              I mention only the largest ones:

              – Late and wrong decision about AF implementation. They were so fallen in love in F3 they introduced AF in old F3 body. At the same time Canon designed completely new EOS system.

              – Nikon needed years to decide to introduce it’s first FF digital body while Canon captured pro photo market share and keeps it until now.

              – Everybody know how Canon’s 5D influenced fim/video indie productions. Until now Nikon only pretends that they treat this segment seriously.

              Nowadays nikon makes quite decent cameras, but it’s technology is only on the edge of survival. Nikon’s sensors are NOT WAY better than Canon. Nikon’s sensors are better in some areas and worse in the other. For example plenty of photographers prefer Canon’s “color physics” and do not decide to buy Nikon’s products.

              In my opinion Nikon’s management has huge deficit of reflex and imagination. It’s decisions are too conservative and introduction of some products is FAR too late – e.g. D500.

            • ben132401

              i cant argue with you about a very old camera that i have to admit, i know nothing about, but canon’s colors are arguably better if you arent shooting raw. who doesnt shoot raw anyway? and sorry mate but the 2014 d810’s sensor is still better than the new 5dm4’s sensor.. so imagine what the d820 will be like..

            • ITN

              The F3AF was introduced in 1983; Canon didn’t introduce their AF SLR until 1987; hardly “at the same time”; although the early camera was not a complete system but something of a probe. Arguably Nikon’s mistake was not to continue with the F3AF’s in-lens motors but put the motor in the body in order to make lenses more compact. Canon have done well in the autofocus era, without question.

              However, I don’t think Nikon today is lacking anything in terms of their product development; they make excellent cameras and lenses. The problem they have is the reputation lost due to poor customer service attitude in some regions, and some manufacturing flaws especially around 2010-2, and finally poor quality of software development.

            • ZoetMB

              Disagree on almost all counts. If one is a pro who gets the really big jobs and takes a crew along, then I agree that a pro would shoot with a dedicated video camera.

              But for the rest of us, I can’t lug any more equipment and if I’m shooting personal stuff, I’m already lugging too much. If I’m shooting for clients, they want both stills and video. You might only shoot stills, but I don’t think that’s the general reality anymore for most shooters.

              And when AF first came out for still cameras, pros said the same thing about AF. Of course those were in the days when I had perfect eyesight and cameras had large focusing screens with a split-image, but I remember wondering why anyone would need AF. It seemed a ridiculous notion.

              Now it just so happens that Nikon’s AF for video is so bad, I have no choice but to use MF for video. But if Nikon could develop a fast and accurate AF video system, I’d love it. It’s no more non-pro than AF for stills.

            • ben132401

              personally i wouldnt use af in video, if i want to focus on something in the corner of the video, i would twist the focus ring, instead of pressing buttons. id love to have focus peaking though, would be very useful.

            • ITN

              I don’t quite understand where the weight savings come from, using a DSLR for both stills and video. There is no viewfinder available for video, and an accessory EVF is quite a heavy construction. Add external screen or video recorder, audio recorder(s), microphones, stands, rig/steadycam, fluid head for video (instead of, e.g., a ball head for stills; if you want to use the fluid head for stills you need an L bracket for vertical shots, adding to the weight), continuous lighting instead of (or in addition to) flash, and the whole thinking about the shoot changes as you need to provide a continuity of coverage in time instead of discrete movements. If you start with a mirrorless camera you get a system which is designed from the beginning to work with CDAF, with stepper motor lenses, and there is usually a built in or small accessory EVF which takes much less space than the Zacuto. For movement in a controlled way you need cranes, motorized stages, dollies etc. Often manual focus is preferred for video (because even with the best equipment the focus can sometimes wander outside of the intended subject if AF tracking is active, witnessed many times in sports coverage on television) and to achieve controlled manual focus you assemble a focus pulling system and watch that big screen. There is so much gear that the camera itself is just a small box inside it all, and I just don’t see where the weight savings come from, when integrating video into DSLRs. I get it that if you need to shoot stills and a video for an interview, it can be handy to be able to do it with one camera and microphone, but a Nikon is just fine for such purposes, there is no need for continuous AF during an interview.

        • Eric Calabros

          What are “pro” video features in $1200 range Canon bodies?

          • Senor Magnifico

            For $1200 I can have GH4 with video features absent in Nikon bodies at any price range.

          • silmasan

            Not exactly “pro”, but damn convenient for many purposes: Dual pixel AF has already been featured in a price class lower than that, with 70D and 80D. The rest is more of a combination of minor details/settings that make video (+ audio) more convenient.

            And on top of that they’re just lucky to have dedicated firmware hackers (Magic Lantern), at least for the higher end models.

        • ITN

          In-body image stabilization doesn’t work in a sensible way in a DSLR; the viewfinder would show a different framing than the sensor captures. Nikon makes VR lenses which solve this discrepancy.

          Nikon isn’t really a company with a video heritage; if you want those video-specific features, buy from whoever makes such products.

    • ben132401

      what do you mean? your comment is completely irrelevant, wait until official announcement and then state “facts” about it. you still dont know for sure what nikon is about to release with the d7500

      • Allan

        Ben,
        It’s Friday. I appreciate that Peter posted a silly topic. Some of us are just having fun.

      • Senor Magnifico

        Let’s predict. One thing is certain – it will not exceed D500. Just cheaper version – 1) new, updated buttons order (for years Nikon was unable to decide how it finally should looks like and change it almost every season), 2) similar lcd, 3) snapbridge.
        Too little to be competitive.
        If I were planning to enter DX segment I would pick up Fuji, just because of better DX lenses.
        But one feature could change my decision – in body stabilisation.

        • ben132401

          “dx lenses” is nonsense. its honestly nonsense. a good fx lens perform the same as a good dx lens, on a dx camera…

          • Senor Magnifico

            You right regarding Nikon and Canon DX lenses. But look at the Fuji. Read my text with understanding.

  • Mac

    Please give it a decent sized buffer.

    • Spy Black

      At best, it will be 2-3 frames more than what you have now with the D7200.

      • Allan

        Which is excellent for people who don’t need/can’t afford a D500.

      • Mac

        You are probably right about that.

      • ben132401

        no.. it will probably have 30 raw burst or even more, if they do what you’re saying they will, at 8fps you will ran out of buffer in 2 seconds.

        • Spy Black

          Spray & Pray is not what the D7xxx series is about.

          • ben132401

            spray and pray? you must be an unexperienced amateur if you just responded with that.. yeah.. like faster frame rate=spray and pray

            • Spy Black

              Do enlighten us on how you professionally spray & pray. With your D7200…

            • ben132401

              mate, go back to your 600D + 18-55 and leave us, real photographers alone. if you really dont understand why we need faster frame rates, sorry, you’re a moron.

            • Allen_Wentz

              I will better respond to that at some point, but right now spring allergies have me half comatose.

              Easy examples are action sports, BIF, wildlife. For me it is seldom fps but is mostly about the buffer and being ready for the surprise hero capture after just shooting a burst. I have a series of a rodeo bronc flipping on to its rider, for instance. Or capturing a burst of a ski racer going through a gate, and then the racer crashes and you want to keep capturing the unfolding action.

              Pre-D500 I almost always preset to much less than max frame rates to minimize filling the buffer. Now I just take out the lame SD card and do not worry about filling the buffer; but I still often shoot at CL rather than CH.

              Controls and AF on the D5/D500 make burst shooting if fast action a very conscious, planned event: seldom spray-and-pray.

            • Spy Black

              You’re always shooting by gamble. It’s always spray & pray. That’s why you want more fps and buffer, to increase the odds of getting “the shot”. It’s not a big deal however, just some people get bent out of shape at the terminology.

            • Gregory Roane

              – Professional.
              – Spray & Pray.

              Choose one.

              LOL

    • Senor Magnifico

      Buy D500.

      Nikon

  • jborg

    If you want to learn why some numbers or combinations of numbers are not used, maybe a look at the Wikipedia page “Japanese superstitions” will help. For sure they don’t like 4 but also 9 seems not a lucky number.
    Of course this is pure speculation, but maybe…

    • Gregory Roane

      Seems that Nikon is superstitious of logic. Next EXPEED will be EXPEED 37.94, just because.

    • Ric of The LBC

      a D4 would disagree

      • Nyarlathotep

        Also D40, D90, D3400, D40x, D4s, Expeed 4, SB-400, SB-900, SB-4, SB-9 would all disagree 😉

  • Mark Peer

    i sense a flip screen for the D7500

    • MB

      I sense a nonsense 🙂

    • ben132401

      who cares about that? seriously? i would give half a shit if nikon had proper live view autofocus, but in the current state, flip screen is useless

      • paige4o4

        I’d kill for a flip screen on my D800, they’re insanely useful when working on a tripod. I’d use my phone in the mean time, but I have no snapbridge, let alone wifi.

        • ben132401

          well, i guess everybody uses their gear differently

  • what im waiting for: nikon d820 with in body image stabilization , joystick with lcd touch screen, i dont care about body size cause it looks good big and for a samoan guy like me, gotta have a nice grip. fix that snapbridge, added 4k and super 35mm crop mode. . oh and take that lamp out! and add infrared light instead. man im dreaming. dont really care for evf but would be nice, just not for me as i find it not very useful in manual shooting when you want to create art and you get to see it right away instead waiting for that moment if you have that shot or not. and 3 option card slot. sd qxd or compact. more external dials would sound nice but thats for the df. get that better fps from the d500 to the d820

    • keep it 36mp. its all you need!

      • T.I.M

        True, I will love a 36MP with clean 400 ISO

    • Ric of The LBC

      it’ll be a D850

      Then we’ll get a Df5 right after that.

  • Cinco-cinco-cinco……cinco-cinco…..cinco-cinco

  • Photobug

    Only a true Nikon diehard can keep up with their models. Peter is right, don’t try to follow their numbering scheme.

  • Whatever the specs are, if they call it 7300 instead of 7500 it will be an “epic fail”.

    • T.I.M

      D7200 used prices on Ebay already went up!

      • My proclamations on NR and Trump’s tweets…both impacting the global order.

  • toonces_3

    Sources say Nikon’s next two updates will follow a new naming convention that has been in the works for years. They will be called:
    2LTL and 2L8

  • csmith

    no consistency in naming….kind of silly and unprofessional. they should do as canon does and use the mk 1 mk2 etc system and just leave the model numbers in place to avoid confusion.

  • TouchmymonkeyUK

    I don’t care anyway, i own a D500 but as soon as i get my new Samsung Galaxy S8 i’ll be throwing the Nikon in the bin cos my phone will take much better photos even from 3 miles away.

    • T.I.M

      What about in my bin, I’ll pay for the shipping.

      • TouchmymonkeyUK

        I’d admit myself to a nuthouse before i ever did it lol

  • MissAshot

    Omg how amateur enthusiasts keep up with these. If your not internet photographer (geargrinder) how are you going to understand a thing about nikon camera product lines.

  • Mansgame

    Dsoccermom…I joke…APS/C is totally legit and in no way just because full frame was too expensive initially and they had to do what they had to do. I’ll still stick with full frame though.

  • sandy

    Good lord, who gives a rats ass what they call it. D7300 vs D7500? Is that really so tough to fathom. Half the people here bitch on instinct they see the name Nikon. Nikon’s nomenclature is no more strange than any other manufacturer. I gave up on Oly years ago.

    • Allan

      Hey, we’re willing to discuss whether a button should be red or black.

      • T.I.M

        Nikon should make an effort to build cameras that are more easy to use for blind people (like having buttons with different shapes and sounds)

        • Allan

          Politically incorrect.

          • Erick Tessier

            Politically incorrect would have been “Blind people shouldn’t use cameras”.

            • Allan

              I stand corrected.

            • Ric of The LBC

              Visually Impaired.

          • T.I.M

            Some people convert cameras to IR, can they see infra-red light ?

        • nwcs
          • Allan

            Too funny.
            Excuse me.
            I’ll be right back.
            I have to go change my Depend.

      • Sawyerspadre

        I like silver buttons….

    • Ric of The LBC

      Less filling!

  • Spy Black

    The best thing about this is that the price of the D7200 will drop. Unless they pull a rabbit out of the hat with the Expeed programming and give the sensor better DR than the D500, I don’t see the point of this forthcoming model. It’s still relatively early in the game tho, let’s wait and see what it actually will be like.

    • Here’s what I see as potential differentiation:
      – price
      – flash (pros like me don’t like em, amateurs do)
      – LCD won’t be flippy
      – build (D500 may be CF inside, but I’m betting it’s tougher than my friend’s D7100, which I watch take a drop and open like a book)
      – those two fps really matter to those that need em
      – battery options with grip (I’ll take the D500 with an EN-EL18 over any consumer camera in a heartbeat)
      – the new 8 million point AF is better by a mile
      – probably buffer
      – probably SDXC and no XQD (although there’s still no reason for SDXC in these cameras to be as slow as it is)
      – 10-pin and PC sockets of course
      – light up buttons
      – maybe lose the AF motor
      – maybe lose the aperture ring reader as well

  • So can anyone explain Canon’s numbering? I’ve never understood that. At least with Nikon (except the D 500) you know 4 digits is DX and 3 is FX. And 1 digit is really expensive.

    With Canon you get the Mark whatever…I get that. But you get 5 Ds and 6 Ds and 70Ds which just sounds like Seventies. Then 77Ds. WTH?

    • nwcs

      3 digits is both DX and FX… (D100, D200, D300, D300s, D500 being DX)

      Also there was the old 2 digit series that went to the 4 digit series for Nikon.

      Seems neither manufacturer has any good scheme for product naming.

      • True. Speaking of current models.

        • nwcs

          Well, the D500 is current. Even so, the naming scheme makes only partial sense for Canikon.

    • Mehdi R

      1D, 5D and 6D are full frame. 1D for pro’s(Nikon D5 rival), 5D for advanced(D810 rival) and 6D is cheapest FF(D610 rival) for enthusiast shooters. 7D is pro grade crop sensor(D500 rival) and all other DSLR’s are crop like 7D but lesser specs:
      70D, 80D for enthusiast(D7xxx rival)
      750D(T6i), 800D(T7i) for beginners(D5xxx rival) with articulating screen
      1200D(T5), 1300D(T6) for beginners (D3xxx rival)
      There’s no direct competitor for D750 in Canon lineup 🙂

  • Senor Magnifico

    Skipping numbers is Nikon’s speciality. I still wait for D400

    • Max

      And D5400 lol

  • yaley

    So I guess Nikon just saved us the trouble of announcing the D7300 and D7400, delaying them and then cancelling them, moving directly to the D7500 which might actually ship.

    😉

  • Ken Aisin

    Nikon’s model naming system is a total fucking mess (other than the flagship models).

  • Winslow H

    Wait until the D750 successor comes out with the D5 sensor, the world may actually come to an end…

    • ben132401

      this will probably not happen

    • Aldo

      No thanks… I dont buy fast glass to shoot at iso 50000

      • Try it sometime! It’s fun!

  • Tom Taubert

    I think the D prefix can be dropped. I like Roman Gods for camera names.

    Soccer Mom — Juno
    All Weather — Neptune
    Weddings, (Artful, of course) Nudes — Venus
    Travel — Mercury
    Pro — Fortuna
    Entry Level — Janus
    Enthusiast — Apollo

    This scheme allows all sorts of fun slogans and ridicule. Or maybe hire some marketing folks from drug companies.
    “Drop a Fortuna. You won’t be sorry”
    “When every detail matters, only Venus can handle it”
    “If you want to play, play with Juno”

    • Allan

      Where’s the sex appeal with your scheme?

      • Tom Taubert

        You’re right. Name the Camera Models after Models. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models. The ad campaign I’m imagining (with vivid accuracy) shows the models taking pictures of each other while frolicking on the beach (another F word will do). I am very happy.

  • Chewbacca

    Still waiting for model D8675309. The balloons will drop and the champagne will flow. It’s going to be an amazing thing to watch.

  • Francis Lou

    so… 100 Nikon Unit means SnapBridge?

  • John C

    A 20 mp camera? That is a waste of time and money. After experiencing the 28 mp on the Samsung NX1 there is no going back.

    • Fly Moon

      Until you get the 36 mp or the 42 mp or the 50 mph or the 100 mp.

      Do you judge cameras based only on mp’s?

    • SteveWithAnS

      The image quality from my D500 (20mp) with prime lenses such as the 85mm 1.8g is much better than the image quality I received from my D5200 (24mp) with low-grade zoom lenses. If you are using cheap lenses that cannot resolve better than 10mp anyways, then more megapixels is not going to help you. Personally, I find a better autofocus system and lack of an antialiasing filter gives you much sharper pictures than a lower-grade camera even if it had more megapixels. How’s that samsung camera line working out?

  • japangelo

    when do u guys think this d7500 will be unveiled?

    • I think it will be in April.

      • T.I.M

        Tomorrow for April fool ?
        ;o)

        • japangelo

          lol

  • Luis F. Vidal

    I think is because is the DX equivalent to the D750, as the D500 is the DX of the D5. But then D500 should be D50…

    The correct thing should be something like this:

    For D5/D500 -> FX1 Mark X / DX1 Mark X
    For D750/D7500 -> FX2 Mark X / DX2 Mark X
    For high MP cameras like D8XX -> FXH Mark X
    For the only entry level that should exist like D5XXX -> DX3 Mark X

    Isn’t a pleasure to know exactly what you get just by reading de model?

    • Sawyerspadre

      Crystal clear!

      • Sawyerspadre

        Not

        • Luis F. Vidal

          If you don’t understand that the FX1 is your top Full Frame and your DX1 is your top APS-C, your are a very difficult person.

          • Sawyerspadre

            The likelihood of Nikon dumping all the current naming and doing what you suggest is zero. At least they can start over with a new theme for names for mirrorless, one day.

            • Luis F. Vidal

              Oh, no, that I know. I’m just expressing a thought.

    • Iceman

      Sorry , but i am tired of seeing “mark” in every camera label, canon, olympus, is that necessary ? Get rid of long, redundant name for better use.

      • Luis F. Vidal

        Ok, well, add the year and the bottom plate and case solved. But maintain the same model name with at least some logic, because the current naming is a total disaster.

  • Ushanas Trivedi

    One thing is for sure that now rumor mills are thick & fast on D7XXX & it should be around the corner

  • Iceman

    So who knows what the successor of the d7500 will be labeled? D7600 or d8000, d8500 or 9000? I am not too concern about name as soon as spec right, but the naming the line of nikon is really confusing and unpredictable as their camera and lens road maps

  • Charles

    179 comments about a name-change… idiots!

  • dabug91

    This is just stupid. D3400, D5600, D7500, D500?
    When in reality we should be at D3300, D5500 (because D5400 didnt need to be skipped and the D3400 should have never been released nor the D5600), and D7300.
    They should just make a D400 for shits and giggles at this fucking point since their camera names are becoming as stupid as Canon’s.

    • Piooof

      Come on, this was rather to be expected. D7300 would have been ‘lagging’ comapred to 3400/5600, and D7500 echoes D500, which seems to be the idea of Nikon here of selling a ‘mini-D500’.
      D400 was skipped similarly for D500 to echo D5.

  • docnorth

    D7500 instead D7300 could mean more changes than expected, like from D90 to D7000. Of cource it’s hard to understand the terminology of ALL camera manufacturers. Lets not forget that diaphragm (aperture) 1/4 or 1:4 became f/4 because 60(?) years ago it got lost in the translation from Japanese to English.

  • DSP~

    Why not introduce a naming scheme based on the launch year?
    D7000 / 2017 would be perfectly fine for me (+ its not longer or more complicated as the “Mark xx” System)
    So Nikon could keep all the lines without worrying about renaming them – ever. D3000 ’17, D5000 ’17, D7000 ’17, D100 ’17, D600 ’17, D700 ’17, D800 ’17, D1 ’17, DF ’17 or something like that.

    • DonSleza4e

      Some person at shop: ohhhh this cam is 1 year old, i better purchase this one ’17!

      • DSP~

        I mean, isn’t that happening already?
        “Oh, this D3400 has a larger number than the 1300D, I better purchase the Nikon one”

  • Deryk Sonsini Goodrich

    Incredible! Mind blowing! WTF Amazing!

  • Nikita

    ha, that was funny, good post

  • Nikita

    as usual, Nikon management is bit daft. All FX cameras except D5 should have had a two digit scheme, and D7xxx three digits. See, the more pro, the fewer digits! Too late.

    Anyway, hope D7500 has upgraded RGB sensor and auto AF fine tune.

  • Simple solution: D3

    Successor: D31

    …D314…D3141…D31415

    They’d never run out of numbers, and we’ll always know what the next one will be.

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