The Nikon D7500 DSLR camera is now officially announced:
- US pricing: $1,249.95 for body only or $1,749.95 with the 18-140mm VR lens
- Sample photos (more available here)
- Additional pictures, promo videos, primary features & full press release:
1. The high-performance EXPEED 5 image-processing engine enables enjoyment of the same unsurpassed DX image quality as the D500
The D7500 is equipped with the same high-performance EXPEED 5 image-processing engine found in the D500. It supports the ISO 100-51200 range of standard sensitivities*, and the synergistic effects of utilization with the Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor, with its effective pixel count of 20.9-million pixels and no optical low-pass filter, ensure very sharp and clear photos and movies in which noise is suppressed, even when shooting at high sensitivities.
*The range of supported ISO sensitivities can be extended to Lo 1 (ISO 50 equivalent) and up to Hi 5 (ISO 1640000 equivalent).
2. High-speed continuous shooting of up to approx. 50 shots at around 8 fps (14-bit lossless compressed RAW)
EXPEED 5's high-speed image-processing and a larger memory buffer have made high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 8 fps*1 possible. Up to 50 images in 14-bit lossless compressed RAW, or up to 100 JPEG images can be captured with each burst of continuous shooting*2, ensuring certain capture of the perfect moment.
*1With continuous-servo AF mode, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, and all other settings at default values.
*2When a 16-GB SanDisk SDHC UHS-I memory card (SDSDXPA-016G-J35) is used, and an ISO sensitivity setting of ISO 100 is applied. More or fewer shots may be possible depending upon shooting conditions and/or camera settings.
3. The accuracy of AF and AE has been greatly increased with the adoption of a 180K-pixel RGB sensor
Adoption of the same 180K-pixel (approximately 180,000 pixels) RGB sensor used by the D500 increases the accuracy of automatically controlled functions, including AF and AE, auto white balance and Active D-Lighting. The D7500 is also equipped with a flicker reduction function for still images and highlight-weighted metering mode enabling support for a broad variety of scenes. Furthermore, group-area AF has been adopted for the 51-point AF system that uses the Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II autofocus sensor module. Five focus points are utilized to acquire the subject within the frame, easily keeping even erratically moving subjects in focus. There is also an AF fine-tune function that supports auto fine-tuning, making precise focus adjustment for each lens easy.
4. 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) movies for incredibly sharp and clear imaging expression
The D7500 supports the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)/30p movie recording possible with the D500. The maximum recording time for movies of this resolution is approximately 29 minutes 59 seconds. What's more, movie files can now be recorded in the MP4/AAC format commonly supported by smart devices, making it easier to view your movies on a variety of devices. Time-lapse movies can be created in 4K UHD format within the camera and can be output to an external device via HDMI as they are recorded to the in-camera SD memory card. Furthermore, the electronic vibration reduction, which reduces the effects of camera shake in hand-held recording, and Active D-Lighting can be applied with recording of Full-HD and HD movies.
5. Superior agility and operation from a slimmer and lighter system
The D7500 is equipped with a 3.2-inch high-resolution monitor that can be used to perform a number of operations, including shooting using Touch AF and Touch Shutter (with still-image photography) as well as to scroll rapidly through images with playback using the frame advance bar. Adoption of a tilting mechanism allows users to more comfortably shoot from a broader variety of angles. In addition, a monocoque structure made of a strong and durable carbon fiber composite material has been adopted for the camera body, reducing its weight to approximately 720 g*. The deep grip made possible by the slim body makes for an even firmer hold on the camera.
*Measured in accordance with CIPA standards including the battery and SD memory card, excluding body cap.
6. Additional Features
- Auto Picture Control, with which the camera automatically adjusts tone curve, color, sharpness and clarity in accordance with the scene.
- Multiple exposure function that permits users to preview partially overlaid images of the final composite during the shooting process or delete the most recent frame and reshoot. All shots that make up a multiple exposure can be saved individually.
- In-camera RAW batch processing of a great number of images, such as with interval timer shooting.
- Power-saving design that enables recording of up to approximately 950* still images, and approximately 80 minutes* of movies with a single charge when the EN-EL15a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery is used.
*Measured in accordance with CIPA standards.
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, NY – 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-megapixel 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-megapixel 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 (OLPF) 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% lighter than the D7200 and 16% 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 Wi-Fi2
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 2017 for a suggested retail price (SRP)* of $1,249.95 for the body only configuration, or with a AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens for $1,749.95 SRP*. For more information on the Nikon D7500 as well as the latest Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.