Nikon D7500: everything you need to know

Here is everything you need to know on the new Nikon D7500 (green = good, red = bad):

  • no Ai coupling (no support for non-CPU lenses)
  • new tilt screen
  • new touch screen
  • single SD memory card slot (just UHS-I, no support for UHS-II)
  • no vertical grip option (no contact on the bottom of the camera)
  • new neck strap holders
  • lighter than the D7200
  • battery life went down to 950 shots (the D7200 had 1,110)
  • new highlight-weighted metering.
  • 8 fps (up to 50 14-bit lossless compressed RAW frames)
  • Snapbridge
  • LCD screen resolution went down to 922,000 dots (the D7200 had 1,228,800 dots)
  • no NFC (the D7200 had NFC)
  • Expeed 5
  • US pricing: $1,249.95 (body only), $1,749.95 (lens kit)
  • no possibility to add a battery grip:

Here is an even better breakdown of the positives, neutral, missed and negative parts of the Nikon D7500 (thanks HD10):


  • faster processor (D7500 Expeed 5 vs D7200 Expeed 4)
  • better metering
  • better WB
  • improved AF accuracy (better subject recognition and tracking)
  • improved AE
  • improved flicker reduction (artificial lighting)
  • improved Active D-Lighting
  • highlight-weighted metering mode option
  • group AF option added for Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II AF
  • better/deeper grip
  • slightly lighter by 35g
  • improved weather sealing
  • ISO button positioned near the shutter button (like the D500)
  • rear screen is now tilting
  • rear screen a touch screen (touch AF and touch shutter on live view)
  • higher 8fps 50 RAW frames buffer (vs D7200 6fps 18 RAW buffer)
  • auto AF Fine (In LV, to auto calibrate autofocus with specific lenses)
  • 4K video (at 2.25x 35mm FOV)
  • in-camera 4Ktime-laps video
  • 1080p HD video can now use Active D-Lighting
  • power aperture support for video
  • zebra stripes for highlight checking in Live View Video Mode
  • better separated left and right microphone position
  • bigger front IR port
  • auto Picture Control (analyzes scene for better tone curve)
  • Bluetooth and WiFi (vs just WiFi)
  • shutter rated for 150k shots
  • shutter monitor auto adjust shutter speeds to keep these accurate
  • in-camera Batch Process RAW converter


  • uses D500 21mp sensor (some minus, some plus)
  • still the same 51-point Advanced Multi-CAM3500 II AF
  • SD card still does not support UHS-IImedia (like the D7200)
  • re-positioned camera strap lugs


  • still no Focus Peaking support in Live View
  • no separate AF joystick (like the D500 and the D5)


  • $50 increase in list price (USD $1,250 vs $1,200)
  • single SD slot (compared to the D7200 twin SD slot)
  • slightly lower resolution for the rear screen (922k vs 1.2M dot LCD)
  • lower number of shots per battery charge (950 vs 1110)
  • no NFC feature (which the D7200 had)
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  • Someone

    Why does everyone complain about the 4K crop? It’s pixel to pixel read out, not a bad thing.

    If it wasn’t, i bet the same people would complain abou the fact that it wasn’t pixel to pixel read out!! *facepalm

    • The problem with cropped 4K is what lenses are you going to use? Fuji recently showed off an 18-55mm cinema lens for E-Mount that is a 28-80mm equivalent with a 1.5x crop. If you want a similar equivalent lens to shoot 4K on a D7500, what lens will get you there? The 18-55mm that you have now starts at 40.5mm on the wide end. You could use a 10-24, but then you don’t have enough on the telephoto end.

      That said, if you’re taking video for Nat Geo on bears or some other things you can’t get close to, the crop works fine. I just imagine most of the time people shoot video they’re shooting videos of other people.

  • Glenn

    Looks like the Exposure bar is missing from the LCD ?

  • Why so much hatred for this camera? Its a solid camera that will no doubt sell well so yes a few features were removed or changed i think more for making the camera lighter and smaller rather then reducing specs, it’s about balance right you can’t have it all especially at this price. The only real bummer i think is the loss of a card slot which i only use on my 7100 when i do pro work weddings etc. Nikon are saying this is not a pro line. But it has a lot going for it and no doubt IQ and general quality will be very high. For me people are complaining over pretty small niggles, it has enough to distinguish from the 7200 probably more then the 7200 did over the 7100. We have power aperture in video, we have higher fps and bigger buffer, we have touch flip screen (means more to some then others but i like that), 4k (ok cropped but video quality should be high), improved af (needs testing but should be better), improved wb and exposure ( again on paper but we hope). All in a lighter smaller package with a deeper grip. Some people will always moan and hate but surely this is a solid camera from Nikon. I don’t see this as a downgrade as people have said just because of a lack of an Ai coupling and a spare sd slot.

  • Glenn
  • Jeff Bloodworth

    Please someone tell me why they would buy this AAAAAhhh camera.I have a D7000 and a D7100 both better then the D7500.I don’t do video or take pictures in the dark! If I was going to upgrade it would be to an FX body, not this Junk!!

    • Mike

      Lots of people will buy this. The optics, compared to the D7200, confuse the Nikon fan base. But keep in mind the D7200 came out when there wasn’t a D500. The D7200, essentially, was the DX flagship. It had to have the best. The D500 then refreshed what the DX flagship was. And the D7x00 line returned to mid range.

      The optics on this now is that this compares and competes and is similarly spec’d against mid range cameras from Sony and Fuji. AND if you go back into history and see how the D70, D80, D90 and D7000 were spec’d…. the D7500 is a truer homage to that lineage. Minus the grip option.

      If one needs the features of a D500, and I mean need them as essential to ones shooting or business, then one can’t afford not to get a D500. The D7500 is not meant to be a working photog’s main camera. It might and likely will be for some or those getting started, but if a single card slot worries you, then there are options.

      From a business perspective it makes sense. Camera has A, B & C specs. If you want D, pony up.

      In an age of m4/3 costing over $2000, this camera for $1300 is incredible value. I use two FF cameras for work. I’ve often thought about getting a Sony or Fuji APS-C body for travel/leisure. This makes me stop and consider staying Nikon.

      • Piooof

        The big difference is that (at least in Europe) for the same price you can buy a Nikon FX body. And the difference in pure IQ is clear, as is the difference in viewfinder, even if the D610’s AF and shutter is inferior. If you don’t need the speed of the D7500, the D610 will make you better images, no questions about it. And the D610 has a double slot for NEF/JPEG, meters with AI lenses, can even get a vertical grip if you want one.
        I believe most of the ones who really need speed will prefer a D500 to a D7500 that’s only 450€ cheaper. The rest will find with this new body some additional reason to keep their old DX body or leave the DX camp.

        • Markus

          Then you buy a D610, I don’t understand the problem. This must not fit everyone’s needs.

          • Piooof

            The problem? The first problem is for Nikon, because it’s not clear whether this D7500 will find its customers (at the present price). The second one is for myself, because 1) I waited for this annoucement to chose my next body, and I lost both a 100€ Christmas cashback offer and six months; 2) I still don’t know what’s Nikon policy regarding the future of DX DLSRs and their Q/P positioning. Of course I’d buy a D610 in an instant if I didn’t have a list of DX lenses.

  • Glenn

    For everyone upset about the screen resolution.
    Nikon measure it in dots (separate R G B) not Pixel (RGB).

    The D7200 every pixel was made up of 4 dots, RED GREEN BLUE AND WHITE.
    The D7500 every pixel was made up of 3 dots, RED GREEN BLUE

    The Resolution on both cameras is 640*480 (VGA)
    640*480 = 307 200 Pixel
    640*480 * 3 = 921 600 dots
    640*480 * 4 = 1 228 800 dots

    Credits goes to blackTIE for clarifying this.

    • ZoetMB

      This is why manufacturers market numbers. Everyone wants their amp to go to 11 without any understanding of what the numbers mean.

    • Piooof

      I expected the 2Mdot D500 rear screen to complement the D500’s 4K. Honestly, a VGA screen to monitor 4K capture? Isn’t that a cheap move? When a $150 smartphone has a 400 dpi HD screen? Who the hell are they kidding here?
      I’ll go even further on that issue. Who needs physical buttons on the left hand side that eat up space and prevent a full swivel mechanism like on the D5600? They put a touchscreen but don’t know really what to do with it.

  • Allan

    I’m curious about the following statistics: the number of total, and per year units sold of the D90, D7000, D7100, D7200, and D500.

    Are these numbers as readily available as the number of total interchangeable lens cameras?

    • Viktor

      Would like to know that too 😉

    • ZoetMB

      No. Nikon does not break out their numbers. Most other companies don’t either.

      • Allan


    • Mehdi R

      All models you mentioned + D750 are among not only Nikon’s but industry’s best selling cameras, this is why they made baby D500 for $1.2k and I’ll buy it for my telephoto lenses. D7500 is more than enough for me and I’ll sell D7100 and D5500.
      For FX I’m waiting for Nikon’s big announcement.

      • Allan

        I was curious to see if the numbers were relatively flat, or more likely decreasing, most likely due to mirrowless cameras. Is this loss in sales gradual, or precipitous in the last 1-2 years?

        • Mehdi R


    • Thom Hogan

      D90 sold the most. Probably a 33% drop to the D7000 sales, and a bigger drop to the D7100 and then D7200 sales. Went from low millions to low hundreds of thousands in that progression.

      Given the numbers involved, it’s imperative that Nikon pick up D90 and D7000 upgraders, not nearly as important that they pick up D7100/D7200 upgraders.

      • Allan

        “Went from low millions to low hundreds of thousands in that progression.”


        • Yeah, but that was also largely caused by the fact that the DSLR market was simply peaking around that time, I believe. The Nikon D70, D80 and D90 were they heyday of the consumer / prosumer DSLR market. After that, full-frame really hit its stride, …and so did the cell phone camera. 🙁

          We’ll *never* see low millions again for a single model of (Nikon) DSLR, not in any price range.

          I’d go so far as to wager that even if Nikon had Sony’s own market placement for mirrorless, they could still not achieve the same sales figures as we saw throughout 2005-2015.

          • Allan

            Are yearly sales numbers for Nikon full-frame, flat, or only slightly decreasing? I would be surprised if they are up significantly.

            Thom is saying that there has been a 10-fold drop in sales from D90 to D7200. That is dramatic.

  • Wow, I expected every one of these upgrades, EXCEPT the loss of dual SD card slots and 24 MP sensor. Both of which I think are unnecessary “downgrades” from the D7200, even though I applaud Nikon for prioritizing overall image quality over megapixels. (Even though the D7200 is also still the DX dynamic range champ.)

    This is not the Nikon I knew; Nikon used to take every chance they could to cram flagship features into a consumer / prosumer body. The only other instance I can think of that was this major was when they stepped down from the D70 to the D60 / D50, but even then those numbers indicated that the cameras were in fact more beginner oriented. (The D70 was the only beginner DSLR to ever have dual command dials and an AF-D motor…)

    Alas, I guess this is par for the course considering what Canon and Sony have been doing for so many years; strategic line placement that entices buyers to upgrade. Canon did it for three generations with the 5-series, and Sony definitely did it with the 7-series mk1-mk2 one-two punch…

  • Bloomer

    I don’t get the level of negativity – it’s an additional choice, not a replacement. It’s not like the new MacBook which lost loads of stuff and there was no alternative. If you want the 7200 or the 500, that’s are options but the 7500 is now *another* option available.

    This camera would suit me – I’ve never used battery grips, I’ve had dual SD cards in my cameras but never used both at the same time. The smaller screen on the back is no bigger, if you get a smaller camera because of it. Difference of 4Mp is splitting hairs. A D500 for me is overkill because but this would be a great option.

    Having said that, I’m waiting to see what the next full frame offering is…

    • Piooof

      The negativity is mostly due to unfulfilled expectations (although many people prefer not to expect too much, and they’d like to be surprised). In the above list a few things are missing in the Negatives like no AI prong and no vertical grip option.
      Note in contrast that in the Positives most lines start with “better”, “greater”, “faster” “improved”: all that is very nice but won’t lead you to part from your dear money, especially since “how much better” is difficult to judge from the spec sheet; it’ll be even difficult to judge from the reviews next month. Is that improvement in AF-tracking worth so much?
      Some positives are binary: there’s a tilting screen, ok. There are several video options that make a difference. There’s bluetooth (assuming they make good use of it, which is a questionable assumption). There in-camera photo merging for extended DR (hopefully; not listed in the Positives). Well, that’s close to all for the ‘defining features’ I’m afraid.

      And there’s the list of things that they could have done right but didn’t: selection of the AF point on the touchscreen outside LV (the D5600 does it, but not the D7500, apparently); the flash radio control that is included if you buy and additional module (then it’s not really included, right?), the vertical grip option that needed just some minimal mechanical work but was dropped for whatever mean reason, the subpar rear screen that my old D90 already had 8 years ago (was 12 MP and didn’t shoot 4K then)…

      • Thom Hogan

        Correct. Much of the negativity is displacement.

    • Michiel953

      760 sounds great for you

      • Bloomer

        Keen to see if they do something which is a D600 replacement. If 760 is too expensive, look for a D750 at a discount 🙂

        • Michiel953

          Exactly; superb camera!

    • It *is* a replacement, though. It is the next in the D7200 line, and it drops features that some people REALLY valued in that line.

      The D7200 will probably continue to be manufactured and sold, of course, so you have a point there, but the D7200 will not magically get 4K video either, and that is what a lot of D7200 users were dying for. Now, they might see this as a step down.

      The D500 is too big and advanced for some, and the D5xxx series is too small and idiot-proof for some.

      The D7xxx was the perfect middle ground, for folks who were willing to lug around something slightly bigger, but still not flagship size, folks who wanted features like dual card slots and high resolution, high dynamic range, etc.

      The D7500 should have been the D6000. Unless Nikon comes out with another premium DX camera that brings back dual SD slots and has 24-28 megapixels, 4K video, and other bells and whistles, the D7500 represents a notable re-positioning of Nikon’s lineup.

      • Allan

        “The D7500 should have been the D6000.”

        You’re right. I quickly reread the press release. It mentions the D500 repeatedly but not the D7200. They are promoting it as an enthusiast’s D500. New series.

        By naming it D7500, they make a lot of D7xxx owners feel that they have removed certain features in the “upgrade”.

        Your explanation was excellent.

  • Steve7

    The missing grip is a big loss, to me at least. I used the D300 for a lot of years with a 70-200 f2.8 and 300mm f2.8 +1.4 for wildlife. I upgraded to the then flagship D7200 in the absence of anything else, and having given up on a D400. The additional grip balanced this setup very nicely for a camera smaller than the D300. My opinion again, but I couldn’t use the D7500 with those lenses easily without a grip.
    Upgrade to a D500??? – had Nikon been kind enough to inform me it was coming I would have done, I bought the D7200 4 or 5 months before the D500 release. (Just before xmas where it would have been logical to inform people of a major release).
    I’ve grown to like the D7200, a lot actually, and have no intention of selling and spending more money on a D500 (would love to have cross types right across the screen but don’t need them all the time) and certainly not the D7500. It’s ultimately all about the final picture, the D7200 allegedly has better IQ, so I’m content.
    The D7200 is a very good camera producing very good results, if the D7500 is a replacement, for me personally, it is a poor one.

  • Mehdi R

    I don’t understand people complains, Nikon gave you two options.
    If you want higher end DX camera buy D500, but if you want affordable and compact smaller body especially for those with small hands like me go for D7500. I never liked D7100/D7200 ergonomics despite being great camera and I wish they make smaller one with tilting screen and better burst shooting and they come up with D7500. I never used second SD slot on D7100 neither battery grip and I think Nikon won’t make D7xxx anymore with dual slot since D500 is available, like Canon 80D. This is my next DX camera 🙂

    • whisky

      “smaller body especially for those with small hands like me ”

      they call this variant the “president’s choice”. 🙂

  • I don’t seem to see a due date. When?

    • Sawyerspadre

      June or Summer, depending on where you look…

  • Mike

    1 step forward.
    2 steps back.
    I now await the next iteration to gain some & lose some.

    Thanks Nikon.


  • James Jackson

    Total garbage. Nice job with the d5700 Nikon!

  • M. Sauvage

    Basically, the new D7500 is almost what will be the next D5*** series camera:

    Expeed 5 that will help the AF and High Iso… with one memory card slot, a carbon fiber plastic body, no battery grip option..

  • Derryck

    d500 sensor is probably the best apcs sensor i have seen (if you care to look at actual images comming out )
    Now you get the same sensor for somewhat less pecunia.
    i say not bad.

  • Bill Ferris

    Is that correct about there being no battery grip option for the D7500? For a camera that is basically designed as the “D500 Lite,” a body that can be viewed as the sports/wildlife compliment to the D7200 (landscape/portraiture), an external battery grip would be viewed as essential by many potential owners. At the very least, it extends your shooting time in the field. A grip arguably makes the body better balanced and a better fit with long telephoto zooms & primes. The 200-500 f/5.6E paired with this body should be an excellent wildlife/bird photography kit…but the absence of an external battery grip option seriously compromises this. My nearly-10-year-old D90 can be fitted with an external battery grip.

    • I’ve never understood the argument of a battery grip being *THAT* mission-critical for any type of shooting, save high-end professional sports shooting, and even then for long-duration games.

      The rest of us can easily just keep a spare battery in our pockets and pop it in when we need to. Really, I shoot 15-18 hour weddings all the time, many of them with 90+ minute long ceremonies, and it’s no big deal. Just change batteries at opportune moments, and you’re fine.

      The REAL travesty here is the new battery itself gives shorter battery life. However, I suspect that this is just because of the touchscreen and other new “improvements”, since the battery itself still fits the EN-EL15 form factor and is said to be even more efficient than the original EN-EL15.

      • EnPassant

        For shooting in portrait orientation it is so much more comfortable with a vertical grip that many think such an accessory is a must to have when needed.

        Young photographers may think it is no problem holding heavy cameras in awkward positions. But the sad fact is that many photographers with time get different problems with their back, shoulders and arms caused by how they carry and use their gear.

        • I’m definitely not a “young” photographer anymore, and I use a “lightweight” D750 sans-grip for exactly that reason. I simply learned to hold and shoot my vertical shots stably without a grip. It certainly won’t be a deal-breaker for a portrait shooter on the D7500. Vertical grips in that range of camera are, IMO, mostly a “showing off” type thing, a “mine is bigger than yours”… Some, in fact very very few, *actually* utilize a V-grip in a way that truly benefits them.


    No dual SD-card slot? No support for Ai-Lenses? Holy Mary mother! Is this even a Nikon camera? What were they thinking? Assuming that the d7500 also has the 5 minute 4k recording limit this camera is for the can.

    • KnightPhoto

      Pay attention: no Nikon cameras have a 5min 4K limit, including this one they are all 29’59”


        Oh, okay. My fault! But this makes the decision of killing the dual SD card slot even worse. Does Nikon want to make the enthusiast buy 300$ memory cards just because of their idiocy?

    • They’re thinking the same thing as they’ve been thinking with the D40-D50 line, and the D3xxx-D5xxx line.

      Simply put, the next generation doesn’t care about old lenses, and they also don’t mind putting all their images on a single 64 or 128 GB memory card.

      Sad, but true. As long as you wirelessly transfer a low-res JPG of your latest “snaps” to your phone, for instagram, then who cares if you only have one card slot and all your NEF photos get lost when your camera gets stolen or your card goes corrupt?



        Sure, with a d3000 or a d5000 we do not care much about metering with AI lenses. But there are a lot of great manual focus lenses for video and photo to look at. Nikon is on of the only manufacturer with the same bayonet since decades. Why shouldn’t a camera for enthusiast stop taking advantages out of this.

        • Well again, all those old lenses *do* still “work” on the D7500, especially for video where stop-down metering is actually a really good thing. Honestly IMO as someone who has used AI-S lenses on modern Nikon DSLRs for over a decade now, I don’t feel like this is a big let-down. It’s an understandable and even smart cost-cutting move.

          BTW, it’s also the same as any Sony manual focus lens that doesn’t have a built in chip- you stop-down on the lens and WYSIWYG. No big deal.


            This is the thing. Nikons decision off not changing its bayonet after auto focus came out or the fact AI lenses are still supported is part of their great philosophy. Its just one of the reasons why iam a fan of nikon equipment. I dont know where Nikon is going with this.

  • ZZ

    I don’t have a problem with this camera … just the nomenclature … this is D5700 … not D7500 …

    • Or a D6000. But indeed, *not* a D7500.

      • EnPassant

        Shhh! Don’t wake up the Nikon trolls that are roaming around here and will attack anybody claiming D7500 is a downgrade!

    • docnorth

      1)The only “feature” from the 5xxx series is the lack of metering with manual lenses, including older AF lenses combined with manual teleconverters.
      2)Nikon (like all other manufacturers) can easily know how many grips were sold the last years -both original and after market- for the 7xxx series. This could be a few percent BEFORE D500 came out. After D500 you can easily guess…
      3)The second card is the backup for professional use or maybe for people who claim they shoot hours of video with their DSLR (???). I think we all agree that D500 is now THE choise for professional use in the DX format.

  • HD10

    Nikon’s skill at communicating with its followers deserves much to be
    desired. So much effort is spent on highlighting the enhanced and
    improved feature of the D7500 that one could get lost amidst reading all
    these and leave the reader wondering just where the product fits in
    within the product range, and in which direction Nikon is heading with
    this new product. It would have been simpler if Nikon said “We are
    restoring the D90-D300 pairing, and the D7500 is the D90-successor to the D500. Here are its updated features”.

    I believe that Nikon is rewinding back the clock back to one of its
    most successful period when Nikon produced the D3 and D700 for FX, and the D300 and D90 for DX. Limiting myself first to DX, during the D300 and D90 days, the product performance and positioning of the D300 vs D90 was pretty straight forward and clear. The D300 was the
    top-performance DX and the D90 was a mid-level general-purpose DX.

    This very successful product line became skewed and confused when Nikon did not release a D300-successor, and instead released the D7000 which completely came from nowhere. The D7000 was a very good DX camera, and many expected Nikon to follow up with a D400 to succeed the D300. But rather surprisingly, Nikon did not do that. The D7000 sensor handily out-performed the D300 sensor and while the D7000 was not as well-suited for sports and for bird photography due to its lower frame rate and limited buffer, the absence of a D300-successor essentially made the D7000, the D7100, and the D7200 as the top DX camera. But to many, the D7200 while a very good camera, still did not have the frame rate and the buffer required to replace the D300. Many awaited a true D300-successor.

    Nikon’s release of the D500 clearly and immediately displaced the D7200 as the top DX camera. The D500 reset many performance boundaries and exceeded the expectation of many, myself included. Previous to the D500, I had decided that the 35mm Nikon FX and Olympus/Panasonic m43 will be my main and compact camera system. I stopped buying any new APS-C gears and was planning to dispose of all my Nikon DX gears when the D500 came into town.

    With the D500 now occupying the role of the top DX camera, Nikon seems to have decided that it is time to put the next D7xxx camera into its proper place as a lower-cost general purpose DX companion of the D500 in the same way as the D90 was to the D300. This seems to be what Nikon has done with the D7500, configuring its specs as to be bit-less capable but also less expensive partner-sibling to the D500. So where previously there was the D300 and D90, now there will be the D500 and the D7500. I consider this as a good move by Nikon.

    The D3-D700 combo became skewed and confused when after releasing the D4, Nikon did not release a D700-successor. Instead, Nikon introduced the D8xx which was an exceptional camera and became very successful. But many still awaited a true D700-successor. The situation became more confused when Nikon released the D6xx, then the D750 which is where we are today.

    Seeing now what Nikon may be doing with the D500 and D7500 as the new equivalent of the D300 and D90 pairing, I am now more optimistic that Nikon will also do the same with the D3 and D700 combo. We now have the D5. What is missing is a less-expensive sibling. Using the D500 body-features minus the sensor, I expect Nikon to introduce a
    D700-successor using either the 21mp sensor from the D5, or the 24mp sensor from the D750. I think this will be a good pairing. But the
    D3-D700 lineup cannot be replicated as it originally was due to the very
    successful D8xx. For this reason, Nikon will likely introduce
    another new FX cameras, a D8xx successor.

    I whole heartedly welcome such a product lineup.

    Before closing, I should add that I am not a member of the Nikon Fan Club. Just as quickly, I would also add that I am not a member of the anti-Nikon Fan Club.

    I use gears that best meet my needs, so I both praise and
    criticize Nikon where warranted. I use both dSLR and mirrorless
    cameras, see the advantages and disadvantages in both, and use
    whichever works best for the need I have at a particular moment. For
    this reason, I own Nikon, Fuji, Sony, Olympus and Panasonic cameras and lenses. If I prefer or praise one brand for a particular use, it does
    not prevent me from doing the same for the others for the uses these are particularly well suited to. I really am not looking into a pro-brand
    or anti-product bashing or debate. We each use what works best for

  • Mauro Schramm

    Where are the comments?

    • still syncing… I guess

  • Joshua Boldt

    Did they dumb this down so it wouldn’t interfere with D500 sales?

    • charles westerman

      I think you are on to something. Will keep my d7200 until it breaks and jump ship to mirrorless innovators fuji or the sony alpha 9. Nikon have lost the plot with this austerity downgrade.

  • Allen_Wentz

    Folks dissecting D7500 specs and saying “why not more?” (pixels, slots, whatever) are, in my opinion, most likely analyzing improperly. IMO we should be asking whether or not D7500 is a good camera rather than evaluating it on the merits of how well it meets some defunct old-style D7000/7100/7200/*7300 upgrade path.

    1) Industry-wide DSLR sales have been falling, that trend is not expected to reverse and Nikon currently appears to be harder hurt than some others. A change of models/lines seems necessary for Nikon given the market they are living in.

    2) We do _not_ know Nikon’s new long term plan for changed positioning of models/lines. However we can logically expect that D7500 does not mean D7300-just-a-different-number. Just like D500 did not mean D400-just-a-different-number.

    3) So IMO folks should stop with the 2013 thinking, and instead look forward and consider whether or not D7500 may occupy a righteous place in some _future_ (shrinking) Nikon lineup of DSLR cameras, the most recent DSLRs of which include D5, D500 and D7500.

    4) Mirrorless (or some facsimile) is a butt-stupid-obvious 900 pound gorilla in Nikon’s future model lineup. How Nikon deals with the gorilla _MUST_ impact the configuration of Nikon’s future (meaning 2015-2020) model lineups. Which further reinforces the idea that D7500 should _not_ be analyzed as D7300-just-a-different-number.

    5) The introduction price seems high, but without knowing the long term marketing plan, manufacturing/distribution constraints, remaining D7xxx models in-channel, etc. it is impossible to analyze.

    We have no Nikon future models roadmap, pshaw. However my 0.02 is that the D7500 specs are good; now we need to actually handle production D7500s. As of April 15 my local dealer had not yet heard of any road show dates.

  • efilho

    I’ll give the D7500 a try: finding my D750 and its FF lenses heavier by the day (hobby use), the D7500 is IMHO a great option for lightening the load to carry (considering DX lenses) and pretty much the same operation with the newest technology.

    • AYWY

      Funny i’m considering the same with a D610.

      There is the matter of price and weight. I’m 4 years with a D610 and realize that I’m always stopping down for DOF. I’m not a shallow DOF shooter.

      With DX, I get slightly more than a stop of additional DOF. Which allows me to shoot at one stop lower ISO. Which actually claws back the “1 stop ISO” performance difference between DX and FX. Comparing RAW samples on dpreview, I’ll say D500 actually has maybe 2/3 stop performance difference with D610.

      Count me as a potential D7500 owner.

  • Ketchup

    That is terrible. I bought today the 7500, my previous camera is 7100. BUT. I never thought that the Nikon doesn’t give opportunity to use vertical grip. It is very important and I have more convenient when I use my D7100 with grip. Terrible. I have to send back to the shop.

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