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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