Nikon D7500 Review

The D7500 offers speed and low-light performance for the enthusiast


Nikon D7500 Specifications

Sensor    20.9MP APS-C CMOS (23.5 x 15.7mm)

Focal length conversion on lens    1.5x

Memory    SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)

Viewfinder    Optical pentaprism, 100% coverage

Max video resolution    4K UHD 3,840 x 2,160

ISO range    100-51,200, expandable to 50-1,640,000

Autofocus    51-point phase-detection AF, 15 cross-type

Max burst rate    8fps

Screen    Tilting 3.2-inch touchscreen, 922k dots

Shutter speeds    30-1/8,000 sec, Bulb

Weight    720g (body only, with battery and memory card)

Dimensions    136 x 104 x 73mm

Power supply    EN-EL15a lithium-ion battery (supplied)

Nikon D7500 lab tests

We use Imatest and DxO Analyzer hardware and software to test cameras for their colour accuracy (colour error) signal to noise ratio (the amount of noise in the images) and dynamic range (their ability to capture detail in very bright and dark areas). We also pick three rival cameras to test them against.

Colour error

We compared the D7500’s lab results with three of its rivals: Canon’s EOS 80D, Fujifilm’s X-T20 and Nikon’s own D7200. In our test for colour error, it beat all three of its rivals.

Raw signal-to-noise ratio

The D7500’s newer sensor gives it a clear noise advantage over the older D7200. It proves a close match for the Canon EOS 80D, but neither can match the Fujifilm X-T2.

Raw dynamic range

The D7500’s victory over the D7200 is so narrow as to be insignificant. All cameras turned in a very good performance, with the X-T2 edging slightly ahead at higher ISOs.