Nikon D7500 Review: Old Boss with a New Look

A capable camera for all lens enthusiasts, Nikon D7500 has managed to maintain its marketplace as a compact twin-dial DSLR. With excellent image quality, tilting touchscreen screen, deeper grip along with beefed-up sealing, Nikon D7500 is a notch higher than its predecessors when it comes to speed and capability.
It has inherited the same excellent imaging pipeline as its sibling D500, and also offers a nice step forward when it comes to performance as well as sensitivity. Also added gem is the much finer-grained metering sensor that makes it share space with the company’s flagship camera, D5. Externally, however, the design of Nikon D7500 has not changed much.
Nonetheless, D7500 remains an extremely capable camera with 20.9MP APS-C CMOS and a fast yet accurate autofocus. The 18-140mm zoom is a delight for all photographers along with some brilliant photo controls. Its light carbon fiber body packs in serious performance and the camera itself has amazing battery life. Not only this, Nikon D7500 is quite adept at recording ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K and 60fps Full HD and the body is equipped with internal seals to protect it from dust and moisture. There’s also built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for photo transfers.
 Nikon D7500 Specifications: 
  • 9MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 51-point phase detect AF
  • 8 fps burst for 100+ JPEGS or 50 Raws
  • 180k-pixel RGB sensor for metering and subject recognition
  • 2″ tilting touchscreen LCD
  • Deeper grip
  • Weather-sealing
  • 4K (UHD) video from 1.5x crop of sensor
  • In-camera batch Raw processing
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth




Having discussed the positives of the new Nikon D7500, here are some limitations. The camera has one flash card slot and is also incapable of supporting portrait/battery grip accessories. Also missing is the AI indexing tab, restricting its compatibility with the older, manual focus Nikon lenses. Another missing link the cute joystick that made it easier to select the focus point.

Price Kit

The Nikon D7500 body and kit configuration is priced under US $1,250. The standard kit comes with the AF-S 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX lens. The Nikon D7500 is also available with the AF-S 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR or AF-S 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens valued at US $2,320 and US $2,000 respectively.


Considering all these various specs and features, it would be safe to say that Nikon D7500 has a lot of similarities with its bigger siblings. Having borrowed a lot from D500, this phone is a perfect buy for those who want the D500 but don’t want to spend so much.