Designed as a true all-rounder, the Nikon D7500 is a DX-format DSLR that offers a versatile feature set to appeal to photographers and videographers alike. Based on a 20.9 MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5 image processor, this multimedia expert offers a continuous shooting rate of 8 fps for up to 100 consecutive JPEG files, a native sensitivity range of ISO 51 200 that can be expanded up to ISO 1,640,000 and 4K UHD video and time-lapse recording capabilities. Complementing the imaging capabilities is a Nikon MB-N11 Power Battery Grip For Z6II and Z7II autofocus system, featuring 15 cross-type points for fast performance and precise subject-tracking capabilities in a variety of lighting conditions. .
Balancing performance attributes, the D7500 is also characterized by its sleek profile and monologue construction that’s comfortable and easy to handle. This physical design is also completely sealed to allow work in harsh environmental conditions. In addition to the pent prism optical viewfinder, a rear 3.2″ 922k-dot touch screen is also included, and it has a tilting design to benefit from working from high and low shooting angles. Additionally, Snap Bridge Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enable wireless transfer of photos and movies and remote control of the camera from linked mobile devices.
20.9 MP DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5 image processor
The 20.9 MP DX-format CMOS sensor is combined with the EXPEED 5 image processor to provide a prized combination of high sensitivity, nuanced image quality, and fast overall performance. At native values, a sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200 enables working in a wide range of lighting conditions and can be further expanded to ISO 50-1640000 (Lo 1 to Hi 5) to handle the most challenging situations. The combination of resolution and sensor size also contributes to clean image quality and smooth color transitions with reduced noise throughout the sensitivity range.
As well as benefitting image quality, the EXPEED 5 processor also delivers tremendous speed throughout the camera system, including a maximum continuous shooting speed of 8fps with full-time autofocus and exposure metering. Up to 100 JPEG files or 50 14-bit lossless compressed NEF files can be recorded in a single burst.
4K UHD video recording
Capable of recording more than just still images, the D7500 supports 4K UHD video recording at frame rates of 30, 25 and 24fps and Full HD/HD recording at up to 60fps, along with the ability to save movie files to the camera memory cards or as an uncompressed file, with 4:2:2 sampling, to an optional external recorder via HDMI output. To maintain quality and versatility in the appearance of your movies, three image area options are available:
- The 4K UHD movie image format is an area that provides a 1.5x increase in the effective focal length of the lens in use and is reserved for 4K 3840 x 2160 recording.
- The 1.3x based film image area provides a 1.3x crop of the DX sensor and is used to record Full HD and HD video.
The DX-based film image format uses the full width of the DX-format sensor and is used to shoot Full HD 1920 x 1080 and Nikon MB-D17 Battery Grip For Nikon D500. This setting is suitable for shallow depth-of-field effects and provides the field broader vision.
As with stills, a wide range of sensitivities is available for recording in low and bright light conditions, ranging from expanded ISO 100-1640000, and sensitivity values can be manually adjusted via the movie recording menu dedicated. Additionally, a video-optimized Flat Picture Control mode can be used during shooting to flatten the overall contrast curve for more control during post-production and color grading.
Benefitting manual shooting, an electronic vibration reduction function can be used during Full HD and HD recording, minimizing the appearance of camera shake in three axes to control horizontal, vertical and rotational movements. Additionally, Active D-Lighting can also be employed during Full HD/HD shooting to preserve highlight and shadow details when working in high-contrast situations.
On the handling side, a dedicated motorized aperture (Pv) button makes it possible to achieve smooth, continuous exposure transitions when switching from light to dark areas and Auto ISO can also be used to maintain a constant brightness when working in dark situations changing light. Audio recording can be handled by the built-in stereo microphone or an optional external microphone can be added via the 3.5mm stereo jack for more control over quality. Regardless of whether you use the on-camera microphone or an external microphone, audio levels can be adjusted in 20 increments and live monitoring is possible via the headphone jack.
In addition to direct movie recording, time-lapse recording, of up to 9,999 consecutive frames taken over the course of up to a week, is also possible with up to 4K UHD/30p output from the camera.