Product Comparison: Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500


General Specifications
Brand
Nikon
Nikon
Model
D7500
D500
Origin
Thailand
Thailand
About the Product
The search for the ideal image can take you anywhere. Go there with the powerful, nimble, and fully connected D7500. Catch the beauty you find with flagship DX image quality inherited from Nikon’s D500.
D500 body is a compact powerhouse fusing the highest performance of Nikon's professional D5 with the unique agility of the DX format. Portable and powerful, the D500 will galvanize the way you shoot stills and video.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
20.9 MP
20.9 MP
Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
Lens
Body
Body
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex
Size & Weight
Height
4.1 in.
4.6 in.
Width
5.4 in.
5.8 in.
Depth
2.9 in.
3.2 in.
Weight
22.6 oz.
26.9 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Nikon D7500 Digital DSLR Camera Body - Black
  • It is quite heavy but you get use to the weight quickly and it’s half the weight of a full frame.
  • Love it, best DSLR I have ever owned and I have had a few like D500, D750, 80D, so light and quick.
  • For everyday walking about the D7500 is excellent with its small & lighter body and the jpegs are really very good.
  • The camera itself tis light weight, takes beautiful pictures, focusses very well and the low light functionality is superb!
  • For a start the camera is heavy compared to cheaper SLR's so if weight is a priority for you, I wouldn't consider it.
Nikon D500 Body Single-Lens Reflex Digital Camera-Black
  • A true advantage of D500 is its many similar functions with D5, but smaller size/weight and much cheaper than D5.
  • Personally I like the larger size in most cases - it leads to a larger hand grip which makes it significantly nicer to use for long durations, vs smaller DSLRs.
  • It's also not particularly heavy, despite its size, which is nice.
  • I love the size and weight. The image quality is excellent. I could care less it is an APS-C sensor. Some will disagree.
  • This is Nikon's best ever DX camera, but it is big, heavy and relatively expensive.
Imaging
ISO Settings
Auto: 100-51200
Auto: 100-51200, Extended: 50-1640000
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
RAW, JPEG, RAW + JPEG
JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG, RGB
What customers say about "Imaging"
Nikon D7500 Digital DSLR Camera Body - Black
  • Only had it a month and already taken nearly 2000 pictures just on family days out, I love it and so would you.
  • Autofocus it’s great, and the other features as well. Shooting in low light not a problem at all.
  • Excellent camera. Great in low-light conditions. Fast autofocus, great images.
  • Photo quality I think is absolutely fantastic with nice detail and great colour, am really impressed indeed.
  • I was very doubtful about upgrading to this from my D7200 (high cost, doubtful benefit) but actually the image quality, despite the slightly lower resolution, is significantly higher.
Nikon D500 Body Single-Lens Reflex Digital Camera-Black
  • ISO range is incredible, the low-light performance really justifies the price and when shot in RAW you can pull a hell of a lot of data back from shadows and highlights.
  • Tons of focus points, the highest ever on crop framed sensor from Nikon. It's the same focus system as the flagship D5 which should speak leaps and bounds for its performance.
  • RAPID shooting in a row, even faster with more expensive memory formats.
  • Simply stunning low-light pictures. I took the plunge to upgrade my D300 to the D500. It's costly, but the kids really didn't need to eat for a couple of weeks.
  • The sensitivity to light is poorer and the grain from shooting higher ISOs is more pronounced.
Display
Display Type
TFT-LCD
TFT-LCD
Screen Size
3.2 in.
3.2 in.
Screen Resolution
922000 dots
2359000 dots
Touch Screen
Yes
Yes
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Display"
Nikon D7500 Digital DSLR Camera Body - Black
  • There are a whole host of settings to play around with and they are pretty easy to navigate through especially with the touch screen.
  • The touch screen, as well as its flexibility, gives a lot of tweaks to the settings.
  • The pivot mechanism gives a decent amount of articulation and you can adjust the screen brightness to view clearly, even on a bright day.
  • The tilting screen is great, not I no longer have to be one with the grass, and only my knees get soaked.
  • This is an awesome camera! At low light it is amazing and the tilting screen is a great addition!
Nikon D500 Body Single-Lens Reflex Digital Camera-Black
  • Pull out screen is useful for trickier up high or down low angles.
  • The Articulating display is another welcome addition. The relocation of the ISO button is great but it seems to me that they have removed the Easy ISO capability.
  • The LCD screen resolution is nice and bright and clear, and the viewfinder is very nice.
  • Robust build quality, menus familiar to Nikon shooters, and the flippy screen is more useful than you can imagine until you use one.
  • The touch screen LCD is great, but I was surprised to find that it's not "always" touch-sensitive. For example, navigating the settings menus is not touch-enabled at all.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
No
No
Shooting Modes
Portrait, Autumn Colors, Beach / Snow, Blossom, Candlelight, Child, Close-up, Dusk / Dawn, Food, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party / Indoor, Pet Portrait, Sports mode, Sunset
Aperture Priority, Manual exposure, Program, Shutter Priority, Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard
White Balance Modes
Auto, Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K), Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Fine-tuning, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Preset manual, Shade
Auto, Color Temperature, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Incandescent, Preset manual, Fluorescent (7 types)
Shutter Speeds
30 - 1/8000
30 - 1/8000
What customers say about "Features"
Nikon D7500 Digital DSLR Camera Body - Black
  • The menu is clean and segregated into manageable areas, so it doesn’t take long to find what you are looking for.
  • The camera is sturdy, well balanced and comfortable in hand with a soft rubberised grip.
  • Most functions and buttons are all within reach of your fingers when holding the camera in a ready to shoot position.
  • The D7500 does a really good job when focusing still and moving subjects.
  • You can adjust the settings can really help you expose the photo properly, which if done well will produce photos with lovely colour rendition.
Nikon D500 Body Single-Lens Reflex Digital Camera-Black
  • Inbuilt focus motor which can be used to add focusing to older lens that don't have an inbuilt motor.
  • The build is pretty much the same as any other Nikon except the area around the shutter grip has been refined which is better in the hand.
  • It has a shutter and exposure lock and a nice amount of AF points, which would solve those two problems. Well, I'm mighty glad I did.
  • The shutter speed and burst mode are big selling points, the best thing for me is the auto-ISO and low grain at high ISO.
  • I like the color rendering of the d750 more than the d500 in most cases. The d750 is more warm in color, while the d500 is more neutral.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
Yes
NFC Enabled
No
Yes
Integrated GPS
Yes
Yes
Output(s)
HDMI, USB 2.0
10-pin RemoteTerminal, HDMI Type C, 3.5mm jack, USB 3.0 (Micro-B)
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
2
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Nikon D7500 Digital DSLR Camera Body - Black
  • Yes only one SD slot but cards nowadays are so reliable and it always sends a 2MB picture to my mobile every time I use the camera so if the worst ever happened I would at least have a copy.
  • You can pass images to your phone for sharing and use the phones GPS to geo-tag images on the phone.
  • The USB connection with the computer works well, there are no disconnects, i am very pleased.
  • At first I had USB cable disconnects, but then these problems disappeared and now everything works fine.
  • The only small drawback is the lack of a second SD card slot, but it's nitpicking.
Nikon D500 Body Single-Lens Reflex Digital Camera-Black
  • Wifi connects to your phone making it easy to upload content.
  • It can connect to an Android device via SnapBridge but it requires BT, so you can't connect to it as a genuine IP device.
  • The d500 comes with wifi and nfc included, which is great if you want to be able to quickly transfer your photos to your phone.
  • Wifi app can be funky sometimes and can take a while to connect.
  • It won't connect with your iOS device or because it's not a FX body, than keep it to yourself. People want true reviews, not crybaby reviews over non-issues.
Power
Battery Model
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15a
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15
Battery Life
950 frames
1240 frames
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
899.95 $
1499.95 $


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