The Nikon D7500, released in 2017, is a gem of the D7 range, which marks the transition between the middle and the top of the range in the field of SLR. What justifies the enthusiasm that surrounded his release?
First, it weighs only 640 grams, despite a seal system that makes it weather resistant. The materials used ensure its solidity, but also the comfort of the grip.
Nikon D7500 Bundle and Review Guide in 2020
The viewfinder meanwhile – finally! – 100% of the visual field. Unfortunately, this is not a “full frame” sensor (the housings with this type of sensor are still often much more expensive), but a 23.5 x 15.7 mm APS-C sensor.
The touch screen of 3.2 “is tilting, and its colorimetry offers a faithful rendering of the shot. His touch is very responsive.
At the level of the physical connection, we are on something very complete, which corresponds to the budget. There is an HDMI output for direct streaming on a screen, an SD port, a microphone and headphone jack, and a micro-USB charging port (well, a USB-C would have been preferred, but I will not balk) . And in terms of wireless, everything is there: WiFi, low power Bluetooth (SnapBridge) and NFC.
Nikon d7500 Camera Lens 2020
The auto focus, it offers no less than 51 points of recognition of the subject. The processor is especially programmed to recognize groups – a novelty that had appeared on the D810.
Nikon has, in fact, improved the detection of moving subjects, with better focus acquisition and background isolation.
3D tracking is coupled with a RGB sensor for impeccable responsiveness and high accuracy. This allows autofocus to be one of the fastest in this comparison, with performance comparable to the D500 – with which it shares some components.
In the field of image quality, the Nikon D7500 marks all the good points.
In burst mode, it offers 8 ips JPEG. The metric system offers very satisfactory performance, with a white balance and impeccable contrasts. The RGB sensor is used both to assist the autofocus and to adjust the image parameters according to the exposure context. The result is amazing with bright and well-balanced colors, which are both faithful and reinforced.
The ISO sensitivity ranges from 100 to 51,200, with great flexibility. Even at an ISO 12,800 – beyond which all the cameras I studied until then began to weaken – the result is very good. It is at 25,600 that the level of detail begins to seriously suffer, even if the print remains acceptable on A4 (but of course, it depends on the context of use).
The HDR is finally worthy of the evolution of SLRs, with one of the most significant renders in an affordable price range. He manages to save shadow details in a particularly overexposed photo, and to provide a cliche always satisfactory.
In terms of video capture too, we get what we pay for. The quality of the sensor and the support of the 4K makes it a very viable camera if mounted on a tripod. The videos are captured at 30 fps for 4K and 60 fps for Full HD.
Finally, the autonomy of 950 shots is a good performance, when we know all the technology that the D7500 embarks!
Pros and Cons of Nikon d7500
Very good ISO performance
8 fps in burst mode
High performance AF system
Sensibly good sensor
A little expensive
Finally, while remaining quite affordable for an amateur like me, the Nikon D7500 offers a picture quality simply impeccable, even bluffing, with a professional rendering.