• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Fujifilm X-T2 advantages over Nikon D7500

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    49 mm vs 72 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    817g vs 1197g
    Lighter weight
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.77x vs 0.63x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.9 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    13.7 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    13.7 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon D7500 advantages over Fujifilm X-T2

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.20 vs 1.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 950 vs 340 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 84 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Newer
    17 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 32 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    47 vs 26 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    1638400 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality from both JPEGs and RAW files; Superb high ISO performance; Very fast hybrid AF; Robust weather sealing; Dual UHS-II card slots; 4K video.

  • Precise manual focus is tricky with fly-by-wire focusing; Battery life is only decent; Video quality still not on par with competing cameras.

  • New carbon fiber body is light, compact and very comfortable; Same excellent image quality as the flagship D500; Quick 8.2 frames per second burst shooting with generous buffer; Very fast, accurate autofocus; Tilting touch-screen display; Very good battery life; Records ultra high-def 4K and 60fps Full HD too.

  • Only a single flash card slot; Doesn't support portrait / battery grip accessories; No rear infrared receiver any more; non-CPU AI lenses will be manual only; 4K video comes with a heavy crop; Movie AF is prone to hunting, Extended ISO sensitivities are a gimmick.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7200

Fujifilm X-T2
Nikon D7200
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Nikon D7500
Nikon D7200
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Fujifilm X-T2
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon D7500
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1599
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon 80D

Fujifilm X-T2
Canon 80D
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Nikon D7500
Canon 80D
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon EOS M5

Fujifilm X-T2
Canon EOS M5
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D7500
Canon EOS M5
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T2
Fujifilm X-T20
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D7500
Fujifilm X-T20
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
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