• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Nikon D7500 advantages over Nikon Z50

  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 950 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    1638400 vs 204800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon Z50 advantages over Nikon D7500

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $997 vs $1397
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    20 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    533g vs 1197g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.0 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.0 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 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

Nikon D7500
Nikon D7200
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon Z50
Nikon D7200
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon 80D

Nikon D7500
Canon 80D
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon Z50
Canon 80D
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC

Compared to Canon 77D

Nikon D7500
Canon 77D
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon Z50
Canon 77D
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon EOS M50

Nikon D7500
Canon EOS M50
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon Z50
Canon EOS M50
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-S10

Nikon D7500
Fujifilm X-S10
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon Z50
Fujifilm X-S10
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
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