• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 45.7 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon D7500 advantages over Nikon Z7

  • Less expensive
    $1297 vs $2885
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Fast startup
    ~0.20 vs 1.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 950 vs 400 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Less shutter lag
    0.07 vs 0.21 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 26 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    47 vs 23 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    1638400 vs 102400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon Z7 advantages over Nikon D7500

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,668 vs 1,483 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    3 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.80x vs 0.63x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    45.7 vs 20.9 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • 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 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

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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.

  • Familiar design in a compact form; Rugged build quality; Gorgeous EVF; Excellent image quality; Good autofocus; In-body image stabilization; Good 4K video recording.

  • Single card slot; Not as good at subject tracking as some Nikon DSLR cameras; Limited native lens selection (although adapter works well); Limited buffer depths.

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 Z7
Nikon D7200
  • $2195
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

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 Z7
Canon 80D
  • $2195
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon 77D

Nikon D7500
Canon 77D
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon Z7
Canon 77D
  • $2195
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Nikon Z6

Nikon D7500
Nikon Z6
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $1397
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon Z7
Nikon Z6
  • $2195
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $1397
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon EOS R

Nikon D7500
Canon EOS R
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon Z7
Canon EOS R
  • $2195
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
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