Nikon D7500 First Shots: The D7200 followup is here, but how will it perform now it’s landed in our lab?


posted Friday, June 2, 2017 at 10:53 PM EDT


If you've been waiting to see what Nikon's recently-launched, enthusiast-oriented D7500 can do, we've got good news for you today: Our highly-anticipated Nikon D7500 First Shots have just gone live!

As always, we'll give you a quick preview of what you can expect in this news article. For the full story, though, you'll want to hop on over to our Nikon D7500 Lab Samples page where you'll find a series of images shot across the D7500's entire sensitivity range of ISO 50 to  1,638,400-equivalents. And of course, you can also pull these same images up in our trusty Comparometer to make side-by-side, apples-to-apples comparisons against any camera we've ever shot. (And that's one heck of a lot of cameras!)

Since it sports the same 20.9-megapixel, APS-C image sensor that featured previously in last year's excellent D500, we've been expecting similarly superb image quality from the Nikon D7500. (And for almost a third less cash than you'd have to spend to pick up a D500, even now that street pricing has dropped a couple of hundred bucks from that camera's launch last year.)

And now, it's time to see if that theory holds water. Below, you'll find side-by-side comparisons of the new Nikon D7500 and its predecessor, the D7200, at the exact same ISO 6400-equivalent sensitivity. And for good measure, we've also made the same comparison against the D500. The rest of our ISO sensitivity series can be found on the lab samples page.

Nikon D7500 vs. Nikon D7200

Nikon D7500                      ISO 6400                            Nikon D7200

Nikon D7500 vs. Nikon D500

Nikon D7500                     ISO 6400                            Nikon D500

Stay tuned, as we'll be bringing you our Nikon D7500 Image Quality Comparisons and Performance test results shortly!

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