Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR for enthusiasts to pursue their passion in photography
Nikon today announced an advanced-level DX-format DSLR – D7500 that provides a robust yet lightweight camera with powerful performance and premium features. Using the same 20.9-megapixel image sensor, processor and wide ISO range as the D500, Nikon’s flagship DX-format DSLR, the D7500 incorporates an exceptional combination of stunning image quality, impressive speed, astounding low-light ability and 4K UHD video capture, yet remains within reach for a diverse array of image makers and creators.
The D7500 is equipped with the same high-performance EXPEED 5 image-processing engine found in the D500. It supports the ISO 100-51200 range of standard sensitivities , and the synergistic effects of utilization with the Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor, with its effective pixel count of 20.9-million pixels and no optical low-pass filter, ensure very sharp and clear photos and movies in which noise is suppressed, even when shooting at high sensitivities.
EXPEED 5’s high-speed image-processing and a larger memory buffer have made high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 8 fps possible. Up to 50 images in 14-bit lossless compressed RAW, or up to 100 JPEG images can be captured with each burst of continuous shooting, ensuring certain capture of the perfect moment.
The D7500 is equipped with a 3.2-inch high-resolution monitor that can be used to perform a number of operations, including shooting using Touch AF and Touch Shutter (with still-image photography) as well as to scroll rapidly through images with playback using the frame advance bar. Adoption of a tilting mechanism allows users to more comfortably shoot from a broader variety of angles.
The D7500 supports the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)/30p movie recording possible with the D500. The maximum recording time for movies of this resolution is approximately 29 minutes 59 seconds. Movie files can now be recorded in the MP4/AAC format commonly supported by smart devices, making it easier to view your movies on a variety of devices.
Time-lapse movies can be created in 4K UHD format within the camera and can be output to an external device via HDMI as they are recorded to the in-camera SD memory card. The electronic vibration reduction, which reduces the effects of camera shake in hand-held recording, and Active D-Lighting can be applied with recording of Full-HD and HD movies.
A monocoque structure made of a strong and durable carbon fiber composite material has been adopted for the camera body, reducing its weight to approximately 720 g . The deep grip made possible by the slim body makes for an even firmer hold on the camera. Nikon will ship the D7500 this summer in two kits: body-only for $1249, and $1749 with a 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.