Nikon D7500 Review

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Updated July 19, 2022
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Meant for hobbyists and professional photographers alike, the Nikon D7500 is a powerful DSLR camera that delivers superb image quality. It isn’t really a new camera per se, but It features a 20.9 megapixel APS C CMOS sensor for a full-frame image, an EL EL115A battery that’s got a 950-shot battery life, and 6.5 frames per second continuous shooting speed that makes it great for fast action photography. For more great cameras from this brand, check out the Nikon Coolpix P100 and the Nikon Coolpix S7000

With a high ISO range of 50-1,638,400, the D7500 is easily capable of capturing a high-quality picture in a wide range of scenes, and with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, transferring pictures between the camera and your smartphone or laptop is as easy as it gets.

Whether or not this is the best DSLR camera for you depends on a lot of things, but we hope that by the end of this Nikon D7500 review, you’ll have a clearer picture of what this DSLR camera has to offer.

Why We Like It – Nikon D7500

With features such as Auto AF and Auto ISO, taking professional quality pictures on the Nikon D7500 gets as easy as it possibly can, as the camera works in tandem with you to help you capture the perfect shot. Also, as neither a high-end nor an entry-level pick, the D7500 hits that sweet spot for moderately experienced photographers and is well equipped to tend to their specific needs.

  • Tilting touch LCD screen
  • 4K video capture
  • Long battery life
  • Single card slot


Despite having been in the market for a few years, the D7500 still packs a good punch in terms of what it can do. It has a pretty advanced AF system that consists of up to 51 points of focus, as well as 15 cross-type sensors and a group area autofocus system to produce sharper images even in low light. Of Course, manual focus is also an option with the DSLR camera, though you have to be sure of what you’re doing. As is expected from Nikon cameras, image quality is top notch thanks to its high ISO range, and with a 20.9 Megapixel optical sensor resolution, the camera is capable of very sharp pictures. The D7500 DSLR is also adept in video recording, and by being capable of 4K Ultra HD video capture it beats out the Nikon D810 DSLR camera in this regard. Although, for more 4K-capable devices, check out our reviews of the Sony A7 III and the Yi M1

Related: You will like our Nikon D7000 review if you are looking for a mid-range camera that is affordable.


The Nikon D7500 DSLR camera comes fitted with a 3.2-inch touch screen that is also tiltable for some good viewing angles, and a live view button that lets you use it as your viewfinder. Its touchscreen is a bit bigger than that of the Canon EOS Rebel T6i at 3-inches, giving you just a bit more screen real estate to work with. Despite the fact that it doesn’t come with an option for a battery grip, the D7500 also features a handy mode dial that lets you quickly switch your exposure settings. Storage-wise, it can only hold one single SD card, which users who are familiar with the D7000 or the D7200 might be a bit disappointed with since they both had two SD card slots.

Related: If you prefer a lighter camera from a different brand, check out our Pentax K-S2 DSLR review.


Compared to the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, processing pictures on the D7500 is a lot easier thanks to abilities like batch processing of RAW files, and Auto AF in live view – a feature that is also present on the Nikon D500. Low light performance is also up to par on the D7500 thanks to a high ISO performance, and with support for up to 180,000-pixel RGB 3D color matrix metering, the camera is able to optimize exposure by adjusting things like shutter speed, aperture, and ISO sensitivity according to the brightness of the subject.

All this is measured using the camera’s built-in metering sensor. In terms of durability, the D7500 is able to withstand some harsh conditions and brutal handling, though if you’re looking for something that’s best made for shooting outdoors, the Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera should serve you well.

Nikon D7500 Wrap Up

As is hopefully evident in this Nikon D7500 review, the D7500 is a top-tier camera that has all you need to take your photography game to the next level. If you’re going to be using it a lot, it’d be prudent to get a battery charger set so that you can keep going even when you’re not that close to a power source. Otherwise, the camera’s 20 Megapixel APS C sensor guarantees super fine images, and at one of the best prices, you can get on the market.

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