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I AM D7500: Nikon Launches New Midrange DSLR

- 7 years ago

Nikon has announced the all-new D7500, a mid-range DSLR camera that shares numerous features with the high-end D500, Nikon’s flagship DX-format camera

The D7500 has the very same 20.9-megapixel sensor and processor as the D500 inside, which boasts an ISO range of 100 to 51,200, which can be expanded to an equivalent of 1.64 million and with this camera, Nikon have left out the optical low-pass filter, producing sharper and clearer photos.

With regards to shooting video, the new D7500 includes 4K video recording capability, 4K time-lapse shooting, 3-axis built-in e-VR image stabilisation during 1080p video shooting, uncompressed HDMI output, a headphone and microphone jack, power aperture for smooth depth-of-field transitions… AND zebra stripes in live view!

Take a look at the video below, which was shot entirely in 4K, using the new D7500:

Tim Carter, senior Product Manager at Nikon UK, told PhotoBite: “The D7500 delivers the same superb image quality as the D500 but in a smaller, more lightweight body with easier handling. For amateur photographers who are looking to up their game and deliver best-in-class imagery, but perhaps don’t need so many of the professional features that the D500 offers, the D7500 is the perfect D-SLR. The camera comes equipped with SnapBridge which lets shooters share their incredible images wherever they are, and the chance to shoot at up to 8 fps with full AF/AE tracking allows the speed and precision to never miss a shot.”

Watch the video below, produced by Nikon, to give an overview of the features in the new Nikon D7500:

To follow – a summary of key features as outlined by Nikon in today’s announcement

  • Flagship D500 image quality: 20.9 MP DX-format sensor. EXPEED 5. 180K-pixel RGB metering sensor.
  • Excellent low light capability: with ISO 100-51,200, extendable up to ISO 1,640,000 [equivalent].
  • Sharp subject recognition: 180K-pixel RGB metering sensor and Advanced Scene Recognition system. Capture precise exposures and dynamic compositions.
  • Highlight-weighted metering: prioritises the brightest elements in the frame, helping to avoid images with blown-out highlights.
  • Extreme AF precision: 51-point AF system accurate all the way down to an impressive -3 EV. Track, lock onto and keep subjects in focus, even if the only light is the moonlight.
  • Cinematic 4K/UHD video footage: record 4K/UHD 30p footage, or Full HD (1080p) video at frame rates of up to 50p/60p.
  • Time-Lapse Movie: easily generate smooth, well-exposed 4K/UHD and Full HD time-lapse movies in-camera in full DX-format.
  • 8 fps with Full AF/AE tracking: capture 50 NEF (RAW) or 100 Large JPEG Fine images in one high-speed burst.
  • Tilt screen and touch controls: slim-line 8 cm (3.2 in) tilting monitor. Operate AF and shutter-release functions via touch controls when you shoot in Live View.
  • Optical pentaprism viewfinder: offers approximately 100 % frame coverage.
  • Picture Control Auto: In-camera Picture Control system features eight controls including the new Picture Control Auto, which optimizes color, contrast, and brightness according to the scene. Automatically adjusts variables when shooting multiple frames.
  • DX agility: the camera body weighs just 640 g (approximately), boasts a deep grip, and is weather sealed. DX NIKKOR lenses are compact, and the 1.5x crop factor of the camera’s sensor delivers a telephoto effect when shooting with an FX lens.
  • Expandable system: compatible Nikon Speedlights, as well as Nikon’s ME-1 Stereo Microphone and ME-W1 Wireless Microphone.
  • Kits: the D7500 comes with multiple kit options. Shooting portraits or urban scenes? Go for a kit with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR. Travel light with the compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Capture inspiring views of the world with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300MM f/3.5–6.3G ED VR telephoto zoom.

Pricing & availability

Available from the end of June 2017

D7500 Body: £1,299.99 

D7500 + AF-S DX 18-140 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: £1,599.99 

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.