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Review of Nikon D7500 Camera

Hello, everyone there in pet photography… as you may know from my Pinterest or Twitter posts, this week we start the series of “Honest Reviews”… and this will start with the Review of Nikon D7500 Camera body.

Many of you are asking some questions about this camera and I decided to answer every single of them here in my post:

  • Is the Nikon d7500 a good camera?
  • Is the Nikon d7500 worth it?
  • Does Nikon d7500 have image stabilization?
  • Who is Nikon d7500 thought for?

These and another million similar questions to answer in this post about the Review of Nikon D7500 Camera.

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Review of Nikon D7500 Camera: Google Opinions score

First of all, before digging inside my personal point of view after owning and using this camera body, let’s examine how other users have scored this camera body on Google Opinions:

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this from Google reviews (2387 reviews in total)

As you can see, this camera body has been reviewed by more than 2000 photographers and almost reaches the top.

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I switched to this camera body selling my Nikon d5000 and investing in this new body, upgrading a little bit between two APS-C models of Nikon brand, due I needed speed for my pet photography without spending a fortune and without switching to a full-frame camera, that is surely much more expensive.

If you lost my previous post about the Must-Have Setup for Pet Photography, be sure to check this article to read more about the recommended engines to properly start into the pet photography business.

So, coming to the point, let’s see how Nikon d7500 can be good for pet photographers (newbies included)!

A recent YouTube Review

I follow lots of photographers on YouTube Channels, but the best and recent review I found useful to those considering buying Nikon d7500 camera body is the following:

I recommend always to watch other users try a product before considering buying it, to be sure you’re buying what actually fits your professional needs.

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If you find this article useful, please feel free to pin-it for further reference!

Nikon D7500 Camera Overview and Specifications

This camera works! This was my thought after having tested it: my neighbor is the owner of a photography store and he allowed me to borrow the camera body before deciding to buy it.

A simple suggestion and useful tip for everyone!

Before buying, ask you nearest store to borrow you the model of camera you’re wondering to buy for a test…

Testing a product before the final decision is the best way to evaluate if it is fitting your real needs or not!

I had the chance to test it for two days during my shooting session at Lake Angitola, a very nice WWF Oasis in the South of Italy. Here below some of the shootings produced using the Nikon d7500 paired to a 70-200mm f1.8 lens:


This intensive shooting session allowed me to test the Nikon d7500 in conditions that are the very definition of a field review.

This DSLR packs a serious punch, and it is reminiscent in many ways of Nikon’s higher-end options, both full-frame and crop sensor.

Not everything about the Nikon d7500 is perfect, but Nikon got a long of things right, as you’ll see later in this review!

Overview

The d7500 is the fourth camera in Nikon’s d7x00 series. The first, Nikon d7000, was released in September 2010, which means this lineup is nearly nine years old. In fact, it stretches back more than that; some earlier cameras, such as my old Nikon d5000 and the Nikon d80 were targeted at the same audience.

This makes the Nikon d7500 the most recent entry in one of Nikon’s oldest digital camera lines.

In that time, a lot has changed. The original D7000 – which was my main camera for a few years – still holds up surprisingly well by modern standards, although it does show its age in a few places. Specifically, it’s a couple generations behind in things like sensor performance, autofocus quality, and video features, as well as more modern amenities. (Touch screen, anyone?)

I would also argue that Nikon has shifted their marketing goal for the D7X00 series to focus more on sports and wildlife photography in recent years. The D7500 has 20.9 megapixels, which is less resolution than two of its predecessors, the D7100 and D7200. It also has the fastest frame rate and largest buffer of all the D7X00 models, as well as the most autofocus options.

Of course, 21 megapixels should still be more than enough for landscape photography or other detail-oriented needs, at least for most photographers. It’s not as if this camera is only meant for action photography – but Nikon’s specification changes do signal a shift in that direction.


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Specification sheet

Here is a list of the main features and specifications of the Nikon D7500:

Camera FeatureNikon D7500
Sensor Resolution in Pixels20.9 Million
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size23.5×15.6mm
Sensor Pixel Size4.22µ
Low Pass FilterNo
Sensor Dust ReductionYes
Image Size5,568 x 3,712
Image ProcessorEXPEED 5
Viewfinder TypePentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage100%
Viewfinder Magnification0.94x
Built-in FlashYes, with flash commander mode
Nikon CLS Radio Flash ControlYes
Storage Media1x SD
Memory Card SupportUHS-I only
Continuous Shooting Speed8 FPS
Buffer Size (RAW, 14-bit Lossless Compressed)50
Max Shutter Speed1/8000 to 30 sec
Shutter Durability150,000 cycles
Exposure Metering Sensor180,000-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering III
Base ISOISO 100
Native ISO SensitivityISO 100-51,200
Boosted ISO SensitivityISO 102,400-1,640,000
Autofocus SystemAdvanced Multi-CAM 3500DX II
Focus Points51-point, 15 cross-type AF system
AF DetectionUp to f/8
AF Detection Range-3 to +19 EV
Auto AF Fine-TuneYes
Group AF ModeYes
Face DetectionYes
Flicker DetectionYes
Exposure Bracketing9 frames in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Video OutputMOV, H.264/MPEG-4
Video Maximum Resolution3,840×2160 (4K) up to 30 fps
Video Recording Crop (in 35mm Equivalent)2.25x for 4K recordings
Number of intervals in Time-lapseUp to 9,999
4K Time-lapse RecordingYes
LCD Size3.2″ diagonal TFT-LCD
LCD Resolution922,000 dots
Tilting LCDYes
Touchscreen LCDYes
Built-in GPSNo
Built-in BluetoothYes
Built-in Wi-Fi / NFCBuilt-in, no NFC
Battery Grip Accessory OptionNo
BatteryEN-EL15a Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life950 shots (CIPA)
Battery ChargerMH-25a Quick Charger
Weather Sealed BodyYes
USB Version2.0
Weight (Body Only)640g
Dimensions135.5 × 104 × 72.5mm
Price (at launch)$1,247

Ergonomics

When you’re reading a camera review and thinking about things abstractly, it isn’t always easy to remember the most important parts about a piece of equipment. It’s not specifications, or even image quality. It’s ease of use. If your camera is frustrating to use, gets in the way, and slows you down, it can prevent you from capturing the photo you have in mind.

But when you’re out taking pictures in wicked gusts of wind and sub-zero cold, and taking off one glove means you lose your hand, with pets running around you in the dust, ergonomics will be at the top of your mind – only behind the thought of a warm cup of cocoa, or warm absolutely anything. Chase Jarvis says that the best camera is the one you have with you; for me, the best camera is the one you forget you’re using.

The D7500 has the right buttons and an impressive number of them, and that’s a large part of what makes it work. The buttons also feel good, which sounds weird, but it’s true. They don’t make plasticky clicks like on the Canon 80D, and it’s easy to know when you’ve actually pushed one. You’d need to hold the D7500 side-by-side against its competitors to know what I’m saying, but this is a bigger deal than it seems on paper.

Some of the “small” ergonomic and menu-related touches on the D7500 are also pretty awesome. If you want to switch between Auto ISO and Manual ISO, you just hold down the ISO button and turn the sub dial. The two Custom Function buttons are also great, letting you program any of a huge array of tasks to a one-touch location. You can even make one of the buttons open the top item in your My Menu,” which you can completely customize. That drastically increases the number of controls directly at your fingertips.

Sure, this is all standard high-end Nikon fare, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it works so well, and it is a big differentiator from other cameras on the market at this price range. Nearly everything about the D7500 can be changed from its default, and there’s almost no setting that requires a deep dive into the menu to fix. (Because of the two Custom Function buttons and the flexibility of My Menu, it doesn’t take more than four clicks to access any setting I use on a daily basis).

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Is Nikon d7500 a good camera?

D7500 is a best aps-c camera because of can give to photographer a best image quality from aps-c sensor cameras, plus a lot of great functions, great AF, colors, etc. And its a cheapest way to get such high level image quality!

Does it’s worth it?

Yes, it is definitely worth it. I still shoot with a Nikon D700 and a Nikon D2H. The D700 is a 12mp camera and the D2H is only a 4.1mp camera. Both cameras are much older than the D7500.

Is Nikon d7500 for beginners?

Beginners and Enthusiasts – D7500. If you are just starting out in the world of Pet photography and want a Nikon, the D7500 would be a very good place to begin looking. The Nikon D7500 is a camera growing with you!

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Veterinary Surgeon, Labrador Breeder and passionate pet photographer. Blogger for hobby in spare time. I like everything regarding nature and its shapes.

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