Born from a desire for flagship performance and innovation in a more compact and streamlined connected camera, the D7500 delivers the game-changing resolution, ISO range, image processing and energy efficiency of the award-winning D500 in an enthusiast-level DSLR. Simply put, the D7500 is built to outperform any camera in its class with top-tier image quality, blazing speed, flawless autofocus, 4K Ultra HD video and pro-grade creative tools—all in a comfortable, rugged design. This is a camera for the new generation of creators.
Bring your vision to life
The D7500 uses the same 20.9 MP DX-format image sensor and EXPEED 5 image processing engine as the D500, taking your photos and videos to the next level. Capture with phenomenal sharpness and tonality, especially in low light situations like concerts, sporting events, parties and events.
Speed & performance
With a wide ISO range up to 51,200, remarkable noise reduction, rapid write speeds and virtually zero lag, the D7500 is ready for your next challenge.
8 fps continuous shooting
Improved buffer for shooting RAW
Capture 8 frames per second continuously, up to 100 JPEG Fine frames or up to 50 14-bit lossless compressed RAW frames. With up to 50 RAW shots captured, continue taking photos even while the previous RAW images are being written to the memory card.
Powerful focusing system
Lock on to fast subjects with 51 available focus points, 15 cross-type sensors and group-area AF for sharper, faster detection in low light.
The D7500 uses the same 180,000-pixel RGB sensor as the D500 to detect human faces and improve AF performance during high speed shooting.
Follow your inspiration
The D7500 handles like a dream—and it handles the elements too—so you're free to follow your passion, wherever it leads.
Tilting 3.2-inch touchscreen
Tilt the large 3.2-in touchscreen up or down to shoot at high or low angles and simply touch where you want focus when using Live View. Quickly swipe through your shots, pinch to zoom and more.
The D7500 uses a Monocoque design and extensive weather sealing to withstand moisture, dust and some heavy use.
Slimmer ergonomics and a deeper grip improve stability for handheld shooting and comfort for all day shooting or using telephoto, tele-zoom or all-in-one NIKKOR lenses.
Up to 950 shots* on one battery
DSLRs excel at energy efficiency, and the D7500 is particularly efficient. Capture approximately 950 shots on a single battery charge.
*Per CIPA standards, with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi turned off
Master the light
Add balance, depth and drama to your images with the D7500’s built-in flash, which uses detailed, in-camera scene analysis to add just the right amount of light to your subject. Ready to get even more creative with light? The D7500 has wireless commander capability with up to 2 groups (A/B) of line-of-sight Speedlights or 3 groups (C/D/E) of radio-controlled Speedlights*.
*With optional WR-R10 wireless remote controller and SB-5000 Speedlight(s)
4K ultra HD video
If you’ve been itching to enter the world of filmmaking, the D7500 is your gateway DSLR. Record rich and detailed 4K Ultra HD or Full HD videos up to 29 minutes 59 seconds through industry-leading NIKKOR lenses while using pro-level video features like power aperture control to adjust aperture while recording and touch focus control. Create beautiful 4K Ultra HD time-lapse movies. Movies can be recorded in MP4 or the conventional MOV format, allowing easy playback on smart devices. The D7500 adjusts to your creative workflow with the freedom to record to an external device, the camera’s memory card or both simultaneously.
Creativity on demand
Beyond its outstanding image capture, the D7500 includes powerful performance enhancing features. In-camera batch processing improves handling of large numbers of RAW images. Auto AF fine-tune in Live View is also inherited from the D500 to simplify adjustment for minor variations between the camera and lens. Advanced Picture Control tools, including a new Auto option; Auto ISO in Manual Mode and Zebra stripes for detecting overblown highlights help you take full creative control. A new and improved multiple exposure feature gives you the choice of saving each individual frame in addition to the final composited image.
Connected to your world
Share your most impressive shots with the world the minute you take them. Install Nikon's SnapBridge app on a compatible phone or tablet and connect to the D7500 for instant photo sharing, automatic backups and even remote camera triggering—great for wildlife shooting, parties, self portraits and group shots with you in them.
The centerpiece of your Nikon ecosystem
Grow your skills with Nikon's renowned imaging system. From your first cherished NIKKOR lens to the latest in your indispensable collection, NIKKOR optics truly bring out the full potential of the D7500. When you're ready to add new depth and dimension in your images, you'll find a full array of Nikon Speedlights and Speedlight accessories. Shoot without limitations with flexible remote accessories, spare batteries, microphones and so much more.
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Nikon DX format; focal length in 35 mm  format equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Effective Pixels (Megapixels)
x 15.6 mm
Image Sensor Format
Image Sensor Type
Image sensor cleaning Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)
Dust-Off Reference Photo
Image Area (pixels)
DX-format (L) 5,568 x 3,712
(M) 4,176 x 2,784
(S) 2,784 x 1,856
1.3x Crop Mode (L) 4,272 x 2,848
(M) 3,200 x 2,136
(S) 2,128 x 1,424
Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3,840 x 2,160: 3,840 x 2,160
Photographs with image area of DX taken during movie recording: (L) 5,568 x 3,128
(M) 4,176 x 2,344
(S) 2,784 x 1,560
Photographs with image area of 1.3x taken during movie recording: (L) 4,272 x 2,400
(M) 3,200 x 1,800
(S) 2,128 x 1,192
File Format Still Images
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats NEF (RAW): Lossless compressed, compressed 12 or 14 bit
SD SDHC SDXC
1 Secure Digital (SD)
Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0 EXIF 2.31 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) PictBridge
DX (24x16): 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (Approx.)
1.3x (18x12): 97% horizontal and 97% vertical (Approx.)
0.94x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m–1) (Approx.)
18.5mm (-1.0 m¯¹)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
-2.0 to + 1.0m¯¹
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II with AF Area Brackets (grid lines can be displayed)
Mirror Lock Up
Instant-return type Electronically Controlled
AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and AI-P NIKKOR lenses and non- CPU AI lenses (M mode only). Electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center 1 focus point with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used.
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter Electronic front-curtain shutter available in mirror up release mode
1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV Bulb, Time, X250
Fastest Shutter Speed
Slowest Shutter Speed
Flash Sync Speed
Up to 1/250 sec. Synchronizes with shutter at 1/320s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320s)
High: Up to 8 fps Frame rates assume continuous-servo AF, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 sec or faster, Release selected for Custom Setting a1 (AF-C priority selection), and other settings at default values.
Continuous Shooting Options
DX-format CH: Up to 8 frames per second
CL: Up to 1-7 frames per second
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution
8 frames per second
2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
Exposure Metering System
TTL exposure metering using approximately 180K (180,000) pixels RGB sensor
Center-weighted: Weight of approximately 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10, or 13 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame Matrix: 3D Color Matrix Metering III (type G, E and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering III (other CPU lenses) Spot: Meters circle with diameter of about 3.5 mm (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses
-3 EV to 20 EV (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering) 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)
Exposure Meter Coupling
Aperture-Priority Auto (A) Auto modes (auto, auto [flash off]) Manual (M) Programmed auto with flexible program (P) Scene Modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food) Shutter-Priority (S) Special Effects Modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key) U1 (user setting 1) U2 (user setting 2)
Autumn Colors Beach / Snow Blossom Candlelight Child Close-up Dusk / Dawn Food Landscape Night Landscape Night Portrait Party / Indoor Pet Portrait Portrait Sports Sunset
±5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, M, SCENE, and EFFECTS modes
9 frames in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Auto Flat Landscape Monochrome Neutral Portrait Standard Vivid
ISO 100 -
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
Hi-5 (ISO 1,640,000 equivalent)
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options
Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 EV (ISO 1,640,000 equivalent) above ISO 51,200; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Long Exposure Noise Reduction
High ISO Noise Reduction
Low Normal High Off
Auto Extra High High Normal Low Off
2-3 frames 2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames
Single-Point AF Mode
Dynamic AF Mode
Single-point AF; 9, 21, or 51-point dynamic area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF
Auto-Area AF Mode
51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors; f/8 supported by 1 sensor) AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft. 8 in.-9 ft. 10 in.) Finetuning Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX II autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
-3 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
9, 21 or 51 point Dynamic-area AF Single-point AF 3D-tracking Group-area AF
Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A) Continuous-servo (AF-C) Face-Priority AF available in Live View only Full-time Servo (AF-F) available in Live View and D-Movie Recording Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder Normal area AF Single-servo AF (AF-S) Wide area AF
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
-3 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Autofocus Fine Tune
Built-in Flash Distance
Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Flash Sync Speed
Up to 1/250 sec. Synchronizes with shutter at 1/320s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320s)
Top FP High Speed Sync
Up to 1/8000
TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash Sync Modes
Auto Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported Auto with red-eye reduction Auto slow sync Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction Fill-flash Rear-curtain sync Rear-curtain with slow sync Red-Eye reduction Red-Eye reduction with slow sync Slow sync Off
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, AF-assist for multi-area AF
Auto (2 types) Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K) Cloudy Direct Sunlight Fine-tuning Flash Fluorescent (7 types) Incandescent Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view) Shade
White Balance Bracketing
3 shots in steps of 1
Live View Shooting
Photography Live View Mode Movie Live View Mode
Live View Lens Servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-Area Mode
Face-priority AF Wide-area AF Normal-area AF Subject-tracking AF
Live View Autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Movie Maximum Recording Time
29 minutes 59 seconds Each movie will be recorded across up to 8 files of up to 4 GB each. The number of files and the length of each file vary with the options selected for Frame size/frame rate and Movie quality.
Movie File Format
Selectable from MOV (Video: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM) and MP4 (Video: H.264, Audio: AAC) Electronic VR, highlight display
Movie Video Compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio Recording Format
Linear PCM AAC
4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively High quality available at all frame sizes, normal quality available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160
Built-in microphone, stereo External stereo microphone (optional) Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted Audio output: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)