About the Nikon D7500 16-80mm Lens Kit
A serious DSLR for serious enthusiasts
A serious DSLR for serious enthusiasts
Nikon's D7500 shares the same image quality, resolution, and low-light performance as the flagship DX-format D500 in a slightly lighter, more compact body. According to the folks at Nikon, this affordable "semi-pro" level DSLR is built to outperform any camera in its class. As a longtime photography enthusiast who currently shoots with a D500, I have to admit, the D7500 has a lot of compelling features.
The D7500 is perfect for capturing wildlife, sports, or any fast action. A 20.9-megapixel sensor and Nikon's fast EXPEED 5 processor make it super-responsive. A 51-point autofocus system with 3D tracking allows for a high-speed frame rate of up to eight frames per second. The camera's large buffer capacity means you can get up to 100 JPEG images or 50 RAW images in a single burst.
A capable low light shooter
The combined power of the D7500's sensor and processor enables a range of ISO settings from 100 all the way up to 51,200 for shooting in all sorts of lighting conditions. The camera's advanced noise reduction capabilities ensure sharp, clear images even at higher ISO settings.
Edit and share on the fly
Nikon's Flat picture control setting preserves image detail over a wide tonal range, so you can shoot with post-processing in mind. But if you're on the go, you've got loads of options for editing right in the camera — including batch processing for RAW images — so you don't have to wait to share your results with the world.
Once you've polished your work, Nikon's SnapBridge technology with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth makes it easy to transfer your photos and movies to your phone for instant sharing.
4K movies bring your vision to life in stunning Ultra High Definition
The D7500 records movies in Full HD or 4K resolution. It also lets you create in-camera 4K time-lapse movies from consecutive still shots. You can record video straight to the camera's memory cards, or to an external recorder via the camera's HDMI output.
The camera's Power Aperture function gives you smooth exposure transitions when moving from bright to dark areas, and Auto ISO works to maintain consistent brightness in changing light. Whether you use the built-in stereo mic or connect an optional external microphone, audio levels can be adjusted in 20 increments.
A lens for all occasions
The included 16-80mm lens is a go-to for just about any job. With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-120mm, it gives you a versatile zoom range that's perfect for shooting documentaries, special events, or travel adventures.
The kit lens's f/2.8-4 maximum aperture lends itself readily to stunning low-light images and will make your subject pop against a soft background. Built-in Vibration Reduction further improves the lens's low-light capability, allowing for a slower shutter with minimal image blur.
- 20.9-megapixel effective recording
- DX-format (APS-C) CMOS image sensor (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
- 4K video recording up to 30 frames per second
- Nikon SnapBridge technology with Wi-Fi and NFC touch pairing for wireless image transfer to compatible mobile devices (requires free Nikon app for Apple® and Android™)
- high-res (992,000 dots) 3.2" tilting LCD monitor with Live View for composing stills and movies on-screen in real-time
- monocoque design integrates internal chassis and outer body for better durability
- extensive weather sealing to withstand moisture, dust, and heavy use
- bright pentaprism optical viewfinder with inset OLED (organic LED) data display for easier reading of shooting data
- top-mounted LCD panel with backlighting displays camera and exposure settings
- Nikon EXPEED 5 image processor optimized for high data-rate images, longer battery life, and 4K Ultra HD video
- 51-point autofocus system with 15 cross-type sensors for superior, precise autofocusing
- 3D Color Matrix Metering II for accurate automatic exposure, plus center-weighted and spot metering modes
- Active D-Lighting mode for better shadow and highlight detail in high-contrast shooting situations
- built-in flash and flash exposure compensation
- in-camera image editing functions, including: edit movie, D-Lighting, image overlay, perspective control, NEF (RAW) processing and many more
- Nikon wireless remote controller (WR-1, not included) extends your capabilities
- dual memory cards slots accept SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR zoom lens (included)
- 35mm equivalent focal length: 24-120mm
- built-in Vibration Reduction enables sharper shots at slower shutter speeds (up to four shutter speeds slower)
- Silent Wave Motor for smooth, quiet, and precise autofocus
- attachment/filter size: 72mm
- DX Nikkor lenses: all functions supported
- type G, E, or D Nikkor lenses (except IX Nikkor): all functions supported (restrictions apply to PC lenses)
- AI-P Nikkor lenses and non-CPU AI lenses (M mode only)
Exposure Modes and Controls:
- continuous shooting mode: up to 8 frames per second
- shutter speed range: 30-1/8,000 seconds, bulb
- sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent): 100-51,200
- program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, and manual exposure modes
- bracketing of auto exposure, white balance, D-lighting, and flash (9 frames for exposure, 2 to 3 for D-lighting, and 3 for white balance)
- flash sync up to 1/250 second, synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 second or slower
Still Photo Formats:
- RAW (12-bit or 14-bit), JPEG, or RAW+JPEG
- maximum image size: 5,568 x 3,712
- 4K UHD (30, 25, 24 frames per second)
- Full HD 1080p (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 frames per second)
- HD 720p (60, 50, frames per second)
- MOV (H.264) and MP4 movie files with stereo sound
Connections and Dimensions:
- accessory terminal (for optional remote or GP-1A GPS module)
- high-speed USB port
- mini (type C) HDMI output (cable not included)
- external stereo microphone input jack (microphone not included)
- 5-13/16"W x 4-1/4"H x 3-1/16"D (5-7/8"D with lens)
- weight (without battery and media): 25.4 oz.
- rechargeable EN-EL15a lithium ion battery
- battery charger
- adjustable neck strap
- USB cable
- body cap, eye-piece cap, and rubber eye cup
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 13535
What's in the box:
- Digital camera body (black)
- BF-1B body cap (installed)
- EN-EL15a Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (7.0V 1900mAh 14Wh) with plastic terminal cover
- MH-25a Battery charger (DC output: 8.4V 1.2A)
- US AC plug adapter (C7 non-polarized)
- 2' UC-E20 USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro-B USB on other end)
- DK-5 Eyepiece cover
- Neck strap
- AF-S NIKKOR 16-80mm F2.8-4.0E ED VR zoom lens
- LC-72 Lens cap (installed)
- LF-4 rear lens cap (installed)
- HB-75 Lens hood
- User Manual (English)
- User Manual (Spanish)
- Camera warranty card
- Nikon School promo card
- Lens User's Manual
- Lens warranty card
Nikon D7500 16-80mm Lens Kit reviews
So far this has been an excellent camera. We are still learning all it's features. Coming from a D3100 there is so much more capability on the D7500.
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Great camera. I recently switched back to this DSLR after a 9 month stint with Fujifilm mirrorless cameras. The D7500 is enjoyable to use and feels very comfortable in your hands as opposed to the Fuji X-T2 which has almost no grip. The autofocus of the D7500 is super fast and accurate. Image quality is excellent.
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The Nikon D7500. Excellent step up from the 5000 series crop sensor DSLR cameras. Uses the same image sensor as its big brother the D500. The D7500 is a solid camera will a great featureset and an excellent choice for wildlife photography due to the cropped sensor and the additional reach it gives as well as the tight placement of the pixels on the sensor. The specific kit i purchased came with a top of the line professional grade 16-80mm wide angle lense that sells for over $1000 from Nikon. I am extremely happy with this purchase.
Pros: Weather Sealed Body, 8 fps, smaller and lighter than the D500, same sensor as the D500.
Cons: Only has 1 memory card slot.
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Well, it's only been a week or so with this camera but it really is great. Upgrading from an 11 year old Nikon D80 is a big leap. The entire camera just feels good in the hand, operates very smoothly. The very large touch panel on the rear of the camera is excellent and there are a myriad of customizations possible through a very detailed menu system. This is not a DSLR for the casual vacation photographer. Nikon bills this as their enthusiast's DSLR of the DX range, with the D500 the pro model and that description fits the camera well. There are more features on the D500, for an additional several hundred dollars. If anyone wants to see photos I've taken, find me on Instagram at chet362. Any photos taken with the D7500 will say so in a hashtag (#NikonD7500). As I write this, there's just a few.
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This kit was the only one I could find with D7500 body and anything other than an entry level lens. Promotional for new camera is what Crutchfield staff told me. Staff was helpful but not really up to speed (those I talked to anyway) on functions of camera equipment. Previous purchase of Polk audio system also rate 5 stars. Saved on the cost of speaker system. In that area they are extremely helpful. Saved money on the camera kit when purchased thru Crutchfield. Looking for a radar detector now and will probably go to Crutchfield. Great company to do business with.
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My first DSLR after 12 years of using a point and shoot. With my first baby on the way I figured it was time to upgrade. I did a TON of research (like weeks of research) and narrowed it down to the D7500 and the 80D. While the 80D was a little more comfortable to hold, the D7500 was the best amateur DSLR on the market. Also, the 16-80 is the best enthusiast level lens on the market so it was a no brainer to get the best. So far the pictures are clear and sharp. Lots of features and I am looking forward to years of fun with my new Nikon!
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I absolutely love this camera and especially the lens. I previously had a D7000 and was considering jumping ship to Sony or Olympus but this kit helped change my mind and I decided to stick with Nikon. The pictures look beautiful right out of the camera and very little editing has been needed. I like that this camera has wifi and the ability to transfer photos off to your cell phone, but if you shoot RAW only, it's useless, since I've found that I can only transfer JPEGs, so when I want to use that feature, I'll have to remember to switch to RAW+JPEG. My biggest issue with the camera body is that it is a battery hog. I could shoot for several days and thousands of photos on one battery with the D7000, but I've not been able to get through a day with the D7500.
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More details on the Nikon D7500 16-80mm Lens Kit
Features & specs
|LCD Screen Size||3.2"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||24-120mm|
|Image Stabilization||With included lens|
|Highest Resolution||5568 x 3712|
|Video Resolution||3840 x 2160|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||25.4|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Nikon D7500 16-80mm VR Kit includes the D7500 digital SLR camera, and the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR lens. The kit also includes the EN-EL15a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack and a battery charger.
LCD Monitor: The D7500 has a 3.2" TFT LCD monitor featuring approximately 922,000 dots, a 170-degree viewing angle, 100% frame coverage, and adjustable brightness (-5 to +5). The monitor can display shooting information such as shutter speed, aperture, and number of exposures remaining as well as the settings currently applied.
Live View: The camera features Live View, which allows you to frame your photographs and movies in the monitor instead of the viewfinder. When the Live View button is pressed, the mirror is raised and the view through the lens will be displayed in the monitor. The subject will no longer be visible in the viewfinder.
Optical Viewfinder: The D7500 uses a fixed eye-level penta-mirror single-lens reflex viewfinder with a built-in diopter adjustment to set the viewfinder to your personal eyesight (with or without glasses). The viewfinder's coverage area is approximately 100% horizontal and vertical in DX mode; 97% in 1.3x mode. During self-timer or remote control operation when your eye does not cover the viewfinder eyepiece, stray light may enter the eyepiece and affect the exposure when the image is captured. To prevent this, you can use the supplied DK-5 eyepiece cap to cover the eyepiece.
Image Sensor: The D7500 features a Nikon DX-format (APS-C size) 23.5mm x 15.7mm CMOS image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 21.51 million pixels and an effective pixel count of approximately 20.9 million. The camera is equipped with the EXPEED 5 processor, the same as the D500 camera, which provides an increased number of continuous shots, improved noise reduction, improved white balance, enhanced definition, Clarity Picture Control, and 1080/60p full HD movies.
Dust Reduction System: The image sensor is equipped with a low-pass filter to remove dust or dirt on the sensor. You can set the camera to clean the image sensor automatically at startup, or at shut down, or both. It can also be set to turn the auto cleaning function off. The Dust Reduction System also includes Image Dust Off, which allows the camera to acquire reference data to be used with the Image Dust Off application in the optional Capture NX-D software.
Recording Media: The camera records images on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards, including SDHC and SDXC cards compliant with UHS-I. Cards rated with UHS Speed Class 3 or better are recommended for movie recording. No memory cards are included with the camera.
Built-in Wi-Fi / Bluetooth: The camera can be connected via Wi-Fi (wireless LAN) or Bluetooth to a smart device, such as a smartphone or tablet running Nikon's SnapBridge app. Through the wireless connection, you can automatically load photos and videos to your device as you take them, use your smart device to remotely take photos on the camera, or download existing pictures from the camera's memory card to your device. Once you have downloaded images to your smartphone, you can share them via email, texts, or social networking sites.
Note: The SnapBridge application is available for devices running Android 4.4 or later or iOS 8.4 or later (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch).
Still Image Formats: The D7500 records JPEG still images in three sizes: Large, Medium, and Small. Image Quality can be set to Fine (1:4 compression), Normal (1:8), or Basic (1:16). You can record still images in the following resolutions:
|DX (24 x 16)||5568 x 3712||4176 x 2784||2784 x 1856|
|1.3x (18 x 12)||4272 x 2848||3200 x 2136||2128 x 1424|
|DX (24 x 16) |
Movie Live View
|5568 x 3128||4176 x 2344||2784 x 1560|
|1.3x (18 x 12) |
Movie Live View
|4272 x 2400||3200 x 1800||2128 x 1192|
NEF (RAW) Shooting: The camera captures raw image data from the image sensor and stores them in NEF (RAW) format. You can "process" the RAW images into JPEG images in the Retouch Menu, and adjust the image size, quality, white balance, color space, D-Lighting, and other parameters. If desired, you can save a JPEG copy of the image in Fine, Normal, or Basic image quality, along with the RAW image. The RAW images will always be saved in the Large image size.
Movie Recording: The D7500 records movies in High Definition in 16:9 aspect ratio. Movies are recorded in MOV file format, with H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and Linear PCM audio, recorded by the built-in or an external stereo microphone. Each movie will be recorded across up to 8 files of up to 4 GB each, with a maximum length of 29 min 59 sec. Movies can be recorded in the following frame sizes and rates:
|Option||Frame Size||Frame Rates||Max Bit Rate|
|4K UHD||3840 x 2160||30p, 25p, 24p||144 Mbps (HQ)|
|Full HD||1920 x 1080||60p, 50p||48 Mbps (HQ) |
24 Mbps (Norm)
|30p, 25p, 24p||24 Mbps (HQ) |
12 Mbps (Norm)
|HD||1280 x 720||60p, 50p|
Focus Modes: The D7500's lets you choose from the following autofocus and manual focus modes:
- Auto-servo Autofocus (AF-A): The camera automatically selects single-servo AF if the subject is stationary, or continuous-servo AF if the subject is moving.
- Single-servo Autofocus (AF-S): For stationary subjects. Focus locks when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
- Continuous-servo Autofocus (AF-C): For moving subjects. Camera focuses continuously while shutter release button is pressed halfway.
- Manual (M): Manual focus is available for lenses that do not support autofocus (non-AF Nikkor lenses) or when autofocus does not produce the desired results.
AF Assist Illuminator: The built-in AF assist illuminator enables the camera to focus even when the subject is poorly lit. This feature will light automatically to assist the autofocus operation when the shutter release button is pressed halfway. It has an operating range of 1'-8" to 9'-10".
AF-Area Modes: The D7500 offers a choice of focus areas that together cover a wide area of the frame. The AF-area mode determines how the focus area is selected and what happens if the subject moves out of the selected focus area while the camera is still focusing. You can choose one of the following AF-area modes:
- Single Point: You select the focus area manually and the camera focuses on the subject in the selected focus area only. The selection can be made from any one of the eleven AF spot sensors.
- Dynamic Area: In AF-A and AF-C modes, user selects focus point manually but camera will focus based on information from surrounding focus points if subject briefly leaves the selected point. In AF-S focus mode, you select the focus point manually. The number of focus points varies with the mode selected: 9, 21, or 51-point dynamic area AF.
- 3D-Tracking (11 points): In AF-A and AF-C focus modes, you select the focus point using the multi-selector. If subject moves after camera has focused, the camera selects new focus points and keep focus locked on original subject while shutter release pressed halfway. If subject leaves viewfinder, you will need to remove finger from shutter release button and recompose photo with subject in the selected focus point.
- Group-Area AF: The camera focuses using a group of focus points selected by the user, reducing the risk of the camera focusing on the background instead of the main subject.
- Auto-Area AF: The camera automatically detects the subject and selects the focus point.
Note: Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, and Subject-tracking AF can be selected during Live View.
Focus Lock: Focus Lock can be used to change the composition after focusing, making it possible to focus on a subject that will not be in one of the focus points in the final composition.
Release Modes: The camera can take pictures one at a time, or continuously as long as the shutter release button is pressed. You can also take photos using the self-timer or with an optional remote control. Using the Release-Mode Dial on the top left of the camera, you can choose from the following Release Modes:
- Single Frame: The camera takes one photograph each time the shutter release button is pressed
- Continuous Low Speed: The camera records photographs up to 1-7 fps while the shutter release button is held down.
- Continuous High Speed: While the shutter release button is held down, the camera records up to 8 fps.
- Quiet Shutter Release: The camera takes a single photograph, as in Single Frame mode, except that the mirror does not click back into place while the shutter-release button is fully pressed. In addition, the beep does not sound during focusing.
- Quiet Continuous: While the shutter release button is held down, the camera records up to 3 frames per second with no camera noise.
- Self-timer: This mode can be used to reduce camera shake or for self-portraits. You can set the delay time to 2, 5, 10, or 20 seconds. You can set the self-timer to take between 1 and 9 photos at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 seconds.
- Mirror Up: This mode helps minimize camera shake by raising the mirror prior to the shot being taken. Use of a tripod is recommended.
Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering III: The D7500's 3D Color Matrix Metering III evaluates each scene for brightness, color, contrast, size and position of shadows and highlights, selected focus area and camera-to-subject distance, comparing that information against an onboard database of more than 30,000 actual photographic scenes. The result delivers instantly and precisely determined exposures for each scene, even in challenging lighting conditions.
Metering: You can choose from the following Metering Modes to determine how the camera sets exposure:
- Matrix: Produces natural results in most situations. Camera uses 180k-pixel RGB sensor to meter a wide area of the frame and set exposure according to tone distribution, color, composition, and with type G or D lenses, range information. (See 3D Color Matrix Metering II above). With other CPU lenses, the camera uses color matrix metering III, which does not include 3D range information.
- Center-weighted: The camera meters the entire frame but assigns greatest weight to center area. The diameter of the circle can be set to 6, 8, 10, or 13mm.
- Spot: The camera meters exposure in active focus point only inside a 3.5mm circle. This ensures that the subject will be correctly exposed, even when background is much brighter or darker.
Shooting Modes: The Mode Dial on the top of the camera offers a choice of shooting modes:
- Auto Modes:
- Auto: The camera handles exposure, shutter-speed, ISO sensitivity and White balance so you can just point and shoot.
- Auto Flash Off: Captures scenes using only available lighting. Ideal for museums, weddings or any situation where a flash is prohibited or inappropriate.
- P, S, A, and M Modes:
- Programmed Auto: Choose from one of the automatically selected shutter speed/aperture combinations and allows control over exposure compensation, metering and other features.
- Shutter-Priority Auto: You determine the shutter speed to freeze or blur motion, while the camera decides the ideal aperture.
- Aperture-Priority Auto: Simply select the aperture to control the depth-of-field and the camera determines the ideal shutter speed.
- Manual: Choose both the shutter speed and the aperture on your own. You can refer to the electronic analog exposure display of the camera for help with appropriate exposures.
- User-defined Modes (U1 and U2): You can store most camera settings in U1 or U2 so you can recall them at any time without having to enter the menu.
- Special Effects: Special effects can be used when recording images. You can choose from: Night Vision, Super Vivid, Pop, Photo Illustration, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key, and Low Key.
- Scene Modes: The camera offers a choice of Scene modes to automatically optimize the settings to suit the selected scene. You can choose from: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Pet Portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn Colors, and Food.
Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -5.0 to +5.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps.
White Balance: White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of lighting. When the camera is set to one of the exposure modes, you can choose one of the following white balance options: Auto (3 settings), Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 settings), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Color Temperature, and Preset Manual. You can fine-tune the white balance along the amber-blue axis in steps of 0.5, and the green-magenta axis in steps of 0.25.
Bracketing: Bracketing automatically varies exposure, flash level, Active D-Lighting (ADL), or white balance slightly with each shot, "bracketing" the current value. You can choose the number of shots, the increment and the order of the bracketing.
ISO Sensitivity: ISO Sensitivity is the digital equivalent of film speed. When lighting is poor, the camera will automatically increase sensitivity, permitting faster exposures, and minimizing blur caused by inadvertent camera movement, up to a maximum equivalent of ISO 25600. You can also manually select from ISO settings 100 to 51200, with incremental steps of 1/3 EV. You can also choose Low 0.3 through Low 1 (equivalent to ISO 80 through 50), or Hi 0.3 through Hi 5 (equivalent to ISO 64000 through 1640000).
Active D-Lighting: Nikon's Active D-Lighting can correct exposure issues due to difficult lighting conditions instantly and automatically while you shoot. Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows, creating photographs with natural contrast.
Flash: The D7500 has a built-in pop-up flash for illuminating poorly-lit scenes or to fill in shadows and backlit subjects. Auto Pop-up Modes include: Auto flash, Auto with red-eye reduction, Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, Auto slow sync, and Off. Manual Pop-up Modes include: Fill flash, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync, Slow rear-curtain sync, Rear-curtain sync, and Off. The built-in flash has a minimum range of 2 feet.
Accessory Shoe: The camera has an accessory shoe for mounting optional SB-series Speedlights. The camera supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) and can be used with CLS-compatible flash units, such as SB-5000, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, SB-300, and SB-R200.
Remote Flash Photography: The D7500 can control remotely-mounted flash units using the built-in flash (in Commander mode), a hot shoe-mounted flash (if it can be configured as a master unit), or the WR-R10 Wireless Remote Adapter.
Flash Compensation: In P, S, A, and M modes, the flash compensation can be used to increase or reduce flash output from the level chosen by the camera's flash control system. The flash exposure compensation can be set to values between -3 EV (darker) and +1 EV (brighter) in increments of 1/3 EV.
Virtual Horizon: The camera can display a virtual horizon based on information from the camera tilt sensor. This can be displayed in the viewfinder or on the LCD monitor in Live View.
Picture Controls: When the camera is set to one of the P, S, A, or M modes, you can choose from the following image enhancement options:
- Auto: The camera automatically adjusts hues and tones based on standard Picture Control. The complexions of portrait subjects appear softer and foliage and sky appear more vivid than in pictures taken with standard Picture Control.
- Standard: Standard processing for balanced results--recommended for most situations.
- Neutral: Minimal processing for natural results. Choose for photos that will later be extensively processed or retouched.
- Vivid: Pictures are enhanced for a vivid photoprint effect. Choose for photographs that emphasize primary colors.
- Monochrome: takes photos in black and white
- Portrait: lowers contrast while lending natural texture and rounded feel
- Landscape: produces vibrant landscapes and cityscapes
- Flat: details preserved over a wide tone range, from highlights to shadows
Optional GPS: The optional GP-1 and GP-1a GPS units can be connected to the camera's accessory terminal to allow information on the camera's current position to be recorded when photographs are taken.
Multi-Language Menu: You can choose from one of 36 languages for display of the camera menus and messages including English, French and Spanish.
Auto Image Rotation: Photographs taken while this feature is set to "On" allow the image to be played back automatically in the orientation it was taken, including Landscape, Portrait (rotated clockwise) or Portrait (rotated counter-clockwise).
Rotate Tall: Portrait photos are displayed in tall orientation during playback. This feature can be turned off in the menu, if desired.
Image Review: When this setting is enabled, the camera displays the image on the LCD monitor after the picture is taken. You can choose how long photographs are displayed in the monitor after shooting. If Image Review is turned off, pictures can only be displayed by pressing the playback button.
Single-Image Playback: During single-image playback, you can view all the pictures stored on the memory card one at a time.
Thumbnail Playback: This feature allows you to view 4, 9, or 72 images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly. You can also choose a calendar playback, sorted by date.
Slide Show: This features plays photographs back in an automatic slide show manner. You can set the frame interval at 2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds
Playback Zoom: During single-image and thumbnail playback, you can zoom in on the selected image. You can zoom in up to 34x for large images, up to 26x for medium images, and up to 17x for small images (based on 24 x 16 DX format setting). Once the image is enlarged, you can pan around the image on the LCD monitor using the multi selector.
Retouch Menu: These options can be used to create, trimmed, resized, or retouch existing copies of the photographs in the memory card. You can choose from the following options:
- NEF (RAW) Processing: Create JPEG-format copies of NEF (RAW) photographs recorded at an image quality setting of RAW or RAW+B.
- Trim: Create cropped copies of existing photos. You can change the aspect ratio from 3:2 to 4:3, 5:4, 1:1, or 16:9. Each copy is saved as a separate file.
- Resize: You can create a small copy of a recorded image. The copy will be stored as a JPEG file.
- D-Lighting: D-Lighting can be used to brighten dark or backlit subjects.
- Quick Retouch: Create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced.
- Red-eye Correction: Correct "red-eye" caused by flash.
- Straighten: You can create a straightened copy of an image. You can rotate the image clockwise or counterclockwise up to five degrees in increments of 0.25 degrees.
- Distortion Control: Create copies with reduced peripheral distortion (barrel distortion or pin-cushion distortion).
- Perspective Control: Copies can be created that reduce the effects of perspective taken from the base of a tall object.
- Fisheye: You can create a copy that appears to have been taken with a fisheye lens. You can increase or reduce the effect using the multi-selector.
- Filter Effects: Create copies with color filter
effects. You can choose from one of the following:
- Skylight: Creates the effect of a skylight filter, giving the copy a "cold" blue cast.
- Warm Filter: Creates a copy with warm tone filter effects, giving the copy "warm" red cast.
- Cross Screen: Just as with a cross screen filter, this feature produces a star pattern with lines radiating outward from bright objects.
- Soft: Add a soft filter effect; choose from high, normal, or low effect.
- Monochrome: Copy pictures in the Black and White, Sepia and Cyanotype colors.
- Image Overlay: Combine two RAW photographs to create a single picture
- Color Outline: You can create an outline copy of a photograph to use as a base for painting.
- Color Outline: Create an outline copy of a photograph to use as a base for painting.
- Color Sketch: Create a copy of a photograph that resembles a sketch made with colored pencils.
- Miniature Effect: You can create a copy that appears to be a photo of a diorama. Works best with photos taken from a high vantage point.
- Selective Color: Lets you create a copy in which only selected hues appear in color.
- Painting: Create a copy which emphasizes detail and color for a painterly effect.
- Side-by-Side Comparison: You can compare side-by-side retouched copies to the original photographs.
- Edit Movie: You can trim footage to create edited copies of movies or save selected frames as JPEG stills.
Protecting Images: The protect feature allows you to protect important images from accidental erasure.
PictBridge Printing Capability: You can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand.
USB Connection: The Nikon D7500 utilizes a high-speed USB 2.0 connection for interfacing with your computer, using the supplied UC-E20 USB cable. The camera has a Micro-B USB connector.
HDMI: For playing back High Definition movies and high resolution still images on an HDTV, you can connect the camera via an optional HDMI cable. A Type C mini-HDMI cable is required.
Microphone Input: The camera features a 3.5mm minijack for connecting an external microphone, such as the Nikon ME-1 stereo microphone. Using an external mic improves the recorded audio for movies, and reduces noise caused by lens vibration being recorded during autofocus. You can adjust the sensitivity of the microphone (built-in or external) in the menu.
Headphone Output: A dedicated 3.5mm minijack is provided for connecting a pair of headphones to monitor the audio during recording or playback. You can adjust the headphone volume in the menu.
Accessory Terminal: The D7500 has a proprietary input for optional accessories, such as the GP-1a GPS unit, the MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord, or the WR-1 or WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controllers.
Li-ion Battery Pack: The D7500 comes with a long lasting rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (EN-EL15a) with the capacity of approximately 950 shots per charge (based on the CIPA standard), or approximately 80 minutes of continuous HD movie footage. You can also use the EN-EL15, sold separately, as a spare battery.
Battery Charger: The camera comes with the MH-25a Battery Charger for charging the supplied Li-ion battery pack. The MH-25a will charge the EN-EL15 battery pack in approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes. The MH-25a comes with an AC wall adapter which can plug into the charger.
Backup Battery: The camera's internal backup battery can provide up to 3 months of backup power after about two days of charging from the EN-EL15a battery pack. The backup battery powers the camera's internal clock, and maintains settings when the power is turned off.
Optional AC Adapter: The optional EH-5B AC adapter and optional EP-5B power connector are recommended for extended playback.
Camera Software: The D75000 does not include software for organizing your photos. The following Nikon software can be downloaded from the Nikon website:
- ViewNX-i: to download pictures from the camera to the computer
- Capture NX-D: for fine-tuning pictures that have been copied to a computer, and convert NEF (RAW) images to other formats
- Camera Control Pro 2: for controlling cameras connected via interface cables or wireless transmitters in a LAN
System Requirements: The ViewNX-i, Capture NX-D, and Camera Control Pro 2 software will work with the following operating systems:
- Windows: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (SP1)
- Mac: OS X 10.10.5, 10.11.6, macOS Sierra version 10.12.4
Lens Overview: The Nikon D7500 16-80 VR kit includes the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR wide angle zoom lens. It is ideal for covering wide-angle to portrait views, and for general, everyday photography. The lens comes with the HB-75 lens hood to block unwanted light from entering the lens, causing lens flare.
DX-format Lens: This lens is optimized for use on Nikon DX-format cameras with their smaller image sensors. When used on a DX-format camera, the lens has a focal length range equivalent to Nikon's 24-120mm FX lens (35mm format), a popular pro lens. The lens can also be used on full-frame FX-format cameras, because the DX crop mode is automatically selected by the camera to avoid vignetting.
Fluorine Coating: The lens features a protective Fluorine coating which helps keep the lens clean. The coating makes is easier to wipe off dirt, smudges, and water from the front and rear lens elements.
Nikon Technologies: The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR lens is equipped with the following Nikon technologies:
- Vibration Reduction: Vibration Reduction improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. In this 16-80mm zoom lens, Vibration Reduction creates a stabilizing effect equivalent to a shutter speed increase of 4 stops (in Normal mode). This is especially helpful for taking blur-free hand-held images in low light. A switch on the side of the barrel lets you turn VR on or off. You can also select the Vibration Reduction mode: Normal (for enhanced vibration reduction when photographing stationary subjects) or Active (for reducing the effects of vibration when shooting from a moving vehicle or other situations with active camera motion).
- Aspherical Lens Elements: The lens contains Aspherical lens elements which contain non-spherical surfaces on either or both sides to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
- Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism: An Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism delivers highly accurate aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting. The electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism operates in precise sync with the camera's shutter to give you extraordinary exposure control during high-speed bursts. With conventional lenses, the diaphragm blades are operated mechanically.
- Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Glass: This lens contains Extra-low Dispersion optical glass developed by Nikon for optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
- Internal Focusing (IF): This 16-80mm zoom lens features only internal lens elements that shift during focusing. Lenses with internal focusing do not change in size during AF operation, and are usually more compact and lightweight than other lenses, and are capable of closer focusing distances.
- Nano Crystal Coat: The Nikon Nano Crystal Coat is an anti-reflective lens coating that eliminates internal reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. The coating eliminates the ghosting effects caused by red light, and reduces ghost and flare caused by light entering the lens diagonally.
- Super Integrated Coating: The lens features a multi-layered coating of the optical elements.
- Silent Wave Motor (SWM): The exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast, accurate, and quiet auto focus.
Focus Mode Switch: The Focus Mode switch on the barrel of the lens lets you switch between focus modes: M (manual) and M/A (autofocus with manual override). For Auto Focus mode, the camera must be in AF mode and the lens switch in the M/A position. In this mode, the lens will focus when the camera shutter is pressed halfway, however, you can override the focus by rotating the lens focus ring. You can easily switch to full manual focus by moving the Focus Mode switch to the M position (even if the camera is in AF mode). If the camera is in Manual Focus (MF) mode, autofocus will not operate.
Vignetting: If you use the camera's built-in flash unit, vignetting may occur at close focusing distances. "Vignetting" refers to shadows created where the end of the lens obscures the built-in flash. At the 16mm focal length, the minimum focusing distance is approximately 3'-4" for most DX-format cameras (5' with D300-series cameras). Use of the lens hood with the camera's built-in flash will cause more vignetting, requiring longer minimum focusing distances.
- Type of Lens: Type E AF-S DX lens with a built-in CPU
- Type of Mount: Nikon F-bayonet type
- Focal Length: 16-80mm
- Focal Length Scale: Marks provided at 16, 24, 35, 50, and 80mm
- Filter Diameter: 72mm
- Lens Construction: 17 elements in 13 groups (including 4 ED lens elements, 3 aspherical elements, and lens elements with Nano-Crystal or fluorine coatings)
- Closest Focus Distance: 1.15' (0.35m)
- Focusing Method: Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) system with AutoFocus controlled by a Silent Wave Motor, and a separate focus ring for manual focus
- Diaphragm: Rounded 7-blade
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22 at 16mm; f/4 to f/32 at 80mm
- Angle of View: 83°-20°
- Dimensions: Diameter 3.149" Length 3.685" (4.308" w/lens caps)
- Weight: 16.1 ounces
Lens Warranty Terms: Nikon offers a 1-year parts and labor warranty on this lens. An additional 4-year Extended Service Coverage is available at no charge if you register the product with Nikon within 10 days of purchase.
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