Playback, Editing And Printing
Overview: The Nikon D7500 is the newest model in the Nikon DX-format DSLR lineup. It includes a EN-EL15a rechargeable Lithium
Ion battery pack and a battery charger. No lens is included in this "body only" kit.
LCD Monitor: The Nikon 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
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 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
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 SD 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
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
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
| ||Large ||Medium ||Small |
|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
|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
- 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
- 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
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.
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
- 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-Priority Auto: Simply select the
aperture to control the depth-of-field and the camera determines the ideal
- 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-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
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
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.
Playback, Editing And Printing
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
Rotate Tall: Portrait photos are displayed in
tall orientation during playback. This feature can be turned off in the menu, if
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
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
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
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
- Red-eye Correction: Correct "red-eye" caused by
- 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
- 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
- Soft: Add a soft filter effect; choose from high, normal, or low
- Monochrome: Copy pictures in the Black and White,
Sepia and Cyanotype colors.
- Image Overlay: Combine two RAW photographs to create a
- 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
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
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
- 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