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Good camera - linking with apple products is difficult, though.
Cons: SnapBridge app with iPhone is difficult to use.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
This D7500 kit comes with an 18-140mm zoom lens that lets you capture distant subjects as well as what's right in front of you. You'll have the range to get a wide shot of the beach and then zoom in on a solitary surfer. Built-in vibration reduction gives you extra stability at longer focal lengths and minimizes blur in low lighting.
Good camera - linking with apple products is difficult, though.
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Average Customer Review(s):
Good camera - linking with apple products is difficult, though.
Cons: SnapBridge app with iPhone is difficult to use.
Love the camera and quality! So happy with their the product and the communication and support through Crutchfield! Great team of people to work with!
This was a replacement of my D7000 which I was enamored with. The D7500 is a worthy heir to the throne of favorite camera.
Pros: Picture quality Lightweight Durability Touchscreen
Awesome, customer service is number, product is great. Crutchfield is just a great company to work with.
|LCD Screen Size||3.2"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||27-180mm|
|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 18-140mm VR Kit includes the D7500 digital SLR camera body, and the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm, f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens. The D7500 is the newest model in the Nikon DX-format DSLR lineup. The kit also includes a EN-EL15a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack and a battery charger.
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 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 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 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 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:
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:
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:
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:
Shooting Modes: The Mode Dial on the top of the camera offers a choice of shooting modes:
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:
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.
18-140mm Lens: This package includes an AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, a compact, all-in-one lens that is good for multiple shooting situations. You can shoot ultra-sharp photos and videos, from wide-angle family portraits to telephoto close-ups on the playing field. It is designed for use with Nikon DSLRs with DX-format image sensors. The lens features Vibration Reduction (VR) to reduce blur cause by camera shake, and a Focus Mode switch for switching to Auto Focus or Manual Focus.
Vibration Reduction (VR): The lens is equipped with Nikon's Vibration Reduction (VR) technology, which reduces blur caused by camera shake. When VR is enabled, the range of available shutter speeds is increased (including speeds up to 4.0 stops slower than those without VR), and permits hand-held, tripod-free photography in a wide range of situations. You can enable or disable Vibration Reduction by using the 2-way VR switch on the lens barrel.
Focus Mode Switch: The lens includes a 2-way Focus Mode switch on the barrel of the lens. In the A position, the camera will automatically focus the photo when the shutter release button is pressed halfway. You can also manually focus while in Auto Focus mode by turning the focus ring after auto focusing has taken place. When switched to the M position, you can focus manually by rotating the focus ring on the lens.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC): Nikon's Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color performance and substantially reduced ghosting and flare, by enhancing light transmission.
Silent Wave Motor (SWM): The exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast, accurate, and quiet auto focus.
Internal Focus: Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.
Lens Construction: The AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm lens has 17 elements in 12 groups, including 1 ED (Extra-low Dispersion glass) lens element for maximum sharpness and minimum chromatic aberrations, and 1 aspherical lens element.
Diaphragm: The lens is equipped a 7-blade, rounded diaphragm opening.
Lens Warranty Terms: Nikon offers a 1-year parts and labor warranty on the 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.
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:
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:
System Requirements: The ViewNX-i, Capture NX-D, and Camera Control Pro 2 software will work with the following operating systems:
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