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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 212 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worthy upgrade in the D7xxx line

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    trs0722
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    I picked up the D7500 over the weekend. I haven't put it through all of its paces yet. I may come back to update this later. But I figured I'd put some quick thoughts together for anyone on the fence. I've been using a D7100 for a few years and so far the D7500 is definitely worth the upgrade. I have already noticed a big difference in image quality and speed, things that are very important to me. I have not tested it with all my lenses and flash. The autofocus has been very good although it's not the same as with the D500. I have yet to test out running children/dogs in AF-C to see how the focus does. I also haven't done extensive low light testing but the few that I took around 800-1600 ISO looked really good. Some things you should be aware of...these are not necessarily "cons" to me but they may be for you: 1. Adobe and Apple have not released updates for this camera yet. Therefore, Photoshop and Lightroom will not import or process the files yet (JPG or RAW). Video files were recognized by my computer and LR5 though. There are workarounds via free software but it's more time consuming. These may be a disruption to your normal work flow as it has been to mine. Hopefully these updates will be out soon as they normally do. 2. The top window is noticeably smaller than the D7xxx series. However, the shutter speed and aperture # are prominent and fairly big. The other info is squeezed closer together and a few things are missing (i.e. file type). But it's all there on the bigger info screen on the rear. 3. You cannot put a battery grip on it. 4. There is only one SD card slot. 5. Battery life is supposed to be a little shorter than the D7100/7200. But again there are some good pros: 1. Best crop frame sensor available now by Nikon 2. Noticeably lighter than the D7100/7200 3. Better in low light than D7100/7200 4. Touch screen functions 5. Can send pics via wi-fi to your phone. I've read a lot about the D500, which the D7500 is sort of the baby brother of. That thing is a beast that can compete with some of Nikon's full frame cameras. However, it's not for me and I suspect many other people: it is big, fairly heavy, and approaching the cost of a full frame camera. It also only has one SD slot (I don't use the other type it has) and doesn't have a built in flash. Yes, built in flash isn't always the best but I'd rather have it than not. For those of us not wanting or needing the D500 or an entry level FF, the D7500 is a no brainer. An alternative is to wait and see what Nikon does with the updates for the D750, D610, and D810, which may be coming soon. It's possible the cost of FF bodies will come down. However, I for one, am not ready for that leap yet and think the D7500 will serve me well for years to come. Hopefully, I don't eat these words once I put it through more testing as my workflow is restored.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent upgrade in the D7xxx line

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    trs0722
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    I bought this a week or two after it was released as an upgrade to my D7100. While the D7100 has been great, the D7500 is a very worthy upgrade. I considered the D500, the D750, and waiting for Nikon's new full frame releases but ultimately decided crop frame is still right for me at this point. The D7500 is basically the little brother of the D500, which (from what I've read) is incredible and bumped the D7200 as Nikon's new top crop frame camera. However for me, the D500 was too big, lacked a pop up flash, and was almost the same cost as some of their FF cameras. Pros: 1. New sensor (same as the D500). The colors and sharpness are excellent...noticeably better than my D7100. The noise and autofocus are considerably better too. There's also a new group focus point option and auto fine tune that I'm still experimenting with. 2. Lighter and slightly smaller than the D7100. Much easier to carry around. 3. It's FAST!....much faster than my D7100. 4. Rear touch screen that also tilts...comes in handy. Had that in my first DSLR (D5100) and it's nice having it back, especially for video. 5. 4K video and wi-fi/bluetooth. Haven't taken full advantage of 4K video yet but even the 1080 looks better than my D7100. I can now upload pics if I want on the fly (takes a few steps but great option to have). To save battery I leave it on airplane mode until I want to upload. Cons: The main con for me is that the D7500 only has one SD slot. I loved having an extra slot in the D7100...mostly only as a back up when I left my main one in my computer. I only used the 2nd slot during a shoot a few times in 3 years. So, now I have to be more aware of where my card is or keep extras in my bag or vehicle. I've seen complaints about this but many countered (and I agree) saying that 2nd slot rarely, if ever, "saved" a shoot when the first card went bad. Others have complained that you cannot put a battery grip on it. This was not a big deal for me. Nikon also dropped the total megapixels and reduced the monitor resolution from the D7200 and D500. These changes will not even be noticeable to most users. The last thing to consider is some editing programs (Lightroom and Photoshop in particular) have not added this camera profile to their software yet. Therefore, they will not recognize the NEF's or JPG's from this camera. This has been an inconvenience for me b/c to view and edit my photos, I've had to open the RAW files in Nikon Capture NXD (which is free), convert them to TIFFs, and then import into Lightroom where I can then work on the files. It usually takes Adobe some time (a month or two) to do this so I expect an update to be coming soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Upgrade totally worth it.

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    Sonji
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    This a really great camera. I upgraded from a Nikon D3400 entry level camera since the lenses I had would be interchangeable. While the D3400 had a higher resolution, the D7500 shots I've taken are so much crisper and have a much great depth of field. I still haven't learned about all the bells and whistles yet but paired with a good lens (Tamron 18-400mm) I feel like I could eventually take professional looking pix at an enthusiast price. I was thinking of the D500 too but it was more camera than I needed. (I'm not a professional/wanna be.) I needed something that would help me take better photos of birds/wildlife, the D7500 does that and more. A couple of down sides: the flash sometimes is annoying when in auto and the weight especially with a telephoto lens is more than I was used to with the really light D3400. I would also not upgrade to this camera if I had the D7200. I'm really glad I upgraded because the fast shutter speed, the 10 fps and the great and quick auto focus all make the D7500 a best buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Stellar Nikon DSLR

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    RBrylawski
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    I've been a Nikon shooter since before digital. Nothing in my humble opinion compares to Nikon. This camera replaced my Nikon D7100, which is still a very capable camera, but the D7500 is several steps ahead. With fewer (but larger pixels), this camera shoots with stunning clarity. It's faster with 8 FPS continuous and the inclusion of what makes the top end D500 such a great camera, is also shared with the D7500. I love how this camera weighs fractionally less than the D7100, but has a more weather sealed body and the inclusion of an articulated screen is a nice addition. This camera sacrifices one memory card slot, but with memory so inexpensive these days, a 128 GB card will hold more photos than I could possibly take at one time. It's also a great addition that this camera is fully Bluetooth and Wifi enabled and communicates easily to Nikon apps to quickly and seamlessly transfer your pictures to your mobile device. This is a great addition to the Nikon lineup and is perfect for someone who is looking for something that will challenge their creative abilities more than the less expensive gear, but won't break the bank like their top end gear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent enthusiast level camera

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    JohnK
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    Moved up from a D5500 and am enjoying the additional 3 frames per sec (to 8), better high-iso performance in lower light and additional ability to access frequently used functions more quickly. The negatives most commonly cited (single card slot & no vertical grip) were not issues for me. Also, considered the d7200 but the D7500 just felt more comfortable in my hands (the deeper grip is really nice) and handling it felt more "natural" for me. I have tested the camera's iso-performance up to 12,800 in indoor lighting at some events and have been very pleased with the JPEGs rendered (haven't tested RAW yet) - compared to my D5500 (which already performs well in low-light), I seem to be getting 1 or 2 stops of additional ISO performance to get images of comparable noise & "quality" (just my unscientific observations). If you're looking to upgrade from a d3xxx or d5xxx series, it'll definitely be worth it. If you already have a d7200, I'm honestly not sure - there are enough professional reviews out there that comment on this topic so my opinion wouldn't be worth much. If you want a D500 but can't justify the cost, I think the D7500 would be a satisfying compromise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nikon's best DX with a built in flash

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    Lawrose
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    The D7500 has the heart of the DX flagship 500, but is less weight, has a built in flash, and is, of course, less money. Most of the criticism of this model is about Nikon dropping the dual card slots that the previous 7000 series models offered. (The D500 does have dual cards.) That is a complete non-issue to me, but your milage may vary. Also, although the sensor is the same as the D500 and so low light performance should be at the same excellent level, the focus system is not as advanced. It would have been considered state of the art until the latest models, and unless you are photographing fast moving subjects, I don't think you will find it lacks anything. I started taking pictures with film cameras with manual focus and light meters, so although the automatic modes are great for fast stuff, I still have no issues with focusing manually and consulting the light meter, and my experience, for the exposure. Overall, a wonderful camera and the latest of the Nikon "enthusiast" lineup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy it. Excellent all around Nikon DSLR

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    BirdmanofVA

    First a background... I am a Pentaxian and will always be a Pentaxian. I love my Pentax DSLRs. I wanted to try Nikon so I purchased the D7500 at Best Buy. Overall, I think it's a great camera. I own the top of the line professional Pentax DSLR (the K-1)so I will not compare it with the mid-level Nikon D7500. But just looking and using this camera for what it is, it's pretty solid. I paired it with a Nikon 200-500mm VR lens. Yes ithe D7500 only has one SD card slot..so what. It's not a deal breaker, takes 10 secs to place a new SD card. So it has far less shots it can take with the fully charged En-EL15a battery than the Nikon D7200..solution: purchase a back-up battery. So it has only 20MP vs a Nikon D7200...who cares. End of the day, no one will notice it. Buy the Nikon D7500, you will love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Get this camera!

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    Pantsman
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    Volunteered to photograph my son's freshman football team - knew I needed to upgrade my gear. Read many reviews, tested a few, and then I took a leap and spent more than I planned - haven't looked back since. The D7500 does not disappoint! It delivers amazing images. They are rich, vibrant, and professional; ergonomics are great. To date, I have only used it for sports photography, but it will be my primary camera from here on out. Get this camera, you will not regret it. BTW, I've been asked to shoot JV and Varsity now too (maybe this camera is too good).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very happy with the D7500

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    Toodles64
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    After carefully weighing the decision to buy this camera body vs. the D7200, I decided to move forward with the newer technology and purchased the D7500. So far, I've been very happy with features I didn't really think I'd use that often, such as the touch-screen focusing in Live View, etc. The biggest improvement I've noticed (compared to the D7000 and the D7100, both of which I've owned) is the improved sensor and color rendition. It seems to nail color balance and exposure with minimal adjustments required in post processing. If you already own a D7200, this may not be worth the upgrade. Yes, I'm really disappointed there's no second SD card slot, but since I'm not using it for professional work, it's not a deal breaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Upgraded from Nikon D5100 to D7500

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    DipakPatel
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    I bought this camera 4 month ago, using since then every week. I like to clicks for nature. so far clicked `10000 photos, and very happy with the camera result. Pros: 1. Compare to Nikon D5100, it is higher in megapixel - hence the colors and sharpness are excellent 2. very smooth in operating 3. Very good Shutter Speed,many time used continuous clicks and results are great 4. Build wise very good 5. very good Grip to hold the camera 6. Many new features and option Cons: 1. You cannot put a battery grip on it. 2. Sometime feels that it is having issues with auto focus, specially in low light condition Overall feel good about this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

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    ipodlin
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    This camera upgraded my d3300 and it is a huge difference. It has all the controls you need from a full frame nikon, but without the price. It is still priced in the higher side, but it is an investment that pays for itself with the photos you can take. The biggest downsize is nikons fully integrated snapbridge support which completely eliminates the ability to direct wifi connect this camera to a computer. If you are looking for that, you need to go with the d7200. Only one memory card slot, not 2 like the d7200. The camera body is noticeably heavier than the d3000 or d5000 series cameras, however weight adds features as nikon has demonstrated with this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Major upgrade from D7000

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    ShotgunF15
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    Have owned a D7000 for several years and recently decided to upgrade to the D7500. Amazing camera and very happy I took the plunge. Bought 'body only' as I already had ample compatible lenses. Extremely similar controls/menus as the D7000 so easy learning curve. Liked having a dual SD card slot in the D7000 but otherwise every change has been a positive to me: - Wifi/Bluetooth works perfectly... really cool to take a DSLR photo and have a copy ready to text on my iphone! - Photo quality is superior to the D7000... have taken several side by side comparisons and every time the D7500 looks better - Low light quality is amazing - LOVE the rotating screen All in all extremely happy with the new camera, HIGHLY recommended

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    WIFI & Bluetooth Conection

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    UgoCO2Free
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    After loosing my brass for about two hours, countless Google searches, and yes reading the pretty much useless Nikon D7500 Manual, I was able to connect to the camera for two seconds and then caput; connection no more.... Right now, on the phone with a Customer Service rep from Nikon USA that seem to be not too useful, I still have not been able to connect to the camera. On the phone for 59 minutes now... Now trying something else, I was asked to un-installed SnapBridge App from my iPhone, reinstalled SnapBridge, went though all possible motions.. . One hour and thirteen minutes later, HA! I am connected to the camera. hmmmmm how I miss my D7200 so simple, so easy, I do not know why I switched (note I did not use upgraded), wait I do know: I wanted TIME LAPSE!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Long Overdue

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    MrBones
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    This camera is long overdue. It has a lot of the features of the D500 at a more affordable price. It's lighter and has a little better grip than the D7200. The pictures are vibrant and sharp. The different functions are setup in a logical way. The tilting, touch screen is a real boon. Allow yourself some time and patience to learn all of what it does and it does a lot. It links up nicely to my iPad so I can instantly transfer pics to it for review on a larger screen. I'm looking forward to taking it with me on our upcoming Alaska trip. I can easily recommend this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

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    1987
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    Purchased on the first day it was available in stores and couldn't be more pleased. Upgraded from an entry-level Nikon DSLR which I found to be a nice camera, but I needed more speed to keep up with my sons' swimming. I considered the D500 for its speed (10 fps), but decided the D7500's speed (8 fps) was more than sufficient, and the price of the 7500 vs. the D500 couldn't be beat. Also, who doesn't like having the newest thing available?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Having fun

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    cindog10
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    I haven't had a lot of time to play with my new camera but so far I'm loving it. I kept my Nikon d7200 so I can have both cameras and not have to change lenses so often. I love the 4K video since we have 4K TVs. Missing one card slot doesn't bother me in the least. So far I've had no problem with the app connected to my Samsung Galaxy S7. I only gave it 4 stars because I really haven't had time to play with it much. Was it worth $1,200+ dollars? Maybe. I think that's a personal choice but I had been waiting for this camera for months and glad I purchased it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

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    Knight86
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    At first I could not decide between the 7200 and 7500 but after getting this camera I will say its worth the money. The D500 sensor on it makes for some incredible low light photos and in really bright settings it works even better. Also the larger sensor makes up for the 14% loss in mega pixels but if you invest in good glass (as you should with any camera) then you'll be fine. The only draw back is the one slot memory cards. Other than that this camera shoots faster than the 7200 and can shoot brighter and more colorful photos than the 7200.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nikon D7500

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    Arthur
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    This camera was an upgrade from a model we have had for several years. It has many of the same features but they have been improved and several new features added. I really like the speed and the low light ability without needing to always use the flash. I do primarily bird photos and the speed and lighting are very important. I have also taken photos of children "on the move," and they have turned out great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Best Nikon Camera

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    MLIEBER507
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    I have owned 5 previous APS-C Nikon DSLR's and thought each one was a great product. Succeeding generations provided some improvement, but this one provides large improvements in low noise, high ISO performance and continuous shooting capability. I am now able to take great 12x8's at ISO 12800, even after a little cropping. Another benefit of the D7500's low noise performance is that smaller aperture, telephoto zoom lenses can be used for action shots on shady days. Also, the continuous shooting buffer has enough memory to hold about 4 to 5 seconds of RAW images before slowing down, great for action shots.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome camera with great features

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    PUBand
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    For the advanced amateur photographer this camera is perfect. It shoots fast, has phenomenal resolution in even high ISO ranges, and is great to carry around. It only has one SD card slot, so you can't set up auto backup or roll over to a second card when the first is full, but I rarely have card issues and the bigger cards are getting so reasonable in price that is not really an issue. The articulating rear touch screen is very nice. It's a lot easier to get those unique angled shots without having to lie down on the ground.

    I would recommend this to a friend