|Source: Nikon. The Nikon D7500 DSLR.|
“Intended to inspire growing photographers and video enthusiasts, the new D7500 builds on the DNA of the DX-format flagship D500 with the same high-performance EXPEED 5 image-processing engine. This Nikon DSLR, significantly improved from its predecessor, the D7200, has its performance and build focus on helping them chase and capture great photography moments,” said Hiroki Yamaoka, GM, International Business Division Imaging Group, Nikon Singapore. "Nikon has combined 4K UHD video recording finesse, and outstanding low-light and subject acquisition capabilities for its still images’ capture, within an improved camera body to provide a refined photography experience.
The D7500 features 4K UHD video support and an updated Nikon DX-format 20.9 megapixel CMOS sensor in addition to the EXPEED 5 image-processing engine. The combination creates images with superior definition and reduced noise even at higher ISO values. The new Nikon DX-format sensor also has a native ISO range of 100 to 51,2001 to achieve minimal noise in low-light scenarios.
4K UHD video in 2,160/30p* format for both regular5 and time-lapse formats. Users can simultaneously record files on external HDMI-compatible devices as uncompressed data, and to the DSLR’s own memory card. Sharing and viewing of videos on smart devices is also made more seamless with the option to write files in MP4/AAC format.
The camera automatically analyses each shooting scene and adjusts accordingly when the new Auto Picture Control option is selected. Parameters such as the tone curve, colour and sharpness are adjusted, delivering consistency across images during continuous shooting. This option enables softer skin depiction in portraits and an enhanced contrast for landscapes. The D7500 also incorporates flicker reduction for still images.
The tracking and capture of moving subjects is now easier with the 51-point AF system and high-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 8 fps3. The D7500 can shoot up to 50 shots2 in 14-bit lossless compressed RAW, with extended buffer capacity. This speed is accompanied by a 180,000-pixel RGB sensor which supports an Advanced Scene Recognition System for improved face detection performance for auto-area AF and enhanced subject acquisition performance for group area AF and 3D tracking. To prevent blown-out highlights, the new option for highlight-weighted metering6 is now available.
Expanded multiple exposure options and in-camera RAW processing options are now available. Individual images and composition or partially overlaid images that make up a multiple exposure shot can be previewed while shooting, with the option to save all or selected images to be combined on a computer after shooting. The enhanced multiple exposure also simplifies the image creation process by providing the option to delete or retake the last image.
Photographers are also able to process multiple RAW files in batches with the additional ability to apply settings, such as white balance and Picture Control during shooting in RAW, to processing parameters. This can be done by selecting the “original” setting from the menu.
Convenient handling and greater manoeuvrability are provided by a slimmer and lighter DSLR body weighing approximately 720g7. The camera’s ergonomic design has a deeper handgrip that is both comfortable and secure for handheld shooting. This is due to the adoption of a monocoque** body structure, which reduces both size and weight without sacrificing durability or strength.
A new touch-operated, slim-tilting monitor has also been introduced. Through an intuitive touch-controlled user interface, photographers can configure settings, scroll through images, and control autofocus during shooting.
Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enable the continuous transfer8 of images and video files to a paired smart device9 via the SnapBridge4 mobile application for on-the-go social sharing. SnapBridge also provides additional functions such as remote shooting, automatic update of camera’s time and location information, embedding of credit information, reception of firmware updates as well as automatic uploads and cloud storage on NIKON IMAGE SPACE10.
The D7500 will be available with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, or in a body-only configuration. Availability dates will be announced later.
*30p refers to resolutions of 3,840 X 2,160.
**A monocoque structure is one where the chassis is integrated with the body of the object.
1 The range of supported ISO sensitivities can be extended to Lo 1 (ISO 50 equivalent) and up to Hi 5 (ISO 1,640,000 equivalent).
2 When a 16-GB SanDisk SDHC UHS-I memory card (SDSDXPA-016G-J35) is used, and an ISO sensitivity setting of ISO 100 is applied. More or fewer shots may be possible depending upon shooting conditions and/or camera setting.
3 When using continuous-servo AF, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250s or faster, and other settings at default values.
4 SnapBridge can be used with a compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or smart devices running the Android operating system with the SnapBridge app installed. The app can be downloaded free from the Apple App Store and Google Play. The camera cannot be directly paired with a smart device using Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi can be used by enabling it after the camera has been paired with the smart device using Bluetooth.
5 The maximum recording time in 4K UHD is approximately 29 minutes and 59 seconds.
6 When the CPU lens is attached, centre-weighted metering is used.
7 Measured in accordance with CIPA standards including the battery and SD memory card, excluding body cap.
8 Images (JPEG) reduced to 2-megapixel equivalent can be transferred automatically. RAW/TIFF data cannot be transferred. Movies can be transferred by switching to Wi-Fi.
9 A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e. a device that supports Bluetooth Low Energy) is necessary. Android 5.0 or later; Android 6.0.1 or later; iOS 8.4 or later; or iOS 9.1 or later is required. An iPhone 5 or later, fourth-generation iPad with Bluetooth 4.0 or later is necessary. There is no guarantee that this app will run on all Android devices. Movie transfers are only possible with smart devices that support Wi-Fi.
10 To upload images automatically to NIKON IMAGE SPACE, Nikon ID registration (free) is required, set up via the [Nikon ID registration/change] menu on the SnapBridge application. Only when uploading to NIKON IMAGE SPACE via SnapBridge is JPEG data reduced to its 2-megapixel equivalent. An unlimited number of such images can be uploaded.