Nikon D500 vs Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D7200 Comparison

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Want to find out the main differences between the three Nikon DSLRs: Nikon D500, Nikon D7500 and Nikon D7200? Here is the detailed specifications comparison of Nikon D500 ($1,999) vs Nikon D7500 ($1,249) vs Nikon D7200 ($997).

Let’s have a brief look at the key features of Nikon D500, Nikon D7500 and Nikon D7200 before getting into our more detailed comparison.

Nikon D500 Key Features:

  • 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 5 Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 2,539k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System
  • Native ISO 51200, Extend to ISO 1640000
  • 10 fps Shooting for Up to 200 Frames
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC
  • 180k-Pixel RGB Sensor and Group Area AF
  • In-Camera Time Lapse, Up to 9999 Frames

Nikon D7500 Key Features:

  • 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 5 Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 922k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Multi-CAM 3500FX II 51-Point AF System
  • Native ISO 51200, Expanded ISO 1,640,000
  • 8 fps Shooting for Up to 100 Frames
  • SnapBridge Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • 180k-Pixel RGB Sensor and Group Area AF

Nikon D7200 Key Features:

  • 24.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • 3.2″ 1,229k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Multi-CAM 3500 II DX 51-Point AF Sensor
  • Native ISO 25600, B&W to ISO 102400
  • 6 fps Shooting for Up to 100 Frames
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • In-Camera Time Lapse, Up to 9,999 Frames

Nikon D500 vs Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D7200 Detailed Comparison

Nikon D500 Nikon D7500 Nikon D7200
Price $1,996.95 $1,249.95 $996.95
Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
GPS data display
Highlights
Image Rating
Image Rotation
Image Slideshow
IPTC information embedding and display
Movie Playback
Movie Slideshow
Photo Information
Playback with Zoom
Auto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Highlights
Histogram Display
Location Display
Movie Playback
Movie Slideshow
Photo Information
Picture Rating
Playback with Zoom
Playback Zoom Cropping
Auto Image Rotation
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 12, or 72 images or calendar)
Highlights
Histogram Display
Image Comment
Location Display
Movie Playback
Movie Slideshow
Photo Information
Playback with Zoom
Slideshow
File Format Still Images JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with Fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression)
TIFF (RGB)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
NEF (RAW): Lossless compressed, compressed 12 or 14 bit
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with Fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
NEF (RAW): Lossless compressed, compressed 12 or 14 bit
Battery / Batteries EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery
Optional MB-D17 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL18a or EN-EL18 Li-ion battery (available separately), one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15 Li-ion battery, or eight AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries. A BL-5 battery-chamber cover is required when using EN-EL18a or EN-EL18 batteries.
EN-EL15a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery
Live View Shooting Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Monitor Size 3.2in. diagonal 3.2in. diagonal 3.2in. diagonal
ISO Sensitivity ISO100-51,200
Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 EV (ISO 1,640,000 equivalent) above ISO 51,200; auto ISO sensitivity control available
ISO100-51,200 ISO100-25,600
White Balance Auto (3 types)
Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K)
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view)
Auto (2 types)
Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K)
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Fine-tuning
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view)
Shade
Auto (2 types)
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset Manual
Shade
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth) 5.8in.(147mm)x4.6in.(115mm)x3.2in.(81mm) 5.4in.(135.5mm)x4.1in.(104mm)x2.9in.(72.5mm) 5.4in.(135.5mm)x4.2in.(106.5mm)x3.0in.(76mm)
Monitor Resolution 2,359,000Dots 922,000Dots 1,228,800Dots
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts) Nikon F bayonet mount
Battery Life (shots per charge) 1,240shots (CIPA) 950shots (CIPA)
Movies:Approx. 80 minutes of HD footage
1,110shots (CIPA)
Movies:Approx. 80 minutes of HD footage
Viewfinder Frame Coverage DX (24×16):100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical(Approx.)
1.3x (18×12):98% Horizontal and 98% Vertical(Approx.)
DX (24×16):100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical(Approx.)
1.3x (18×12):97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical(Approx.)
DX (24×16):100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical(Approx.)
1.3x (18×12):97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical(Approx.)
White Balance Bracketing 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV 3 shots in steps of 1 3 shots in steps of 1
Storage Media SD
SDHC
SDXC
XQD Type Memory
SD
SDHC
SDXC
SD
SDHC
SDXC
Effective Pixels (Megapixels) 20.9million 20.9million 24.2million
In-Camera Image Editing Color Balance
D-Lighting
Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Image Overlay
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Red-Eye Correction
Resize
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Color Balance
Color Outline
Color Sketch
D-Lighting
Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Fisheye
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Painting
Perspective Control
Photo Illustration
Quick Retouch
Red-Eye Correction
Resize
Selective Color
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Color Balance
Color Outline
Color Sketch
D-Lighting
Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Fisheye
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Quick Retouch
Red-Eye Correction
Resize
Selective Color
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points: 25, 72 and 153 (3D-tracking) Single-point AF; 9, 21, or 51-point dynamic area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)
Flash Bracketing 2 to 5 frames in steps of 2 or 3 EV
2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV
Card Slot Either card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards. 1 Secure Digital (SD) 2 Secure Digital (SD)
Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies created using NEF+JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards.
AC Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately) EH-5c AC Adapter
Requires EP-5B Power Supply Connector
EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)
Lens Compatibility at a Glance*** AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only)
Monitor Type TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle (VGA) tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Viewfinder Magnification 1.0x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m–1)(Approx.) 0.94x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m–1)(Approx.) 0.94x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m–1)(Approx.)
Approx. Weight 26.9oz.(760g)camera body only 22.6oz.(640g)camera body only 23.9oz.(675g)camera body only
Sensor Size 23.5mmx15.7mm 23.5mmx15.6mm 23.5mmx15.6mm
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/8000sec. 1/8000sec. 1/8000sec.
Auto-Area AF Mode Yes Yes Yes
Image Sensor Format DX DX DX
Slowest Shutter Speed 30sec. 30sec. 30sec.
Viewfinder Eyepoint 16mm (-1.0 m¯¹) 18.5mm (-1.0 m¯¹)
GPS GP-1A GPS unit (optional) GP-1 GPS unit (optional)
GP-1A GPS unit (optional)
GP-1 GPS unit
GP-1A GPS unit
Top FP High Speed Sync Up to 1/8000 Up to 1/8000 Up to 1/8000
Scene Modes Autumn Colors
Beach / Snow
Blossom
Candlelight
Child
Close-up
Dusk / Dawn
Food
Landscape
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Party / Indoor
Pet Portrait
Portrait
Sports
Sunset
Autumn Colors
Beach / Snow
Blossom
Candlelight
Child
Close-up
Dusk / Dawn
Food
Landscape
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Party / Indoor
Pet Portrait
Portrait
Sports
Sunset
Special Effects Mode (Night Vision, Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key)
Movie 4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 30 fps
4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 25 fps
4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 24 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 60 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 50 fps
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively
High quality available at all frame sizes, normal quality available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160
4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 30 fps
4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 25 fps
4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 24 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 60 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 50 fps
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively
High quality available at all frame sizes, normal quality available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 60 fps (1.3x image area only)
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 50 fps (1.3x image area only)
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 50 fps
Flash Sync Modes Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Front-curtain sync (normal)
Rear-curtain sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow rear-curtain sync
Slow sync
Auto
Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Auto with red-eye reduction
Auto slow sync
Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction
Fill-flash
Rear-curtain sync
Rear-curtain with slow sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Off
Auto
Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Auto with red-eye reduction
Auto slow sync
Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction
Fill-flash
Rear-curtain sync
Rear-curtain with slow sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Off
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Mirror Lock Up Yes Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV ±5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, M, SCENE, and EFFECTS modes ±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, and M, SCENE,and Night Portrait modes
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 10frames per second 8frames per second 6frames per second
Focus Modes Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-F) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area AF
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area AF
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only
Full-time Servo (AF-F) available in Live View and D-Movie Recording
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area AF
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area AF
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area AF
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area AF
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 153 51 51
Movie Audio Built-in microphone, stereo
External stereo microphone (optional)
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Built-in microphone, stereo
External stereo microphone (optional)
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Audio output: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Built-in microphone, stereo
External stereo microphone (optional)
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Exposure Bracketing 2 to 5 frames in steps of 2 or 3 EV
2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
9 frames in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV 9 frames in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) CLS Supported i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, AF-assist for multi-area AF Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700 or SB-500 as a master flash or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Picture Control Flat
Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
User-customizable Settings
Vivid
Auto
Flat
Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
Vivid
Flat
Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
User-customizable Settings
Vivid

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