The D7500 has a lightweight and slim body that offers excellent holding comfort. The orthodox design, which is characteristic of Nikon cameras, is equipped with a multitude of ideas that make it user-friendly to camera users who are pursuing serious photography. In the following article, let us check out some features visible from the exterior of the D7500, such as the comfortable grip and clear optical viewfinder with almost 100% frame coverage, while making comparison with the higher-end model D500 as well as the predecessor model D7200. (Text by Toshiya Hagihara)
The D7500 comes with the EN-EL15a battery, which offers enhanced discharge characteristics compared to the EN-EL15, the predecessor model that is adopted on cameras such as the D7200. When fully charged, you can shoot approximately 950 still shots or approximately 80 minutes of movies.
The D7500 is equipped with various connectors, for Hi-Speed USB (Micro-B connector), HDMI (Type C), external microphone input, headphone output, and remote cord.
The D7500 adopts a pop-up type built-in flash that supports i-TTL flash control. It has a guide number of approximately 12, covers a wide angle of view of 16mm, and is compatible with Nikon’s Advanced Wireless Lighting system for controlling multiple remote flash units wirelessly.
The D7500 has an eye sensor (indicated by the yellow frame) that automatically turns off the display on the LCD monitor when your face moves close to the viewfinder and turns it on again when your face moves away. This feature helps to save the consumption of battery power.
The optical viewfinder of the D7500 offers a view that is close to that of the D500 with a frame coverage of approximately 100%. Unlike the round-shaped viewfinder eyepiece of the D500 which comes with an eyepiece shutter, the eyepiece of the D7500 comes in a trapezoidal shape that is similar to that found on the D7200. The rubber eyecup has also been renewed from DK-23 on the D7200 to DK-28 on the D7500.
The D7500 employs a touch-sensitive tilting LCD monitor which allows for versatile angle adjustment during live view shooting. The monitor is a new design that is slimmer compared to that of the D500.
The D7500 features a single card slot, which supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards (SDHC and SDXC cards support the UHS-I standard).
The D7500 offers a more comfortable grip than the D7200. The monocoque structure that is also adopted on the D500 makes it possible to achieve a slim body design, which in turn enhances the comfort of the grip.
The D7500 uses the same type of mode dial as the D7200, which allows for intuitive adjustment. The controls also inherited the design of the D7200 in general, so those who are familiar with the controls of the predecessor model will be able to operate the camera easily.