The D7500 is a DSLR camera that is equipped with fine resolving power, outstanding high ISO sensitivity performance, as well as continuous high-speed shooting that precisely captures moving subjects. In the following article, let us check out the high level of basic performance that the D7500 possesses, focusing on its depictive capabilities and capturing capabilities. (Text by Toshiya Hagihara)
The D7500 employs a DX format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of approximately 20.8-megapixels. A high level of resolving power is achieved by omitting the optical low-pass filter. With the combined use of the latest EXPEED 5 image-processing engine, performance of the camera in continuous high-speed shooting and high ISO speed shooting is also enhanced.
Thanks to the high-performance EXPEED 5 and large-capacity buffer memory, continuous high-speed shooting up to approximately 8 fps and 50 shots is possible on the D7500. The power of this feature is best demonstrated when you photograph moving subjects such as wildlife and sports activities.
A standard ISO speed range from ISO 100 to ISO 51,200 is achieved on the D7500, which can be expanded further to ISO 50 at the lower end and ISO 1,640,000 at the higher end. This enhancement allows the camera to capture scenes that used to be a challenging task in the past, such as animal photography at dusk.
Picture Control: Auto
An [Auto] setting has been added to the Picture Control options of the D7500. This feature automatically fine-tunes parameters such as gradation, outline, and clarity from the [Standard] settings using the Advanced Scene Recognition System, according to the subject. If we compare the sample shots above, we can see that contrast and saturation are enhanced in the [Auto] image, which makes the colours of the blue sky and greenery appear more vivid.
The D7500 offers four types of overlay modes for multiple exposure shooting: Add, Average, Lighten, and Darken. You can combine up to 10 shots to form a single image. In the example above, an image with only bokeh circles is overlaid with a flower shot. Merging two different images allows you to produce a world that cannot be depicted with a single image.
In the past, in-camera RAW processing only allows one image to be processed at a time. However, with the D7500, batch processing of RAW images is now possible. Doing so significantly shortens the time needed for image processing without using PC after the shoot.
A “Group-area AF” mode has been introduced on the D7500 to capture the subject within 5 focus points. This AF mode is effective for accurately capturing vigorously-moving subjects which would cause the focus point to fall on the background if “Single-point AF” were to be used.
Single-point AF is a convenient mode for setting focus on a specific part of a stationary subject using a manually-selected focus point. Make good use of the Single-point AF and Group-area AF modes by choosing the appropriate one according to the subject.