Nikon D500 vs Nikon D7200


You can see from the table that Nikon D500 has brilliant specifications assuring the photographers for an amazing photography session. Nikon D500 is a DX-format DSLR and also brilliant comparison to Nikon D7200.  With Blazing-fast 153-point AF array fills the frame from edge to edge,  4K UHD video at up to 30p (3840×2160), as well as Full HD (1080p) video at a different frame rates.

Take a look at the specification comparison review of the ….

Features/ Models Nikon D500
Nikon D7200
Megapixel 22 megapixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) APS-C (22.4 x 15 mm)
Sensor Type Contrast Detect Contrast + Phase Detect
Low pass filter Yes Yes
Image processor Expeed 5 Expeed 4
AF system Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System, 99 cross type
51-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
ISO 50-1640000 100-102400
Shutter Min/ mix 30sec-1/8000 30sec-1/8000
Continuous shooting speed 10 fps limited to 200 frames 6 fps limited to 100 frames
Video 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps Full HD 1080p/60 Video
Display 3.2″ 2,539k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3.2″ 1,229k-Dot LCD Monitor
Viewfinder Optical Optical
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Built-In  Built-In
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life 1240 1110
Dimensions 147 x 115 x 81 mm 136 x 107 x 76 mm
Weight 860g 675g


Sensors:- Nikon D500 has large 22MP APS-C contrast detect CMOS sensor while Nikon D7200 has a bit large 24MP CMOS sensor.

Nikon D500 has an upgraded and advanced EXPEED 5 Image Processor combines 22MP APS-C contrast detect CMOS sensor to give magnificent result with high resolution images with better color contrast in different situations along with magnificent image quality, low –light sensitivity, while Nikon D7200 has utilized a slower EXPEED 4 image processor with 24MP CMOS sensor resulting slow processing speed compare to Nikon D500.

Nikon D500 has far better ISO of 50-1640000 comparative to 100-102400 of Nikon D7200.

Nikon D500 captures 22MP images @10fps while Nikon D7200 captures 24MP images @6fps.

So, if we look the overall performance of Nikon D500, it is superior compare to Nikon D7200 in case of the image quality it produces and also its advanced image processor increases the processing speed of the camera compare to Nikon D7200.

AF System:- Nikon D500 has used 153-Point Multi-CAM 20K Autofocus System including 99 cross-type sensors for better result in recognition of the subjects which has to be captured and the other 55 points used for better composition while Nikon D7200 features 51-point AF system, with 15 cross-type points which helps for quick and accurate focusing in various situations .

Hence undoubtedly, the more advance AF points of Nikon D500 helps it to grab the large AF area with sharp and quick identification of the real subject in both moving and still position compare to Nikon D7200.

ISO:- The Nikon D500 has ISO range of 50-1640000 while Nikon D7200 has ISO 100-102400.

Hence, the Nikon D500 has 4 stop increases in ISO compare to Nikon D7200 which is definitely a remarkable increase in ISO.

Such huge difference in ISO has vital role in overall performance of the camera and hence the advanced and upgraded technology used in its sensor and image processor controlled the noise produced by higher ISO.

So, the higher ISO of Nikon D500 makes the users to capture the magnificent images even in low light situations with increased dynamic range. It also maintains consistent brightness for the users capturing the images in changing light conditions compare to Nikon D7200.

Continuous Shooting Speed:- The Nikon D500 has continuous shooting speed of 10fps limited to 200 frames while Nikon D7200 has 6fps limited to 100 frames.

So, Nikon D500 will perform well with better result during capturing fast action objects with more accuracy and also can track each and every action of the fast moving subjects more instantly compare to Nikon D7200.

Video:- The D500 supports 4K UHD video recording at 30, 25, and 24 fps frame rates and Full HD/HD recording at up to 60 fps, while Nikon D7200 offers full HD 1080p video recording in multiple frame rates up to 60 fps.

Hence there is no doubt the expert and the professional photographers will choose D500 to enjoy the videos with higher resolutions compare to Nikon D7200.

Display:- The Nikon D500 has touchscreen display compare to Nikon D7200 and definitely makes a better influence over the photographers with its touch and shoot facility compare to Nikon D7200.

Verdict- By the way, both of these two cameras are of Nikon but Better will be if you purchase Nikon D500, because the camera designed upon Nikon’s latest technologies like AF points 4k videos etc.

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