Nikon D7500 Vs. Nikon D500

At first you should know that Nikon chose the name “D7500” all because the camera borrows sensor from its own very popular family member, Nikon D500. Yes! Actually, the 20.9MP APS-C sensor inside Nikon D7500 was picked up by D7500 and not only sensor there are couple of more specs that are closely resembling each other. That is why we picked D500 as one of the best competitors for Nikon D7500 available around. Nikon D7500 vs. Nikon D500 – both are just the cameras everyone wants. As both feature same sensor and resolution, so the quality of pictures will be superfine and probably we wouldn’t see any major difference between their sharpness and clarity. Then the ISO range, both can measure the same range. I think better to go in details to find out the accurate difference between these two cameras.

Features/ Models Nikon D7500
Nikon D500
Megapixel 21 megapixels 21 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Low pass filter No No
Image processor Expeed 5 Expeed 5
Image Stabilization E-VR 3-axis I.S (Video)  No
AF system 51-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System, 99 cross type
ISO 50-1640000 50-1640000
Shutter Min/ mix 30sec-1/8000 30sec-1/8000
Continuous shooting speed 8 fps  10 fps
Video 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
Display 3.2” 922K-dot tilting touchscreen LCD 3.2″ 2,539k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder Optical Optical
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Built-In  Built-In
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life 950 1240
Dimensions 136 x 104 x 73 mm 147 x 115 x 81 mm
Weight 640g 860g

Image quality

If we compare both the two cameras according to their image quality then we must be assured that these two: Nikon D7500 and Nikon D500 both are highly capable to produce stunningly sharp and crystal clear pictures at any number of shooting location. As both employ the same 20.9-megapixel image sensor and fabricated with high speed Expeed-5 Image processor, and moreover, the elimination of optical low pass filter, ensuring high resolution images with astonishing details.

Image stabilization

The actual work of image stabilization mechanism is to stable the uncontrolled camera shakes that mostly appear while using the camera at slower shutter speed. By controlling the unwanted camera shakes it helps produce blur free and crisp images. And you can see here, Nikon D7500 engineered 3-axis built-in e-VR image stabilization that significantly helps while using the camera to capture 1080p video. On the other hand, the pricey D500 doesn’t incorporate any vibration reduction mechanism so you need a good lens with optical image stabilizer while shooting with Nikon D500 to get sharp and crisp images and videos.

AF system

Simply incredible! Yes, Nikon D500 offers blazing fast AF system as it employs 153-Point Multi-CAM 20K Autofocus System including 99 cross-type sensors for better result in recognition of the intended subjects and the other 55 points used for better composition while Nikon D7500 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 and also letting users flawlessly track and lock-onto subjects from the edges of the viewfinder in both moving and still position compare to Nikon D7500.

ISO range

Both offer maximum ISO range of 1.64 M that confirms you these two are very productive while capturing shots at lowlight conditions produce very minimal noise and wider dynamic range.

Shutter speed

Both of these two cameras (D7500 as well as Nikon D500) offers maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 that significantly allows the camera to capture sharp, crystal clear images with a wide open aperture at bright light condition. Faster shutter speed also minimizes the “rolling shutter” effect that is commonly experienced with fast moving subjects.

Continuous shooting speed

The Nikon D500  can also shoot continuously at speeds of up to 10 fps at full 20.9 MP resolution with AF/AE tracking for up to 200 continuous shots. Moreover, 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 the 8fps of Nikon D7500.


For cinematic experience,  both Nikon D7500 as well as Nikon D500 is able to record rich and detailed 4K Ultra HD or Full HD videos. Plus the great benefit of Nikon D7500 is that it features 3-axis I.S E-VR that ultimately helps while recording Full HD (1080p) video. Means this image stabilization mechanism keeps the camera steady and produce very sharp and crisp videos.


Here Nikon D500 allows you capture 1240 shots at a single time charge, whereas Nikon D7500 ends with 950 shots only.

Additionally, as of D500, Nikon D7500 also has same 180,000-pixel RGB sensor to detect human faces and improve AF performance during high speed shooting.


 Surprisingly, Nikon D7500 will be a solid pick, if you don’t want to stretch you budget since the camera offers you incredible sensor for unprecedented image quality, 4K videos and a lot more at an almost attainable price. Even if you want to go a step ahead than D7500, then Nikon D500 offers you sturdy AF system and a few professional features.

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