Nikon launch the D7500 today!

This week, Nikon has announced their latest DX-format enthusiast DSLR, the D7500 This is the successor to the D7200. So, what do Nikon say about it:

“THE SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT IMAGE CAN TAKE YOU ANYWHERE. GO THERE WITH THE D7500—THE DX-FORMAT DSLR THAT’S BUILT TO SEEK OUT THE NEW. ENJOY FLAGSHIP DX IMAGE QUALITY INHERITED FROM NIKON’S D500. PHENOMENAL PRECISION. EPIC LOW-LIGHT PERFORMANCE. 4K/UHD VIDEO. PLUS SNAPBRIDGE KEEPS THE CAMERA CONNECTED TO YOUR SMART DEVICE, SO YOU CAN SHOW THE WORLD WHAT YOU’VE GOT.”

The search for the perfect image can take you anywhere. Go there with the powerful, nimble, and fully connected D7500. Catch the beauty you find with flagship DX image quality inherited from Nikon’s D500.

FEATURES:

Here. Or there. In darkness or light. Put the shot of a lifetime within your reach. 20.9 MP DX-format sensor. EXPEED 5. 180K-pixel RGB metering sensor:

The fast EXPEED 5 processing engine ensures remarkable image quality across the ISO range. Fine noise is dramatically reduced and even cropped images shot at high ISO values retain their quality. The Hi 5 setting lets you shoot at an incredible ISO 1640000 (equivalent) and make the most out of available light.

Excel in low light. With ISO 100-51200 extendable up to ISO 1640000 (equivalent), the D7500 isn’t afraid of the dark:

The fast EXPEED 5 processing engine ensures remarkable image quality across the ISO range. Fine noise is dramatically reduced and even cropped images shot at high ISO values retain their quality. The Hi 5 setting lets you shoot at an incredible ISO 1640000 (equivalent) and make the most out of available light.

Capture precise exposures and dynamic compositions. 180K-pixel RGB metering sensor and Advanced Scene Recognition system:

The camera’s 180K-pixel RGB metering sensor and Advanced Scene Recognition system combine to ensure you’ll get the shot—even when the scene involves smaller or fast-moving subjects. For high-contrast scenes, the new highlight-weighted metering will prioritise the brightest elements in the frame, and help you avoid images with blown-out highlights.

Whatever you shoot, the 51-point AF system will track your subject, lock onto it, and keep it in focus. Even if the only light is the moonlight:

The AF system boasts 15 central cross-type sensors, and is accurate all the way down to an impressive -3 EV. You can capture sharply defined shots at night without using additional lighting. Group Area AF mode delivers enhanced subject detection and tracking when shooting subjects that are comparatively small and close to a high-contrast or distracting background.

Go cinematic. 4K/UHD video footage. Elevate your movies to the next level. Record in ultra-high-definition detail at up to 30 frames per second:

Shoot stunning 4K/UHD 30p footage, or record Full HD (1080p) video at frame rates up to 50p/60p. The camera offers clean HDMI out: you can even output uncompressed HDMI to an external device and the in-camera SD memory card simultaneously. You can optimise video for smart devices by recording in MP4 and AAC formats. And Nikon’s Electronic Vibration Reduction dramatically reduces the effects of camera shake when shooting Full HD movies handheld.

Capture the changes. Time-Lapse Movie. Transform street scenes and sunrises into dramatic high-speed sequences with the built-in interval timer and 4K/UHD-quality time-lapse function:

Easily generate 4K/UHD and Full HD time-lapse movies in-camera. The exposure smoothing function will reduce unwanted flicker effects when shooting with an auto exposure mode such as aperture-priority.

Find the ultimate shot even if it’s hidden inside a blur of motion. Capture 50 NEF (RAW) or 100 JPEG images in one high-speed burst:

Never miss the moment that defines the event. Shoot up to approx. 8 fps for approx. 50 frames in 14-bit lossless compressed RAW. Or capture up to 100 frames in Large JPEG Fine during one high-speed burst. Full AF/AE tracking during continuous shooting ensures there’s no sacrificing precision for speed.

Adventurous images are everywhere. Tap the slimline tilting touchscreen monitor to focus and shoot from high viewpoints and intriguing angles:

The 8 cm (3.2 in) tilting monitor lets you operate AF and shutter-release functions via touch controls when you shoot in Live View. And the well-placed command dial and multi-selector make it easy to change settings as you shoot.

The ultimate image, captured with no distractions. With an optical pentaprism viewfinder that offers approximately 100 % frame coverage—it’s possible.

The viewfinder’s optical system delivers an incredibly clear view through the lens. Sunlight, glare, and external movements are blocked out: what you see is what you get. And if you’re using a telephoto lens, the viewfinder enables you to adopt a shooting position that gives a more stable hold.

Keep your camera connected to your smart device with SnapBridge. Sync photos as you shoot. Use your smart device to shoot remotely:

Nikon’s SnapBridge lets you keep the D7500 constantly connected to your smart device via Bluetooth® low energy technology¹. Sync photos to your device as you shoot, without having to reconnect each time. Transfer movies manually whenever you want via the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi®². SnapBridge connectivity also lets you use your smart device to shoot remotely.

Here’s the press release:

London, UK, 12th April 2017: Nikon announces the D7500, designed to expand the creative possibilities for photographers as they pursue their passion in photography. Powerful, nimble, and fully connected, the D7500 offers the same image quality as the D500—Nikon’s flagship DX-format DSLR, and a performance that overcomes the most challenging conditions.

Packing powerful image technology in a travel-ready body, the D7500 is ideal for photographers who are always searching for the best possible images. As with the D500, the D7500’s 20.9 MP DX-format CMOS sensor offers an ISO range that extends to an incredible ISO 1,640,000 equivalent. Nikon’s EXPEED 5 processor is on board, offering faster, cleaner image processing. And the greatly increased pixel count of the 180K-pixel RGB sensor enables improved metering accuracy. Video shooters can record 4K/UHD movies, and Nikon’s in-camera Electronic Vibration Reduction counters the effects of unwanted camera movement. Ergonomic improvements include the new tilting monitor that offers touchscreen operation, and a deep grip for a stable, exceptionally comfortable hold. And this is the first Nikon DSLR to boast a built-in flash that supports radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting.

Tim Carter, Senior Product Manager, Nikon UK, Says: “The D7500 delivers the same superb image quality as the D500 but in a smaller, more lightweight body with easier handling. For amateur photographers who are looking to up their game and deliver best-in-class imagery, but perhaps don’t need so many of the professional features that the D500 offers, the D7500 is the perfect D-SLR. The camera comes equipped with SnapBridge which lets shooters share their incredible images wherever they are, and the chance to shoot at up to 8 fps with full AF/AE tracking allows the speed and precision to never miss a shot.”

MORE DETAILS:

  1. Nikon’s D7500 site
  2. Amateur Photographer
  3. AP’s First Look at the D7500

 

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