Nikon just announced their new midrange 4K DSLR – the Nikon D7500. The latest DSLR from Nikon features a DX-format 20.9 megapixel sensor that provides a robust yet lightweight camera with powerful performance and premium features. The D7500 has the same high-performance EXPEED 5 image-processing engine found in the D500 and supports the same ISO range from 100 to 51,200 (50-1,640,000 Extended). The D7500 lacks an optical low-pass filter in order to ensure very sharp and clear photos and movies in which noise is suppressed, even when shooting at high sensitivities.
Thanks to its EXPEED 5’s high-speed image-processor and a larger memory buffer, the D7500 offers high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 8 fps and up to 50 images in 14-bit lossless compressed RAW, or up to 100 JPEG images with each burst of continuous shooting.
According to the manufacturer, the Nikon D7500 offers “astounding low-light ability and 4K UHD video capture, yet remains within reach for a diverse array of image makers and creators.” See for yourself in the clip below.
Moving on to the more exciting video features of the new Nikon D7500 (at least for most of you that are reading this), users now have the ability to record 4K UHD (3840 × 2160/30p) videos and in-camera timelapses. You can save files in both MOV files or as MP4 files for more flexibility and easier workflow depending on whether you are on a PC or Mac.
Like the D500, the D7500 offers 3-axis built-in e-VR image stabilization when shooting 1080p Full HD video, and can be easily focused using the rear touchscreen function. Bluetooth and Wi-fi connectivity also make an appearance.
The Nikon D7500 also offers uncompressed output (as in a clean output without menus) via HDMI if you want to get that sweet ProRes or DNxHR from external recorders such as the Atomos Ninja Inferno for example.
Another good news is that Nikon have not forgotten the headphone and microphone jack, thus enabling pro-level audio recording and monitoring. To allow for smooth exposure adjustments, the camera also supports power aperture for smooth and step-less depth-of-field transitions while users can also keep highlights in-check using visible zebra stripes in live-view mode.
There is a single SD card slot however (which apparently isn’t USH-II), would have been nice to get a dual SD card slot for relay and backup recording, but alas we’ll have to wait for the next generation for this to possibly happen.
The Nikon D7500 is scheduled to ship this Summer at a retail price of around $1,250 for the body only, or with in a kit with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens for $1,750.