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Nikon’s D7500 is a midrange DSLR that takes after the D500

Nikon’s D7500 is a midrange DSLR that takes after the D500

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Nikon has announced the D7500, a midrange DSLR that succeeds the D7200 and shares much in common with the higher-end D500. It has the same 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor (without an antialiasing filter) as the D500, and the same Expeed 5 image processor.

The body is similar to the D7200’s, but Nikon has added a touchscreen and shaved off 35g of weight. Like the D500, the D7500 can shoot 4K video at up to 30 frames per second, and still shooting speed has been boosted to 8 fps. The D7500 also gets the excellent SnapBridge Bluetooth and Wi-Fi file-transferring system that Nikon introduced with the D500, although there’s now no NFC.

The D7500 will cost $1,249 body-only, which is a significant saving on the $1,995 D500. At this price it’ll compete directly with the Canon 80D and high-end mirrorless models from the likes of Fujifilm and Olympus, while the D500 remains targeted at pros who want its faster performance, more advanced autofocus system, and features like dual card slots. Nikon’s support for its DX line of crop sensor DSLRs has seemed questionable in recent years, but the D7500 looks like it’ll be a solid enthusiast option once it arrives this summer.