Nikon D7500 review

Nikon’s enthusiast DSLR now offers great bang for the buck

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At the time of its launch, the Nikon D7500 represented the biggest revamp we'd seen in the series since the D7000 replaced the D90 back in 2010. It was an impressive little brother to the pro-level D500, which also remains on sale today.

With its price tag continuing to plummet, the D7500 remains an impressive performer, despite the mirrorless revolution that's taken place since it arrived in 2017. DSLRs still have traditional advantages over mirrorless cameras, such as battery life and handling, and if those are important to you, then it's a compelling option at the price.

While its 51-point AF system might sound a little dated, it is tried-and-tested and the D7500 does also 8fps burst shooting among some other tempting features. These include 4K video capture, a tilt-angle touchscreen display and that great combination of the 20.9MP sensor and EXPEED 5 image processing engine, in a body that's considerably smaller than the D500.

With the latter still going for a pro-level premium, the D7500 is an enthusiast-level DSLR with few rivals at its price point.  


Phil Hall

Phil Hall is an experienced writer and editor having worked on some of the largest photography magazines in the UK, and now edit the photography channel of TechRadar, the UK's biggest tech website and one of the largest in the world. He has also worked on numerous commercial projects, including working with manufacturers like Nikon and Fujifilm on bespoke printed and online camera guides, as well as writing technique blogs and copy for the John Lewis Technology guide.