Nikon just announced a new DSLR, the Nikon D7500. This is a 20.9 megapixel DX sensor camera with a tilting touchscreen that shoots at 8 frames a second. This camera takes some of the best parts of the Nikon D500 and puts them into a smaller less expensive camera including the same 20.9 MP DX-format sensor and the EXPEED 5 image processing engine. 

There are some pretty impressive specs for camera, and the best might be the price, starting at $1249.50 list. Both cameras can shoot from 1/8000 seconds to 30 seconds and have Bulb mode. Both cameras have the same ISO range, from, ISO 100- 51,200. All the specifications look really close So instead of looking at what this camera does have, I wanted to look at what it doesn’t when compared to the Nikon D500. 

The D7500 has a single card slot with support for the SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards while the D500 has two slots, one for the awesome XQD type memory and the other for the SD, SDHC, or SDXC. Is this a deal breaker? No it isn’t. The D500 shoots at 10 frames per second while the D7500 maxes out at 8 frames per second. The big one is the number and location of focus points. The D7500 has 51 focus points including 15 cross-type sensors while the D500 has 153 focus points including 99 cross type sensors. The D7500 has a built-in flash, while the D500 doesn’t.

This camera looks like a winner, with the best parts of the D500 at a much lower price. I am really looking forward to getting my  hands on this camera and putting it through its paces.

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