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New ‘DX’ flagship D7500 from Nikon

Nikon Australia has announced June release of its new flagship APS-C DSLR, the D7500.
No local price has been supplied. US suggested retail price is US$1250 body only and $1750 with Nikkor 18-140mm f3.5-5,6 lens.

‘Intended to inspire emerging photographers and videographers, the new D7500 builds on the DNA of our DX-format flagship D500 and the same high-performance EXPEED 5 image-processing engine to deliver a significantly improved addition to the Nikon stable,’ said James Murray, managing director, Nikon Australia. ‘In an improved camera body we have combined 4K UHD video recording with outstanding low-light and subject acquisition capabilities for capturing still images to provide a refined photography experience.’

The D7500 is equipped with the same high-performance EXPEED 5 image-processing engine and Nikon DX-format 20.9 megapixel CMOS sensor as the D500.

It has a 180K-pixel RGB sensor, which increases the accuracy of automatically controlled functions such as AF, AE and auto white balance. It has faster image processing and a larger memory buffer, which enable high-speed continuous capture of up to 50 shots per burst of around 8 fps (14-bit lossless compressed RAW) shooting.

The camera is slimmer and lighter than its predecessor with a deep grip for a superior hold and portability. It is also compatible with SnapBridge, which enables constant connection of the camera to an Apple or Android smart device.
Key features:
– 20.9 MP DX-format sensor. EXPEED 5. 180K-pixel RGB metering sensor;
– ISO 100-51200, extendable up to ISO 1640000 (equivalent);
– 180K-pixel RGB metering sensor and Advanced Scene Recognition system;
– Highlight-weighted metering: prioritises the brightest elements in the frame, helping to avoid images with blown-out highlights;
– 51-point AF system accurate all the way down to -3 EV;
– Cinematic 4K/UHD video footage: record 4K/UHD 30p footage, or Full HD (1080p) video at frame rates of up to 50p/60p;
– Time-Lapse Movie: 4K/UHD and Full HD time-lapse movies in-camera in full DX-format;
– 8 fps with Full AF/AE tracking: capture 50 NEF (RAW) or 100 Large JPEG Fine images in one high-speed burst;
– Tilt screen and touch controls: 8cm (3.2 in) tilting monitor. Operate AF and shutter-release functions via touch controls when shooting in Live View;
– Optical pentaprism viewfinder with 100% frame coverage;
– In-camera Picture Control system features eight controls including the new Picture Control Auto, which optimizes colour, contrast, and brightness according to the scene. 
– Camera body weighs just 640g (approximately), boasts a deep grip, and is weather sealed. 

Full press release: Nikon D7500 DSLR_April 2017

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