We have done Nikon D500 vs Canon 7D Mark II Specification Comparison review, both the camera features excellent core specification, let’s take a look at the specification comparison table below or directly Jump to Verdict
Nikon D500 vs Canon 7D Mark II – Specification Comparison
|Features/ Models||Nikon D500
||Canon 7D Mark II
|Megapixel||22 megapixels||21 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)||APS-C (22.4 x 15 mm)|
|Sensor Type||Contrast Detect||Contrast + Phase Detect|
|Low pass filter||No||Yes|
|Image processor||Expeed 5||Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors|
|AF system||Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System, 99 cross type
||65-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF|
|Shutter Min/ mix||30-1/8000||30-1/8000|
|Continuous shooting speed||10 fps||10 fps|
|Video||4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps||Full HD 1080p/60 Video|
|Display||3.2″ 2,539k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD||3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Clear View II LCD Monitor|
|Dimensions||147 x 115 x 81 mm||149 x 112 x 78 mm|
The recently announced Nikon DX fromat camera features a 20.9 MP APS-C format based sensor powered by Expeed 5 image processor. The Sensor features a native ISO range of 100-51200 and the expendable ISO range of the sensor starts from 50-1640000 (Lo 1 to Hi 5).
With the help of newly developed sensor and advance image processor the camera is able to touch such a high ISO range that creates almost a world record.
Canon 7D Mark II features newly developed 20.2MP CMOS sensor powered by dual DIGIC 6 image processors, the native ISO range of the camera is 100-16000 and the expandable ISO range is upto 51200.
Additional advantage of Canon 7D Mark II camera is it uses Hybrid Dualpixel CMOS AF sensor that enables blazing fast Auto-focus during video and live-view shooting.
So technically the Canon uses more advance sensor compared to Nikon D500, however the ISO range of Nikon is too high and will perform better than Canon.
Low Pass Filter
Nikon D500 doesn’t have low pass filter and hence the camera will give more details in images compared to the Canon 7D Mark II.
The Auto-focus system of Nikon D500 is advance compared to the Canon 7D Mark II AF system.
The Nikon D500 features Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System same of Nikon D5 and uses 99 type cross AF-points. On the other hand the Canon 7D Mark II AF system is limited to 65-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF.
However The Canon 7D Mark II is using Advance dualpixel CMOS AF system that will do super fast AF while you are using Live view display or shooting a video.
ISO Range: The ISO range of Nikon D500 is epic, the lowest range starts from 50-1640000 on the other hand the Canon 7D Mark II is limited to 100 – 51200, the standard ISO range Nikon D500 camera is 100-51200 whereas the standard ISO range of Canon 1DX Mark II is 100-16000.
The shutter range and continuous shooting speed of the camera remains same, so no big difference can be found here.
Video: The Nikon D500 camera can record 4K video at 30 fps, Canon 7D Mark II remain limited to Full HD video recording.
Nikon D500 vs Canon 7D Mark II – Verdict:
Verdict: Form the specification comparison we can clearly see that Nikon D500 have better score in specification on paper.
The major difference between the Nikon D500 and Canon 7D Mark II is
- High ISO sensitivity – the MAX standard ISO sensitivity of Nikon D500 is 51200 on the other hand Canon 7D Mark II Max Standard ISO sensitivity is 16000.
- More Focus Points: The Nikon D500 features more focus points, Nikon D500 have 153 AF points but Canon 7D Mark II is limited to 35 Phase AF points.
- Ability to focus on dim-light Condition, the Nikon D500 can do AF in dark situation as -4EV and Canon 7D Mark II AF is effective upto -3EV only.
- Nikon D500 Records 4K videos upto 29 mns (not supported by 7D Mark II)
- Electronic VR is supported Nikon D500 while recording Full HD videos.