Download Our Android Appthenewcamera-app
NEWS News about new camera
Hot at New Camera Hot Picks by New Camera

Camera Rumors List of all latest Camera Rumors on Web.
Canon Rumors Latest Canon Rumors.
Nikon Rumors Latest Nikon Rumors.
Sony Rumors Latest Sony Rumors.

Sample Images Click here to see New Camera Sample Images.
Sample Video Click here to see New Camera Sample Video.
Firmware Update

Nikon D500 vs Canon 7D Mark II


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
ISO 50-1640000 100-51200
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
Viewfinder  Optical  Optical
Hot shoe  Yes  Yes
Wireless  Built-In
Environmentally sealed  Yes  Yes
Battery life  1240  670
Dimensions  147 x 115 x 81 mm  149 x 112 x 78 mm
Weight  860 g  960g


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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Nikon D500 Records 4K videos upto 29 mns (not supported by 7D Mark II)
  5. Electronic VR is supported Nikon D500 while recording Full HD videos.

Buy Nikon D500 from B&H and Amazon

Leave a Reply




You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>