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Nikon D500 vs Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs Comparison

Here is the quick specs comparison of Nikon D500 and Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR cameras. You can take a look at the key differences between the two APS-C DSLR cameras.

Nikon D500 ($1,999 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama): The Nikon D500 incorporates the same powerful 153-point AF system as the D5, ensuring precise subject acquisition even during high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 10 fps. It supports 4K UHD movies, meeting the demands of multimedia professionals, while the new EXPEED 5 image-processing engine enables it to deliver high-quality images and movies and realizes a wide sensitivity range from ISO 100 to 51200, expandable to Hi 5 (ISO 1640000 equivalent).

Canon EOS 7D Mark II ($1,499 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama): The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is characterized by its APS-C-sized 20.2MP CMOS sensor, dual DIGIC 6 image processors, and a top continuous shooting rate of 10 fps. Both a 65-point all cross-type phase-detection AF system and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology benefit fast, accurate focusing performance for both optical viewfinder and live view shooting. Additionally, the combination of the dual image processors along with the CMOS sensor also contribute to enhanced low-light sensitivity to a native ISO 16000, which is further expandable to ISO 51200. The 7D Mark II comfortably performs in a range of challenging situations, and while ideally situated as a tool for sports and wildlife photographers, it resides equally as well in the hands of contemporary multimedia image-makers.

Nikon D500 vs Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs Comparison

Specs D500 7D Mark II
MSRP $1,999 $1,499
Body type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Body material Magnesium alloy Magnesium alloy
Max resolution 5568 x 3712 5472 x 3648
Effective pixels 21 megapixels 20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 22 megapixels 21 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) APS-C (22.4 x 15 mm)
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Processor Expeed 5 DIGIC 6 (dual)
ISO ISO 100 – 51200 (expandable to 50 – 1640000) Auto, ISO 100-16000 (expandable to 51200)
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
White balance presets 12 8
Custom white balance Yes Yes
Image stabilization No No
Uncompressed format RAW + TIFF RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal, Basic Fine, normal
Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Face Detection, Live View Contrast Detect (sensor),Phase Detect,Multi-area Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Face Detection, Live View
Autofocus assist lamp No Yes
Manual focus Yes Yes
Number of focus points 153 65
Lens mount Nikon F Canon EF/EF-S
Focal length multiplier 1.5× 1.6×
Articulated LCD Tilting No
Screen size 3.2 3
Screen dots 2,359,000 1,040,000
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type TFT LCD Clear View II TFT-LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 1x
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Built-in flash No Yes
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector) Yes (via hot shoe, flash sync port)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Flash X sync speed 1/250 sec 1/250 sec
Continuous drive 10.0 fps 10.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes Multi, Center-weighted, Highlight-weighted, Spot Multi, Center-weighted, Spot, Partial
Drive modes Single-frame, Continuous high-speed, Continuous low-speed, Quiet Shutter Release, Quiet Continuous Release, Mirror-up, Self-timer Mode Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting, 10-sec self-timer / remote control, 2 sec self-timer / remote control
Exposure modes Aperture-Priority, Manual, Programmed auto with flexible program, Shutter-Priority Scene Intelligent Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual exposure, Bulb, Custom (1-3)
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV ±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (2 or 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)
Video Resolutions 4K (UHD) 30p/25p/24p, 1080/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p, 720/60p/50p 1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50. 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps)
Format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4
Microphone Stereo Stereo
Speaker Mono Mono
Videography notes
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compliant) + XQD CompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini-HDMI) Yes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone port Yes Yes
Headphone port Yes Yes
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes Wi-Fi with low energy Bluetooth
Remote control Yes (Optional, wired or wireless ) Yes (wired or wireless)
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery description Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger LP-E6N lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 1240 670
Weight (inc. batteries) 860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz) 910 g (2.01 lb / 32.10 oz)
Dimensions 147 x 115 x 81 mm (5.79 x 4.53 x 3.19.) 149 x 112 x 78 mm (5.87 x 4.41 x 3.07.)
Orientation sensor Yes Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS Optional BuiltIn
GPS notes GP-1

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