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

SpecsD5007D Mark II
Body typeMid-size SLRMid-size SLR
Body materialMagnesium alloyMagnesium alloy
Max resolution5568 x 37125472 x 3648
Effective pixels21 megapixels20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors22 megapixels21 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)APS-C (22.4 x 15 mm)
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
ProcessorExpeed 5DIGIC 6 (dual)
ISOISO 100 – 51200 (expandable to 50 – 1640000)Auto, ISO 100-16000 (expandable to 51200)
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
White balance presets128
Custom white balanceYesYes
Image stabilizationNoNo
Uncompressed formatRAW + TIFFRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal, BasicFine, normal
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Face Detection, Live ViewContrast Detect (sensor),Phase Detect,Multi-area Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Face Detection, Live View
Autofocus assist lampNoYes
Manual focusYesYes
Number of focus points15365
Lens mountNikon FCanon EF/EF-S
Focal length multiplier1.5×1.6×
Articulated LCDTiltingNo
Screen size3.23
Screen dots2,359,0001,040,000
Touch screenYesNo
Screen typeTFT LCDClear View II TFT-LCD
Live viewYesYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentaprism)Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage100%100%
Viewfinder magnification1x
Minimum shutter speed30 sec30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec1/8000 sec
Built-in flashNoYes
External flashYes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)Yes (via hot shoe, flash sync port)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Flash X sync speed1/250 sec1/250 sec
Continuous drive10.0 fps10.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modesMulti, Center-weighted, Highlight-weighted, SpotMulti, Center-weighted, Spot, Partial
Drive modesSingle-frame, Continuous high-speed, Continuous low-speed, Quiet Shutter Release, Quiet Continuous Release, Mirror-up, Self-timer ModeSingle, 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 modesAperture-Priority, Manual, Programmed auto with flexible program, Shutter-PriorityScene 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 Bracketing2 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 BracketingYes (2 or 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)
Video Resolutions4K (UHD) 30p/25p/24p, 1080/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p, 720/60p/50p1920 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)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264MPEG-4
Videography notes
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compliant) + XQDCompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC
USBUSB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMIYes (mini-HDMI)Yes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone portYesYes
Headphone portYesYes
Wireless notesWi-Fi with low energy Bluetooth
Remote controlYes (Optional, wired or wireless )Yes (wired or wireless)
Environmentally sealedYesYes
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & chargerLP-E6N lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA)1240670
Weight (inc. batteries)860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)910 g (2.01 lb / 32.10 oz)
Dimensions147 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 sensorYesYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPS notesGP-1

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