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Nikon D500 vs Canon 7D Mark II Comparison

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Here is a quick review and comparison for the Nikon D500 vs Canon 7D Mark II DSLR cameras with APS-c sized image sensors.

To see the difference between Nikon D500 vs Canon 7D Mark II digital SLR cameras we have put together Nikon D500 vs Canon 7D Mark II specs comparison table below.

Nikon D500 camera $1,999.95 – (Amazon | B&H | Adorama) features a 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor that’s coupled with the new Expeed 5 image processor found in the D5. It also has the same 153-point AF system with 99 cross-type sensor and can able to shoot continuously at 10 fps with a 200 shot buffer for Raw images. See the offcial announcement.

Canon 7D Mark II $1,799 Amazon | B&H | Adorama features a 20.2MP CMOS sensor, Dual Digic 6 processors, next-generation Dual Pixel AF, 65 all cross-type points, 10fps max burst speed, max ISO of 16000 and built-in GPS.

Specifications Comparison of Nikon D500 vs Canon 7D Mark II Cameras


Below you can see the specs comparison table of D500 vs Canon 7D Mark II digital SLR cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Feature Nikon D500 Canon 7D Mark II
Sensor Resolution 20.9 Million 20.2 Million
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size 23.5×15.7mm 22.4×15.0mm
Sensor Pixel Size 4.22µ 4.09µ
Low Pass Filter No Yes
Sensor Dust Reduction Yes Yes
Image Size 5,568 x 3,712 5,472 x 3,648
Image Processor EXPEED 5 Dual DIGIC 6
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 1.0x 1.0x
Built-in Flash No Yes, with flash commander mode
Storage Media 1x XQD, 1x SD 1x CF, 1x SD
Continuous Shooting Speed 10 FPS 10 FPS
Buffer Size (RAW, Lossless 14-bit) 200 31
Continuous Shooting 20 seconds 3.1 seconds
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec
Shutter Durability 200,000 cycles 200,000 cycles
Exposure Metering Sensor 180,000-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering III 150,000 RGB + IR pixel metering sensor
Base ISO ISO 100 ISO 100
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 100-51,200 ISO 100-16,000
Boosted ISO Sensitivity ISO 102,400-1,640,000 ISO 25,600
Autofocus System 153-point, 99 cross-type AF system 65-point all cross-type AF system
AF Detection Up to f/8 Up to f/8
AF Detection Range -4 to +20 EV -3 to +19 EV
Video Output MOV, MPEG-4 / H.264 MOV, MPEG-4 / H.264
Video Maximum Resolution 3,840×2,160 (4K) up to 30p 1920×1080 (1080p) up to 60p
LCD Screen 3.2″ diagonal TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle 3.0″ diagonal TFT-LCD
LCD Resolution 2,359,000 dots 1,040,000 dots
Built-in GPS No Yes
Built-in Bluetooth Yes No
Built-in Wi-Fi / NFC Built-in, with NFC No
Battery EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery LP-E6N (or LP-E6)
Battery Life 1,240 shots (CIPA) 670 shots (CIPA)
Weather Sealed Body Yes Yes
USB Version 3.0 3.0
Weight (Body Only) 760g 820g
Dimensions 147 x 115 x 81mm 148.6 x 112.4 x 78.2mm
MSRP Price $1,999 (as introduced) $1,799 (as introduced)