Nikon D500 versus Canon EOS 7D Mark II: The 21 Key Differences

As the new Nikon D500 squares up to Canon’s APS-C flagship, the EOS 7D Mark II, we take a look at the main differences between the two cameras


Nikon D500 versus Canon EOS 7D Mark II: The 21 Key Differences


 Nikon D500Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Megapixels 20.9 MP 20.2 MP
Sensor CMOS DX (23.5 x 15.7 mm) CMOS APS-C (22.4 x 15 mm)
Metering sensor 180K-pixel RGB 150K-pixel RGB + IR
ISO Range Native ISO 100-51,200 (extendable to 50-1,640,000) Native ISO 100-16,000 (extendable to 51,200)
Buffer depth (RAW) 200 31
Max video resolution 3840 x 2160 4K UHD (30, 25, 24 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps)
Image size (max) 5568 x 3712 5472 x 3648
Screen 3.2-inch, 2,359K-dot TFT LCD 3-inch, 1,040K-dot TFT LCD
Touchscreen? Yes No
Articulated LCD? Yes No
Focus points 153 autofocus points, 99 cross-type 65 autofocus points, all cross-type
AF detection range -4 to +20 EV -3 to +19 EV
Low-pass filter? No Yes
Dimensions 147 x 115 x 81 mm 148.6 x 112.4 x 78.2 mm
Built-in Wi-fi? Yes No
Built-in NFC? Yes No
Built-in Bluetooth? Yes No
Battery EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery LP-E6N
Battery life 1,240 shots (CIPA) 670 shots (CIPA)
Weight (body only) 760g 820g



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