Why the Nikon D7500 sucks.

 Amelie with the D7500, shot with a D300s.

Amelie with the D7500, shot with a D300s.

Unpopular opinion here.

Technically, it is a fantastic camera. It is a mini D500, with awesome autofocus (faster and more accurate than a Nikon D4), with 8 fps with unlimited buffer (100 jpg and crazy amount of compressed RAW), weather sealed, 4k video, tilting screen, touch screen, light weight and has all the gizmos you would expect from Nikon in 2017.

It holds its weight all the way to 12 800 ISO, with deliverable product there, and usable 25 600. I wouldn’t spit on using 51 800 for my Instagram, if that means getting the shot or not.

I shot 12 500 photos with it. And I am selling it today.

The colours are off! No matter what I do, in RAW or JPG, the colours are not good. So I found myself grabbing my 11 years old D300 often!

I tell you this: Get the D7500 if your work requires a lot of low light shooting, for wildlife. (The autofocus sucks in low light, unlike the D4.), otherwise, find a cheap D300…It’ll be better at reproducing colours.

 Blah blah blah. That’s good chart for armchair photographer. In the real world, the D300 wins every time (under 800 ISO)

Blah blah blah. That’s good chart for armchair photographer. In the real world, the D300 wins every time (under 800 ISO)

So there, you have it. An unpopular truth, but I don’t think that I am alone. I shot a wedding wiht a X-Pro2 and a D7500: I put on sale the D7500 the next day. Can’t look at those terrible files.

Am I the only one? Maybe the newer photographer that never had the chance to shoot extensively with the D300/D3 combo think that I’m nitpicking, but any older photographer will probably get what I’m trying to say: The older JPG processor engine was better back in the days.