Nikon D800 vs Nikon D7500

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D800 and Nikon D7500. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D800
Nikon D7500

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon D800 were released 2012 and Nikon D7500 was released 2017. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D800 Nikon 2012
Nikon D7500 Nikon 2017

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D800 has a "FX"-sensor while Nikon D7500 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon D800 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Nikon D7500 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Nikon D800 has a 36,3 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D7500 has 21 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D800 36,3 MP 36152320 7360 4912
Nikon D7500 21 MP 20668416 5568 3712

Nikon D800 has a 75 % larger resolution than Nikon D7500. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D7500 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D800. Nikon D7500 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Nikon D800 has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D800 100-25600
Nikon D7500 100-51200

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D800
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D7500

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D800 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Nikon D7500 can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D800 6
Nikon D7500 8

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Nikon D800 and Nikon D7500 can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Nikon D800 weighs 900 gr (equal to 1,98 lb) which is 41% heavier than Nikon D7500 and its 640 gr (or 1,41 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D800 900 gr 1,98 lb
Nikon D7500 640 gr 1,41 lb