Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon D500 vs EOS 7D Mark II

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D500
10 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon D500
1,240 photos
EOS 7D Mark II
670 photos

Features Key features of the Nikon D500  vs EOS 7D Mark II 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon D500
20.7 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon D500
1,640,000 ISO
EOS 7D Mark II
51,200 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Nikon D500
17.9 microns
EOS 7D Mark II
16.8 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nikon D500  vs
EOS 7D Mark II 
Megapixels 20.7 MP 20 MP
Resolution 5568 x 3712 5472 x 3648
Area 23.5 x 15.7 mm 22.4 x 15 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.6x
Pixel size 17.9 microns 16.8 microns
Light sensitivity 50 ISO to 1,640,000 ISO 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 153 65
Supports continuous Yes Yes


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 147 x 115 x 81 mm 149 x 112 x 78 mm
Thickness 81 mm 78 mm
Weight 860 g 910 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes


Includes a GPS Yes Yes
WiFi None None


Nikon D500  vs
EOS 7D Mark II 
Video Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 59.94 fps (MPEG-4)
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm


Size 3.2" 3"
Resolution 2,359 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes


Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 1x 1x
Viewfinder size 0.65x 0.62x


Max continuous shooting 10 fps 10 fps
Battery life 1,240 670
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Nikon D500
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