Other differences
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Other differences

The remaining differences are subtle. The D500 has NFC, which makes the initial configuration of the SnapBridge Bluetooth/Wi-Fi system quicker. This benefit only exists for Android users, though, since Apple doesn’t let you use the NFC capabilities of its devices. Once it's set up, for better or worse, SnapBridge should work in the same way on both cameras.

Finally, the D500 is rated as having more battery life. However, its 1240 shots-per-charge rating is helped by not having a built-in flash. The D7500 manages to get 950 shots per charge (including flash) out of its battery, but we doubt there’s much difference in the real world if you use them the same way.

That said, if you need more than a single battery's worth of charge, you're out of luck with the D7500: it no longer has any contact points for the attachment of an external battery grip. Clearly if you're the kind of user who needs this, Nikon would prefer you to buy the D500.