The Nikon D7500 uses the same sensor and processor as the APS-C flagship D500, as well as the same high-res metering sensor. Though the 51-point AF system is unchanged from the D7200, the camera is seriously capable when it comes to photographing quickly moving subjects: It can shoot as fast as 8 fps with continuous autofocus and has an impressive buffer of up to 50 continuous Raw files.

We brought it along to an all day music festival in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood where challenging lighting coupled with lively musicians thrashing around gave us the perfect chance to push the camera’s abilities. We mostly shot using 3D tracking in various auto exposure modes and initial impressions are positive.

Of course, these images could benefit from a little time in ACR. Once we get Raw support, we’ll add conversions as well as more samples.

See our Nikon D7500 sample gallery