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    D7200 upgrade to D500

    Are there any users that have upgraded from a D7200 to a D500? A d7200 here in Canada is going for about $1250 vs a D500 for $2500. Is a D500 really twice as good? I know it is a better camera but it that much better? Was thinking of a second body but now thinking of upgrading. If I could get a good trade in maybe.. Wanna hear from some who have looked into It as well.. Thanks


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    Re: D7200 upgrade to D500

    Quote Originally Posted by bandit993 View Post
    Are there any users that have upgraded from a D7200 to a D500? A d7200 here in Canada is going for about $1250 vs a D500 for $2500. Is a D500 really twice as good? I know it is a better camera but it that much better? Was thinking of a second body but now thinking of upgrading. If I could get a good trade in maybe.. Wanna hear from some who have looked into It as well.. Thanks
    If you get the D500 you shouldn't ever need a FF (most would be a step down for average people) as even the inferior FFs are D500 dollars. It will focus in the dark. It has insane AF. The difference between this and a D7100 are night and day. There a lot of D750s gathering dust since this camera came out.
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    Re: D7200 upgrade to D500

    Quote Originally Posted by salukfan111 View Post
    If you get the D500 you shouldn't ever need a FF (most would be a step down for average people) as even the inferior FFs are D500 dollars. It will focus in the dark. It has insane AF. The difference between this and a D7100 are night and day. There a lot of D750s gathering dust since this camera came out.

    I could not disagree with you more about the D750 and FF. The D750 and D500 are different cameras that have different functions. The D750 will focus in the dark and the AF is outstanding. It all depends on what you want in a camera.
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    Re: D7200 upgrade to D500

    The only real advantage to the D500 is if you need the higher frame-rate and larger buffer, for say sports shooting. For Landscapes and portraits, the higher resolution of the D7200 trumps the D500. The only advantage the D500 has for this kind of shooting is about 1/2 f-stop better noise control. Since I don't shoot much sports, IMHO I would not pay twice the price for a D500 vs. the D7200.
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    Re: D7200 upgrade to D500

    I've looked at getting the D500 to replace the D7200. I like the reports about its AF, i yearn for the pro controls, viewfinder, and its ability to gain more fps. Not so impressed with the results on the high ISO images i've seen though. But as someone who likes to photograph small birds at a distance, its ability for aggressive cropping vs a D7200 appears disadvantaged and has (so far) put me off, and as i cant find any 'real life' side by side shots of a D500 vs D7200 aggressive crop images to convince me otherwise, i'll stick with the D7200
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    Re: D7200 upgrade to D500

    Quote Originally Posted by salukfan111 View Post
    If you get the D500 you shouldn't ever need a FF (most would be a step down for average people) as even the inferior FFs are D500 dollars. It will focus in the dark. It has insane AF. The difference between this and a D7100 are night and day. There a lot of D750s gathering dust since this camera came out.
    Really?
    I would love to get a D500 for the focusing ability to lock on small birds in flight faster , but not if it means selling my D750.
    If I had no camera to shoot, and you put a D500 next to a D750 on the table, I'd pickup the D750 without hesitation.
    Please provide a link or some proof that a lot of D750s are gathering dust because of this new camera or for any other reason.

    Besides, the OP asked about a D7200 vs a D500. Why are you even bringing up the D750?
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    Re: D7200 upgrade to D500

    I am considering selling my spare body (d7100) and getting the d500 while keeping my d7200 as a back up body at the end of this year and have been summing up the pros and cons of the d7200 vs d500.
    For image quality the general feeling is that the d7200 has the edge over the d500 but if you compare AF performance and frame rate the d500 wins by a country mile ( the d7200 is no slouch though)!
    If you are in to fast action in low light the d500 is the way to go apparently but, in my opinion is currently overpriced.
    I shall see where my photography takes me over the next 6 months and if I actually get out and use the camera this winter and get around to some BIF stuff I just may be able to justify it.
    If conditions in the UK are as bad as the last few winters (last year I left the camera in the cupboard for 6 months due to crap weather) then I may not bother.

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    Re: D7200 upgrade to D500

    It's amazing how some people with no practical experience will not only form but share an opinion based on nothing. For the record, I shoot with my D750 just as much now as I did before the D500. They're different tools. But apparently some folks only see things as a hammer.

    As I always ask when I see a "Should I upgrade...?" question, what is the D7200 not doing for you? If you can't answer that question you don't need to change bodies ... to anything else ... period.

    I've not shot with a D7200, but the D500 is a step up in high ISO performance over the D7100 I had. Trusted sources will tell you that ISO performance is about equivalent between the two cameras. I know I can get away with shooting at 12800 with the D500, cleaning it up in post with either Nik Dfine or Topaz Denoise.

    As stated above, the advantages over the D7200 are primarily frame rate and buffer capacity, and focus system. For me, as an avid wildlife shooter, this made the camera worth twice the price. The camera lives on CH and I've captured moments at 10fps that I never would have gotten at half that (a lot can happen in 1/10 sec). If you don't do a lot of shooting like that, and I mean a lot, then the D7200 will likely be all you need. Focus system is awesome, going side to side and grabbing focus like a champ, but if I'm honest while it's an upgrade I can say that I never felt like I was short changed with the D7100's focusing ability, so it's more of a "really, really nice to have" than something that would have made me upgrade. I can use my Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 with a 1.4x TC and it will still grab focus in the shadows on the edges. The pro body and controls are nice, but if you've never used them before then they're not so much an "upgrade" as something else to learn (albeit powerful once you do).

    So tell us, what isn't the D7200 doing for you?
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    Re: D7200 upgrade to D500

    I have a D7200 as well. I do like the 500 and I have seen some amazing results taken by folks that have them. The AF and Shutter are amazing and the examples of shots taken are excellent. I have thought about the D500 vs the D7200 and I have decided for me it would be better to focus on glass at this point rather than the body upgrade. I have a couple good lenses: Nikon 200-500 f5.6 and a Sigma 10-20 f3.5 but I would like to fill the gap with better glass than I currently own.

    I am saving for a top level 24-70 f2.8 and a 70-200 f 2.8 and honestly I have not decided which will come first. I have lenses that work in this gap, but I would like to have better glass. For me this is more important. For me the D7200 focuses with my 200-500 faster than I can find the bird. Would the D500 be nice? Yes, but for me I think I would have greater benefit from an addition 2-3 lenses. So, for me, new lenses first... who knows, once I build up on the foundation the D500 may be more reasonably priced or there may be something better.
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    Re: D7200 upgrade to D500

    Thank you all for your input. The faster frame rate is what is attracting me. But the smaller megapixels has me wondering about image quality if I do crop. BackdoorHippie I too do mainly wildlife. Humming birds and backyard animals, deer, squirrels, etc. If I can get a good trade in allowance for my D7200 I may look at upgrading. Do you have an XQD card or the SD.. XQD cards are very pricey and hard to find.. Thanks again for all your help. Keep the comments coming..





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