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    Nikon D5500 and D5600 Pics of Sports

    Hi to all..

    I am a newbie and trying decide between the D5500 and the D5600 but wil like to see some sport pics of each the before I decide

    Any help will be appreciated ad thanks in advance...


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    Re: Nikon D5500 and D5600 Pics of Sports

    Honestly the D5600 really doesn't seem to have any significant advantages over the D5500 as far as shooting sports. But if your budget allows for a 5600, to be honest I'd recommend taking a good look at the D7200. Better AF system and the addition of the second command dial makes a huge, huge difference for being able to control settings like shutter speed an aperture on the fly.

    This can be extremely handy for sports shooting, especially indoor sports.
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    Re: Nikon D5500 and D5600 Pics of Sports

    Thanks Robbins for the feedback...

    To be honest I don't want t buy twice neither and went to see both cameras. I liked the D7200 and the D7100 but found it bulky for a all around camera. That's why I was inclined to the D5500 or D5600.

    What you think?

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    Re: Nikon D5500 and D5600 Pics of Sports

    If you are going to shoot indoor sports, you are going to have to be using a bulky telephoto lens anyway, so I don't see the larger size of the D7200 being a major drawback, especially considering the advantages.
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    Re: Nikon D5500 and D5600 Pics of Sports

    Quote Originally Posted by wcharon View Post
    Thanks Robbins for the feedback...

    To be honest I don't want t buy twice neither and went to see both cameras. I liked the D7200 and the D7100 but found it bulky for a all around camera. That's why I was inclined to the D5500 or D5600.

    What you think?
    Guess it sort of depends on what your used too. I never really considered the 7100 to be that much larger or heavier than the D5200 I had, it was a bit bigger but not by such a huge margin it really made that much of a difference.

    I did notice a fairly significant increase in the amount of "keepers" I could get with the 7100, thanks in part to the better AF system but also it was the dual command dials allowing me to change both my aperture and shutter speed without having to take the camera out of shooting position. I found that to be worth it's weight in gold especially for action shooting.

    You can find some great deals on the 7100 but the buffer is pretty limiting, so really for shooting sports at least when I had the 7100 I found myself shooting in JPG a lot. RAW would fill the buffer too quickly and I'd miss too many opportunities that way. It gives you a little less to work with in post but it's still very doable.

    As for weight/size, the 7100/7200 really aren't that much bigger or heavier than the 5xxx counterparts, at least not in my experience. Especially not when paired with something like a 70-200mm 2.8 (my preferred sports shooting lens), the extra weight of the 7xxx series actually becomes a plus. It balances better with the heavier zoom.

    But really you can get some nice sport shots with either of the 5xxx series. I just found the 7xxx series much, much easier to work with for sports shooting.
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    Re: Nikon D5500 and D5600 Pics of Sports

    Quote Originally Posted by wcharon View Post
    Thanks Robbins for the feedback...

    To be honest I don't want t buy twice neither and went to see both cameras. I liked the D7200 and the D7100 but found it bulky for a all around camera. That's why I was inclined to the D5500 or D5600.

    What you think?
    Do you shoot raw, or JPG? How serious are you about wanting to seriously and consistently nail the shot?

    If you shoot raw I think you'd appreciate the dual card slots, faster frame rate, deeper buffer and additional focus points on the D7200.
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    Re: Nikon D5500 and D5600 Pics of Sports

    To me the 5xxx bodies are nice. I have a good friend with one and I enjoyed using it in the past. But I really prefer the D7200. The flexibility, extra card slot, better focus system, and using the buttons and dials to make adjustments instead of going into the menus every time really sold me on the D7200 when I upgraded from my D3200.

    The size never bothered me. It is bigger, but I do not notice it to much... For the price difference, if you can afford It, I would jump to the D7200.
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    Re: Nikon D5500 and D5600 Pics of Sports

    Thanks to all. Great explanation and clarification.

    Will go again to Best Buy and considerate the D7XXX.





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