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  1. #11
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    Re: upgrades

    i know its not a dead thread yet but finally got some funds , im likely to have between 900 and 1500 smackers which puts me right on the d500 money as well as a z50 with 2 x lens and ftz just to stir up the mix LOL.
    im still torn between the D7500 and the D500.
    is the d500 really that much better ?
    oh the z50 with the kit was 1200 or 900 with the fez and a 16-50mm meaning i could use my currently lenses with as well - nothing is simple anymore


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  2. #12
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    Re: upgrades

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbit View Post
    is the d500 really that much better ?
    Yes, it is. They share the same sensor, but what's under the hood is very different. Some of the key differences include:

    • More frames per second when shooting in continuous as well as a larger buffer on the D500
    • 1 SD card on the D7500 vs. 1 SD and 1 XQD on the D500
    • The AF system on the D500 has 3x more focus points
    • More dots on the D500 LCD screen for better resolution
    • D500 compatible with a Nikon battery grip vs. not having the port on the bottom of the D7500 (Nikon doesn't make a grip for the D7500)
    • D500 body Magnesium Alloy, D7500 body Carbon Fiber Composite
    • Shutter actuation life rated at 200,000 on D500, 150,000 on D7500

    Here is a link where you can see even more comparisons: https://photographylife.com/nikon-d500-vs-d7500
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  3. #13
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    Re: upgrades

    many thanks Hark , i have an after market grip on my D5300

  4. #14
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    Re: upgrades

    If you do birds in flight go for the 500. If you wonder how well it works there are several folks that use the D500 here and do a lot of birds in flight over the 7500. IF you want to go mirrorless take a look at some of those in the Z50 threads, or talk to some of the folks that have the 50.

    I am prejudice. I like the Z6 and the new mirrorless Z cameras.
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  5. #15
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    Re: upgrades

    I just had this discussion with myself. I had it down to D7200, D610 and D750. I have a D7100 and figured the D7200 wouldn't be a big jump and it came highly recommended. The price of the D610 right now is really good but I found a used D750 with only 3000 actuations for under $700 at one of the name photo dealers and it came with a 6 month warranty.

    I went with that.

  6. #16
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    Re: upgrades

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbit View Post
    many thanks Hark , i have an after market grip on my D5300
    As long as you are aware, that's fine. My D7200 grip has contacts that attach to contacts on the bottom of the camera body which allows an exchange of information. Like @Danno said, if you are looking to shoot fast moving subjects such as birds, wildlife, or sports, the D500 would be the better option due to a faster buffer and more frames per second.

    But if you are okay with the differences of the D7500, then go for it. It has the same sensor as the D500 and should yield amazing images.
    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
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  7. #17
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    Re: upgrades

    D500 all the way for birds. It's just the best camera Nikon has, currently anyway, for things like birds in flight, deer jumping across a filed, etc.
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  8. #18
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    Re: upgrades

    It's not a problem to get excellent BIF images with a D7500 but, given the choice between it and a D500, it's the D500 that I'd choose.
    D500, D7500, D5600, Z50, DC-FZ1000 II, DMC-FZ300

  9. #19
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    Re: upgrades

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbit View Post
    i know its not a dead thread yet but finally got some funds , im likely to have between 900 and 1500 smackers which puts me right on the d500 money as well as a z50 with 2 x lens and ftz just to stir up the mix LOL.
    im still torn between the D7500 and the D500.
    is the d500 really that much better ?
    oh the z50 with the kit was 1200 or 900 with the fez and a 16-50mm meaning i could use my currently lenses with as well - nothing is simple anymore
    Okay, I have read this thread and now I am dying from the suspense! hehehe. What did you end up with Hobbit, and why? Okay, I cheated and see that you now have a D500 in your "More" info to the left here. I am just curious, and I just love all the input here!

    Rob
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  10. #20
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    Re: upgrades

    Quote Originally Posted by BeegRhob View Post
    Okay, I have read this thread and now I am dying from the suspense! hehehe. What did you end up with Hobbit, and why? Okay, I cheated and see that you now have a D500 in your "More" info to the left here. I am just curious, and I just love all the input here!

    Rob
    sorry for the delay ive only just managed to get back on the site , what with the last couple years we've had, i did indeed end up with the D500 and its an absolute beast for wildlife, im still getting to grips with it as in the last year my health has properly suffered and ive not been out using it as much as i would like, plus i need a new short zoom lense as my af-p 70-300 is showing its age
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