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Old Apr 19, 2017, 3:47 PM   #11
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I meant similar design like the Canon's or Sony's (since Nikon hasn't released one for their D-7500)

I didn't like the way Nikon designed theirs others with one battery in the grip and one in the body as to change the battery in the body you need to remove the grip.
With the Canon's and Sony's designed you are forced to removed the one in the body and put both batteries in the grip!
-> much easier to change
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Nikon won't have a grip for this is what I'm saying, end of story, but the aftermarket will.
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Historically, professional level dSLRs have always had at least two things:
  • 1/8000 shutter speed (or better)
  • battery pack/vertical grip from the OEM
The MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack is compatible with the D7100 and the D7200, but not the D7500.
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A lot depends on your usage condition.

For me the D7500 has a built-in flash (missing on the D500) plus 2 custom user settings. I also prefer the less expensive SD dual card slots.

For $500 less and the same sensor & image processor, for my uses, it sounds like a better value than the D500.

I'm still using a D800 and last month replaced my D7100. I considered the D7200, but could not see the value in spending the extra $300. No strong motivation for me to spend more money on keeping up with the latest bodies. Spending the money on lenses instead.

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p.s. Nikon's model numbering system baffles me as well. D7000, D7100, D7200....D7500
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A lot depends on your usage condition.

For me the D7500 has a built-in flash (missing on the D500) plus 2 custom user settings. I also prefer the less expensive SD dual card slots.
Correction... for some unknown reason, the D7500 only has one SD slot.
I've never used the pop up flash on my previous D7100, D7200 I had, I always used the SB-800 flash... so don't miss the popup flash. Also there is no provision for a Nikon OEM grip. All those are deal breakers for me. I'm use the AF is much faster on the D500 too. So, at this point, after reading the posts here and the reviews, the D500 is the superior camera. Also, if I was choosing between the D7500 or D7200, I'd pick the D7200.
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Correction... for some unknown reason, the D7500 only has one SD slot.
I've never used the pop up flash on my previous D7100, D7200 I had, I always used the SB-800 flash... so don't miss the popup flash. Also there is no provision for a Nikon OEM grip. All those are deal breakers for me. I'm use the AF is much faster on the D500 too. So, at this point, after reading the posts here and the reviews, the D500 is the superior camera. Also, if I was choosing between the D7500 or D7200, I'd pick the D7200.
You are correct on the single card slot which is not desirable for me, although it can be overcome by using a high capacity card. I typically use 32GB cards and use slot 2 as a spill-over. But I suppose one could use a 128GB card or just carry an extra card in a pocket. The built in flash has come in very hand for me. I use my D7100 as a walk about camera on travel and hikes where I just take the camera only (sans the SB-600). The built in flash definitely comes in handy for fill-in applications or back lit applications. The lack of a grip is not an issue for me given that my use of it as a walk about body makes me want to travel light.

For my aviation photography however, I use nothing less than my D800 (including the grip which provides better balance with a long tele-zoom attached).

As I said, the usage needs for me make the D7500 a better value as a second body. For you, sounds like the D500 works better.
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You are correct on the single card slot which is not desirable for me, although it can be overcome by using a high capacity card. I typically use 32GB cards and use slot 2 as a spill-over. But I suppose one could use a 128GB card or just carry an extra card in a pocket. The built in flash has come in very hand for me. I use my D7100 as a walk about camera on travel and hikes where I just take the camera only (sans the SB-600). The built in flash definitely comes in handy for fill-in applications or back lit applications. The lack of a grip is not an issue for me given that my use of it as a walk about body makes me want to travel light.

For my aviation photography however, I use nothing less than my D800 (including the grip which provides better balance with a long tele-zoom attached).

As I said, the usage needs for me make the D7500 a better value as a second body. For you, sounds like the D500 works better.
True on most counts. For you... for me also true. I always carry my SB-800 with me in case I need a farther reach and/or to use high speed flash with like say 1600/2000 sec for birds and fast moving subjects.
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