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Old Apr 17, 2017, 6:32 PM   #1
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Default Is the D500 worth $800 more than the new D7500

Where did the D7300, D7400 go? Did they skip that???
I've had the D7000, D7100 & D7200 and they were great!
Then I got the D500 a couple months ago.
Now they're coming out with the D7500 this summer that's almost as good as my D500, many similarities. They're coming out with new models at a faster rate. I almost wish I waited for the D7500 as it is $800 less than what the D500 cost. And the fact that I'm very familiar with the D7000 series.
Is the D500 worth the extra $800 price tag?

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Old Apr 17, 2017, 7:43 PM   #2
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Is the D500 worth the extra $800 price tag?
I guess it depends on your need to justify the extra cost:

1. If you require the faster frame rate then the fps of 7500 obviously wouldn't cut it (especially the XQD which never get the chance to stop on flash writes):
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/wi...st-enough.html
2. I bracket my frames, so for every images I take 3 consecutive shots, which add up quickly meaning the higher rated shutter release is a must.
3. The brighter viewfinder is a plus for the D500 to use in in low-light
4. Also I don't know how fast the 7500 AF will be yet, but it would be hard to give up D500 focusing speed for BIF:
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4. Also I don't know how fast the 7500 AF will be yet, but it would be hard to give up D500 focusing speed for BIF:
Since it is advertised with the same image processor and the same AF system as the D500 - wouldn't focusing speed be identical or are there other things at play?
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Since it is advertised with the same image processor and the same AF system as the D500 - wouldn't focusing speed be identical or are there other things at play?
That is what I saw when I compared the specs. It even shoots 8fps compared to D500 10fps. Two second difference, whoopee. However the D7500 has no provision for a grip.

It's too late for me and I'm pretty happy with my D500, so I'm not crying, but I'm trying to save someone else some $$$ as I don't see the D500 being worth $800 more than the D7500.

Kinda like laptops, every time you buy the "latest & greatest" not long after that, better ones show up... that's TECH today for ya!

Maybe this will help?
Nikon D500 vs. Nikon D7500 vs. Nikon D7200 specifications comparison
https://nikonrumors.com/nikon-d500-v...ns-comparison/
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Since it is advertised with the same image processor and the same AF system as the D500 - wouldn't focusing speed be identical or are there other things at play?
Not according to this review:
https://www.dpreview.com/articles/99...or-you?slide=3

"However, the D7500 doesn’t gain the AF module from the D500, which means it can only offer 51 AF points, rather than 153 points. Critically, 99 of the D500's AF points are cross-type, compared with just 15 of the D7500s, which is likely to give the bigger camera a huge advantage when you use off-center AF points. The difference in AF module also means it misses out on the incredibly broad AF coverage that the D500 offers."


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That is what I saw when I compared the specs. It even shoots 8fps compared to D500 10fps. Two second difference, whoopee. However the D7500 has no provision for a grip
That's 2 more frames per second... i.e. in 2s you got 4 more shots (16 vs 20) 20% more
+ This is the first camera I never have to wait for the buffer to flush regardless of how long I hold the shutter down
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However the D7500 has no provision for a grip.
That's disappointing.

You should never drop a feature as a series progresses, because it gives users a reason not to upgrade.
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I highly doubt this. Nikon hasn't announced the grip yet doesn't mean the D7500 has no provision for one...

We'll see Nikon needs to overcharge their accessories to make up for their margins
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I highly doubt this. Nikon hasn't announced the grip yet doesn't mean the D7500 has no provision for one...
No vertical grip option (no contacts on the bottom of the camera)
As you can see, no provision for a grip
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The metal contacts could be covered by the Nikon rubber flap logo on the bottom right,or behind the battery door...

Like theses: https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...YSDR8Q9QEIaTAA
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The metal contacts could be covered by the Nikon rubber flap logo on the bottom right,or behind the battery door...

Like theses: https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...YSDR8Q9QEIaTAA
Nope, look closer.
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