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Old Aug 31, 2020, 11:32 AM   #1
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Default Best mid-range Nikon DSLR to buy used?

I recently started getting back into photography after a break of six years. I'm looking to replace my Nikon D70s body, but haven't kept up with Nikon's recent cameras and don't know what's what.

What relatively recent Nikon body would you recommend? I'm looking for something midrange, both in terms of price and features, and I will probably buy used. Thanks!192.168.0.1 routerlogin 192.168.l.l

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Old Aug 31, 2020, 8:37 PM   #2
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I'd say the D7200. In many respects it's more capable than the current D7500. It's 24MP vs. the D7500's 20MP, and it can use a vertical grip unlike the D7500.
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I've had/have D7000, D7100, D7200 and currently the D7500 and I like it better for wildlife and birds BIF for three reasons....
1. The D7500 boasts faster continuous shooting speeds, now moving up to 8 fps from 6 fps. It also delivers a substantially deeper buffer, providing 50 RAW images instead of only 25 per burst. Overall, the 2x improvement in buffer capacity and faster shooting speeds makes it a more feasible option for sports and wildlife applications.

2. It has better low light performance and video capabilities, the D7500 is best as most wildlife and bird action is during low lighting, dawn and twilight.

3. The D7500 has a tilting touchscreen display which I use a lot.


The megapixel difference of the D7200 24MP vs. the D7500's 20MP is minimal.
I have an aftermarket vertical grip on the D7500 which works great.

You can compare here:
https://photographypx.com/nikon-d7200-vs-d7500/

Both are great cameras... if you can't go wrong with either.

Also if your not that serious about photography, the D5300 is a good cameras too.
A considerably step down from the D7000 series though but considerably cheaper.
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Also if your not that serious about photography, the D5300 and D500 are good cameras too.
I'd give the D5300 a pass. It's a good camera, but it won't AF with lenses that don't have their own AF motor. (All newer Nikkor lenses have their own AF motors, but since you're looking at used gear, you might run across some earlier lenses that don't.)
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