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pargit Nov 24, 2017 9:06 AM

uncertain regarding d7200 and d7500

i'm about to buy a new camera after my long friend d80 died.

i played with both cameras and the differences are minor (except the price but i'm hoping to find a good deal on black friday/cyber monday)

its right that the focus is faster on the 7500 and the images are abit clearer (on the lcd screen) but most of the other features are sort of the same.

i read the older lens coming from film might not work on the 7500 (they did on my d80) because nikon changes supported cpu types.

and last thing, from whoever got these cameras, can you recommend either of them?



JR1 Nov 24, 2017 11:11 AM

google differences

Personally I would not buy any camera with just one card slot, as I always use the second as a backup, but then I do it for a living

TCav Nov 24, 2017 7:25 PM

Let me start this minor point, by saying that I'm an Admin for the Sony Camera Club on Flickr. One of my duties is to review photos that members submit to our Pool, to make sure they're taken with a Sony camera, and meet other requirements Sony itself has instituted. Lately, I've noticed that we've been getting a lot more photos that were shot with the Sony A450 dSLR than with any of it's contemporaries. The A450 was not on the market for very long, and it wasn't sold in North America, so I was surprised that we were still getting photos from it but not for similar cameras from that era.

One of the things that distinguished the A450 from the A500, A550, A560, A580, etc., was that, while those others all had articulating LCD monitors, the A450 did not. I've long held that articulating LCD monitors made an essential component unnecessarily vulnerable. It seems that A450s have survived while their contemporaries have not, which may support my assertion.

That's one of the reasons I recently bought a D7200 instead of a D7500. That and the 24MP vs. 20MP thing.

SIMON40 Nov 27, 2017 7:16 AM

Perhaps if you partake in sports shooting often, then maybe the much deeper buffer and faster fps of the 7500 might be beneficial- as might the 4k video option if that's your thing- though there are caveats with the D7500's video- not utilizing the full sensor area- thus, your 18mm lens offers an equivalent 40mm field of view..!
Another thing to consider- the 7500 doesn't have a port for adding a battery grip- possibly negating the addition of 4k and the suitability for sports... save for batteries in your pocket..!

TCav Nov 27, 2017 4:16 PM


Originally Posted by SIMON40 (Post 1413092)
Another thing to consider- the 7500 doesn't have a port for adding a battery grip ...

I missed that one entirely. Thanks for pointing it out.

Two features I think distinguish serious cameras from ... let's say "consumer cameras", are a 1/8000 shutter speed, and an available battery pack/vertical grip (from the OEM). The D7500 has the shutter speed, but not having the vertical grip relegates it to the second tier in my estimation.

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