04-14-2017, 12:03 PM
Quote:The battery changed only the name to EN-EL15a. I think that's the same what Fuji did from W126 to W126s - less temperature problems when videoing 4K. The charger is the same. No, Nikon just removed the possibility to add a battery grip. Have you bought one, dave? If not, just keep it that way. You can waste money on other well made things instead of overpriced junk ^_^According to DPreview it's 15% smaller in capacity, actually I automatically assumed that meant different physically.(I'll check)
If I wanted an APS-C Nikon with plastic body, I think I'd choose these days one of the D5xxx series, more bang for bucks. Or just go straight towards D500, as you say, that doesn't get any better. My "yaaawwwn" was because there's nothing really much better than on a D7200, but a couple of things are missing - again. Nikon is not listening or straight away ignoring. Cutting away the second Card slot AND degrading/limiting it to slower UHS-I cards is double stupid because there are loads of D7xxx models around which have that feature. And dave, your D500 has two different ones - do you use the more expensive XQD cards?
The more I look into Nasim's comparison the less attractive this D7500 appears. Touch display, nice. Use for set up focus points in normal PDAF? None. But battery life saving because instead of driving 2.359.000 dots now there are again 922.000, making manual focus a guess again.
Again, professional DX-lenses? Where are the new ones?
I must agree with the wildlife and DSLR. Compared to the Nikon bodies I know, the Fuji falls short in multiple terms, but it's not the body alone. Focus-by-wire lenses are like emergency wheels on cars - some kind of solution, but only half hearted. No manual override if it's a focus-by-wire lens, but yes, if it's one with focus clutch :blink: wtf? The menu is full of this contradictive behaviors. How straightforward another menu system is, you only realize when learning a new one. Especially if the new one forces you to dive in because simple functions cannot be assigned to Fn buttons, although there are plenty of them around the camera, luring for accidental activation.
But what do I complain about? It's only Nikon, and was about to be expected when bean-counters are responsible for camera design.
OK but!! It does shoot at 8 Fps for 50 RAW images, and that's very good! only 2 frames slower, in the real world I never foresee myself shooting 200.
So if you are in the market for a cheaper D500 with "most of the bang", it's your baby, not everyone is so bothered by a plastic body.
My recommendation is go to the bank and ask the manager for a loan of the difference in price and buy the D500, it's got it all!
BTW it's a sports camera, (not a landscape or dedicated portrait camera)....there's plenty of telephoto lenses, I wouldn't buy one that didn't cover both APSc and FF!