News D7500 is coming soon

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  1. BucfanTitan

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    Its going to be shipping soon the Nikon D7500. I was waiting and hoping for this body to be my upgrade from my D3200. But after reading the review and what it offers. I feel like Nikon released a D500 lite version.

    Plus after reading other photo forums I am thinking the D7200 might be my upgrade.

    What does everyone else think about this camera body? I know most of the solid camera members are all in full frame or rocking the sweet D500. So am I missing something with this release or is Nikon trying to keep the flagship the flagship and offer a cheaper version of the 500? Sure it has 4k video but only one SD slot and fewer frames per a second shooting?:confused::eek::rolleyes:o_O
     
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    I had recommended it as another option to consider to someone in a different forum, but after looking at it more closely, I'm not sure it's worth it. Yes, it's cheaper than the D500, but it's got some weird liabilities. It only has one memory card slot (my D7100 has two), there's no battery grip contact, and it won't allow metering with some older Nikon lenses. More problematically, non-CPU lenses are going to have to be used in full manual.

    Honestly, if I were looking to upgrade and stay within the crop sensor Nikon range, I'd either go with a D7200 or save up for a D500.
     
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    "there's no battery grip contact"

    What? I think Nikon has an epic failure here by calling this body the 7500. Maybe they screwed up and called it the 7500 when it should have really been the 5700?
     
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    Yeah, it seems like a strange choice, when you consider the range of Nikon bodies available.
     
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    This could be why Sony is selling more then Nikon in the last report.
     
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    I am thinking about switching to Nikon and the D7500? It looks like the same camera sensor/processor as D500, only one card slot though? No battery grip, is this important? Any thoughts on this ?
     
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    The D7500 is very much a junior D500. It should be an excellent APS-C camera.

    Some people are understandably disappointed by the D7500, because it is more of a scaled down version of the D500, instead of an upgraded version of the D7200.
    In other words: The D7200 was the best all-around APS-C camera for consumers, enthusiasts and semi-pros. It had top IQ for APS-C cameras. It had features that enthusiasts and pros desire like dual card slots.
    The D500 was a very different animal -- More of an enthusiast/semi-pro/pro APS-C speed/wildlife/sports shooting camera. Though still a pretty good "all around" camera, it was really made for the specialization of speed shooting (10 frames per second). It actually had lower resolution than the D7200. Though newer than the D7200, the image quality was more lateral changes than an upgrade. (In some ways, the D500 image quality is better, in some ways it is worse than the D7200).

    So what they did with the D7500..... Instead of taking the D7200 as the clear starting point and upgrading it, they took the D500 and downgraded it. They basically took the D500 enthusiast/semi-pro camera, and made a more basic cheaper version for basic consumers.

    Still an excellent camera. Still excellent IQ (but you can debate whether any better than the D7200). It's fast, good for action, a very good all around camera.
     
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    Thank you. Maybe I should be looking at the FF D750? Even though it's older? I'm still leaning towards the D7500 over the D500, I don't care about the 2 card slots or battery grip, the D7500 with the 16-80mm is about $600 less then the D500, plus the D750 is about $200 less then the D500. Any thoughts ? Thank you
     
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    I have the d750... fantastic camera, but a very different beast. Age isn't the issue--- it's like comparing a 2016 Toyota model to a 2014 Mercedes.
    The 2016 Toyota may have a few newer gadgets, but the 2014 Mercedes is still the better product.

    If you want superior image quality, the most dynamic range, the superior low light capability, and control over narrower depth of field, you go to the d750.
    If you want the newest snapbridge features, touch screen, and telephoto reach, faster burst rate you go with the d7500.

    The d750 will NOT be cheaper than the d500 in practice.
    It's a full frame camera, requiring full frame lenses-- and full frame lenses cost a lot more.
    So as you add more lenses, the cost of full frame adds up.

    Shooting full frame can also be more difficult than shooting aps-c. Because of narrower depth of field, there is less room for error. And because it's full frame, the focus system covers less of the frame.

    The d750 is better for those who want/need professional image quality. The d7500 is superior to full frame, for those who value speed and telephoto reach.
     
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    Every site I look the D7500 with the 16-80mm is always on backorder(Adorama, B&H, Nikon, Best Buy). I don't think I need the FF. I was just reading reviews on the D7200, any thoughts and which kit lens(18-300, etc)? I'm starting to do more low light photography
     
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    If you want to do low light, then definitely never the 18-300.
    The 16-80 is a pretty nice lens... much better than your typical kit lens. I see the combo D7500+16-80 is available on Amazon right now.
    Can also look at the Tamron 17-50/2.8.
    For true low light photography though, you would want to ditch the zooms and go to something like the Nikon 35mm/1.8 DX.
     
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    Thank you havoc315, I think I'm going to get the D500(yes probably more camera then I need, it's going to be an early retirement gift to myself), probably a refurbished body, then Sigma 17-50mm f2.8, Nikon 55-200mm(maybe, I want something at least 200mm), then possibly the Tamron 11-16mm f2.8 or Nikon 35mm(I had a Canon 10-18 and really liked this distance). Even though the Nikon 16-80mm is a good lens, but maybe a little overpriced(according to some reviews)?
     
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