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Nikons new D500 vs the Canon 7DII

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Apr 27, 2016 12:25 |  #1

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May 03, 2016 13:49 |  #2

First, that video is four months old and it just discussed the specs for a camera that was months away from delivery, not any real world shooting results. On paper the D500 is clearly far superior, as one would expert when comparing a brand new body to one that is 18 months older. The D500 also costs at least $500 more. They have a similar resolution, and similar frame rate, but the D500 list of specs is an upgrade in many other respects.. Some of the areas in which the D500 has more advanced features over the 7D2 may be less important to some shooters than others. Some people, for instance, may not care about or need, an articulating touch screen or illuminated controls, or even a 200 shot buffer for burst mode. I for one know every button on my 7D2 by touch and illuminated controls would br unnecessary for me. I also never shoot a burst of more than 10-12 images.

The proof of which camera is "better" will come down to the effectiveness of the AF system for capturing sports and action images. The superiority of the D500 in other areas would be less significant if the 7D2 was able to nail images in difficult fast paced situations better.

I've yet to see a good direct comparison review that discusses anything but the specs. If the D500's AF is superior to the 7D2, than along side it's other specifications it would become, by default, the best semi-pro/pro level APS-C sports and wildlife camera available.

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May 07, 2016 08:21 |  #3

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May 19, 2016 18:36 |  #4

I had a preorder in for the D500 and I don't think I 'm going to bite(at least not yet) I don't care about the video and it appears the the high ISO performance is only about 1/2 stop better. The autofocus on my 7dmkii is really good I can't say that I'm missing any sport shots because of it.Overall I'm really happy with my 7dMKII but if the price of the D500 comes down to the 7dMKII price then maybe I'll bite.Kudos the Nikon thought for stepping up on the D500!

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