Advantages of the Nikon D500

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
2,359k dots vs 1,229k dots
More than 90% higher resolution screen
Focus points
Many more focus points
153 vs 51
Set focus accurately within the frame
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
1,640,000 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
The D500's maximum light sensitivity is 14 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 6.5 fps
More than 50% faster continuous shooting
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Lens availability
More lenses available
230 lenses vs 171 lenses
More than 30% more lenses available
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Nikon D750

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True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
24.3 MP vs 20.7 MP
Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.70x vs 0.65x
More than 10% larger viewfinder
141×113×78 mm vs 147×115×81 mm
Around 10% smaller
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
3.1" vs 3.2"
Almost the same
750 g vs 860 g
More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$1,149.00 vs $1,399.00
The best price we've seen is $250 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
Battery life Great battery life Help
D5001240 shots
D7501230 shots
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
Great for movies
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
Focus points Many focus points Help
External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
Autofocuses with more lenses
Common Weaknesses
Thickness Quite thick Help
Weight Heavy Help
D500860 g
D750750 g
Size Large Help
D500147×115×81 mm
D750141×113×78 mm

Compared to recent pro DSLRs

Common Strengths
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Common Weaknesses
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
D50020.7 MP
D75024.3 MP




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Avatar for Clover Paws Cattery Clover Paws Cattery (8:39 AM, September 30, 2016)
After a lot of thought and research, I agree with you. I ended up choosing an old school D700 for now and I am eventually planning to purchase the D4s. I am extremely happy with the d700 and feel that the quality of the photos are superior to the D7100, despite the lower megapixels. My only argument is that it's very loud.
Avatar for AuxFawkes AuxFawkes (4:38 AM, September 30, 2016)
You can't change physics. A full-frame sensor is about 2.5x larger than a DX sensor and still gives you much more shallow depth of field for portrait work and will also still be be better for landscapes and prints due to the higher (albeit very slightly) resolution and dynamic range. Will a D500 take bad portraits? Of course not, it would be stupid to suggest so, but a D750 is still the better camera for portrait work, especially if you don't have any external flashes.
You can't go wrong with either one, but if you have more invested in DX lenses than FX, then maybe the D500 is the better option. If you have any real wide angles (non-DX), you're not taking full advantage of them if you don't go FX.
I went from a D7100 to a D750 and have zero regrets, it's a night and day difference. I will purchase a D500 as a secondary camera.
Avatar for Frank Nazario Frank Nazario (11:28 AM, February 01, 2016)
I am torn between a D7200 and this machine. Yes, I said D7200, The convenience of dual SD storage slots alone and the readily availability of the storage format not to mention the card readers is driving me to the crossroads. 24 against 20 yes there is a difference there. What I want to see is how dark can the D500 go with a fast lens and how that compares to the D7200... Remember the horror story Canonistas faced with the 50.6 megapixel FX monster they dished out... the noise levels of that camera are absolutely disastrous compared to previous Canon cameras or the top tier from Nikon.
FX is out of the question for me.
Go get a set of fast Sigma Art glass and you have the equivalent or even better glass than Nikon for a third of the price and performance that will have FX cameras sweating bullets.
I do know that noise is in big part the result of the glass you put in front of the sensor but still ... 8 frames against 10 ... hummm. 1/4000 against 1/8000 believe me what got frozen at 1/8k of a second WILL be frozen at 1/4k.
The camera is definitively a niche camera... the goodies of 4k in video (I've never done video with my DSLR) is not game changing for me. At the end image quality rules.
I want so see a comparison in real world circumstances of the D7200 and the D500.
Avatar for Clover Paws Cattery Clover Paws Cattery (9:40 AM, January 18, 2016)
Hmmm, I really can't wait to see how the D500 camera does for portraits. This camera is geared towards wildlife and sports. However, is there any reason why it wouldn't also take fantastic portraits? When I ask people about using this camera for portrait, I feel like their reasoning against it is basically that I just don't NEED all the D500 features for portrait. But when was having more features than you need a problem??? Because although I shoot more portrait, I also like to shoot all other things. I feel like D750 owners are a little sore that there's been a crop sensor camera made that might possibly outshine their FX camera in many ways. Some I know, will claim the D750 is better simply because it's FX, but FX really is only a little different from DX and not necessarily bad. And many are also saying the D500 is too expensive, but look at the specs! Nearly everything is HIGHER than this D750 FX camera! To me it makes scene that it would be price higher and seeing how it will be new on the shelves, I think the price is fine. I am upgrading from a D7100 and I am truly torn between the D500, D750, and D810.