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Advantages of the Nikon D500

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
2,359k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Focus points
Many more focus points
153 vs 51
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
1,640,000 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The D500's maximum light sensitivity is 18 f-stops better
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
20.7 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life
Longer battery life
1240 shots vs 950 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.65x vs 0.62x
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More than 10% larger viewfinder
Lowest price
Cheaper
$1,399.00 vs $1,755.00
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The best price we've seen is $356 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Weight
Lighter
860 g vs 938 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon D300S

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Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Thickness
Much thinner
2.9" vs 3.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Size
Smaller
147×114×74 mm vs 147×115×81 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths
Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
D50010 fps
D300S7 fps
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Pentaprism
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
230 lenses
Focus points Many focus points Help
D500153
D300S51
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
100%
Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
Autofocuses with more lenses
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/8000 of a second
Common Weaknesses
Weight Heavy Help
D500860 g
D300S938 g
Lowest price Very expensive Help
D500$1,399.00
D300S$1,755.00
Size Large Help
D500147×115×81 mm
D300S147×114×74 mm
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
D50020.7 MP
D300S12.2 MP

Compared to recent pro DSLRs

Common Strengths
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
D500$1,399.00
D300S$1,755.00
Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
D5000.65x
D300S0.62x

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