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Advantages of the Nikon D500

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Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
2,359k dots vs 1,228k dots
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More than 90% higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
1,640,000 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The D500's maximum light sensitivity is 12 f-stops better
Focus points
Many more focus points
153 vs 79
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Battery life
Much longer battery life
1240 shots vs 410 shots
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More than 3x more shots per battery charge
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Lens availability
Significantly more lenses available
230 lenses vs 126 lenses
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More than 80% more lenses available
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
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Advantages of the Sony A77 II

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Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
12 fps vs 10 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
24.7 MP vs 20.7 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.71x vs 0.65x
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Around 20% larger viewfinder
Size
Smaller
143×104×81 mm vs 147×115×81 mm
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More than 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
Weight
Lighter
647 g vs 860 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$1,198.00 vs $1,399.00
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The best price we've seen is $201 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths
Continuous shooting Very fast continuous shooting Help
D50010 fps
A77 II12 fps
Focus points Lots of focus points Help
D500153
A77 II79
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
Great for movies
Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
D5000.65x
A77 II0.71x
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%
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/8000 of a second
Common Weaknesses
Thickness Quite thick Help
3.2"
Size Large Help
D500147×115×81 mm
A77 II143×104×81 mm

Compared to recent pro DSLRs

Common Strengths
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
D500$1,399.00
A77 II$1,198.00
Common Weaknesses
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
D50020.7 MP
A77 II24.7 MP

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Nikon D500
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