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andy.h

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Hi all.

I currently have a D7100 which I'm thinking of upgrading to either a D7500 or D500. I like the D7500 because it's controls are very similar to my D7100 and it has U1 & U2 to store custom settings, but after reading reviews of the D500 it sounds like the better camera for taking sport photography, just maybe take me a bit longer to get used to it.

I mainly take pictures of motorsport, motorcycling in the Isle of Man & Ireland and speed hillclimbing.

 

Any advise would be welcome.



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Jerry_

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Looking at your camera bag info on the profile, it looks as if you already made your choice ;)

Out of the two (D500 vs D7500) the D500 is the better camera for sports photography, but it is for you to decide whether the extra cost is worth for what you want/need it.

Main benefits of teh D500 are the better build quality, the better ergonomics, the full sensor coverage AF, the 10 fps and the larger viewfinder.
Smaller downsides for the D500 are the fact that it has a 20MP sensor (the D7500 a 24MP sensor) and the changed ergonomics if you keep using it together with the D7100.

If you would go for the D7500, also consider the (older) D7200. It is worth comparing.

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Another advantage of the D500 or D7200 is that they are fully backwards compatible with Ai or Ai'd lenses. The D7500 has no light meter with legacy lenses from before the AF era. This might not be of interest right now, but that might change.



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The D7500 also only has one SD slot available for cards which can be critical.  With a choice between those two bodies, I would grab the D500 every time.