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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    I'd give it a rating of six if I could...

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    I have been thru a few cameras. The D7200, the D7500, the D750. And the Sony RX10 IV. None of them compare to this beast. Many think it's a cropped sensor camera so it can't be that good. Trust me that it's "that good". I'll expand... First and foremost, it's a pro-body camera. It has features that the others do not. It feels much better in the hand. The rear LCD display can be pivoted up or down so that you can have more flexibility while shooting, unlike the others which only go one way. It shoots ten frames per second unlike the others which are about half that or less. That's a game changer when you're shooting wildlife, sports, or anything like an air show that requires speed. This body just feels powerful compared to the others. Another thing that I read in other reviews before buying it, and that I definitely noticed once I loaded a few images onto the computer for editing...was how accurate the colors are. That was not the case with the other camera bodies. Very impressed. I bought the 35mm f1.8 Nikon fixed lens w/ this camera body, as they say that's a must at a price of $199. The sample images below were taken with that lens. I will also be adding the Tamron 16-300mm for Nikon bodies @ $629. Both the lens and this camera body are moisture and dust sealed, making them a perfect combo for a long hike. If I could add that "Asia" from the Akron Best Buy store was more than helpful. She made the transaction very simple, and had a great attitude. Thank you Best Buy and Nikon. Products like this make life more enjoyable.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nikon D500

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    Got the D500 to upgrade from my D90, and man what an upgrade it is! D500 is a beast, this camera does everything much better than the D90 as one would expect. Where is really shines is on the edges of performance, the speed both of focusing and of FPS is just spectacular. I'm VERY glad I waited till the 500 came out, I had played around with D7000/7200, to me the 7000 was just not worth the money when it came out, the 7200 would have been a nice step up, but this 500 is not a step, it's a leap. The white balance is simply worlds better than on the 90 and so is the jpeg engine with high ISO shots. These are both very important to me as I take both RAW and jpeg, but I don't want to have to spend my whole time in Photoshop correcting. With the jpegs right out of the camera they are stunning. On my D90 I would never shoot above 1000 ISO as it was just too noisy, with the D500 it has been on ISO 2000 for the last few days and I have gone up much much higher with great results. I just love this camera as I did with my trusty D90 that has served me well over the last 8 years. Hopefully the 500 will also. The shot of the chipmunk was done on the D500 with the 200-500 lens. A VERY highly recommended lens

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great camera

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    I waited for a while to buy this camera but I am so glad I decided to buy it. I have been mostly getting shots of birds in my back yard right now. It is a big upgrade from my D3400.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic camera!

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    Have used this with the Nikon 200-500 and 20mm lenses so far, and the performance has been awesome. Speed is great, and focus point options really open up composition options. The dynamic range is far better than my d7200.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Incredible!

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    Run, don't walk, to pick up this camera body. Amazing low light quality, fast focus, huge files and beautiful video. This is a no-brainer if you're on the fence. It even improves the images I shoot with off-Nikon lenses.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Super camera, great photos.

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    I read a lot of reviews. The Nikon D500 is a gem of a camera. The photos are sharp and detailed. The new sensor and processor make it super fast. I very happy with the XQD memory card.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best DX Crop Camera

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    After using the D500 for just 3 days I'm still learning, this is one heck of a DX camera, Still have the D5500 but there is not comparison, the D500 just like a luxury car compared to a compact. If you can afford one I think you would be surprised at the performance and features offered.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Crop Sensor Camera

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    I bought this as an outdoors sports backup body. The camera excels in outdoor lighting. Camera is very fast, it does have the 1.5x crop, but it will give you that extra reach if you’re looking for that. The camera touts the high ISO capability, but I do recognize fairly apparent noise after about 2500, unlike the D850. Overall, it’s a good camera, didn’t quite hit all my hopes after the recie s, but still a great deal for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Wow!

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    Fantastic in low light! Use primarily for live event photography. I have used for two events thus far and on vacation. Still haven't found a reason to dislike this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Easy to use. GREAT QUALITY

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    The only downside of this camera is the DX sensor. Everything else is absolutely great.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great DX camera for pro use

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    Out of the box this camera is a game changer. Already thinking about adding a second D500 body to my tool box.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best APS-C DSLR On the Market!

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    Pros mentioned:
    Autofocus, Features, Wildlife

    The Nikon D500 is a camera that professionals and enthusiasts have waited 7 years for. It replaces the D300s and is at the top of the APS-C market. The closest comparable competitor is the Canon 7D-MKII, and even it can't touch the build quality and performance of the D500. Now, lets talk about what makes the D500 great: -20.9 megapixel sensor with EXPEED 5 image processing. This processor is top of the line and the only other camera that has it is the $6500 D5. -153 Autofocus points that cover the sensor edge to edge with 99 of the points being cross-type. Shooting with this camera doing sports and wildlife shooting in bursts, the AF tracking is superb and unrivaled by any alternative. -ISO covers from 100-51,200 natively! This is unheard of in an APS-C body until now. This means this camera performs well even in low light situations. Look up some of the ISO tests on this camera and you will see that it impresses even at these higher ISO's. It can shoot up to 1,640,000 ISO, but that is not natively and is not recommended by Nikon. -4k Video. You may have heard that it does have a 1.5x additional crop factor when shooting video. Don't worry too much about that, if you are shooting with the correct lense, it won't be a problem. That said, the 4k video is amazing and looks great on my 4k TV. -Dual card slots. This camera includes one SD and one XQD card slot. While expensive, XQD is blazing fast and virtually eliminates the buffer so that you can continuously shoot. Speaking of buffer, even with SD, this camera is no slouch. Even shooting with SD only, I've never had to stop and wait for the buffer when using the continuous shooting features. -10FPS. That's right, you can capture 10 shots per second when shooting continuously. This is a feature you will find VERY useful for sports and wildlife photography. -Snapbridge is a new feature, exclusive to the D500 at the moment, that lets your camera connect to your phone via NFC/Bluetooth for image sharing among other features. All-in-all, this camera is a beast and an absolute must-have for any sports or wildlife photographer. Yes, it's no slouch for weddings, landscapes and portraits as well, but Full-frame sensors will surely outperform it in those areas. I would personally pair this camera with a D810 and use this one for the sports/wildlife and the D810 for Weddings/Portraits/Landscape. If you are in the market for a new high-end professional grade APS-C sensor, this camera is the one for you. Definitely buy it! Below, I've included a pair of photos taken with the camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Almost Perfect!

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    Autofocus
    Cons mentioned:
    Wifi

    I'm going to start with what I don't like about the camera! Cons: SnapBridge, WiFi, Tilt screen and Touch screen. This camera is geared towards sports, action and wildlife photographers. Those are features that are not needed for these types of work, (with the exception of the tilt screen for some video footage). Snapbridge and wifi should only be on the entry level cameras (IMO)! If you're in a rush to post to social media, chances are that the photo isn't that good to begin with! Specular Highlights: Very temperamental and often blows them out if not careful! Lightroom: I find the color rendering to be off during import into lightroom. It's an easy fix though. A quick adjustment to the color profile in the camera calibration panel to camera flat or camera neutral brings the files back to a good starting point! Pros: AF speed, Accuracy and continuous AF tracking is nothing short of amazing and is where this camera really shines! ISO Performance: Excellent for a DX body. I personally wouldn't go beyond iso 4,000 but that's very good for DX IMO! Ergonomics: A+. If you own a D810, switching between cameras is like night and day. Overall, this is a solid performing camera for it's intended purpose and I highly recommend add it to your kit.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic new camera

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    Features, Wildlife

    I love the D500. I've had more than a dozen Nikon DSLR cameras and this one is great. I photograph professionally and teach workshops. The WOW features on this camera are the frame rate and the low light performance. At 10 FPS, the camera is fast, but more importantly, with a fast XQD memory card like the Lexar Professional 2933X XQD, the write speed is nearly enough to keep up with the frame rate so the buffer never fills. You can rattle off 200 frames in a burst, then repeat with another burst of the same size. Not everyone needs this kind of speed, but for sports or wildlife it is very helpful. ISO performance of the D7200 was already quite good for a DX sensor, and this is just a little better. The advantage comes at higher ISO levels - great for low light. The D500 is about a half stop better than the D7200 under low light conditions making it nikon's best DX camera. Handling is typical of Nikon DSLR cameras - a solid, well built body with controls easy to access. I had no problem adjusting settings without every taking my eye from the viewfinder. The key change is the Mode and ISO buttons have been switched from the typical layout. This places the ISO button next to the shutter - easy to access and make changes that can be seen in the viewfinder. Card speed matters with this camera. Get a fast XQD card for best performance - a Lexar Professional 2933x or Sony G XQD card. Other cards will not perform at peak speeds and will fill the buffer in a shorter time. In the SD slot there are several options. I bought a Lexar 2000x UHS-II SD card, but there are some issues with this card and I would not recommend it until the issues are resolved. Be sure to get a UHS-II card for best speed. UHS-II has a second row of contacts and requires a new reader for peak speed. The Sandisk 280 MB/s UHS-II or Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II are good, fast cards. Stay away from slower cards like the Lexar 1000x or any UHS-I card. The camera can use UHS-I SD cards in an emergency, but they operate in compatibility mode and are much slower. This camera is the nice upgrade to the D300. It's a solid choice with a lot of great features. My bread and butter camera is still my D800E, but this camera is a very good compliment and my choice for moving wildlife and sports.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Homeruns, thank you Nikon

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    Raw files

    I never thought I'd go back to an APS-C sensor camera. I love full frame and figured that would be all if ever use. I started from Nikon's D70, D200, D300 (got stolen) and for the last years I've been using the D700. I've been. Drooling for the D810 for its 36mp but never pulled the trigger on the $3000 price tag. In the last 2 years I have gotten into wildlife photography which lead me to the Tamron 150-600 and to my current Nikon 200-500mm lens. Great gear, but on a 12mp body and only 5 FPS, I find myself struggling with small and nimble birds. Missing focus and the "money shot". I have only had the D500 for a couple weeks but because of the 1.5 APS-C crop and the MP boost from 12 to 20.9, I am seeing details I have never been able to manage before. It's blowing me away! And 10 FPS is getting some really good action that I usually miss. Why not stay FF and pick up a D610 or D750? Buffers are too small for high speed RAW shooting. Even my D700 slows me down. But so far the D500 appears to be a home run.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Camera

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    Focus, Wildlife

    I am a wildlife photographer and have been shooting with a Nikon D800, which still have and love but for some of the bird life it was a little slow to focus and frames per second were on the slow side for fast moving subjects. When the D500 came out and I read the specs and looked at some testimonials it appeared to be what I was in search of. It was. I love the 10 FPS and it focuses really fast. The other features that help in my wild life photography are the DX crop factor and I am enjoying the touch/tilt screen for those shots close to the ground. I have not found anything about camera that has presented any problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The Nikon D500 is a bargain!

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    Autofocus
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    Image noise

    As a retired photographer, I've been all Nikon since 1973 when I purchased my first Nikon F. I've owned at least 20 professional Nikon cameras over the years. After 12 days with my new D500, I'm blown away! I also have a D810 and D750, and bought this for the Dx sensor for wildlife. The D500 build feels really strong... It reminds me of the D810 except slightly smaller and lighter. The sensor is amazing, and can be cranked up to 51,200 ISO for uncapturable captures in VERY low light. The ISO can go higher, but the images become very noisy. The shutter is fast! The 10 FPS shutter is flawless, and the auto-focus keeps up with your moving targets. I have not had to fine-tune at all, even with my 600mm F4. This camera is a bargain! Great build, great sensor, great shutter, great AF system, great deal! I carry the 300mm F4 PF on my D500, and it is a terrific combination for shooting small birds hand held. If you shoot Nikon, and seek a professional level of performance from your cameras, the D500 definitely fills the bill! I appreciate Best Buy making this machine easy to own, with their 12-month, same-as-cash option.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    What a fabulous camera

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    The D500 is everything and more than was promised. The AF is fast and the photo quality is excellent. Very happy.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent upgrade!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Upgraded to a D500 from my original camera body, a D3200. Took a little time to adjust to the new camera settings, but loving the better tracking focus and improved sensors.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Sports specialist dream

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    I waited a long time to pick up this D500. I shoot a ton of high school and collegiate sports and this camera is the bomb. I actually love the cropped sensor with gives my existing lens that bit extra reach. Super fast focus and frame rate. Really appreciate the ISO range for night games. Great size and feels good in the hand. Love it.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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