Not what I expected...
I do bird and wildlife photography, mostly birds---ISO capability is important. I've used Nikon D50, D200, D300s, and then waited for the Nikon D400, which never came. I got the Nikon D7100 instead, begrudgingly settling for the non "pro" control settings. I was pleasantly surprised, and then fell in love with the images I got with that camera. ISO capability was a big jump up, sharp contrasty shots and great AF. But a hard break stop in the car cracked the LCD screen, and I found my opportunity to get the D500. I've used it for 2 weeks: quiet, fast as heck, good af, all my old Nikon settings plus some, and good ISO. But I'm not getting the sharp images I was with the D7100, or even my D300s. Could well be something I'm missing, but given my experience at semi pro level photography, I don't think so. Also battery life is not as good as either any of my old bodies. I just ordered another D7100, which
are super cheap... I could see this being a great sports camera.Read full review
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