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Old Friday 6th April 2018, 16:24   #1
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refurbished D500

I've been using a D7200 and have no issues with it. Nikon is offering refurbished D500 bodies for $1499. Should I punch the buy button?
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Old Friday 6th April 2018, 20:55   #2
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I have both the 7200 and the 500. The 500 is a big step up in performance over the 7200. Even though it has less pixels per image, the actual image quality is superior.

It is a very close second to my D5.

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Old Sunday 8th April 2018, 16:41   #3
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The D500 is a great camera but I would ask yourself if you really need the extra performance. If not, hang on to the D7200 which you say you have no issues with and save a lot of dollars.

Reading Thom Hogan's review on both cameras might help you make a decision.

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Think I'll stick with the D7200 for now.
Thanks for the responses.
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Old Sunday 3rd June 2018, 06:09   #5
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I bought one of those refurbed D500s and it works well. It's a big improvement from my D600 which I continue to use with my 12mm, 20, 24 and 28 (perspective control) primes. I thought I might also use the FX body for portraits (smaller DOF), but the D500's color including skin tones, it much better.
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