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    D5 & D500 are there

    Today I had a chance to test shoot a D5 and D500 at a presentation in Vienna.

    Both great cameras, really outstanding would be actually the better phrase

    While the D5 could already be shot with cards, this was not allowed with the D500 as FW is still not complete.

    My first observations:

    D5 - better than the D4/D4s, amazing fast, very bright OVF, great LCD perfect handling, usual layout as D4/D4s
    D500 - similar fast as D5, OVF approx. same size of view and brightness as D5, which is remarkable as it is an APSC camera
    D500 - handles nicely, but size is not so much smaller than D810, maybe thinner
    AF of both cameras is very fast and accurate and spans a much larger area than in D4/D4s and D810 - was to be expected of course
    Joy Stick for AF and function navigation - really fast operation possible and should be actually part of every camera!
    Sensor manufacturer is not necessarily Sony, these are definitely designed by Nikon???

    Final observation - prices in Europe unfortunately much more expensive than US or Japan - D5 €7000.- and D500 €2400.-

    Anyway great new extensions of the Nikon system!

    PS: the D810 successor will have significant resolution boost (twice???) - not sur if that would be the right direction ...

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    Re: D5 & D500 are there

    Like many of us, D5 is out of reach for me. I pray that this sensor end in a DF style body with video, not crippled and 1/8000. Otherwise I look at the D500, 2299 € in France. Nothing yet push me to quit my D700... (23700 actuations on the last raw).
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    Re: D5 & D500 are there

    Quote Originally Posted by Hulyss Bowman View Post
    Like many of us, D5 is out of reach for me. I pray that this sensor end in a DF style body with video, not crippled and 1/8000. Otherwise I look at the D500, 2299 in France. Nothing yet push me to quit my D700... (23700 actuations on the last raw).
    Once you hold the D5 you get addicted

    But same here, I hope for a great D500 and maybe a useable Df2

    But, even France is cheaper than Austria

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    Re: D5 & D500 are there

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    Once you hold the D5 you get addicted
    I agree! One of the nicest things about the D5 is that the shutter is at least as quiet as that on my D810.
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    D5 & D500 are there

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post

    (...) I hope for a great D500 and maybe a useable Df2 (...)

    with regards to Dynamic Range vs ISO Settings the D500 looks like a quite strong performer despite using only an APS-C sized sensor

    http://www.photonstophotos.net/Chart...m#Nikon%20D500

    choose from the upper right look-up table and add any camera that interests you for a comparison

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