Nikon D500 vs Canon EOS 7D Mark II – how do they compare? (video)

Nikon D500

Tony Northrup on YouTube posted a 23 minutes video about how the new Nikon D500 compares to Canon’s APS-C flagship, the EOS 7D Mark II.

Nikon’s D500 has some impressing specs, beside having 4K on board:

  • 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 5 Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 2,539k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System
  • Native ISO 51200, Extend to ISO 1640000
  • 10 fps Shooting for Up to 200 Frames
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC
  • 180k-Pixel RGB Sensor and Group Area AF
  • In-Camera Time Lapse, Up to 9999 Frames

Until the announcement of the Nikon D500 Canon’s EOS 7D Mark II had no real competitors, now it looks like Canon has some stuff to catch up here. Video below…

Off Brand: Nikon acquired Samsung, plans a new high-tech mirrorless camera?

Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Nikon Rumors

Our friends at Mirrorless Rumors broke the news with a pretty odd rumor. Nikon bought Samsung NX technology. This may be made public in January 2016, possibly at CES.

Nikon will use Samsung NX resources to launch a new professional mirrorless system. The “resources” are sensor and video tech, and CPU manufacturing. Mirrorless Rumor’s sources suggest Nikon’s priority is to become a serious competitor to Sony on the mirrorless market. Nikon will also start a strong partnership with Samsung. Samsung will keep developing and selling sensors to Nikon.

[via Mirrorless Rumors]

 

Talking About Entry-Level Full Frame DSLRs Price Tags (hint: Nikon’s D600 not as cheap as expected, $2800?)

While we are waiting to know more about Canon’s entry-level full frame DSLR (EOS 6D) it is good to learn that Nikon’s entry-level FF DSLR, the D600, will not be as cheap as expected. The image above was sent to me. It shows prices for the D600 and some lenses. I suppose the first entry refers to a D600 body only option. You can see that the D600’s price is 218,000 Yen, which roughly corresponds to €2170/$2800! So, by no mean the low price ($1500) that was so much touted over the Internet. However, I am simply converting currencies here. The reported price is for Japan. Nikon could easily decide to give another price tag to the D600, especially if you consider that the Nikon D800 costs around $3000.

If this will be the D600’s price, then this may be a bad news. Such a price tag will not force Canon to align the price of the EOS 6D. In other words, if Nikon’s D600 would cost $1500, then Canon would be under pressure to sell its own entry-level FF DSLR at a similar, competitive price.

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