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Nikon D500 on its last legs


whatsup 15 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2021 8:56PM
It has taken 114, 635 shots so it's coming to the end of the shutter life and some shots are faulty.
I did a quick Google and if speculation is true Nikon won't replace the D500 but probably will replace the D7500.
I could buy a new D500 but it's getting a bit long in the tooth and a new D7?00 will probably be a much better spec.
Just as a note I did try the Nikon Z50 but disliked so much about it.

I was wondering if any of the good folk on here had views on my options.
Jestertheclown 12 8.4k 253 England
10 Mar 2021 10:32PM
The rumour mill over on DPReview has it that there are no new D7?00s in the pipeline.

No-one actually knows, of course.
NeilSchofield Plus
14 1.6k 1 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2021 11:02PM
I donít know what the shutter life expectancy of a D500 is, but they can last way beyond manufacturers estimates ( and sometimes less) and if it does fail, then it probably could be repaired at a reasonable cost

I wouldnít bank on many if any new DSLRs appearing from Nikon, they appear heavily invested in the new Z system and will want customers to do likewise and Nikon have said that a Pro Z body is in the works, it may be worth waiting to see what that can do as it may give some indication as to how good an ASPC Z body ie mirrorless replacement for the D500 could be

It took Nikon an awful long time to upgrade the D300s and bring out the D500, itís a very good body, and if you want to future proof, you could consider getting a second one
whatsup 15 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2021 8:47AM
Thank you for you replies.
I've attached two of the corrupted photo's. I probably get two per 200 shots at the moment and, as I'm using my garden hide exclusively during lock down I don't mind missing the odd shot.
But if it were that once in a lifetime shot then I would be upset.
I did try the Z50 but the battery life was hopeless, I found the adapter clunky and the reaction time was much slower than the DSLR.
I have a D7500 body which I use for Landscapes (not many of those lately) so am okay for now and can afford to wait and see what happens with new releases.
The one thing against me is my age and the weight of the newer cameras.
Joan

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gary.d 19 146 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2021 9:01AM
I have both a D500 and a Z50. I think both are great, but I know what you mean about the slower reaction time of the mirrorless. I've owned a lot of Nikon DX, FX and Z cameras over the years and the D500 is the best of the bunch.

If it were me, I would soldier on and wait for the D500 Z equivalent. It could be a year or two but by then they will have sorted out the speed issues.
NeilSchofield Plus
14 1.6k 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2021 9:01AM
Corrupted shots like that are usually a problem with your memory card, have you or are you able to try a different one
gary.d 19 146 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2021 9:21AM
I've had this with my Nikon D5300. I only shoot 360 panoramas with it so work quickly, often bracketing, and firing with a remote. Sometimes you can hear the shutter go wrong, like it's almost tripping over itself. At least I know when it happens and can re-shoot the sequence.
bornstupix2 4 119 1 France
11 Mar 2021 11:31AM
Had similar probs with various dslrs( D70 D90 D700 but as yet all ok with the D800) from Nikon and always older memory cards at fault.....its often due to continuous over writing so I reformat from time to time. Do you remove the card to read it or download via the cable and Nikon software as updates can also throw a spanner in the works!
whatsup 15 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2021 12:27PM
Thanks for the replies.
I take the cards out of the camera and use a card reader to download the images.
I always reformat when I put them back in the camera.
I use several SD memory cards of varying ages but I'll use the XQD card for a while and see if the fault still occurs.


Quote: If it were me, I would soldier on and wait for the D500 Z equivalent. It could be a year or two but by then they will have sorted out the speed issues.

I admit to liking the spec of the Z5 but 'once bitten, plus the Covid problem delayed the big Z lens that was on their roadmap.

I also tried a friends Sony with his 100-400 lens, they were quite weighty and still had the rapid response problems, I have arthritis in my wrists so am a bit slower anyway.
whatsup 15 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2021 2:32PM
I'm hopeful that NeilSchofield has solved the problem for me.
An obliging male Sparrowhawk posed for me today, long enough to fire off multiple shots on the XQD card.
They all appear to be perfectly recorded.
Now I have to find a way to test the 10 Lexar cards I use.
peterjones 19 5.1k 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2021 4:47PM
One of the great things about Nikon cameras is that they are well built and extremely robust including my D500 (probably one of the best nature cameras on the market), I do hope that you get many more years out of yours.
whatsup 15 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2021 6:50PM

Quote:One of the great things about Nikon cameras is that they are well built and extremely robust including my D500 (probably one of the best nature cameras on the market), I do hope that you get many more years out of yours.


Thank you Peter, it has served me well and if it did give up now I would feel I have had my moneys worth out of it.
It would have been nice to look forward to a D600 but that's not going to happen if rumour is correct.

I use the Sigma 150-600c lens and that is faltering refusing to focus around the 400mm point. So I have some decisions to make before spending money.
whatsup 15 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2021 10:34AM
Just an update for information.
The corruption of the photographs had nothing at all to do with the camera/lens/sd cards but is a corruption happening during the download.
The photo's that show corrupted are in fact fine and can be individually downloaded to display as they should.
Might be time for a new computer!
Thanks for your help everyone
Joan
saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
22 Mar 2021 10:50AM
Good to hear you got to the source of the problem!

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