Speaking as a camera user, not a writer about photography, here in visual form is my comment about the new Nikon D500:
Graphic courtesy the ever-useful Camerasize.com. (By the way, whenever you see that word "courtesy," it means "I stole it from them but I'm linking back to them so they won't mind")...which further goes on to say:
- Nikon D500 is 14% (18 mm) wider and 28% (25.2 mm) taller than FujiFilm X-T1.
- Nikon D500 is 73% (34.3 mm) thicker than FujiFilm X-T1.
- Nikon D500 [860 g] weights 95% (420 grams) more than FujiFilm X-T1 [440 g] (*inc. batteries and memory card).
Somewhat surprisingly, I find I've actually withstood my recent bout of GAS (gear acquisition syndrome). That's the disease that periodically afflicts photographers, especially guys, especially older guys, most especially older guys with beards (I used to have a beard), when they turn back into 10-year-olds and rilly rilly rilly rilly want a new toy please please please please please please please, usually whatever is new and whatever they think is cool and that the guys will think is cool. With me it's usually a Sony or a Nikon, such as for instance the Sony A7II or Nikon D500.
It's a very good thing when your affection for the gear you already have* actually ends up outweighing and overruling the never-satisfied natterings of the inner 10-year-old.
*Now what I'll worry about is whether the new 24-MP Fuji X-Trans CMOS III sensor in the Fuji X-Pro2 that's expected to be announced at 11:30 a.m. on January 15th** will have the same magic as the existing X-Trans sensor, and whether I'll be tempted to upgrade when the X-T2 comes out. They'd better make it compatible with all the X-T1 accessories!!
**These rumors courtesy FujiRumors.com. You see what I did there. (Have a look at the just-leaked pictures of the new Fuji X70.)
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