D500 > A6400 for Wildlife

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Tim O'Connor
Tim O'Connor Veteran Member • Posts: 5,427
Re: D500 > A6400 for Wildlife

bryand7k wrote:

Tim O'Connor wrote:

Owning both the D500 and A6400, the D500 is still my preferred camera for wildlife.

  • ergonomically it on a different level to the A6400.
  • Performance wise I find the A6400 to be a bit patchy (sometimes the lockdown AF mode causes the camera to slow down to a few frames per second,I and I have had some AF inconsistenties)
  • the buffer depth and clearing speed is vastly better
  • Battery life is much better
  • The D500 has a grip
  • Much better lens selection for wildlife
  • Because it is a DSLR it is always good to go.

The ergonomics alone are enough to keep me with the D500 for now. The A6400 is a great little camera, but it is not a D500 killer.

Thanks Tim,

After not being any happier with the G9 + Pany 100-400 I went back to the D500 and got a longer lens .. the Nikon 200-500 ... so far am pretty happy with it

I use the Nikkor 600 f4 and 300 f2.8 on the D500 and Sony 100-400gm on the A6400.  It's a good combo!

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