How much of an upgrade is the D7500 from D3400 ?

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AyanA New Member • Posts: 11
How much of an upgrade is the D7500 from D3400 ?

Hello everyone,

I'm a long time reader of dpreview but this is my 1st post. I started my photography in jan 2018 with a D3400 and 18-140 kit, the thought was to learn and then upgrade. I love bird phitography, so along the way I bought Nikon 70-300Af-p dx ed vr(new) and the Tamron 150-600mm G1(used)

Now after learning a fair amount of photography, I feel my equipments are holding me back. The iso (good upto only 800), buffer, frame rate (5fps), slow focusing, shaprness is really troubling me. Hence the plan of D7500.

My concerns are,

  1. Will the D7500 help me get better picture in those aspects (Iso performence, Sharpness & Af speed-accuracy) ?
  2. The AF speed of my current go to combo (3400+tammy G1) is very slow, will the D7500 improve this ?
  3. I have plans for Nikon 200-500 f5.6 next year. Will it be a better partner to the body then the current Tammy G1 ?(Sharpness, Af speed & accuracy)


  1. Shoot mostly at 600mm, though I wont mind the 100mm drop of Nikon 200-500 if the performence is good.
  2. In my state (India-W.B.) d7500 and D7200 costs almost same, and D500 is double the price (all body only). So d7500 is my best bet in terms of price.

I belive more in real world experience than spec sheet thus Im asking you gyes. It will be great to hear from actual users.

Thanks a lot in advance. "Namaste" from India.

Nikon D3 Nikon D3400 Nikon D500 Nikon D7200 Nikon D750 Nikon D7500
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