d7500 to z50

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Underfrykte Junior Member • Posts: 32
d7500 to z50

Hi,

I had my d7500 for almost 2 years now, and it serves me fine. Last January I added Fujifilm X-T100 as I wanted something which I could easily carry around, as I travelled a lot for work before Covid. And I'm now bit puzzled. I like d7500, I take pics of birds behind the house (AF-P 70-300), and I take it around here and there if I have space (18-300 and AF-P 10-20). I also like the much smaller size and better sharpness with the X-T100 - but hate both lenses I have - sharp, but slow electric 'zoom' for the kit, and also sharp and tiny but noisy and slow AF for pancake 27mm. The body is relatively slow, not great AF and I hate their AutoISO implementation. If only I could have best of both - make use of my DX lenses, whilst at the same time small and handy.

Then, last night I realised that if I actually decided to trade in the d7500 (not something that crossed my mind before), plus X-T100 with both lenses, it could (almost?) be enough to get the new Z50 with 16-50 and FTZ. The main worries I have are 1. Size and balance with larger lenses (planning to get 150-600) and 2. AF performance comparing to d7500.

What do you think? Is it a good idea? Am I going to lose something? I've never seen the Z50 'in person' - due to lockdown I WFH and rarely go shopping these days...

 Underfrykte's gear list:Underfrykte's gear list
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Nikon Z50 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm F3.5-6.3G ED VR +3 more
Nikon D7500
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