|Canon EOS-7D Mark II vs Nikon D500 APS-C camera comparison|
My readers know I have picked the Canon EOS-7D as the best value APS-C camera for wildlife photography 4 years in a row. When the EOS-7D Mark II came out in September 2014, I bought it immediately and put the camera through some global wildlife photo shoots to test the new body.
The Nikon D500 was announced in January, 2016. It represented the closest challenge to the Canon DSLR. You can read my complete review of the EOS-7D Mark II. I just came back from a photo tour to the High Arctic. Met a photographer with the Nikon D500 and AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6 VR lens. We spent a few days together and I got the opportunity to see the Nikon equipment first hand.
The feeling I came away is this. Both APS-C cameras are excellent. The Canon EOS-7D Mark II may have finally met its match. It really boils down to one's preference and investment in lens inventory. The EOS-7D Mark II came out over one and a half year's ago so one would expect the Nikon D500 may have some of the latest features unavailable to the Canon. I expect Canon to come out with a major firmware upgrade late this year to increase the functionality of the Mark II and keep it competitive until the Mark III arrives in 2017.