D300 to D7200

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Hey all,
I’m thinking of upgrading to the D7200 from my gripped D300. Nothing wrong with my D300. I know the 7200 has 2wice the resolution of the 300 and far superior low light performance. I played with one at the store for a few minutes and seemed kind of plain/basic yet similar compared to the 300, ( does that even make sense?) slightly smaller and lighter too.
I’m leaning towards the 7200 but the 300 is holding me back.
I want to but, decisions, decisions, decisions..... The D300 has been reliable, trouble free and seems almost like an old friend, The D7200, is newer, better performing, tempting.....
DAYAM! What to do what to do.....
 
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Have 2 D500's and still use my D7200 when the light's poor...

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The D7200 has 1.55x the resolution of the D300 on a linear basis i.e. you can print a 12.9" wide image @300ppi from the D300 and a 20" image from the D7200. That said, if I were buying a DX camera today it would be the D7200.
 
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I would go for the D7200.
I myself am looking at getting one.
D500 too dear and D7500 I find too de-featured as mentioned.
Hence my recommendation, heavily biased based on my situation.
:)
The D7500 is de-featured in some respects, but also has some upgrades over the D7200. The real problem with the D7500 is it's a D90 successor and not a successor to a merged D90 / D300 attempt that many weren't too happy about. Sure there are things you loose with the D7500, but I'm not sure I've seen one other than maybe dual cards that I'd personally miss. And the better buffer, metering, 3d tracking (thanks to the metering), and auto AF tuning are things that would go in the plus column for me on the D7500.
 
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Thanks everyone, I went and got myself the D7200. On my way to the store I stopped at another camera store and found that they have an after market grip for less than a third of the Nikon one. (They didn’t have an OEM grip in stock). I thought what the he11 I’ll give it a try. (I wasn’t liking the idea of giving up the grip and I wasn’t liking the price for a Nikon one. When I saw that it just made my decision that much easier to get the D7200. (I was still a little on the fence). Plus I got them to match an online add that included the IR remote and a memory card. So now I am happy, feeling good about my decision and need to get my butt out and put this rig to good use.
 
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