Wow, all of you offer great, consistent advice. I also appreciate the open discussion on sensors. Braineack put it best when he said : "I honestly think you're reading too much, confusing yourself, and getting caught up in things that aren't important. I think you'll do better if you ask us." For this very reason I came to the forum in the first place. "you can learn a lot from a dummy" (wink wink, nod nod, nudge nudge nude) This is a also why I posted this thread, to get assistance in assessment of the issues which as I suspected where pretty much inconsequential/insignificant; and as such you've helped me rule out the D7500. Articulated screens are nice and I've used mine on the 5100 to get nice pictures of critters and pets. Just articulate, use live view, compose and shoot without having to get down and dirty. Just bend over and, click! But will I use it as much as I have? Doubtful, because when I did use it I was merely dinking around, examining the creative possibilities of low angle shots. The notion of having wifi, Bluetooth in a camera doesn't excite me one bit either. Neither does touch screen. We're already spoiled enough with all the things these cameras do for us with bells and whistles and the ease of post production software that offer amazing photos such as HD. I prefer reality based photos, what we see is actually best in my book. Though I certainly appreciate those stunning HD, multiple bracketed, added colors of the milky-way from places like the Arizona desert and Utah, it's not what we see with the naked eye, not even with the most powerful telescopes. Despite this they do offer the benefits of letting us see the incredible detail of creation which we don't normally see. Incredible detail! I'll be looking at the d7200 and the d5500 instead of the d7500. I've seen more than a few video reviews of the d7500 which confirms everything you folks have said. Other than the bells and whistles, it's not worth the additional money.