I have been tossing around the idea of upgrading from my D200 to either a D7100 or a D600 (even a Canon 6D with kit "L" lens has been tossed in the mix).
There are no brick & mortar shops in my city, so I have to rely on internet research. Yesterday something amazing happened; I walked into my local Best Buy and what did they have on display? You guessed it; a D7100, a D600 and even a Canon 6D with kit "L" lens!!
I was impressed that my local Best Buy would actually carry these higher end cameras! I am truly grateful that I was able to see and feel these cameras in person because I am now more comfortable about making a decision.
The D600 felt lightweight and somewhat delicate; too light and plastic-feeling.
The D7100 felt solid, well built, very close to my D200.
The 6D felt solid as well and I liked the ergonomics.
Summary; between the D7100 and D600 I like the feel of the D7100 more. Between the D7100 and 6D, I actually liked them both. I'll stick with the D7100 for now as most everything I own is Nikon, but if I were to go FX I would seriously consider the 6D over the D600. The 6D felt much better than the D600.
#1. "RE: D7100; Very Impressive Indeed!" In response to Reply # 0
Dorval (Montreal), CA
Good decision! You won't regret getting the D7100 but it will take you some time to master it. It will be a most satisfying step up from the D200! Neill Proud to be a Montreal Nikonian http://picasaweb.google.com/NeillDGraham