>I have posted this in the D7100/D7000 forum, but did not get >any feedback there, yet. Hoping that maybe this is a better >place for it. > >With new generation of DSLRs now available (D800,D600,D7100) >the price of the older generation full frame D700 is now close >to the price of a new D7100. Both are wonderful cameras and >have their own advantages. I would like to hear from people >that have experience with these cameras what they think about >these advantages. This maybe of help to people deciding what >to get now. > >Also, myself, I just got a very good deal on a used D700 and I >already have D7100. I am playing with both to see if I want to >keep D700 as a second camera for low-light and other >situations. This discussion may help me decide when I should >use one camera over the other or if D700 should be sold. > >In the little experience I had so far with playing with D700 I >could say that it feels great in the hand. With low-light >photos I have mixed feelings. There are times when I think >that D700 is simply amazing. There other times when I feel >that D7100 is just as good. > >For detailed photography in good light (macro, superzoom, >etc.) clearly D7100 has an advantage hands down. I am thinking >about portraits and pictures of people gatherings where the >light may not necessarily be good possibly be the area where >D700 may have an advantage. > >Please let me know your thoughts. > >Vitaliy
It's no wonder that you got no response. You are comparing apples to oranges. D700 is a full frame and D7100 is a 1.5 crop camera. Myself, I prefer the D700 over the D7100,there is no comparison. When D700 was the new guy on the block,it cost about $2,700 not a measly $1,200 and for a good reason. 8 FPS versus 6 FPS also a far superior excellent pipe line (in camera iso cleaning) and light sucking ability with the full frame larger sensor. The only benefit I can see of the D7100 is the extra reach (which "all" 1.5 crops give) and the movie recording which does not make sense - if you want movies,buy a camcorder and if you want a camera buy a dslr that's what they are supposed to be about and that's what I use a camera for. You would be more in the ball game if you were comparing a D800 or D600 to a D700 because they are all full frame cameras. But still in my opinion none of them beat the D700 regardless of the price because of (8) FPS,excellent built in pipe line/low light performance,faster buffer and all the important controls are easily accessible with out having to use a menu,unlike the others.The D700 is still used by many pros for many venus,weddings,portraits,sports.landscape,wildlife,macro,products etc. (did I leave any out??). The D800 has files that are so big that it slows down the buffer on the camera and causes bottle necks on computers when editing and requires expensive rebuilding/upgrading the computer to be able to process the large files quick. Besides how many people have walls big enough or can afford to have pictures the size of a billboard?? The D700 will give you an "excellent quality picture of 20"x30" that I know of for myself and maybe even bigger. How big do you need ??