Sun 30-Dec-12 04:34 PM | edited Sun 30-Dec-12 04:35 PM by LMMiller9
This being the D800 forum it is probable that those responding will favor the D800, which is understandable. I fall into that camp since I don't have the D600 and I am very happy with the D800.
I think many of the issues you raised are overblown fears.
1. If you have a slow computer or a small hard drive you should probably upgrade in that department regardless which camera you buy. I just checked the prices at Best Buys and you can get a 3TB external drive for $149. That is an incredible amount of storage space at a very low price. I have not found it a problem. I strongly recommend a computer with a quad core chip and 12mb of ram.
2. I believe Nikon has solved the left focus problem, which I never had anyway.
3. As to the burst speed, this totally depends on the type of photography you do. If you are primarily shooting sports and want to capture ten shots as the diver leaps off the diving board, you probably should get a D4. For me, its not an issue.
5. Noise? I had the D700 before the D800 and I was thrilled with the low light ISO performance. The D800 is slightly better. Is it the champ in that category? No. But, its still great!
6. Don't know.
I would buy the D800 unless saving the thousand dollars is important to you. If you get the D600 you will always be asking, "Maybe it would be better if I got the D800." You will never question that if you have the D800. I know that's a pretty fuzzy criteria, but we are talking about NAS here.