Wed 12-Dec-12 02:02 AM | edited Wed 12-Dec-12 02:31 AM by mpage
I was grateful that there was enough quality information available that I could make an informed choice, including DPReview, Ken Rockwell, and yes the Image Doctor podcasts.
Here are the specific reasons I chose the D600:
1. D600 smaller and lighter than the D800. 2. Easier and less expensive Wi-Fi Connectivity. 3. Continuous shooting – D600 5.5 fps – D800 4 fps. 4. U1 and U2 on the command dial. 5. Smaller file sizes. 6. Quieter shutter. 7. $1,000 or $1,300 price difference.
Here is my "But I Wish it Had" list:
1. Faster flash sink - D600 1/200sec – D800 1/250sec. 2. Better AF system - D600 39-point point - D800 51-point. 3. D800 is better in low light auto focus situations. 4. Better video operations. 5. USB 3 - D600 has USB 2 ports - the D800 has USB 3 ports. 6. Number of Bracketed shots - D600 three - D800 nine. 7. Dedicated AF-On button. A D600 requires the reassignment of the AE-L/AF-L to AF-On.
This D800 feature list is in no way presented as the camera's best features. The list contains features that I wish were incorporated into the D600.