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Why did you choose the D600 over the D800 or D800E?

mpage

San Jose, US
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"RE: Why did you choose the D600 over the D800 or D800E?"

mpage Registered since 29th Jun 2004
Wed 12-Dec-12 02:02 AM | edited Wed 12-Dec-12 02:31 AM by mpage

Rick,

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.

-Mark-

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