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Comparison of D600 vs. 700

km6xz

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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Mon 17-Sep-12 01:10 PM

I am sure he was referring to image quality "blowing the D700 out of the water" so apparently he values image quality more than a modest frame rate difference. I am of like mind after comparing results with the D7000 to the well made but marginal image quality D300s.
Every use of the D7000 give better results, but the difference in build weight/mass only impacts those who pound nails with it. Neither camera has a history of succumbing to abuse so the often cited build quality, which mostly translates to "more mass and weight" rather than abuse resistance, since both are good.
On the image side, is there any image related characteristic which the D700 has over the D600? From current posted images such as on Image Resource's Comparometer it is clear the D600 is going to be nipping at the heels of the D800 and superior to the D700, D3 and D3x in terms of image related performance.
Nikon's recent cameras have been lighter and higher quality in the image department which attracts new converts. If the image quality matters less than weight, the user has the perfect solution, keep what they have. A D700 will last a long time and should satisfy those who value weight over other characteristics. All of the recent cameras will last longer than demand for them from a feature and performance standpoint.
Would those who seek a upgraded D700 be willing to pay $3700? That might be what it takes to put the D600 guts into a pro body. I doubt Nikon or anyone else will produce a pro body pro-sumer camera. They already have the pro end covered with the D4.
They are sitting pretty well in the middle of the demand curve, already the D600 pre-orders are ranked #4 in sales of all Amazon cameras. Did the D700 ever reach that high?
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