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Comparison of D600 vs. 700

MattNord

santa barbara, US
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MattNord Registered since 04th Mar 2012
Thu 20-Sep-12 05:40 AM

Interesting discussion!
I think with the D700 Nikon reached a point where upgrading was no longer a matter of ultimate IQ issues for most users. DSLRs reached a new peak, so to speak.
Personally, I love my D700, and have no plans on "upgrading" to any other Nikon in a long time. The reasons are quite simple:

1. I don't do video, as I haven't figured out a way to hang them on the wall quite yet.

2. The D700 produces all the IQ I want and need, as the prints I can produce at the sizes I want look spectacular, and continue to "wow" me.

3. I see no weight advantages. This one is big, as many people are arguing the weight savings of the D600 as a significant advantage. What I think they forget is that a D600 with a 70-200 is not that much lighter than a D700 with the same lens (or 14-24, or any other zoom lens for that matter). Both combos will give you scoliosis after half a day hanging on your shoulder.

4. I can use my D700 as a sledge hammer for self defense.

To sum up:
To switch to a D600 from my D700 would cost me about $1000. In return I'd gain image quality improvements I don't feel I need, video features I won't use, no real weight advantage, and I'd sacrifice a ton of features I do need, as previously discussed in this thread.

What I WILL spend that money on, however, is the new Fuji X-E1, which actually DOES give me significant weight savings when I want a small camera, with no big trade off in image quality. Personally, I think this is a much wiser way to spend my limited funds, as I will have access to the best (fine, not the best any more, but good enough) of both worlds. Only question is... WHICH COLOUR!?

Peace,
Mattias

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