Sat 16-Feb-13 07:48 PM | edited Sat 16-Feb-13 07:50 PM by Ray B
Yes so far I am but I should qualify that by saying I'm just shy of 1000 clicks so far in a limited number of shooting scenarios and others who've had their camera longer might be able to give a better answer.
In terms of IQ the extra DR is very noticeable and the files "pop" in a way that the D700 pleased my over the D7000 the D600 does over the D700 (if that intangible statement makes sense?). I've still only shot to ISO 3200 at this time and results are on par with the D700 but the noise I have seen looks more "pleasing" to my eye.
I suppose I'm saying what I see on my monitor as I process the files concurs with DXo's more scientific assessment in that this sensor rocks.
Or to put it another way the "film" in the D600 is my favourite to date in a Nikon dSLR by quite a margin.
So you ask if I'm glad I "upgraded" ? To me a very big YES
Of course to some it's a "downgrade" and a 'not for me" and I get that too. But heck this sensor rocks in a compact, lightweight form.