Tue 25-Jun-13 03:34 AM | edited Tue 25-Jun-13 03:36 AM by rehkram
As a software guy I would like to comment that I am fairly sure that in 10 years, or even 5, the bar will be raised so much higher. I am cognizant of Moore's Law, both in terms of addressable storage and addressable fast memory. Beyond Moore's Law lay advances in image processing theory and the resulting improvements to software. Rumsfeld's Law is also in play, "...and there are things we know we don't know..."
As a result of these cogitations I have come to time my digital camera body purchases carefully and fully accept that shortly after getting it home it will be obsolete. I got the D600 after much research and love it, while fully accepting it will be a regarded as 'a good camera but a piece of junk by modern standards' by, say, 2016. The same goes for every other body on the market today. You are basically buying a computer with a superior lens mount, and we all know what happens to computers. Ergonomics are also in play.
I guess my philosophy has evolved to periodically upgrade camera bodies when I judge the time is right (price + performance), and to buy great lenses as and when they appear (they never get old unless Nikon conquers the limitations of material science).
The time was right for me to buy the D600. Like most of you probably I like to stay off the bleeding edge, with both bodies and lenses, and will wait for the bugs to be worked out and the reviews to come in. One of the advantages of age is increased patience apparently.
Anyway, that's just my perspective on the discussion, thanks for listening if you got this far. I'm new to the forum by the way, very nice to be here reading this stuff.