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Wildlife Shooting: D600 vs. D800 vs. D7000

dagoldst

Little Rock, US
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"RE: Wildlife Shooting: D600 vs. D800 vs. D7000"

dagoldst Gold Member Nikonian since 02nd Dec 2012
Sat 17-Aug-13 12:13 PM

>Hello all,
>
>I am debating if I should upgrade from my D7000 to either a
>D600 or a D800. I recently purchased the new Nikon 80-400MM
>lens (so far, I've loved it) and will soon be traveling to
>Yellowstone. I am primarily interested in wildlife
>photography sprinkled with landscapes and birding.
>

I would think you would then be more interested in the D7100 - it keeps your focal length crop factor advantage for wildlife and gives you more image if you need to crop.

D600 = 10 Mpixel in DX Crop
D800= 16 Mpixel in DX Crop
D7000= 16 Mpixel DX
D7100= 24 Mpixel DX


>Frankly, my inclination is to stay with the D7000, but my
>brother-in-law, a recent buyer of a D800, is doing a good job
>of slowly convincing me to upgrade...inch by inch.

My take - if you want FX, get a D600.

My brother has a D800 and I shot it for a solid week along side my D600 this past June. I was generally not impressed with it for a variety of reasons.

1. Weight - Nikon must of put lead in the D800
2. Image quality no better than the D600, but much larger images
3 Handling - I had a D200 prior to my D600 and I prefer it's ergonomics to the D800.
4. Frame rate - D600 has a better FPS
5. D600 delivers better as shot white balance.

The D600 is still the best cost/value FX camera that Nikon makes. The things I see people going on about, like flash sync speed or 1/8000th shutters, or "superior build quality" are very small issues for me that I never have to deal with in my own photography and Nikon charges an absolute premium for just a slight advantage. I personally could find no good reason to buy a D800. You might or you may just want the top of the line prosumer that Nikon makes. Nothing wrong with that.

Just a perspective,


David

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof " - Carl Sagan

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