>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.
>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,
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