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Upgrade from D200 - Looking for Advice

daviescreative

Erie, US
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daviescreative Registered since 03rd Apr 2013
Wed 03-Apr-13 11:38 PM

Need some upgrade advice. I'm a portrait photographer shooting almost exclusively with studio lighting (both in studio and on location). I also shoot a bit of product and editorail, though that's small in scale right now. I'm not shooting sports so frame rate is not an issue, and I'm not shooting in low light, so great high ISO performance is not an issue either.

I'm mainly looking for image quality improvements, and possibly video (for a totally separate purpose - shooting for online education).

I've been shooting with a pair of D200's for years. All my main glass is pro glass in FX format (I have a couple of lenses I rarely use in DX format). I sold another camera and finally have some cash to upgrade. I'm going a bit mad weighing all the options.

Option 1: Buy a used d7000 for about $700 - gives me a bump in IQ and video.
Option 2: Buy a new d7100 for $1200 - even better IQ bump and video features.
Option 3: Buy a used d700 for about $1350 - Big image quality boost, but no video.
Option 4: Buy a used d600 for about $1700 - Full frame + video

By option 4 I'm really pushing my budget hard, but it's a longer term investment I think.

I'd love to hear your opinions if you have used any of these cameras in similar shooting situations.

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