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D7100; Very Impressive Indeed!


Cape Coral, Florida, US
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snegron Silver Member Nikonian since 05th May 2007
Sun 19-May-13 10:25 PM

I have been tossing around the idea of upgrading from my D200 to either a D7100 or a D600 (even a Canon 6D with kit "L" lens has been tossed in the mix).

There are no brick & mortar shops in my city, so I have to rely on internet research. Yesterday something amazing happened; I walked into my local Best Buy and what did they have on display? You guessed it; a D7100, a D600 and even a Canon 6D with kit "L" lens!!

I was impressed that my local Best Buy would actually carry these higher end cameras! I am truly grateful that I was able to see and feel these cameras in person because I am now more comfortable about making a decision.

The D600 felt lightweight and somewhat delicate; too light and plastic-feeling.

The D7100 felt solid, well built, very close to my D200.

The 6D felt solid as well and I liked the ergonomics.

Summary; between the D7100 and D600 I like the feel of the D7100 more. Between the D7100 and 6D, I actually liked them both. I'll stick with the D7100 for now as most everything I own is Nikon, but if I were to go FX I would seriously consider the 6D over the D600. The 6D felt much better than the D600.