Just upgraded from D200 to D600 , "WOW" Bloody Fantastic Camera. Waited so long for a D400. I did my homework sold my DX lenses, and I am really glad I made the jump. Interesting when the salesman told me a lot of people who bought the D800 had to upgrade their PC's because of File size. One guy actually bought his D800 back and decided on the D600. Food for thought I guess. Every one has different needs with their Photographic Equipment, but he was saying that a lot of amatuers have gone way out of their comfort zone,and the D600 would be all they would need in the FX world. Anyway I am happy with my purchase.
>The mega-pixels are getting too high up there...I'll have to >up my computer...!
I'm an IT guy and I couldn't resist the new Macbook Pro 15" Retina a few months ago. (*#$)(@# Awesome! Anyway, I had to upgrade to the D600 from a Canon Rebel because I have too much horsepower now and post processing isn't taking long enough. I suppose I should have gotten a D800. Hahahaha.
Really though, I'm in love with my D600 and 28-300.
I have owned a D700 for about 3 years and have taken about 23000 images with it. I thought long and hard about whether to buy a D600 or not. I am not a professional. I took the plunge and have had the camera about a week. I absolutely love it. There was no dust on arrival (SN 3034xxx) and it has met or exceeded everything I expected.
The one surprise was how quiet the shutter is even without using the Quiet mode. I also believe as a result of the way the shutter moves, there is less internally generated vibration which equates to sharper photos. My D700 had an MB-D10 and so was quite heavy. The slap of the mirror seemed to me to want to move the camera more than the D600 does without a grip. Maybe I am goofy, but that is the way it feels to me. I offer no scientific proof.
When I look at handheld photos I am amazed at the sharpness and vividness of color. To say I am happy with my purchase is an understatement.
I totaly agree with the looks of the colors and brightness of the colors. It is a big step up from the D300 (in my case of course).
I do have to admit that in my case I have to be carefull with the auto-iso setting and shutter speed (yes I do occasionaly use the big P setting on the camera). It sometimes will go a little slow, even with the 24-70/2.8. But I am getting the hang of it now, now that I know how it handles it.