Tue 13-Nov-12 09:34 PM | edited Wed 14-Nov-12 01:39 PM by William Symonds
That's good news as that is probably the biggest bug-bear. Where did you get that information from Philip, or did you just read the review more carefully than me? Do you know what else is on offer with the new firmware (plea to Nikon, please allow to zoom in playback with the OK button and allow the FN button to change the PSA and M modes within U1 and U2 settings)...
Wed 14-Nov-12 09:42 AM | edited Wed 14-Nov-12 01:38 PM by William Symonds
I wonder what else they will add.
The Canon 6D has ISO 25,600 expandable to 102,400, and the D600 is quite capable of going further than its stated capacity of 6,400 expandable to 25,600. It would make a degree of sense to catch up with whatever the 6D has...... (I hope)
> It would make a degree >of sense to catch up with whatever the 6D has...... (I hope)
That's a good point Will, fingers crossed the release of the 6D so hot on the heels of the D600 (and right before Christmas) will spur Nikon into making at least some of the obvious improvements that have been pointed out as fixable weaknesses.
>DPreview have completed their full review. D600 users will >not be surprised that it gets a very high score (higher even >that the 800 and 800E) and a gold award..... >
Keep in mind that the way DPreview scores cameras is "relative only to the other cameras in the same category" and the D600 is the only camera in its category so far. In other words, you can't compare the D800/800e score to the one for the D600. The Canon 6D should fall in that category (Mid Range Full Frame Camera), so its score would be comparable when it's tested. Honestly, those scores are only meaningful if the way you value its performance and features are identical to the reviewer. I wouldn't get hung up on the numerical amount - just enjoy your camera!
What I took most away from the DPreview breakdown of the D600 was the user reviews. The enthusiasm there is infectious. Scores, numbers and tests are all well and good but the satisfaction of a variety of photographers is a nice fat underline!
I am SO tired of these jacked up reviews saying this camera isn't good for sports or that camera isn't good for sports. The D600 is a PHENOMENAL camera for sports shooting. Maybe these reviewers need to put the cameras in the hands of an actual sports shooters before dispensing their "advice".
Or....put the cameras in the hands of a reviewer that has read the manual and who has used Nikon before. In past reviews, DPR has assigned reviewers who knocked the Nikon because it did things wrogn since it was not identical to have Canon did it, calling any different between the Nikon and Canon as being a defective design on the park of Nikon. Their reviews since Amazon bought them have been biased towards the biggest sellers on Amazon.
Regarding the ISO of the D6, it is clear to observers that the specs are written by the marketing department by Canon and the testing/engineering department at Nikon. Each competing model in recent years have pushed the ISO rating to absurd values with little regard to the actual signal to noise ratio. According to Canon the 1D4 was the match to the D3s because they spec'd it as having 102k ISO but anyone using both cameras knew better. ISO rating is a proprietary licensed test routine and has specific conditions of test and measurements for a value so there is supposed to be a high degree of correlation between models and actual signal above noise. But Canon, at 102k have all been much poorer than any other make at 102k. To get the 5DIII to spec well, they resorted to heavy handed non-defeatable noise reduction that renders high ISO relatively quiet but also devoid of detail, with horrid artifacts and smearing. I would be very surprised if the 6D could do better at 25k than the D600, it would be the first time they did not fudge the specs. Stan St Petersburg Russia
>I am SO tired of these jacked up reviews saying this camera >isn't good for sports or that camera isn't good for sports. >The D600 is a PHENOMENAL camera for sports shooting. Maybe >these reviewers need to put the cameras in the hands of an >actual sports shooters before dispensing their >"advice".
Agree with you and I read these reviews and then read the reader comments and find there is almost always a contradiction between the review and owner experience.