Don't get completely hung up on Specifications. I can hold the D800 longer at an Event than a D600 even though it is heavier, because the grip and controls are that much more comfortable to my large hands.
>You're mixing the weights. The official figures from the >camera manuals are... > >Body Only: D7000 690g, D600 760g >With Battery etc: D7000 780g, D600 850g > >Either way, the D600 is 70 grams (about 2.5 ounces or around >10%) heavier than the D7000. > >But as Roger says, there's more to it than just weight. Try >it in your hands before deciding
Yes, then walk around the countryside for a few hours with it swinging around your neck and curse nikon for making the least comfortable neck strap ever
Wed 21-Nov-12 11:09 AM | edited Wed 21-Nov-12 02:01 PM by briantilley
>The weights I used came from dpreview so I would figure they >were measured versus from a manual.
DPR (like most review sites) tend to repeat the figures given by the manufacturer. Their D7000 review includes both "body only" and "with battery" weights, and those agree with the manual. Their D600 review gives only one weight without saying what it represents, but it's the same as the "body only" figure in the manual.
If it helps, my wife's D600 weighs 773gm body only (without cap, battery and cards) - which is actually a bit higher than the official figure.
I have a 3rd party strap >on my D90 but wish there was a way to control the swinging. > >Al<<<
I find using a long lens more of a problem when carrying a camera than the weight of the body. Black Rapid and I think several others now make straps that eliminate most of the swinging. I have one I use on my V1 I prefer the Nikonians strap for my small DSLR cameras and a Tamrac Boomerang for the larger bodies. I always have one hand on the camera when walking.