D600 or D700


IluvDYL

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Hi guys, I'm currently deciding if I should get the new D600 or 2nd hand D700. I'm aware of the difference. But not sure which is a better buy. Will greatly appreciate your advices. Thanks :)
 

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Hi guys, I'm currently deciding if I should get the new D600 or 2nd hand D700. I'm aware of the difference. But not sure which is a better buy. Will greatly appreciate your advices. Thanks :)
Maybe you'd like to share with us what your opinion is regarding the differences between the 2 cams? That will give the folks reading this thread an idea about where your priorities are, and can offer advice accordingly.
coz honestly your question is rather vague.

Is price critical?
How about max fps?
How about type of memory card?
How about sensor resolution?
 

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IluvDYL

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Maybe you'd like to share with us what your opinion is regarding the differences between the 2 cams? That will give the folks reading this thread an idea about where your priorities are, and can offer advice accordingly.
coz honestly your question is rather vague.

Is price critical?
How about max fps?
How about type of memory card?
How about sensor resolution?
Hi, thanks for the prompt reply :)

From what I observed, good condition D700 are currently selling around $1800-2000, whereas D600 is around $2700-2900. The price of D600 will most probably drop to around $2500 at end of year.

-My main concern for D700 is regarding the high ISO performance as compared to D600.
-I'm happy with max fps of both cameras. 5fps is more than enough for me.
-I'm not sure if 12 megapixels will be enough for next 3 years down the road. I use my camera mainly for travelling, shooting food, scenery and places.
-From what I feel is that the body feel of D700 is more robust compared to D600.
-Not really sure if LCD size of d600 is much bigger than d700 though difference is 0.2 inch
-Is 100% viewfinder coverage very important?
-D700 has a larger viewfinder if I'm not wrong
-Regarding colour output of both cameras, I'm not sure which produces better colours and dynamic range.
-All my lenses are full frame.
-I'm aware that D700 cannot take video. But does D700 allow one to use LCD screen to take pictures just like compact camera? This is important as I always need other pple to take pictures of me and my gf in restaurants, and many of them dunno how to use DSLR.
-Just not sure whether D700 or D600 is a better buy overall, as D700 gives one an impression that it is a very old 4 years camera. But the specification is still very strong.
 

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playhard

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Regardless the shutter speed ISO performance of d600 wins hand down.
 

Jeremy1

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D700 body is definitely more robust but meaning much heavier.

I believed the D600 iso performance is in par or better than the D700 ?

And D700 only got 1 CF slot else D600 got 2 SD slots. SD card is much cheaper as compared to CF & doubt you need the speed.

So I think D600 is the way to go. Just go down to NSC & have a feel of both bodies to decide. Not sure they still got the D700 around or not.....................................:embrass:
 

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I will say go for d600 if budget allows. just the dxomark 2nd place sensor rating is reason enough for me to forget about the d700.

d700 had its days of glory. it's still a worthy camera, don't get me wrong. just that if u are upgrading, why settle for 4 year old technology.
 

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trd2970 said:
I will say go for d600 if budget allows. just the dxomark 2nd place sensor rating is reason enough for me to forget about the d700.

d700 had its days of glory. it's still a worthy camera, don't get me wrong. just that if u are upgrading, why settle for 4 year old technology.
sometime back while on canon system, I upgraded from 1dmk1 to 1dsmk2. I was pretty pleased, until I played around with 5dmk2 when it was launched. then I realised what I was missing out from newer technology.
 

IluvDYL

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I will say go for d600 if budget allows. just the dxomark 2nd place sensor rating is reason enough for me to forget about the d700.

d700 had its days of glory. it's still a worthy camera, don't get me wrong. just that if u are upgrading, why settle for 4 year old technology.
I was actually thinking along that path till I realise that the price difference can get me an extra lens(28mm f1.8). Just not sure if an almost $1000 price difference is justified.
 

IluvDYL

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D700 body is definitely more robust but meaning much heavier.

I believed the D600 iso performance is in par or better than the D700 ?

And D700 only got 1 CF slot else D600 got 2 SD slots. SD card is much cheaper as compared to CF & doubt you need the speed.

So I think D600 is the way to go. Just go down to NSC & have a feel of both bodies to decide. Not sure they still got the D700 around or not.....................................:embrass:
Thanks for the input. But I think the number of slots will not be impt to me. Price of SD vs CF card is definitely a rationale aspect to think :)
 

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I just brought my fuji X10, D700 and D800 for a trip to australia.

Frankly, the D700 did not really had any issues for DR... I know the DR in D800 is probably higher but you seldom need that DR.

In fact I had HUGE problems trying to manage the RAW files coming from the D800 on the road. Reviewing pics on my Zenbook is painstaking slow. IT eats up my SSD space very fast.... sometimes I wonder if I should just sell the D800 and get a 2nd D700...
 

Jeremy1

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I would say sometimes having a DSLR capable of video recording will be much better.

U just don't know when u will need it, it's better to have it.

:)
 

Jeremy1

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I just brought my fuji X10, D700 and D800 for a trip to australia.

Frankly, the D700 did not really had any issues for DR... I know the DR in D800 is probably higher but you seldom need that DR.

In fact I had HUGE problems trying to manage the RAW files coming from the D800 on the road. Reviewing pics on my Zenbook is painstaking slow. IT eats up my SSD space very fast.... sometimes I wonder if I should just sell the D800 and get a 2nd D700...
That's also one of the point that I forgo the D800 for a D4..........................:)

U don't need such high MP if you are not going to print out in large size................:(
 

dniwkh

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That's also one of the point that I forgo the D800 for a D4..........................:)

U don't need such high MP if you are not going to print out in large size................:(
I have not gotten the chance to print out the D800 pics on A3+ size yet. Previously, I thought the D700 is just very slightly soft at A3+ if you view up close.

Hopefully the prints from the D800 will be better. I think the print quality is probably a bigger plus to me than the DR, especially if you have to crop to get a better composition which I do quite often....
 

daredevil123

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I have not gotten the chance to print out the D800 pics on A3+ size yet. Previously, I thought the D700 is just very slightly soft at A3+ if you view up close.

Hopefully the prints from the D800 will be better. I think the print quality is probably a bigger plus to me than the DR, especially if you have to crop to get a better composition which I do quite often....
Nobody views a large print up close like we photographers do. Pictures are meant to be seen as a while.
 

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