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| p.1 #13 · Why upgrade to D800 and not D700??? |
honorerdieu, what reason would you give for me to skip straight to the D800? What does the D700 lack that I would miss?
With the exception of the higher FPS, jhinkley pretty much summarized the reasons for going to the D800. The genre of photography I'm into is portraiture, with the occasional weddings as a second shooter. My preferred camera for portrait sessions is the D800 to maximize dynamic range and details from the added resolution. For weddings in low light situations and fast action photography, I use the D3s.
The D800's high ISO performance is actually comparable to the D3s up to ISO 6400 in my experience so far without cropping a D800 file. The AF on my D800 seems to acquire focus in much lower light situation than my D700 and D3s, with the latter being a little more accurate. Still, both the D800 and D3s seem to have better AF performance than the D700.
I think the reason you're debating between the two cameras is because of the FPS since you're doing sports photography on the side? That's why I have both the D800 and D3s.
Hmm , , , I thought I got it right - D800 has 4 FPS and the D700 6 (both w/o a grip).