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| First impressions with the D600 |
?? Do you think it was a stupid question? i'd like to know what features you like comparing to the camera you lastly used?
No, not at all.
But it is still the case that I use all 33 D-SLRs Nikon introduced since the D1 was released in 1999. With that in mind, it is hard to answer your question, which features were the reason for me to "switch" to the D600. I didn't switch ...
For me, the sensor of the D600 seems to be build on the same technological progress the D800 and D4 sensors were build as well. Basically, it doesn't matter what kind of resolution is mapped on the FX sensor size as long as the output size is identical. As said before, dynamic range is the area I am most impressed with.
From an operation and usage perspective, the D600 clearly belongs to the D90/D7000 line. Yet, the sensor is imho the best in this line, surpassing even the D700 and D3 (from a sensor perspective) in the "pro" product lines.
The D800 belongs to the D200/D300/D700 line (usage and control placement wise).
So the D600 is somehow a "bridge" camera. A logical successor to the D7000, with much better sensor quality and a larger viewfinder. Those who own a D700 might not find any compelling reason to change their camera bodies - the differences are smaller here.
For those looking into their first FX body, the D600 is one option in Nikon's current excellent lineup - D4, D800, D800E and D600.
I've done extensive D800, D800E and D4 reviews, but unfortunately for this group here, they are in german language.
The D600 fits seamless to the left-most line, the D800 fits to the right-most line.