Went to buy a D800 and walked out with a D600

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Went to buy a D800 and walked out with a D600
Sep 22, 2012

I went to "The Camera Store" today planning on looking at the D800 prior to purchasing one and ended up walking out with a D600.

What finally tipped the balance away from the D800 was file size, the 2 SD cards in the D600, the fact I can use my D7000 batteries and cable release with the D600 and the reported superior auto focus of the D600 - oh and it was $900 cheaper which increased the SAF (spousal acceptance factor).

After a lot of research it looks to me like the D800 needs more refinement. Maybe I will buy a D800 MkII or D800s when it comes out.

The thing that really bothers me about the D600 is the plastic front. Why couldn't they make it a magnesium body? If it pushed the price up I still think I would have picked it over the D800 for the remainder of the above reasons.

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Nikon D600 Nikon D810 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II +7 more
Nikon D600 Nikon D7000 Nikon D800
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