Nikon D800 to Nikon D7000.....a logical downgrade?

Started Nov 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
trino
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Re: Nikon D800 to Nikon D7000.....a logical downgrade?
In reply to RDMSguy, Nov 2, 2012

RDMSguy wrote:

JHWJR wrote:

They just aren't that different. Put the D800 on a tripod, and it will outshine the D7000. Use a cable release and Mirror Up, even more so.

The D800 will outshine the D7000 in any circumstance. Tripod or handheld, it's not even close. The resolution, autofocus system, external controls, build quality are worlds apart from the D7000. The notion that people seem to have around these forums, that it must be fastened to tripod to get sharp results, is silly.

To me the only real benefits the D7000 over the D800 are: 6 FPS shooting, light weight, quiet shutter, and great selection of high quality DX only lenses for low prices.

I love the D7000. It served me well before I upgraded to the D800. But it's not even close to the D800 for any situation.

Sorry but you completely missed the point - It's not a question of the D800 "outshining" the D7000, even the OP acknowledges that, it's about his specific use and needs and which system suits him best!

According the the OP:

"My usage:

I do beauty, fashion and portrait studio shoots, PP them and put them on my portfolio. Oh and share them on FB. Done.

I never print. I don't have an financial gain from photography, only hobby.

Can't afford good lenses easily, they are expensive."

Just by reading those 3 lines i wouldn't recommend him a D800 for *his* specific usage... It's overkill imo... A D7000 with very good (affordable) glass will serve him way better and alleviates his concerns about weight and security (again, this is from the OP's POV, not yours).

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