Used D700 or new D7100? What would you buy?

Started Feb 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
JerBill
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Re: Used D700 or new D7100? What would you buy?
In reply to Skiies, Mar 2, 2013

Personally, I would lean toward the D700.  You can find plenty of used copies with low shutter counts.  I shoot both the D700 and D7000 and find the image quality from the D700 superior to the D7000 in low light environments.  My expectation is for the D7100 to approximate the low light performance of the D7000 and fall a little short of the D700 and D600.  The 12Mp sensor should provide plenty of resolution for portraits and weddings.

Another consideration is delivery time of the D7100.  Adorama, for example, predicts availability on March 21 at the time of this writing.  If you need a solution before that time frame, you'll need to go with a D700, D7000, or something else.

Let us know what you decide.

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Nikon D7000 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G Nikon D610 +3 more
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