for lowlight shooting, D600 or D800?

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Steven Sax
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for lowlight shooting, D600 or D800?
Jun 5, 2013

So I created a stir about the e or not the e for my second camera, but now I'm wondering if I should wait on the e and get a d600:

I shoot landscapes as my passion, but my normal work is shooting band photography in lowlight; I use my D4, 14-24, 85 1.4 and 135dc, with my d300s as my second camera. It's not really a backup since I'll use one camera for wideangle and another for closeups...

So though I'd prefer the D800e for my landscapes, I really need a camera with very good lowlight capability. In looking at the comparisons, WHEN YOU DOWNSAMPLE (OR UPSAMPLE) the d800 does just as well as the d600 in lowlight. BUT, I'm not doing that when I'm shooting and the difference at 6400 at 100% is remarkable. I've shot both and then looked at the images in PS.

Sooo, D600, correct?

Thanks for your input, Steve

 Steven Sax's gear list:Steven Sax's gear list
Nikon D90 Nikon D300S Nikon D4 Nikon D600 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED +8 more
Nikon D300S Nikon D4 Nikon D600 Nikon D800 Nikon D800E
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