Nikon's D700 a balanced camera for image quality, value, pro handling and MP.

Started Mar 28, 2014 | User reviews thread
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ranalli Senior Member • Posts: 1,016
Re: Used D600 for $1200 seems more balanced
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Horshack wrote:

  • 2 stops higher dynamic range at base ISO, 1 stop higher dynamic range at High ISO, close to 1 stop better High ISO noise in midtones
  • No High ISO blooming issue
  • No low ISO banding
  • 24MP when needed, modest processing overhead when not
  • Despite cheaper feeling build, haven't read many reports of D600's failing
  • Better Live View
  • Better Video
  • Better LCD
  • Better Auto ISO
  • Better low-light AF
  • Lighter
  • Quieter shutter
  • Lifetime shutter replacement courtesy of Nikon

I would gladly give up several of those features for the better AF of the D700.  AF speed and accuracy is paramount in both high and low light.  D700 is a bit better than the D600 after using them both.

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