D600 First impressions D300 user - AF is FAST!!!!!!!!!!

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Dan Senior Member • Posts: 1,400
D600 First impressions D300 user - AF is FAST!!!!!!!!!!

I received my D600 today from Amazon, and I love it! (I'm a previous D300, D200, S5 Pro, D1x user)

PROs over D300:
-AF MUCH quicker (MUCH less lag for camera to choose an AF point(s))
-Shutter release feels much more responsive (less lag)
-Buffer is larger! (27 vs 20 frames RAW 12-bit compressed)
-Video mode (obviously)

When I first took it out of the box today, I noticed that the grip is smaller, and the body feels plasticky but that does not affect anything. It's just something to get used to. This is a weather-sealed body designed to resist the elements.

The AF system is blazing FAST! It feels MUCH faster than the one on my D300, which really surprised me. I was expecting it to be better than what I've heard about the D7000's AF system but I am blown away at how quick it is.

I also love that there is an AUTO setting for the minimum shutter speed setting for the AUTO ISO setting (this may be nothing new but it's new to me). For example, when I have my lens set at 24mm, it chooses a minimum shutter speed of 1/25, and when I'm zoomed to 120mm, it chooses 1/125 as the minimum shutter speed. I love it!

I'll report back when I've noticed other "wow" factors.

 Dan's gear list:Dan's gear list
Nikon D600 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Nikon D810 +2 more
Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Nikon D1X Nikon D200 Nikon D300 Nikon D600 Nikon D7000
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