Which is better? A Nikon D600 or D800? Mostly using it HANDHELD & with low light.

Started Oct 7, 2012 | Questions thread
OP Fathom Junior Member • Posts: 48
Re: You are probably right, but...

lock wrote:

Every user has its own 'sloppiness' and every user will reach his/her own max in technique. For some it means in general the D800 is not the best solution.  Of course, downsizing may be a solution. But if you need to do it very often it may get a little annoying ? "Why on earth did I buy 36 Mps...?"

I tested various D800 and the camera really needs the extra technique when handheld. Also, I'm pretty convinced the D600 shutter mechanism is dampened a bit better. All in all, I can shoot 1/focal length without much of a problem at 100% pixel peeping with my D600 only after one day of shooting. This is something I could not achieve after several days of practice with a D800.


Hi Lock

I can feel a bit of frustration on your part on the D800 of which I assume you own one. I just hope that I wouldn't feel the same should I choose the D800. I'm quite relieved I got an extension on my D800/D600 reservation. Hopefully, the distributor will let me try their D600 demo unit when it's available already. Thanks for writing on this Question Thread Lock.

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