D300 vs D700 Surprise

Started Jan 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
Iggier Senior Member • Posts: 1,199
Re: D300 vs D700 Surprise but the D700 seems to be holding price, until D400 comes

Bajerunner wrote:

But until then, the D700 prices seem strong. Makes one wonder, that people wiould not spend just a few hundred more for a brand new camera (D600), but rather a very good used condition D700?

several reasons, and it's not about the few hundred dollars difference. First, the D700's magnesium alloy body - it's a tank, and it's fully weather sealed. The D600 feels like a toy in comparison. Second, no scene modes on the D700. Those D600 scene modes scream amateur. Third, the D700 shoots still images, only. Really, who needs video capability? Forth, the D700 classic button/function layout. The D600 presents a new learning curve. Fifth, flash synch speed. Sixth, sensor oil/dust - need I say more? And there are many more reasons the D700 is retaining it's value...

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