Suitable D600 Alternative When Size/Weight Are An Issue

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
jquagga Contributing Member • Posts: 616
Re: Suitable D600 Alternative When Size/Weight Are An Issue

Brad Davis wrote:

With this criteria and a target budget of say 1k to 1,500 tops, I've been looking at a Sony NEX-6 with their new 16-60 power zoom (collapses quite small) or a Fuji X100s or even a used X100. I do realize the Fuji's are fixed focal length, but my theory there is I
shoot quite often with my 16-35 (usually on my camera) and I'm typically shooting at focal lengths on the upper end of that lens so it puts me near the fixed focal length of the Fuji. If I need wider angle, I can utilize the built in panorama function.

Any thoughts, comments, suggestions? I realize this is pretty open ended and certainly I don't want to start a massive debate on this camera vs that camera, but just wondering about people's thoughts/reactions to the process I am going through here...thanks....

Well, do you have a lot of experience with a mirrorless system?  It might drive you nuts or you might like the lack of a burden.  I'm actually a Nikon DX shooter (who pines for a D600 and hence came upon your thread) and I have a tiny m43 system which I use when I go somewhere not as a photographer but I still want to take photos.  It has severe limitations compared to my DSLR - notably battery life but it's tiny and goes in a backpack - not taking up the entire backpack.

Why don't you rent one of these setups for a little bit and see if they are your bag of tea before committing to buying one?  If you don't like it, take the D600.  If you do, I'm sure plenty of people will be happy to sell you one!

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