Is the budget full-frame camera good enough?
Nikon D600: Is it good enough?
I have to admit: I am a Nikon DSLR user and lover. Having used the brand for decades, I am accustomed to the handling and the interface. Putting my film SLR usage history aside, my first digital SLR was the Nikon D60, then D200, then D300. When the first full-frame Nikon DSLR, D700, was released in 2008, I reviewed it and decided to wait for the 2nd generation of Nikon full-frame DSLR before deciding if I should buy one.
It was a 4-year wait.
Early this year, Nikon finally launched the D800. I reviewed it and loved the whole experience of handling the beast. However, the image resolution and file size are too large for my workstation to handle the image processing workflow efficiently. Furthermore, I am not shooting photographs full-time, and certainly could not justify the purchase. For the kind of assignments I undertake, the current D300 is more than adequate.
Now that the Nikon D600 is launched, people are comparing the technical specs and wonder if the D600 is good enough. After all, with a street price of S$2,900, the D600 is the cheapest full-frame Nikon DSLR - an "entry-level" camera.
My view: It is.
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