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Old Nov 13, 2012, 4:14 PM   #61
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Newest Pop Photo has D600 review...
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 11:35 PM   #62
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Saw that... good review.

They said the performance of the D600 surpasses the D7000 by "a considerable margin" and that it matches the D4 and the Canon 1DX in high iso noise. In the end the called it "the best full frame bargain that you can find."

They had one of the same complaints about it that I had - the odd placement of the ISO button.

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 7:58 AM   #63
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While d600 seems to be a winner, is there a piece of equipment Pop Photo DOESN't rave about? I never found them to be a useful judge because every product reviewed is great. Which is what you get when your existence is based upon ad revenue - much of which comes from the companies whose products you're reviewing.
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Yes. I have seen things they didn't rave about and all of ther reviews contain critiques as well as the aw numbers from their noise and image testing. This one was no different.

They did give critique of the autofocus system on the d600 compared to the other Nikon full frames and they said that in their tests even the D7000 actually focused .1 seconds faster or something like that. Their conclusion was that in general the incredible image quality trumps the slightly less-capable focusing ability especially for the price. They def gave enough info fr anyone who read it to know that this is not an ideal sports camera or that it doesn't have the tank-like build of the D4. They didn't characterize it as anything more than it is - a fantastic camera for the money that has higher resolution than the D4 or 1DX with fantastic high ISO performance but less capable focusing.

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 11:51 AM   #65
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While d600 seems to be a winner, is there a piece of equipment Pop Photo DOESN't rave about? I never found them to be a useful judge because every product reviewed is great. Which is what you get when your existence is based upon ad revenue - much of which comes from the companies whose products you're reviewing.
Ya, I've heard that for years; but if you challenged Pop Photo editors I'm sure they would vehemently deny that. I do think they try to point out the positives more than the negatives most of the time as they promote photography in general. Ken Rockwell is highly opinionated but I still find value in his reviews. One review I read will disagree on some point with another one I read later online, at dpreview or wherever.

If I remember correctly, Pop Photo was rather harsh in their review of the D7000 and that resulted in some letters to the editor.

As a D600 owner, I am a little disappointed in the focusing speed as I do shoot some sports. But I have already seen samples of football and soccer at other forums that show it's still quite capable of getting nice sharp action photos. Some of that is always the skill of the photographer, not the camera.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 7:17 PM   #66
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I just got rid of my D600 due to serious 'oil spot on sensor' issues that would simply not go away after two warranty sensor cleanings and a warranty service by Nikon.

Don't get me wrong...the D600 is a superb camera but I strongly recommend NOT buying one until this oil spot issue is fixed.....and that will likely not be until sometime in the spring of next year.

I am so glad that I kept my D7000 as my 'back-up' camera. It has been a real workhorse and completely trouble free. I shoot with the following Nikkor lenses...10-24, 16-85VR, 70-300VR, 35 f1.8, and 105 Micro VR. This selection allows me to do just about anything that my clients need for both still photography and video work.

There are strong rumors about Nikon launching some new DX bodies early in the new year. You will likely be able to get an amazing deal on a D7000 which is Nikon absolute best value in terms of price/performance.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 2:59 AM   #67
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Grimbot -

I love my D600, and by changing focus settings am getting pretty fast focus with it now. Mine's a 'keeper' and I'll have it a long time. Sorry to hear you had one of the D600s with sensor spots.

Rumors of a 7100 keep floating around, or maybe a D400 - allegedly in the next few months.
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