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Canon EOS 6d Vs. Nikon d600

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by Banana_Joe, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Banana_Joe

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    Hello everyone,
    I'm in the market for a good camera, I'm gonna use it for about every type of photography (my favorite is wildlife) and the budget is around 2000€.
    I was waiting to see the new 7d, but Nikon and Canon just presented the d600 and the 6d which seem very nice cameras (and full-frame!).

    On paper the d600 seems better:
    5,5 fps vs 4,5
    24,3 Mp vs 20,2
    39+11 points af vs 11
    viewfinder 100% coverage vs 97%
    ISO range is wider on 6d with 100-25600 (expansion to 102400) vs 100-6400 (expanded mode 50-12800)

    I'm wondering if the fps are enough for wildlife compared to the 8 fps of the 7d... And what's Nikon's competitor to the 7d?
    What's you're take? Which camera do you suggest?
    Thank you for your help.
     
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    fjrabon Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Nikon's main competitor to the 7D is probably the D7000. Though some would argue the D300. The D7000 is newer and thus has a more modern sensor and features and on specs alone is better. The D300 is more of a 'pro' build quality, like the 7D though.
     
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    Unless the 6D has significantly better low-light ISO performance, I think the D600 is better in every way.
     
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    fjrabon Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    But the Canon has BUILT IN GPS and a TOUCHSCREEN!!!11!1!
     
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    whoahhh! TOUCHSCREEN!!!! :)
    So d600 seems better than 6d, but what about 7d (upgrade soon?) and d7000?
     
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    I shoot both, the 7D for work and the D7000 as my personal camera.

    The 7D is much better build quality, and has faster burst speed. The D7000 is lighter and has a better sensor. Other than that, they're extremely similar.
     
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    With my budget the best option seems the Nikon d600, am I right?
     
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    Your first choice should be 'full frame' or 'crop sensor'... 7D/D7000 vs 6D/D600 .. Lots of Wildlife/Sports shooters like crop sensors for the extra reach.
     
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    The choice is extra reach and higher fps vs overall better picture quality... My favorite type of shooting is wildlife, for which crop sensors have a couple of advantages, but:

    -I also like every other type of shooting
    -Fps are not that higher (8fps of the 7d vs 5.5fps of the d600)
    -The extra reach could be compensated by a bigger tele-objective
    -If I were to upgrade in the future I would already have some lenses for full-frame cameras

    All that makes me lean towards the full-frame and the d600. What do you think?
     
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    Go for it. Shooting full-frame is amazing. You'll never look back.
     
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    6D is useless. D600 is a lot better. At least on paper, but considering How I think the sensors will perform similarly to sensor in 5D 3 vs D800, since there was very little difference, and arguably D800's was better anyways, if image IQ is very similar in both cameras, D600 wins over 6D by a mile.
     
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    The thing about the 6D is that the AF anywhere outside of the center point is suspect. The Rebel T4i even has a better AF system!

    Get the D600.
     
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    So does he get the award for the first 6d vs D600 thread... or did I miss one somewhere? Cause we all knew this was coming.
     
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    I would order a Nikon D600 as soon as possible.
     

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