How about a FF camera for $1499... maybe call it the D400.
P.S. 18MP would suffice for us "pro-sumers".
You guys always post great shots. I seriously can't wait to see if there is a significant difference in the D600.
Hoping someone here has a D600 on order. ;)
Question 1: How often do you take a photo at iso 800? For me it's a rare occasion... maybe at CES or at a museum.
Question 2: Would you expect to get better overall images shooting a FX lens on an FX camera or a DX camera?
Since my only FX camera is a Nikon FE I have no point of reference.
As one with small hands, I would find most of the FX bodies awkward to use and have no need of most of the features that they have. Heck I don't use most of the features of the D7k I do have. Those that I have seen at sporting events (local baseball games) seem to be carrying an excessive load of gear. Granted they are usually pros on an assignment, I just would find that much gear restricting in getting shots. (keeping the monopods from falling or the bodies from banging together) When I go out, I typically only have 2 lenses with me, usually the Tammy and either the kit lens or the Sigma 150(THAT is a significant load). One lens on the body and the other in a pocket in my photovest.
First the cost of FF sensors means that for $1499 all you would get the body and the sensor and no electronics to control the two. Heck for that price they may not even come assembled.
Second dreaming and wishing aside who is going to pay $1499 for a body and $1000+ for each lens? The size, weight and price of FF glass will remain large.
Remember that the D600 today is not significantly more than the D300 was when it was released in 2007.
I'm at iso800 or more in winter sun in the local zoo which is one of my main shooting locations. Now that doesn't matter so much as it's only an animal shot. where it really gets me is shooting in a hall for kids sports or concerts, I'm usually really struggling with excessive shutter speed at iso 1600 and F2.8
Jeff's D800 review is out
And I liked this comparison of which to buy between the D600 and D800 from Thom, I hope you don't mind the link Jeff.