July 19, 2015 at 2:23AM
Upgrading from D600, need suggestions
Currently I have been using a combination of Fuji X-T1 and Nikon D600. I shoot 90% of my stills with the fuji as I love the way the camera handles, the quality of the lenses, the look of the images, and manageable file sizes. The only drawbacks of the camera are the relatively low resolution (usually not an issue) and it's useless for video. I've held on to the Nikon for the occasional video work I have a bunch of lenses.
Now that I'm doing more video projects I feel the need to replace the D600 with something more suitable to my needs.
I need a real workhorse. I work a lot in the field, traveling and shooting a wide range of subject matter. I would really like to keep things simple and light and not lug around two separate systems. I want one camera for both high quality stills and HD video which rules out the GH4 (not good enough for stills). The Nikon D810 appeals to me for stills due to it's 36mp (i frequently make large prints), high FPS and 16mp in crop mode making it very versatile. However the D750 has a lot going for it too... Lighter weight, SD cards, and tilt screen. I can make do with 24mp.
Even though I said I want to stick with one camera, I am also drawn to some of the new compact hybrid 4k cameras that are coming out like the Sony RX100ii and the Panasonic GX8. seems like they could easily fit into my bag and they offer in camera stabilization which makes handheld work so so much easier.
So my question is, does the D750 offer a lot more in terms of video capabilities (tilt screen can be so useful sometimes) to warrant choosing it over a the D810 which ultimately shoots higher quality stills? Or should I be looking at something else entirely? What would you get if you were in my position?