interesting what such a small Question can set off! ;-)
Did I get it right that way?
- less noise
- higher dynamic range
- according to http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html
better DOF for FX ... ? (Hyperfocal @ 827,3m)
- larger RAW buffer
- CF slot (we got lots of fast CF cards)
- better battery
- longer shutter life (expected)
- ?!? ... what else ... ?!?
- 1,5x Crop (but I guess my Lens isn't sharp enough to take advantage of it ...)
- more Gigapixel (but maybe not the Quality of FX as Lens is the limiting factor)
So I guess it's clear that FX is the way to go?!? Just not quite sure if the higher Price of the D800 is justified in relation to the D600?!?
- less noise, yes certainly but since you have also less not more DOF (if you know how to read DOF meister) you have to stop down more and the compensates.
- higher dynamic range (yes, marginaly so but compared to your D300 the D5200 and D400 will also shine)
- larger RAW buffer (indeed important but have you hade problems with the D300, then de D400 will also be okay)
- CF-slot (wel SD-cards are the way to go these days).
- better battery (I power my GH2 from a 9v 15.000 mAH battery, runs like a charm for about 4 hours (of filming) with a monitor on the 12V)http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/84/power-solutions-powering-whole-rig-for-hours-from-40-battery/p1
- longer shutter life, I've seen D300 do quit a lot more shuttermovements then advertised and for the price of on D800 you can buy 5 D5200...
- more DOF at the same length of lens
- cheaper (indeed)
- more Gigapixel but I can't take advantage of it.....wrong....since the Sigma stops performing after 370 mm according to lenstip.de both the DX and the FX (36 Mpixel) will belimited by the lens. Remember the DX takes the sweet spot out of the lens the FX uses the edges of the frame that are usually even worse (and in which the stitching takes place).
But feel free to go the FX route.....It's not my money you spend
. And the D800 is one hell of a camera, you won't go wrong with that. But what I've heard about the D400 (september release) is also not half bad....it's a twin to the D800 if rumours are right (and they usually are).