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Best Nikon Bodies for Night Photography

By Anthony Thurston on March 19th 2013

The guys over at posted this great article today on which full frame Nikon bodies perform the best in night photography. The comparison is made between the D700, D600, D800, D800E, D3s, and D4. The results are pretty interesting, In this day and age of new camera bodies every year I always like seeing how older tech fairs against their new siblings.


I understand that Night photography is ‘better’ on full frame bodies, but I still would have liked to see a few crop sensor bodies thrown up on here for perspectives sake. I mean sure I have seen how well these full frame bodies perform, but I would love to actually see that compared to my D7000 for example. It’s one thing to know a full frame body performs better, it’s another thing to see it in action and know for sure how much better of a final image you are getting.


The D600 is probably going to be my next upgrade, assuming I can ever save enough money before a replacement is announced, so I was particularly interested in how it performed when compared to its bigger and more expensive brothers. I found the results to be quite pleasing, and really makes me happy with my decision to get the D600 as my next body.

[Checkout the latest prices, or get your own D600 from Amazon, Adorama, or B&H]

Don’t take my word for it though, head over the Borrow Lenses blog and checkout the testing and results for yourself.

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Basia Kyra Kowalska

    This article exactly encompasses my feelings, in one concise place. “My perfect camera body…if i can ever save up enough.”

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