Hello guys. Need some help.
I am soon to retire from my day job, to that of my serious interest, that of Photography. I was invoived with photography in Vietnam as the company photographer with an old Nikon 35mm. Now want to upgrade to new Nikon. But... the delima. Costco has two choices... First, Nikon D5200... a higher end camera, but still considered to be a STARTER CAMERA at $1,300. Or, the PRO Nikon D600, for $2,800. My question is... Which one? I know the technicals are marginally better on the D600, but can't figure out if I will actually be able to tell the difference with the finished product.
A perplexing question to me, but... I do not plan on becoming a full time paid professional, and therefore don't really want to have to develop a college education re: lighting, etc. all from scratch, but I do plan on spending a LOT OF TIME on shoots around the world, etc, really getting back into it again. I want some opinions on the best Nikon, and reasons that the more expensive camera could be the best choice... or not. And, any thoughts as to opting for a CANON instead... Thanks anyone so much for your input and help.