I'm still in the market for a second camera. I've looked at used d300s, d700, and D3s and although the price of a d300s is good, the d3s and even the d700 are pricey. If I'm going to spend over $3k for a used D3s with warranty, why not look at a new model? Here comes the d810 and it's dx mode that has me interested.
Has anyone used a Nikon d810 in dx crop mode and with the battery pack? It's looking like the d9300 might be riding with the unicorns so I am taking a look at the d810's dx mode. How is picture quality in dx mode? I think the dx mode is great for me for sports shooting. Gets me some needed reach, extra fps, and can switch to fx when I want to take a pic of an athlete just standing on the sideline. The loss of megapixels won't bother me but I wonder in a high iso, low light situation, if the dx mode will lose too much picture quality.
I havent found much info online about the dx mode in use for the 810. Not even that many reviews (although the ones that have seem to really like it...a lot!) but very little info on the DX mode. If the DX mode makes great quality pics then I just might have found the Nikon camera I have been looking for and wont need to wait for the 9300. The frame rate of 7fps with the battery pack is enough. The buffer is great for me. The focusing system is apparently the same as the d4, so that's full of win and it's built like a tank and should be fine in bad weather conditions. Plus, it's a full frame camera and the times I need to do portraits, it's fantastic for it.
Just wondering what y'alls thoughts are on the dx mode and if anyone can share their experience with it on the d810. Thanks. I'll try out the d810 myself but input from others has always been beneficial to me.