msmoto said:If the D600 has the "pro" controls it will be a great camera, If more the D7000 control interface....well...
I know the D800 is modeled to be similar to the layout of the D700, so aside from the dedicated metering switch around the AE-L/AF-L button, and how the AF area lock is located around the d-pad, and the ISO/WB/QUAL buttons on top instead of the back, what exactly makes the layout of the D700 or D800 more "pro" than the D7000? The only thing I can think of is you don't need to hold a button while spinning a wheel to change the metering. (not a big deal imho) Other than that, once you remember the layout, most settings can be changed with the VF at your eye.
I can see the intrinsic value of not having to remember WHERE a button or switch is when going from one body to the next, but I don't see which specific layout makes one more "pro" than the other, other than one happens to have a "auto" and scene modes (which I can't even remember ever using)
In fact, I would fault the D700 and D800 as being LESS pro by omitting the U1 and U2 feature. The ability to make one click on a dial change everything about the camera on the fly is about as "pro" as you can get. I can go from aperture priority to full manual mode for video with shutter speed, ISO speed, auto ISO, AF mode, etc all set instantly. It remembers everything. One of the most useful (and EFFICIENT) features on any camera I've ever used, and they don't put it on the pro bodies. Baffling.