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Camera can record nearly 30 minute long movies in full HD

This week has been big for new announcements in the digital camera world. Sony went official this week with three new digital cameras, including the RX1 and a99 high-end offerings. Nikon has now unveiled a new FX-format camera called the D600. The new D-SLR promises to be the smallest and lightest FX-format camera offering excellent performance. 
The camera has a 24.3-megapixel sensor and uses the same EXPEED 3 image processing engine that the high-end Nikon D4, D800, and D800E D-SLRs use. The camera measures 141 x 113 x 82 (WxHxD) mm and weighs 760 g. The camera features an optical viewfinder with 100% frame coverage and a 3.2-inch LCD on the back with wide viewing angles.
The camera also offers the dust and water resistance featured in the D800 line and supports the full DX NIKKOR lens line. In addition to shooting 24.3-megapixel still images, the camera can also record full HD movies at 1080p/30p. Movies can be recorded in two different formats, including FX and DX. The camera uses H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video compression allowing it to record a single movie of up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds.
The camera also supports the Nikon Wireless Mobile Adapter for transferring high-quality photos directly to a smart device for sharing using a wireless network connection. The camera can shoot continuous bursts at 5.5 fps and has an integrated flash.
The D600 is priced at $2100 body-only and at $2700 with an AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens.

Source: Nikon

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By bug77 on 9/13/2012 9:24:30 AM , Rating: 2
$1,000 less then other full-frame SLRs is good. But only till you realize the lenses will cost you an arm and a leg. Plus, it still costs as much as two D7000.

RE: Nice
By michael67 on 9/13/2012 11:05:09 AM , Rating: 1
I would also love to see a FF body for around $1000~$1500, but dont agree on the lenses, as many still have there pre-digital lenses that they can and want to use.

And those lenses are only working on FF FX body's!

I don't shoot as mouths now as it used to, but I have just changed my old secondhand 12MP D2X for an real expensive D800, simply because the D2X was too old and big and clumsy, and had no HD movie option! , but I also did not want to see my old top lenses just gathering dust.
Many lenses I've bought 2nd hand for around 7 to €10.000 estimated current news value of around € +20.000

I really just wanted a cheap camera that I could also film with, besides taking pictures, but on which I could also continue to use my old lenses.

But as that was not in the stars, i had to get my self a really expensive D800, as trowing away all my old lenses would have bin even more a waste.

But now i have at least to body's again, so i don't have to change lenses all the time during shooting.

RE: Nice
By bug77 on 9/13/2012 11:21:59 AM , Rating: 2
Eh, if you have the lenses, it's a different story.
I was jut referring t how this is being marketed: as a cheaper full-frame SLR that may entice DX users to upgrade.

RE: Nice
By koenshaku on 9/13/2012 2:38:13 PM , Rating: 2
I bought a D7000 last year I haven't really gotten a decent lens collection that would really warrant an upgrade. But the tech whore in me wants to sell myself in this alley. Maybe I will grab the Tamron 24-70mm 2.8 and pull the tigger on this one next year. >_<

RE: Nice
By michael67 on 9/13/2012 5:22:16 PM , Rating: 2
Do not do it, seriously do not!!!

99.9% of the photos will look the same, and what can you do with 24MP that you cant do with 16MP?

And where do you whats them, on a PC, iPad or TV, most of those don't even go over 2MP, and next gen TV have 8MP, still a far cry from 16MP.

RE: Nice
By michael67 on 9/13/2012 5:24:48 PM , Rating: 2
ps. most of the time i have my D800 on 9MP as its good enough.

RE: Nice
By bsd228 on 9/14/2012 2:30:08 PM , Rating: 2
If you think full frame is beneficial only .1% of the time, you shouldn't have gotten a D800. The differences are apparent, even at 2MP.

RE: Nice
By michael67 on 9/17/2012 2:05:03 PM , Rating: 2
You apparently missed the part that i have lots of old FF lenses that don't work on non-FF body's, like the D7000.

And if i sell those i get a fraction of the price, that they are worth, still have a 10mm Fish Eye, 20~35mm F3.5~4.5, 28~70mm F2.6~2.8, 80~200mm F2.8, 300mm F4, 400mm F5.6, series of standard lenses, and 3 Shift&Tilt lenses.

I have a benefit of all those lenses, not particular the 36MP FF sensor.

RE: Nice
By michael67 on 9/13/2012 4:45:11 PM , Rating: 2
The tings is, there are about +25 years of good FX lenses out in the wild, all my friends i know from when i was a photo fanatic, had the same problem, many opted for a FF body like second hand D2X or (new) D700 so they could keep on using the lenses, even do most of them would have bin happy with a $+1000 body.

Now you have the option for the little cheaper D600, but the price difference is so little, i think i would still go for the D800.

But also think that Nikon is never gone make a cheap FF camera, :~(

RE: Nice
By Iaiken on 9/13/2012 7:04:24 PM , Rating: 2

Unfortunately it's not for serious photographers either as it lessens the effectiveness of your flashes by 20%.

RE: Nice
By anactoraaron on 9/13/2012 8:06:12 PM , Rating: 2
This is becoming worse and worse for Nikon. I can remember my D80 & D300s allowing 1/400th with auto fp and 1/250th as the standard sync. Seems like 1/250th is possible through auto fp for the D600 as the max. That could be a deal breaker for a lot of photographers.

I'm still waiting on a DX version of the expeed 3 system. I really could care less about FX formats as 99.999% of what I shoot gets cropped to neither FX or DX ratios. Those extra pixels will just get cropped out.

RE: Nice
By bug77 on 9/14/2012 5:54:57 AM , Rating: 2
What were you expecting? A full-fledged D800 for $1,000 less? Of course a few corners will be cut here and there.
I expect for many people, the ability to shoot at ISO 6400 or 12800 alone is worth upgrading. Again, this is not for pros. If you're a pro, the equipment pays for itself and you will easily go for D800/D4. D600 is more of an attempt at bringing full-frames into the prosumer market. Not a very successful attempt, I expect, but a first step.

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