Nikon Unveils D600 Full-frame D-SLR Camera
September 13, 2012 8:52 AM
comment(s) - last by
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.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
9/13/2012 7:04:24 PM
Unfortunately it's not for serious photographers either as it lessens the effectiveness of your flashes by 20%.
9/13/2012 8:06:12 PM
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.
9/14/2012 5:54:57 AM
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.
"Spreading the rumors, it's very easy because the people who write about Apple want that story, and you can claim its credible because you spoke to someone at Apple." -- Investment guru Jim Cramer
Sony Unveils New a99, NEX-6, RX1 Cameras
September 12, 2012, 9:16 AM
OnePlus Ditches Invite System for 1st-Gen Phone, Will Bring it Back for Round "2"
April 20, 2015, 2:52 PM
Apple Plans In-Store Workshops to Teach Users How to Use Its Smartwatch
April 17, 2015, 1:02 PM
Report: Apple Racks Up Nearly 1M Apple Watch Preorders
April 13, 2015, 3:26 PM
Sharp Unveils World's First "4K" Phone Display at Mind-Boggling 806 PPI
April 13, 2015, 11:24 AM
TSMC Hypes Its Upcoming 10 nm Process, Amid Struggles to Hit Volume at 16 nm
April 10, 2015, 7:57 PM
Samsung 's Galaxy S6, Profit Surprise Overshadow Prolonged Revenue Slump
April 8, 2015, 9:24 AM
Most Popular Articles
Windows 10 Build 10056 -- What's New in the Latest Leak
April 13, 2015, 10:38 PM
Tech's Biggest Loser on Tax Day: eBay Pays Nearly 99 Percent Tax Rate
April 15, 2015, 3:28 PM
Mathematician's Sociological Formulation May Explain the "Hipster Paradox"
April 14, 2015, 1:13 PM
Editorial: TinEye is an Essential Search Engine That Too Few Know About
April 14, 2015, 10:58 PM
Testers Trolled by Promise of Uninstallable Windows 10 Preview Build 10061
April 16, 2015, 2:52 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2015 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information