Nikon has announced it’s latest model, the 24Mp D600, the smallest, least expensive ($2099-00) FX Full Frame DSLR on the market, aimed directly at enthusiast photographers but well capable for Photojournalists and Wildlife togs too. I’m drooling! The D600 has a new 24MP, 36x24mm, CMOS sensor and is loaded with many of the features of the pricier D800 into a body not dissimilar to the DX D7000. This makes the 4th Full Frame model released by Nikon this year. The others being the D4 (24MP), the D800 and the D800e (both at 36MP). It remains to be seen how effective it’s sensor is at maintaining low noise at high ISO shooting.
It’s viewfinder features 100% coverage and a 39-point autofocus system, nine of which are cross-type points. It captures 1080p HD video at 30, 25 or 24 frames per second and can stream uncompressed footage out over the HDMI port. There is also an optional WU-1b Wi-Fi unit allowing the camera to be controlled remotely from an Android or iOS device. It uses an MB-D14 Multi-Power Battery Pack and EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries. It also has a built-in flash which is uncommon in Nikon’s FX range.
24.3MP Full-frame CMOS sensor (10.5MP DX-format crop mode)
ISO 100-6400 (expandable to ISO 50-25,600 equivalent)
Maximum 5.5fps continuous shooting
39-point AF system with 9 cross-type AF points
1/4000s max shutter speeed
3.2in 921k-dot LCD screen
1080p30 full HD video mode with stereo sound recording
Headphone jack for audio monitoring in movie mode
Uncompressed video recording via HDMI
Dimensions: 141mm x 113mm x 82mm (5.5 × 4.4 × 3.2 in).
Weight: 760 g (1.6 lbs) (camera body only, no battery)
The D600 will list at $2,099 body only or $2,699 with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens and will be available from BandH New York from September 18th.
Gear I use: Bodies: Nikon D-SLR’s / Lenses: Nikon, Sigma, Tokina, Vivitar
Filters: Hoya UV & Polarizing / Flash: Nikon Speed-lights / Bag: Lowe Pro
Tripods & Heads: Manfrotto / Grips, Triggers, Timers, Batteries: Phottix
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