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More Nikon D600 specs

Some new Nikon D600 specs in addition to what I reported two week ago (new specs are on top, marked in bold):

  • 39 AF points (with an option of 11 AF points)
  • 5 fps (same as the D700, the D800 has 4fps)
  • 2 SD card slots with Eye-fi support
  • Build-in retouching images functionality
  • Built-in flash with sync speed of 1/250s
  • Two user settings: U1 and U2
  • Fn button

  • GPS
  • HD video
  • The sensor inside the D600 will probably be 24MP (made by Sony, modified by Nikon)
  • The new camera will be marketed as an entry level full frame camera
  • Auto DX crop mode
  • In-camera RAW editor
  • Built in time-lapse functionality
  • Possibly with build-in HDR
  • Possibly with integrated GPS
  • New external battery grip
  • To be released this summer
  • The D600 will probably not have an internal AF motor, which means it will work only with AF-S lenses (just like the D3200 and D5100)
  • The price of the D600 is rumored to be very low - maybe as low as $1500
  • Announcement before Photokina (September 2012)
  • One or more low-priced f/4 lenses will be announced with the D600. For example, Nikon recently filed a patent for a 24-70mm f/3.5-4.5 full frame lens which seems to be designed for a cheaper FX DSLR body

At that point I feel comfortable to raise the [NR] probability for the Nikon D600 to 60%. Some of the listed specs may still be inaccurate, but I think I got the most part correct.

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  • Brent

    Is the D600 another nail in the coffin of DX cameras? I have a D90 which is still a solid camera in its own right. Anyway, if you were me (and you aren’t) would you pick up a used D7000, wait for a D7200 (or whatever it will be called) or move into a D600 a few years from now when they are on ebay for under $1000? I have two DX lenses and three FX lenses. My wife has a D80, so the DX lenses could be used by her.

  • Big J

    Well, I myself am an enthusiast and not a sage like most of you are and some of you with your own glass collections that date back further than my date of birth. Was thinking about the specs that the D600 might possibly have. In my opinion if it’s gonna be around $1500 they’re seriously gonna remove stuff or make it optional. For example it would be wise for it to have an internal motor to appease a large population with old glass. It’ll get newbies into wanting to “just” try out a AF-D lens that is cheap in order to not feel like having photography as a hobby isn’t as a big money spender and time consuming as compared to say….fishing which is a bog money spender and a common hobby.
    What I’d do is keep the motor, take out the built in flash and wi-fi. Because honestly I doubt people are gonna be bothered by removing their card and placing it in their card reader as it always has been since digital cameras appeared. And the WU-1a adapter is less likely going to be ever so exclusive to the Nikon D3200 camera (or maybe the succesor of the D5100). But startegy wise it isn’t useful for just one camera. And the built in flash I’d gladly sacrifice because honestly I don’t like using flash as an amateur and at least it have the mount to be able to get an external flash (or microphone).
    In other words if it’s gonna cost $1500. It’s definitely gonna open the door for kits made by 3rd parties and Nikon lens kits. For example the rumored “24-70mm” lens patent. Might be a typical Nikon optional kit like they did with their other FX models for just an extra price rather than just body alone ($200-$300 more I suppose). I think it’s a good idea that because the money isn’t in the camera itself, it’s the other luxuries you add that make it fun. And obviously when there’s demand on separate stuff prices tend to go up whether for example it be an AF-S lens or older lenses.
    I just hope something like that happens in my opinion, have the nice fps, 30fps video, internal motor, HDR, DX crop, 100% viewfinder, dual SD slots, RAW editor, high iso, etc to make it light as possible. And the extra stuff like wi-fi or flash as an added luxury in order to bring the price as low as possible, but not too low so to not depreciate how good it is.
    Well hopefully my opinion sparks some other opinions and new ideas. My first post

  • Steven

    Nikon may disappoint many Nikon supporter if they removed the internal AF motor from D600 body.

    • Mister M

      First of all, $1500 is not cheap. Who the hell would throw that kind of money for a camera that does not have an internal motor??? It is completely ilogical, like Spock says. If nikon comes up with that, forget it, i am not buying it. This economy is still not that great and i sure am not getting rases. If it does have the internal motor i would definitely buy it!

      • Ron

        You don’t understand what does full-frame mean, do you? If this camera is released I would grab it the first opportunity. This is exactly a segment long missing from the market and Nikon would be wise to grab this segment before Pentax/Sony does.

  • Brad

    I know a lot of people here would be bitter about Nikon leaving certain things out of this model, but it is (if it comes to fruition), most likely going to be an entry level SLR. Traditionally there are a few things that Nikon exclude from the entry level cameras, things such as an internal focus motor, access to the CLS system, and generally more ‘plasticy’ bodies.

    The truth of the matter is that you’re not going to get everything you want in an ‘entry level’ dslr, and that’s exactly why it’s entry level. If this camera actually eventuates, at the price point of $1500, then it’ll certainly throw a spanner in the works of the DX market, but Nikon certainly aren’t silly enough to over-spec an entry level camera. If you want more then either get a D800, or wait for the successor to the D700.

    I think Nikon are definitely heading in the direction of FX cameras. ANother good indicator was when they released a consumer 28-300 lens compatible with full frame.

  • http://www.dltp.co.uk David Thomas

    Sounds like a FF version of a D7000 and using the same rumoured sensor of the A99 – would put huge pressure on Canon to lower price of 5d Mk 3 or offer a lite 3d FF camera and we may see a higher FF camera from Canon as well.

    Hope Nikon brings us updates to 300 F/4 Afs & 80-400 along with a 70-200 F4 Afs Vr

  • Regia

    If the specs true, than it means Nikon trying to tell everybody that Canon (5D mark III) sell their camera to expensive. ;-)

  • adam

    Sounds to me like this is more akin to a ‘budget’ D800, kinda like the D5x00 is a budget D7000. So I’d guess no internal focus motor (all my lenses have motors so no biggie for me, but obviously an issue for many), less magnesium, more plastic, less weatherproofing etc to cut down on costs. Be nice if it was a FPS or two faster with an external battery grip as some bodies are.

    With the rise of mirrorless it probably makes sense to make a cheaper FF SLR to maintain a definite point of difference with the NEX-7’s of the world sporting DX sensors – right now you’d have to spend a minimum of $3k to get a better sensor from Nikon (or that’s how mirrorless salespeople would pitch it…).

    But overall, where do I sign? :-)

  • Filrabu

    I think I could live without the AF-motor, as long as I can set the aperture with the front dial and the shutter speed with the rear dial and not look at the screen to set aperture like it is on the D3xxx and D5xxxx.

    With my Nikkor 50mm AF-D lens I can go all Leica on Nikon’s arse :P

    It will be a handful to take pics of my kid though ;)

    • Big J

      +1

  • http://mcbiofa.deviantart.com Fabio

    No internal AF motor? What??? Nikon, you have disappointed me!

  • jeffharris

    The D600 sounds appealing. If it’s smaller, more like an FM2, I’d be perfectly happy.
    Right now I use my Nikon lenses with a Panasonic GH2. It’s pretty nice in many ways (EVF, full-time Live View, size/weight, etc.), but a reasonably sized full-frame Nikon would be great.

  • cosinaphile

    no internal motor equals a complete and epic fail on nikons part , i cannot believe they will be so foolish ….strike that ,

    since their foray into mirrorless i realize they are capable of profound idiocy.

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