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Performance that Fuels the Passion: The New Nikon D600 Puts FX-Format in Focus for Photo Enthusiasts

As Nikon's Smallest, Lightest and Most Affordable Full-Frame HD-SLR, the D600 Packs in Powerful, Pro-Grade Photo and Video Features with Wireless Sharing and Capture Capabilities

MELVILLE, N.Y. (September 13, 2012) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the 24.3-megapixel (MP) D600, a camera that is designed to deliver the image quality and performance benefits of a full frame FX-format sensor to the enthusiast looking to take their dedication to the next level. The Nikon D600 offers a remarkable value, merging the perfect combination of a lightweight, compact form factor and superior image quality, making the leap into FX-format photography more attractive than ever.

Whether shooting stills or Full HD video, advanced features and Nikon technologies like the newly developed high resolution CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image processing engine are designed to meet the needs of the most demanding creative vision. Additionally, Nikon's new optional WU-1b wireless adapter allows users to shoot high quality HD-SLR images and transfer them to their mobile device, making it easier to stay connected, without the need for wires.

"For many, image making is so much more than a hobby; it is a way of life that changes the way the world is perceived. The Nikon D600 represents a new category of camera for this user and demonstrates Nikon's devotion to the passionate photographer who is always looking for new ways to express their creativity through their photos and HD videos," said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. "By offering users the advanced FX-format and key features inherited from our professional cameras, along with new functions like optional wireless capabilities, Nikon is inspiring photographers by providing an imaging experience that satisfies like never before."

Superior Image Quality
Nikon's FX-format offers photographers exciting image quality possibilities, from dazzling dynamic range and exacting detail to stellar low-light ability. The D600 employs Nikon's newly developed, large 24.3 MP FX-format CMOS Sensor (35.9 x 24mm) to offer photographers a versatile camera that provides amazing image quality and sharpness, with ample resolution to tackle almost any project. Because the needs of the advanced amateur varies widely, the new CMOS sensor provides a wide ISO range from 100-6400 (expandable from 50-25,600) to give photographers maximum low-light flexibility yielding clean images

with minimal noise and accurate color. The full ISO range can also be used while capturing HD video in challenging light. Nikon's exclusive EXPEED 3 image processing engine interprets the massive amount of image data flowing from the sensor to quickly process images and HD video. The result is striking images and impressive HD video that exhibits faithful color reproduction and tonal range throughout the frame.

Precision Technology Engineered for the Enthusiast
Enthusiasts of all types demand the best from their gear, and the Nikon D600 is a camera engineered with intuitive features that give photographers an edge in the field. Whether shooting lush landscapes, action sports or the elusive animals of the Serengeti, Nikon's Scene Recognition System and 2,016 pixel RGB sensor excels in any situation. By recognizing the scene prior to capture, the system meticulously analyzes factors such as color and brightness with extraordinary precision and compares all the data using Nikon's exclusive 30,000 image database. The result is enhanced AF performance and flattering exposures.

For precise AF performance in a wide variety of shooting conditions, the D600 features a 39 point AF system with the new MultiCAM 4800FX AF module. This AF array is well suited to a wide variety of shooting styles and disciplines, offering AF modes to let users select a single point, continuous AF, Dynamic AF or use 3D tracking to keep pace with a moving subject throughout the frame. Additionally, the system features nine cross type sensors for maximum accuracy, while seven AF points are fully functional when using compatible NIKKOR lenses and teleconverters with an aperture value up to f/8 for extreme telephoto applications.

To keep up with action sports, active wildlife or the photo opportunity that unexpectedly arises, the D600 is ready to shoot in 0.13 seconds, with a 0.052 second shutter release. The camera emphasizes speed and performance, from overall operation and image processing, helped in part by the exceptional EXPEED 3 processing engine. The camera is also capable of bursts of images at 5.5 frames per second (fps) at full resolution with full AF, to capture decisive moments. To further enhance speed and workflow, images and video can also be rapidly transferred to dual SD card slots that are compatible with the latest SDXC and UHS-1 high speed standards.

Enthusiasts will also appreciate other thoughtful features made to appeal to more advanced photographers, such as the 100% frame coverage seen through optical viewfinder. The wide and bright view makes it easy to compose in a variety of conditions, and affords the ability to enjoy shooting for hours on end with minimal eye fatigue. Additionally, the D600 features several scene modes and features to enhance creativity, including one-touch access to Picture Control functions through a new dedicated button. Photographers can also shoot images in High Dynamic (HDR) mode for amazing highlights, and create awe-inspiring time lapses with ease.

Experience Full HD
The Nikon D600 has advanced video features that are ideal for those ready to embrace the world of HD-SLR video, as well as those already enjoying its benefits such as manual control, depth of field, low-light ability and lensing options. This camera gives users the ability to record Full HD at varying frame rates and resolutions including 1080p video at 30, 25 or 24p, and 720p video at 60, 50 and 30p. When shooting HD video at the highest quality setting, up to 20 minutes can be recorded, or up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds in normal quality for added convenience when shooting static shots such as interviews and events. The large 3.2-inch 921K dot LCD screen makes it easy to preview images or video captured, navigate the menu system or confirm critical HD focus, while automatic brightness control adapts seamlessly to changing lighting conditions.

Sophisticated video features help to increase the production value on any project, including full manual control of exposure, and the ability to switch between FX and DX-format (1.5X) at Full HD for a telephoto boost and alter depth of field. Users can opt to focus manually or can take advantage of the full-time AF while recording to help ensure faces are in focus or track a moving subject. Additionally, videographers have the ability to capture audio with the onboard microphone or record stereo audio externally using the mic input. Audio can be monitored through the headphone jack and levels can be displayed on the LCD with peaking.

In addition to the ability to play back HD video and images through the HDMI terminal, users are also able to experience pro-grade video features in the Nikon D600. For monitoring and streaming applications, the image can be displayed on the LCD screen while simultaneously shown on another monitor through the HDMI, with or without shooting data. What's more, the D600 adds the ability to transfer uncompressed video via the HDMI connection, which can then be routed to a digital recorder or similar device.

Remote Sharing and Capture
Photography is a form of expression, which can now be shared more ways than ever before through social networks and online communities. To accompany the D600, Nikon has also announced the optional WU-1b Wireless Adapter that allows users to connect wirelessly to the camera. A companion Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application for Android™ based mobile devices is also available at no additional cost. 1 Furthermore, an application for the iPhone® and iPad® mobile digital devices will be available on September 15, 2012.2

When connected, users are able to share their images taken with the D600 through their mobile device to their social circles, as well as send and download images from their camera to a compatible device.3 The adapter also allows users to remotely fire the D600's shutter from up to 50 feet from the camera, which is ideal for capturing photos from unique vantage points.

NIKKOR, Speedlight and System Compatibility
Supporting the D600 is Nikon's heritage in optical excellence, more than 70 NIKKOR AF and AF-S compatible lenses for maximum versatility. Those with DX-format lenses will also be happy to know that these lenses can also be used on the camera as well as the ability to set DX crop for stills or video to extend the reach of telephoto or telephoto zoom lenses.

The new Nikon HD-SLR is also a gateway to Nikon's renowned Creative Lighting System (CLS) which illuminates a whole new world of creative image making using multiple Speedlights. A built-in Speedlight commander can control multiple Speedlights such as Nikon's SB-700, SB-910 or Wireless Close Up Speedlight System, and the camera can also control up to two individual speedlight groups for further creative control.

Constructed to Inspire
Built to withstand the wide variety of shooting conditions enthusiasts face, the body of the D600 is sealed and gasketed against dirt and moisture. The camera uses magnesium alloy top and rear construction to provide a lightweight camera with maximum durability. The shutter has been tested for 150,000 cycles, and sensor cleaning is also employed. The battery is rated for approximately 900 shots, affording photographers the ability to shoot all day. Additionally, the optional MB-D14 Multi Power

Battery Pack extends the grip for comfort and can effectively double the battery capacity when using two batteries.

The D600 is also built with an emphasis on handling with thoughtful ergonomics and button placement, in a body that is compact enough to carry comfortably on any excursion. The hand grip has been improved for comfort, while the overall impression from using the camera is reassuringly solid. To avoid accidental engagement, the shutter button has been recessed, while the Mode Dial can be locked.

Price and Availability 
The Nikon D600 will be available on September 18, 2012 for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $2,099.95*, for body only, or with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR for the SRP of $2,699.95*. The WU-1b will be also available on September 18, 2012 for an SRP of $59.95*. The MB-D14 Multi Power Battery Pack will be available in late September for an SRP of $322.00*. For more information on the new Nikon D600 and other Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

New 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 Offers Nikon 1 System Shooters Compact Performance and Creative Control

Nikon Expands 1 NIKKOR Lens System with an Affordable Fast Aperture Prime Lens

MELVILLE, N.Y. (September 13, 2012) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the latest addition to the Nikon 1 system, the compact and lightweight 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8, a fixed focal length addition to the 1 NIKKOR family of lenses. The 18.5mm f/1.8 gives Nikon 1 System shooters a fast prime lens that is consistently able to deliver outstanding image quality and sharpness for stills and HD video, whether shooting awe-inspiring landscapes, flattering portraits or documenting the family vacation in glorious HD video.

"Nikon's new 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm offers extremely fast performance alongside the accuracy and image quality that photographers have come to expect from a NIKKOR lens," said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. "With the continuing expansion of the 1 NIKKOR line of lenses, Nikon is committed to ensuring every moment is captured with tremendous speed and amazing clarity."

1 NIKKOR Speed and Versatility
The 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 prime lens features the popular yet versatile focal length of approximately 50mm (35mm equivalent) and a large f/1.8 aperture, making it ideal for portraiture and everyday shooting. With the large aperture, consumers can create a dramatic depth of field with beautiful image blur, or shoot with confidence in challenging lighting conditions.

Conveniently compact and crafted with eight optical elements in six groups, the 18.5mm fulfills the promise of NIKKOR quality with solid handling and optical excellence. The lens is lightweight, weighing in at a mere 2.5 ounces to further complement the portability of the Nikon 1 System. Seven aperture blades help to create a pleasing circular bokeh for a natural separation between subject and background.

Price and Availability
Compatible with the Nikon 1 J1, J2 and V1, the 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 will be available in early November 2012 in Black, White and Silver and will have a suggested retail price (SRP) of $189.95*. For
more information on this and other 1 NIKKOR lenses and other Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

             

The New Nikon UT-1 Offers D-SLR Users Powerful Connectivity for an Efficient Workflow

Nikon Continues to Develop and Redefine How Photographers of All Levels Share Their Content

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Today, Nikon Inc. has announced the release of the new UT-1 adapter, enabling image transfer and remote camera operation when connected via Ethernet cable or wirelessly with in conjunction with the WT-5a wireless transmitter.  When the UT-1 is connected to a Nikon D-SLR camera, an Ethernet network (wired network) can be used to transfer images directly from the camera to a computer or FTP server. The new device will also allow photographers to control the camera remotely from a computer.The new UT-1 will be compatible with several Nikon D-SLR cameras, including the Nikon D4, Nikon D800, Nikon D800E as well as the Nikon D7000. With an Ethernet network connection, images can  be automatically transferred as they are captured, while data can also be stored on a memory card or can be transferred and saved to a computer or FTP server.“Connectivity continues to be a very important part of workflow for many photographers. Nikon continues to develop and redefine how digital cameras achieve connectivity and share content more efficiently,” said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “The new UT-1 will allow users to transfer photos seamlessly from a selection of Nikon D-SLR cameras, while also providing the means to control the camera remotely from a computer if desired.”More Efficient Workflow with the UT-1When used with Nikon’s Camera Control Pro 2 software that has been developed for studio and remote photography in the field, remote control over a variety of Nikon D-SLR camera functions from a computer is possible. Camera Control Pro 2 allows users to specify and adjust not only basic shooting settings like exposure mode, shutter speed and aperture setting, but also allows them to adjust white balance, use live view and even record video remotely. With remote control of camera operations in various situations such as a studio setting, a photo shoot or video production, images or video can be transferred directly to the computer, enabling immediate verification as they are captured. These communication functions significantly increase on-site work efficiency as clients and support staff can view the content as it is being captured.Primary Features of the New Nikon UT-1

  • Wireless Network Support When Used in Combination with the Wireless Transmitter WT-5a

When used with the Wireless Transmitter WT-5a (sold separately), the UT-1’s networking functions can be used over wireless networks. Nikon will also market an UT-1/WT-5a bundle that provides networking functions over both Ethernet and wireless networks.

  • Image Transfer

Still images can be transferred as they are captured, while still images and video already stored on a memory card can be saved to a computer or FTP server. 

  • Transfer of Images to an FTP Server

Still images and video can be automatically uploaded and saved to an FTP server as they are captured, enabling transfer of a high volume of high-resolution image data captured by select D-SLR cameras. This option will allow for the verification of images from a remote location by those individuals not in the immediate vicinity of the camera. 

  • Remote Camera Control from a Computer

When used with Camera Control Pro 2, remote control over a wide variety of Nikon

D-SLR camera functions from a computer are possible. Camera Control Pro 2 allows users to specify and adjust shooting settings such as exposure mode, shutter speed, aperture,  white balance, use live view photography and even record movies remotely. In addition, still images and video can be saved directly to the computer as they are recorded with remote shooting using Camera Control Pro 2.

  • Superior Handling for Efficient Studio and Field Photography

The UT-1 can be mounted on the camera's accessory shoe or on a tripod. When another accessory such as a Speedlight is mounted on the accessory shoe, the camera and the UT-1 can be mounted on a tripod using the optional SK-7 bracket for smooth handling.

Continuing to Connect Photographers

Nikon continues to make photography more efficient and connected for all levels of photographers, as evidenced by the Nikon D4 with its built-in Ethernet network functions, the Wireless Transmitter WT-5a and the new UT-1. What’s more, the WU-1a and new WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapters can be used to easily transfer high-quality images captured with cameras like the Nikon D3200 and the new Nikon D600 to smart devices or to control the camera remotely, though remote control over movie recording is not supported. With the new Nikon COOLPIX S800c, Nikon has even developed a way for users to connect wirelessly to the Internet using operations similar to those found in smartphone devices. By continuously working to increase wireless network functionality and support for all of its digital cameras, from high-end D-SLR to compact digital cameras, Nikon strives to make connecting a simple and effortless task for users.

Price and Availability

The Nikon UT-1 Communications Unit will be available in late October 2012 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $470.00*, in addition to the UT-1 Communications Unit Set with WT-5a bundle for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $1,299.00*. For more information about the UT-1 or other Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

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  • Zorro

    Now they can get on with producing the long-rumored D40s.

    • rebel

      2100 $ body only
      2700 $ with 24-85

      bah
      I’ ll search a D700 used

      • itwasme

        Thats what i am thinking.

        • komalkumar

          I think D600 is placed well in the Nikon line up…

          Now that D7100 is due which will be priced @ 1200
          and D600 @ 2100
          and D800 @ 3000

          makes right pricing…. if D600 is 1500 and D7100 is 1200 they will be killing their own product in other words there is no need for a d7100… but the market is in need of a replacement for d7k…..

      • Dakota

        OK, so your going to pick up a USED D700 for a few hundred less?
        HMMM, how does that even make sense?
        5year old technology vs. latest.
        12 mp vs. 24 mp
        6 fps vs. 5.5 fps
        No HD video vs. full HD with the possibility of 4/2/2 uncompressed.
        No WiFi vs. WiFi
        Oh and if you say that the D700 can shoot at 1/8000, please remember that the ISO starts at 200 vs. 1/4000 and 100 ISO so they are even at that point.
        Although i have not seen any images, so the jury is still out; it is highly likely that this camera will outperform the D700 in both noise and dynamic range.
        Just admit it, you don’t have $2100, but wanted to post on here anyway…

        • check

          You conveniently forgot the ‘old’ CAM3500FX, 51-point AF (which is used in the D800 and D4 btw) vs ‘new’ CAM4800FX, 39-point AF.

          Believe me. There are those photographers who have multiples of $2100 in spare cash who would choose D700 over D600 for different reasons based on their own experience. Each to their own.

          • Dakota

            Actually the D4 and D800 use a new cam 3500 focusing module.
            Not the same one that is being used on the D700.
            But like you said, to each their own :)

            • check

              Of course it’s been tweaked, but still is based on the same tech developed from the D3 (And admit it, you don’t really want to debate the advantage of D3/D700′s AF system over D600′s). “Latest” doesn’t always mean “better”. There are different design objectives to be considered.

        • mL

          HMMM, how does that even make sense?
          5year old technology vs. latest. – So what?
          12 mp vs. 24 mp – Care to elaborate why you need double the pixels? most people do not need it.
          6 fps vs. 5.5 fps – booh hoo, 0.5 fps
          No HD video vs. full HD – guess what, there are still people who dont care about video
          No WiFi vs. WiFi – ditto with wifi

          Another thing I prefer D700 is the button layout and slightly faster flash sync.

          Just admit it, you should just shut up for now.

          • denz

            Lol

          • Dakota

            OK, OK…
            I guess you don’t need 24 mp for greater resolution at all print sizes, and better cropping ability = Old Dinosaur
            I guess you don’t need newer technology that will give you better dynamic range and better per pixel performance in low light = Old Dinosaur
            I guess you don’t need WiFi = Old Dinosaur
            I guess you don’t need Video = Old Dinosaur
            BTW 1959 called, it’s past your bed time :0

            • Yes

              Regardless of this debate on everyone’s *free choice* to choose their camera as they wish, I think mL is right when s/he said, “you should just shut up for now”.

            • Dakota

              Thank you for your words of wisdom.
              But I believe *free choice* goes well with *free speech*

            • check

              Consider these all as “advices”. You started this whole “admit it” thing with your free speech.

          • Joe Bear

            Second time I’ve run into you, Dakota. The D700′s a better choice for anything moving, such as sports. I think videos the big gamble for this camera, but if you want video nowadays, Sony’s just released a great full frame camcorder with the right features like peaking. 9 cross type points, no matter what the generation, is a step backwards. 8 fps on the D700 with battery grip? Not even comparable to 5.5 fps here. The D600 might be a better camera only in controlled environments, something you’ll have to determine for yourself. Do you shoot studio or landscape? Do you get paid? lol. Again, the D700 started off my career and insane shooting style now, so I speak from experience. I’d take it over a lot of new cameras these days for what I shoot and that is primarily sports. Sensor tech and specs and megapixels are good for pixel-peepers and measurebators or for people who really benefit from it and those are studio and landscape, the former the only ones who make money off of their work. Go treat yourself a little and shoot with a D700 rental or loan and see for yourself. The ergonomics and shooting experience (autofocus) matter more than anything else for anything except subjects where you can use medium format cameras or dedicated video cameras.

            • hexx

              and on top of that D700 is built like a tank, which can’t be said about d7000 – oh sorry, d600

            • http://seancrane.com Sean Crane

              Yeah, comparing the D600 to the D700 doesn’t make sense. Two completely different cameras for two completely different consumers. For what I do, the D700 is far superior, which isn’t to say that the D600 isn’t superior for you or anyone else. Much better autofocus on D700 (based on specs), much more rugged and weather sealed (without having it in my hands, the D600 looks like a plastic toy by comparison). D700 has the ability to assign a back focus button, better bracketing, etc. etc. All around just more “pro” features that get used on a daily basis if you’re a certain type of shooter. Yes, less megapixels and no video, etc. but I guess that’s why we’re still waiting for the D700 replacement (assuming that the D800 isn’t it, although I presume it is).

            • Pablo Ricasso

              LOL at y’all. It’s probably a good thing they didn’t call this a D710 then. Because there would be some REAL whining at that point. I think there will be a D710 a few months after the back orders have cleared up from the D4, and it will work like a baby D4. It will probably cost the same 2999 that both the D700 and the D800 did on introduction. And it will be worth it. And it the folks at Canon will say FUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!! And Sony will be happy because then they can sell even more sensors. And Pentax folks will still be anticipating a full frame…
              What this camera is is a low cost cross between a D800 and a 5D. I’ll bet that before they update it you WILL be able to get your hands on one for that rumored 1500 too. And Soccer moms, old folks with AI lenses and good film cameras, and poor boys like myself will eat this thing up like there was no tomorrow. Some people wanting a 5D will switch. And they’ll be grinding a lot of glass…

      • iamlucky13

        D’oh!

        Oh well. Can’t really blame Nikon that a false rumor about a sub $2k price preceded a hotly anticipated camera.

        Plus, I had already realized even before finding out the body price that the cost of replacing a few of my DX lenses would put it beyond what I can personally justify.

        Not that the D600 doesn’t look like an excellent camera, especially for those who’s priority is a compact body, but the people who got brand new D700′s at the closeout price got a steal.

        I bet the D700 used price will jump up a bit now that the D600 price is known.

        And now that I know the D600 has an AF module that can work with F/8 lenses, I may wait until the D7100 comes out in hopes it has the same instead of going for the D7000…decisions, decisions.

        • http://WWW.theorangecountyportraitphotographer.com/blog RICH

          DO YOU WONDER HOW NR HAS HAD SUCH ACCURATE INFO?

          I THINK THERE HAVE BEEN QUITE A FEW LEEKS…

          PLUS LOOKING AT THE SHULTZ BROTHER’S VIDEO, THEY WERE WORKING ON IT QUITE A FEW MONTHS AGO!

          WOULD DO WELL TO SIT TIGHT AND SEE HOW THE PRICE FLUCTUATES AT DIFFERENT RETAILERS. AMAZON IS OFFERING A $3 DISCOUNT AT THE MO! WORTH HANGING OUT FOR!

          RICH

  • http://www.kishorephotography.com Kishore

    price ?

    • Matty

      $2100

  • D400

    drat x-(

    • LesM

      Good!

      Now that’s out of the way, bring on the D400 at $1,500 …….

  • Baz

    Dpreview says $2100 body only…

  • John M

    That’s it. I’m switching to an Etch-A-Sketch.

  • Bharath
  • http://dundermifflin.com Andy Bernard

    Now we can start talking about the D600 successor! What will it be called? D610, D650, or D600S?

    • check

      D599GTX of course, much more macho.

  • Chase

    I don’t think Nikon will sell many at that price point. WAAAYYYY too close to the D800.

    • FX DX

      In which world do you live in? There is no difference between $2100 and $3000? I would buy this camera over D800 because it’s lighter and smaller. That alone is a good enough reason to pick D600 over D800.

      • Chase

        It’s also less sturdy and with fewer options. Nah, this is a D7000 with an FX sensor. D7000 was $1500 at launch. FX != $600 markup.

        Nikon lost a sale. Probably many sales, actually. I am closer to jumping ship than ever.

        • FX DX

          I do have a D800 and if I knew that D600 was coming, I would wait for it and pick it over D800 for sure. In all honesty, I was as happy with my DX kit as I am with my FX kit. The only difference is that FX is bigger and heavier and it has marginally better IQ. D800 and Nikon Pro lenses (f/2.8 lenses) are very heavy and annoying and I am just not a big fan of this extra weight. I actually ended up buying a micro 4/3 camera (GF3) as my everyday use camera and my D800 stays home most of the time.

        • Mike

          Well obviously being $900 cheaper then the D800 it’ll have fewer features, but it has other features being lighter and being able to shoot at 5.5 fps, still at 24MP. This camera will definitely have its market, though I do hope they drop the price another 1 or $200 dollars…

          • FX DX

            For sure. If it was $1999, a lot more potential buyers would be happy right now.

          • BartyL

            Wait for the Festivas or EOFY specials. The reviews will be in, queues will have diminished, bugs will be ironed out, stock will be available, prices will have dropped.

        • FX DX

          Also jumping ship will not get you anywhere. Canon used to be cheaper than Nikon, but lately all their products (5dIII, 24-70II, etc…) are more expensive than Nikon. Canon and Nikon as good as each other. You will eventually switch back to Nikon or realize that it didn’t really give you what you were looking for.

        • Dakota

          Please, please, jump.
          LOL, what a tool…
          And pray tell, what are you going to jump to?
          A Sony with almost the same specs at $2800?
          A Canon for $3500, that has banding and lower dynamic range?
          Did i say what a tool already?

          • Chase

            Canon is not the only competitor to Nikon.

            I’ve been shooting Nikon since I was in high school and I am extremely disappointed. Nikon obviously priced this in such a way that people who are just shy of what’s needed for a D800 will buy it, but it won’t cannibalize D800 sales. And the sensor performance looks like hot garbage. A $2100 camera that doesn’t produce usable images at ISO 3200 is not worth it.

            This camera is NOT worth $2100. Sorry. Your argument is invalid.

            • denz

              And where does it say iso 3200 images are not usuable. Let’s just wait and see some real tests first. Otherwise you sound like a troll .

            • Chase

              They have a sample on their site at full size – http://chsvimg.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d600/img/sample01/img_07_l.jpg

              Look for yourself. I wouldn’t print that at any size larger than a postcard. It’s possible the RAW images will be usable, but I’m not too impressed at this point.

            • Dakota

              OK, I’ll bite…
              What competitor to the D600 or D800, D4 are you jumping ship to?
              I’m dying to hear this, really :)
              As far as high ISO goes, i would pass judgment on this after I see a true review of this camera against the competition.
              you can not base this on internet Jpegs

            • Pablo Ricasso

              Oh, me too!!! From this day forward, I’m only going to use my pink Polaroid!

          • Niktard

            Huh? The Sony has 10x the specs at only 700 more bucks. WTF are you talking about?

        • Tern

          “FX != $600 markup.”
          Anyone who says this obviously knows nothing about sensors

          • Chase

            Sorry, perhaps I should have said, “FX != automatic $600 markup”. If it were a decent sensor, it would be worth it, but based on the samples available, it doesn’t even look as capable as the sensor in the D700 or the 5D Mark II, released 4 years ago. I bet this has an Aptina or 1st party Nikon sensor. I was not impressed at all by the Aptina in the J1 and V1.

        • Nikon USA

          Make that 2. Nikon just lost another sale. $2100 is supposed to be with a kit lens, not just body only.

      • Gimme D600

        This is it! Good stuff Nikon… could’ve been cheaper but it’s competitive especially because the sensor will beat the pants off the 5D MKIII I will pay the price to stop reading blogs so that I’ll get out and shoot goddam pictures instead!

  • ders

    Too expensive. Will not buy.

  • coco

    2100 – 600 more than I hope………………………………………………..

  • Glen78

    $2700 for the kit makes no sense if it is a 24-85 VR lens as the $600 more is no discount from what you can buy the lens for individually. Hopefully it is the 24-120?

    • Pozzy

      Nope. Looks like 24-85 for kit lens.

  • Ben

    The Verge has a bunch of stuff up already.

  • D600=$1499

    Well, I feel sorry. Apologies.
    I am switching to mirror-less.
    Selling my D90 and half a dozen of FX primes. :(

    • D600=$1499

      Oh, yea good by NR. Had a good time here. :)

      • D600=$1499

        *bye

        I am desperate.

        • JLK

          For attention?

    • ryan johnson

      I was primes :D

    • iamlucky13

      Sweet! More used gear available for cheap!

      Win for those of us who stay.

    • mikils

      If you really really owned a D90 and bought 6 (?) FX primes you aren’t smart enough to visit NR web site anyway. good riddance

      • Umihira

        D90 users will be called smart when they use only DX primes (10.5mm, 35mm 1.8, 40mm 2.8, 85mm 3.5) for their DX body?

  • Wilson

    $2100 thats a little better :)

  • Frank

    “the D600 offers advanced basic camera performance”

    • Really Poor Choice

      Yeah, horrible PR writing. Hire me instead. :)

  • http://slrlounge.com Matthew Saville

    Pre-Order???

    Seems like a pretty good camera for go-light adventure photographers. Glad it has AF-D and AIS compatibility; I hope it has a built-in intervalometer too!

    =Matt=

  • Benno

    $2100US = ~$2500AUS = $2000 more than I expected.

    • BartyL

      I think the release price will be more like AU$2700, falling to low 2000′s in about 12 months (cheaper from Hong Kong if you don’t mind the lack of warranty support or running the gauntlet of Customs fines).

      You didn’t really expect it for AU$500, did you?

    • Frank

      You expected a 500 dollar camera? Did you think they were going to release a lomo?

  • Same AF as D7000

    2100 and the same AF as the D7000?

    No thanks, I’ll save up for the D800.

    • Chase

      This essentially IS a D7000 with a new sensor. Not a very good one, either – http://chsvimg.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d600/img/sample01/img_07_l.jpg

      At this point I expect good results up to 3200 for anything that costs more than $1500. This looks like crap.

      • Geoff

        And no 6400 High-iso image samples are on nikons page. I’m guessing the sensor is garbage from the noise I see even in the ISO 100 images :/

        • Chase

          They have crops of everything up to HI2 at Engadget – http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/13/nikon-d600-full-frame-dslr/

          Not too much of a drop from 3200 to 6400, but still not very good to begin with. I need to see RAW samples and some HD video at 24p before I even think about ordering one.

          • iamlucky13

            What’s up with the UT-1? Instead of making the WT-5A work with the other high-end models, they made up an additional $500 device solely for the purpose of making you buy another accessory to achieve what $75 webcams have been able to do for several years.

            Meanwhile, how long before someone works out a way to make their new Android P&S offer the same functionality for free?

    • Yup

      I was thinking the same. D7000′s AF is terrible under certain lights. As a D7000 owner I would never upgrade to this. Might as well just cough up another $900 and get a D800, arguably the best dslr out there now.

  • Geoff

    I’ll buy a used D700 or D3 instead. 1/4000 shutter and flash sync 1/200. Pathetic.

    This thing will sell big to the video crowd though, uncompressed HDMI is a major selling point. And the in camera codec aint bad either.

    • MF

      Max FSS at 1/250 is also pathetic. Go medium format + leaf shutter lenses.

      • x100

        Or just get an x100.

        • MF

          Yes. But. APS-C. Is. Also. Pathetic. :D

          • hexx

            but better than D7000 (i know, i have both ;) )

  • Henry

    In the video is a comparison between D4/D800/D600 concerning the size. Can’t imagine how big it really is? Like D7000/D90? Or bigger?

    • Size is…

      D600 size: 141.0 x 113.0 x 82.0 mm (W x H x D) (760 g)

      D300s size: Approx. 147 x 114 x 74 mm (5.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 in.) (860 g)

      D7000 size: 132mm x 103mm x 77mm (690g)

      So, size is closer to D300s, but weight is (barely) closer to the D7000.

      • Henry

        Thx! Looks like it will not fit into my damn big hands. But at least i’ve got to try.

    • Mercurius Vayeate

      It’s 1cm taller and 1cm wider… it’s halfway between a D7/800 and a D7000, noticeably larger in hand.

      I was torn, but the price made me decide: I bought a D7000 5 months ago for $925 CAD and loving it! Only downside: my FX lens are feeling like they could do so, so much more ;)

  • curt

    Too bad. At $1500 I was all in. Now at $2100 I’m all out. Sad day..

  • http://www.kishorephotography.com Kishore

    post the price

    • check

      damn read.

  • http://thecoog.wordpress.com Arie

    Sorry, I think that price point for that type of body is too rich for my blood. I’d rather get a used D700. If they would have came down $200 to make it be under $2000 it would have been a much much more attractive camera.

    Looks like I’m holding on to my D90.

    • ZoetMB

      So if you kept this camera for three years, and it was $1900 instead of $2100, you’re talking about a difference of $1.28 per week.

      You can only blame Nikon partially for the perceived high price. The USD is down against the Yen. I think it was 78 Yen to the dollar yesterday. 4-5 years ago it was 120 Yen to the dollar. That means had the Yen/Dollar relationship been the same as it was then, this camera might have been price at only $1430.

  • Brian Menges

    Where are the pre-orders? Come-on Amazon.com. What are you waiting for?

  • Tim

    No U1, U2 modes? Rockwell’s gonna hate it…

    Any ideas on UK or Singapore pricing?

    • Ric

      yes there are.

      • Tim

        Thanks; I stand corrected. Rockwell’s gonna love it!

        • check

          I think you care too much about what Rockwell loves or not. Time to move on, dear.

  • Snap Snap

    So much for the “as low as $1500″ rumors..i guess a lot of peoples dissapointed including me!

    • Joe

      I think Nikon was referencing the used market. :-)

  • rebel

    Too expensive
    dear Nikon I’ll not buy this camera

    • http://www.nikon.com/ Nikon

      Dear Rebel,
      A lot of other people will.

  • Ric

    Time laps in the Eastern Sierras, Alambama Hills looking at Mt. Whitney.

    Let the complaining, bashing, crying begin.

    Hands on at DPReview.

    • Ric

      April was probably the last time there was that much snow there. Maybe even sooner due to a dry winter.

  • Buranshe

    Is the D600 id made in Japan or Made on Thailand ???

  • xt

    disappointed by the price

  • tobi

    did they tell shipping dates?

    • Madara

      You’re not patient, Obito.

  • Kin

    Well I guess I shall make the switch over to Sony a99. I think I will start to put faith in Sony to get better. I still do love Nikon, it just isn’t selling me

  • dean

    The most disappointing news this week. Nikon got it wrong. 5D mark ii would be my next choice as soon as canon brings it down to 1700 again. Grrr

    • Ze ‘Ol D700

      Four years ago, D700 was better than 5DmII in many many ways. Today it is still.

  • nikonWTF

    And I suppose the Grip for this thing is going to be another 350$ !?!?!?!?!

    • Ric

      Exactly

    • Pozzy

      Apparently listed at $322. Ugh.

    • Michael

      $322 according to their site, and it’s essentially identical to the MB-D11 for the D7k, but not compatible.

  • d7000 user

    I think I am exactly Nikon’s targeted audience for the D600. I am a serious hobbyist. As much as I want to go FX, I will never buy another camera with the D7000′s autofocus system, so I’ll probably be getting a gently used D700 for LESS than this camera. Too bad. It’s otherwise perfect for someone like me.

    • JC

      I can categorize myself as the intended audience for this camera, but I had this gut feeling it was just gonna barely break $2,000. That is why I opted to wait and save for the D800. I am close to affording the D800, and would prefer to not waste my money on the D600.

      On the other hand, the prices are usually $100-$200 more on launch and slowly creep down a few months later.

      I think it would have made more sense for Nikon to price this at $1800 and throw in a D700 replacement in between the $2,300-$3,000 range. That way, it will sell like hotcakes and you will get a bigger audience to buy glass.

      • yes

        But this positioning indicates that there won’t be a D700 replacement (D3s/D4 sensor) soon.

        • catinhat

          If D700 successor with a D4 sensor ever comes, it will probably come at the price point of D800.

          • yes

            Or perhaps slightly less, judging from previous lineups. High MP flagship (e.g. D2X, D3X) variant has always been more expensive than the high-speed flagship variant (D2H, D3). Probably would translate to $200-300 difference from the D800, and definitely >1 year after the D4.

    • Ralph

      Have you tried the D700 AF? I really think you should. Then buy a D800

      • check

        Just chipping in, but it (D700′s AF) works quite fast and accurate in dim light situations with an AF-S lens.

  • Rick

    Damn. Sold my D7000 in advance, expecting a $1499 D600.

    I guess I’m going to have to sell off the rest of my Nikon kit and go mirrorless.

    • Ricky Martin

      hahahhahahahahahaha
      you’re a funny guy

  • ram

    I’m out of D600, this is too expensive; I would go for D7000

  • http://carlosecabezas.wordpress.com/ Carlos Cabezas

    Too expensive,.. I will undust my D2H and keep shooting with it !!! Sorry Nikon I will pass you offer.

  • Frosty

    mynikonlife.com.au already has pics and video samples and with the tag line ‘ I am setting the scene’

    • Needy

      I just pre-ordered at Amazon. Shipping Sept 21.

  • Retro

    WAYYYY TOO EXPENSIVE!
    Keeping my D7000 and my hard earned 2+ grand to spend on better stuff, like primes or a mirrorless or, perhaps soon, a better full frame option… no matter the brand as I was always careful to buy lenses that hold their resale value (thanks Ken!)

    • Teo

      +1
      Overpriced, just bought a new D700, yep a few minutes ago when I saw the price of this piece of Nikon.

    • Michael

      Take that $2000 and invest in some good glass. You could treat yourself to a 14-24 2.8!

  • catch

    Nikon does again, damm hell price

  • Doesn’t Matter

    Reading most of your comments I get a feeling that my D700 (bought in March) will hold its value or may even go up a little.

    I too was keen to see the price on this one. May’ve bought it if it was 1500. Now the next upgrade would be the D800.

  • http://www.facebook.com/barefootintactivist Barefoot Intactivist

    Nice price on that 18.5mm Nikon 1 lens at $190. I think the rumor was $300.

  • preston

    Peter, it seems many are disappointed by the price, but I wonder if it is because it’s really out of their budget now or if they are angry that they will be paying more than expected (but will still get it). I’d like to see a poll with 5 choices that read something like: 1) will be buying the D600; 2) would have paid up to $1900 for it; 3) would have paid up to $1600 for it; 4) looks awesome but is way out of my price range; 5) don’t like it so wouldn’t buy it.

    • Josh

      People are disjointed because the camera isn’t worth what it costs. At the beginning of the year the D700 was going for around $2499. The D600 has a lower spec body than the D7000. For over $2000 people are used to getting more than the D600 offers.

  • http://www.robertash.com Robert Ash

    Well, it’s obviously not $1500-1600 so we’ll see what the reviews are of its image quality. In theory I want it :) In practice, if it indeed has the D7000 AF system and/or backfocus problems I’ll pass until those get fixed.

    What I’m assuming (and hoping) happened is that the auto-focus system may have the same description as the D7000 AF system, but will be improved given that
    1) two years have passed to work on it some more and
    2) it’s an FX not a DX so hopefully Nikon will feel more pressure to produce a really solid camera.

  • Scott M

    Well…my estimated price was $400 too low.
    I will keep my D700 as back up to D800. Was really thinking that a Thailand made 1/4000 max SS would be a few hundred less. Save up $900 more and get a REAL Sendai D800.
    This won’t sell like hot cakes. B&H will even have them soon.

  • Joopey

    Looks like the resale price of the D700 has just gone up.

    We should start an online drive to bring back the D700. What do say NR, are willing to host a petition to bring back the D700?

  • DX2FX

    Big disappointment: the pop up flash has no commander mode for CLS !

    • http://www.facebook.com/photojbartlett Jeff Bartlett

      You are wrong.

      Here is the info straight off the nikon website: Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash

    • Charly

      What are you taling about ?
      “Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; built-in flash can serve as master flash in commander mode; auto FP high-speed sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units”
      Regards

      • DX2Fx

        My bad ! I stand corrected.

  • Michael

    A little pricey, but everyone who was guessing $1500 was out of their minds. D7k shooters hoping to be able to use the MB-D11 are probably pissed; I wonder why nikon didn’t stay with it as it’s a fantastic grip. I’m surprised Nikon stuck with essentially the same AF system as the D7000; I can say from experience it’s adequate on the D7000, but a full frame deserves better. I want to see some more stills from this thing.

    • Not Surprised

      You’re out of your mind. $1500 is ALL that this camera is worth.

      $2,100 is LAUGHABLY high. What a ridiculous price for something that isn’t even as good as the D700 — and that cost $2000 just recently.

      This would be a great product at $1500 — it sucks at $2000.
      Do not buy until it falls in price & the left-focus issue is fixed by Nikon.

      Buy a used D700 with MUCH BETTER features for $400 less.

      • Michael

        I thought you were right until the point where you talk about the left focus point issue. Troll.

      • Dakota

        What are the better D700 features?
        Native starting Iso of 200?
        12mp?
        No Video?
        No WiFi?
        Lower per pixel performance?
        Lower dynamic range?
        I guess your talking about the o.5 fps, and the top shutter speed of 1/8000th (but remember, ISO starts at 200)
        It does have a 1/50th of a second better flash sync.
        And if you buy it used (it’s a used camera, no warranty)
        Hmmm, your really not convincing me

        • Aaron

          The D800 with MB-D12 shoots faster in DX crop mode with 50% more MP than this camera……the price IS laughably high, regardless of whether or not he was trolling. Wheres the D710?

          I would have liked to see 5.5fps in FX mode, 7/8 in DX mode with grip and AA’s. Wouldve made sense as a quasi-replacement for the D300s, D700, and smart upgrade from the D7000 all in one……

          • Aaron

            My point, to clarify, is that they turned the D600 into just a “cheap FX upgrade” rather than what it could have been, a replacement for D700, D300s, as well as the D7000 upgrade…

            • Peter

              You’re not seriously trying to tell Nikon that they should have built a D800 for the price of a D7000?

              Of course it’s not a D700 replacement, for that they have the D800 already.

              D300s and D7000 users now have a choice (if they want to upgrade at all, that is): D800 or D600 – or D4 if they really want to splash out. I don’t see what’s wrong with that, in fact you should applaud Nikon for providing that choice.

        • Ze ‘Ol D700

          The better D700 features?
          The pro features you don’t seem to appreciate enough (yet):
          * pro-grade AF (doesn’t matter much if you shoot mostly still objects in good light conditions)
          * pro-grade all-magnesium alloy chassis & weather-sealing (doesn’t matter if you use your camera casually)
          * independent ISO, WB, QUAL buttons (doesn’t matter if you rarely change these settings)
          * 8fps option with MB-D10 + extra AA batteries or with EN-EL4 battery (which also provides much longer battery life) (doesn’t matter if you don’t need that speed and/or longer battery life)

          Just an advice: why don’t you just wait for your D600 to arrive and be 100% happy and convinced about your purchase decision, despite of what other people would say? Be proud of it and be aware of its limitations. And then, unleash the awesomeness of your photography.

          • Klaus

            So buy a D800 if you need all those features!

            This is a D7000 FX, not a D710. It’s not intended to replace a pro DSLR, it’s the step between prosumer DX D7000/D300 and the pro FX models (D800).

            This is not a pro FX but a new product line, prosumer FX

            • Ze ‘Ol D700

              Dude, read the context… those things were actually asked for by the guy named Dakota. In relevance are the currently similarly priced brand new ($2100-2200) D600 and D700. Of course the D800 is also alright!

        • catinhat

          D700 has a top flight AF system which is rock solid. Also, everything about D700 build screams QUALITY. This new thing, — remains to be seen…

  • Will not buy.

    Extremely upset. Old autofocus and $2100?

    I was prepared to shell out $1.5k, but now I’m gonna wait and see what Canon responds with.

    • http://www.sedetweiler.com scott detweiler

      It will suck, just like it has for a while now. Nikon is kicking some major ass with the new products this year (aside from the ludicrous pricing on the D800 grip, everything has been reasonable). If you are shopping for price, then you are in the wrong place and probably the wrong industry.

    • okay

      Where I and many other people live the price has not dropped at all since release. Quit being an egocentric idiot.

      • Jimmy

        I thought you had gone. Go away to Canon and stop embarrassing yourself.

        Oh, and save some money whilst you are away, peasant.

        • UK people

          woww..people in UK really that rude?

          • ChrisP

            No people in the UK are not normally rude, except in Central London where it is as bad as and capital city, however a lot of people have an inability to suffer fools gladly ;-)

          • hexx

            nope, only some ignorant morons like that one above who can’t pull his head from his ass

        • Dakota

          That was too funny…
          Americans, just can’t pull off calling someone a peasant.
          People would just look at us funny :)

          • Pablo Ricasso

            But I’m on the internet and you can’t even see me. So take THAT you PEASANT!!! :)

        • okay

          I don’t have any interest in Canon. I’m not the same person that you originally insulted. You were apparently too stupid to work that out, idiot.

          • Jimmy

            You don’t save face by pretending to be somebody else. You are obviously not brave enough/witty enough to reply to the original post using the same name.

            We all know you were the original poster.

            You should change your user name to ‘Peasant’.

            Cheers.

        • Jack Meeofa Gainne

          @ Jimmy (I’m the one you’re looking 4)

          Better to be a peasant than so unpleasant as you!

          You can kiss my (not so) “pinky ring”…

    • jorg

      yeah! 500 $ make you change your system… that has become the typical poster here….

    • Carsten

      Yeah, wait longer and bitch on a Canon forum why there is no 4d for $1500 and if it arrives why it has more that 12MP.

      Get a D7000, unless you think that only full-format is “professional” enough for you

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