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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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  • http://www.facebook.com/davidlarochephoto David La Roche

    any idea when Australian pricing will be available?

    • Bob

      it will be $600000000000000000000000… + GST.

      • Heath

        +100 :)

        • Pablo Ricasso

          What? A hundred more? NOT buying it!!!

    • Jman

      From what I can see it is $2,699.95 for body only and $3,499.95 for the kit. Check the ryda and ted’s cameras websites.

  • babazoo

    $2100?

    For those serious about FX camera, D700 or D800 will be a pick IMO.

    D600 while new and exiting falls short of both of these models. I’m sure it will sell well though.

    • Michael

      I wouldn’t want a D700. The D600 has better dynamic range. I don’t need those build quality which no one can claim whichever is stronger, nor do I need those ‘pro’ controls.

  • Steve

    Agreed … big disapointment Nikon

  • Tim

    Seemingly a few people are disappointed and considering holding off moving up to FX (or are revisiting other FX options).

    So any idea on what the new DX model (expected this year) will be for those who might stick with the format for another generation?

    • iamlucky13

      Almost certainly a small upgrade from the D7000.

      Bump from 16 MP to 24 MP

      Gets the F/8 autofocus capability announced for the D600 (I hope)

      Video improved to 1080p30 and 720p60

      Maybe raw video out, but I doubt it.

      Probably no increase in rated ISO performance. Instead, they’ll work to keep the per-pixel noise comparable to the D7000 despite the higher resolution.

      There’s not much else in other new models to suggest more dramatic improvements to make to the already pretty awesome D7000, so I’m hard pressed to speculate on other advances.

      Hmm…now that I write that out, the only thing that matters to me is the improved AF, and I don’t even know for certain that will happen. With the current discount of the D7000, and the unknown timeline for replacing it, maybe I won’t bother waiting.

      • Michael

        In fact, if they are indeed using the D3x sensor, the sensor efficiency is worse than D7000.

        • iamlucky13

          I doubt they’re using the D3x sensor unmodified. It might have been the basis for the chip that is in the D600, but for the volumes Nikon almost certainly hopes to sell this in, and for the sake of not being outpaced by Canon and Sony, there’s almost certainly some improvements made to it.

  • Ben Dover

    It goes like this….
    NR repports exciting new product at expected pricing or assumed pricing.
    Months and months of anticipation build up……. and more months of build up.
    Announcment day= complete let down due to higher than anticipated price.
    Sick feeling in the the stomach….. dissapointment. A sense of alienation from
    your Brand.

    Thats how I remember feeling years ago with the 24mm 1.4…. im sure some of you
    feel it today with the D600.
    Be well my friends. After all, its just gear stuff. Empty and meaningless. :-)

    • http://www.nauphotos.com nau

      thats why u use this month of waiting to save up $$$ and when it comes out you are well on top of it :)

      • Ben Dover

        :-)

  • Nikonhead

    The body is supposed to be the same full magnesium alloy and weather sealed like the D800. The D600 looks like a more practical camera than the D800. Most people do not need 36mp. The D600 has a faster frame rate and better video capabilities. I will still wait since Nikon has a track record of something always being wrong when new models first come out. You usually pay top dollar when you buy a new model as soon as it hits the streets.

    • ashwins

      Nope, Nikonhead,

      “The camera uses magnesium alloy top and rear construction to provide a lightweight camera with maximum durability”—just like in D7000.

      “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”—just like in D7000.”

      The AF of D7000 (D600) is far inferior to D800′s AF—very important point to consider.

      If you want to know where the D600 stands in the Nikon DSLR line read Thom hogan’s great preview:

      “The autofocus sensor, shutter, meter, and most of the body form and controls are close to direct lifts from the D7000. That does introduce a few changes, though. Unlike the D7000, the D600 will be limited to 1/200 flash sync and a top speed of 1/4000 (likely due to the large sensor area that’s being traversed). The shutter is still rated to 150k clicks, like the D7000.”

      The rest at: http://www.bythom.com

      Cheers!

  • Jeff Day

    Amazon pre-order is up. My order is in.

  • Bill

    I have just pre-ordered two of these bad boys. Logistically this makes sense for me as a Nikon shooter. I like the Sony RX1 but this has exactly what I need technically and I can still use my Nikon glass on it. Dope.

  • THURO

    As a D7000 owner that gets frustrated with the low light focusing ability of my camera, I have to say I’ll pass on the D600. For the price I would imagine the high ISO samples would be better as well. Looks like I’m saving up for a D800, I need more than 12mpx if not I’d buy a D700 or D3. This is probably what Nikon wanted me to do in the first place. Damn you corporate thieves.

    • Sandy

      This is not the exact same AF, it has been tweaked to F8, there may be other improvements. While I do not think the d7000 is the best in low light, for its class of camera its not bad at all. And it probably wont have left AF syndrome.

      • Michael

        It is not the same AF. And by the way, if you did not know, D7000 (as with other 16MP cameras) has the best low light performance of all cameras in its class.

      • ashwins

        It’s very close, though! Low light AF hasn’t been a problem with my D7000 but AF with fast primes has been a nightmare.

        And D600 has the same metering sensor as D7000 (MultiCAM 4800FX AF module).

        Thom Hogan wrote in his preview:

        “The autofocus sensor, shutter, meter, and most of the body form and controls are close to direct lifts from the D7000. That does introduce a few changes, though. Unlike the D7000, the D600 will be limited to 1/200 flash sync and a top speed of 1/4000 (likely due to the large sensor area that’s being traversed). The shutter is still rated to 150k clicks, like the D7000.”

        The rest at: http://www.bythom.com

  • teteouu

    I’m looking for the brochure with picture inside in High Quality …

  • lol

    Well since none of you are ordering it I’m sure you won’t mind that I went ahead and pre-ordered it at B&H. Don’t come whining to me when I earn a few hundred bucks scalping it on eBay as the first receiver of the camera.

  • Synergy012

    One thing that has me really confused is why the shutter is of less quality than the d7000. It only goes as fast 1/4000 and syncs at 1/200 as opposed to 1/8000 and 1/250 on the d7000. Thoughts?

    • EnPassant

      Because of DX versus FX. It is more easy and less expensive to make a small shutter fast.

  • http://www.thefullframe.org FoilFrame

    The AF looks crazy to me. Very SMALL (in large letters) coverage. It’s a great bargain for FX, it is…but I shoot moving subjects and that teeny weeny AF zone is going to be tough. Crop central.

  • http://www.seanmolin.com Sean Molin

    That UT-1 is HUGGGGEEEE!

    Nice to see it is compatible with the D800, though. I’m sure most pros would have it attached to their tripod, though. I guess no big deal.

    • http://www.seanmolin.com Sean Molin

      Wait. You have to add the WT-5aON TOP OF THAT?

      WHY THE HELL IS IT THAT THING SO FREAKING HUGE? JUST FOR WIRED ETHERNET? AND $1299 FOR THE WIRELESS BUNDLE? TRIPOD MOUNT ISN’T EVEN INCLUDED.

      I expected bad, but that NOT bad, Nikon.

    • iamlucky13

      The capability is cool.

      The implementation is not.

      No joke, I have a $75 webcam that does the same thing. That’s the total price. $75 for a crappy, plastic lensed camera, a wireless antenna, and a built-in webserver that lets you control the camera in real time from the other side of the planet using either a web browser or dedicated control software for your PC or smartphone. The whole thing is smaller than the UT-1.

      Sure, the image quality is attrocious, the controls it gives you are limited, and it’s laggy even on a LAN, but it works exactly like it’s supposed to, and adding more controls would not be an overwhelming challenge. The upgraded model for $50 more includes user-controlled tilt and pan.

      I would not expect cheap for a pro-level SLR interface that needs to be much more reliable and feed a higher quality live view (the web cam is only VGA), and granted that Nikon has exclusivity on this, at least for use with their own bodies, but $1300 is highway robbery.

  • Ze ‘Ol D700

    I disagree on the “used D700″ bit. New D700 is still better.

  • kevinH

    5.5fps, 100% coverage, new (sony) sensor? this is still a bargain…

  • shiva

    24mbps video bit rate ???????? u guys have to learn from BMC.

    And how can Nikon says its an advanced video features while lying???????

  • Simon

    UK price being reported as £1956. What kind of ridiculous conversion rate are Nikon using?

  • james

    Considering this seems to be externally no different than a d7000 upscaled to into a bigger body, internally only a sensor swap with the same AF system I can’t see why it cost so much more especially with the production volumes of such a large company keeping sensor cost down and R&D saved by modelling it heavily on the d7000 externally.

    I currently have a d7000 with 50 1.4 AF-S ‘g’ prime. My DX lenses are the 35mm 1.8, 10-24 and 55-300 and only then the 35mm saw the most action. I was hoping it would be cheaper so i could get a good lens like the 24-70 and 85mm 1.8 but now I’ve decided to hold onto my gear and re-evaluate come xmas time, I may end up selling the entire kit and moving to mirrorless. I was looking forward to a slightly cheaper price so I could jump ship into an FX glass only setup and make use of my nikon f100.

    In the mean time I’ve spent the 3k I had on kitesurfing gear and am loving the sport and getting much more out of it than a camera body. This is only a hobby not a job/making a living and the d7000 in my eyes will serve the job just as well as a d600 and is smaller.

    • Mike

      Buy a second hand 17-55 and be amazed at what your D7000 can do.

      A mirrorless kit could easily match those lenses you have, especially if you like your 35mm, the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 and 25mm f/1.4 are far more interesting lenses that do the same thing on micro 4 3.

    • ashwins

      Hey James,

      Why don’t you start to shift to FX glass already now and gradually replace your DX glass (you just need to hold on to your widest DX glass). The FX glass works much better on D7000 than DX glass because it’s built to better specs and you would be using the centre area of the lens.

      I am using on my D7000 almost solely FX glass. My favorites are 50mm f/1.8G, 70-300 VRII and 28-105 f/3.5-4.5 D AF. Next I am planning to get the new 85mm f/1.8G which costs here in Europe less than 400 euros. I think one can get it in the States for $470 already.

  • Hind

    Too expensive for me. Nice try though.

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

    They finally fixed bracketing — it goes in steps up to 3EV on the D600 vs 1EV for D800.

    • MLN

      That is one of the very few things that piss me off with my D800, with all the DR it has one can bracket at 3EV without any problems, hopefully it will be fixed in a firmware update.

  • NikonD300sToD600

    Im interested! Will definitely get one as Christmas gift to myself.
    Admin, is D600 is going to be made in Japan?

  • moebius22

    Is this thing better than a 5D for video?

    • Mark V

      Better is subjective – look at the features you need, evaluate on those. Do you need uncompressed HDMI out? If so, this might be a good option. If you are invested in a system, that might sway you more one way or another.

  • Nikon Dark Side

    No AF-Fine tune??? Big FAIL!!!!

    Nikon what is wrong with you? I can’t use 1.2 & 1.4 lenses on this? Your samples are only with thouse 1.8 and cheapo lenses :(

    Fail Fail. I will stick with Nikon but not with D600 :((

  • Nick

    What are people whining about? All the other manufacturers charge way more for their 20MP+ cameras with FF- sensor.

    It’s by far the cheapest NEW FF camera and almost as cheap as the 5D MKII even though that camera has been in production for like 4 years (which dramatically affects the pricing after a while). I would gladly get one of these in front of a 4 year old plastic-camera with banding issues at all ISO’s and outdated hardware. Justsayin..

    The same goes for all those D700 vs D600 arguments, D700 is old as hell and has been in production for quite a while, which seems to affect the pricing a lot. So, lets say they’re about the same price now, I would still say that the D600 is a lot better than D700 in everything but size and focus points and get that instead of outdated hardware..

  • Richard

    Disappointed about the price…but ordered one anyways. D600 is not close to being cheap, but it’s a fair price for its features. The D700 still sells $2200 new. I use a D800E which wife finds too heavy and too difficult to use, so this FX D7000 fits perfectly.
    People who shoot video will love it, but we don’t shoot video.
    It’s got everything she needs: large 3.2″, high speed syn, bracketing, CLS commander, decent built quality, ok frame rate, shares the battery as my E, 24MP, AF fine tune, enough AF points, U1U2 modes, compact body, FULL FRAME updated sensor. We are excited

  • http://blogg.hogbergphotography.com Danonino

    Hm, the D600 sure looks boring compared to Sonys FF RX1 compact camera… Sony has been growing on me for a few years.. They really seem to know what they are doing. Goodbye Nikon.

    • Michael

      Sony has a very good lineup for the NEXs, the RX100 (I want to buy one!), but to me, RX1 is shit. lol.

  • http://www.tayvinknightphoto.com dallas photographer

    I’ll wait a few months, but I might actually buy this little camera. Still need a little more info about the sensor, though.

  • Mark V

    I’m noticing a distinct lack of people being as excited as they were about the D800 and I think for a few reasons. I think there was a lot more pent up demand for the D800 first of all. I think some of the discussion even imagining a $1500 hurt people’s perceptions up front, whereas with the D800 people were expecting $4,000 US and got a 1k reduction on the price tag.

    At a body only price point comparison to the D7000, you are talking a difference of over $1000 to get an FX sensor, an upgraded focusing system (to some degree), and..? I think a lot of people are looking at that and saying, “It’s not worth it.” I also think that if Nikon’s marketing team were good they would have realized that even dropping it $100 to $1999.00 US would have a different psychological response than 2099.00. Nonetheless, it’s outside what I would consider a reasonable range for me, given my current position.

    If I were looking into cameras now, and didn’t already own a D7000 (which works well for me as a weekend enthusiast and travels pretty well all in all) I might consider this, but I am not sure that the D600 is a compelling enough argument for me to upgrade. Perhaps once some reviews are in I might be able to convince myself that this would be a worthwhile upgrade.

  • http://www.eidophoto.com Timmy

    Sample images look awesome..
    Good DR, noise performance also good..
    hope it will soon enter my country..

  • krr

    nikon.com: “The autofocus system is as sensitive as Nikon’s flagship D4 D-SLR, offering precise subject acquisition down to -1 EV and compatibility with lenses up to f/8 combined open aperture.”

  • Ghoma

    Anu idea why the grip is called MB-D14?

    if D800′s one is MB-D12, it should be 13. Or did they skip it because is a bad number?

  • http://- kahiri78

    The hi res/high iso sample image of an owl at Nikon website (ISO 800) seems like noisier than D700. Anyone care to ‘downsize’ it? hahahahaha

  • shiva

    why NIKON SONY PANASONIC hang around stupid inferior AVCHD 24mbps bit rate in video?

    I wont buy when bit rate is inferior.

    • BartyL

      Good for you.

  • Mike

    D600 looks like a winner to me.

    Only slightly bigger than a D7000, that’s really cool. To those complaining about the AF, I’d buy a manual focus FX if it would shave something off the size and price.

    I’m just having too much fun with my D7000 + 17-55 right now. I’ll probably just wait 12-18 months and see if the price of this D600 goes down, and at the same time see how DX sensor technology evolves.

    • http://ab2imagery.com Brandon Bush

      Right on, Mike! That D7000+17-55 combo is the most fun and versatile thing in DX right now, IMO.

  • http://ab2imagery.com Brandon Bush

    Who buys a $2000 camera and uses the in-camera retouch feature more than once per decade? And more importantly, who buys a $2000 camera and uses retouch so much that a dedicated button makes sense!?

    Imagining a better function for that button, they could make it directly access your custom menu so you can put whatever is most important to you there.

    • jorg

      so you never held a d800 in your hands.
      this menu is not only retouch but first of all jpg-styles (portrait, neutral…)

      • http://ab2imagery.com Brandon Bush

        Nope, never used a D800. But it still seems like a pretty big waste of a button when you compare its functionality to the other quite universal buttons like ISO and Menu which *everyone* has to use. I didn’t even use the JPEG picture controls when I shot JPEG. But to the point, with an enthusiasts camera like this, I assume the majority of users will be doing a hefty amount of post processing in something like Photoshop, or shooting RAW, so this button just becomes useless. With as much thought as they put into camera design layouts, I wonder what discussions were had around a meeting table about adding this button to the lineup?

  • Davide

    Thanks Nikon for making my choice easier. When (if ever) I move to FF, I’ll get the D800.

    If price and weight difference had been more (a lot more) than 900$ and 140g, I would have probably been OK giving up the flagship AF. But given how things are, I’m not.

  • http://www.hetfotoatelier.nl Peter Rothengatter

    Is that a communication unit or blender ?????
    ;-)

  • Miha

    http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d600/compatibility03.htm

    I’m concerned about small auto focus points coverage.

    I currently have D5100 with 11 auto focus points spread all over frame, so there is no need for focus locking and recomposing, but sadly with D600 will be different story. :(

    • Magnus

      Wow! I agree with you on that. It’s rather small on D700 as well (it seems to be exactly the same as on D300(s)), and I can’t understand why they can’t make the focus point area bigger on FX dlsr:s. I often would need a focus point further out towards the frame edges in my shooting. 39 focus points right in the midde, WTF?

      The lack of a dedicated AF-ON button on the back is another deal breaker for me. Guess I’ll stay with my D700 a few more years, which I’m happy to do, love that camera. This D600 would be a downgrade in very many ways unless you really need the video, better resolution and better liveview.

  • Flavio Isawa

    Geez people, the only reason that the D600 exists it’s to go against the reign of Canon in the “HDSLR” market. Low cost full frame it’s the dream of every lowbudget filmmaker and competes directly with the “outdated” 5Dmkii, which is priced now on B&H as 1979$, a difference of 120 dollars from the D600 – a very competiting price difference if we consider the 500$ of the D800 vs. 5dmkiii. As a plus, the D600 is also a great camera, just as the 5Dmkii was considered when it was launched – everybody whining why the 5dmkii got the same 9 point focus system of the older 5d.

    Seriously, stop bragging about how this camera could be perfect for you if it changed A, B, C or D. Try to think outside of your bubble and position yourself in the place of a Nikon businessman.

  • http://dreamlightphotography.co.uk Steve Dunham

    Disappointed.com

    Flash sync speed of 1/200.
    Poor focus point coverage
    No 10 pin socket
    Priced at £1950 in the UK – D800 is only £300 more – not that I want that large a file size mind you.

    Oh well plenty of life left in the D3 – maybe spend my hard -earned on a new prime lens instead :-)

  • jetelinho

    as said before – if there is no all-metal (magnesium …) body, then it is not for me … sadly. Have been so much hoping for d3s sensor in d300(s) body for last 2+ years & even readying my lens-equipment thereto. Seems like I will either stay with my d300(s) (or even transfer to d700 if a new piece is available at discount).

    I also hope there is a wide angle (20-22-24 mm) lens @ f/1,8 at reasonable price on the agenda (this year at the best …) to follow 85 & 50

    regards (no ´thanks´ this time!),
    Jet

  • jorg

    cheer up, whiners. this leaves room for a cool DX body!

  • http://uvall.blogspot.com Zen

    Looks like the true D700 successor, same price range, updated specs.

    Some of the features are not absolutely better (less AF points, but better AF in low light), lower max shutter speed (1/4000 instead of 1/8000 but iso goes down to 50 extended so it’s kind of the same).

    The 5.5 FPS is better than D700′s 5 FPS. The 8 FPS that was coming with the grip on the D700 is now gone, I think that nikon expects pros to buy a D4 instead (D7000 is 6fps, D600 is 5.5 FX, D800 is 4 FX/6 DX, D4 is 11fps).

    So I’ll consider the D600 mostly like an updated D700.
    Instead of a cheap FX camera that people wanted, Nikon produced a good FX camera, without the crazy resolution of the D800 and without the crazy speed of the D4.

  • happy snapper 63

    It will sell because of all the planks who want the FX badge to make them feel more secure. Anyone who buys this at the launch price is demented. Leave it for 9 – 12 months and they will be charging what it is worth.

    It is a very expensive D7000 with less resolution.

    Some one should point out to Nikon that fitting a DX lens to capture circa 10mp resolution is not extending a telephoto compared to a D7000 which applies 16mp to the same scene area or even a D300S or D90 which at least apply 12mp to the scene.

    Now where is my D300S replacement to sit with my D7000?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/nightfall404/ Richard Hopkins

    Only 3-step auto exposure bracketing? Heartbroken.

  • http://www.fotografiranje-vjencanja-split.com/ Bare

    According to dpreview there is no AF micro adjustment on D600. :(

    • Irresistable

      There is an argument around Internet. Some say that dpreview was wrong.

  • http://rhomberg.cc Matthias Rhomberg

    What’s the deal with this big honking WU-1b ?

    I really don’t get it. Nikon writes: “The UT-1 is compatible with the Nikon D4, D800, and D800E cameras for professional and advanced amateur photographers, as well as the D7000 for photo hobbyists.”

    All those cameras have wireless-modules available AFAIK. Heck, the D4 even has an ethernet port. So why on earth is there a humongous black box that goes on the hot shoe, that STILL needs an additional wireless-module itself? Why not just attach that little Wi-Fi module directly to the camera? I really don’t get what the UT-1 is supposed to be or do.

    Besides that: a tiny iPhone has 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA, GSM/EDGE, LTE and GPS built in. Besides a 4″ screen, speakers, microphones, cameras and so on of course. So why does a Pro DSLR that weighs a ton and is bigger than your face need ridiculous add-ons to get basic Wi-Fi or GPS? That’s so a decade ago..

  • Irresistable

    Which one will get higher DXOMARK score? D600 VS A99

  • John

    Fabulous! Exactly…Exactly what I was looking for. I’m in. Can’t wait. Yay Nikon!!!

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