The Nikon D600 features a full frame 24 megapixel sensor that is designed to maximize image quality, especially in low-light situations.
|Release Date: September 2012|
|Price With Lens: $2,500 USD|
I'm really hoping that the Nikon D600 is part of a trend.
What I'm hoping for is a move toward smaller, lighter and significantly less expensive full-frame digital SLRs.
What is full frame? It means that the sensor inside the D600 is the same size as a frame of 35mm film. This larger-size sensor is capable of capturing images with blurrier backgrounds and higher image quality, especially in low-light situations.
Previously full-frame cameras were designed specifically for professional working photographers: they were big, heavy, feature-rich and very expensive.
The Nikon D600 aims to bring full frame down a notch, from the "professional" level to the "enthusiast" level — people who really like taking pictures but aren't charging thousands of dollars to shoot weddings.
Does it succeed? Somewhat: the Nikon D600 has a body size and shape that is closer in scale to the immensely popular Nikon D7000.
However, the price - still above $2,000 USD for the body only is still well above what many people can afford.
Simply put: you have to really want a full-frame camera and have the skills to use it to justify dropping this much cash on a digital camera.
|Memory Card||SD / SDHC / SDXC|
|Max. Shutter Speed||1/4000|
|Max. Photo Capture||5.5 per second|
|ISO Range||50 to 25600|
1920 x 1080p (30, 25, 24)
1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25)
|LCD||3.2in (921,000 dots)|
|Viewfinder||Pentaprism (100% coverage)|
|Face Detect AF||Yes|
|Sensor Dimensions||36 x 24mm (no crop factor)|
|Built-in Flash||Yes (Sync: 1/200)|
|Compatible Lenses||All Nikon F-Mount|
|Dimensions||5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2in|
141 x 113 x 82mm