Nikon first set new heights for full-frame DSLR with the release of the 36.3MP D800/D800E FX DSLR.
Their raving pre-orders came along with the 16.2MP D3200 APS-C entry-level to capture both ends of the market.
This left a gap in the middle where we enthusiasts were compelled to upgrade.
Yes, Nikon heard us!
Nikon presents forth its latest addition to complete the line-up.
D600 FX DSLR
The D600 packs 24.3MP Full-frame CMOS sensor (10.5MP DX-format crop mode), ISO 100-6400 (expandable to ISO 50-25,600 equivalent), 5.5fps burst shooting, 39-point AF system with 9 cross-type AF points, 3.2-inch 921k-dot LCD screen, 1080p30 full HD video mode with stereo sound recording, headphone jack for audio monitoring in movie mode with uncompressed video recording into a D7000 body of a mere 141mm x 113mm x 82mm, 760 g (without battery).
Although the D600 bears upgraded specifications compared to the not-too dated D7000, it does leave room for people to still crave for the D800/D800E.
Differences between D600 and D800:
- 24.3MP Full-frame CMOS sensor (36.3MP CMOS)
- 10.5MP DX-format crop mode (15.3MP)
- 39-point AF system with 9 cross-type AF points (51-points, with 15 cross-type)
- No AF micro-adjust function (micro-adjustment in +/-20 steps )
- Autofocus sensitivity -1EV (-2EV)
- 5.5fps burst rate (4fps)
- 2,016-pixel RGB TTL exposure metering sensor (91,000 pixels)
- 2x SD slots (CF+SD)
- No 'Power Aperture' aperture control during movie shooting
- Shutter rated to 150,000 cycles (200,000 cycles)
- Magnesium-alloy top and rear, polycarbonate front-plate (full magnesium-alloy)
- USB 2.0 interface (USB 3.0)