Thursday, September 13, 2012

Nikon D600 ~ Budget Full-Frame DSLR

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.

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)

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