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Nikon D600 Coming Very Soon, May Offer Full Frame for Just $1500

More details are emerging about Nikon’s affordable full frame DSLR, the D600. Nikon Rumors reports that the camera will almost certainly be on display at Photokina next month, which means that the announcement will likely come around the time the show opens on September 18th. The camera is said to offer a full frame sensor at a price previously unseen in the market — possibly as low as $1500. To put that in comparison, Canon’s crop sensor 7D hit the market at $1700 when it was released back in 2009. $1500 for a full frame would be ridiculous and game-changing.

New details about the camera include the fact that it features a small size and light weight, 16-bit image processing, an EXPEED 3 processor, a 30-minute cap for video recording, a built-in mic, 19 scene modes, a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000, and a shutter that’s rated for 150,000 cycles.

The body won’t be entirely made of magnesium alloy — only the top and back will. The 150K actuation estimate is also lower than the 200K life of the D800 shutter.

Just as a refresher, previously leaked specs include: a 24.7 megapixel sensor, a 3.2-inch 921K dot LCD screen, HD video recording, 100% viewfinder coverage, a built-in autofocus motor, ISO of 100-6400 (expandable to 50-25,600), 39 autofocus points (9 cross type), face detection, 5 fps continuous shooting, 2 SD card slots, built-in image retouching and RAW editing, a built-in flash, and time-lapse and HDR features.

Hold onto your chairs… the DSLR market is about to see major changes.


 
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  • http://twitter.com/superphilman Philip Mitchell

    Incredible. I hope the price is as low as that – Canon will cry.

    I also hope the video is better on this, can’t wait to hear more.

  • judas

    it will cost 1899 euro… her ein germany i bet my ass it will not be aroudn 1500 euro.. not to mention 1500$ (1500 x 0.78 = euro)

  • http://twitter.com/karmaportrait chris

    D600 v D700. that ‘scene mode’ dial bugs me.

  • http://twitter.com/intensitystudio Antonio Carrasco

    NIKON: Shut up and take my money already!!!

  • http://mitchlabuda.com/ Mitch Labuda

    “Hold onto your chairs… the DSLR market is about to see major changes.”

    Next logical step as the Point and shoot market dries up and mirror less systems ramp up.

  • Ash

    where should i categories this model?pro?intermediate?pro entry? but whatever it is,this is the transition to Fullframe era.

  • http://www.facebook.com/damien.baumgart Damien Baumgart

    I’m throwing money at the screen but nothing’s happening…

  • http://twitter.com/karmaportrait chris

    can’t decide if i want a used D700 or one of these

  • http://photokaz.com/ Mike

    Nice addition to the lineup Nikon, should be great for people upgrading their D7000 or D300s models. Also good as a backup body for D4 or D800 users if you need that.

  • harumph

    Where does the 1899 euro figure come from?

  • josteinr

    16-bit? Sweet!

  • http://www.facebook.com/makoy.favila Makoy Favila

    tiny fx, if i would be lucky i still go for d700/ d800 (if money is not an issue)/ d7000.

  • Guest

    I wonder if these cheap FF cameras will finally make people realize that ‘FF’ does not equal ‘pro’. There’s plenty of other stuff besides sensor size that determines whether a camera is ‘pro’ or not.
    Unfortunately right now everyone is caught up in FF hysteria and thinks they MUST have a FF camera to be considered ‘pro’.
    There will be top of the line APS-C DSLR’s that will offer better features and image IQ than these cheap FF cameras.

  • nate

    “APS-C DSLR’s” Any examples? Thx

  • Matt

    Pretty much every DX Nikon and Canon with a 1.5 or 1.6 crop factor.

    I have a D7000 and a Bronica ETRS. Guess which one makes people get out of the way faster, thinking that I’m a pro? It might be the one that’s been mistaken for a Hasselblad…

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.maniago Jonathan Maniago

    Pro or not, having a full frame does make it easier to take advantage of the shallow depth of field for fast lenses. Granted, not everybody needs that, but it’s a nice option to have for portraits.

  • Matthew

    No camera equals pro, guy! Its behind the camera that is the difference. Seen many with a D4 coupled with a Nikon 70-200 VRII and produce shooty results. The thing with FF is that the larger sensor is able to output a lot more data with cleaner images. Especially at higher ISO’s.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donahuememp James Donahue

    I got a feeling that a LOT of people are going to be disappointed,,(scene modes?..who needs them..I only need M. A. S. and NO P )

  • http://www.facebook.com/donahuememp James Donahue

    Scene modes..Scene modes..we don’t need no stinkin scene modes.

  • Mansgame

    A lot has happened in technology in the last 4 years. Always go with new.

  • Mansgame

    It’s not hysteria- it’s physics. Are you sure there will be top of the line APS-C DSLR’s? seems like the trend is to make them be on the entry and mirrorless cameras.

  • Mansgame

    just get a black marker and cover them up if you don’t want them or don’t want strangers to think you’re an amateur. How is this even an issue?

  • brob

    this is as photos should be taken anyways.

  • http://elabua.myopenid.com/ Bua

    I will take two please.

  • Julian Maytum

    Shutter speed of 4000? Is it really that expensive to bump that to 8000 or is this just going to be another camera that is missing features?

  • James

    @90bce2b4a07ee1f402c1f84bb3445f81:disqus Which APS-C DSLR offers better image quality than the 24.7MP D600?

  • mike

    If announced Sep 13th, judging from the past nikon releases, when can I expect this camera to be in stores?

  • Rahul

    I can’t understand why people crib about ‘scene modes’ . . if you don’t need them, just don’t use them ! When introducing a semi-pro/advanced amateur camera, Nikon has to look at the whole spectrum of would-be users, maybe some beginners (to DSLRs) who jumped straight to FX from premium compacts.

  • Rahul

    I can’t understand why people crib about ‘scene modes’ . . if you don’t need them, just don’t use them ! When introducing a semi-pro/advanced amateur camera, Nikon has to look at the whole spectrum of would-be users, maybe some beginners (to DSLRs) who jumped straight to FX from premium compacts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=636248129 Johnathan Evans

    Flip out screen and I’m going back to Nikon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=636248129 Johnathan Evans

    Flip out screen and I’m going back to Nikon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jill.m.healey Jill Morrison Healey

    I have already bought mine. Waiting for delivery. Can’t wait.

  • kwng

    when nikon cant beat canon by tech, nikon try the “price” to beat canon.

  • Eddie Smith

    looks like it will be substantially more an australian web site is taking orders t $2699 Aus $

  • Steve

    Where do you pre-order this camera?