Nikon D600 Ilse Jurriën : September 14th 2012 - 21:50 CET
New Nikon D600 full-frame camera : Nikon announces a new 24.3-megapixel FX-format digital SLR camera, the Nikon D600. The smallest and lightest full-frame digital SLR Nikon has ever crafted, the compact Nikon D600 is set to change the game for enthusiast photographers. Equipped with an FX-format image sensor as used in Nikon’s professional cameras, the surprisingly lightweight Nikon D600 will give many more photographers the chance to explore the advantages of full-frame photography. Suitable for a wide range of subjects and shooting situations, the new Nikon D600 will allow photographers to experience a new level of depth and detail.
24.3-megapixel Nikon D600 SLR camera
Nikon’s newly developed 24.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor delivers outstanding levels of detail and tonal range, even in low light situations. From true wide-angle to super telephoto, the 14-bit A/D conversion and excellent signal-to-noise ratio of the Nikon D600 enable images of remarkable quality with low noise and wide dynamic range even at high ISO sensitivities. Offering an ISO range of 100–6400, extendable up to 25,600 (equivalent) and down to 50 (equivalent), low light capability is superb. The intelligent noise reduction systems integrated in the Nikon D600 camera manage noise without sacrificing fine details, allowing superb flexibility under all lighting conditions: images are crisp and clean, even at higher ISO settings.
Compact Nikon D600 full-frame camera
Hiro Sebata, Product Manager for Professional Products, Nikon UK says: “We are delighted to introduce the Nikon D600, a small, lightweight full-frame camera that offers the exceptional performance capabilities found in Nikon’s D4 and D800 cameras. Nikon 600 will open up new realms of photography for passionate photographers, particularly those looking to take the next step and enjoy the creative edge that comes with a full-frame sensor.”
Nikon D600 incorporates EXPEED 3 image processor
Equipped with the same state-of-the-art EXPEED 3 image-processing engine as Nikon’s flagship D4, the Nikon D600 makes light work of data-rich tasks without sacrificing speed and quality. 16-bit image processing offers richer colours and tones than ever before, delivering smooth gradations with abundant detail and tone all the way up the scale to pure white, even when shooting in JPEG.
Autofocus system on the Nikon D600
The Nikon D600 enables superior subject acquisition in most lighting conditions thanks to Nikon’s newly developed Multi-CAM4800 39-point AF system that boasts AF sensitivity inherited from the flagship D4. Compatible with lenses up to f/8 combined open aperture and sensitive down to -1 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F), sharp shots are possible even in challenging light conditions. A variety of AF-modes such as Dynamic-area AF and 3D-tracking maintain focus on even the smallest subjects, however unpredictable their movements may be. In addition, the Nikon D600 allows high-speed data transfer with Hi-Speed USB and wireless image transfer with the optional WU-1b Mobile Adapter.
Nikon D600 body
The surprisingly lightweight Nikon D600 is Nikon’s first FX format camera to boast such a compact build. Combined with advanced options for image transfer, it offers the freedom to capture, and share, the full perspective from anywhere. Compact, light and durable: built to withstand severe conditions, the Nikon D600 boasts magnesium alloy top and rear covers and weighs only 760 g (without battery). Weather-sealed to the same degree as Nikon’s professional D800 SLR, it offers enhanced resistance to moisture and dust.
Nikon D600 price & availability
The new Nikon D600 DSLR camera will be available in Europe from September 18th 2012. The Nikon D600 body will carry a suggested retail price of €2.150 Euro. The Nikon D600 kit with AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm lens costs €2.700 Euro. Availability of colors and optional Nikon D600 accessories may differ from country to country. Please check the Nikon website in your region for more details.
Nikon D600 review
As soon as we receive a Nikon D600 test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Nikon D600 review.