D600, it's official! Woop! Thud?

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D600, it's official! Woop! Thud?
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Re: D600, it's official! Woop! Thud?
In reply to eNo, Sep 13, 2012

I am going to buy one as soon as I can...

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Some side-by-sides
In reply to eNo, Sep 13, 2012

http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=nikon_d7000&products=nikon_d600&products=nikon_d700

Lighter than the D7000, 760 vs. 780g? Maybe that's what explains 1/4000sec vs. 1/8000sec max shutter speed.
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Re: Some side-by-sides
In reply to eNo, Sep 13, 2012

760 is no battery or sd card. 780 is with. 850 gms with for d600.

http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d600/features03.htm

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In reply to El Profe, Sep 13, 2012

Looks like a D7000 (a little bigger and heavier) with a 24MP FX sensor.....I'll keep my D7000 until I see what's coming down the line (D400?).

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Re: Some side-by-sides
In reply to arbitrage, Sep 13, 2012

Price is a bit high seeing that the D800 is available for £2106 from Camera World in the UK.
http://camerapricebuster.com/Nikon_D800_Body_pc.html

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Re: D600, it's official! Woop! Thud?
In reply to eNo, Sep 13, 2012

I vote thud; too damn expensive. The price won't allow DX users to upgrade to FX.

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Re: D600, it's official! Woop! Thud?
In reply to eNo, Sep 13, 2012

Interestingly, its priced higher than people dreamed but lower than the competition's offering.

Nikon's D600 - 2,100 USD
Sony's A99 - same sensor, different body - 2,800
Sony's RX1 - same sensor, includes a fixed lens - 2,800

You should expect to see lots of Uncle Bob's or Clinkin Mom's with a D600 at your next wedding.

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Well, here it is:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/09/13/Nikon-D600-24MP-Full-frame-DSLR-with-39-point-af-and-uncompressed-1080p-video
http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/09/13/Nikon-D600-preview

And some musings of my own:

http://imagesbyeduardo.com/main/equipment/nikon-d600-release-pricing-implications/
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Thom Hogan says updated 39 pt AF
In reply to eNo, Sep 13, 2012

Some will be disappointed by the 39-position autofocus sensor instead of the 51-point version in the higher end cameras, but this is part of the parts re-use that allows Nikon to get the price down, and frankly, most of the targeted users for this camera probably focus in the center of the frame, anyway. It's a reasonable compromise, in my opinion, and likely to cut down on all the "it doesn't focus" complaints. (Or maybe not after the D800 fiasco.) We do, however, get f/8 focusing capability with a limited set of sensors, so it's not the exact D7000 autofocus sensor array, but an updated one . (emphasis mine)

Let's hope.
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MSRP vs. Retail, Release vs. Out-a-while
In reply to 5tve, Sep 13, 2012

5tve wrote:

Price is a bit high seeing that the D800 is available for £2106 from Camera World in the UK.

Once a few months go by, let's hope the retail price dips under MSRP.

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Re: D600, it's official! Woop! Thud?
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mbecke wrote:

I vote thud; too damn expensive. The price won't allow DX users to upgrade to FX.

It's a good price despite that silly $1500 USD rumor. Never was going to happen. DX users won't rush up all of the sudden now, but the upgrade path got easier.

When Canon came out with the 5Dm2, a lot of shooters skipped the 7D and when straight to full frame. You can still see the effect that it had on the lesser prominence of the 60D in their lineup. Say hello to this year's 5Dm2, in Nikon clothes.

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Re: D600, it's official! Woop! Thud?
In reply to Canadianguy, Sep 13, 2012

As for a D700 successor - the D800 was it.

The D800 took the D700 introductory price point. There is no pricing room for a D4 sensor in a D700 type body camera.

Does no one remember the original price point of the D700 - 2,999 USD in 2008
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond700

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Re: Thom Hogan says updated 39 pt AF
In reply to eNo, Sep 13, 2012

eNo wrote:

Some will be disappointed by the 39-position autofocus sensor instead of the 51-point version in the higher end cameras,

Some will say that's to avoid the D800 fiasco, but that was a calibration issue, not a parts issue. It makes sense to parts share with the D7000, The 51pt AF array is shared between all of the high end cameras so it's getting good economy of scale. The 39pt array, albeit used on a high volume line, by moving onto the D600, has more room to improve cost wise.

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In reply to eNo, Sep 13, 2012

The bottom line is that Nikon is not in the business of ensuring that wedding photographers have just the right backup camera at just the right cheaper price. Put two D4s in your bag, put a D4 and a D800, put a D7000 in the bag, or a D600. You are going to buy something, right?

I own a D4 and a D800. I don't shoot weddings for a living. If I did the cameras I have are what I would use. I'm not interested in the D600 at $2100 or at $1500. Or for that matter $500.
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Thud?? No, Slam Dunk.
In reply to eNo, Sep 13, 2012

$2099 for a 24 mp FF DSLR that will beat the D3x in IQ, (I'm betting), shoot 5.5 FPS, has advanced video functions, and is only $300 more than I paid for my D300s. nikon will sell boatloads of these. If you have Nikon glass, any thoughts of the A99 switch just evaporated for most people. This camera as of today is the best bang for the buck dslr ever released.

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How is it too expensive?
In reply to mbecke, Sep 13, 2012

There are D300S users dying to spend ~$1799-$1899 on a D400, should it ever come. I think they can handle the extra $200 if they wish to make the move to FX.
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Re: Thud?? No, Slam Dunk.
In reply to sandy b, Sep 13, 2012

+1
This is truly an exciting time.

Who would have thought that a full frame with this feature set could/would be available a year ago...

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Re: Thud?? No, Slam Dunk.
In reply to Bamboojled, Sep 13, 2012

Nikon stole one from Canon's play book.

Stick a pro sensor in a consumer body and uncut your competitor's pricing - see Canon's 5D MkI & MkII. For the MkIII they changed their playbook.

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Re: Thud?? No, Slam Dunk. Somewhere in between
In reply to sandy b, Sep 13, 2012

I'll vote for thud...to some extent...I just don't see it offering enough to be worth that price...I'll probably pick one up, but I'll wait till someone who had to have one who had the P&S never realized FX lenses were that heavy.
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