Big Mac 15

Big Mac 15

Joined on May 3, 2012

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On Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon article (220 comments in total)

Amazon UK sellling D600 for £1614 - is this real?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nikon-D600-Digital-Camera-24-3MP/dp/B009A689TE/ref=zg_bs_560836_5

This morning the D600 didn't appear in the top 100 cameras, now, at this price, it is number 5 - what happened? It's not 1st of April!

If this is genuine then that's £380 cheaper than list - much more reasonable!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 22:14 UTC as 36th comment
On Just Posted: Hands-on Nikon D600 preview article (376 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: People were expecting unrealistic prices, due to the Nikon rumor site. Thi sis in line with what can be done in terms of body + cost of FF sensor (as Thom has recently posted, it's about 5-6x more expensive to make than APS-C). The price will eventually fall, after the initial rush, to around 1,800 USD. A bargain, given all this camera has to offer.

What Nikon need is a decent mirrorless APC-S around the £1100 mark with 1080/60/50p video and a rotating LCD screen - like the Sony NEX-6. And then to take that up to full frame. Alas, they don't seem to get that - the market is changing but they are very slow to recognise that and more nimble players like Sony are taking the lead.
I fear for them long-term (or maybe they will surprise us, but time is running out....)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 12:29 UTC
On Just Posted: Hands-on Nikon D600 preview article (376 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: People were expecting unrealistic prices, due to the Nikon rumor site. Thi sis in line with what can be done in terms of body + cost of FF sensor (as Thom has recently posted, it's about 5-6x more expensive to make than APS-C). The price will eventually fall, after the initial rush, to around 1,800 USD. A bargain, given all this camera has to offer.

I agree that's pretty good but you are talking US$ prices whereas myself and a lot of other people are discussing the UK price which, despite being priced "inc. tax" is still a significant amount of money.
We all know that kit gets better and cheaper over time but I think Nikon, after raising the UK price of the D800/e shortly after launch, seem to have decided to go the over way with the D600 and start high and see how it goes.
This is a risky strategy with all the new equipment appearing from competitors but one they seem willing to take. Time will tell but it has put me off and they have nothing new around the £1100 mark which is the next logical break point for camera prices in the UK. This is where the competition can make inroads into the Nikon customer base. Apart from the D7000, which has been around a while, the next step down for Nikon is the Nikon 1 (no thank you) or the D5100 which is aimed at a different market segment.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 12:06 UTC
On Just Posted: Hands-on Nikon D600 preview article (376 comments in total)

You know, I think I am relieved that this camera is priced significantly higher in the UK than rumoured. Otherwise I would have been very tempted to get one. The specs are great and the smaller size and weight compared to the D800/e are welcome.

This way I can use my limited funds to try out one of the latest mirrorless cameras from Sony or Fuji. The wife might even start taking some photos and video and we can use at football matches where a DSLR would be frowned upon as a "professional camera" - an experience I had recently with my D7000. It's funny how a NEX-6 or similar is still considered an amateur camera and acceptable where a D7000 wouldn't be allowed.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 11:23 UTC as 78th comment
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Big Mac 15: I have a D800e and D7000. Am disappointed at the UK price of this camera - but $2099 is great for US customers (should be around £1400 but Nikon are not the only company which exploits UK customers. The price differential is so high might be worth a trip to New York with the wife to get one - holiday and camera in one go!) . The price for me means I won't be rushing out to replace my D7000. More likely to look at a NEX-6 or Fuji X-E1. Money is tight for many people in the UK and they may look at cheaper mirrorless cameras for their next purchase at half the price or less. I appreciate the specs/abilities are different but unless you have unlimited funds for camera purchases, price can influence choice. I think Nikon have missed a trick in the UK trying to retain their customer loyalty.

OK, didn't realise the US price was ex TAX.
UK price was estimated with a pessimistic (realistic?) exchange rate rather than the headline rate which you can never get in reality anyway. Well, the TAX situation puts a slightly different stance on the difference between US and UK prices but doesn't alter the fact that NIKON may be alienating some of their potential customers. You see there are some very good mirrorless APS-C cameras around the £1100 mark, but not from Nikon. They are clearly trying to protect sales of the D7000 with this price for the D600 but the D7000 is looking dated against the mirrorless alternatives.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 08:48 UTC
On Just Posted: Hands-on Nikon D600 preview article (376 comments in total)
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Big Mac 15: I have a D800e and D7000. Am disappointed at the UK price of this camera - but $2099 is great for US customers (should be around £1400 but Nikon are not the only company which exploits UK customers. The price differential is so high might be worth a trip to New York with the wife to get one - holiday and camera in one go!) . The price for me means I won't be rushing out to replace my D7000. More likely to look at a NEX-6 or Fuji X-E1. Money is tight for many people in the UK and they may look at cheaper mirrorless cameras for their next purchase at half the price or less. I appreciate the specs/abilities are different but unless you have unlimited funds for camera purchases, price can influence choice. I think Nikon have missed a trick in the UK trying to retain their customer loyalty.

Yes I was only referring to the travel costs :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 08:42 UTC
On Just Posted: Hands-on Nikon D600 preview article (376 comments in total)

I have a D800e and D7000. Am disappointed at the UK price of this camera - but $2099 is great for US customers (should be around £1400 but Nikon are not the only company which exploits UK customers. The price differential is so high might be worth a trip to New York with the wife to get one - holiday and camera in one go!) . The price for me means I won't be rushing out to replace my D7000. More likely to look at a NEX-6 or Fuji X-E1. Money is tight for many people in the UK and they may look at cheaper mirrorless cameras for their next purchase at half the price or less. I appreciate the specs/abilities are different but unless you have unlimited funds for camera purchases, price can influence choice. I think Nikon have missed a trick in the UK trying to retain their customer loyalty.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 07:37 UTC as 98th comment | 6 replies
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