Peter CS: Way too little, too late! Would have bought the 5dMarkIII at up to $3200. Now instead the D800! Fortunately, have both Nikon and Canon glass. Too bad that Canon has missed the boat for the second time this year...
I've actually thought of investing in Canon glass (the equivalents to Nikon's HT) so I could play in both worlds. I like the look and spec of the 5DmkIII, but have been perfectly happy with the D7k and am now debating the D600...
VivaLasVegas: As a long time Nikon user, this is a traumatic day for me. The newly released D600 can ONLY focus -1EV in low light, that is a full TWO stop behind 6D, WTF. To add salt into injury, they've also regurgitated the flawed D7000 AF into the new D600.
The D7K has both quick and accurate AF (on high-end glass). There is no 'flaw' unless like me you want the entire screen covered in AF points (if that were possible). :) I can only assume you're sensationalizing for a reason.
Abhijith Kannankavil: There is something everybody here misses. The opponent to this camera is not the D600. This will not be the first camera for anyone.The only camera to stand as an opponent to this camera will be a used 5Dm2, as only people who already use canon will be buying this.
Only cameras with very high (uselessly) specifications will make users to jump from one make to another in DSLR market.
I agree, the price puts it out of convenient reach of many casual users and it lacks too much for professionals to take it seriously. Who is going to buy this? Maybe college students with money to burn on their digital photo classes? Maybe the odd prosumer who settles for a poor man's 5DmkIII?
das7282: Is it just me or does the 6D seem like a 7D downgrade with the only thing really better being the full-frame sensor? As for the WiFi? GPS? Don't want it, don't care.
wetsleet, if I were a Canon shooter and they released this camera, I would be just as annoyed as Joe. This camera seems to take steps both forward and backward and seems very much marketed toward consumers vs. professionals. The Nikon D600 sits right up with the professional models, much more so than the 6D. This is probably what really annoys Canon (professional) users and I can definitely see how.(the time limit on edits is really stupid)
wetsleet, if I were a Canon shooter and they released this camera, I would be just as annoyed as Joe. I shoot a Nikon D7k and am considering the D600, but wanted to check out what Canon is doing. This camera seems to be taking both a few steps forward and as many or more back, which suggests to me that Canon is really thinking of this as more of a consumer-grade Full Frame, whereas the Nikon D600 is spec'd much more closely to it's professional siblings, aside from sharing the D7k's 39 point AF, which, though still a very good AF system, I'd have liked to have 51 points.