Nikon introduces the new D600 which is the firm’s smallest, lightest and most affordable full-frame DSLR. The D600 is quipped with a 24.3 Megapixel full-frame FX-format (35.9 x 24mm) CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image processing engine to deliver image quality and performance that photo enthusiast are looking for. The camera uses magnesium alloy top and rear construction to provide a lightweight camera with maximum durability, and its body is sealed and gasketed against dirt and moisture.
The D600 features a 39-point AF system with the new MultiCAM 4800FX AF module, and users can choose from single point, continuous AF, Dynamic AF for different shooting style or condition, or use 3D tracking to keep pace with a moving subject throughout the frame. It offers a wide ISO range from 100-6400 (expandable from 50-25,600), giving photographers maximum low-light flexibility yielding clean images with minimal noise and accurate color. The new camera is fast that it is ready to shoot in 0.13 seconds, with a 0.052 second shutter release, and it is capable of 5.5fps high-speed burst shooting at full resolution. Nikon’s D600 includes the Scene Recognition Sytem with 3D Color Matrix Metering II and 2,016 pixel RGB sensor to evaluate every scene, taking into account brightness, contrast, subject distance and the scene colors, resulting an enhanced AF performance and flawless metering.
The D600 supports Full HD video recording at 30, 25 or 24p, or 720p video at 60, 50 and 30p. To handle high-speed shooting of images and videos, the camera has dual SD card slots with support for SDXC and UHS-1 high speed standards. It has a 3.2-inch 921K dot LCD display for previewing and review images and videos. Its HDMI output not only allows you to show your work on big screen. You can also show images on the camera’s LCD screen and another monitor through HDMI at the same time for monitoring and streaming applications. The HDMI connection can also transfer uncompressed video.
Users can get the optional WU-1b Wireless Adapter to add wireless capability to the D600. With the adapter and the the applications for Android device and iPhone/iPad, users can wireless connect to the D600 and remotely fire the shutter and share their images taken with the D600 through their mobile device to their social circles. Though the camera uses FX-format sensor, you can still use DX-format lenses on it.
Coming in 18 September, the Nikon D600 is available for $2099.95 for body only or $2699.96 for the kit set with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens. The WU-1b wireless adapter is priced at $59.95. Also coming is the $322 MB-D14 Multi Power Battery Pack that extends the grip for comfort and doubles the battery capacity.