Nikon D600 preview
Nikon has released its latest full frame HD SLR, the Nikon D600. A 24.3 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor is paired with a EXPEED 3 image processor that makes the D600 ready to shoot in 0.13 seconds. There’s also a 39 point AF (Auto Focus) Multi-CAM 4800FX AF Module, which runs even during the 5.5 frames-per-second high speed burst shooting.
Full 1080p HD video is a given — here at 24p, 25p and 30p — but there’s also an option to shoot 720p at up to 60 frames per second. Still images and video record to dual SD card slots, to improve productivity, and you can even review footage via 3.2-inc LCD display or on an HDTV via the HDMI output, which also allows you to transfer uncompressed HD to a digital recorder.
Nikon’s Scene Recognition System uses a 2,016 pixel RGB sensor to pick optional shooting settings in any location. And there’s even some creative Scene Modes, including HDR, from which to choose.
The D600 includes magnesium alloy top and rear construction with loads of rubber seals to keep out moisture and dirt. The shutter is rated for 150,000 cycles and a full battery charge should get you up to 900 shots.
Nikon D600 Features
- 24.3 megapixel full frame FX-format CMOS image sensor (35.9 x 24mm)
- EXPEED 3 image processor
- ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 50-25,600)
- 3.2-inch (921K dots) LCD Display
- Full 1080p HD Video Recording at 30p, 25p, 24p
- 720p HD Video Recording at 60p, 50p, or 30p
- Scene Recognition System
- 2,016 pixel RGB sensor
- 39 point AF (Auto Focus) Multi-CAM 4800FX AF Module
- Ready to shoot in 0.13 seconds
- 0.052 second shutter release
- 5.5 frames per second burst shooting at full resolution and full AF
- Dual SD Card Slots
- 100% Frame Coverage via Optical Viewfinder
- Several Scene Modes
- High-Dynamic Range (HDR) Mode
- Headphone jack
- Built-in Microphone
- HDMI out (can be used for uncompressed video transfer to a digital recorder)
- Compatible with more than 70 NIKKOR AF and AF-S lenses
- Magnesium alloy top and rear construction
- Sealed and gasketed against dirt and moisture
- 150,000 cycles Shutter
- Battery rated for 900 shots
- Optional WU-1b Wireless Adapter (Control the D600 shutter via a Smartphone App)
The Nikon D600 is available now in two forms: The D600 body-only will set you back $2,099.95, or the D600 kit with an AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR will cost around $2,699.95.