Excerpt: Nikon D600 Review The D7000 goes FX Add a comment or send Thom feedback on this article. The surprise in Nikon's 2012 FX onslaught was the D600, announced just prior to Photokina and only about six months after the D4/D800/D800E. The FX line went from one model (D3) to two (D3 and D700), to three (D3, D3x, and D700), and now with the current configuration, we're technically at five variants (D3x, D4, D600, D800, and D800E).
Pros: Consumer DX user upgrading to FX : get the D600. It's what you're used to, on steroids. Sure, 36mp sounds like bragging rights, but short of being really good at handling your camera during photography and having great lenses, you're not going to see much bump from what you would see with the D600. Save the US$1000 or so and get some better support or lenses or photographic instruction. Heck, you might need that to upgrade your computer if you're used to dealing with ...
Cons: Consumer DX user upgrading to FX : get the D600. It's what you're used to, on steroids. Sure, 36mp sounds like bragging rights, but short of being really good at handling your camera during photography and having great lenses, you're not going to see much bump from what you would see with the D600. Save the US$1000 or so and get some better support or lenses or photographic instruction. Heck, you might need that to upgrade your computer if you're used to dealing with ...
Excerpt: In late 2012, Nikon announced 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) MultiCAM 4800FX AF Module, which runs even during the 5.5 frames-per-second high speed burst shooting.
Nikon D600 Review: Full Frame, Full Features, Smaller Size
Digital Camera Review
23 February 2013
Summary: Conclusion The Nikon D600's release (along with that of the Canon 6D) has made full-frame shooting available to a broader market than ever before. This is particularly important for Nikon users since photographers with DX cameras don't have to buy new lenses when stepping up to the D600.
Pros: Excellent image quality, Full feature set, Dual SD card slots, Good performance, especially given its 24 megapixel sensor, Trickle down features from the D800, e.g., advanced video options
Cons: Slow AF in Live View, Smaller AF coverage (compared to D800), Dual SD card slots vs. CF/SD, Wi-Fi and
Summary: , there’s no good point of comparison for the D600. But given the images (both still and moving) that this camera can produce, the well-designed, weather-sealed body, and the vast array of lenses and accessories in the Nikon system, we say it’s well worth the price.
Conclusion: All the extensive features that would make an enthusiast purchase this camera are here, however the price can be a bit steep since it just goes slightly higher than the D7000, but assuming the price drops over time, the D600 is a definite pick up for anyone who wants to start shooting professionally.
Excerpt: There appears to be a move towards increasing the number of camera models with full frame (ie 24x36mm) sensors. Sony, for one, has even released a fixed mirror DSLR model with a full frame sensor. Going back to the film camera days companies just couldn’t leave 35mm alone: Kodak stupidly tried the disk camera taking 11x8mm exposures … and the pictures were woeful!
Conclusion: This is hands-down one of the best DSLRs we’ve ever tested. Picture quality is simply great, with accurate colors that really pop. You can enlarge a nicely exposed shot 100 percent and spend hours pixel-peeping, appreciating all the detail. Noise is barely an issue even at levels like ISO 6400. Toss in first-rate autofocus, metering, and response and you have a serious package in your hands. Is it perfect?
Pros: Outstanding stills with lush “analog” feel, Excellent low-light shooting, As sophisticated, flexible as you want it to be
Cons: Even “affordable” full-frame cameras are still very expensive, Heavy, bulky, Delivers quality movies but not the finest available
Nikon's D600 is just a strong as the D800, minus the extra resolution.
14 December 2012
Excerpt: Building off the surprise success of the popular D800, and recognizing the demand for a cheaper full frame camera, Nikon announced the D600 at this year's Photokina. The incredible 36-megapixel sensor found on the D800 does not return, instead we trade down to a still-impressive 24.3 megapixel CMOS. Other key features include a 39-point autofocus system, ISO sensitivity that maxes out at 25,600, continuous shooting at 5.5 frames per second, and 1080p HD video recording.
Conclusion: The D600 is a very fine general-purpose DSLR with a modest $2100 price tag, which is very reasonable for an FX-format DSLR but of course still high for those who are accustomed to DX prices. 24MP seems to be the sweet spot at this point. All essential features on the D600 work well, but there is no doubt that Nikon is reserving the state-of-the-art capabilities for their top-end DSLRs to save cost on the D600 and differentiate it from the top-of-the-line models.
Conclusion: Put simply, the Nikon D600 is very much like a D7000 with a full-frame sensor. Nikon drew on the extremely popular design when building the D600. Its 24.3-megapixel sensor was the first available for under $2,100 body-only, followed closely by the Canon 6D's 20.2-megapixel design for the same price. Since many balked at the D800's 36.3-megapixel sensor, it makes good sense for Nikon's consumer FX camera to stick with 24.3.
Pros: Comfortable control layout, Great grip, Power switch perfectly positioned, Supports older, screw-drive lenses, Mode and Drive dials lock in place, Focuses well in low light, Very high resolution with superb detail, Excellent high ISO performance, Very good dynamic range, Quieter shutter (than other pro Nikons), In-camera HDR mode, Improved Auto ISO, Built-in lens corrections (CA, distortion, shading), Built-in flash supports wireless commander mode, Good burst speeds ...
Cons: Dust and oil-spatter problem (may go away with time), Second function button oddly placed, Phase-detect AF points are limited to the center of the frame, Moiré can be a problem in certain circumstances, Zooming in greater than 100% in Live view mode slows down refresh rate, Slower X-sync speed, Kit lens's optical performance could be better, Warm Auto and Incandescent white balance indoors, AF speeds could be faster, Very slow AF in Live View mode, Uneven flash covera...