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      09-13-2012, 11:02 AM   #1
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Nikon D600 announced

Who's in? Sounds pretty good based on a couple of initial stories, a decent price for a full-framer.

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikon-d600/
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I saw this too today, but one thing I was surprised about was the slow shutter speed of max 1/4000 sec, and not 1/8000 sec.
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of all the ways to cripple the camera to differentiate it, the limit the shutter speed? that is wack.
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I got the email from B&H as well.

Looks like a very similar camera to the D7000, but full frame, slower fps, slower shutter (1/4000? what?), lower resolution (In DX) and double the price. At $2099, one should really consider the D800 if you're down to put that kind of money on a camera. The extra $900 is well worth every penny.
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of all the ways to cripple the camera to differentiate it, the limit the shutter speed? that is wack.
Indeed, I havents saw such a slow shutter since I bought my good old D5000 at $500!
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      09-13-2012, 10:43 PM   #6
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will probably get this when my D90 dies, or when i have some extra money.
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Hear the points about the limitations but how often are you really shooting above 1/4000th? Wasn't too long ago pro cameras couldn't even get to 1/4000th. Wouldn't keep me from buying it. Assuming its low ISO performance is good, this could be a nice body to get. $900 more for a D800 is a lot (over 40% more) when you are talking $2100. $4-500 might be worth swallowing but almost another grand to get a D800 is not worth it. Not going to jump until I see some more thorough reviews but I would be surprised if this wasn't my next Nikon.

Speaking of reviews, you ought to read this unbiased () early impression based on the released specs...
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Yes, its a lot, but you also get a lot for that 900$.

But dont get me wrong, i'm not bashing or anything. I really think that its a good thing and i'm certain there's a market for it. I was just comparing the D600 which is between the D7000 and the D800. On spec side, its leaning a lot more towards the D7000 except for the sensor. But you almost get the price tag of a D800. But still looking like a very good camera.

Nikon is filling all the blanks in their lineup. Which is a good thing; but I dont think this one will be a best seller.

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Low light is excellent on D800 at high ISO.
But not sure what they can bring with the D600.
Obviously it is less MP but they have to differientiate between low end FF and high end FF
Will get this camera as a test wheh it arrives
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Seems like a lot of professionals are recommending the D600 over the D800

I will get one when the price lowers a bit..
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Hear the points about the limitations but how often are you really shooting above 1/4000th? Wasn't too long ago pro cameras couldn't even get to 1/4000th. Wouldn't keep me from buying it. Assuming its low ISO performance is good, this could be a nice body to get. $900 more for a D800 is a lot (over 40% more) when you are talking $2100. $4-500 might be worth swallowing but almost another grand to get a D800 is not worth it. Not going to jump until I see some more thorough reviews but I would be surprised if this wasn't my next Nikon.

Speaking of reviews, you ought to read this unbiased () early impression based on the released specs...

There are times when I like to shoot at f/2- f/1.2 in bright sunlight.... if I can't go faster than 1/4000th then Im screwed....
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Seems like a lot of professionals are recommending the D600 over the D800

I will get one when the price lowers a bit..
Some are, but read their recommendations carefully. They are saying that for casual users there is no advantage to the 50% increase in pixel count. I have a D800 and like it, but I might get a D600 if my D800 fell in the ocean or was stolen.
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Some are, but read their recommendations carefully. They are saying that for casual users there is no advantage to the 50% increase in pixel count. I have a D800 and like it, but I might get a D600 if my D800 fell in the ocean or was stolen.
I am definitely not a professional but just shoot for a hobby but some professional are choosing to use the D600 over the D800.

Mostly because the D600 performs very close to the D800 for $1000 less. D600 is shown to perform better at higher ISO and it shoots a bit faster compared to the D800.

The only thing D800 has over the D600 is the higher megapixel, faster shutter speed, and more focus points. But most people don't even need anywhere close to 36MP and will rarely shoot in 1/8000s
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