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#1 Aussiebyron

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:05 PM

Just noticed the offical release of the D600: http://mynikonlife.c...lr-cameras/d600

Would like to see a comparison between the D600 and D800 especially the price when its release. Hinting that the D600 be around the $2000/2100USD mark. The question then would be are the features the D800 has over the D600 worth $1000?

It will be interesting to see.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:08 PM

Congrats to you for bringing the specs up.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:19 PM

Hellloooo.Wetpixel..... This has had so much hype, and there seems to be silence. Hello? Perhaps there is a time zone issue....I dunno, I have been looking at japan sites.....

Hopefully the specs will be out soon,
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:36 PM

There are specs on the link I posted above: http://mynikonlife.c...r-cameras/d600#

a quick look at the specs of Nikon D600:

24.3Mp FX
35.9 x 24.0 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)
DX mode (24 x 16) image area
High-density 39-point Auto-Focus (AF) system.....which is smaller than the D800 51 points
The image-processing engine in the D600 is the same as used for the flagship Nikon D4 and D800
Similar ISO to the D800: ISO 100 - 6400 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV.


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:37 PM

I have been waiting to see what Nikon released this year. The D800 surprised many, but we all were expecting the D600. Now the D600 seems like a decent new camera, just a few notches down the spec list from the D800. But for people who plan to spend a few thousand more for new housings, lenses, and such I don't see the point of settling for the D600. Until someone comes along and provides a compelling case for the D600 I see an upgrade from the D300 -> D800 in my future.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:01 PM

Guess we have to have a look at the specs of the D600 and consider it worth settling for over the D800. At this point of time the price will be the big factor and as always bang for buck. Some people would be quiet happy with the lower specs of the D600 and save a $1000. But your are correct as you do have to look at the big picture at the end of the day. Once you buy a $3000 housing (presume the D600 would be roughly the same as a D800 housing) and add a body you have a D800 setup for $6000 and D600 for $5000, its only a 20% price difference between the two camera setups.

Then again the housing manufacturers might bring out a budget version housing for the D600 which might be several hundred dollars cheaper than the D800 housing. Which for some is all what they need at this point.

It should be interesting to see what happens over the next few months with this camera.

Regards Mark
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:00 AM

I want a crop sensor one! curses.. I was hoping for D300 upgrade...

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:33 AM

Hi all,

Nikon's D600 announcement is now on the Wetpixel front page.

http://wetpixel.com/...f-the-d600-slr/

Flash sync at 1/200 max seems to pretty much rule it out unfortunately.

i do apologize for being asleep when the announcement was made :)

I was up till 2.30 am adding the Sony announcements and the review of the Aquatica AN-5N housing though.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:38 AM

I've been aware of the D600 for the last few months and I have been hinting since I saw the first photos of a real one that it might fit in existing D7000 housings. Although I've still to get my hands on one to be sure.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:28 AM

It would be great if it did indeed fit into a D7000 housing. Doesnt look like the control buttons on the right hand side of LCD line up with the D7000 but fingers crossed

Regards Mark
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:37 AM

Regarding flash sync the spec have this:

X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/200 and 1/250 s)

Does this mean that optical fired strobes have a limit of 1/200th and hard wired strobes have 1/250th sync ability?

Regards Mark
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:33 PM

Ok, not jumping into this .....so sad no D400 or D7100.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:00 AM

Guess we have to have a look at the specs of the D600 and consider it worth settling for over the D800. At this point of time the price will be the big factor and as always bang for buck. Some people would be quiet happy with the lower specs of the D600 and save a $1000. But your are correct as you do have to look at the big picture at the end of the day. Once you buy a $3000 housing (presume the D600 would be roughly the same as a D800 housing) and add a body you have a D800 setup for $6000 and D600 for $5000, its only a 20% price difference between the two camera setups.


Regards Mark


Looking at the price difference here in the UK there is currently not that much. Wex Photographic are offering the D800 at £2279 and the D600 at £1955, a difference of only £324, US$500 approx.

On this basis you have to question whether it is not better value just to move to the D800 especially if you are moving from DX to FX and you are having to fork out for new housing, lenses, ports, ext rings, etc, etc

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:20 AM

i asked this

Looking at the price difference here in the UK there is currently not that much. Wex Photographic are offering the D800 at £2279 and the D600 at £1955, a difference of only £324, US$500 approx.

On this basis you have to question whether it is not better value just to move to the D800 especially if you are moving from DX to FX and you are having to fork out for new housing, lenses, ports, ext rings, etc, etc


I asked the same question today about the price difference,I was told that the launch price of £1995 would come down after 1-2 months to reflect a price point between the d7000 and d800.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:26 AM

Its interesting to see the price difference with other locations around the world. Current Australian prices are on par with the USA with the Nikon D800 selling for $3000AUD and the D600 on pre-order for $2100AUD. Making the UK price for the D600 the same as the price of the D800 in Australia/USA. Nikon did a similar thing here in Australia with the release of the D7000. Nikon retailed the D7000 for $1799AUD and the retail price for the same camera in USA was $1199. Guess thats why everyone bought grey imports or ordered from the states.

In the case with the price difference in the Uk of only $500 it would not make sense to go for the D600 over the D800 regarding the total package of camera body and housing. Especially since the D800 housings are already available. I think that you might not see much interest in the D600 as an underwater camera unless the price difference increased dramatically.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:33 AM

Ok, not jumping into this .....so sad no D400 or D7100.
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I would like to have seen if they made a D400, Which had the same specs as the D600 but the D400 was DX and had a flash sync of 1/500th like they did with the D70. Retail it for $1799.

That would be a interesting animal to see. Long live DX.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:28 PM

I want a crop sensor one! curses.. I was hoping for D300 upgrade...

Both the D800 and the D600 support DX lenses in DX mode, using a smaller portion of the sensor. The D800 matches the megapixel count of the D600's FX mode when in DX mode. The D600 has the advantage of being smaller, lighter and cheaper. D600 in a D7000 housing would indeed be nice.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:17 AM

I hope the d600 will fit into current d 7000 housings, however the measurements of the d600 are 5.6x4.4x3.2 and the d7000 is 5.2x4.1x3. I imagine the placement of the buttons will be changed by this?

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 06:34 AM

With the Aquatica D7000 housing and probably with the Nauticam too, I would highly doubt a D600 will fit. The tolerances on both of those housings are extremely tight to keep the overall profile small. I would be very surprised if the D600 body has the exact same dimensions and button layout as the D7000.

The biggest reason I am not looking into getting a D600 is the 1/200 flash sync speed.

Edited by johnspierce, 16 September 2012 - 06:35 AM.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 06:59 AM

One of my reasons to reject the D7000 and fork out for the D800 was the design of the controls and the construction of the D800. It may be a bit silly, but it seemed to me a much more rugged and ergonomic design. My second was the AF system and my third the viewfinder. All those megapixels were actually reason number four!

I can't see the D600 appealing to many unless it is either part of a substantially cheaper package or fits an older housing (and I reckon the chances of that are pretty small).

There are three comparisons: with the D800, obviously, but also with the D700 and the D7000.