Although we’re not a rumors site, there seems to be a rising tide in the horizon of a possible release of another Full Frame camera from Nikon. Nikon Rumors is now saying that there is an 80% probability that Nikon will come out with a sub-$2000 entry level Full-Frame DSLR dubbed the D600 before Photokina 2012 in September.   Biggest news is that this Full Frame camera may have a Sony-derived 24MP sensor, possibly a variant of Sony’s own rumored Full Frame DSLR that they plan to release.

Here is the speculative specs that Nikon Rumors have gotten:

  • The sensor inside the D600 will probably be 24MP (made by Sony, modified by Nikon)
  • The new camera will be marketed as an entry level full frame camera
  • 39 AF points (with an option of 11 AF points)
  • The D600 will probably not have an internal AF motor, which means it will work only with AF-S lenses (just like the D3200 and D5100)
  • 5 fps (same as the D700, the D800 has 4fps)
  • 2 SD card slots with Eye-fi support
  • Build-in retouching images functionality
  • Built-in flash with sync speed of 1/250s
  • Two user settings: U1 and U2
  • Fn button
  • GPS
  • HD video
  • Auto DX crop mode
  • In-camera RAW editor
  • Built in time-lapse functionality
  • Possibly with build-in HDR
  • Possibly with integrated GPS
  • New external battery grip
  • The price of the D600 is rumored to be very low – maybe as low as $1500
  • Announcement before Photokina (September 2012)
  • One or more low-priced f/4 lenses will be announced with the D600. For example, Nikon recently filed a patent for a 24-70mm f/3.5-4.5 full frame lens which seems to be designed for a cheaper FX DSLR body

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What do you think? Do you still plan to buy a D800 or is the D600 the Nikon FX camera that you’ve been waiting for?