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Nikon D600 Entry Full Frame Camera To Be Released?

By fotosiamo on May 11th 2012

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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

You can read more on their website: nikonrumors.com



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?

About

Joe is a fashion and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He blends creativity and edge with a strong style of lighting and emotion in his photographs.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. breezin1001

    What does Auto DX Crop mode mean?

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    • Victor Yee

      I am not quite sure but i think that D600 will come with an FX sensor wich can be used as a DX sensor, that means that you can use the lenses you use on your DX body on the D600 without having vigneting problems, how ever you must use the 1.5 crop factor if you want to consider the angle of view,every time you switch from DX lens to FX lens on your D600 body.

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  2. G. Calamita

    Hello, I wonder if will be available a full frame camera with 51 focus points and with only 24 Mpx; I mean a lower resolution full frame camera with the same fetures of the nikon d800. Nikon 51 collimators at least pls!

    Thank you.

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  3. Ronsfi

    Whats a NOB?

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    • Housemusic305

      “New Out the Box” i think lol…..meaning im new and ask questions that i should know the answer to, but really dont

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  4. Housemusic305

    I know this is a NOB question, but can someone clarify what they mean by “no internal AF motor”. Does it mean that u have to manually focus any lens if its not a AF-S lens? If i put a 85mm 1.4 lens prime lens on it lets say,,,,,will it auto focus? ….i was thinking of buying a used D700 to jump into the FX world, but now with this possible release it sounds like i should wait, or not?…..help an amateur out plsssss……thanks ; )

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    • Rich

      Yes, that is correct. You would need to have AF-S lenses in order to autofocus with this camera.

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    • Housemusic305

      Thank u……another quick one, if i throw on a DX lens like a 18-200mm DX AF-S VR will i get the Full Frame capabilities? or it has to be a FX made lens.?

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    • Anonymous

      It should automatically switch to DX crop mode when you put a DX lens on. Not sure what you mean by full frame capabilities. If you mean shallower depth of field, then no.

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    • Housemusic305

      Thank u…thats what i ment …would it go to DX crop or give the DX lens a FX crop…..

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    • Anonymous

      It should automatically switch to DX crop mode when you put a DX lens on. Not sure what you mean by full frame capabilities. If you mean shallower depth of field, then no.

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    • d11

      You won’t get the full frame capabilities with a DX lens on a full frame body. What you’ll get is a black vignette with a circular image in the middle of the frame. See here for an example http://www.flickr.com/photos/penmachine/3103757730/.You might be able to zoom in (if it’s a zoom lens that is) to a certain focal length to get rid of the vignette.

      You should be using lenses made for full frame (FX) bodies. They’re not labelled as “FX” though. As long as there’s no “DX” label for Nikon lenses you’re good. Other manufacturers have different ways of distinguishing lenses for crop sensor bodies vs full frame.

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    • Housemusic305

      THANKS d11, now im starting to understand it!!!  thanks for posting.

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    • Johnonderstall

       You will need an FX lens, a DX lens throws a smaller image circle on the sensor, so of the 24 million pixels a much smaller amount get utilised. Attaching a DX lens to the D800 with 36mp crops the image down to a 15mp image as that is the area covered by the image circle projected by the lens onto the sensor.

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    • Zeeshan

       i think this lens will work in Crop  (DX) mode , else you will get vignetting

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    • John Pidal

      You will be using the DX crop instead.

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    • Jun-Kai Teoh

      It would work regardless. The D600’s rumored specs include auto DX crop mode, which means mounting a DX lens like the 18-200mm you mentioned would still be fine.

      Now, full frame capabilities… depends. Are you talking about lower noise and the better VF? Yes. The shallower depth? Err… I’ve never tested Nikon’s FX-DX conversion, so I can’t answer that accurately.

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    • Andyhcape

      It will downgrade the camera to an effective DX camera (so no full frame resolution) – but it will accept DX lens no problem. It’s just FX lens will use the camera to its full capabilities.

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  5. Thephotofather

    would this be the D300 upgrade????

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    • Anonymous

      Maybe, but probably not. Seems like there is a D400 in the works. I guess they need something between the D600 and d7100, but maybe not…. FX is the future and its here to stay :)
      // Stefan
      http://stefanhellberg.com

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  6. Bob Beugels

    Would be sad to see this baby without an internal AF motor. That’s one of the options I miss on my D5100!

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  7. Bob Beugels

    Would be sad to see this baby without an internal AF motor. That’s one of the options I miss on my D5100!

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