After months of speculation and leaked images, Nikon has officially announced the D600, which promises to be the cheapest full-frame DSLR in the company’s stable.
The D600 essentially puts a 24.3-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor (Nikon’s FX) into a body that is similar in features to the popular APS-C (or DX) format D7000.
Although it shares some DNA with the D7000, the D600 also borrows some features from the high-end models in the Nikon range, including a faster 5.5fps (frames per second) top shooting speed and the ability to output uncompressed video via the HDMI output.
Another feature carried forward from the D800 is a 3.5mm stereo headphone output for audio monitoring during video recording and a time lapse photography feature.
Other notable features are a 39-point autofocus system, a 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor, ISO settings from 100-6400 (or 50-25,600 in boost mode), dual SD card slots and 3.2in 921k-dot LCD screen.
The D600 also accepts the WU-1b optional adapter that uses WiFi to transfer photos and remotely control the camera using a smartphone or tablet.
The camera is due to hit the market on Sept 18 at RM7,998 for body only, as well as in a bundle with the AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR kit lens fro RM9,598.