New Rumor: Good News for the Nikon D600!

New Rumor: Good News for the Nikon D600!

A few weeks ago, we sent out the first update on Nikon D600 rumors and expressed disappointment with the probable lack of an internal AF motor. Well, that's now changed...and we have more goodies, too!

Via NikonRumors

The Goods:

- 24.7MP Full-Frame Sensor -- Could it be more perfect?
- 5fps, 2 SD card slots
- ISO 100-6400 (Lo 50 - Hi 25,600)
- Built-in AF motor (so AF-S lenses won't be mandatory)
- 1080p at 30, 35, 24 -- 720p at 60, 50, 30, 25
- HDMI output
- 100% viewfinder coverage for FX, 97% DX
- Just slightly lighter than the D800 (about 800g v. 900g)
- Will likely be weather sealed
- 39 AF Points
- Could be as cheap as $1500! -- D3x was already killed by the D800...but Nikon obviously doesn't mind beating it down further...

The "Bad":

- No built-in GPS -- This goes against what we thought earlier, but honestly, we'd all much rather have an AF motor and a weather-sealed body than a silly GPS chip that few will actually need. That saves most of us a little change, too, since we won't 'have' to buy an external GPS attachment if we don't want to.

Questions, Comments, Concerns? Meet us below in the comments section!

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Get a D700 and never look back

If these specs are even approximately true I expect the price of the D700 to plummit. You can live without the superfluous megapixels, you don't have to deal with those pesky video-options, AND you give an orphaned camera a nice home. I say get a D700 shortly after the D600 (as it is rumoured above) is released.

As for myself, these specs seem too good to be true to me, but if they're right my D90 will be retiring, graciously, as soon as the D600 is available.

RUSS's picture

 same here, my D90, D2x and D100 will craigslisted/ebayed lol

Better do it soon, i just tried to sell a D2x, and couldn't get ANY bites at a dollar more than $ b/c i paid 850 for the D2x like 3 months ago...sell it while you can!!

What do u care if it shoots video? U choose what's wrong with that, it doesn't hinder the stills

Rodolfo Arechiga's picture

It may not hinder the stills but what happens is that new control buttons or settings are put in that otherwise would make more sense not to have.  I also own the D7000 and the iso and wb buttons have been set on the back vs top like my D200. 

You could just you know... Not use the video mode like a sensible person....
Nikon don't make their cameras to please YOU, they make them with features the majority of users want.

Noam Galai's picture

If the specs are true (and also the price), this is for sure going to be my next purchase. Since i got my D800 2 months ago i just cant use the D300 anymore (as 2nd camera) - its just not as good. So the D600 should be perfect as 2nd camera.

I know EXACTLY what you mean. I just don't have the urge to pick up my D7000 anymore. But that's mainly because I haven't got a DX len, and whenever I shoot with my FX lenses on a DX body, I just feel like I'm losing so much field of view or shallow depth of field...

Michael Kormos's picture

If these rumors turn out to be tue, 5DIII is going to be rolling in its grave.

 Haha... Let me guess your a Nikon fan boy.

RUSS's picture

 lol while I shoot nikon only, i doubt any camera would stop the sales of other cameras.

M's picture

Not really, different cameras, different purposes. 

Some people might need/prefer 6 FPS, the option of 102,400 ISO, color fringe correction with all of their canon lenses, even the cheapy ones, or even to shoot with their old (or new) CF cards, which are much cheaper, and faster than their SD bretheren.

Those are just a few reasons this wouldn't kill it.

Amateurs looking to spend under 2k would be looking at the 5d MK II for canon anyway, so that's really a moot argument too.

 Umm. How about we wait to see what this dslr will perform like! Have we
not all learned specs always look good on paper....Psst. I use both
systems :)

M's picture

Which last Nikon camera did you buy where the paper specs were underwhelming compared to the actual camera?


oh yeah it's time to upgrade from D7000. However, I don't advice to be first on line to order, give it some time and let's see what the flaws ! 

RUSS's picture

 I would dare say, when this one is released it would probably not have many flaws. I would think Nikon would apply lessons learned, from the D800/D4 problems. JUST GUESSING tho

I hope you are right. I'm SOOO excited ..

M's picture

Flaws: Low res (comparatively), quick af, slow fps (likely 5-6- but again that's fine for 90% of people, even skilled sports shooters).

Possibly no function button, DOF preview moved to a weird angle, likely a wonky ISO/WB/Qual button similar to D800... ick.

It's also likely to have the mode button moved in favor of a record button.  Yuck as ****.

Other than that, it is likely going to be a capable, reliable camera, weather sealed or not, though for > 1k it's likely sealed.

Great Strategy from Nikon. Every buyer of this cheap FF will buy expensive Lenses. And all the forums will explode with "Why is my border unsharp" etc..

What are you implying that because it's not a 800 it will be soft at the adhesive?! Why on earth would Nikon release a camera that does that?

M's picture

He somehow thinks that Nikon doesn't want to sell people expensive bodies and lenses... funny. 

 since when the body make the image not sharp???

No. I think they sell the "cheap" body. And i think its a good strategy. So a lot of people will buy more expensive lenses because a lot of their lenses will no work anymor as good as on apsc...

Things are getting too difficult now. Here I'm considering a d400 when it arrives as opposed to a Oly OM-D, and then this comes along. What to do, what to do? When do the rumors say it will arrive?

I wish to switch to nikon d800 but have too many canon equipement. Canon 5Dmk3 is very big dissapointment for me. Better iso performance for stills? That is not becouse new sensor but software (only jpeg - internal software processing). When comparing RAW between mk2 and mk3 there is almost no difference according to ISO. Canon fail for me !!!

M's picture

ISO 12,800 isn't good enough for you?  Seriously what are you even trying to do dude. 

For most people a decent 6400 is enough. If you regularly need more than that, you're doing it wrong.

Stop shooting weddings with your 3.5-5.6 equivalent kit lens.

I do often club photography, and I try not to do like everybody else with big flash and white face, so 12800 iso is more than useful for me, and I'm not doing it wrong, with a cheap lens & cie ...

Glad I cancelled my D800 order and bought some NEW lenses to use with my D7000! Including a 24-70 F2.8. Gonna pre order this as soon as its announced

One thing that no one is talking about is what sensor tech will be in it? (As in - will it be the same as the D3x (hence the cheap price), or a 24mp version of the new D800 sensor?)

It could be priced at $50 and be not worth buying if it has the noise-ridden, older sensor...