Well, the time has come once again when Nikon has opened up its treasure chest and pulled out another treat for photographer-filmmakers everywhere. And what have the gear gods delivered this time? None other than the much anticipated Nikon D600, a compact little 24-megapixel full-framed (FX) camera body that seems to be in a class of its own. It seems safe to assume this camera is carving out an entirely new spot in Nikon’s lineup, much like the D700 did four years ago.
Many have said this is a big D7000, and some have said this is a baby D800. My gut tells me the D600 leans more toward the latter, though it’s unclear exactly which side of that line this camera sits for those of us who haven’t been lucky enough to hold one yet. All the same, we’ll see what makes this camera tick in a few days once Nikon is purported to actually ship these bodies. No doubt there will be a flurry of figures, facts, and reviews in the coming weeks, virtual fodder for gear geeks everywhere. Hang tight, and you might just read a few of those juicy nuggets here. 😉
In the meantime, check out this little chart I worked up showing the differences in body size between the D7000, the D600, and the D800. Feel free to pass it around or re-post as you see fit.