Nikon Announces D600 Featuring 24-Megapixel FX-Format Sensor

Submitted by lalit on September 13, 2012 - 2:27pm.

Nikon has launched their smallest and lightest FX-format camera, the new D600 featuring a new FX-format CMOS image sensor with an effective pixel count of 24.3-megapixel. The camera also features same EXPEED 3 image-processing engine built into high-end Nikon D-SLRs (D4, D800, D800E) for superior definition and image quality.

Even with a full frame sensor the camera measures 141(w) x 113(h) x 82(d) mm and weighs only 760 grams. The D600 inherits a number of advanced features from its high-end cousins, including an optical viewfinder with frame coverage of 100%, a large and clear, 3.2-inch LCD monitor with a wide viewing angle for superior visibility, and the same dust- and water-resistance as the D800 and D800E. What's more, this single FX-format camera also offers support for the complete DX NIKKOR lens lineup for greater convenience with both still image shooting and movie recording. The D600 makes full use of its 24.3-million effective pixels with high-resolution, full-HD movie recording (1920 x 1080/30p). It is also equipped with the Multi-area mode Full-HD D-Movie function, which enables recording in either FX- or DX-based movie format for more creative imaging expression.

Other features of the new camera are ISO range of 50-25,600, 39 focus points, 2,016-pixel RGB sensor, dual SD memory card slots, WiFi support via WU-1b adapter, 5.5fps continuous shooting and built-in flash.

Nikon D600 will be priced $2200 (body only) and $2800 with 24-85mm VR Lens kit. The camera will ship next week and is available for pre-order on Amazon with discount on various Lens.