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New DSLR: Nikon D600

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Nikon has launched its latest DSLR: a full-frame shooter that fills the gap between the recently-released D800 and the DX-format D7000.

The FX-format D600 has a 24.3-megapixels sensor and will be available from 18 September for S$3,249 (body only).

Nikon D600 was launched in Singapore. Full-frame 24.3 MP. S$3,249 from 18 September.

Nikon D600 was launched in Singapore. Full-frame 24.3 MP. S$3,249 from 18 September.

The Nikon D600 is targeted at the serious photography enthusiast upgrading to an entry-level full-frame camera.

Full-frame digital SLR cameras excel over other digital cameras equipped with smaller sensors, especially under challenging low-light conditions and where the wider angle of view is critical for shooting scenarios such as landscape and architectural photography.

Equipped with the heart and technology of its higher-end siblings (the D4, D800 and D800E), the D600 is more affordable and has a similar ergonomics and layout of controls as the D7000 to make the transition easier for the photographer making the cross-over.

The D600 has the same EXPEED 3 image-processing engine as the D4 (S$9,799) and D800 (S$4,488), and sports the following features:

  • an optical viewfinder with 100% frame coverage
  • Full-frame mode: 24.3 megapixels
  • DX-format crop mode: 10.5 megapixels
  • a magnesium-alloy weather-sealed body for dust and water-resistance
  • 3-D axis tracking with 39 focus points
  • built-in automatic HDR capturing/processing
  • time-lapse video function
  • dual SD memory card slots
  • ISO range from 100-6,400, expandable to 50 (Lo-1) and 25,600 (Hi-2)

The Multi-CAM 4800FX AF-sensor module of the Nikon D600 utilises 39 focus points.

The system also places an emphasis on the human face, working in conjunction with the Advanced Scene Recognition System to provide accurate face detection even through the optical viewfinder.

The camera also offers seven cross-type sensors that are fully functional when using super-telephoto NIKKOR lenses and teleconverters (2.0x) with an aperture value up to f/8.

This is useful for those who need extreme telephoto focal lengths for sports or wildlife.

Nikon D600, entry-level full-frame DSLR.

Nikon D600, entry-level full-frame DSLR.

The Nikon D600 also features a precise Scene Recognition System that analyses detailed scene brightness and colour information acquired from the 2,016-pixel RGB sensor.

The information is then applied to autofocus, automatic exposure, i-TTL balanced fill-flash, and white balance control, all to achieve detailed and balanced images.

For storage, the Nikon D600 has dual card slots for SD cards, and offers users the ability to record backup, overflow, RAW/JPEG separation, and the additional option of shooting stills to one and video to the other.

The new Nikon D600 (left) sitting side-by-side with its higher-end sibling, the D800 (different lenses).

The new Nikon D600 (left) sitting side-by-side with its higher-end sibling, the D800 (different lenses).

Cinematic HD Video

When it comes to recording HD video, users have the choice of various resolutions and frame rates, including full HD 1080 at 30/24p utilising the Nikon D600‘s entire full-frame sensor, and HD 720 at 60/30p.

Nikon D600
Megapixels 24.3 megapixels
Sensor FX-format CMOS (full-frame)
Image processing engine EXPEED 3
ISO 100-6,400 (Expanded: 50-25,600)
Burst mode 5.5 fps
LCD 3.2″, 920k dots, TFT colour
Movie Full HD (1080/30p)
Size /mm 141 x 113 x 82
Weight 760 g
Price S$3,249

By utilising the B-Frame data compression method, users can record H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format video with optimal size and quality for up to 29:59 minutes per clip (normal quality).

The Nikon D600 also enables users to use both compatible FX and DX lenses to shoot HD movies.

The FX-based movie format makes full use of the large image sensor and offers a shallow depth-of-field with an emphasis on background-blur characteristics while the DX- based movie format is optimal for recording movies and bringing subjects closer (1.5X) when lenses with short focal lengths are used.

For professional and broadcast applications that call for outboard digital recorders or external monitors, users can stream an uncompressed full HD signal directly out of the camera via the HDMI port.

The Nikon D600 is also equipped with an audio monitor port for headphones to be used.

News flash: Nikon D4 and D800 win EISA awards

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Nikon D4 has received the “European Professional Camera of the Year 2012-2013 Award” while the Nikon D800 has received the “European Camera of the Year 2012-2013 Award”.

Nikon D4 (left) and D800. Not shown to scale.

Nikon D4 (left) and D800. Not shown to scale.

The Nikon D4 and Nikon D800 FX-format digital-SLR cameras were awarded the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) Photo Awards.

Read the citations by EISA for the two cameras below.


TODAY! D4 and D800 available in Singapore

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

The two new top DSLRs from Nikon hit the shelves in Singapore today. Flagship D4 (S$9,799) and 36.3-megapixel D800 (S$4,488) go on sale today.

D4 (S$9,799) and 36.3-megapixel D800 (S$4,488)

D4 (S$9,799) and 36.3-megapixel D800 (S$4,488)

Nikon’s new flagship D4 was first launched in Singapore on 6 January 2012, while the D800 was launched on 7 February.

D800E will likely be available only later in April (price TBC, possibly 10% more than the price of D800).

A write-up on the launch, specs and brochure for the D800 can be found here, while the brochure for D4 can be viewed or downloaded here.

The key specifications and features for the D4 and D800 are summarised below.

Nikon D4


Nikon D4 DSLR, S$9,799

The next-generation flagship digital SLR camera is equipped with a new Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor (36.0 × 23.9 mm) and EXPEED 3, the latest image-processing engine specifically optimized for digital SLR cameras.

Designed with versatility and functionality that offers superior image quality rich in detail along with excellent high-speed performance.

The Nikon D4 has an effective pixel count of 16.2-million pixels, and offers superior image quality under a broad range of lighting conditions with its image sensor supporting an incredible range of sensitivities from ISO 50 to ISO 204800.

  • New Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor.
  • Support for an huge range of sensitivities, from ISO 50 to ISO 204,800.
  • New EXPEED 3 image-processing engine with superior, high-speed processing capabilities.
  • 91K-pixel RGB sensor for the more accurate Advanced Scene Recognition System.
  • Faster and more accurate AF with 51 focus points.
  • Multi-area Mode Full HD D-movie with three image area options.
  • Smooth workflow from initial setup to image transfer.
  • The new compact Wireless Transmitter WT-5 with simple connection to the camera (available separately).
  • Capture NX 2 Ver. 2.3 for significantly faster processing.

Nikon D800


Nikon D800 DSLR, S$4,488

The D800 is Nikon’s newest FX-format DSLR.

Its huge 36.3 megapixels and the powerful new EXPEED 3 image processing engine offers imaging potential that rivals some of the best studio cameras.

If your workflow demands broadcast quality video with high-fidelity audio recording, D-Movie will satisfy even your most demanding needs.

The D800 shoots 1080p Full HD in both FX and DX based formats, offering cinematographers newfound versatility.

  • 36.3 Megapixels.
  • ISO range of ISO 100 to 6,400, expandable to ISO 50 to 25,600.
  • Optical low-pass filter optimized for sharpness.
  • New image-processing engine EXPEED 3.
  • Newly developed 91K-pixel RGB sensor.
  • Approx. 921k-dot, 3.2-in. LCD monitor.
  • Dual card slots for a CF card and SD memory card.
  • High-speed data transfer with USB 3.0 supported.
  • Full HD video quality (1920 x 1080/30p).
  • High-fidelity audio recording control.