Nikon D600 is Shipping, Plus a Couple of Tidbits

Nikon D600
Nikon D600 – Miracles do occur!

Nikon certainly weren’t bluffing when they said they’d ship the D600 on September 18th. As I write this on the 20th of September, the camera has been shipping for two days already. This is the first time I’ve seen Nikon being able to ship a product so quickly after an announcement in a global rollout, so, kudos on the execution. Still, not going to make up for all those still waiting for their D800s.

A couple of interesting things about the D600:

  1. Bracketing is, like the D7000, limited to three frames. Unlike the D700, this time it goes to +-3 EV. A bit better for those doing HDR, but not as good as a pro-level body’s ability to do 9 frames at 1EV apart.
  2. When using DX mode, it behaves like the D800: There is a frame indicating the DX area when AF Illumination is set to Auto or ON, but a grey mask will come on when it is set to OFF. It’s under Custom Function, A4 or A5. Please correct me if I’m wrong on the exact location of the menu order. Also, unlike the D800, there is only DX crop. PS. Thom Hogan is wrong on this, so don’t scream at me using that page as proof.
  3. The 39 AF points really don’t cover a lot of the frame. Going from a DX 51 point to FX 51 point then to this makes me feel a little claustrophobic.

(Image credit: Nikon Press Image)

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