The D800 is one of Nikon’s newly launched full-frame sensor cameras. We recently did a hands-on preview of the product. We found it very impressive and it’s known to be one of the affordable full-frame DSLRs available. Now, just months after the launch of the Nikon D800, there are rumours of an even cheaper full-frame sensor camera hitting the market. The latest rumour comes in the form of an advertisement captured by a Dutch site, Focus Media. The advertisement was shot by a Focus Media reader who happened to see the advertisement while on a holiday in Italy. 

The ad showing the Nikon D600

The ad showing the Nikon D600

There have been rumours of the product for a while, including leaked photos and hardware specifications. Nikon, however, hasn’t confirmed any rumours and there is no news about the pricing either.  

Here are some of the rumoured specifications of the Nikon D600

  • 24.7 MP sensor
  • 3.2-inch screen (921000 dots) 
  • 1920 x 1080 (30fps) video recording
  • Viewfinder coverage: 100% for FX
  • ISO range: 100-6400
  • Autofocus: 39 points
  • Face detection
  • In-built AF-motor 
  • HDMI out
  • Weight: 760g (without battery)
  • EN-EL15 Li-ion battery

Of course, these aren’t confirmed by Nikon and there is no information about the launch date of the product, and its price. 

Nikon has already launched its new Nikon FX-format camera, the D4 that now serves as its new flagship model in its line-up of digital-SLR cameras. Nikon also launched the D800, which has been engineered to provide extreme resolution images, and is optimized for professional still and multimedia photographers and videographers. The Nikon flagship, the D4 has a 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, coupled with their EXPEED 3 image processing engine. The D4 has a 51-point AF system and burst shooting speeds of upto 10 frames per second. 

The D800, the other new FX-format model comes with a 36.3MP sensor. It too has the new EXPEED 3 image-processing engine. In addition to the D800, Nikon has released a supplementary model for those professionals who demand higher resolution and DSLR versatility; the D800E. This unique alternative model effectively enhances the resolution characteristics of the 36.3-megapixel CMOS sensor by doing away with the anti-aliasing properties of the OLPF inside the camera. By doing this, light is delivered directly to the photodiodes, yielding an image resulting from the raw light gathering properties of the camera.

The Nikon D4 was made available in India at an MRP of Rs. 3,24,950, while the D800 and  D800E were at an MRP of Rs. 1,49,950 and Rs. 1,64,950, respectively. The D800 was a replacement to the D700, which was the cheapest full-frame offering from Nikon. It was introduced back in 2008.

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