Yesterday, Nikon officially announced the birth of it’s newest dSLR, the D600. Nikon’s done it again – produced another superb camera with amazing specs, for a very reasonable price tag. The D600 comes with a 24 MP full frame sensor. Smaller than its big brother the D800, which boasts a whopping 36MP sensor. But for just $2099, the D600 seems like fantastic value for the money.
I’m saving up for a new camera. I’m wayyyyy overdue to upgrade my D200. Yes, it’s OLD. But it’s my trusty steed, it fits me like a glove and, I’m not one to rush out and buy new equipment because it’s there. I like to let things steep a bit. See what the reviews are, let other people ‘test drive’ these cameras, blog about the pros and cons and then I decide. I had my sights on the D800. I still do. But my vision of my future purchase is less clear now that the D600 is out. 24 MP would suit me just fine! And the fact that it’s $1000 cheaper than the D800 catches my eye. If I had big budget, I’d definitely by the D800. Ideally, I’d like to buy both as I don’t have a back up camera right now. But unless I win the lotto, my next order to a camera store won’t be for two cameras. So, I sit here pondering whether I should wait a little longer, save up more dough and buy the D800 or whether it’s worth it to get the D600 now and then work towards the D800. At 8 MP, I really, really, really need to upgrade from my D200. It’s become obsolete. So any increase in MP is a bonus for me. But still, this won’t be an easy decision. I’ll keep my eye on the D600 reviews over the coming months and see what the masses say. Either way, I can’t go wrong. Both seem like superb cameras.
If you want to find out more about the D600, click on the thumbnail below to read dpreview’s thoughts on it.