Nikon’s decision to pump medium format-esque megapixels into the D800 left somewhat of a void in the camera maker’s product line. While its numbered distinction would classify it as a clear D700 successor on paper, many believe it has lost the broad spectrum appeal its predecessor enjoyed. In fact, Nikon themselves has openly declared the D800 as “a whole new category of camera” and not an actual D700 replacement it was presumed to be.
This, coupled with the D4′s out-of-reach price tag for most, has left an interesting space unfilled in Nikon’s full-frame offerings, resulting in a new batch of rumors to emerge – predominately, talk of a cheaper, entry-level, full-frame DSLR in the D600.
According to the latest loose-talk and information gathered from Nikon Rumors, the D600 may in fact be becoming a reality, even going as far as to publish a set of preliminary specifications which can be viewed below:
- Unknown MP count at that point
- The new camera will be marketed as an entry level full frame camera
- Auto DX crop mode
- Dual SD card slots
- In-camera RAW editor
- Built in time-lapse functionality
- There will be no build-in HDR feature
- Possible integrated GPS
- New external battery grip
- To be released this summer
While something like a D600 would make a whole lot of sense and would undoubtedly be appealing, it is important to note that this is a developing rumor, and a grain of salt should be taken with all preliminary information. With that being said, be sure to stay tuned for any and all revelations as they emerge…