Hot off the press: Huge Nikon D600 gallery posted


posted Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 12:59 PM EST


(UPDATED with daylight images!) Sleep's sometimes overrated, if you ask us camera nuts. While the rest of North America was in bed, Imaging Resource senior editor Shawn Barnett pounded the streets of Manhattan, just-announced full-frame Nikon D600 digital SLR in-hand.

Shawn grabbed us an extensive raft of almost sixty sample photos with the D600, which you can now find in the gallery section of our hands-on preview. As well as the outdoor night samples and several indoor shots, he also picked up several D600 ISO series, so the full range from ISO 50 to 25,600 is included.

It's early yet, but we like what we see: the high-ISO performance of Nikon's affordable FX-format SLR looks pretty good. Shawn is greatly enjoying shooting the D600, and notes that many of his shots could be taken handheld thanks to the availability of very high ISO sensivities. (Good ISO performance can be a really freeing experience for a night shooter!) Take a look at our Nikon D600 gallery, and share your thoughts in the comments below...

1:2 crop from an ISO 6,400 shot with the just-announced, full-frame Nikon D600 DSLR.
See the full-res image--and many more like it--in our Nikon D600 gallery!

Many of you will doubtless find yourselves equally impressed--not just with the samples, but with what this camera offers in terms of bang for the buck. That's almost certainly going to mean demand outstrips supply for the foreseeable future. Our advice? Get in queue now, before it gets even longer.

You can place your preorders at the links below, either body-only, or bundled with the Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens. Get in quick, and you could have a Nikon D600 in your very near future!

Adorama: Body ($2,099.95) / Kit ($2,699.95)
Amazon: Body ($2,096.95) / Kit ($2,696.95)
B&H: Body ($2,099.95) / Kit ($2,599.95)

1:4 crop from an image shot last night with the Nikon D600; the full-res original is in our gallery. (And there's enough detail to check the Times Square tickers for stuck pixels!)