Shoot Big, Travel Light: New Nikon D600, the lightest and smallest FX-format Nikon D-SLR camera with a 24.3-megapixel image sensor
New Delhi, September 13, 2012: Nikon India, the 100% subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, leaders in imaging technology, today announced the launch of the much awaited FX-format digital-SLR camera D600. The smallest and lightest Nikon FX-format D-SLR, the Nikon D600 comes with a 24.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor and an EXPEED 3 image-processing engine that offers superior definition with a range of advanced features and splendid image quality.
The D600 is the latest and most compact model in the Nikon FX-format digital SLR lineup offering portability along with non-compromised image quality. In addition to a new FX-format CMOS image sensor the D600 flaunts a number of advanced features, a large and clear 3.2-inch LCD monitor with wide angle viewing and dust, & option to connect with smart devices through the WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter . Besides being a great camera for capturing images, the D600 incorporates full-HD movie recording (1920 × 1080/30p) capabilities.
Speaking on the announcement, Mr. Hiroshi Takashina, Managing Director, Nikon India said, “Our latest offering showcases Nikon’s commitment to set new benchmarks in the world of photography. As the Indian photography market matures, we are witnessing strong growth for the D-SLR category. With this launch we are aiming to provide the photographer more choices. We believe that D600 will strongly appeal to photo enthusiasts & serious hobbyists who are aspiring to escalate their photography experience with a portable full frame D-SLR.”
“The D600 will help strengthen Nikon’s position as the market leader in the D-SLR segment with over 55% market share,” he added.
“When we look at today's imaging market, it's about meeting consumers' unique needs, with the launch of the new model today, we yet again reinforce our strength in the imaging market. The D600 comes with high image quality, delivering razor sharp images and videos. We believe that D600 would empower the user to test their skills with different forms of expressions with a full frame D-SLR.” Said Sajjan Kumar; Vice President-Imaging, Nikon India
D600 Primary Features
· The most compact and lightweight Nikon FX-format D-SLR camera The D600 body measures approximately 141.0 × 113.0 × 82.0 mm (W × H × D) and weighs approximately 760 grams.
· A new 24.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS image sensor for superior image quality and resolution over a broad range of sensitivities.
· The camera supports ISO 100 to ISO 6400 for beautiful images with very little noise and rich tones. The range of sensitivities can also be expanded to the equivalent of ISO 50 (Lo 1) or up to ISO 25600 equivalent (Hi 2).
· Full-HD movie recording at 1920 x 1080/30p and Multi-area mode movie recording available in two formats
· The EXPEED 3 image-processing engine, optimized for the D600, offers superior and high-speed processing
· Connect with smart devices through the WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
· Extremely fast response with high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 5.5 fps
· The Multi-CAM4800 autofocus sensor tracks the intended subject with 39 focus points.
· The D600 is also equipped with a high-magnification optical viewfinder that supports an approx. 100% frame coverage in FX format and a magnification of approximately 0.7×.
· The 3.2-inch, approximately 921k-dot monitor with wide angle viewing is equipped with a sensor that automatically controls brightness and contrast according to ambient lighting conditions to ensure clear viewing.
· Dual SD memory card slots (SDXC, UHS-I compliant) enable smoother still-image and movie recording.
· The D600 is also equipped with a headphone jack so that headphones may be used to check sound, and movies can be viewed simultaneously in the camera’s monitor and in an external monitor via the movie live view display
D600 Development Background
Nikon has been strengthening and expanding its FX-format digital SLR camera lineup, most recently with the release of the D4, the new flagship model that offers the ultimate function and performance, followed by the D800 and D800E, both equipped with a 36.3-million pixel CMOS image sensor for incredible definition and image quality. The D600 was developed to bring fun and enjoyment to a wide range of FX-format users. It offers the superior rendering characteristics, image quality, operation, and the durability of previous FX-format D-SLRs in a body that is compact, lightweight, and easy to use. The D600 is not only suitable for advanced amateur and professional photographers, but also for photo enthusiasts who want to expand their creativity.
Price and Availability
The Nikon D600 is available in sleek black color into a stylish, compact design at an MRP of Rs. 135,950 body only and Rs. 163,950 with 24-85mm VR lens kit. The product shall be available from next week onwards across pan India.
About Nikon India
Nikon India distributes markets and services the complete range of Nikon imaging products, the newly introduced Nikon Sport Optics & Nikon Instruments. The Nikon Imaging includes its Nikon D-SLR as well as its compact camera, the Nikon COOLPIX, the Nikon 1 camera system, a range of NIKKOR lenses & accessories.
With offices in Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Delhi and Gurgaon, Nikon is strengthening its Sales & Services network all across India. The company has established total of 19 ASCs (authorized service centers), 5 Nikon owned Service Centers (5 Branches) and 63 Nikon Collection Centers for complete service support of Nikon customers. Nikon has also set up 95 COOLPIX and D-SLR zones pan India which showcases the entire range of D-SLR cameras, COOLPIX cameras and an elaborate range of NIKKOR lenses.
Founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku; the company was renamed in 1988 as Nikon Corporation. Nikon has truly evolved as an institution of creativity in imaging arena, Semi-conductors, Industrial equipment and specialized in optics as well. Nikon technologies are active not only in Nikon’s core products such as cameras, microscopes and IC steppers/scanners, but they also squarely support innovation in leading-edge science, and they contribute to the development of society and industry as a whole.
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