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Anyone Canceling Their D800 Order and Waiting for the D600 Intro?

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Initial post: May 11, 2012, 10:40:55 AM PDT
Gatorowl says:
Nikon Rumors (nikonrumors.com) has raised the probably of a D600 intro this summer to 80%. If you haven't heard yet, the D600's specs are expected to be:

Full frame
5fps burst rate without the grip (a grip will be available)
No internal AF motor (so D lenses will not AF)
less robust AF than D800
2 SD card slots (no CF support)

etc., all for $1500. Some think that this camera will use is a modified D3x sensor. However, I would expect better IQ from a scaled down D800 sensor. Hopefully, the sensor was an early iteration of the D800 sensor that got pushed aside when Sony revealed that it could produce a great 36MP sensor.

Regardless, even if this camera comes in at closer to $2000, it looks awfully attractive. I don't need 36MP, but I want at least 20MP with the tonality, DR, and low-light performance of the D800. I might have to purchase a lens or two to replace some older lenses I have, but if this camera is less bulky (significantly less bulky hopefully!) than the D700/D800,

Nikon is also expected to introduce some compact f/4.0 zooms with this camera, perhaps, a 24-70mm and--finally!--a 70-200mm.

If most of this is true, then I have to consider it.

What do you think?

Posted on May 11, 2012, 11:16:14 AM PDT
I'd have to see the real specs before deciding, but I'd consider it if it becomes available, really available for shipment, before my D800E does. Nikon is really shooting themselves in the foot with the D800 and D800E, I am not happy with no word at all as to when I might get my D800E, ordered through Amazon, not happy at all.

Posted on May 11, 2012, 11:32:06 AM PDT
Gatorowl says:
I'm with you. I made the mistake of ordering a D800E at 7a.m. on Feb 7. I'm pretty sure that I would have received a D800 by now if I had ordered it instead. In samples, I really haven't seen enough of a difference to justify the extra expenditure, so in hindsight, a bad decision on my part.

It's just that the leaks for the D800 were spot on--except the price--that I suspect that this new camera is legit. If Nikon hits the $1500 mark or even sub $1800, the demand for the D600 with the specs summarized above will make the D800 frenzy look like afternoon tea.

Posted on May 11, 2012, 11:40:37 AM PDT
It would seem that both Nikon and Canon were more concerned with out-announcing each other than in actually building reliable cameras in quantity.

Posted on May 11, 2012, 6:52:49 PM PDT
zanypoet says:
I'm waiting for Nikon to work out the lock up issues on D800 before pulling the trigger on a purchase. However, I too am intrigued with D600.

I would even pay D800 money if it had the same AF system as D800, same robust body, same battery/grip as D800, high ISO good or better than D700, around 24 mp FF sensor, internal AF motor, built-in CLS flash, built-in GPS, WIFI capable, dual SD card slots, 6FPS, 8FPS w/ grip, built-in HDR would be nice too. But for $1,500, I guess you gotta give up some of the goodies. Aside from obvious supply issues, these are exciting times for Nikon users with all the new gears coming out.

Posted on May 12, 2012, 4:26:24 AM PDT
Tom Martin says:
Nikon, Canon and Olympus seem to be delivering the limited supply cameras to their authorized dealers on an equal basis. So, if you want whatever camera you've ordered faster, check your local camera store to see if they have one available.

Posted on May 12, 2012, 1:16:00 PM PDT
I've tried, they don't know the availability either, and they all have waiting lists.

Posted on May 12, 2012, 3:01:12 PM PDT
Tom Martin says:
Stores here don't know availability either, but, they are getting one in about once a week. Stores around here are first with payment in full gets it. There is no waiting list, only call lists. Either pay in full in advance, or be first to the store when it comes in.

Posted on May 13, 2012, 11:18:32 PM PDT
I'm really getting antsy over this delivery issue. I mean it's not like they are selling a $200 dollar camera for the masses. $3G's is a a good bit of gilt, so how many people are waiting for it that it takes this long to produce it? Before you know it inflation will take the price up another couple hundred.
I'm not happy Nikon.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012, 11:43:33 PM PDT
Problem with buying locally is sales tax. In the case of D800 that amounts to almost $300 in my town.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012, 3:08:45 AM PDT
Tom Martin says:
Which pays for your roads, police and fire protection.
If you can't afford the sales tax, you can't afford the camera.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012, 6:16:09 AM PDT
Wendy M says:
Check your local Best Buy, they are getting regular shipments of the D800. I just purchased mine there.

Posted on May 15, 2012, 7:29:25 AM PDT
J. Peck says:
I received notice from Amazon last Friday that my D800 which I pre-ordered back on Feb 7th has been shipped. I checked the UPS tracking number and it is scheduled to arrive today. Yeah!!
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