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I'm very interested in how this will develop. I will look to uograde from the D700 in the next 6 months . I was going to go with the D800 but I'm now unsure. The main reason being the ability to get a good sized pano without stitching. I will be interested to see how the D600 compares
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I am very interested in a noise comparison test, in theroy it should be a little better than the D800 due to a lower pixel count.
Quote: I am very interested in a noise comparison test, in theroy it should be a little better than the D800 due to a lower pixel count.
Not necisarily, a lot will depend on the design. supplier and architecture of the sensor. For example the D3s & D3 had identical pixel counts but the D3s is reported to be much better at high ISO.
I think someone at Nikon has put their cuppa down on the 'final price' piece of paper and smudged the price from £900 to £1900! That or the bloke that makes the D800 have mis-read the order number and over made the D800 and they want to get rid of them, so they are hoping everyone will buy the D800 instead!
But thats only my thoughts.......I'm not very cynical!
More like they have stocks of D700 they want to shift without too much discounting.
Quote: .......I'm not very cynical!
Of course you're not.
Have had my D800e for just one week now and would agree whole heartedly that the D600 is over priced in comparison to the D800.
It seems to me that Nikon and Canon are trying to do each other simply on the range of cameras on offer and not actually thinking about what the potential buyers want.
I can't see there will be a lot of demand for this camera in the UK at this price point. It could be they're just punting a speculative MSRP in order for it to look good on the shelves 'discounted' to £1699.
Are those very wealthy types who like an idiot mode really savvy enough to understand the implications of a larger sensor anyway? I think the thing that is rankling in the UK is the fact that this is being marketed as a first for 'affordable' FX format cameras and within reach of the not technically proficient enthusiast. Were it pitched as a straight replacement for the D700 it would probably be well received - that is of course unless there was a much better camera available for less than 10% extra.
Nikon must be really smarting about the maker of that one. Who was it again? Foot. Aim. Fire.
The D700 was £1700 for at least the last 2 - 3 years or so. I can understand why the D800 is currently £2200 as its earlier in this camera's life cycle. If they want to market an 'entry' level full frame body I can't see how it would work unless it's quite abit less than the £1700 mark.
Unless of course the D800 UK price will be going back up to the original £2600, in which case a £1700 D600 starts to make abit more sense. (especially if a £1400 D400 comes along).
Unless of course the D800 UK price will be going back up to the original £2600......
You forget that the original UK price of the D800 was £2395 and that those of us who ordered in February were lucky enough to have that price honoured.
The D800 is now available in UK discounted to £2099 which makes the choice, for a serious photographer, between the D800 and D600 a no-brainer currently.
Purely on the basis of past experience, with no advance knowledge or crystal ball, I would predict that, a year from now, the D800 street price will have settled at £1995, the D600 at £1695 and that the launch price of a D400 (if one such does, indeed, appear as a replacement for the D300s) will be around £1795, settling back in time to £1495.
But, of course, by then we will all be squealing for a D900, D650 (running out of round hundreds for this one) and D500!!
I'd would agree with those Predictions.
At £2000 ish for a D800 though the D600 would have to be significantly cheaper to make it attractive ie ) well under the £1700 mark.
Perhaps they're hoping for everyone to rush out and pre order at a daft price given what happened to the D800 launch price.
At a guess I'd say the D600 sensor does not cost more to make than the D700 one. Yes it has a higher density circuitry, but it is the physical size that impacts cost most, and manufacturing is improving all the while. And since the build is sub-D700, I would expect it to be down to £1500 in a year. Wishful thinking perhaps. But bear in mind the only price rises I've seen were due to exchange rate fluctuations and I think we took a big hit a few years ago. And the D800 will come down further putting more downward pressure on the D600.
They are just managing expectations, while stocks are low, sell high, when they are at full production and stock on the ground then it will fall to the level of the D700. When the 700s are sold out and the D600 is at full production speed.
Why have disgruntled customers with a long lead time (months) at a low price?
Quote: I'm thinking the same way as others that you might as well save the extra £400's up and get the D800. I was going to suggest to my other half to get the D600 but not now. Looks like thats 2 D800's being bought next year.
You can get a D800 for £2100, so about £150 extra.
you can get the 5dmk3 for just over 2k now, if you know where to look and its the same price for the d800, but its £2500 for the d800e.
just notice that the d600 is up at £1.899
Quote: just notice that the d600 is up at £1.899
Now that's a bargain
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