Nikon has been careful to make sure the D600 isn’t a junior D800, but it still brings a high level of features and specifications to a lower price point.
With the D4 and the D800 being launched so close together inevitably there have been comparisons, but the two are actually very different animals.
Nikon’s giant-killing D800 is redefining the semi-pro D-SLR and, very possibly, the pro-level D-SLR too.
Excellent ergonomics has always been a strong point of Nikon’s higher-end SLRs, both in the 35mm era and now with the digital models. The D3-series models are particularly good in this regard and the D4 brings further improvements.
Nikon’s new entry-level D-SLR is very much aimed at the novice but it’s still sufficiently well featured to work for the more experienced user.
With 35mm-based D-SLRs being used for applications which were once the domain of larger format film cameras the tilt/shift lens has renewed importance and Nikon is offering the convenience of auto aperture control. Report by Paul Burrows.
Nikon introduces another model tier to its D-SLR range primarily to compete with Canon’s highly successful EOS 400/450/500D dynasty. Paul Burrows tries out the ‘entry-level plus’ D5000.
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