December 14th, 2012, 06:47 AM
$700 Price Drop on Nikon D600 and 24-85mm Kit Lens!
Okay, not exactly a compact but one of the most compact "full frame" bodies around, the Nikon D600 and 24-85mm lens kit just had a huge price drop via instant rebate, which brings the combo down to $1996.95 at online retailers. The lens alone sells for $600.
Some direct links:
Adorama: Nikon D600 Digital Camera with 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens
B&H Photo: Nikon D600 Digital Camera with 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens
Amazon: Nikon D600 with 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR AF-S Nikkor Lens
If enough people use those links to buy, it'll offset the extra $$ I paid for my D600 not long ago :).
Each of those sites has it's own free bundle included for that price. The B&H one looks the best to me since it includes a SanDisk Class 10 32GB card (Amazon and Adorama give you a Transcend card), extra 3rd party battery, and a monopod. All three sites give you a free bag.
December 14th, 2012, 07:41 AM
This wasn't a camera that I expected to see heavily discounted so early in it's life cycle, but it does however address a lot of the disconnect between the phrase "affordable full-frame DSLR" and the $2000 body-only price tag. It was less expensive for sure, but affordable really wasn't the right word for it.
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December 14th, 2012, 08:38 AM
Nice price. I'm not wild about the kit lens but for the price it's OK. Sadly this deal is not available here in Canada. While there are significant discounts, they are not at this level. Usually B&H et el will ship here, but not with his deal. If they did, I would go for it.
December 14th, 2012, 08:48 AM
I think the camera was always planned at about 2000$ with a kit lens (and the lens made no sense to anyone when it was launched, since there were no entry level full frame cameras around). Nikon were just trying to sell the body at a premium for the last few months and now it's at its right price.
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December 14th, 2012, 08:00 PM
It's $100 cheaper at Target. It's $1899 once you add it to your cart and start checking out.
Nikon D600 24.3MP Digital SLR Camera with 24-85m... : Target
Amazon and B&H will price match if you ask.
December 14th, 2012, 08:12 PM
I'm not surprised on this one. I have a D700 which is a really great camera. The problem with the D600 is the maximum shutter speed. Nikon really chintzed on this one and set it at 1/4000 which means if you are shooting in daylight you are stuck above F2.8. That sort defeats some of the purpose of FF sensor. I don't know maybe it's selling well, but that would keep me from buying it.
Added: If you are going to spend $2000 on a camera body chances are you can spend $3000 so I'm guessing a lot of folks who want a FF sensor (and it does have it's advantages, some of them overstated) why not get the better built D800 which I believe has a 1/8000. I do think the 36MP is a bit of overkill though.
Last edited by stanleyk; December 14th, 2012 at 08:15 PM.
December 18th, 2012, 08:22 AM
I saw that deal, and it is a good one, but for my part I went with the Sony A99 for my new full frame. More money, but I like its features better even though I have been a Nikon user for many years. In fact my use of compacts has hooked me on the value of an articulating live view screen, which is a key feature in the A99 and something Nikon is not providing.
December 19th, 2012, 12:25 AM
Maybe the 5DMk3 will drop to $1999? :)
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December 19th, 2012, 02:37 AM
The base ISO for D700 is ISO 200, whereas base ISO for D600 is ISO 100, so your ability to use faster glass wide open in daylight is the same for both cameras - if anything greater with D600 because of the newer sensor design. It's true that the D800 also has base ISO 100 and therefore takes things a step further, but I haven't found the 1/4000s limiting at all and didn't find the high-ish base ISO on the D700 or OMD to be a problem either.
Originally Posted by stanleyk
December 19th, 2012, 02:39 AM
Very likely. The 5D II has dropped close to the $1500 mark.
Originally Posted by Armanius
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