So here we are, after bringing you the alleged full specifications sheet which was leaked earlier today, the real Nikon D600 has just been announced, more or less confirming what we talked about before. The Nikon D600 will be a FX-format camera that boasts of a body which Nikon claims is the “smallest and lightest among FX-format cameras” without sacrificing on performance. Meaning, it delivers excellent basic performance courtesy of its a 24.3-megapixel image sensor. Not only that, underneath the hood you will find a similar EXPEED 3 image-processing engine that already sees action in other high-end Nikon DSLRs such as the Nikon D4, Nikon D800, and Nikon D800E.

Sporting dimensions that measure approximately 141mm x 113mm x 82mm while tipping the scales at 760 grams, the Nikon D600 will be accompanied by a 3.2-inch LCD monitor that has a wide viewing , similar dust- and water-resistance as the D800 and D800E, full support for the whole DX NIKKOR lens range, Full HD movie recording capability, and the Multi-area mode Full HD D-Movie function that lets you record in either FX- or DX-based movie format so that you are able to express your creative self in a more free manner.

Lightweight and durable magnesium alloy was used for the top and rear body covers, and all of its joints are effectively sealed for superior dust- and water-resistance as mentioned prior. Out in the UK and the US from September 18th onwards, you can pick it up for slightly north of $2,000 just for the body alone. [Press Release]

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