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rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« on: August 30, 2012, 07:05:48 AM »
The release probability of the Nikon D600 for Photokina is now at 99%. Here is an updated list of the specifications (new additions in bold):
 •Very small and lightweight body
 •16 bit image processing
 •Expeed 3 processor
 •Maximum video recording: 30 minutes
 •Built-in mic
 •19 scene modes
 •Magnesium alloy only on top and back only
 •Maximum shutter speed of 1/4000
 •Shutter life: 150,000 cycles (the D800 is rated for 200,000 cycles)

http://nikonrumors.com/2012/08/30/updated-specifications-for-the-nikon-d600.aspx/#ixzz251haVGAP


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not entirely sure what the buzz about 16 bit PROCESSING is, i thought the processing is 16 bit already but the data is only 14 bit? (two bits are always zero).

does this mean it´s 16 bit from the sensor, through AD, to the prozessor?
 
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Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2012, 08:06:43 AM »
So, this is the 5dMKIII competitor, not the D800. If the rumor about the price, $1500 is correct, then it is a 5DMKIII at half the price. Canon should be afraid.

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Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2012, 08:46:28 AM »
it´s an entry level fullframe. not really a competition to the 5D MK3 other then sensor size and MP.
Well, 39pt AF, 5fps, etc. Granted, the ISO levels and SD cards are a big difference that would keep pro's away.

But, since there are plenty of hobbyists who would rather pay <$2000 for the 5dII over the 5dIII, I'd be a little worried if I was Canon. Because if they release that camera at $1500, and Canon doesn't have a response right away, the price of switching becomes very, very easy to justify when there is a $1500 price difference, and when Canon's entry full frame (5dII currently) is significantly under-spec'd.

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Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2012, 08:52:13 AM »
Woohoo, I've always wanted to play Super Metroid on my camera.

Oh, wait, that's 16 bit graphics  :o

Seriously, it's a rumor, and it's one thing, so isn't it too early to start with the "canon should be afraid" and "I'm selling all my gear" bit?
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Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2012, 09:32:33 AM »
99%? I just don't buy it. A lot of those features they've listed are expensive to produce, and the whole point of this camera is that it's supposed to be cheap. 100% viewfinders are complicated to produce. Weather sealing costs money. Full frame sensors are expensive. They're placing this in the price range of the D300? No, I just don't see it.

And the timing makes no sense, either. The D800 is still hard to get, and Nikon hasn't even yet bothered to fix some major issues with it.

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Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2012, 09:36:19 AM »
So, this is the 5dMKIII competitor, not the D800. If the rumor about the price, $1500 is correct, then it is a 5DMKIII at half the price. Canon should be afraid.

Lol.  Really?  Max shutter a stop slower, limited use of magnesium alloy, 'very small and light', definitely an entry level FF camera, not a workhorse like the 5DIII.  But who knows, since the D800 is a somewhat specialized camera vs. the 5DIII which is more of an all-purpose camera, the D600 may fill the same conceptual place in the Nikon lineup.

I see no reason for Canon to be afraid. 

A lot of those features they've listed are expensive to produce, and the whole point of this camera is that it's supposed to be cheap. 100% viewfinders are complicated to produce. Weather sealing costs money. Full frame sensors are expensive. They're placing this in the price range of the D300? No, I just don't see it.

Nikon has been behind Canon in dSLR market share for years, and maybe they are feeling internal (or shareholder) pressure to change that - could be they feel the need for a loss leader.  Amazon sells the Kindle Fire for less than the cost to produce it. 
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Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2012, 09:46:49 AM »
Woohoo, I've always wanted to play Super Metroid on my camera.

Oh, wait, that's 16 bit graphics  :o

Seriously, it's a rumor, and it's one thing, so isn't it too early to start with the "canon should be afraid" and "I'm selling all my gear" bit?
Seriously, this D600 rumor has been posted online for a while and with its detailed specs and pics, it looks very promising.
Do we have a solid "6D" rumor at least CR2?

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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2012, 09:49:59 AM »
I'm trying my best to keep my shutterspeed close to 1/8000s, it's Leica specs to have 1/4000s.
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Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2012, 11:06:25 AM »
Daily specification updates of an imaginary camera doesn't make it any more real :)
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Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2012, 11:07:42 AM »
Daily specification updates of an imaginary camera doesn't make it any more real :)

Yeah, but we all said that in the runup to the D800 announcement, too...   ::)
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Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2012, 11:12:45 AM »
Seriously, it's a rumor, and it's one thing, so isn't it too early to start with the "canon should be afraid" and "I'm selling all my gear" bit?
Seriously, this D600 rumor has been posted online for a while and with its detailed specs and pics, it looks very promising.
Do we have a solid "6D" rumor at least CR2?

There's still rumors of a 5DmkII successor in the pipeline, and, well, the 5DmkII . . .

The only thing canon might have to admit (not fear) is going to get some (New, not people selling their gear) business for a competitor is A FF  under $1800 (this one says $1.5k, but that remains to be seen).

Besides, I hear the 6D is going to be 56megapixels and priced under the current 5DmkII.  ::)  People should probably start selling their gear now ;)


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Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2012, 11:49:41 AM »
So only a few months after the D800 and D4 are released Nikon releases a FF camera with 16bit processing?

That's going to piss people off.
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Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2012, 12:22:49 PM »
So only a few months after the D800 and D4 are released Nikon releases a FF camera with 16bit processing?

That's going to piss people off.

Not really.


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Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2012, 12:32:29 PM »
Daily specification updates of an imaginary camera doesn't make it any more real :)

As a person very interested in both a budget full-frame body and the pressure of competition on the market, I've been checking for updates every day. The last one of any substance was on August 4, and the last one that actually had theretofore unheard specifications was May 23 (!). So "daily" is wrong at best and malicious/trolling at worst.
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Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2012, 12:36:20 PM »
So, this is the 5dMKIII competitor, not the D800. If the rumor about the price, $1500 is correct, then it is a 5DMKIII at half the price. Canon should be afraid.


it´s an entry level fullframe.
not really a competition to the 5D MK3 other then sensor size and MP.

really? I disagree. first of all it is cheaper. big plus. second it is just 1fps slower. not enough to justify the cost of the 5DmkIII. Has slightly superior resolution and if the D800 is any indication, it will easily outclass the 5DmkIII in dynamic range and low noise in shadow areas at low ISO. Surely the 5DIII will have the better AF system and probably more pro-body feel. But if this camera costs 1500 dollars, you can buy two for the price of one 5DIII and the 5DIII isn't twice the camera. sorry.

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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2012, 12:36:20 PM »