Tue 02-Oct-12 02:14 AM | edited Tue 02-Oct-12 02:34 AM by lovemy8514
Clean and cropped are not synonymous. Nikon didn't think about that for their marketing campaign.
For videographers, this may be a reason to choose another body. For photographers who mostly shoot stills, the D600 is a spectacular camera, with video simply an added bonus.
Nikon has yet to address the issue directly. Not being able to change aperture when recording video and using LV is another issue for videographers.
Coming from a D300 to the D600, the video will be spectacular for me. I'll simply record to one of the SD cards.
From reading forums concerning the issue, it sounds like the D600 will be the indie film camera of choice if these two issues were fixed. If they cannot be fixed via firmware a lot of people will be dissapointed.
Having said that. I bought the D600 and love it. Haven't fully explored the filmmaking capabilities, but will do so in the coming weeks. I am very envious of the Magic Lantern firmware updates for the Canon 7D, which is sensational for any videographer, hopefully Nikon will see the same level of love for the D600 and D800.
Also, it seems like the only reports I've seen of this are with the Atmos Ninja recorders. I know very little about video, but I'd assume you should be able to record to any device via the HDMI cable. Anyone tried to record with a different device (or know of anyone who has?)
That's a definite bummer, but judging from the comments on that thread, Nikon is working on a firmware fix, which is something NikonRumors are reporting as well. From the sounds of it, both the cropped HDMI and inability to change aperture in LiveView will soon be fixed.