The link I found isn't working, so that may be a clue.
I think it is entirely illogical that Nikon would sell this camera for that price. If Nikon Rumors is right, and they have generally been right, this camera is built on the less expensive consumer body and that market will not pay that price. If it is going to be announced, I suspect it will be in the 1500 to 1800 range. Which should be a great deal for lots of folks.
This will also be a great second camera and reinforces the idea that the bodies and sensors are becoming the throw away "razor blades" to the permanent and more expensive lenses (shavers).
Remember that the D300 was introduced at a street price of $1,799.95 and it sold quite well. The D700 was introduced at $2,999.95 and sold equally well. Time will tell the actual price and how well the D600 will do in the marketplace. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
>Ken Rockwell's site has a link to pre-order a D600 aat $2400. >Not that I believe everything he says but if that is true, >well, Nikon misses the boat again for me. $1500 yes, but $2400 >absolutely not.
Actually that's not what he said. Read the introduction in this link carefully.
Thom Hogan has also posted about the possible introductory price, Quick Link and Comments (article will be moved to the archive about 10-Sept-2012). His analysis is that with a profit margin of 40% a $2,000.00 list price could be possible.
He also has some comments about Nikon's handling of the D800 focus issue.
I wonder about the $2000 price being a bit high. The D700 was selling at around $2300 and a refurb one for under $2000. The D7000 is now $1000, down from $1200. Maybe the lower D7000 price may mean that Nikon is opening up some space for the D600 at well under $2000. There is a price demand relation that Nikon may be gambling on to make their money on the D600 on a large volume of sales a lower price.
The quoted price includes the 24-85 lens as a kit. The lens was just announced and has a list price of $599.
I would think a $1999 price for the body and $2499 for the kit would be pretty attractive - much more attractive than trying to get an extra $100 or so. A price of $1899 would probably create a huge boost in demand. We'll know tomorrow.
A quote from our friend Ken Rockwell from his D600 page:
"Nikon knows that if the D600 is released, no one will bother with the old D800 because the U1 and U2 modes make the D600 a much better camera. 24 versus 36 MP is irrelevant; I'd prefer the 24 MP sensor for everything except lens testing"
This guy is seriously losing it. I was a fan but wow...I dont know what to say.....
B&H has Pre order price of $2099 for body only and $2699 for kit with 24-85VR lens. I have no use for that lens but the price for body only is decent for what you are getting. 5.5 frames per second at full resolution. I think with the 1080p video and low noise ISO it's a real winner for the entry level FF crowd. 24.3 mp is Easily adequate for nearly anything you are going to print.
I look forward to the reviews. Still not quite fast enough of a frame rate to replace the D300/D300s. If it ends up taking a Grip that increases frame rates to 7-9 frames a second it could be a replacement for my crowd. I still need the reach for motorsports that my D300 affords me with the Crop factor. My 300mm f4 AF-S is 450mm Effective. To move up to a 400 f2.8, 500mm f4 is steep to make up for the disparity in focal length!
If this is a move from the D300/D300s then nikon needs to market a 400mm F4 AF-S lens that is much more affordable for the mid level price point crowd. It's just too steep of a jump from 300mm to 400mm primes right now.
>I look forward to the reviews. Still not quite fast enough of >a frame rate to replace the D300/D300s. If it ends up taking a >Grip that increases frame rates to 7-9 frames a second it >could be a replacement for my crowd.
From what I've read, there will be a dedicated grip - the MB-D14 - but it will offer no increase over the 5.5fps maximum rate of the D600 alone.