I picked mine up yesterday and was upgrading from my trusty old d80.
Quick bits of feedback as I've not had much chance to play with it yet:
Have to say the new body is a delight - good feel and chunky enough to feel like a real camera without being too heavy - that said, as with all my bodies a grip will be going on it ASAP. I just find they balance the body better and give me a bit more to grab on to.
Low light shooting is excellent as is IQ and noise control. ISO 3200 was clean and crisp when shooting indoors (birthday party last night!) and a quick test at Hi2 (25,600 or whatever it is) showed a useable (granted noisy) image that I would rather have than no image at all. For those that ever had one, the hi2 on the d600 is far and away better than the d80 could manage at 1600.
Jpeg in std looked so good that I am wondering if I'll now commit RAW to being a "just in case" backup for any images that need serious tweaking and that's saying a lot for me as I've been shooting RAW exclusively for over 5 years...
The manual is 325 pages long, so I expect it to be a while before I've figured all of it out
Mine was delivered today. Build quality is excellent, with one slight nit to pick. The circular selector switch on the back looks a bit less stout than on the D7000. Maybe it will work out, but it looks a bit fragile.
I took it out for an hour after work to check it out and am suitably impressed. I took a tripod mounted series and ran the same shot from ISO 100 THROUGH 6400. I will take a close look after dinner and will post some samples for review later this evening.
This camera looks like a big winner for Nikon. And me.
>So some retailers have the D600 in stock. Has anyone picked >one up yet, ordered it and waiting for delivery? > >If you do have one, what are your thoughts? > > >Anthony
Moved up from D80. VERY pleased so far, but as others have noted the manual will take some study. Shot indoors in 1880's houses today at 2000 ISO (would NEVER go there on D80) to success with 50mm 1.4G at 3.2 or so. LOW light,b/c small windows in these old houses. NICE. No noise. Good color rendition.
Shot some flowers at botanical gardens at lunch with native 100 ISO. Had to use -7 EV (right at home for me as D80 shooter). NICE images, much sharper than D80 (& I was fine with D80 there in enough light). Nice IQ, and with FX I FINALLY can shoot above f8 and actually see a WIDE DOF! As though I were back in film days. It was a sunny 16 kind of day.
Needs a dedicated AF-ON button. Programmed Func button on front to do this. Easy to get used to this, but.......
Played a little with the video - wish could shoot looking thru view finder (maybe you can and I do not know how yet) for steadier panning, buit will used tripod if serious about this.
If you need the AE-L function after using that button for AF-On, I set the Fn button to AE-L and find that it is actually more convenient than on my D800 where both buttons are so close together. The combination of those two functions so easy to get to with a thumb for AF-on and index finger for Fn assigned to AE-L ought to have been the original button placement. Stan St Petersburg Russia
I have to say that I am starting to enjoy the way that the controls are laid out and that front and rear command dials often do different but related tasks when combined with one of the buttons - definitely a lot of very handy shortcuts in evidence.
The more I play with it the more I like it, which is always a good sign
Still would prefer the AF points to be spread out a bit more though, out of choice, but I'm not going to lose sleep over it and I'd rather have the 5.5 fps with smaller af layout, than 4 fps and slightly larger as on the d800 - not to knock it, by the way, it's an awesome bit of kit too.