So what it is 12 MP LESS than the 36 MP big brother, who or how often do you need all those extra pixels anyway?
I recall in 1997 the Kodak DCS-520 DSLR that I ordered for the Malaysian paper where I worked cost a whopping RM 60,000.00 ( NZ$27,000.00) and it is NOT even full-frame!
Erra Fazira taken with the 2 MP Kodak DCS-520 DSLR.
In the same year I also had a chance to try out the other Kodak DCS-560 which is 6MP and cost TWICE as much as the 520, at RM 120,000.00 (NZ$ 54,000.00) a body; in year 2,000 you can purchase a small HOUSE with that kind of cash!!
Twelve years later we are looking at a 24 MP full-frame DSLR costing a mere NZ$ 3,000!
There are scores of web sites talking, testing the new baby FX wonder kid; pointless for me to repeat same. If you are the techno kind, go to the Nikon Imaging site and you will learn all about this camera!
Lets look at some sample images of the D600, provided by Nikon themselves.
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Is this baby full-frame herald the beginning of a disruptive innovation trend? Will we see the demise of DX format DSLR?
Come to think of it, the DX (APS-C) format is neither here or there; I predict the realisation that there will only be 3 main sector of photographers... full-frame for maximum resolution, micro 4/3 for compactness and near FX quality and the small sensor sector for the point and shoot die hard.
The DX format not fitting in anywhere!
Hmmm.... my fingers are getting itchy, SIMON where are you? He will get me a D600 to test ;)