Nikon have lifted the covers off the D600, the company's smallest and lightest DSLR camera to date.
A stop-gap between their consumer and pro lines, the D600 will be available from 18 September 2012, with a price of £1955.99 for the body only. For the extra 24-85mm kit, expect to pay £2,443.99.
Weighing just 760g (body only, and no battery) with a magnesium alloy frame and weatherproofing, it still manages to offer full-frame features in a compact size.
A new 24.3MP CMOS sensor has been especially designed for the D600, offering strong low-light performance capabilities and a low signal-to-noise ratio, with an ISO range of 100-6400 (extendable to 25600).
The same EXPEED 3 image-processing engine as last found in the D800 and D4 models again makes an appearance, pushing frame rates of up to 5.5fps.
A 39-point auto-focus system (using Multi-CAM4800 tech) is onboard, with four AF phase detection modes and four contrast detection modes. A 100% field of view glass prism optical viewfinder features, with ergonomic AF-A, AF-S and AF-C controls.
1080p recording at 30p, 25p, and 60p is offered, as well as 50p and 25p at 720p. Movie clips max out at 29 minutes and 53 seconds.
Recording to dual SD cards, battery life sits at 900 shots per charge.