A new contender enters the arena! Nikon announced the D600 DSLR last night, featuring a full-frame FX sensor. This camera appears to be a viable alternative to the D800 for those looking to save a few hundred dollars. The D600 will shoot up to 30p AVC footage at 1920 x 1080 resolution. The camera's audio capabilities are equally impressive.
Unsuspectingly, the D600 includes the option to attach an external microphone, and lucky for us, Nikon is offering not only the ability to adjust microphone sensitivity in the camera, but there is also a headphone jack for live monitoring. The D600 offers 24.3 effective megapixels, which implies that images may contain less digital noise than the 36.3MP D800.
Most impressivly, the D600 offers uncompressed video out through the HDMI connection; a feature still missing from the Canon 5D Mark III.The Nikon D600 is scheduled to be available September 18th for $2,100 (body only) or $2,699 (including Nikkor 24-85mm F3.5-5.6). For more details, check out it out on Nikon.com.