Nikon D600: A Cross Between the D800 and D7000

Rumors of the Nikon D600 have really been heating up over the past several weeks in the lead up to Photokina 2012.  We’ve already seen leaked images of the D600.  And rumored specs indicate that the D600 will be a 24MP full frame camera.

The latest lot of size and feature comparisons suggest that the D600 will be more akin to the D7000 in size and ergonomics even though it will borrow feature upgrades from the D800 as the junior full frame DLSR in Nikon’s lineup. [Read more...]

Nikon DSLR and Lens Instant Rebates

Nikon D800

There are currently several rebates available for Nikon DSLR and lens packages, including the D800, D4 and D7000.

The Nikon D7000 is available with a $100 instant rebate as well as additional discounts on lenses such as the AF-S 55-300mm ($150 off), AF-S 18-200mm ($150 off), AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ($200 off) and AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II ($200 off).

You can choose either the D7000 body only or the D7000 w/ 18-105mm kit lens.  To take advantage of the bundle rebates, click the “Buy Together and Save” link on the B&H product page.

There’s a similar deal for the Nikon D800 and D800E.  Clicking the “Buy Together and Save” link will let you bundle the 24-70mm or 70-200mm lenses with $200 for each lens.  In addition, B&H currently is bundling free 77mm Tiffen UV and Circular Polarizer filters with the deal.

The exact same deal applies with the Nikon D4 as with the D800.

These instant rebates are set to expire on July 28, 2012.

Nikon D7000 Time Limit Broken via Unofficial Firmware

Nikon D7000

The Nikon D7000 has received an unnofficial firmware update that allows you to get around the lowly record time limits for video.  The Nikon Hacker team now has lifted the limit to 25-30 minutes for the D3100, D5100 and D7000 cameras.  Note that this is an unofficial update and not sanctioned by Nikon.  use at your own risk.

[Nikon Hacker via Nikon Rumors]