Nikon D600 Ultimate Time Lapse video
In an interesting marketing move Nikon teamed up with wildlife photographers Florian and Salomon Schulz to shoot a range of effects with the Nikon D600 in a series called “Chasing the light.” The results are informative and entertaining, showing the capabilities of the camera in the hands of professionals.
The D600 is Nikon’s most compact full-frame HD-SLR to date. Its 24.3 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor captures 5.5 frames-per-second (fps) on continuous shooting. And, as Nikon states, “Shoot 1080p HD videos with selectable frame rates of 30p, 25p or 24p and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression. Bend time with 720p HD at 60p, 50p or 30p for ultra-smooth video playback of fast moving subjects, or create slow-motion footage during post processing.”
Here is the video of Florian and Salomon Schulz‘s D600 time lapse shoot:
In a lengthy review of the D600, DPReview concluded that “if you want excellent image quality and solid day-to-day performance from a full-frame body the D600 is a very compelling option,” but suggest your consider the D800.
In his review of the D600, Ryan Brenizer had a serious issue with the Live View but liked the overall feel with smaller lenses: “It’s as small and light as Nikon has ever had a full-frame digital sensor in, and is a fantastically compact package when paired with great lenses like the 28mm f/1.8G and 50mm f/1.8G.”
At 760 gram (1 lb 10.8 oz), the D600 is the lightest among Nikon FX-format models. Considering its Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module, the advertising pay-off line is rather apt: “Shoot Big. Travel Light.”