Just 5 days after its announcement, the Nikon D600 is now in stock now at Amazon. Nikon prepared for the D600 launch by building up enough stock to fill initial orders. The Spetember 18 availability date given by Nikon is indeed accurate. Retailers around the world are have been receiving their D600 shipments and today marks the first day of official availability.
The D600 is currently #1 on the Best Sellers in DSLR Cameras on Amazon, whereas the new Canon EOS 6D is in the number 7 position on the same list. The Canon 6D is not expected to be available until December, 2012.
When Nikon announced the 24MP D600 on September 13, it was the smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR to date. Then on September 17, Canon announced their new full-frame 6D which became the new lightest full-frame DSLR. A comparison of D600 vs 6D specifications reveals there are many similarities between them; the D600 comes out ahead on many specifications, but the 6D adds some extras such as built-in WiFi and GPS.
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