EDIT: Shum has expanded his "first impressions" thoughts into an article here: Shun's D600 First Impressions Review" Nikon USA is nice enough to overnight a D600 with the 24-85mm/f3.5-4.5 AF-S VR kit lens to photo.net/me. I have previously reviewed that lens, which is very good: http://www.photo.net/equipment/nikon/lenses/review/24-85mm-f3.5-4.5-af-s-vr/ The D600 is clearly a cross between the D7000 and D800, both of which I have (mine is a D800E). Therefore, I immediately feel familiar with the D600. Width-wise, the D600 is slightly wider than the D7000 while the D800 is in turn a bit wider than the D600. However, the D600 clearly has a bigger viewfinder for FX compared to the D7000. The controls on the D600 are much closer to those on the D7000 with a knob on the top left to control the SPAM exposure modes as well as the customized U1 and U2 plus the beginner scene modes. That is a good indication that the D600 is more consumer oriented. Personally, I prefer the D700/D800 style pressing a mode button and rotate the command dial to select P,A,S,M, but I can easily deal with either type of control. Nikon clearly has listened to the complaints that the SPAM knob on the D7000 can easily be moved unintentionally; on the D600, there is a lock and you need to press on the little button in the center to change the settings. I am glad that Nikon makes these little improvements. Similar to the D7000, the auto bracketing BKT button is on the front side and a little above the lens release button. And also similar to the D7000, BKT is limited to either 2 frames (normal plus over or under) or 3 frames (normal plus over plus under). There are clearly people who prefer 5-frame and 7-frame bracketing, for high-dynamic-range merge. On the back side, controls on the left are similar to those on the D7000, but the positions for the + and - (enlarge and reduce) buttons are reversed, similar to the D800. Controls on the right are similar to those on the D800 with a live view button and info button. However, there is no dedicated AF-ON button; it is merged into AE-L/AF-L just like on the D7000, although there is clearly room for a dedicated AF-ON. Similar to other recent cameras, on the top right side, the D600 has a dedicated video on button (with a red dot in the center) next to the (still imag) shutter release. Other than that, the top controls are the same as those on the D7000. As far as shooting options go: Unlike othe recent FX bodies, for image capture area selection, the D600 only has the FX mode and DX mode. There are no 1.2x or 5:4 capture modes, although the D600 has a 100% viewfinder. RAW can be lossless compressed or (lossy) compressed. There is no uncompressed mode. Both 14-bit and 12-bit captures are available. Similar to the D7000, there is only one Custom Setting bank and one Setup Menu bank, not four banks as on the D300, D700, D800 and up. But again there the U1 and U2 options to compensate. Exposure delay (custom setting d10) has 1, 2, and 3 second option just like on the D800. The 24mm/f3.5 PC-E lens works fine with the D600; there are no real limiations. I haven't captured all that many images with the D600 yet, and I also have no compatible RAW converter. More on those later. I know other people have received their D600 also. Please feel free to add your personal experience with this new camera. From left: D7000, D600, and D800E The D600 is the first Nikon FX-format DSLR that is made by their Thailand factory. EDIT: Shum has expanded his "first impressions" thoughts into an article here: Shun's D600 First Impressions Review"