Pricing for the brand new Nikon D600 has been confirmed in Australia, with specialist camera stores fighting for the most competitive rates.
Melbourne- and Sydney-based camera retailer Vanbar Imaging has confirmed what it says is "firm pricing" for the D600, with its Web store quoting a $2,574 figure for the D600 body. A kit with the newly-announced 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 lens is $3263.70. A Vanbar representative told PC World the store was expecting high demand for the camera.
Vanbar will hold a hands-on afternoon/night session with the Nikon D600 on September 20th at its Fitzroy store in Melbourne. A Nikon representative will be on hand to demonstrate the D600's features from around 3PM that day.
Michaels Camera has also confirmed its price for the D600 via Twitter, telling CNET's Lexy Savvides that they had pegged the camera's price at $2599 for the body, noting that the price made it the most affordable full-frame DSLR on the market. They also posted a photo of them playing with a D600.
Michaels responded to a Twitter user's comment that the same camera was $500 less in the US by saying that "regarding the price difference, after accounting for GST and freight charges the price difference is negligible."
Photocontinental has posted an extremely low price for the Nikon D600 on its online store - $2399 for the body only. The site says the camera is out of stock and potential buyers should call to check potential availability.
Teds Camera has the D600 listed for $2699.95 for body only, and $3499.95 for the D600 with bundled 24-85mm kit lens.
We'll update this article with more Australian pricing from major retailers and camera stores as it becomes available.