Nikon's new $2,100 full-frame D600 will be making its way into our test lab very soon, but to give you an idea of how it performs, here's a collection of real-world sample images shot with the 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 kit lens.All the shots use Standard picture control mode, Auto white balance, with Matrix metering, in the sRGB color space. None of the images have been edited.
This image of a glass jar in my home doesn't say much about fine detail, but it does show how the D600's auto white balance deals with the daylight pouring in through the window, mixed with the amber light on the left side colored by the slats from my air conditioner. It also shows off the bokeh of the kit lens at the tele maximum aperture of f/4.5.
Shot info: Nikon D600, ISO 400, 1/100 sec., f/4.5, +0.67 EV exposure compensation, lens at 85mm.